Books by Wilkie Collins
NPR stories about Wilkie Collins
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni first read Wilkie Collins' classic detective novel The Moonstone when she came across it in her grandfather's trunk on a rainy Bengali afternoon. When she rediscovered it years later, she realized it is even better than she remembered.
If you need to accomplish anything major in the near future, stay away from The Woman in White. This engaging crime novel will have you shunning friends and forgetting to reapply sunscreen.
The plot of Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White pivots on fraud and identity theft — modern problems that turn out not to be so modern after all. Writer Jennifer Egan recommends the thriller, written in 1860.