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Act Of Fear

(1967)
(The first book in the Dan Fortune series)
A novel by

 
A one-armed PI looks for a link between a mugged cop and a missing kid

Until he lost his arm, Dan Fortune was known all over Chelsea as a crook with promise. He was looting a ship when he slipped and fell, breaking his arm in so many places that the doctors were forced to amputate, ending his criminal career and forevermore branding him "Pirate Fortune." Since fate forced him to go straight, he has become the resident private eye of this run-down part of Manhattan, chiseling out a career of divorce work and subpoena delivery. But a big case is coming his way.
 
A beat cop is mugged in broad daylight and, as is the norm in this hard-bitten neighborhood, nobody saw anything. The only possible witness is Jo-Jo Olsen, who disappears the next morning. Unsure if he's looking for a witness or a perp, Fortune hunts for the kid, unearthing ugly secrets in a neighborhood he thought he knew well.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Michael Collins (2)'s Act Of Fear


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

November 1968 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Act of Fear
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 0-7181-0595-8 / 978-0-7181-0595-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

May 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Act of Fear
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 0-7156-4726-1 / 978-0-7156-4726-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Act of Fear: A Dan Fortune (Dan Fortune Mystery)
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 1-4683-0726-6 / 978-1-4683-0726-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 1989 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Act of Fear
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 0-373-28001-7 / 978-0-373-28001-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harlequin Books (Mm)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 1989 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Act of Fear
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 0-948353-42-2 / 978-0-948353-42-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1980 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Act of Fear (1980 Playboy Press)
Author(s): Michael Collins
ISBN: 0-87216-593-0 / 978-0-87216-593-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Playboy Press
Availability: Amazon   

Audio Editions

November 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Act of Fear: Dan Fortune Mystery
Author(s): Dennis Lynds
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

July 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Act of Fear
Author(s): Michael Collins
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

July 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Act of Fear
Author(s): Michael Collins
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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