Book Club Kit: The Moonstone

The MoonstoneThe Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
First Published: 1868
5 Copies & Reading Guide

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.

Reading Guide:
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:

If you enjoyed The Moonstone, you might like:
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

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