Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, poet, and playwright writing in the mid 19th century. His writing was very popular consisting of 27 novels, 50 short stories, 15 plays, and over 100 poems. His best-known works were The Woman in White, The Moonstone and Armadale. Miss or Mrs? is a story of true love, unrequited love, greed, dark deeds, and clandestine marriage. Collins has created one of the most insipid leading ladies in Victorian fiction. Natalie is the daughter of wealthy Sir Joseph Graybrooke. She has two beaus fighting for her attention. Richard Turlington finds his business sinking and devises plans to save it that involve blackmail, attempted murder, and commercial fraud. There is also a murderous sea captain. The writing is pure Collins and a joy to read.