Recommended Reads

The links below provide more information about each book, and often include a synopsis, reviews, and picture of the book’s cover.

* = Contemporary Setting
HC = Hardcover

2001 Nonfiction

Hayes, Melissa and Marilyn Westervelt–A Mug-up with Elisabeth, A Companion for Readers of Elisabeth Ogilvie–Down East Books

Hughes, William and Andrew Smith, Eds.–Bram Stoker: History, Psychoanalysis and the Gothic –Macmillan Press (nonfiction)–July 1998

2001 Fiction

December 2001

Andersen, Susan–Obsessed *–Zebra

Busbee, Shirlee–Swear by the Moon–Warner

Carlysle, Viveca–Love Lost, Love Found *–BET Books

Gilbert, Anna–A Morning in Eden–Minotaur Books (HC)

Howard, Linda–Strangers in the Night: Lake of Dreams/Blue Moon/Whiteout *–Pocket (HC, 3-books in one)

Robards, Karen–To Trust a Stranger *–Pocket (HC)

Sanders, Marcella–The Power of Love *–BET Books

Scarbrough, Jan–Tangled Memories *–Imajinn Books (gothic)

November 2001

Agnew, Denise A.–Treacherous Wishes *–Treble Heart Books

Amos, Robyn–Bring Me a Dream *–Harper Torch

Day, Dianne–Beacon Street Mourning–Bantam

Estep, Irene–Send Me No Roses *–New Concepts

Feehan, Christine and Melanie George–A Very Gothic Christmas–Pocket

Johnson, Doris–Midsummer Moon *–BET Books

London, Cait–Leaving Lonely Town *–Avon

McKinney, Meagan–Moonlight Becomes Her–Kensington (HC)

Meredith, Marilyn–Deadly Trail *–Hard Shell Word Factory

Peters, Elizabeth–The Copenhagen Connection *–Avon (reprint)

Raleigh, Debbie–The Christmas Wish–Zebra Regency Mystery

Sawyer, Meryl–Closer Than She Thinks *–Zebra

October 2001

Allen, Robin–The Promise *–BET Books

Atherton, Nancy–Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil *–Penguin (reprint)

Blayne, Sra–An Improper Bride–Zebra (gothic?)

Bodoin, Dorothy–Darkness at Foxglove Corners *–Five Star (HC)

Bond, Stephanie–Got Your Number *–St. Martin’s

Delinsky, Barbara–Variation on a Theme *–Harper Torch (reprint)

Harrison, Shirley–Dangerous Fortune *–BET Books

Janssen, Christine–Nightmare Run *–Wings Press

Jerott, Michelle–Her Bodyguard *–Avon

Lee, Rachel–Under Suspicion *–Warner

Lutz, John–The Night Caller *–Pinnacle

Madden, Sandra–Comfort and Joy–Zebra

Radcliffe, Ann–The Mysteries of Udolpho–Penguin Classics (reprint, gothic)

Ross, Clarissa–Ghost of Dark Harbor–Five Star (HC reprint)

Siciliano, Sam–Darkness–Pinnacle (horror)

Sims, Janice–This Time Forever *–BET Books

Taylor, Janelle–In Too Deep *–Zebra

White, Karen–Whispers of Goodbye–LoveSpell Candleglow (gothic)

September 2001

Anthology–Dark Seductions *–Kensington (Trade PB)

Agnew, Denise A.–Dangerous Intentions *–Treble Heart Books

Barton, Beverly–Every Move She Makes *–Zebra

Berenson, Laurien–Once Bitten *–Kensington (HC)

Chern, Vivian–Homicidal Intent *–Dell

Craft, Francine–Forever Love *–BET Books

Drake, Shannon–Deep Midnight *–Zebra (werewolf)

Ferguson, Jo Ann–His Lady Midnight–Zebra Regency

Gardner, Lisa–The Next Accident *–Bantam (HC)

Hohl, Joan–Shadiw’s Kiss–Zebra (anthology)

Hooper, Kay–Touching Evil *–Bantam

Horrock, Henry–Blood Red *–Pinnacle

Massey, Sujata–The Bride’s Kimono *–HarperCollins (HC)

Osborne, Denise–A Deadly Arrangement *–Berkley Prime Crime

Rinehart, Mary Roberts–A Light in the Window *–Kensington

Schone, Robin–Gabriel’s Woman–Kensington Brava (Trade PB)

Smithdeal, Charles–Without Sin *–Onyx

Terreri, Malinda–A Tax Deductible Death *–Berkley Prime Crime

Wald, Noreen–Rembrance of Murders Past *–Berkley Prime Crime

August 2001

Chittenden, Margaret–Dying to See You *–Kensington (reprint)

Coffman, Virginia–The House at Sandalwood–Hall (large print HC gothic)

du Maurier, Daphne–Rebecca–Avon (reprint)

Goldring, Kat–All Signs Point to Murder *–Berkley Prime Crime

Holt, Victoria–Menfreya in the Morning–Thorndike (large print HC gothic)

Jackson, Lisa–Hot Blooded *–Zebra

Kingsbury, Kate–Death is in the Air–Berkley Prime Crime

Lewis, Shelby–Sacred Love *–BET Books

Madison, Carolyn–The Sinister Spinster–Zebra Regency

Meredith, Marilyn–The Choice *–PageFree Publishing

Morgan, Rachelle–An Unlikely Lady–Avon

Perrin, Kayla–Flirting With Danger *–BET Books

Platas, Berta–Livewire *–Pinnacle

Williams, Jeanne Crecy–Hands of Terror–iUniverse

July 2001

Agnew, Denise–Forevermore *–Treble Heart Books (trade pb reprint)

Bicos, Olga–Heat of the Moment *–Zebra

Cannell, Dorothy–Bridesmaids Revisited *–Penguin (reprint)

Davis, Dee–Just Breathe*–Ivy

Davis, Nageeba–A Dying Art *–Berkley Prime Crime (HC)

Michaels, Fern–What You Wish For *–Zebra (reprint)

June 2001

Cail, Carol–The Seeds of Time *–Deadly Alibi Press

Cameron, Stella–Glass Houses *–Zebra

Chase, S.E.–No Mercy *–Pinnacle

Hunter, Gwen–Delayed Diagnosis *–Mira

Johansen, Iris–Final Target *–Bantam (HC)

Joy, Dara–Ritual of Proof *–William Morrow (HC, futuristic)

Kaiser, R.J.–Hoodwinked *–Mira

Lowell, Elizabeth–Moving Target *–William Morrow (HC)

McCutcheon, Pam–Enchantment–Zebra Ballad (ghost-time-travel)

Reah, Danuta–Listen to the Shadows *–HarperCollins (HC)

Steel, Danielle–Leap of Faith *–Delacorte (HC)

Stockenberg, Antoinette–Tidewater *–St. Martin’s

Thomas, Jacquelin–Undeniably Yours *–BET Books

May 2001

Anthology–Wait Till Dark *–Pocket
Karen Robards, Andrea Kane, Mariah Stewart, Linda Anderson

Adams, Kylie–Fly Me to the Moon *–Zebra

Barron, Stephanie–Jane and the Stillroom Maid–Bantam (reprint)

Byrd, Adrianne–All I’ve Ever Wanted *–BET Books

Emery, Lynn–Gotta Get Next To You *–Harper Torch

Harper, Karen–Shaker Run *–Mira

Johansen, Iris–The Search *–Bantam (reprint)

Lowell, Elizabeth–Amber Beach *–Avon (reprint)

Lowell, Elizabeth–Jade Island *–Avon (reprint)

Lowell, Elizabeth–Midnight in Ruby Bayou *–Avon (reprint)

Lynds, Gayle–Mesmerized *–Pocket (HC)

Martin, Kat–The Secret *–Zebra

McCall, Dinah–Storm Warnings *–Mira

Montgomery, Selena–Rules of Engagement *–BET Books

Novak, Brenda–Dear Maggie *–Harlequin Superromance #987

Peters, Elizabeth–Lord of the Silent–William Morrow (HC)

Peters, Elizabeth–The Love Talker *–Avon (reprint)

Neri, Penelope–Moonshadow–Love Spell Candleglow (gothic)

Stevens, Rosemary–Death on a Silver Tray–Berkley Prime Crime (reprint, Regency mystery)

Taylor, Janelle–Can’t Stop Loving You *–Zebra

Winters, Angela–Know By Heart *–BET Books

April 2001

Bussey, Loure-Dangerous Passions *–BET Books

Brown, Sandra–Standoff *–Warner (reprint)

Bugge, Carole–Who Killed Mona Lisa? *–Berkley Prime Crime

Cach, Lisa–The Mermaid of Penperro–Leisure Lovespell

Crusie, Jennifer–Welcome to Temptation *–St. Martin’s (reprint)

Douglas, Charlotte–Stranger in His Arms *–Harlequin Intrigue #611

Emerson, Kathy Lynn–Face Down Among the Winchester Geese–Kensington (reprint)

Hale, Gena–Paradise Island *–Onyx (gothic)

Heller, Jane–Female Intelligence *–St. Martin’s (HC)

Horn, Stephen–In Her Defense *–Harper Torch (reprint)

Lee, Adrianne–Undercover Baby *–Harlequin Intrigue #609

Lynds, Gayle–Mesmerized *–Pocket

Lynn, Sheryl–Colorado’s Finest *–Harlequin Intrigue #612

Marquez, Victoria–Wild For You *–Pinnacle

McCoy, Judi–I Dream of You *–Zebra

Michaels, Fern–Charming Lily *–Zebra

O’Brien, Meg–Gathering Lies *–Mira

Peters, Elizabeth–He Shall Thunder in the Sky–Avon (reprint)

Quick, Amanda–Slightly Shady *–Bantam (HC)

Rose, Katie–Runaway Hearts–Bantam (gothic)

Skye, Christina–Going Overboard *–Island

Smith, Kathryn–Elusive Passion–Avon

Swanson, Denise–Murder of a Sweet Old Lady–Signet

Swift, Virginia–Brown-Eyed Girl *–Avon (reprint)

Toombs, Jane–Her Mysterious Houseguest *–Silhouette Special Ed. #1391

Van Gieson, Judith–The Stolen Blue *–Berkley (HC)

Webb, Debra–Protective Custody *–Harlequin Intrigue #610

West, Chassie–Killer Riches *–Avon

Wilson, Laura–Dying Voices *–Bantam (reprint)

March 2001

Anthology–Bayou Blood Brothers *–Harlequin Intrigue #606
Rebecca York, Metsy Hintle, Joanna Wayne

Agnew, Denise–Forevermore *–Starlight Writer (online)

Barrett, Jean–The Hunt for Hawk’s Daughter *–Harlequin Intrigue #605

Barton, Beverly–Navajo’s Woman *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1063

Beaton, M.C.–The Skeleton in the Closet *–St. Martin’s

Brockman, Suzanne–The Defiant Hero *–Ballantine

Brown, Sandra–The Devil’s Own *–Mira (HC reprint)

Carlysle, Liz–A Woman of Virtue–Pocket

Carrington, Tori–You Only Love Once–Harlequin Temptation #823

Daniels, Angie–Intimate Intentions *–Genesis Press

Dodd, Christina–Rules of Attraction –Avon (gothic)

Duquette, Anne Marie–Castillo’s Bride *–Harlequin Superromance #975

Feehan, Christine–The Scarletti Curse–Love Spell Candleglow (gothic)

Gellis, Roberta–A Personal Devil–Forge

Graham, Heather–Dying to Have Her *–Onyx

Heller, Jand–Name Dropping–St. Martin’s (reprint)

Jones, Jill–Remember Your Lies *–St. Martin’s

Jones, Linda Winstead–Madigan’s Wife *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1068

Kay, Linda–To Tame a Rogue–Zebra (time travel gothic)

King, Laurie R.–Folly *–Bantam (HC)

Livesay, Margot–The Missing World*–Penguin (trade pb reprint)

Long, James–Silence and Shadows *–Bantam (HC)

Lynn, Sheryl–To Protect Their Child *–Harlequin Intrigue #608

Martin, Kat–The Secret *–Zebra

Miles, Margaret–A Mischief in the Snow–Bantam

Myers, Helen R.–Dead End *–Mira

Osborn, Elane–Which Twin? *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1067

Paige, Robin–Death at Epsom Downs–Berkley Prime Crime

Palmer, Catherine–A Dangerous Silence *–Tyndale

Peters, Elizabeth–Summer of the Dragon *–Avon

Quick, Amanda–Wicked Widow–Bantam (reprint)

Robards, Karen–Scandalous–Pocket

Robb, J.D.–Betrayal in Death–Berkley (futuristic)

Robb, J.D.–Loyalty in Death–Berkley (futuristic reprint)

Roberts, Nora–The Villa *–Putnam (HC)

Robinson, Suzanne–The Legend–Bantam

Spindler, Erica–Bone Cold *–Mira

Staub, Wendy Corsi–The Last to Know *–Pinnacle

Stevens, Amanda–Nighttime Guardian *–Harlequin Intrigue $607

Tyner, Marilyn–Everything to Gain *–BET Books

Wishnia, K.J.A.–The Glass Factory *–Signet (reprint)

February 2001

Anthology–Murder Most Romantic *–Cumberland Press

Baker, Laura–Raven *–St. Martin’s

Bowden, Susan–Bitter Harvest *–Signet

Cullman, Heather–Bewitched–Signet Lords of Danger

Daniels, B.J.–Mystery Bride *–Harlequin Intrigue #604

Daniels, Rebecca–Rain Dance *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1061

Gabriel, Marius–The Seventh Moon–Bantam (reprint)

Gardner, Lisa–The Third Victim *–Bantam

Harrington, Johnathan–A Great Day for Dying *–Write Way (HC)

Henderson, Dee–The Guardian *–Multnomah (inspirational)

Herron, Rita–Saving His Son *–Harlequin Intrigue #601

Lane, Allison–The Notorious Widow–Signet Regency

Laurens, Stephanie–All About Love–Avon

McKinney, Meagan–Still of the Night *–Kensington (HC)

Michaels, Kasey–Too Good to be True *–Zebra

Neggers, Carla–The Carriage House *–Mira

Neita-Chen, Denise–Journey *–Noble House (HC)

Quick, Amanda–Wicked Widow–Bantam (ghost) (reprint)

Robb, J.D.–Conspiracy in Death–Berkley (futuristic) (reprint)

Simmons, Suzanne–Lip Service *–St. Martin’s

Simpson, Donna–Lady May’s Folly *–Zebra Regency

Sinclair, Dani–Best-Kept Secrets *–Harlequin Intrigue #602

Smith, Carol–The Neighbors *–Warner (reprint)

Snoe, Eboni–Emerald’s Fire *–BET Books

Steward, Sally–Private Vows *–Harlequin Intrigue #603

Stewart, Mariah–Voices Carry *–Pocket

Thornton, Elizabeth–Princess Charming–Bantam

Westbrook, Robert–The Mexican *–Onyx (movie tie-in)

January 2001

Alers, Rochelle–Private Passions *–BET Books

Allen, Harper–Woman Most Wanted *–Harlequin Intrigue #599

Anderson, Linda–When Night Falls *–Pocket

Bissell, Sallie–In the Forest of Harm *–Bantam (HC)

Davis, Dee–After Twilight *–Ivy

Devine, Thea–Sinful Secrets–Kensington (trade pb reprint)

Gabriel, Marius–The Seventh Moon–Bantam (reprint)

Gordon, Laura–Royal Protector *–Harlequin Intrigue #598

Heggan, Christiane–Blind Faith *–Mira

Holbrook, Cindy–The Missing Groom–Zebra Regency

Holling, Jen–Forever, My Lady–Harper Torch

Jacobs, Jonnie–Shadow of Doubt *–Kensington (reprint)

Johnson, Sharleen–Whispers in the Mist *–Clock Tower Fiction (online)

Joyce, B.D.–Deadly Love–St. Martin’s

Krentz, Jayne Ann–Lost and Found *–Putnam (HC)

Kurtz, Sylvie–Alyssa Again *–Harlequin Intrigue #600

Kyle, Kristen–Touched by Gold *–Bantam

Lee, Rachel–Thunder Mountain *–Silhouette Dreamscapes (reprint)

Lovelace, Merline–Dark Side of Dawn *–Signet

Lovelace, Merline–The Spy Who Loved Him *–Silhouette Int. Moments #1052

McCaferty,  Barbara Taylor and Beverly Taylor Herald–Double Date *–Kensington Partners in Crime

McKenna, Lindsay–Hangar 13 *–Silhouette Dreamscapes (reprint)

Mostert, Natasha–The Midnight Side *–Morrow (HC)

Myers, Helen R.–Night Mist *–Silhouette Dreamscapes (reprint)

Peters, Elizabeth–The Camelot Caper *–Avon (reprint)

Potter, Patricia–The Perfect Family *–Berkley

Preston, Fayrene–The Barons of Texas: Kit *–Silhouette Desire #1342

Riley, Eugenia–A Tryst in Time–Leisure Love Spell (reprint)

Rogers, Evelyn–Devil in the Dark–Leisure (gothic)

Shannon, Colleen–The Wolf of Haskell Hall–Love Spell Candleglow (gothic)

Stevens, Amanda–Dark Obsession *–Silhouette Dreamscapes (reprint)

Veryan, Patricia–The Riddle of the Reluctant Rake–Zebra Regency Mystery (reprint)

Wainscott, Tina–Back in Baby’s Arms *–St. Martin’s (supernatural)

Webb, Debra–Bodyguard’s Baby *–Harlequin Intrigue #597

Wilhelm, Kate–No Defense *–Mira (reprint)