After reading The Moonstone earlier this year, my first introduction to Wilkie Collins, I was curious to read more by him. My FiL had this book, so I borrowed it, knowing next to nothing about it.
Unlike The Moonstone, the crime in this mystery novel is much more refined, and it takes a long time, even for the main characters to discover what exactly is going on, and why it is a crime. This made this work a bit more work for me to read, but that may also have been because of my mood during reading. The reading style, especially the different voices of all the characters was great again, and I love the 19th century humor in this book. Marian is a great character, a strong woman, and Walter is a great hero. Another great classic deserving of the title. Four out of five stars.