The Moonstone

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is an outstanding read if you are a fan of detective novels but a bit tired of the tropes of the last few years. Originally published in 1868 it’s the story of a cursed diamond from India that is stolen from the young girl who inherits it. It is told from the multiple perspectives of richly drawn characters. It is widely considered to be the first detective novel. It’s a bit long as it was originally serialized, but has plenty of twists and keeps you guessing. Highly recommended.