Amanda Quick is a pen name for author Jayne Ann Krentz. While Krentz uses a number of names to writer her books, she is known as Amanda Quick when writing historical romantic suspense novels.

Krentz was forced to adopt the multiple pseudonyms out of necessity. She published her early novels under the name Jayne Castle, her birth name, but the contract she signed gave the publishers rights to that name for ten years. When she left the contract, she would be forced to write under a variety of pen names to avoid any trouble with her previous publisher.

Publication Order of Vanza Books

With This Ring(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Thee Wed(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wicked Widow(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lie by Moonlight(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lavinia Lake Books

Slightly Shady(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don't Look Back(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Late for the Wedding(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ladies of Lantern Street Books

Crystal Gardens(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery Woman(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Otherwise Engaged(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Burning Cove, California

The Girl Who Knew Too Much(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Lady Vanishes(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tightrope(2019) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Surrender(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seduction(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scandal(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rendezvous(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ravished(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reckless(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deception(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desire(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mistress(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystique(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mischief(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Affair(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Paid Companion(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wait Until Midnight(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The River Knows(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Garden of Lies(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Til Death Do Us Part(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


If You Like Amanda Quick Books, You’ll Love…

The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a good book by Quick. The book takes places in 1930s California at the exclusive Burning Cove Hotel. Reporter Irene Glasso is there and she finds a dead actress at the bottom of the pool. The actress had something important to tell Irene and that knowledge may be what got her killed. Irene will search for the truth about the women’s drowning and rely on help from the hotel’s owner, former magician Oliver Ward. He can’t let scandal ruin his business and with Irene they will uncover many dark and dangerous secrets about the hotel.

Another good Quick novel is called Dangerous: A Novel. This one sees Prudence Mayweather who takes a huge risk to save her brother. The Earl of Angelstone has designs on challenging her brother to a duel, but in order to stop this she visits his chambers late at night. This is a risk and a faux pas for a woman of her time, but it’s a risk she has to take. It’s a bold move that draws her closer to the Earl, a closeness she’ll need if she continues to act so boldly.

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