The Question and Answer section for The Real Inspector Hound is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Hound appears in the middle of the play to investigate an alleged phone call. His character takes its inspiration from Hound of the Baskervilles, the third of four crime novels featuring Sherlock Holmes and published in 1902. In that novel, the...
Mrs. Drudge's dramatic function is to serve as the stage-direction-shouting housekeeper in the play. She acts and directs all at the same time.
At the end of the play it is revealed by Moon as he is dying on the stage that it was actually Puckeridge who killed both Higgs and Moon in order to rise from the third string to the first.