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Sandra Brown

Full Name: Sandra Brown
Gender: Female
Hometown: Waco, TX
Born: 1948-03-12
Number of Works: 158
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Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-one New York Times bestsellers, including LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), and ENVY (2001), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.”

In 2009 Brown detoured from her thrillers to write, Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression.

Brown recently was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

ISBN: 0743466772, 9780743466776
Keywords: factor, chill
Pages: 560
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%

In a small North Carolina mountain town, women are disappearing. The residents of Cleary have every right to fear the worst for the five vanished women: Somebody has placed blue ribbons in the vicinity where each victim was last seen. At first, local Lily Martin seems unconcerned by the sudden crime wave. With her marriage broken, she has decided to leave Cleary. Things change, though, when she bumps into hunky bad boy Ben Tierney, rousing not only his interest but also that of her ex-husband, local police chief Dutch Burton. A neat mix of romance, suspense, and plot surprises.
ISBN: 1416532358, 9781416532354
Keywords: ricochet
Pages: 400
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

"When Detective Sergeant Duncan Hatcher is summoned to the home of Judge Cato Laird in the middle of the night to investigate a fatal shooting, he knows that discretion and kid-glove treatment are the keys to staying in the judge's good graces and keeping his job. At first glance, the case appears open-and-shut: Elise, the judge's trophy wife, interrupted a burglary in progress and killed the intruder in self-defense. But Duncan is immediately suspicious of Elise's innocent act. His gut feeling is that her account of the shooting is only partially true - and it's the parts she's leaving o
ISBN: 0749932945, 9780749932947
Keywords: envy
Pages: 549
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

Living on a remote island under an assumed name, novelist Parker Evans guards his secrets well. Fascinated by this reclusive genius, publisher Maris Matherly-Reed decides to pursue him. But this new project threatens an old commitment, a commitment at the very center of her life. Envy has all the ingredients of a Sandra Brown beach read bestseller.
ISBN: 1416563067, 9781416563068
Keywords: screen, smoke
Pages: 398
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%

New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with a tale of corruption and betrayal, revenge and reversal - where friends become foes, and heroes become criminals in the ultimate abuse of power.When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up to find herself in bed with Jay Burgess, a rising star detective in the Charleston PD, she remembers nothing of how she got there...or of how Jay wound up dead.Handsome and hard-partying, Jay was a hero of the disastrous fire that five years earlier had destroyed Charleston's police headquarters. The blaze left seven people dead, but the death toll would h
ISBN: 0446618675, 9780446618670
Keywords: alibi
Pages: 592
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0743245539, 9780743245531
Pages: 432
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

"When she hears that her younger brother Danny has committed suicide, Sayre Lynch relents from her vow never to return to Destiny, the small Louisiana town in which she grew up. She plans to leave immediately after the funeral, but instead soon finds herself drawn into the web cast by Huff Hoyle, her controlling and tyrannical father, the man who owns the town's sole industry, an iron foundry, and in effect runs the lives of everyone who lives there." "As she feared, Sayre learns that nothing has changed. Her father and older brother, Chris, are as devious as ever, and now they
ISBN: 1439172773, 9781439172773
Keywords: rainwater
Pages: 256
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

Acclaimed bestselling author Sandra Brown celebrates the spirit and determination that kept our country proud even through the Great Depression, in this moving tale of a bygone generation and a strong young widow who must rise above her circumstances. Ella Barron is determined that even the ravages of the Dust Bowl will not affect the well-ordered life she has built for herself and her special child, Solly, who lives in a world of his own that even she can’t enter. Aware that he evokes pity and distrust, Ella holds herself aloof from her small community, but her new boarder, David Rainwa
ISBN: 0446605581, 9780446605588
Keywords: tuesday
Pages: 480
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%

It's the day of sin, when sexuality explodes on the streets and no one is who they seem. For a cop turned outlaw, and for a beautiful woman held captive in a loveless marriage, New Orleans's Mardi Gras will offer them their last chance for freedom - and each other. Burke Basile is the hard-bitten cop whose world shattered when a fellow officer died from a bullet fired from Burke's own handgun. When his unhappy marriage crumbles, and he has nothing left to lose, Burke focuses his rage on his nemesis: Pinkie Duvall, a sinister, flamboyant defense attorney who has just helped a known killer get a
ISBN: 0743289358, 9780743289351
Keywords: dirty, play
Pages: 400
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

<center> #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown is back with a gripping story of obsession and its deadly consequences. </center> After five long years in federal prison, Griff Burkett is a free man. But the disgraced Cowboys quarterback can never return to life as he knew it before he was caught cheating. In a place where football is practically a religion, Griff committed a cardinal sin, and no one is forgiving. Foster Speakman, owner and CEO of SunSouth Airlines, and his wife, Laura, are a golden couple. Successful and wealthy, they lived a charmed life before fate
ISBN: 1416537775, 9781416537779
Keywords: darkness
Pages: 548
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 80%

For Paris Gibson, her popular late night radio show is both an escape and her one real contact with the outside world. Her world of isolation is brutally threatened when one listener — a man who identifies himself only as "Valentino" — tells her that her on-air advice to the girl he loves has caused her to jilt him, and that now he intends to exact his revenge. First he plans to kill the girl, and then he will come after Paris. Joined by the Austin police department, Paris plunges into a race against time in an effort to find Valentino before he can carry out his threats. A