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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.

Speaking Engagements

Selected Titles At Your Library

A stranger in the mirror /
ISBN: 0446356573. OCLC Number: 1858321

Morrow,. .

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: 3345201

Morrow,. .

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.

Doomsday conspiracy :
ISBN: 9780007839759. OCLC Number: 813190881

Harper Collins,. .

If tomorrow comes /
ISBN: 0446357421. OCLC Number: 11134466

Morrow,. .

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.

ISBN: 0008286086. OCLC Number: 1012533019

HARPERCOLLINS Publishers,. .

Master of the game /
ISBN: 1478948434. OCLC Number: 960277254

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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.--

Nothing lasts forever
ISBN: 1558009655. OCLC Number: 30907330

Dove Audio,. .

Nothing lasts forever races from the operating room to the court room amidst the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers.

Nothing lasts forever /
ISBN: 0688084915. OCLC Number: 29845917

W. Morrow,. .

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.

Rage of angels /
ISBN: 1478948388. OCLC Number: 1000614179

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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.

ISBN: 0008286205. OCLC Number: 1012516272

HARPERCOLLINS Publishers,. .

Selected from Windmills of the gods
ISBN: 0929631323. OCLC Number: 24397413

Literacy Volunteers of New York City,. .

ISBN: 0008286108. OCLC Number: 1012531271

HARPERCOLLINS Publishers,. .

The dark side of midnight
ISBN: 9780062434265. OCLC Number: 907539461

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Now appearing for the first time together, three of Sidney Sheldon's number one bestselling novels--The Other Side of MidnightThe Other Side of Midnight is a sweeping novel of high financial intrigue on three continents, love, murder, danger, and suspense.

The doomsday conspiracy /
ISBN: 0688084893. OCLC Number: 23383325

William Morrow and Co.,. .

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.

The naked face
ISBN: 9781607470908. OCLC Number: 742381137

Phoenix Books,. .

A psychoanalyst, falsely suspected of murder by the police, is stalked by the murderer himself.

The naked face.
ISBN: 0446341916. OCLC Number: 95738

Morrow,. .

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

The sands of time
ISBN: 9781435676893. OCLC Number: 273743513

Phoenix Audio,. .

Tale of four nuns who are abruptly forced to flee the secure environment of their Spanish convent and face a hostile world they long ago abandoned. Suddenly these four women find themselves pawns in a violent struggle between the outlawed Basque underground movement, led by the charismatic Jaime Miro, and the Spanish army, under the command of the vengeful Colonel Ramon Acoca, who is bent on destroying all of them.

The sands of time /
ISBN: 0688065716. OCLC Number: 18415040

Morrow,. .

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.

Windmills of the gods /
ISBN: 0688065708. OCLC Number: 14273555

W. Morrow and Co.,. .

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.