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Crime Month Competition

                      Crime Month


Win two classic detective novels by Wilkie Collins

All this month we're celebrating the best of crime writing across both Alma Classics and Alma Books, starting with a competition to win two of the original crime novels by the incomparable 19th century writer Wilkie Collins. Collins created the modern detective genre with his sensational novels The Moonstone and The Woman in White, both of which pack plenty of mystery and intrigue within their ingenious, twisting plots. They are now both available as Alma Evergreens, retailing at only £4.99, and to celebrate this we are giving away the pair of them to three lucky winners. Read more about the books and then answer one simple question below to enter.


The Moonstone

Described by T.S. Eliot as “the first, the longest and the best of modern English detective novels”, Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone is an important precursor of the modern mystery and suspense genres.

The Woman in White

A tale of love, madness, deceit and redemption, boasting sublime Gothic settings and pulse-quickening suspense, The Woman in White was the first best-selling Victorian sensation novel, sparking off a huge trend in the fiction of the time with its compulsive, fascinating narrative.


To enter simply tell us who called The Moonstone the "first modern English detective novel"?

Email competition@almabooks.com with your answer, name, and address with the subject 'WILKIE'.


The Moonstone The Woman in White


Terms and Conditions
- Competition ends on January 31st at midnight.
- You must be a UK resident
- By entering the competition, you agree to be added to our e-newsletter, and will receive updates from Alma Books.

Click below to enter the Alma Books Crime Month competition and win two contemporary thrillers, including Stuart Prebble's newly released The Insect Farm.

Alma Books Crime Month Competition
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