Manchester, Connecticut

Romantic Suspense

Manchester Public Library Reader's Connection
Novels of Romantic Suspense

Classic, Historical, and Gothic Romantic Suspense


Elizabeth Adler
Sailing to Capri
An English tycoon dies mysteriously and leaves a note naming six people he suspects might have wanted him dead.

Evelyn Anthony
The Scarlet Thread
A British nurse and an American soldier meet, fall in love, and secretly marry during the Second World War. Years after the events of war separate them, a chance meeting brings the couple together to consider their lost love.

Madeleine Brent
Tregaron's Daughter
A young woman from a small English village finds romance and mystery when she embarks on a voyage to Venice.

Daphne du Maurier
Classic Gothic tale of love and deception

Dorothy Eden
Gothic romance with deep mystery and danger

Catherine Gaskin
The Property of a Gentleman
Set in England's Lake District, this novel revolves around the world of art and antiques.

Anna Gilbert
Remembering Louise
A novel of romance and danger set in Victorian England

Jane Aiken Hodge
Savannah Purchase
Savannah in the early 19th century is the setting for this novel of romance and intrigue.

Victoria Holt
The Silk Vendetta
Historical romantic suspense set in 19th century England

Susan Howatch
The Shrouded Walls . . . The Dark Shore
Two spellbinding tales of romance, danger and death

Velda Johnston
I Came to the Highlands
During the 1700s, with a heavy heart, a young woman leaves America and her true love to accompany her ill and destitute father to his family's castle in the Scottish Highlands. Unwelcome at the castle after her father's death, she is certain her life is in danger.

The House on the Left Bank
In this late 19th century historical novel set in Paris, a young American woman faces many dangers as she seeks to solve a horrifying crime...a classic combination of Gothic romance and suspense.

Barbara Michaels
Shattered Silk
The world of vintage couture is the setting for this suspenseful tale of romance and intrigue.

Mary Stewart
Airs Above the Ground . . . The Stormy Petrel
Mystery, danger and love await the reader of novels written by this classic romantic suspense author.

Phyllis Whitney
The Turquoise Mask
In this novel by a master of romantic suspense, a woman returns to New Mexico to uncover secrets surrounding her mother's death.

Anne Worboys
China Silk
Despite warnings, a young girl accepts a marriage proposal from a British government official stationed in colonial Hong Kong in the 1920s.




Sandra Brown
Hello, Darkness . . . White Hot . . . Chill Factor . . . Ricochet
Popular author Sandra Brown delights fans with her fast-paced romantic thrillers.

Stella Cameron
A Grave Mistake
A novel of mystery, deceit and desire set in contemporary New Orleans.

Catherine Coulter
The Cove . . . The Maze . . . The Target
Historical romance author Catherine Coulter delivers suspense and romance in her first three FBI thrillers.

Janet Dailey
The breathtaking mountains of Aspen, Colorado, form the backdrop for this romantic thriller.

Julie Garwood
Slow Burn . . . Murder List . . . Killjoy
An author known for her historical romances pleases her fans with novels of contemporary romantic suspense.

Dee Henderson
Danger in the Shadows
In this novel with Christian fiction overtones, a woman in an FBI witness protection program faces danger when she finds herself falling in love.

Tami Hoag
Prior Bad Acts
Readers will find spine-chilling suspense and seductive romance in Tami Hoag's thrillers set in Minnesota.

Kay Hooper
Haunting Rachel
Gothic overtones mark this modern romantic thriller.

Linda Howard
Open Season
A small-town librarian, looking for a lover and trying to reinvent her boring life, faces danger when she becomes the target of a killer.

Jayne Ann Krentz
Lost and Found
The world of art and antiques is the setting for Jayne Ann Krentz's novel of mystery and romance.

Elizabeth Lowell
The Wrong Hostage . . . Always Time to Die
Lowell is an award-winning master of contemporary romantic suspense, and this duo is sure to please her many fans.

Meagan McKinney
In the Dark
A young woman is named sole beneficiary in her estranged aunt's will and then is suspected of murder when her aunt suddenly disappears. Can she trust the handsome investigator to whom she is is helplessly drawn?

Elizabeth Peters
Night Train to Memphis
More mystery than romance, this fifth installment in Peters' popular series features art professor, Vicky Bliss.

Karen Robards
The Midnight Hour . . . To Trust a Stranger
Fast-paced suspense with emphasis on romance

Nora Roberts
Midnight Bayou
A winning combination of romance and mystery in New Orleans

Hot Ice
Exotic Madagascar passion... highly-charged suspense

Laura Van Wormer
Expose . . . The Last Lover . . . Trouble Becomes Her
TV journalist Sally Harrington is featured in this contemporary romantic suspense series
by Connecticut author, Laura Van Wormer.