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.


Anonymous said...

I love all the books Crippen & Landru publish. It seems the small presses are more in-tune with my reading tastes than the major publishers.
--George Kelley

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

Yes, the Crippen & Landru offerings are unique, well produced, and often intriguing.