I picked up The Moonstone around Halloween time, because I remembered loving The Woman in White (also by Wilkie Collins.) It took me forever to get around to reading it, but once I started it, it went pretty fast.
The Moonstone is a fairly classic detective-type story, about the disappearance of a rare diamond. This particular detective story has a bit more mystique to it, though; the diamond has religious significance in India, and a band of followers who will kill to get it back. And, of course, the plot has more red herrings than a British bed and breakfast.
It’s a long book – but if you like a good cozy mystery, it’s a cut above the rest. If you want a little more horror mixed in with your mystery, I recommend The Woman in White, as well. ♦