Kay Hooper Books

Author Kay Hooper writes romance and suspense novels and her novels have reached New York Times bestseller list. Hooper was born in 1958 in the state of California, and after her birth, her family moved to North Carolina where she grew up with her younger brother and sister. Her parents had three kids, of which Kay is the oldest. Once she started college, she found that none of the courses interested her, at least until she started her literature and history courses.

Order of Antiquities Hunters Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Enemy Mine 1989 Description / Buy
2 The Haviland Touch 1991 Description / Buy

Order of Bethlehem Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Yours 2 Keep 1999 Description / Buy

Order of Bishop Files Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The First Prophet 2012 Description / Buy
2 A Deadly Web 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series

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1 Stealing Shadows 2000 Description / Buy
2 Hiding in the Shadows 2000 Description / Buy
3 Out of the Shadows 2000 Description / Buy
4 Touching Evil 2001 Description / Buy
5 Whisper of Evil 2002 Description / Buy
6 Sense of Evil 2003 Description / Buy
7 Hunting Fear 2004 Description / Buy
8 Chill of Fear 2005 Description / Buy
9 Sleeping with Fear 2006 Description / Buy
10 Blood Dreams 2007 Description / Buy
11 Blood Sins 2008 Description / Buy
12 Blood Ties 2010 Description / Buy
13 Haven 2012 Description / Buy
14 Hostage 2013 Description / Buy
15 Haunted 2014 Description / Buy
16 Fear the Dark 2015 Description / Buy
17 Wait for Dark 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Delaneys: The Untamed Years Series

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1 Adelaide, The Enchantress 1987 Description / Buy
2 Golden Flames 1988 Description / Buy
3 Velvet Lightning 1988 Description / Buy
4 The Delaney Christmas Carol 1992 Description / Buy

Order of Hagen Series

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1 The Fall of Lucas Kendrick 1987 Description / Buy
2 In Serena's Web 1987 Description / Buy
3 Rafferty's Wife 1987 Description / Buy
4 Raven On The Wing 1987 Description / Buy
5 Zach's Law 1987 Description / Buy
6 Unmasking Kelsey 1988 Description / Buy
7 Outlaw Derek 1988 Description / Buy
8 Shades Of Gray 1988 Description / Buy
9 Captain's Paradise 1988 Description / Buy
10 It Takes A Thief 1989 Description / Buy
11 Aces High 1989 Description / Buy

Order of Kay Hooper Standalone Novels

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1 Lady Thief 1981 Description / Buy
2 Return Engagement 1982 Description / Buy
3 Mask of Passion 1982 Description / Buy
4 Breathless Surrender 1982 Description / Buy
5 Taken by Storm 1983 Description / Buy
6 On Wings of Magic 1983 Description / Buy
7 Elusive Dawn 1983 Description / Buy
8 Kissed by Magic 1983 Description / Buy
9 C.J.'s Fate 1984 Description / Buy
10 Something Different 1984 Description / Buy
11 Illegal Possession 1985 Description / Buy
12 Eye of the Beholder 1985 Description / Buy
13 Larger Than Life 1986 Description / Buy
14 Belonging to Taylor 1986 Description / Buy
15 Rebel Waltz 1986 Description / Buy
16 Time After Time 1986 Description / Buy
17 On Her Doorstep 1986 Description / Buy
18 Summer of the Unicorn 1988 Description / Buy
19 Star-Crossed Lovers 1990 Description / Buy
20 The Wizard of Seattle 1993 Description / Buy
21 The Haunting of Josie 1994 Description / Buy
22 Amanda 1995 Description / Buy
23 After Caroline 1996 Description / Buy
24 Finding Laura 1997 Description / Buy
25 Haunting Rachel 1998 Description / Buy
26 Enchanted 2003 Description / Buy
27 Elusive 2004 Description / Buy
28 The Real Thing 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Men of Mysteries Past Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Touch Of Max 1993 Description / Buy
2 Hunting the Wolfe 1993 Description / Buy
3 The Trouble With Jared 1993 Description / Buy
4 All For Quinn 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Montana/Trey Fortier Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Crime of Passion 1991 Description / Buy
2 House of Cards 1991 Description / Buy

Order of Once Upon a Time Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Golden Threads 1989 Description / Buy
2 The Glass Shoe 1989 Description / Buy
3 What Dreams May Come 1990 Description / Buy
4 Through the Looking Glass 1990 Description / Buy
5 The Lady and the Lion 1990 Description / Buy
6 The Matchmaker 1991 Description / Buy

Order of Pepper Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 If There Be Dragons 1984 Description / Buy
2 If There Be Dragons 1984 Description / Buy

Order of Quinn/Thief Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Once a Thief 2002 Description / Buy
2 Always a Thief 2003 Description / Buy

Order of The Shamrock Trinity Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Rafe, The Maverick 1986 Description / Buy


# Read Title Published Details
1 Christmas Love Stories 1991 Description / Buy
2 Hearts Of Gold 1994 Description / Buy
3 My Guardian Angel 1995 Description / Buy
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It was here that she concentrated on her writing (which she had been interested in doing for a long time). That Christmas she got a typewriter and began work on her first novel (that was later published as “Lady Thief”, a Regency romance novel) that she was able to sell to a publisher in 1980. Her mother was her first personal assistant until she died in the year 2002, and her sister works for her as regional publicist, events coordinator, and business manager. She still lives in the state of North Carolina and fosters kittens and cats for the local pet rescue center that she also serves on the board for. Her house keeps her close to her brother, sister, and father. Hooper lives with some dogs and her cats.

Kay Hooper is a prolific author, having written over sixty novels, mainly novels that are part of a series. She has written “The Once Upon a Time” series, “The Men of Mysteries Past” series, the “Quinn” series, “The Hagen” series, and “Special Crimes Unit/The Bishop” series. Hooper has also written some stand alone novels and some novellas.


She has won quite a few awards. Some of the awards she has won include: B. Dalton Award, Bookrak Award, Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence, Reviewer’s International Organization, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, and Best Mystery/Suspense.


Here are some books that were written by Kay Hooper to check out, if you would like to get into reading her work.

Out of the Shadows: Book three in the “Bishop/ Special Crimes Unit” series, that comes from the “Shadow” trilogy part of the series. A nice town in Tennessee has become a killing field for a monster. Two bodies that were tortured before death are found, while a third person has gone missing. The little evidence that is left behind is baffling. The Sheriff in the town, Miranda Knight decides to enlist Noah Bishop, an FBI profiler to help solve the case, which is something that she swore that she would never do. This is as a result of something that happened years ago to Miranda and her sister by Noah. Catching the killer is going to be vital to Miranda, not to mention personal, as the killer has targeted a member of Miranda’s family to get to her.

Touching Evil: Book four in the “Bishop/ Special Crimes Unit” series, that comes from the “Evil” trilogy part of the series. Maggie Barnes is a police sketch artist in Seattle, and has a gift. She can listen to the crime victims tell their stories and draw a precise, detailed sketch that is quite accurate. Some believe that she enters the minds of the victim (with the use of telepathy). Maggie knows how she does it, but does not tell anyone her techniques. At the same time, a madman is going around blinding women after abducting them. Once he is done with them, they are left barely alive. The cops have one hope left in the case, a victim that is still alive and may recover her vision. Maggie is linked to the killer, but has not told anyone how.

Whisper of Evil: Book five in the “Bishop/ Special Crimes Unit” series, that comes from the “Evil” trilogy part of the series. A killer is on the loose and has already killed three people. The victims are upstanding members of the community in the town of Silence. Each man also harbored a dark secret that was only discovered after they were killed. Nell Gallagher returns after over a decade away with some secrets of her own. She must risk life and limb, not to mention sanity to use her skills as a psychic to help catch this killer. There is also a man that she would like to regain the trust of, after she left him all those years ago.

When Does The Next Kay Hooper book come out?

Kay Hooper doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Wait for Dark and was released on March, 7th 2017. It is the newest book in the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series.