Good afternoon friends,
Today I am going to pay tribute to a masterclass author of crime thrillers, ( Late) Sidney Sheldon.
I started reading Sidney Sheldon books when I started my college. It marked my transition from Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books to matured crime thriller. I fell in love with his writing inspite of the inclusion of intimate sex scenes. It was not the sex part that attracted me but the unexpected twists and turns in the plots always kept me glued to his books. He never ceased to amaze me with his crime thrillers. He was and will always be a master storyteller.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
Sidney Sheldon was born as Sidney Schechtel on February 11, 1917 at Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Apart from writing novels, he was a screenwriter and a television producer. Sheldon began his career by writing Broadway plays, then motion pictures and wrote the successful comedy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), getting his first Oscar in 1948. He entered into the television industry where he created hit shows like The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeannie (1965–70), and Hart to Hart (1979–84).
I dream of Jeannie is one of my favorite TV shows besides Bewitched. He turned to writing novels at the age of 50. He has 18 novels sold over 300 million copies in 51 languages to his credit. He has consistently managed to be in the list of top ten best selling fiction writers.
Midnight seriesThe Other Side of Midnight (1973)Memories of Midnight (1990)Novels on Ambitious WomenThe Stars Shine Down (1992)The Best Laid Plans (1997)The Sky Is Falling (2001)Novels The Naked Face (1970)A Stranger in the Mirror (1976)Bloodline (1977)Rage of Angels (1980)Master of the Game (1982)If Tomorrow Comes (1985)Windmills of the Gods (1987)The Sands of Time (1988)The Doomsday Conspiracy (1991)The Stars Shine Down (1992)Nothing Lasts Forever (1994)Morning, Noon, and Night (1995)The Best Laid Plans (1997)Tell Me Your Dreams (1998)The Sky Is Falling (2001)Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2004)Autobiography The Other Side of Me (2005)Broadway plays The Merry Widow (1943)Jackpot (1944)Dream with Music (1944)Alice in Arms (1945)Redhead (1959)Roman Candle (1960)The King of New York (1961)The Judge (1962)London plays GomesChildren’s books and Young Adult Works The Adventures of Drippy the Runaway Raindrop.
I have finished reading most of his books. My most favorite book is Tell me your dreams. I also loved ‘ Are you afraid of the dark?’. They are definitely a must read if you love crime thrillers. I am a huge fan of Sidney Sheldon. This legend passed away on January 30, 2007 (aged 89) at Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. But famous authors like him are truly immortal. That’s the power of literature. It speaks volumes of you even after you have crossed over to the other side.
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