Date of publication: 2002
Edited by Shirley Purves
Dartmoor for obvious reasons has been an area for Society exploration several times, indeed Shirley edited the last handbook for the last trip ten years before.
There is some great stuff here, pre-eminently a new topographical piece by Bernard Davies. It would be ludicrous even to try and describe the means by which he has achieved his entirely new identification of Baskerville Hall – we have 19 pages of detailed, painstaking, logical work, based on a quarter of a century of research.
There are many other gems. Derek Hinrich’s piece on the gun Holmes used to shoot the Hound. Guy Marriott’s formidable work on how Stapleton might actually have been intending to prove himself heir to the Baskerville estate and Auberon Redfearn with a serious piece about how Holmes spent his time on the moor.