Originally Novel Book Club
23mar6:00 pm7:30 pmOriginally Novel Book Club
The Moonstone by Wilkie CollinsThursday, March 23 at 6pm or Friday, March 24 at Noon The Moonstone is a stunning yellow diamond the size
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Thursday, March 23 at 6pm or Friday, March 24 at Noon
The Moonstone is a stunning yellow diamond the size of a bird’s egg that glows like the harvest moon and harbors a flaw in its brilliant depths. Inherited by the beautiful young Englishwoman Rachel Verinder, it is also a sacred talisman to the Hindu priests who hope to bring it back to their holy city in India, from which it was looted long ago. The diamond’s disappearance sets in motion an intricately plotted mystery. Wilkie Collins gives the reader all the necessary pieces to the puzzle, but they are so cleverly disguised that his surprise ending takes the breath away.
The elements that make up The Moonstone have been repeated, in varying guises, throughout much of the avalanche of detective fiction that followed Collins’s immensely popular 1868 novel. It is credited as the first detective novel and a continuing standard of its genre.
Available at LPL in print (FIC Collins), cd audiobook (AD Collins), or as an e-book and e-audiobook in Hoopla
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm