Join Jesse Fox Mayshark on Monday, February 12 at 6:30 in the Lawson McGhee Library meeting room for a discussion of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the grounds of his isolated home on the moors of England's Devonshire; was his death caused by a heart attack, or were more sinister forces at work? Plagued by a curse since the English Civil War, the Baskerville family has lived in fear of a diabolical hound that reportedly killed their ancestor Hugo Baskerville. After mysterious canine footprints are found near Sir Charles's body, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called to investigate. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third full-length novel featuring the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, and arguably the most popular. Originally published as a serial in The Strand magazine between August 1901 and April 1902, this well-loved mystery continues to captivate generations of readers.
Jesse Fox Mayshark is Senior Director of Communications and Government Relations for the City of Knoxville. Before joining the administration of Mayor Madeline Rogero, he worked in journalism for 20 years at publications including Metro Pulse, The New York Times and the Knoxville News Sentinel. He has been a fan of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle since he was 9 years old, and he thinks Jeremy Brett was the best on-screen Sherlock.