Author(s): Wilkie Collins
A priceless yellow diamond, pillaged from an Indian Temple is presented to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. But when the diamond is again stolen that very same night, no one is above suspicion. A chain of horrific events seem intent to ruin those surrounding the birthday girl, leaving Rachel and her loved ones helpless and terrified.
Wilkie Collins is best remembered for his novels, particularly The Woman in White (1860) and The Moonstone (1868), which T. S. Eliot called 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. His later, and at the time rather sensational, novels include The New Magdalen (1873) and The Law and The Lady (1875).