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eBook Fortune's World epub
  • ISBN: 1885941463
  • Author: Michael Collins
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Crippen & Landru Publishers; 1 edition (August 7, 2000)
  • Pages: 251 pages
  • ePUB size: 1163 kb
  • FB2 size 1634 kb
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Fortune's World book. And the contrasts are not only in the settings, for Michael Collins is aware of the inequities in modern society, and his stories are dominated by a social conscience rare in popular literature.

Fortune's World book. Fortune's World contains all the previous uncollected Dan Fortune short stories as well as a new story written especially for this volume. The introduction is by Professor Richard Carpenter, and the book concludes with a complete checklist of Dan Fortune novels and short stories.

Michael Collins is the best-known pseudonym of Dennis Lynds (January . Dan Fortune novels by Michael Collins He grew up in New York City and fought in Europe during World War II, earning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Michael Collins is the best-known pseudonym of Dennis Lynds (January 15, 1924 – August 19, 2005), an American author who primarily wrote mystery fiction. Over four decades Lynds published some 80 novels and 200 short stories, in both mystery and literary themes. Dan Fortune novels by Michael Collins. Kane Jackson novels by William Arden. Detective short story collections by Michael Collins. Paul Shaw novels by Mark Sadler. He grew up in New York City and fought in Europe during World War II, earning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He studied chemistry (Bachelor's degree in 1949) and journalism (Master's degree in 1951).

The world of one-armed private investigator Dan Fortune is filled with danger, deceit - and striking contrasts

Fourteen classic private-eye stories (including one written especially for this book) about one-armed private investigator Dan Fortune, whose world is filled with danger, deceit - and striking contrasts. Edgar-Winner Michael Collins is aware of the inequities in modern society, and his stories are dominated by a social conscience rare in popular literature.

Michael Collins can write. No other person who has flown in space has captured the experience so vividly. This is an outstanding book. Collins has written a fantastic book that in many ways relates the inner thoughts of someone who participated in this extraordinary venture. I believe this was the first and frankly, probably the best book on the subject from the astronauts. Having seen some extended interviews he has done in recent years, the immediate realization is that the book is exactly like the person.

Michael Collins takes post 9/11 America as the background for a deeply moving novel about complex identities and the fragility of humanity.

A salesman hires Fortune to find the killer of a girl he barely knewFrancesca 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 u. ohn Andera comes to Dan Fortune, the one-armed private investigator, begging him to find justice for Francesca. Michael Collins takes post 9/11 America as the background for a deeply moving novel about complex identities and the fragility of humanity.

Michael Collins - the complete book list. Fourteen classic private-eye stories (including one written especially for this book) about one-armed private investigator Dan Fortune, whose world is filled with danger, deceit - and striking contrasts. Edgar-Winner Michael Collins is aware of the. The Keepers of Truth. Men no longer produce things with their hands but Pac-man consumer culture has yet to lift the recession. In a small town graced with the decaying hulks of defunct factories, young journalist and college.

e inside, not sure if it’s real, interested only in the book) but ashamed to say farm, life, kids etc and kept me from reading it. I finally downloaded on audible, so I can do my cinnamon pickles and listen! Really enjoying it!

Michael Collins; Foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh Farrar, Straus and Giroux Farrar, Straus and Giroux .

Michael Collins; Foreword by Charles A. Reissued with a new preface by the author on the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 journey to the moon. Michael Collins Square Fish Square Fish. This is just the book to give the child whose parents made Yeager and The Right Stuff best sellers. -The Washington Post Book World.

Michael Collins Piper is a political writer, conspiracy theorist, and talk radio host living in Washington . He is a regular contributor to the American Free Press, a newspaper backed by Willis Carto noted for its antisemitism, White separatist and White nationalist themes.

Michael Collins (born in Rome, Italy, on October 31, 1930) (Major General, USAF, Re., is an American former astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice. His first spaceflight was on Gemini 10, in which he and Command Pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different spacecraft and Collins undertook two extra-vehicular activities (EVAs, also known as spacewalks). Michael Collins Interview. Reflections on Apollo: Astronaut Michael Collins and Director of the National Air and Space Museum.

Fourteen classic private-eye stories (including one written especially for this book) about one-armed private investigator Dan Fortune, whose world is filled with danger, deceit -- and striking contrasts. Edgar-Winner Michael Collins is aware of the inequities in modern society, and his stories are dominated by a social conscience rare in popular literature. The book includes an introduction by Professor Richard Carpenter, prefaces to each story by the author, and a complete checklist of Dan Fortune novels and short stories.
Comments: (6)
Pringles
A great collection of stories from the seventies to 2000. Dan Fortune is probably the most radical-thinking detective in the genre. I don't think I've ever read another detective story where it was suggested that capitalism itself was at the root of the crime--and Fortune (and Collins) say just that. These stories engage issues from homophobia and racism to economic blight, abortions rights, and Alzheimer's. Probably too leftist and too engaged with reality to be really popular, but great stories in the private eye tradition.

If only some producer would make a tv show out of the Dan Fortune stories and novels. I can imagine a sort of present day Fortune, looking back on his career with Kay, and episodes jumping from decade to decade...then maybe a bigger audience would discover Collins.
Arcanefist
This is a collection of 14 short stories about PI Dan Fortune, written by the late Dennis Lynds using the pen name Michael Collins. The first thirteen PI short stories written by the author were about PI Slot Machine Kelly (found in a separate collection by that name). After the 13th story, the author changed the PI's name to Dan Fortune (still with one arm, and still with the same background). One of the Dan Fortune stories in this collection, "Eighty Million Dead," is a re-write of a story found in the Slot Machine Kelly collection. After starting the Dan Fortune series, the author moved to Santa Barbara, California, and moved Dan Fortune from New York City to Santa Barbara. Consequently, some stories in this collection are set in New York City, but many are set in California.

The short stories in this collection tend to deal with contemorary social issues. "Role Model" is about a star football player, used by the people around him, pushed through school without really learning anything, used by a pro team, then cast aside with nowhere to go. "Family Values" is about Pro-Choice, and a young woman caught between opposing fanatical groups who are more interested in their missions than in the people they are dealing with. "Can Shoot" deals with PETA issues. "Murder is Murder" deals with euthanasia. Many of the stories are about prejudice in one form or another. "The Chair" deals with an act of bigotry that turns into tragedy. "A Matter of Character" deals with sexual orientation.

Overall, I personally thought the short stories are excellent. Like most short story collections, the stories have considerable variation. Readers may like some better than others. Some stories may offend some readers, but if the shoe fits wear it.
Zicelik
Michael Collins' creation, the one-armed detective Dan Fortune, is one of the most credible detectives who have walked down the mean street of crime and retribution. In these 14 stories Fortune ostensibly solves mysteries concerning murders, suicides and missing persons. But in reality, the stories are concerned with the human pathos and longing, sometimes dealing with explosively charged themes as in "Angel Eyes" that make the stories very-very special in the pantheon of crime literature. This book is recommended to all lovers of mysteries who perfer to have solid stories with strong prtagonists marked by the subtle flavour of life rather than with liberal sprinklings of blood & sex.
Kajishakar
A must for not only noir fans but anyone who just flat out loves the written word.
Tekasa
I love the Dan Fortune short stories by Michael Collins. This is his second anthology of them (I purchased the first anthology just recently). Dan Fortune is a one-armed private detective who works in New York's Chelsea area (although in later stories he moves out to California). The writing is smooth and the plots are excellent. If you are a fan of short mystery stories, you will be pleased with this collection.
Kulafyn
I had not read any of the Fortune stories for some time. They were even better than I remembered. Thank you Crippen & Landru.
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