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Dennis Lynds aka Michael CollinsMichael Collins is the pen name for author Dennis Lynds (January 15, 1924 - August 19, 2005). He created additional series under the pseudonyms Mark Sadler, John Crowe, William Arden, and Carl Dekker and wrote under other pen names as well.

In the late 1980s and into the 1990s, Lynds's work took another turn. He began lacing his detective novels with short stories, biographies, and symbolic vignettes expanding the theme and characters of each novel, a technique that recent mystery writers have copied. He's published more than 80 novels and won many mystery and literary awards, both nationally and internationally. As he was writing detective novels, he also published literary books and short stories.

Collins is largely credited with being the writer who brought the detective novel into the modern age.

Michael Collins (Dennis Lynds) Book List and Awards
His website: www.dennislynds.com
Similar authors: Robert B. Parker, Donald Westlake

Death of a Writer
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Death of a Writer by Michael Collins

The Resurrectionists
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The Resurrectionists by Michael Collins

The Cadillac Cowboy
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The Cadillac Cowboy by Michael Collins
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Cadillac Cowboy, The | Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | First Edition Book Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Cadillac Cowboy, The | First Edition Copy

1995 NY: Donald Fine  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Castrato | Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Castrato | Signed First Edition Copy

1989 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Chasing Eights | Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Chasing Eights | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Autographed Hardcover Book 1989 NY: Donald I. Fine, Inc. First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Crime, Punishment and Resurrection | Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Crime, Punishment and Resurrection | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1992 NY: Donald I. Fine, Inc. First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Death of a Writer | Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Book Club Edition Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Death of a Writer | Book Club Edition

2006 NY: Bloomsbury Publishing  Book club edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Death of a Writer | Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Book Club Edition Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Death of a Writer | Book Club Edition

2006 NY: Bloomsbury Publishing  Book club edition, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Lost Souls | Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | First Edition Book Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Lost Souls | First Edition Copy

2003 NY: Viking First US Edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Resurrectionists, The | Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | First Edition Book Collins, Michael (Lynds, Dennis) | Resurrectionists, The | First Edition Copy

2002 NY: Scribner  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Cadillac Cowboy, The | Collins, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Michael | Cadillac Cowboy, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: Donald Fine First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Cassandra in Red | Collins, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Michael | Cassandra in Red | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1992 NY: Donald Fine First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Minnesota Strip | Collins, Michael | Signed First Edition Book Collins, Michael | Minnesota Strip | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1987 NY: Donald Fine First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Michael Collins (Dennis Lynds) Bibliography

Dan Fortune Novels by Michael Collins
  • Act Of Fear, 1967
  • The Brass Rainbow, 1969
  • Night Of The Toads, 1970
  • Walk A Black Wind, 1971
  • Shadow Of A Tiger, 1972
  • The Silent Scream, 1973
  • Blue Death, 1975
  • The Blood-Red Dream, 1976
  • The Nightrunners, 1978
  • The Slasher, 1980
  • Freak, 1983
  • Minnesota Strip, 1987
  • Red Rosa, 1988
  • Castrato, 1989
  • Chasing Eights, 1990
  • The Irishman's Horse, 1991
  • Cassandra In Red, 1992
  • Resurrection, 1992
  • The Cadillac Cowboy, 1995
Science Fiction Novels by Michael Collins
  • Lukan War, 1969
  • The Planets of Death, 1970
Michael Collins (Dennis Lynds) Awards
  • Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award, for Best Novel, Act of Fear, 1968.
  • Mystery Writers of America "Special" Award, 1969, for "Succession of a Mission," (Argosy,
  • April 1968), as by William Arden.
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Kriminalliteratur Special Commendation for entire body of work, 1981
  • Private Eye Writers Of America, Shamus Nominee, 1984, 1993, 1995
  • President, Private Eye Writers Of America, 1985
  • Guest of Honor, 8th Festival du Roman et du Film Policiers,Reims, France, 1986
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Private Eye Writers Of America, 1988
  • Guest of Honor, La Ville Est Un Roman, Consiel General, Seine Saint-Denis, Paris, France, 1991
  • The Marlowe Award for Lifetime Achievement by Mystery Writers of America, Southern California, 2002
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