Abbreviation: MAZA (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 5,716 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, October 1921; Hearst's International Magazine, November 1921
A note on origins
"The Mazarin Stone" is an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's play "The Crown Diamond", first performed in May 1921.
- Do you think Watson was as involved in this case? Why or why not?
- Why is there a wax dummy of Holmes sitting in a room near the window in his home?
- Why is Holmes disguising himself as a workman and a woman around Baker Street?
- How does Holmes trick Sylvius into telling him he has the Mazarin stone?
- Why did Holmes play a practical joke on Lord Cantlemere?
- Why doesn’t Holmes call the police right away knowing Sylvius and Sam Merton are in possession of the stone?
- How does Holmes ultimately retrieve the stone from Sylvius and Sam Merton?
Discover Stories Online
- A peek at the manuscript for this story
- Crown Diamond manuscript
- FRT Radio Players "The Crown Diamond"
- Hounds Summary of The Mazarin Stone
- How Diamonds Work
- More about the Crown Diamond manuscript
- Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
- "The Crown Diamond", on which this tale is based