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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sidney Sheldon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1917, in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 2007 in Rancho Mirage, California

Illinois Connection

Sheldon was born and raised in Chicago. He also attended Northwestern University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sidney Sheldon is probably best known for his exciting blockbuster novels. Almost all have been number-one international bestsellers. His first book, The Naked Face, was acclaimed by the New York Times as "the best first mystery of the year" and received an Edgar Award. Most of his novels have become major feature films or TV miniseries, and there are more than 275 million copies of his books in print throughout the world.

Before he became a novelist, Sidney Sheldon had already won a Tony Award for Broadway's Redhead and an Academy Award for The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer. He has written the screenplays for twenty-three motion pictures, including Easter Parade (with Judy Garland) and Annie Get Your Gun. In addition, he penned six other Broadway hits and created three long-running television series, including Hart to Hart and I Dream of Jeannie, which he also produced. A writer who has delighted millions with his award-winning plays, movies, novels, and television shows, Sidney Sheldon reigns as one of the most popular storytellers of all time.

Published Works

  • The Naked Face,Morrow,1970
  • A Stranger in the Mirror,Morrow,1976
  • Bloodline ,Morrow,1977
  • Rage of Angels,Morrow,1980
  • Master of the Game,Morrow,1982
  • If Tomorrow Comes,Morrow,1985
  • Windmills of the Gods,Morrow,1987
  • The Sands of Time ,Morrow,1988
  • The Doomsday Conspiracy,Morrow,1991
  • Nothing Lasts Forever ,Morrow,1994

Selected Titles At Your Library

The naked face.
ISBN: 0446341916. OCLC Number:

Morrow,. New York,. 1970.

The taut, gripping story of a man who is stalked by an unknown murderer.

A stranger in the mirror /
ISBN: 0446356573. OCLC Number:

Morrow,. New York :. 1976.

Toby Temple is consumed by his appetite for revenge. Jill Castle pays her way in the entertainment business with her body, creating a trail of painful secrets. Between them is an unbreakable bond that makes them both more and less than human.

Bloodline /
ISBN: 0446357448. OCLC Number:

Morrow,. New York :. 1978, ©1977.

Elizabeth Rolfe, only child of one of the world's richest men, has everything. When her father dies in a mysterious accident, she discovers that her inheritance includes far more than his international pharmaceutical company. Surrounded by desperate, cash-hungry relatives, she faces betrayal and sabotage and is pursued by an assassin who silently stalks her.

Rage of angels /
ISBN: 1478948388. OCLC Number:

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The story of a beautiful New York lawyer, who falls into a dangerous love triangle with two men--one a prominent politician, the other the head of the powerful Mofia family for whom she is counsel.

Master of the game /
ISBN: 1478948434. OCLC Number:

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Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success, a beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned, she's also a survivor as indomitable as her father, who returned from the edge of death to wrench a fortune in diamonds from the hard South African soil. Now, celebrating her ninetieth birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil.--

If tomorrow comes /
ISBN: 0446357421. OCLC Number:

Morrow,. New York :. 1985.

Tracy Whitney is sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment due to a frame-up. On her escape, she uses her intelligence, beauty and ice-cold nerve, in a vendetta against the mobsters responsible.

Windmills of the gods /
ISBN: 0688065708. OCLC Number:

W. Morrow and Co.,. New York :. ©1987.

The story of a woman trapped by a diabolical international conspiracy. The action races from the president's Oval Office to the hot Latino beat of Buenos Aires to the romance of Paris and Rome to the shadowy dangers of Bucharest.

The sands of time /
ISBN: 0688065716. OCLC Number:

Morrow,. New York :. ©1988.

Four nuns, suddenly severd from the security of convent life by the turbulence of Spanish political unrest, find themselves fighting their enemies and their own desires and struggling to sustain their friendship and their lives.

The doomsday conspiracy /
ISBN: 0688084893. OCLC Number:

William Morrow and Co.,. New York :. ©1991.

Navy Commander Bellamy is assigned to investigate the crash of a weather balloon in the Swiss Alps. However, for him it is also the beginning of a journey of terror into the incomprehensible.

Nothing lasts forever /
ISBN: 0688084915. OCLC Number:

W. Morrow,. New York :. ©1994.

Nothing last forever races from the llife and death decisions of the operating room to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial. It lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers.

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