Dennis Lynds was an American author who also wrote books under the names of Michael Collins, Mark Sadler, John Crowe, and William Arden. He was a great mystery writer who won the prestigious Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and also received Lifetime Achievement awards from the Private Eye Writers of America and the MWA.

Lynds grew up in New York City before heading off to fight in World War II where he earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Upon returning, he studied chemistry and journalism, and worked as a magazine editor in New York before moving to California to focus on his writing. In his life, he wrote over 80 novels and 200 short stories. Lynds passed away in 2005.

Publication Order of Paul Shaw Books

(as Mark Sadler)

The Falling Man (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Here to Die (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mirror Image (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Circle Of Fire (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Touch Of Death (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Innocents (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dan Fortune Books

(as Michael Collins)

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

Publication Order of Kane Jackson Books

(as William Arden)

A Dark Power (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goliath Scheme (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Underground/Die to a Distant Drum (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Legacy (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Buena Costa County Books

(as John Crowe)

Another Way To Die (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bloodwater (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crooked shadows (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When They Kill Your Wife (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Close to Death (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Charlie Chan Books

Charlie Chan (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mack Bolan Books

(with Gayle Lynds)

Moving Target (With: Gayle Lynds) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Fever (With: Gayle Lynds) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Combat Soldier (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uptown Downtown (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mask of Silence (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lukan War (As: Michael Collins) (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Planets of Death (As:Michael Collins) (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Woman in marble (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery of the Blue Condor (As: Michael Collins) (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
SWAT No. 1 - Crossfire (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cadillac Cowboy (As: Michael Collins) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Success of a Mission (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Die drei Fragezeichen (Original) Books

(as William Arden)

Hot Wheels (As:William Arden) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Dennis Lynds Books, You’ll Love…

Walk A Black Wind is a popular book in the Dan Fortune mystery series that Lynds wrote. The book takes place in 1970s New York at a time when liberated young women are making it their home. One such woman is Francesca Crawford who is making a nice life for herself there at just twenty years old – until she is murdered. A man twenty five years older than her shows up at Dan Fortune’s office and gives him a large sum of money, much more than he usually charges, to find her killer. Fortune agrees to take the case and finds things to be much more complicated than he imagined.

Another good book in that series is called The Silent Scream. Fortune is having some trouble in his love life and to take his mind off it, he agrees to take a case to investigate a blonde woman who frequents a local French restaurant. It’s not long after his investigation begins that he is warned to run by one man and threatened by another. This case leads him into a world of violence and treachery that he’ll need to figure out.

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