Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Richard Unglik
(Excerpt from Goodreads) Reimagine one of Sherlock Holmes’ most popular mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles, using the beloved Playmobil characters and figurines.
Richard Unglik, a professional photographer and child at heart, recreates the world of Sherlock Holmes using Playmobil action figures and scenery. Follow along with Playmobil Sherlock as he solves this classic story, and delve into a haunted tale of suspense and mystery–told from the perspective of the familiar, heartwarming Playmobil characters we all know and love. This reenactment of Sherlock Holmes and the mystery of The Hound of the Baskervilles is something that readers of all ages will enjoy.
This series has been very successful with over 100,000 copies sold and has been translated in German, Spanish, and recently in Greek. There are many Playmobil FunParks all over the world: Palm Beach, FL in the United States; Paris, France; Athens, Greece; Malta; and of course Nuremberg, Germany which has the largest Playmobil FunPark, with over 22 acres of Playmobile fun. The FunParks are very keen to have English language copies to sell in their stores. There are also hundreds of Playmobil fans around the world who can’t wait to get their hands on an English copy!
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are approached by Dr. Mortimer regarding the death of Sir Charles Baskerville by unnatural means. Dr. Mortimer was a person friend to Sir Charles and worries that the legend of the Baskerville hound has something to do with Sir Charles’ death. Sherlock and Dr. Watson go on the hunt to the real cause of death for Sir Charles and to solve the mystery of the Hound of the Baskervilles.
Richard Unglik has taken Playmobile figurines and used them along with news articles and such to tell the story of The Hound of Baskervilles. Very visual and well done. I loved the characters and the news articles and journal entries really added to the story.
This would be a perfect book for children to introduce them to more advanced literature. If I had kids this is definitely the book series that I would have for them. As an adult, the book follows along with the story and I love the extra level of details.
I strongly recommend people getting a copy of this book and others in the series.
I received Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles for free from Quarto Publishing Group for free in exchange for an honest review.