August 26th is National Dog Day and perhaps one of the most infamous fictional dogs can be found in a Holmes mystery.

From the summer of 1901 to the spring of 1902, The Strand Magazine published Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story The Hound of the Baskervilles. Nearly a decade had passed since Sherlock Holmes had appeared in a novel after his supposed death at the Reichenbach Falls. This story was so well-loved, it lead to the famed sleuth’s return the following year.

In The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes and Watson asked to investigate the death of Sir Baskerville. Although the cause of death is believed to be a heart attack, his friend thinks it may have been something more sinister. Sir Baskerville died with an expression of horror on his face and near the body, they found the prints of an enormous dog. The story that follows is nothing short of supernatural with an ending only Sherlock could deduce.

Although not as fearsome, we pay homage to this classic tale in Sherlock Studies. Have you spotted our hound in the game?