Mary Russell is studying at school when Sherlock Holmes sends a telegram asking her to join him. He would like her to help him investigate a mystery up on Dartmoor, near Baskerville Hall. The dog has once again been sighted. One of the local tramp miners has been found dead. Something is happening up on the moor all these years after he solved the famous case.
Russell knew Holmes would not send for her if it was not important, although she was reluctant. She meets Reverend Barring-Gould, the man who had helped Holmes before. This time Barring-Gould was requesting assistance. Holmes has too much respect for the aging man to turn him down.
Russell and Holmes start investigating the ghostly carriage and hound sightings. They are fairly sure the death is related to the ghosts. They start tramping around Dartmoor in the early 1920's to discover the deadly secret. In the meantime, Holmes gets to revisit Baskerville Hall and meet its new American owner.
Once again Laurie King has put together a substantial, riveting novel with Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. She explores more of their character and relationship while putting them into the middle of a solid mystery. Something is happening on the moor, but what? What trouble will they find before all is done? This is another great novel with the pair.
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