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Sandra Brown (1) (1948–)

Author of Chill Factor

For other authors named Sandra Brown, see the disambiguation page.

Sandra Brown (1) has been aliased into Erin St. Claire.

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Works by Sandra Brown

Works have been aliased into Erin St. Claire.

Chill Factor (2007) 1,872 copies
Envy (2001) 1,742 copies
The Alibi (1999) 1,648 copies
Ricochet: A Novel (2006) 1,607 copies
Hello, Darkness (2003) 1,599 copies
The Witness (1995) 1,591 copies
The Switch (2000) 1,578 copies
White Hot (2004) 1,524 copies
The Crush (2002) 1,501 copies
Fat Tuesday (1997) 1,456 copies
Play Dirty (2007) 1,398 copies
Smoke Screen (2008) 1,378 copies
Unspeakable (1998) 1,353 copies
Mean Streak (2014) 1,230 copies
Lethal (2011) 1,210 copies
Exclusive (1996) 1,143 copies
Smash Cut (2009) 1,127 copies
Tough Customer (2010) 1,112 copies
Standoff (2000) 1,084 copies
Low Pressure (2012) 1,060 copies
Rainwater (2009) 1,026 copies
Charade (1994) 927 copies
Mirror Image (1990) 905 copies
Best Kept Secrets (1989) 903 copies
Where There's Smoke (1994) 878 copies
French Silk (1992) 872 copies
Deadline (2013) 865 copies
Breath of Scandal (1991) 848 copies
Friction (2015) 811 copies
Sting (2016) 704 copies
Seeing Red (2017) 684 copies
Slow Heat in Heaven (1988) 591 copies
Long Time Coming (1989) 583 copies
Tailspin (2018) 543 copies
Texas! Sage (1991) 539 copies
Outfox (2019) 532 copies
Texas! Lucky (1990) 530 copies
Thick as Thieves (2020) 524 copies
Texas! Chase (1990) 514 copies
A Whole New Light (1989) 508 copies
A Kiss Remembered (1983) 506 copies
Hidden Fires (1982) 501 copies
Seduction by Design (1983) 486 copies
Bittersweet Rain (1984) 475 copies
In a Class by Itself (1984) 467 copies
Demon Rumm (1987) 466 copies
Led Astray (1985) 455 copies
Tomorrow's Promise (1983) 448 copies
The Silken Web (1982) 441 copies
Sweet Anger (1985) 439 copies
The Devil's Own (1987) 438 copies
Breakfast in Bed (1983) 432 copies
Another Dawn (1985) 425 copies
Hawk O'Toole's Hostage (1988) 423 copies
Adam's Fall (1988) 419 copies
Thursday's Child (1985) 417 copies
Temperatures Rising (1989) 408 copies
Sunset Embrace (1985) 405 copies
Riley in the Morning (1985) 401 copies
Heaven's Price (1983) 400 copies
Sunny Chandler's Return (1987) 395 copies
Above and Beyond (1986) 391 copies
Tidings of Great Joy (1988) 390 copies
Honor Bound (1986) 387 copies
Eloquent Silence (1982) 381 copies
The Rana Look (1986) 376 copies
Send No Flowers (1984) 369 copies
A Treasure Worth Seeking (1982) 360 copies
Words of Silk (1984) 359 copies
Tiger Prince (1985) 346 copies
Two Alone (1987) 346 copies
Not Even for Love (1982) 344 copies
Shadows of Yesterday (1983) 343 copies
Fanta C (1987) 334 copies
Blind Tiger (2021) 332 copies
The Thrill of Victory (1989) 322 copies
Love's Encore (1981) 321 copies
Prime Time (1983) 301 copies
Temptation's Kiss (1983) 285 copies
22 Indigo Place (1986) 283 copies
A Secret Splendor (1984) 276 copies
Love Beyond Reason (1981) 274 copies
Overkill (2022) 270 copies
Tempest in Eden (1983) 244 copies
Love Is Murder (2012) — Editor; Introduction — 178 copies
Out of Nowhere (2023) 114 copies
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2002 v01 #259 (2002) — Contributor — 26 copies
Honor Bound [and] Two Alone (2013) 22 copies
Mean Streak: Preview (2014) 13 copies
The Alibi [Abridged Audio] (1999) 10 copies
Honor &... (2019) 10 copies
Ligações Arriscadas (2017) 4 copies
Sandra Brown's White Hot [2016 TV movie] (2016) — Author — 4 copies
The Witness & Exclusive (2000) 3 copies
Wer die Sehnsucht spürt (2013) 2 copies
Smoke Screen [2010 TV movie] (2011) — Author — 2 copies
Sandra Brown Value Pack (1993) 2 copies
En mands ejendom (1999) 1 copy
Tavshedens pris (2000) 1 copy
Jurământul uitat (2005) 1 copy
Astúcia 1 copy
Verleidelijk gevaar (2021) 1 copy
Double Image 1 copy
Magus raev : [romaan] (2000) 1 copy

Associated Works

Works have been aliased into Erin St. Claire.

No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contributor — 401 copies
MatchUp (2017) — Contributor — 303 copies
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contributor — 20 copies


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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Cox Brown, Sandra Lynn
Other names
St. Claire, Erin
Ryan, Rachel
Jordan, Laura
Waco, Texas, USA
Places of residence
Waco, Texas, USA (Birth)
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Arlington, Texas, USA
Texas Christian University (English)
feature reporter
Brown, Ryan (Son)
Awards and honors
Romance Writers of America (Lifetime Achievement Award ∙ 1998)
RT Career Acheivement Award
Distinguished Literary Achievement Award (B'nai Brith)
ITW Thrillermaster (2008)
Maria Carvainis
Short biography
Sandra Brown is the author of over 70 published novels, including 57 New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Arlington Texas.
Sandra Lynn Brown, (born March 12, 1948) is an American bestselling author of romantic novels and thriller suspense novels. Brown has also published works under the pen names of Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, and Erin St. Claire.

Sandra Brown was born in Waco, Texas, and raised in Fort Worth. She majored in English at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, but left college in 1968 to marry her husband, Michael Brown, a former television news anchor and award-winning documentarian, for Dust to Dust. They have one son, Ryan.

After her marriage, Brown worked for KLTV in Tyler as a weathercaster, then returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area where she became a reporter for WFAA-TV's version of PM Magazine.

Brown started her writing career in 1981 after her husband dared her to. Since then, she has published nearly 70 novels and had more than 50 New York Times bestsellers. In 2008, she was presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters from her alma mater, TCU.

Her novel French Silk was made into a movie, released in 1994, for television. Susan Lucci, Shari Belafonte, and Lee Horsley starred. In 2016, her novel White Hot was turned into a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original movie titled, Sandra Brown's White Hot.

In 2007, she contributed to Court TV's series Murder By The Book, about the murder of Betty Gore in Wylie, Texas, on June 13, 1980.

Her book Seeing Red was published on August 17, 2017.

In August 2018, her new book Tailspin published by Grand Central landed at #7 on The New York Times bestsellers list.




This was a great page turner that I could totally become immersed in. There's sex, suspense, mystery and a traumatic shooter event that sparks it all. But not really very believable if given much thought. Not something to read right before bed.
EllenH | 4 other reviews | Nov 21, 2023 |
The FBI is hunting for a serial killer . He can change his voice and appearance. Can they find him before he kills next time?
suzanne5002 | 9 other reviews | Oct 26, 2023 |
When Dr Rennie Newton is summoned to jury duty, little does she realise that her compulsion to return a not guilty verdict in the trial of notorious killer Ricky Lozada, might prove the most regrettable decision of her life...[return][return]It's a bit unclear how quick after the trial this story starts (you only find out a 3rd of the book in that it's about 2 weeks), this is a reasonable detective/stalker/stalkee story, with the usual romance & sex thing thrown in.[return][return]Decent example of the genre… (more)
nordie | 20 other reviews | Oct 14, 2023 |
Out of Bounds by Sandra Brown
Romantic thriller. Trigger warnings: mass shooter scenario with several deaths including a child.
Elle Portman brings her son to the Texas county fair, where unfortunately, there is a mass shooting. Calder Hudson goes to the fair as a way to apologize to his girlfriend but doesn’t make it to her once the shooting starts. He tries to protect people and grab the runaway stroller but it’s crowded and confusion reins. Calder is lucky. He is hit by a bullet in he arm and survives.
Others aren’t so lucky.
Elle and Calder are key witnesses when it’s found the shooter actually got away.

High level suspense and horrifying consequences precede the police investigation and danger for Elle and Calder. Twists, and turns ramp up the danger and drama. Elle and Calder grow close as they depend on each other for survival.
Elle is, of course, heartbroken and the book is told over months, perhaps lessening the grief but I found her well adjusted. Perhaps that’s not the right description. She will never forget but is able to move forward into a relationship with Calder.
Overall it’s a difficult to read book in the current environment. But I enjoyed the suspense, mystery and reveal.
… (more)
Madison_Fairbanks | 4 other reviews | Sep 29, 2023 |



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