Author Rating: A+

The Woman in White (read 1980s, again 1990s) Highly recommended

Basil (read 1990s) Recommended

Hide and Seek (read 1990s) Recommended

No Name (read 1990s) Recommended

The Moonstone (read 1980s, again 1990s) Highly recommended

Man and Wife (read 1990s) Recommended

A Rogue’s Life (read 1990s) Recommended

The Dead Secret (read 1990s, again 11/2/07) Highly recommended

Wilkie Collins (January 8, 1824 – September 23, 1889) is considered to be the “father of the detective novel,” and he is still one of the best. The Woman In White and The Moonstone being the most notable. A contemporary and friend of Charles Dickens, hugely popular in his time, Collins wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and over 100 works of non-fiction.