The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (The Heritage Press)


Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1959. The Heritage Press. Beautifully Illustrated throughout.

Slipcase in Very Good condition.

Introduction by Vincent Starrett. Illustrations by Dignimont.

A thrilling tale of mystery and crime from a master storyteller. A pacy tale from the original master of detective fiction Wilkie Collins. Transported from the temples of India to atmospheric Victorian England, the scene is set for a tale which twists between death, drugs, mystery and, most of all, misdirection. Rachel inherits the moonstone from her uncle on her 18th birthday, a cursed diamond of sacred importance stolen from India. When the stone goes missing, Sergeant Cuff is faced with a myriad of possible culprits, from mysterious Indian jugglers who may not be all they seem, to a very oddly acting maidservant. Told from the viewpoints of various vivid characters, Collins spins a tale of intrigue with many a wrong-turn as the moonstone leaves a path of destruction in its wake.

Spine tanned from exposure to sun, words and gilt lettering faded. Else no other flaw. Slipcase is in surprisingly good condition with moderate wear to edges and sides.