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Publication Order of Paul Shaw Books

as Mark Sadler
The Falling Man (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Here to Die (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror Image (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Circle of Fire (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touch of Death (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Innocents (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dan Fortune Books

as Michael Collins
Act of Fear (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brass Rainbow (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Toads (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walk a Black Wind (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow of a Tiger (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Scream (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Death (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blood-Red Dream (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night Runners (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Slasher (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Freak (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Minnesota Strip (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Rosa (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castrato (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chasing Eights (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Irishman's Horse (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cassandra in Red (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime, Punishment, and Resurrection (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortune's World (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kane Jackson Books

as William Arden
A Dark Power (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goliath Scheme (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deal in Violence (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Underground / Die to a Distant Drum (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Legacy (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Buena Costa County Books

as John Crowe
Another Way To Die (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodwater (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crooked Shadows (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When They Kill Your Wife (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close to Death (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Charlie Chan Books

Charlie Chan (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Combat Soldier (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uptown Downtown (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mask of Silence (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lukan War (As: Michael Collins) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Planets of Death (As:Michael Collins) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woman in marble (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SWAT No. 1 - Crossfire (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cadillac Cowboy (As: Michael Collins) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Success of a Mission (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Talking to the World and Other Stories (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spies and Thieves, Cops and Killers, Etc. (As:Michael Collins) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slot Machine Kelly (As: Michael Collins) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators Books

The Secret of Terror Castle (By:Robert Arthur) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (By:Robert Arthur) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (By:Robert Arthur) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (By:Robert Arthur) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (By:Robert Arthur) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (By:Robert Arthur) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Screaming Clock (By:Robert Arthur) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Green Ghost (By:Robert Arthur) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Green Ghost (By:Robert Arthur) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Green Ghost (By:Robert Arthur) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy (By:Robert Arthur) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure (By:Robert Arthur) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure (By:Robert Arthur) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Skeleton Island (By:Robert Arthur) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret of Skeleton Island (By:Robert Arthur) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Silver Spider (By:Robert Arthur) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Fiery Eye (By:Robert Arthur) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Spider (By:Robert Arthur) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Silver Spider (By:Robert Arthur) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Silver Spider (By:Robert Arthur) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Moaning Cave (As: William Arden) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Talking Skull (By:Robert Arthur) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Talking Skull (By:Robert Arthur) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery Of The Talking Skull (By:Robert Arthur) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talking Skull (By:Robert Arthur) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Laughing Shadow (As: William Arden) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Crooked Cat (As:William Arden) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Shrinking House (As: William Arden) (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Phantom Lake (As:William Arden) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Dead Man's Riddle (As:William Arden) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Dancing Devil (As: William Arden) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Headless Horse (As:William Arden) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Deadly Double (As:William Arden) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of Shark Reef (As: William Arden) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of the Purple Pirate (As:William Arden) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery Of The Smashing Glass (As:William Arden) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery of Wreckers' Rock (As:William Arden) (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Wheels (As: William Arden) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Michael Collins Short Stories/Novellas

as Michael Collins
The Oldest Killer (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Partners in Crime (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Deadly Allies Books

with Robert J. Randisi,with Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Jan Grape, Susan Dunlap, Margaret Maron, Nancy Pickard, Loren D. Estleman, Julie Smith, Jeremiah Healy, Max Allan Collins, Benjamin M. Schutz, John Lutz, Carolyn G. Hart, Lia Matera, as Michael Collins, , Rob Kantner, Sandra Scoppettone, Sarah Andrews
Deadly Allies (As: Michael Collins, With: Sue Grafton,Sara Paretsky,Jan Grape,Susan Dunlap,Margaret Maron,Nancy Pickard,Loren D. Estleman,Julie Smith,Jeremiah Healy,Max Allan Collins,Benjamin M. Schutz,John Lutz,Robert J. Randisi,Carolyn G. Hart,Lia Matera,,Rob Kantner,Sandra Scoppettone,Sarah Andrews) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Allies II (By:Susan Dunlap,Loren D. Estleman,John Lutz,Robert J. Randisi) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadow: The Master of Darkness Books

with Walter B. Gibson, Maxwell Grant
The Living Shadow (By:Maxwell Grant) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eyes of the Shadow (By:Maxwell Grant) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Laughs! (By:Maxwell Grant) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Menace (By:Maxwell Grant) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gangdom's Doom (By:Maxwell Grant) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Tower (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Seven (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Master (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mobsmen On The Spot (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hands in the Dark (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Z (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crime Cult (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blackmail Ring (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden Death (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Eyes (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost Makers (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Five Chameleons (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Men Live (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romanoff Jewels (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kings Of Crime (By:Maxwell Grant) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadowed Millions (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Creeping Death (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow\'s Shadow (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Men of Evil (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fingers of Death (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Trail (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Death (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow's Justice (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Grotto (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death Giver (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Blot (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghost of the Manor (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Living Joss (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Scourge (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Hush (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Isle of Doubt (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grove of Doom (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master of Death (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road of Crime (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death Triangle (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killer (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mox (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crime Clinic (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasures of Death (By:Maxwell Grant) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Embassy Murders (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wealth Seeker (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Falcon (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gray Fist (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Circle of Death (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Green Box (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cobra (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime Circus (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tower of Death (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Clew (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Key (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crime Crypt (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charg, Monster (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chain of Death (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crime Master (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gypsy Vengeance (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spoils of The Shadow (By:Maxwell Grant) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zemba (By:Maxwell Grant) (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Voodoo Master (By:Maxwell Grant) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Broken Napoleons (By:Maxwell Grant) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Partners of Peril (By:Maxwell Grant) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Isle Of Gold (By:Maxwell Grant) (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil Monsters (By:Maxwell Grant) (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return of the Shadow (By:Walter B. Gibson) (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow Strikes (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Beware (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cry Shadow! (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shadow\'s Revenge (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mark Of The Shadow (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow - Go Mad! (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night of the Shadow (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destination: Moon (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Deadly Allies(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Partners in Crime(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Dennis Lynds is an award-winning author that has been commended for changing the mystery form and introducing to readers a number of highly iconic private detectives. The tall lanky man won hearts and minds not only because of his writing style but his generous nature.

+Biography

Dennis Lynds was born in 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri. Dennis’ parents were actors and they were always on tour, which might explain why he was an only child. The student of chemistry created and worked with roughly eight pseudonyms during his literary career

His most successful pen names were Michael Collins and Mark Sadler. In fact, books written under those two names were added to the list of Best Mysteries in the years they came out.

Interestingly enough, even with the popularity the Collins and Sadler Pseudonyms elicited, a lot of prolific reviewers and critics didn’t know that those two people were the same person, or the fact that they were mere pseudonyms of Dennis Lynds.

Dennis Lynds is more than just another mystery author. By the 1960s, his detective novels were essentially creating the blueprint for all private detective-themed novels to come.

Dennis’ most popular detective went by the names of Dan Fortune, and Dennis wrote him for so long that readers were availed the opportunity to see the detective undergo so many different transformations.

Dennis’ critics often verbally assaulted him for his tendency to change even while he was succeeding. They didn’t think he played within any given sandbox long enough to push the limits, and that he often ran away a little too soon.

However, Dennis’ fans appreciated his ability to always keep his novels fresh, never allowing his material to grow stale but always experimenting with new concepts. That might have had something to do with the years Dennis spent as a solider in World War II.

The author was a rifleman; however, the rigors of the conflict did little to extinguish Dennis’ love for literature. The author’s knapsack, filled with poetry books, was never far from him, even when he was fighting across France.

Enthusiasts of WWII might be aware of the two purple stars and single bronze star Dennis Lynds earned for his efforts in the war, particularly his brave decision to dive into an icy river and lead his comrades to safety when they were surrounded by Nazis.

While some soldiers were unable to escape WWII even after returning home, Dennis wasted no time in acquiring his degree in Chemistry and following that certification up with a Masters degree in Journalism. The author put his degrees to good use and eventually secured a job as a magazine editor in New York.

By 1965, Dennis had moved to California to begin writing full-time.

Dennis Lynds was married thrice and acquired four children as a result. Two of them were step-children, though he doted on them with equal fervor.

The author died in 2005. He was eighty one years of age, and he was still married to Gayle Lynds, his third wife. Gayle is also an award-winning novelist. She writes espionage.

She is frequently heard complimenting Dennis Lynds for taking care of her when she was young.

+Charlie Chan Returns

Victor Cosmo is an influential philanthropist who chooses to take a unique approach to his problems. The tape-recorded death threat would have sent most other people running for the hills.

Victor instead decided to reach out to everyone that might have reason to see him dead, not to give them a piece of his mind but to deliver a special dinner invitation. Amongst the invited guests is the amazing Charlie Chan.

This book is a novelization of a screenplay that was never produced and it falls in line with the series of Charlie Chan novels that came before. The story starts with Charlie Chan in New York visiting his son.

A Newspaper column made mention of Charlie’s arrival in the town, and that prompted Victor Cosmo to reach out to him. Someone wants Cosmo dead. They sent the philanthropist a recorded message cobbled together from different radio broadcasts.

The four individuals that Victor summons to dinner have good reason to want him dead. Victor believes his journal and all the secrets he has written in it should keep him safe. But even if he is wrong, Victor decides to trust in Charlie Chan’s abilities.

This is book is categorized as a murder mystery, so it should come as no surprise that Victor is murdered. And naturally, it falls on Charlie Chan to find the killer. Along the way, additional murders take place.

Fans of the Charlie Chan books are unlikely to enjoy this installment, primarily because it doesn’t sound like the typical Charlie Chan novel. In fact, the injection of Charlie is unnecessary.

This story could have worked just as well without Charlie’s presence; Charlie is a bit of a distraction here because he is so out of place.

+Act of Fear

Dan Fortune was once a successful crook, known all over Chelsea for his antics. But that was before he fell during a job and broke his arm so severely that it had to be amputated.

Now one-armed, Dan reacts to the unfortunate turn of events by becoming a private eye in a run-down part of Manhattan. Having spent most of his days helping married couples shatter their relationships irreparably, Dan’s luck changes when a police officer is mugged in broad daylight.

When the only witness disappears, Dan is hired to solve the case.

This book saw the introduction of Dan Fortune to the literary field. The one-armed fellow is hired to find a man named Olsen who witnessed the mugging of a beat cop in broad daylight.

However, Olsen’s family isn’t very cooperative. There are also several murders that only complicate the case. Because Dan was once a crook, he knows how the criminals think. He is also always skimming. His persistent nature allows him to make headway in the case where everyone else is failing.

No amount of threatening will stop Dan from finding his man, not even when the threats of violence are followed by severe beatings.

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One Response to “Dennis Lynds”

  1. Trevor Trillion: 2 years ago

    Dennis Lynds is credited as the “ghost writer”, Brett Halliday, in an MSMM (Michael Shayne Mystery Magazine) short story called, “The Friendly Corpse”, in Sept 1962. This short story was later expanded as, “Too Friendly, Too Dead”, the 45th Brett Halliday / Michael Shayne Murder Mystery.
    Do you or your readers know of any other LYNDS novels using the pseudonym of Brett Halliday? There are ten titles I can’t pin down, not even with the Allen Hubin list up to 1995.

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