Bio: Stephen Dando-Collins was born in Australia, trained as a graphic artist and worked as a designer, copywriter and later senior executive with several leading advertising agencies before moving on and serving as Chief Operating Officer for Australia for a US-based market research group. He has been a full-time author, editor and researcher since 1996, focusing largely on historical topics.

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Taking Hawaii: How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff
On a January afternoon in 1893, men hunkered down behind sandbagged emplacements in the streets of Honolulu, with rifles, machineguns and cannon ready to open fire. Troops and police loyal to the queen of the sovereign nation of Hawaii faced off against a small number of rebel Honolulu businessmen--American, British, German, and Australian. In between them stood hundreds of heavily armed US sailors and marines. Just after 2.00 p.m., the first shot was fired, and a military coup began. This is t... more info>>
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The Inquest
In a magnificently conceived and executed historical novel, first-time writer Stephen Dando-Collins invents a historical conceit worthy of the work of Dan Brown and worthy of comparison with the huge, international bestseller THE DA VINCI CODE. During the reign of the Emperor Vespasian and shortly after Roman armies have crushed the Jewish revolt in Judea and destroyed the temple, a young Roman Questor and investigating magistrate, Julius Varro, is commissioned to investigate the story that a Je... more info>>
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