Books Wilkie Collins Books by Wilkie Collins Wilkie Collins has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Wilkie Collins My Guilty Pleasure 'The Moonstone' Is A Hidden Gem Of A Detective Novel August 4, 2013 Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone is a sleuthing novel that was ahead of its time. You Must Read This A Summer Thriller, Smartly Turned Out in 'White' August 7, 2007 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. A Summer Thriller, Smartly Turned Out in 'White' Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/12530673/12558028" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'The Woman in White' August 7, 2007 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.