When the Moonstone diamond disappears the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted. Witnesses, suspects, and detectives each narrate the story in turn. The bemused butler, the love-stricken housemaid, the enigmatic detective Sergeant Cuff, the drug-addicted scientist — each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives together.
Random House – Includes Discussion Questions
The Guardian (UK) – “The Jewel of Crime” by Audrey Niffenegger
On the Web:
Project Gutenberg – The complete eBook is available in several formats (Kindle, EPUB, and more) at Project Gutenberg.
Wilkie Collins Fan Site: http://www.wilkie-collins.info/