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 Definition Area of moorland in south-west England. [d] [e]
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Don't forget mentioning that it's a standard setting for creepy mystery action and has been for a long time now! Hayford Peirce 23:10, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

I have added something about the Hound of the Baskervilles, but anything else will need to be added by someone else. There will be a subsection on Dartmoor Prison when I can lay my hands on one of my books which has gone missing. --Martin Wyatt 18:48, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Was Lorna Doone Dartmoor or Exmoor? Peter Jackson 09:52, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
Exmoor. --Martin Wyatt 12:58, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
I have not found the book I was looking for, but have put together some information on the prison from other sources. --Martin Wyatt 20:22, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
The Sittaford Mystery (in UK The Murder at Hazelmoor) by Agatha Christie, 1931, is set on the edge of Dartmoor and also has an escaped convict. I *thought* there were many others -- I'll have to do a little research. I think there's a Carter Dickson one too.... Hayford Peirce 16:43, 7 April 2013 (UTC)