A diamond of yellow hue is stolen from a shrine in India. Years later, unknowingly, the diamond is given to Rachel Verinder as a birthday gift. The diamond carries a terrible curse and is stolen on the eve of Rachel’s birthday.
‘The first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels’ T S Eliot
When Rachel Verinder receives a gift of an astonishing yellow diamond from her bitter old uncle for her eighteenth birthday, she has no idea that the stone brings great danger with it. When the diamond goes missing during the night the ensuing investigations gradually bring to light the sinister history of the jewel and the passions and plots of those close to Rachel.
‘Probably the very finest detective story ever written’ Dorothy L. Sayers
**AS DISCUSSED ON BBC2’S BETWEEN THE COVERS**