Stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol, the dazzling gem known as "The Moonstone" resurfaces at a birthday party in an English country home - with an enigmatic trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. Laced with superstitions, suspicion, humor, and romance, this 1868 mystery draws readers into a compelling tale with numerous twists and turns.
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(210mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
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An enormous diamond, which once adorned an Indian idol, is stolen and Miss Verinder believes her lover is responsible. Enter Sergeant Cuff, who solves the case. This is the first example of the detective story. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Wilkie Collins
A prolific author of the Victorian era, Wilkie Collins (1824-89) wrote "sensation" novels. The forerunners of today's detective and suspense fiction, his best-known works include The Moonstone and The Woman in White. Charles Dickens was his lifelong friend and collaborator, and many of Collins' stories first appeared in Dickens' weekly publication, All the Year Round.