CIS: The lasting legacy of The Moonstone

Although its claim to be as the first detective story in the English language is often disputed by Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue (published more than 25 years earlier), The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is certainly the first full-length novel where a detective systematically examines clues and follows leads. It has…
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Written by Sarah Pinborough — As a setting Victorian London seems to be a mainstay in crime fiction. It will always of course be associated with that most famous of detectives, Sherlock Holmes, but there is also Sexton Blake, Dickens’ Bleak House, and The Moonstone…
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