Sandra Brown is an American novelist who writes romance novels and romance thriller/suspense novels. She started her career on a dare from her husband in 1981 and since that time has published almost 70 novels – most of which have been bestsellers. She has also used the pen names Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, and Erin St. Claire over the course of her career.

Brown has written a few romance series, but other than that, she mostly writes standalone novels. Below is a list of all of Sandra Brown’s novels in order of when they were originally published:

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Publication Order of Astray & Devil/Hellraisers Books

(as Erin St. Claire)

Publication Order of Bed & Breakfast Books

Breakfast in Bed (1983)Description / Buy at
Send No Flowers (1984)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Coleman Family Saga Books

Publication Order of Lee Coburn Books

(with C.J. Box)

Lethal (2011)Description / Buy at
Honor & ... (With: C.J. Box) (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Mason Sisters Books

Publication Order of Mitchell & Associates Books

Publication Order of Texas! Tyler Family Saga Books

Publication Order of The MatchUp Collection Books

Honor & ... (With: C.J. Box) (2017)Description / Buy at
Deserves to Be Dead (By: John Sandford,Lisa Jackson) (2017)Description / Buy at
Getaway (By: Lisa Scottoline,Nelson DeMille) (2017)Description / Buy at
Midnight Flame (By: Christopher Rice,Lara Adrian) (2018)Description / Buy at
Short Story (By: Karin Slaughter,Michael Koryta) (2019)Description / Buy at
Past Prologue (By: Diana Gabaldon,Steve Berry) (2019)Description / Buy at
Faking a Murderer (By: Lee Child,Kathy Reichs) (2019)Description / Buy at
Dig Here (By: Charlaine Harris,Andrew Gross) (2019)Description / Buy at
Taking the Veil (By: J.A. Jance,Eric Van Lustbader) (2019)Description / Buy at
Rambo on Their Minds (By: Gayle Lynds,David Morrell) (2019)Description / Buy at
Footloose (By: Val McDermid,Peter James) (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Rachel Ryan Children's Books

(as Rachel Ryan)

Talulah's Rules (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Love's Encore (As:Rachel Ryan) (1981)Description / Buy at
Love Beyond Reason (As:Rachel Ryan) (1981)Description / Buy at
Eloquent Silence (As:Rachel Ryan) (1982)Description / Buy at
A Treasure Worth Seeking (As:Rachel Ryan) (1982)Description / Buy at
The Silken Web (As:Laura Jordan) (1982)Description / Buy at
Not Even For Love (As:Erin St. Claire) (1982)Description / Buy at
Hidden Fires (As:Laura Jordan) (1982)Description / Buy at
A Kiss Remembered (As:Erin St. Claire) (1983)Description / Buy at
Seduction by Design (As:Erin St. Claire) (1983)Description / Buy at
Heaven's Price (1983)Description / Buy at
Tomorrow's Promise (1983)Description / Buy at
Tempest in Eden (1983)Description / Buy at
Temptations Kiss (1983)Description / Buy at
Shadows of Yesterday / Relentless Desire (1983)Description / Buy at
Prime Time (1983)Description / Buy at
Words of Silk (As:Erin St. Claire) (1984)Description / Buy at
A Secret Splendor (As:Erin St. Claire) (1984)Description / Buy at
Bittersweet Rain (As:Erin St. Claire) (1984)Description / Buy at
In a Class by Itself (1984)Description / Buy at
Sweet Anger (As:Erin St. Claire) (1985)Description / Buy at
Thursday's Child (1985)Description / Buy at
Riley in the Morning (1985)Description / Buy at
Tiger Prince (As:Erin St. Claire) (1985)Description / Buy at
The Rana Look (1986)Description / Buy at
Above and Beyond (As:Erin St. Claire) (1986)Description / Buy at
22 Indigo Place (1986)Description / Buy at
Honor Bound (1986)Description / Buy at
Sunny Chandler's Return (1987)Description / Buy at
Two Alone (As:Erin St. Claire) (1987)Description / Buy at
Tidings of Great Joy (1987)Description / Buy at
Demon Rumm (1987)Description / Buy at
Long Time Coming (1988)Description / Buy at
Hawk O'Toole's Hostage (1988)Description / Buy at
Slow Heat in Heaven (1988)Description / Buy at
Temperatures Rising (1989)Description / Buy at
A Whole New Light (1989)Description / Buy at
The Thrill of Victory (As:Erin St. Claire) (1989)Description / Buy at
Best Kept Secrets (1989)Description / Buy at
Mirror Image (1990)Description / Buy at
Breath of Scandal (1991)Description / Buy at
French Silk (1991)Description / Buy at
Roses at Dawn (1992)Description / Buy at
Where There's Smoke (1993)Description / Buy at
Charade (1994)Description / Buy at
The Witness (1995)Description / Buy at
Exclusive (1996)Description / Buy at
Fat Tuesday (1997)Description / Buy at
Unspeakable (1998)Description / Buy at
The Alibi (1999)Description / Buy at
Envy (1999)Description / Buy at
Standoff (2000)Description / Buy at
The Switch (2000)Description / Buy at
Hello, Darkness (2001)Description / Buy at
The Crush (2002)Description / Buy at
White Hot (2004)Description / Buy at
Chill Factor (2005)Description / Buy at
Play Dirty (2006)Description / Buy at
Ricochet (2006)Description / Buy at
Of Love and Life (2007)Description / Buy at
Smoke Screen (2008)Description / Buy at
Rainwater (2009)Description / Buy at
Low Pressure (2012)Description / Buy at
Deadline (2013)Description / Buy at
Mean Streak (2014)Description / Buy at
Friction (2015)Description / Buy at
Sting (2016)Description / Buy at
A Soldier's Promise (2017)Description / Buy at
Seeing Red (2017)Description / Buy at
Tailspin (2018)Description / Buy at
Outfox (2019)Description / Buy at
Thick as Thieves (2020)Description / Buy at
Blind Tiger (2021)Description / Buy at
Overkill (2022)Description / Buy at
Out of Nowhere (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women(1992)Description / Buy at
No Rest for the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at
MatchUp(2017)Description / Buy at
Our Prince of Scribes(2018)Description / Buy at

Notes: Love’s Encore, Love Beyond Reason, Eloquent Silence, A Treasure Worth Seeking and Prime Time were written under the pen name of Rachel Ryan.

Hidden Fires and The Silken Web were written under the pseudonym Laura Jordan.

Not Even for Love, Seduction by Design, A Kiss Remembered, A Secret Splendor, Words of Silk, Bittersweet Rain, Tiger Prince, Sweet Anger, Above and Beyond, Honor Bound, Two Alone, The Thrill of Victory as well as the Astray & Devil series were written under the pen name of Erin St. Claire.

If You Like Sandra Brown Books, You’ll Love…

Sandra Brown Synopses: In Thick as Thieves by Sandra Brown, 20 years ago, a heist went awry, leaving one dead, one in jail, and one with the loot. Arden Maxwell, the daughter of the vanished perpetrator, returns to her family home seeking answers. Meanwhile, two of her father’s co-conspirators, including a war hero and a corrupt district attorney, closely watch her. The past is about to resurface, leading to secrets exposed and passions reignited, as the characters confront the aftermath of that fateful night.

Blind Tiger is a standalone title by Sandra Brown. Thatcher Hutton, a weary soldier returning to his cowboy life, finds himself accused of a crime upon arriving in Foley, Texas. The town is in turmoil as a local woman goes missing, and suspicions fall on Thatcher. To clear his name, he faces corrupt officials, feuding moonshiners, and a determined young widow, Laurel Plummer, who, despite her soft demeanor, is determined to control her own destiny. As they navigate a world of corruption, violence, and moonshine wars, Thatcher and Laurel find themselves on opposite sides, testing their resolve and challenging the status quo.

Overkill by Sandra Brown weaves a complex narrative involving the aftermath of a violent assault on Rebecca Pratt, Zach Bridger’s ex-wife. Zach is faced with a difficult decision regarding Rebecca’s life support, and the consequences of that choice reverberate over the years. When Rebecca’s attacker, Eban, is released from prison, state prosecutor Kate Lennon is determined to bring him back to justice. The legal and emotional complexities escalate when Zach and Kate find themselves drawn to each other, while Eban plots to eliminate any threats to his freedom. The story explores themes of justice, morality, and the intertwining of lives in the face of tragedy.

Out of Nowhere by Sandra Brown unfolds in the aftermath of a tragic shooting at a Texas county fair, where Elle Portman, a children’s book author, and Calder Hudson, a corporate consultant, find their lives intersecting. The story explores the emotional aftermath of the shooting, the quest for justice, and the unexpected connection that forms between Elle and Calder. As they grapple with the trauma and search for answers, the novel delves into themes of resilience, healing, and the unpredictable ways in which lives can become intertwined in the face of tragedy.

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