The Moonstone Wolf

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The Moonstone Wolf by Margery Allingham is a classic detective story first published in 1946. The novel tells the tale of a murder investigation led by the enigmatic detective Albert Campion, who is called upon to solve the mystery of a stolen moonstone. The Moonstone Wolf.

The story begins in the aftermath of a lavish party held at the country estate of the wealthy Mr. and Mrs. Clydesdale. During the party, a priceless moonstone, the centerpiece of Mrs. Clydesdale’s necklace, mysteriously vanishes. The guests are in a state of panic, and everyone is a suspect.

Campion, known for his unique blend of intelligence, charm, and eccentricity, arrives at the scene and immediately takes charge of the investigation. He meticulously examines the evidence, interviews the guests, and uncovers a web of secrets and hidden agendas.

As Campion delves deeper into the case, he realizes that the stolen moonstone is just the tip of the iceberg. The Clydesdale family is plagued by a history of tragedy and misfortune, and the murder is seemingly linked to a long-forgotten curse.

With his signature wit and perceptiveness, Campion unravels the complex web of relationships and motives, uncovering the truth behind the moonstone’s disappearance and the murder that followed. The Moonstone Wolf is a captivating and suspenseful tale that showcases Allingham’s mastery of the detective genre. The novel is filled with intriguing characters, clever plot twists, and a palpable sense of unease that keeps the reader guessing until the very end.

Allingham’s writing style is sharp and engaging, and she paints vivid portraits of her characters. Campion, in particular, is a fascinating and well-developed protagonist, with his keen intellect, unconventional methods, and dry sense of humor.


The Moonstone Wolf is a must-read for fans of classic detective fiction and anyone who enjoys a well-crafted mystery with a touch of the supernatural.

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