Jack Higgins

Why I write: Some years ago, although enjoying great success, I was accused by certain literary critics of repeating myself too much in my work. More

George R. R. Martin

It was in 1993 that George R. R. Martin–already an acclaimed author of science fiction and horror novels, and well known for his work in Hollywood as a screenwriter on The Twilight Zone and Beauty and the Beast–decided he needed a broader outlet for his creativity and conceived of A Song of Ice and Fire, a truly monumental fantasy series. More

American Gods

An instant classic and winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. More

A Game of Thrones

First volume in the internationally bestselling series that has sold upward of 70 million copies. More

The Birth of Perry Mason

Head of William Morrow and Company (later acquired by HarperCollins) since the death of its founder in 1931, Thayer Hobson searched widely for promising new authors, often traveling to Europe in pursuit of his next big title. More

The Woman in White

One of the earliest works of detective fiction, this story caused a sensation with readers at the time. More

Agatha Christie

The house of Collins acquired “Queen of Crime” Agatha Christie after she disagreed with her former publisher over the spelling of “coco”/”cocoa” in her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. More

Crime & Mystery At HarperCollins

In 1860, Harper & Brothers had paid Wilkie Collins £750 for The Woman in White, which heralded the publisher’s entry into the crime and mystery genre. More

Brave New World

Huxley’s best-known novel; a prophetic classic of speculative fiction that continues to resonate. More

The Exorcist

The first horror story to reach number one on the New York Times bestseller list. More

I, Robot

Asimov’s science fiction masterpiece that influenced a legion of future authors. More

Howl’s Moving Castle

This popular novel stars one of the most beloved and charismatic characters in children’s literature. More