Sidney Sheldon Books in Order

Today I want to share with you a comprehensive Sidney Sheldon Books in Order list: He is one of the most-read authors of all time.

I started reading these books way back in the 90s while in high school. And well, Sidney Sheldon’s books are captivating, to say the least.

This Sidney Sheldon Books in order List will be in chronological order. Starting off with the first publication to the last publication.

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The Naked Face (1970)

The naked face

Judd Stevens is a psychoanalyst faced with the most critical case of his life.

If he does not penetrate the mind of a murderer he will find himself arrested for murder or murdered himself…

Two people closely involved with Dr. Stevens have already been killed.

Is one of his patients responsible? Is someone overwhelmed by his problems? A neurotic driven by compulsion? a madman?

Before the murderer strikes again, Judd must strip away the mask of innocence the criminal wears, uncover his inner emotions, fears, and desires – expose the naked face beneath…

The Other Side of Midnight (1973)

The other side of midnight

Paris…Washington…a peaceful Midwestern campus…a fabulous villa in Greece…all part of a terrifying web of intrigue and treachery.

A ruthless trio of human beings – an incredibly beautiful film star, a legendary Greek tycoon, and a womanizing international adventurer.

The trio uses an innocent American girl as a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a desperate game of vengeance and betrayal, love and lust, life and death…

A must-read thriller…

A Stranger in the Mirror (1976)

A stranger in the mirror

Toby Temple is a superstar, the world’s funniest man.

He gets any woman that he wants, but under the superstar image is a lonely man.

Jill Castle is a sensuous starlet. She has a dark and mysterious past and has an ambition even greater than Toby’s.

Together they rule Hollywood.

Bloodline (1977)


Sheldon’s sweeping saga of greed and betrayal, sabotage and danger, and the ties that can kill…

Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members.

At its head was one of the wealthiest men in the world, a man who has just died in a mysterious accident and left his only daughter, Elizabeth, in control of the company.

Now as this intelligent, tough, and beautiful young woman dares to save — not sell — Roffe and Sons, she will have to outwit those who secretly want her power and the unknown assassin who wants her life.

Rage of Angels (1980)

Rage of angels

A worldwide bestseller first published in 1980, this novel tells the story of Jennifer Parker, a successful lawyer who is loved by two men, one a politician, and the other, a mafia don.

Master of the Game (1982)

Master of the game

Kate Blackwell is one of the richest and most powerful women in the world. She is an enigma, a woman surrounded by a thousand unanswered questions.

Her father was a diamond prospector who struck it rich beyond his wildest dreams. Her mother was the daughter of a crooked Afrikaner merchant.

Her conception was itself an act of hate-filled vengeance.

At the extravagant celebrations of her ninetieth birthday, there are toasts from a Supreme Court Judge and a telegram from the White House.

And for Kate, there are ghosts, ghosts of absent friends and of enemies. Ghosts from a life of blackmail and murder.

Ghosts from an empire spawned by naked ambition! Sidney Sheldon is one of the most popular storytellers in the world.

This is one of his best-loved novels, a compulsively readable thriller, packed with suspense, intrigue, and passion.

It will recruit a new generation of fans to his writing.

If Tomorrow Comes (1985)

If tomorrow comes

This is a story of intrigue and revenge.

Tracy Whitney is young, beautiful, and intelligent – and about to marry into wealth and glamour.

Until, suddenly, she is betrayed, framed by a ruthless Mafia gang, and abandoned by the man she loves.

Only her ingenuity saves her and helps her fight back.

Windmills of the Gods (1987)

Windmills of the gods

This classic best-selling thriller races from the White House to the romance of Paris and the shady menace of Cold War Bucharest.

A young woman ambassador faces unseen and powerful enemies plotting her and her children’s destruction.

The Sands of Time (1988)

The sands of time

Four nuns find themselves suddenly thrust into a hostile world they long ago abandoned for the safety of the convent.

Unwittingly they become pawns in a battle between the charismatic Jaime Miró, leader of the outlawed Basque nationalists, and the ruthless Colonel Ramón Acoca of the Spanish Army.

Four women – and the men they are forbidden to love.

Megan – the orphan, feels an overpowering attraction to Jaime.

Lucia – the fiery Sicilian beauty on the run for murder – and Rubio Arzano, the freedom fighter who risks his life to save her.

Teresa – whose guilty conscience finally drives her to betray her friends.

Graciela – who bears a terrible secret that almost destroys her – and the courageous Ricardo who loves her.

The book is set in Spain and centers around four nuns and their unwitting involvement with outlawed Basque nationalists and the Spanish Army.

Memories of Midnight (1990)

Memories of midnight

In THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, they played the ultimate game of love, lust, and death.

Now, in MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT, the survivors meet to play one last time…

Shadowed by tragedy and burdened by amnesia, a beautiful woman desperately tries to return to reality.

She is Catherine Douglas, destined to once again challenge the cruel, charismatic power of Constantin Demiris, the Greek shipping tycoon who murdered Catherine’s husband.

Now, in the glittering capitals and carefree playgrounds of post-war Europe, Demiris sets his deadly sights on Catherine — and the single, treacherous secret whose shattering truth is known to her alone…

The Doomsday Conspiracy (1991)

The Doomsday Conspiracy

Commander Robert Bellamy of US Naval Intelligence is dispatched on a top-secret mission.

A weather balloon carrying sensitive military information has crashed in Switzerland.

Bellamy must locate the ten witnesses to the incident so that they can be sworn to secrecy. 

But as he conducts his search Bellamy begins to suspect that he, too, is being hunted, by an unknown lethal force, that what he was told about the balloon was only one part of an almost unbelievable happening… 

From Washington to Zurich, Rome, and Paris, the story unfolds to reveal Bellamy’s past:

Why the women he loves the most cannot return his love, why his friends become his deadly enemies, and why the world must never learn the incredible secret hidden in the Swiss Alps…

The Stars Shine Down (1992)

The stars shine down

Lara Cameron is a famous powerful wealthy New York building developer who struggled from brutal poverty in Glace Bay, a banker who took her body as part of her first deal, to Chicago, banker Keller whose love she takes lightly for granted.

As her skyscrapers and boutique hotels tower on earth, she is at the top of a male-dominated field.

She lies and cheats to close a deal, making cruel enemies.

She is forty, beautiful, glamorous, insecure, ruthless, vulnerable, secretly generous, rich – and still want more.

She marries an international concert pianist, the Lochinvar of her childhood dreams, but someone puts him in the hospital and threatens to take down her empire. 

Nothing Lasts Forever (1994)

Nothing lasts forever

Three young doctors-their hopes, their dreams, their unexpected desires…

Dr. Paige Taylor: She swore it was euthanasia, but when Paige inherited a million dollars from a patient, the D.A. called it murder.

Dr. Kat Hunter: She vowed never to let another man too close again until she accepted the challenge of a deadly bet.

Dr. Honey Taft: To make it in medicine, she knew she’d need something more than the brains God gave her.

Racing from the life-and-death decisions of a big major hospital to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial, Nothing Lasts Forever lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers.

Morning, Noon, and Night (novel) (1995)

Morning noon and night

A power revered by presidents and kings, a fortune unsurpassed by few people on earth: all that ended for Harry Stanford the day he mysteriously — and fatally — plunged from his luxury yacht into the Mediterranean Sea.

Then, back home in Boston, as the family gathers to grieve for his memory and to war over his legacy, a stunningly beautiful young woman appears.

She claims to be Stanford’s long-lost daughter and is entitled to her share of his estate.

Now, flaming with intrigue and passion through the glamorous preserves of the world’s super-rich, the ultimate game of wits begins, for stakes too dazzling and deadly to imagine.

The Best Laid Plans (1997)

The best laid plans

He wanted power. Oliver Russell is fated to rise to the pinnacle of power, President of the United States.

She wanted revenge.

Leslie Stewart is his betrayed fiancee. Amassing her own media empire, on her fortieth birthday, she looks back. What went wrong?

Tell Me Your Dreams (1998)

Tell me your dreams

She had read about stalkers, but they belonged in a different, faraway world.

She had no idea who it could be, who would want to harm her.

And well, She was trying desperately not to panic, but lately, her sleep had been filled with nightmares, and she had awakened each morning with a feeling of impending doom.

Thus begins Sidney Sheldon’s chilling new novel, Tell Me Your Dreams.

Three beautiful young women are suspected of committing a series of brutal murders.

The police make an arrest that leads to one of the most bizarre murder trials of the century.

Based on actual events, Sheldon’s novel races from London to Rome to the city of Quebec to San Francisco, with a climax that will leave the reader stunned.

The Sky Is Falling (2001)

The sky is falling

Washington TV anchorwoman Dana Evans (from Best Laid Plans) suspects the accidents befalling the rich Winthrop family, killing all five members, were murdered.

Like Chicken Little and the sky falling, she chases clues across the world to unravel an international conspiracy.

The inheritance goes to charity, so money is not the motive.

Her Sarajevo ward Kemal gets expelled, a prosthetic arm, then often naps afternoons under the care of a kindly new housekeeper.

Unseen agents follow her, bug hotel rooms, while an evil mastermind voice overhears taped conversations and supervises regular secret auctions, inviting armed wealthy customers.

Witnesses and informants die before and after meetings. Friends become foes, nobody can be trusted

Are You Afraid of the Dark (novel) (2004)

Are you afraid of the dark

In New York, Denver, Paris, and Berlin, four people have died separately in apparent accidents.

Two women — the widows of two of the dead — find themselves under ruthless attack and are drawn together in fear, confusion, and for mutual protection.

But are they being targeted because one of them is the prosecution witness at a famous criminal trial?

Or is there a connection to the mystery behind their husband’s deaths?

Meanwhile, Tanner Kingsley, Chief Executive of an international Think Tank created only seven years ago, is on the cusp of an amazing discovery that could alter the future of the world.

If properly handled, the outcome of this could deliver unbelievable power into the company’s hands.

But are the mysterious deaths connected to this volatile secret? And can it be further protected?

Thrown together, the women could not be more different: Diane Stevens is a well-connected, affluent artist from the Upper East Side.

Philadelphia neighborhood with a new ‘uncle’ every month, believed she had at last found safety and contentment in Paris, married to a brilliant scientist.

Taut with suspense and vivid characterization, and with an unnervingly realistic premise that could alter our lives, ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK is Sheldon at the top of his form.

The Other Side of Me (2005)

The other side of me

Author of over a dozen bestsellers, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and creator of some of television’s greatest hits, Sheldon has seen and done it all, and now in this candid memoir, he shares his story for the first time. 

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