The Moonstone Whodunit? Logs (50 x 50 x 50 = 150 points)
One of the reasons Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone has so consistently been a gripping page-turner is the novel spends hundreds of pages trying to figure out, and lead its readers to, the person(s) who, as the saying goes, done it.
At the end of each week as we read The Moonstone, jot down and then post here, as responses below, your ideas of who’s responsible for the crime(s) related in the text, based on what the text reveals to us each week. (If you’ve already read the novel and already know who done it, attend instead to the ways in which Collins seeks to cast suspicion on different characters at different points of the narrative.) Avoid seeking spoilers online–try to enjoy Collins’s creation of suspense and uncertainty, as his first audience did.
As your sense shifts (or doesn’t) week to week, post subsequent responses as replies to your original, so we can chart the manner in which The Moonstone offers conflicting and changing evidence in order to keep its audience grasping for the answer until the ending.