The Moonstone


by Wilkie Collins

A pioneer in the art of the English detective novel and master of innovation, Wilkie collins was one of the most successful and gifted writers of his generation. In the words of Michael Innes The Moonstone ‘stands alone in its kind… [there is] a sense of attending upon the birth of the detective story’.


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‘When you looked down into the stone, you looked into a yellow deep that drew your eyes into it so that they saw nothing else’

The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night the priceless stone is stolen again and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel’s household is above suspicion. Hailed by T. S. Eliot as ‘the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels’, The Moonstone is a marvellously taut and intricate tale of mystery, in which facts and memory can prove treacherous and not everyone is as they first appear.

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Book Condition

Used – Good




464 pages, pocket book


First published August 1, 1868. June 1, 2013 by Penguin Books


Fiction, Classics, Crime, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Book Series

Penguin Popular Classics


Premio Euskadi de Literatura for Traduccion (2009),
CWA Best Ever Nominee for Crime Novel (2013)

The Moonstone


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