Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer
After the death of one - now a proprietor of a wine merchant's company - the executors, to right the wrong, are commissioned to find a missing heir
Danger and treachery would prevail were it not for the courage of the heroine, Marguerite, and a faithful company servant.
No Thoroughfare is a stage play produced by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
The action takes place in an ancient palazzo converted into a modern hotel that houses a grisly secret
The novella The Haunted Hotel is a clever combination of detective and ghost story set in Venice, a city of grim waterways, dark shadows and death
Their quest takes them from wine cellars in the City of London to the sunshine of the Mediterranean - across the Alps in winter
Two boys from the Foundling Hospital are given the same name, Walter Wilding, with disastrous consequences in adulthood