Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novel The Hound of the Baskervilles was one of the first narrations I read by this author and also by far the scariest. I remember reaching the end with a beating heart and thinking that Sherlock Holmes had finally been beaten by something he couldn’t control. If you haven’t read it, I, of course, very highly recommend it. And after you read the book, watch the Sherlock TV episode by the same name – I guarantee it will give you a good scare (at one point I deeply regretted watching it in the dark while at home alone). Enjoy!