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Collins, Michael 1924-2005

Overview
Works: 83 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 7,339 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Detective and mystery stories 
Classifications: PS3562.Y44, 813.54
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Publications about Michael Collins
Publications by Michael Collins
Publications by Michael Collins, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Michael Collins
Chasing eights by Michael Collins( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Castrato by Michael Collins( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
The slasher : a novel of suspense by Michael Collins( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Cassandra in red : a novel by Michael Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Blue death by Michael Collins( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 libraries worldwide
The Irishman's horse : a novel by Michael Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
Freak : a novel of suspense by Michael Collins( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
When Ian Campbell returns from a vacation to find that his son and son's wife have sold their house at a loss and disappeared, he hires loner P.I. Dan Fortune. The only clue is a notepad with the word 'freak'' doodled on it
The cadillac cowboy : a novel by Michael Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
In California, PI Langford Morgan, whose wife divorced him to marry a Wall Street baron, is hired by her to clear the name of her son, accused of attempting to kill his father. Morgan obliges and buys himself a load of trouble. By the author of The Irishman's Horse
Minnesota strip : a Dan Fortune novel of suspense by Michael Collins( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
The blood-red dream by Michael Collins( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Act of fear by Michael Collins( file )
13 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and German and held by 305 libraries worldwide
A one-armed PI looks for a link between a mugged cop and a missing kid Until he lost his arm, Dan Fortune was known all over Chelsea as a crook with promise. He was looting a ship when he slipped and fell, breaking his arm in so many places that the doctors were forced to amputate, ending his criminal career and forevermore branding him & ldquo;Pirate Fortune. & rdquo; Since fate forced him to go straight, he has become the resident private eye of this run-down part of Manhattan, chiseling out a career of divorce work and subpoena delivery. But a big case is coming his way. A beat cop is mugged in broad daylight and, as is the norm in this hard-bitten neighborhood, nobody saw anything. The only possible witness is Jo-Jo Olsen, who disappears the next morning. Unsure if he & rsquo;s looking for a witness or a perp, Fortune hunts for the kid, unearthing ugly secrets in a neighborhood he thought he knew well
Red Rosa : a novel by William Arden( Book )
4 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
The silent scream by Michael Collins( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
An odd gang of crooks hires Fortune to learn about a beautiful young woman Most of Dan Fortune’s customers are nervous. It takes fear to make normal people reach out to a private detective, and that is how he knows that his newest client, the icy Mia Morgan, is not normal. She hires him to investigate a lush blonde who frequents a nearby French restaurant, and refuses to tell him why. Some detectives might demand more information, but six months after his lover left him, Fortune is tired of nursing his broken heart and needs distraction. The job turns strange immediately. A wizened old man warns him to run, a vicious Israeli pilot threatens to remove Fortune’s one good arm if he doesn’t steer clear of Mrs. Morgan, and a patron at the blonde’s favorite restaurant seems to know more about her than he lets on. A cabal of murderers is circling around this woman, and only Fortune can unravel their conspiracy
The nightrunners : a novel of suspense by Michael Collins( Book )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Shadow of a tiger by Michael Collins( Book )
3 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
A pawnbroker dies, and Fortune investigates his brother, a French soldier It’s summer in New York, and the city is boiling. Unable to stand the heat, Dan Fortune’s girlfriend Marty asks him to pawn her diamond ring in order to buy them a few weeks by the seashore. Fortune does as told, but picks up some business while at the pawnshop. There he meets Claude Marais, brother of the pawnbroker and veteran of the humiliating French defeats in Vietnam and Algiers. Fearing that someone is trying to kill her husband, Claude’s wife hires Fortune to guard him against a mysterious German with a years-old wartime grudge. Because money is tight, Fortune violates his own policy of avoiding suspicious cases, and agrees to spend a night standing guard outside Claude’s hotel room. In the morning Claude is fine, but the pawnbroker hangs from a rope in his shop’s back room. To avenge the pawnbroker, Fortune’s vacation will have to be postponed
Walk a black wind by Michael Collins( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 libraries worldwide
A salesman hires Fortune to find the killer of a girl he barely knew Francesca Crawford is sleeping when the murderer enters her apartment. The door is locked, but the killer is agile, climbing down from the roof, knife in hand. The killer is expert, stabbing Francesca only once, straight through the heart. She doesn’t even wake up. John Andera comes to Dan Fortune, the one-armed private investigator, begging him to find justice for Francesca. Andera is a salesman, an ordinary fellow who met the girl—the high-class daughter of an upstate mayor—a few weeks before her death. He was instantly infatuated, so he offers Fortune $2,000 to find the man who killed his young love. But to understand her death, Fortune must learn who she was in life. This girl will prove one of the most perplexing mysteries he has ever faced
Crime, punishment, and resurrection : Dan Fortune thrillers by Michael Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
A collection of mystery stories
The brass rainbow by Michael Collins( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
A hard-luck gambler begs Fortune for an alibi, drawing the one-armed detective into a murder case Once, Sammy Weiss had a shot at the big time. A two-bit gambler who stumbled into a high-stakes craps game, he got lucky at the right time, and was two rolls away from millions when his nerve failed. Rather than shoot for the big money, he walked away with his winnings, taking $160,000 and the bitter knowledge that he could have won it all. Since that money ran out, he has wandered Chelsea playing low-stakes poker and reminiscing about his one moment of near-glory. When a dispute over a gambling debt owed to him by an uptown blueblood gets violent, Weiss comes to Dan Fortune, the one-armed PI, to beg for an alibi. Fortune says no. The next day the rich man is found stabbed to death, and Weiss has disappeared. Is he the killer or the victim of a frame-up? Either way, Fortune will find his old friend, and justice will be done
Night of the toads by Michael Collins( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
After a Broadway producer makes a pass at his woman, Fortune takes revenge Though a legendary Broadway mogul, Ricardo Vega’s true talents lie in the infamous art of trapping aspiring young actresses on his casting couch. When he takes a liking to Marty Adair, a chorus girl recently cast in her first big part, he tells her that her job is on the line if she doesn’t sleep with him. Where some women might crumple, Marty turns to her boyfriend, one-armed PI Dan Fortune. At Vega’s office, the producer’s goons reward Fortune’s chivalry with a bum’s rush and a light beating. The next day, nursing his wounds over the morning paper, he reads that one of Vega’s discarded starlets has disappeared. If Vega has anything to do with it, Fortune will make him pay. Not even Broadway royalty gets away with mistreating Marty Adair
Spies and thieves, cops and killers, etc. by Michael Collins( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Arden, William, 1924-2005

Carter, Nick.
Collins, Michael
Collins, Michael, 1924-
Crowe, John.
Dekker, Carl.
Kollinz, Maĭkl, 1924-2005
Lynds, Dennis.
Lynds, Dennis, 1924-
Maxwell, Grant.
Sadler, Mark.
コリンズ, マイクル
コリンズ, マイケル
Languages
English (83)
German (1)
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