Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of the four crime novels by British writer Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound of supernatural origin. Holmes and Watson investigate the case.
My dear Robinson,
It was to your account of a West-Country legend that this tale owes its inception. For this and for your help in the details all thanks.
Yours most truly, A. Conan Doyle.