Thursday, 2 May 2013

PULP! THE CLASSICS - The Hound of the Baskervilles

You'll be familiar with the story - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's super sleuth Holmes goes down to the Moors in search of the legendary hound. The brilliantly inventive Moffatt and Gattiss BBC version notwithstanding, the story first found its way into the public imagination in serialised form in the Strand Magazine in 1901/02. It was the third of four Holmes novels written by Conan Doyle and stands the test of time as a great crime novel in its own right.
'Murder ... Mystery ... Walkies!'
Now a re-published edition from Pulp! The Classics, an imprint of Oldcastle books, features a vivid retro pulp cover with artwork by David Mann, tongue in cheek taglines and  orange sprayed coloured page edges. Each book in the series re-prints the complete original text and The Hound of the Baskervilles is a great addition.
Perfect for Holmes completists, crime fiction fans and  lovers of pulp art, it takes its place alongside The Great Gatsby, Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, A Christmas Carol, Robinson Crusoe and The Picture of Dorian Gray for the pulp classics treatment.
'A desolate moor, a diabolical dog in need of a muzzle, and some inbred locals ...'
For more info, including an online game for readers to add their own pulp taglines, take a stout pair of shoes and your old service revolver over to the PULP! THE CLASSICS website.

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