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Book Title: The Devil's Diamond|
The author of the book: Richard Marsh
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.82 MB
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Edition: Valancourt Books
Date of issue: September 10th 2014
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Read full description of the books:Samuel Hookham and his brother Matthew have not spoken in sixteen years. So it is with great surprise that Samuel learns his estranged brother has died, bequeathing to him a precious diamond worth twenty thousand pounds. Accompanying the jewel is a letter explaining that the stone is known as ‘the Devil’s Diamond’ and that it brings ruin and death to anyone who owns it.
At first overjoyed by the valuable acquisition, Hookham soon finds that the diamond is not a blessing, but a curse, as in the days after receiving it, he finds himself in one predicament after another. And when a man dies mysteriously – apparently killed by the diamond’s curse – Hookham will find himself accused of the murder. But the cursed jewel is just getting started, and has plenty of other chilling surprises in store....
The first novel by the prolific Richard Marsh (1857-1915), whose more than 80 books included the Victorian horror bestseller The Beetle (1897) and several classic volumes of supernatural tales, The Devil’s Diamond is a highly entertaining story that blends supernatural horror with episodes of farcical humour. This first-ever digital edition reprints the unabridged text of the 1893 first edition published by Henry and Co. of London.
Read information about the authorRichard Marsh (October 12, 1857–August 9, 1915) was the pseudonym of the British author born Richard Bernard Heldmann. He is best known for his supernatural thriller The Beetle: A Mystery, which was published in the same year as Bram Stoker's Dracula and was initially even more popular. The Beetle remained in print until 1960, and was subsequently resurrected in 2004 and 2007. Heldman was educated at Eton and Oxford University. He began to publish short stories, mostly adventure tales, as "Bernard Heldmann," before adopting the name "Richard Marsh" in 1893. Several of the prolific Marsh's novels were published posthumously.
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