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The Moonstone - J.I.M. Stewart, Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780140430141 (0140430148)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Category:
Classics, Mystery
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 The Moonstone / Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night the priceless stone is stolen again and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes t...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
2.0 The Lady is Dark: "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins
(Original Review, 1981-01-28)The instant my eyes rested on her, I was struck by the rare beauty of her form, and by the unaffected grace of her attitude. Her figure was tall, yet not too tall; comely and well-developed, yet not fat; her head set on her shoulders with an easy, pliant firmness; her wa...
Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
4.0 The Moonstone ★★★★☆
Because I read somewhere that The Moonstone was the first detective mystery novel, and because I’ve read very few mysteries not written in the last 50 years or so, I expected a different sort of book. I was looking for an early Poirot or Sherlock Holmes, and instead found it more like a romance with...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 The Moonstone
What can I say other than the book is worth the hype? I wasn't sure at the start; I listened to the audiobook version - which was excellently done - and Gabriel Betteredge's opening narrative is... trying. I loved his character the best and the narrator who played his part played it to the hilt...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.5 The Moonstone
There stood Miss Rachel at the table, like a person fascinated, with the Colonel's unlucky Diamond in her hand. There, on either side of her, knelt the two Bouncers, devouring the jewel with their eyes, and screaming with ecstasy every time it flashed on them in a new light. There, at the opposite s...
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