Sidney Sheldon Novels

A bibliography of America's one of the most loved bestseller Sidney Sheldon's novels.

The Naked Face

1970
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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? 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 book was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author.


In 1984 the novel was adapted as a film directed by Bryan Forbes, starring Roger Moore, Rod Steiger and Elliott Gould. It was nominated for "Best Film" at Mystfest, a film festival.


The Other Side of Midnight

1973
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In Paris...Washington...and a fabulous villa in Greece, an innocent American girl becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal. She is Catherine Douglas, a woman caught in a web of four lives intertwined by passion as her handsome husband pursues an incredibly beautiful film star...and as Constantin Demeris, a legendary Greek tycoon, tightens the strands that control them all.


The book reached No.1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. It was made into a 1977 motion picture of the same name, directed by Charles Jarrott. The cast included Marie-France Pisier, John Beck, Susan Sarandon, Christian Marquand and Josette Banzet. It collected $24,652,021 at the box office. It was remade in India as the Hindi film Oh Bewafa (1980).

A Stranger in the Mirror

1976
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From humble beginnings, Toby Temple becomes a superstar. He knows what he wants – and he always makes sure he gets what he wants. He is the world's funniest comedian, loved by presidents and lusted after by women. But deep down, he yearns for love and stability. Jill Castle has always been an outsider, desperate to be accepted. Despite her great beauty, she finds breaking into Hollywood as an actress impossible without auditioning on the directors' infamous casting couches. But, with one glance, Toby falls for Jill's beauty and sweeps her out of obscurity to stardom by his side. Now, she can get the revenge she has always longed for.

Bloodline

1977
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The daughter of a rich and powerful father, Elizabeth Roffe is young, beautiful and sole heir to a billion dollar fortune.


Then tragedy strikes. Her father is killed in a freak accident and Elizabeth must take command of his mighty global empire, the pharmaceutical company - Roffe and Sons. It makes Elizabeth the richest girl in the world alongwith desperate, cash-hungry family members. But someone, somewhere, is determined that she must die.  She will have to outwit those who secretly want her power and the unknown assassin who wants her life.


From the backstreets of Istanbul to the upmarket offices of New York, Bloodline is a hypnotic tale of love and ambition, danger, intrigue and death.


In 1979, a motion picture adaptation of Bloodline was released starring Audrey Hepburn as Elizabeth and directed by Terence Young. Since the 50-year-old Hepburn was considerably older than Sheldon's character, Sheldon revised his novel to place the literary version of Elizabeth into the same age range as the actress. It made $8,218,695 at the box office.

Rage of Angels

1980
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Jennifer Parker is brilliant, beautiful and indomitable lawyer and one of the most successful. Her life is shadowed by two men. Both of them powerful and both drawn irresistibly to her. She gets into a series of ongoings that lead to intrigue with the mob and a rival attorney that promises to break her life's dreams. Parker is romantically torn between a famous politician, who helps her rise again and a Mafia boss, the man that framed her, swearing to destroy her after he finds out about her affair with the politician that had short-lived though long enough to gift her a son.

Master of the Game

1982
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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 Afrikaaner merchant. Her conception was itself an act of hate-filled vengeance. At the extravagent 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!


The critically acclaimed novel spent four weeks at number one on the New York Time's Bestseller List and was later adapted into a 1984 television miniseries. It was nominated for the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special" for the first part of the series. The miniseries was released on DVD on May 4, 2009.

If Tomorrow Comes

1985
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Tracy Whitney is on top of the world. Young, beautiful, intelligent, she is about to marry into wealth and glamour – until, betrayed by her own innocence, she finds herself in prison, framed by a ruthless mafia gang and abandoned by the man she loves. Beaten and broken, but surviving with her dazzling ingenuity, Tracy emerges from her savage ordeal – determined to avenge those who have destroyed her life. Her thirst for revenge takes her from New Orleans to London, from Paris to Madrid and Amsterdam. Tracy is playing for the highest stakes in a deadly game. Only one man can challenge her – he’s handsome, persuasive and every bit as daring. Only one man can stop her – an evil genius whose only hope of salvation is in Tracy’s destruction.


The novel was adapted into a three-part TV miniseries with the same name in 1986, starring Madolyn Smith and Tom Berenger.

Windmills of the Gods

1987
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The world is on the brink of mutual destruction between the East and the West and Mary Ashley, beautiful, talented and intelligent scholar, has been chosen to represent America as Ambassador to Romania. A woman who is about to dramatically change the course of world events – if she lives. For Mary Ashley has been marked for death by the world's most proficient and mysterious assassin and plunged into a nightmare of espionage, kidnapping and terror.  Only two people both powerfully attractive and ultimately enigmatic men can offer her help. But soon she comes to believe that one of them Is out to kill her.


A TV miniseries, starring Jaclyn Smith was released in 1988.

The Sands of Time

1988
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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 Amy.


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

Megan - the orphan, who 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.

Memories of Midnight

1990
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'Constantin Demiris'

Billionaire, art lover, womaniser…and killer. To Noelle, the woman who betrayed him, and Larry, the man who stole her, Demiris brought a chilling retribution. But Demiris’ terrible revenge is far from complete…

'Ioannina, Greece'

In the seclusion of a remote convent a young woman emerges from the trauma of memory loss…

'Catherine Alexander'

Larry’s widow, sees Demiris as a benefactor, the man who restores her faith in the future. How can she know the fate he has in store, or that her life is bound up with other victims of his mighty ego? From the exotic shores of the Mediterranean to post-war London, 'Memories of Midnight' is a passionate, unforgettable story of an innocent woman’s fight against a terrifying destiny


In 1991 the book was adapted for television as a two part miniseries starring Omar Sharif as Constantin Demiris and Jane Seymour as Catherine Alexander. 

The Doomsday Conspiracy

1991
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OPERATION DOOMSDAY

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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 on the Swiss Alps.

The Stars Shine Down

1992
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Lara Cameron is young and beautiful. Rising from a past she seeks to repress, she achieves her wildest ambition, creating a much envied business empire and the power behind the tallest building on earth. A self-made billionaire who towers over a traditionally male domain, an icon of glamour and accomplishment to men and women everywhere. Beautiful but insecure, ruthless yet vulnerable, Lara has struggled brutally to achieve it all -- yet still wants more. And in a dazzling global setting from London to New York, from Reno to Rome, she will find everything she has ever desired and won -- her fortune, her fame, the man she loves -- swiftly and shockingly imperiled.


Paul Martin, a brilliant but mysterious lawyer who is captivated by Lara, finally is faced with her desire for independence and his own compulsion no to let her go. Howard Keller, Lara's longtime friend and mentor, is torn between loyalty to her and maintaining a terrifying secret, one that must never be revealed especially to Lara.It is Philip Adler who offers Lara an exciting new world, but at a devastating price that threatens to destroy them both.

Nothing Lasts Forever

1994
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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

1995
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The Stanford family is one of the most respected in America – but behind the facade of fame and glamour lies a hidden web of blackmail, drugs and murder…


When Harry Stanford, one of the wealthiest men in the world, mysteriously drowns while cruising on his yacht off the rugged coast of Corsica, it sets off a chain of events that reverberates around the globe.


At the family gathering following the funeral in Boston, a strikingly beautiful young woman appears. She claims to be Stanford's daughter and entitled to a share of the tycoon's estate. Is she genuine, or is she an imposter?


Sweeping from the splendours of the Italian Riviera, to the fashion salons of Paris and New York, and the élite opulence of Boston and Florida, 'Morning, Noon & Night' twists and turns its way through intrigue, smoke and mirrors to a surprise ending you'll never forget…


The Best Laid Plans

1997
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He wanted power, she wanted revenge…


‘Dear Diary: This morning I met the man I am going to marry.’ It was a simple enough entry in a young woman’s diary which gave not the slightest portent of the elaborate chain of events that was about to occur.


The Best Laid Plans tells the explosive story of the beautiful and ambitious Leslie Stewart, who learns that for some men power is the greatest aphrodisiac; and of Oliver Russell, the handsome governor of a small southern state, who finds out why hell has no fury like a woman scorned.


Oliver has a strategy to win the White House; Leslie has a scheme to make him wish he’d never been born. They both should have known that even the best laid plans can go dangerously astray…in a deadly dangerous way.


Tell Me Your Dreams

1998
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Computer whiz Ashley Patterson is convinced she is being stalked. Coworker Toni Prescott has a penchant for Internet dating and little time for anyone else. And Alette Peters prefers quiet weekends in the arms of a beefcake artist. They know virtually nothing about each other--until the three women are linked by a murder investigation that will lead to one of the most bizarre trials of the century. 

The Sky Is Falling

2001
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If America had a royal family, the Winthrops would wear the crown. Popular and charismatic, they have captured the imagination of the world with their public service, enormous charity and glamorous lives. But in a single year, all five members of the family are killed in a series of 'accidents'.


Dana Evans, a beautiful young anchorwoman with a Washington TV network, sees something sinister behind their deaths, and begins an investigation that yields evidence she can hardly believe. The result is a cat-and-mouse chase that leads her through half a dozen countries in search of a remorseless killer. As she closes in on her suspect, the shocking secrets Dana unearths place herself and her young son in dire jeopardy. And then, in an unexpected turn of events, Dana becomes the hunted.


Are You Afraid of the Dark?

2004
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In New York, Denver, Paris and Berlin, four people have died separately in apparent accidents.


The widows of two of the dead, Diane Stevens, a well-connected, affluent artist from the Upper East Side and Kelly Harris, an African-American model, find themselves under ruthless attack and are drawn together in fear, confusion and for mutual protection. But why are they being targeted? 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 which could alter the future of the world and 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 neighbourhood with a new 'uncle' every month, believed she had at last found safety and contentment in Paris, married to a brilliant scientist.