Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni http://kttz.org en 'The Moonstone' Is A Hidden Gem Of A Detective Novel http://kttz.org/post/moonstone-hidden-gem-detective-novel <em>Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's latest book is</em> Oleander Girl.<p>I was about 12 when I first encountered <em>The Moonstone</em> — or a Classics Illustrated version of it — digging through an old trunk in my grandfather's house on a rainy Bengali afternoon. I loved the Classics Illustrated series (the graphic novels of my youth that simplified famous novels for children), presenting us with swashbuckling plotlines, and heroes and villains that were unmistakably, unashamedly, what they were supposed to be.<p>The <em>Moonstone</em> was all I could have hoped for. Sun, 04 Aug 2013 09:35:00 +0000 Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 29216 at http://kttz.org