VJ Books Presents Author Dennis Lynds (aka Michael Collins)!
Michael 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) Bibliography
Dan Fortune Novels by Michael Collins
Science Fiction 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
Michael Collins (Dennis Lynds) Awards
- Lukan War, 1969
- The Planets of Death, 1970
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- 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