The Moonstone, a large, beautiful yet fated diamond, was stolen from an Indian shrine. It is given to Rachel Verinder on her 18th birthday and, that same night, stolen again. Sergeant Cuff is employed to find the precious stone and has no shortage of suspects.
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In the first modern English detective story, Collins creats the suspense and atmosphere that are the hallmarks of great mystery storytelling.Review:
“The first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe.” (T.S. Eliot, author of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock)
“Probably the very finest detective story ever written.” (Dorothy L. Sayers)
“Probably the best detective tale in the world.” (G. K. Chesterton, author of The Victorian Age in Literature)
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