William Wilkie Collins - Author
1824-1889
English
The horrid mystery hanging over us in this house gets into my head like liquor, and makes me wild.

Wilkie Collins

"Make 'em cry, make 'em laugh, make 'em wait – exactly in that order." William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was the leading sensational novelist of the Victorian era, and during the 1860s his novels, published in weekly instalments, equalled the popularity of the works of his friend Charles Dickens. With 'The Woman in White' and 'The Moonstone', he is credited with the creation of the detective story.

Books by Wilkie Collins