Books by Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of more than 50 New York Times bestsellers, including WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), ENVY (2001), THE SWITCH (2000), THE ALIBI (1999), UNSPEAKABLE (1998), and FAT TUESDAY (1997), all of which have be


DEADLINE by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Satisfying, vintage Brown storytelling."
A returning war correspondent covering a sensational murder case ends up with more than he bargained for. Read full book review >
LOW PRESSURE by Sandra Brown
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A good old-fashioned thriller and a winner, even though the bad guys are sometimes just a little too bad for plausibility."
A bestseller about an old homicide that once dominated the headlines brings a family back together in Brown's thriller set in Texas, Atlanta and New York. Read full book review >
LETHAL by Sandra Brown
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Standard Brown fare."
An FBI agent, deep undercover, is the prime suspect in a mass murder and must uncover the corrupt forces behind the killings to clear his name. Read full book review >
TOUGH CUSTOMER by Sandra Brown
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 12, 2010

"Brown's ear for Texas dialect and her earnest characterizations of cynical lawmen with stout hearts make for an enjoyable summer read."
A manhunt for a homicidal stalker reunites an ex-cop and his long-lost daughter, in Brown's latest thriller (Rainwater, 2009). Read full book review >
RAINWATER by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Mediocre, but with the author's track record and a pre-Christmas release, how can it fail?"
Megaseller Brown (Smash Cut, 2009, etc.) tries her hand at historical fiction in this slight tale of a Depression-era landlady and her mysterious boarder. Read full book review >
SMASH CUT by Sandra Brown
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

A rich man is murdered, and suspicion falls on his much-younger mistress and the movie-obsessed nephew who is heir to his fortune. Read full book review >
PLAY DIRTY by Sandra Brown
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Solid, satisfying thriller from the prolific Brown (Ricochet, 2006 etc.)."
Fallen gridiron great, fresh out of prison, reluctantly agrees to impregnate the wife of a disabled millionaire. Read full book review >
PLAY DIRTY by Sandra Brown
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Solid, satisfying thriller from the prolific Brown (Ricochet, 2006 etc.)."
Fallen gridiron great, fresh out of prison, reluctantly agrees to impregnate the wife of a disabled millionaire. Read full book review >
RICOCHET by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"An able thriller featuring a squared-jawed cop and a shifty dame."
Dedicated Savannah cop finds himself dangerously smitten by a sexy—and married—suspect. Read full book review >
WHITE HOT by Sandra Brown
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Sluggish plot hemmed in by too much backstory and going-through-the-motions prose. Not Brown's best."
Lukewarm thriller from bestselling Brown (Hello, Darkness, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
HELLO, DARKNESS by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"Play it again, Clint."
With her latest, Brown (The Crush, 2002) passes fifty-some bongs on the New York Times bestseller list, though her score probably includes paperback reprints as well as hardcovers. Read full book review >
THE CRUSH by Sandra Brown
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Pretty good suspenser from the hugely popular Brown (Envy, 2001, etc.)."
Contract killer falls in love with a surgeon. Read full book review >
ENVY by Sandra Brown
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 28, 2001

"Not The Aspern Papers."
With over 46 New York Times bestsellers, Brown (The Alibi, 1999, etc. etc.) has few to envy among living authors, nor does the plot of Envy seem based on Brown's shortfall in literary esteem. Read full book review >
STANDOFF by Sandra Brown
THRILLERS
Released: May 2, 2000

"True love conquers (almost) all with time-honored predictability, and Brown's many fans will undoubtedly enjoy her latest."
The action takes place in New Mexico, but all the main characters are from Texas, always fertile home ground for perennial bestseller Brown (The Alibi, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
THE ALIBI by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"A story Brown's fans will savor, however charmless its language. (Literary Guild main selection)"
According to her publisher, Brown (Unspeakable, 1998, etc. etc.) has had 37 titles on the New York Times bestseller lists in the past nine years, some of them reprints of her Texas! trilogy and other earlier works. Read full book review >
UNSPEAKABLE by Sandra Brown
THRILLERS
Released: June 10, 1998

"And they did. (Literary Guild main selection; TV satellite tour)"
Styleless and clichÇ-besotted though the works of the queen of Texas melodrama may be, her last novel—1997's Mardi Gras sleaze extravaganza Fat Tuesday—got a first printing of 500,000 and the nod from two book clubs. Read full book review >
FAT TUESDAY by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 1997

"No surprises here, but Brown's readers will find this Mardi Gras extravaganza more than satisfying. (First printing of 500,000; Literary Guild main selection/Doubleday Book Club selection)"
 Mega-selling Brown (Exclusive, 1996, etc.) returns, this time with a tale of murder, mayhem, and the battle of the sexes set in sleazy, swampy, sweaty New Orleans. Read full book review >
EXCLUSIVE by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 1996

"A fine pick for an election year: Brown knows her terrain and has produced a lively, gripping read. (First printing of 350,000; Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
 A beach-bag shoo-in: With trademark zing and vigor, Brown (Charade, 1994, etc.) takes on the White House. Read full book review >
THE WITNESS by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 1995

"With identity puzzles and a chase, plus all the grue and woo: an entertainment bound for bestsellerdom. (First printing of ??; Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
 Brown's romantic suspense/adventures (Charade, 1994, etc.) are sharpening in pace and punch, as evidenced in this tale of a public defender, a young mother, who sees something unspeakable in the South Carolina woods. Read full book review >
CHARADE by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 1994

 The queen of Texas melodrama takes metaphor perhaps a step too far as she pits her heart-transplant-patient heroine against a serial killer obsessed with stopping her new heart. Read full book review >
WHERE THERE'S SMOKE by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 1993

 More frustrated passion, political scandal, and true Texas grit from Brown—this featuring the simmering love-hate bond between cool, beautiful Dr. Laura Mallory and the savage blue-eyed younger brother of the politician whose life she reputedly destroyed. Read full book review >
THE SILKEN WEB by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1992

 A first hardcover of a novel that was available for a short time ten years ago—published then, as Brown (French Silk, p. 267, etc.) tells us, under the pseudonym of Laura Jordan. Read full book review >
FRENCH SILK by Sandra Brown
Released: May 8, 1992

"Glamorous lighting and soft-edged photography fail to disguise the paperback-romance roots of a totally unsurprising whodunit. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for June)"
 The queen of mail-order lingerie is the prime suspect in the search for the murderer of a loathsome evangelist. Read full book review >
TEXAS! SAGE by Sandra Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Damn, Sage'' ain't for everyone."
 Cowboys, horses and tough-talking blondes duke it out in this feisty conclusion to former television weatherperson Brown's lowbrow TEXAS! trilogy—this featuring the spoiled youngest daughter of the Dallas-like Tyler clan and her passionate search for love. Read full book review >
TEXAS! CHASE by Sandra Brown
Released: Feb. 1, 1990

The second in a trilogy of Lone Star melodramas (after Texas! Read full book review >