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Pyramid #19 The Moonstone GOOD
("Modern Abrdiged Edition")
By Wilkie Collins
The first acknowledged "mystery-suspense novel," and still, after nearly 150 years, one of the best!
In India, a Brahman is murdered and a fabulous yellow diamond stolen
from the eye of a moon-god's statue. The dying man screams a curse:
horrible, malevolent, a harbinger of death for everyone who possessed
the fatal jewel.
The diamond winds up at the house of the beautiful English peeress
Rachael Verinder, where three fanatical East Indians, determined to
recapture the divine gem, have finally traced it. On the eve of her
betrothal, Rachael finds herself plunged into a whirlwind of treachery,
suicide, and murder.
A 1950 "modern abridged edition" from Pyramid Books. The publishers
claim on the flyleaf that this edition contains "all the flavor and zest
of the original story." Cover is clean and bright, with a number of
crinkles in the lower right quadrant. Spine shows corner wear and a
full-length wrinkle in the middle. Pages are browned. Binding is tight,