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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 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 Mack Bolan Books

Stony Man Doctrine (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terminal Velocity (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resurrection Day (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dirty War (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight 741 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Easy (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sudden Death (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue Force (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tropic Heat (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire in the Sky (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anvil of Hell (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flash Point (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flesh and Blood (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moving Target (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tightrope (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blowout (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Fever (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knockdown (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assault (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Backlash (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Siege (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blockade (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Kingdom (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Counterblow (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hardline (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Firepower (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm Burst (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intercept (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Impact (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadfall (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Onslaught (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle Force (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rampage (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Takedown (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death's Head (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellground (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inferno (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ambush (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Strike (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killpoint (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vendetta (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stalk Line (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Omega Game (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shock Tactic (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Showdown (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tooth and Claw (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Precision Kill (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jungle Law (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Center (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Heat (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thermal Strike (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Vulture (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flames Of Wrath (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
High Aggression (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code of Bushido (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Spin (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judgment in Stone (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rage for Justice (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebels and Hostiles (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ultimate Game (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Feud (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renegade Force (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retribution (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Initiation (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cloud of Death (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Termination Point (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellfire Strike (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code of Conflict (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Executive Action (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killsport (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conflagration (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm Front (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evil Alliance (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scorched Earth (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deception (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny's Hour (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power of the Lance (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dying Evil (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Treachery (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Load (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sworn Enemies (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Truth (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breakaway (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Sand (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caged (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sleepers (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strike and Retrieve (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Age of War (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Line of Control (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breached (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retaliation (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pressure Point (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Running (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stolen Arrows (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero Option (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Predator Paradise (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Circle of Deception (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Bargain (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
False Front (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Tribute (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of Slaughter (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Point of Betrayal (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ballistic Force (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renegade (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival Reflex (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Path to War (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Dynasty (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ultimate Stakes (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
State of Evil (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Force Lines (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contagion Option (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellfire Code (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Drums (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ripple Effect (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Playground (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing Rule (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appointment in Baghdad (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Havana Five (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Judas Project (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plains of Fire (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colony of Evil (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Passage (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Interception (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold War Reprise (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mission: Apocalypse (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Altered State (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Game (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diplomacy Directive (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayed (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabotage (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conflict Zone (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Play (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Fallout (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extraordinary Rendition (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Mark (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Rule (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infiltration (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resurgence (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Shot (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stealth Sweep (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grave Mercy (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treason Play (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assassin's Code (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Strike (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Decision Point (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Road of Bones (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Radical Edge (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Oblivion Pact (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemy Arsenal (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
State of War (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ballistic (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escalation Tactic (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crisis Diplomacy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocalypse Ark (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Stakes (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illicit Supply (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Explosive Demand (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ground Zero (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jungle Firestorm (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Ballot (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Metal (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice Run (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
China White (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Payback (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chain Reaction (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare Army (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Critical Exposure (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armed Response (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Insurrection (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Falcons (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ninja Assault (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Risk (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Reckoning (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Everlasting (2015)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 Laughing Shadow (As:William Arden) (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 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

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: 9 months 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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