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Wilkie Collins - Author

About the Author

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) began his literary career writing articles and short stories for Dickens' periodicals. He published a biography of his father and a number of plays but his reputation rests on his novels. Collins found his true fictionalmetier in mystery, suspense and crime. He is best known for his novels in the emerging genres of Sensation and Detective fiction.

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The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

A thrilling tale of mystery and crime from a master storyteller. A pacy tale from the original master of detective fiction Wilkie Collins. Transported from the temples of India to atmospheric Victorian England, the scene is set for a tale which twists between death, drugs, mystery and, most of all, misdirection. Rachel inherits the moonstone from her uncle on her 18th birthday, a cursed diamond of sacred importance stolen from India. When the stone goes missing, Sergeant Cuff is faced with a myriad of possible culprits, from mysterious Indian jugglers who may not be all they seem, to a very oddly acting maidservant. Told from the viewpoints of various vivid characters, Collins spins a tale of intrigue with many a wrong-turn as the moonstone leaves a path of destruction in its wake. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Wilkie Collins's The Dead Alive

Wilkie Collins's The Dead Alive

Author: Wilkie Collins, Scott Turow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2020

On the evidence of The Dead Alive, Scott Turow writes in his foreword that Wilkie Collins might well be the first author of a legal thriller. Here is the lawyer out of sorts with his profession; the legal process gone awry; even a touch of romance to soften the rigors of the law. And here, too, recast as fiction, is the United States' first documented wrongful conviction case. Side by side with the novel, this book presents the real-life legal thriller Collins used as his model-the story of two brothers, Jesse and Stephen Boorn, sentenced to death in Vermont in 1819 for the murder of their brother-in-law, and belatedly exonerated when their victim showed up alive and well in New Jersey in 1820. Rob Warden, one of the nation's most eloquent and effective advocates for the wrongly convicted, reconsiders the facts of the Boorn case for what they can tell us about the systemic flaws that produced this first known miscarriage of justice-flaws that continue to riddle our system of justice today. A tale of false confessions and jailhouse snitches, of evidence overlooked, and justice more blinkered than blind, the Boorns' story reminds us of the perennial nature of the errors at the heart of American jurisprudence-and of the need to question and correct a system that regularly condemns the innocent.

Die Heirat im Omnibus

Die Heirat im Omnibus

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

Rambles Beyond Railways

Rambles Beyond Railways

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2020

The Dead Alive

The Dead Alive

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

In this 1874 novella, the celebrated British writer of sensation fiction tells the tale of two brothers sentenced to be executed for having committed a murder that never occurred, and of the efforts of the energetic Naomi Colebrook to ferret out the truth and save the two innocents. As editor Anna Clarke observes, Collins' work is both a compelling legal sensation thriller and an important transatlantic commentary on American life. Along with the text itself and an illuminating introduction, Clarke provides a range of background materials-including documents from the real-life Boorn murder trial that inspired the novella-in order to set the work in its historical context.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2020

The black Robe

The black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2020

The black robe

The black robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2020

The black robe

The black robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2020

A Rogue's Life

A Rogue's Life

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2020

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2020

The Frozen Deep, After Dark & The Evil Genius

The Frozen Deep, After Dark & The Evil Genius

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2020

The Frozen Deep, After Dark & The Evil Genius

The Frozen Deep, After Dark & The Evil Genius

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

No Name & Man and Wife

No Name & Man and Wife

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

No Name & Man and Wife

No Name & Man and Wife

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2020

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