It was a Dark and Stormy Night : The Hound of the Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
Yep, this was a whole lotta fun! Ancient legends, hounds from hell, cursed families, and mysterious women.
I can certainly see why Holmes and Watson have been captivating people for so many years. Whether it's Conan Doyle's original novels and short stories, or the various TV and movie creations, these two have got something special going on.
And thanks to my Kindle's search function, I can tell you that Holmes uses the phrase 'my dear Watson' eleven times, and the word 'elementary' just twice.