Thursday, January 15, 2009
Happy birthday, Dennis Lynds.
Dennis Lynds (aka Michael Collins and several other pseudonyms) was born today in St. Louis in 1924. He received the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart during his World War II service in the army. He received an Edgar for Best First Novel for Act of Fear (1967) that featured one-armed detective Dan Fortune. Among his numerous works are several books in the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators series; novels featuring Walter B. Gibson's The Shadow; and Slot Machine Kelly, a collection of his PI tales from Crippen & Landru. He died in 2005.