Life is like a novel, It’s filled with suspense, You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.
If any time in your life, you want to read a novel based on crime, suspense, mystery and thriller, you can choose the books of Sidney Sheldon. One of the first books I ever read during my teen years was called ” Master of the Game” by Sidney Sheldon. It was his books that got me hooked on reading in the first place and I loved every novel I ever read from the late Sidney Sheldon.
Sidney Sheldon was one of the world’s most loved and highest earning authors, he is the 7th best selling author of all time. He was born on the 11th of February 1917 in Chicago, Illinois and died at the age of 89 on the 30th of January 2007 in Rancho Mirage, California. He started writing poems at the age of 10, and sold his first script to Hollywood at 17. He worked as a novelist from the year 1969 to the year 2007.
His books center mainly around a female lead character. For him women are talented and capable, but most important, they retain their femininity. Women have tremendous power — their femininity, because men can’t do without it.” Most of his work figures around women caught in difficult and dangerous situation. The best thing about his books is that he maintains the suspense till very end of the book, you are compelled to read the whole book to know the story.
Here are 6 must read books by Sidney Sheldon
1. Windmills of the Gods
Reading about a women in power who fearlessly tackles all the problems of her life is Mary Ashley – a professor at Kansas State University who is offered an ambassadorship by the President of the United States. At first place she turns down this offer for her children and husband, but later decides to take this offer after an unprecedented change in her life.
She is sent to Romania, as the new US Ambassador to an Iron Curtain country, she soon realizes that she’s been marked for death by the world’s most skilled assassin. She fights a tough battle to remain there and becomes an inspiring story to read.
2. Rage of Angels
The life of Jennifer Parker – a brilliant, beautiful and bold lawyer, is like a roller-coaster ride, at times she is best in her career and sometimes she is covered by the walls of depression.
Her life as an attorney takes an unexpected turn when she is wrongly accused of being involved with the Mafia headed by Micheal Moretti. Adam Warner, who is running for the senator’s position brings the love quotient to the proceedings. In trying to save her son’s life Jennifer gets involved in the unlawful dealings of the Mafia and Moretti himself.
3. Master of the Game
Following the tradition of female leading characters, Kate Blackwell is a successful 90 year old women. The story is in flashback, you get to know about a beautiful, strong willed and manipulative woman, she lives a challenging life and controls the life of her children without even letting them know about it. It is in the end you will realize the true capabilities of the women.
4. Tell Me Your Dreams
The master storyteller captivates you with the story of three attractive women suspected of committing a number of brutal murders. What follows is one of the most interesting murder trials.
Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members. At its head was one of the wealthiest men in the world, a man who has just died in a mysterious accident and left his only daughter, Elizabeth, in control of the company. Now as this intelligent, tough, and beautiful young woman dares to save — not sell — Roffe and Sons, she will have to outwit those who secretly want her power, and the unknown assassin who wants her life.
6. The Stars Shines Down
Lara Cameron is a famous powerful wealthy New York building developer who struggled from brutal poverty in Glace Bay, a banker who took her body as part of her first deal, to Chicago, banker Keller whose love she takes lightly for granted. As her skyscrapers and boutique hotels tower on earth, she is at the top of a male dominated field. She lies and cheats to close a deal, making cruel enemies.
She is forty, beautiful, glamorous, insecure, ruthless, vulnerable, secretly generous, rich – and still wants more. She marries an international concert pianist, the Lochinvar of her childhood dreams, but someone puts him in the hospital and threatens to take down her empire.
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