William Wilkie Collins 8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889 was an English novelist and playwright known especially for The Woman in White 1859, a mystery novel and early sensation novel, and for The Moonstone (1868), which established many of the ground rules of the modern detective novel and is also perhaps the earliest clear example of the police procedural genre.

Novels

Antonina, or The Fall of Rome (1850)

Basil (1852)

"Gabriel's Marriage" (1853), short story

Hide and Seek (1854)

The Dead Secret (1856)

After Dark (1856), short story collection

The Frozen Deep (1857), play co-written with Charles Dickens

"A House to Let" (1858), short story co-written with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and Adelaide Anne Procter

"The Haunted House", short story co-written with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Adelaide Anne Proctor, George Sala and Hesba Stretton

The Woman in White (1860)

No Name (1862)

Armadale (1866)

No Thoroughfare (1867), story and play co-written with Charles Dickens

The Moonstone (1868)

Man and Wife (1870)

Poor Miss Finch (1872), dedicated to Frances Minto Elliot

The Law and the Lady (1875)

The Haunted Hotel (1878)

The Fallen Leaves (1879)

Jezebel's Daughter (1880)

The Black Robe (1881)

Heart and Science (1882–1883)

The Evil Genius (1885)