A beautiful diamond - with a terrible curse
When Rachel Verinder is given the Moonstone - a large Indian diamond - on her eighteenth birthday, she is delighted to show it off at her celebrations. But that very night, the jewel is stolen from her bedroom. As suspicion falls on each member of the party, the curse of the diamond strikes - and ill-luck threatens to destroy them all.Will the noted detective Sergeant Cuff be able to solve the mystery? Or will the strange case of hypnotism, opium and Indian jugglers defeat even his brilliant mind?
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“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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Book Description Penguin Books, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141191929
Book Description Penguin Classic, 2010. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141191929