8 Best Sidney Sheldon Books To Add To Your Library

What are the best Sidney Sheldon books? Learn more about this famous author in our guide, and consider adding a few books to your reading list.

Sidney Sheldon is one of the best crime authors of all time. He wrote various suspense and thriller models in addition to a handful of Broadway movies and plays. He was born in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. He was a prominent director and producer during the 1930s, gradually transitioning from the stage to the big screen. He also became one of the most successful crimes and thriller writers, leaving his mark on a generation before passing away in 2007.

Even though he has passed away, his legacy lives on in his books. If you want to explore the best Sidney Sheldon books, check out a few examples below. This round-up pairs nicely with our guide to authors like Sidney Sheldon.

1. If Tomorrow Comes, 1985

Suppose Tomorrow Comes on a woman named Tracy Whitney. She is close to marrying the love of her life and is excited to start a new Journey with him. Unfortunately, she is suddenly betrayed by the mafia when she is framed for a crime she has not committed. Her fiance eventually abandons her as she stares down the prospect of spending a decade and a half in prison. In a rage, she begins hatching a plan that she will use to get revenge on everyone who has crossed her. Eventually, she will face the person who masterminded the plot, bringing this journey to a climax. If you enjoyed our round-up of the best authors like Sidney Sheldon, you might also enjoy our list of best Jack Carr books.. You can also search for more thriller authors using our search bar at the top right of the post.

“We’re flimflam artists. But remember, sonny, you can’t con people unless they’re greedy , to begin with. W. C. Fields had it right. You can’t cheat an honest man.”

Sidney Sheldon, If Tomorrow Comes
If Tomorrow Comes
  • Sheldon, Sidney (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 416 Pages - 11/02/1988 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

2. Rage of Angels, 1980

Rage of Angels is one of the most popular Sidney Sheldon books. It follows Jennifer Parker, a lawyer who recently graduated from law school. Unfortunately, new lawyers tend to make mistakes, and this mistake has caused a leader of the mafia to get released.

Even worse, some people believe that the mistake was so bad that the only answer is that the mafia must have bribed the district attorney. So now, parker finds herself working hard to save her career and the integrity of the DA’s office. If you’re searching for more crime novels to add to your reading list, check out our guide on the best Patricia Cromwell books.

“If we want a spaceship built or the distance of a star measured, we call in the experts. But when we want something important done, we collect twelve ordinary folks to do it. As I recall, the founder of Christianity did the same thing.”

Sidney Sheldon, Rage of Angels
Rage of Angels
  • Sheldon, Sidney (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 512 Pages - 06/27/2017 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

3. Master of the Game, 1982

Master of the Game is one of the most popular books for people reading Sidney Sheldon for the first time. The book’s main character is Kate Blackwell, celebrating her 90th birthday. She is a mighty woman who has significantly impacted the world in several ways. First, she inherited a significant fortune from her parents, who were professional diamond dealers. Then, she used her tremendous wealth to build a great Empire. The story discusses heartbreak, triumph, revenge, and betrayal. 

“Business is a game,’ David told Kate, ‘played for fantastic stakes, and you’re in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.”

Sidney Sheldon, Master of the Game
Master of the Game
  • Sheldon, Sidney (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 496 Pages - 06/27/2017 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

4. Windmills of the Gods, 1988

Windmills of the Gods follows Mary Ashley, a European studies professor at Kansas State University. Because of her work, she is eventually appointed to be the ambassador to Romania, which is behind the Iron Curtain during this time. Unfortunately, she also has two young children, and the move stresses her tremendously. Even worse, she is the target of an assassination attempt. As the story unfolds, an intense investigation stretches across the globe, marked by moments of triumph, danger, betrayal, and death. 

“Even when lightning flashes inside them [clouds], we say they are only clouds and turn our attention to the next meal, next pain, next breath, the next page. This is how we go on.”

Sidney Sheldon, Windmills of the Gods
Windmills of the Gods
  • Sheldon, Sidney (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 434 Pages - 02/01/1988 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

5. The Other Side of Midnight, 1973

The Other Side of Midnight follows Catherine Douglas, an innocent bystander who gets swept up by an international conspiracy. From the United States, her husband starts to chase a movie star. This is a book that leads the reader on a variety of escapades all over the world, from Greece to Paris and from Washington to the West. This book has money, love, betrayal, and suspense. It was so successful that the book was turned into a film in 1977. It remains one of his most famous books to this day. 

“On trial… the most important factor is not innocence or guilt, but the impression of innocence or guilt. There’s no absolute truth. Just the interpretation of truth.”

Sidney Sheldon, The Other Side of Midnight
The Other Side of Midnight
  • Sheldon, Sidney (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 464 Pages - 06/27/2017 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

6. Tell Me Your Dreams, 1998

Tell Me Your Dreams follows Ashley Patterson, who is all but sure that someone is stalking her. She has no proof of this situation, but she is a master of modern technology. She is sure that something is not quite right, and that is why she decides to put her technology skills to use. She partners with several other characters to try to figure out what is happening, but all of a sudden, there is a mysterious murder that starts to tie everything together. Shockingly, this novel was based on actual events, which makes it even more suspenseful. 

“impish, vivacious, and daring. She was half smoldering, half firecracker. Her face was puckishly heart shaped, her eyes were a mischievous brown, her figure alluring.”

Sidney Sheldon, Tell Me Your Dreams
Tell Me Your Dreams
  • Sheldon, Sidney (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 384 Pages - 08/01/1999 (Publication Date) - Vision (Publisher)

7. The Sands of Time, 1989

The Sands of Time focuses on a handful of women living in Spain. They live in the shelter of a convent but eventually depart the convent to explore an outside world that they have not seen in a long time. The book is set in Spain during the years following Francisco Franco, when there was tremendous turmoil. The Spanish government is fighting against an uprising led by the Basque rebels, which the four women immediately find themselves caught in the middle of. They sense danger closing in from all around them, but each woman will find redemption, love, truth, and her place in history. 

“God cannot take sides; for He is in all of us. We are all a part of Him, and when we try to destroy Him, we destroy ourselves.”

Sidney Sheldon, The Sands of Time
The Sands of Time
  • Sheldon, Sidney (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 427 Pages - 12/01/1989 (Publication Date) - Grand Central Publishing (Publisher)

8. Bloodline, 1988

One of the best-known Sidney Sheldon books, Bloodline, focuses on an international firm called Roe & Sons. They are an industry standard, wealthy, and powerful. The firm is so powerful that they have become addicted to controlling and intend to control its industry and the world. Shortly, the leader of Roe & Sons will die, but he decides not to pass control of the firm to one of his sons. Instead, he gives control to his daughter, Elizabeth. Now, she has to gain control of the firm, convincing everyone that she is worthy of the title. She must also fight off greedy rivals who feel she is not suited to the job. This even includes an assassination attempt. 

“Because there was a hunger in me to see everything and do everything. I wanted to be everyone I saw. I wasn’t enough for me. Can you understand that?”

Sidney Sheldon, Bloodline
  • Sidney Sheldon
  • romance
  • suspense
  • Sheldon, Sidney (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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