View Full Version : Wilkie Collins, "The Moonstone"

28-06-2005, 03:41 PM
has anyone here read this work, reputedly the first modern detective story

i need something to read on the beach this summer

28-06-2005, 05:15 PM
can't go wrong with wilkie, although i would recommend woman in white - very strong story, multiple narrators and a chilling sense of mystery.
haven't read the moonstone for a loooong while but remember really enjoying it.

Rachel Verinder
29-06-2005, 08:37 AM
the moonstone? never heard of it, dunno what you're talking about, etc. ;)

06-07-2005, 09:01 AM
Oh, so that's where your name comes from! (Obviously I haven't read any Collins, though a friend of mine who loves him tells me Armadale's his best, in her opinion.)