Linda Howard Books

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Linda Howard is a writer of Romance that was born Linda S. Howington in 1950 in Alabama. The best-selling author began life as an avid reader. She distinctly remembers becoming infatuated with Gone with the Wind, though her love for reading did not immediately drive her to write professionally.

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Order of Spencer-Nyle Co Series

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1 Sarah's Child 1985 Description / Buy
2 Almost Forever 1986 Description / Buy
3 Bluebird Winter (Short Story) 1987 Description / Buy

Order of Rescues/Kell Sabin Series

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1 Midnight Rainbow 1986 Description / Buy
2 Diamond Bay 1987 Description / Buy
3 Heartbreaker 1987 Description / Buy
4 White Lies 1988 Description / Buy
5 Trouble 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Mackenzie Family Saga Series

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1 Mackenzie's Mountain 1989 Description / Buy
2 Mackenzie's Mission 1992 Description / Buy
3 Mackenzie's Pleasure 1996 Description / Buy
4 Mackenzie's Magic (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
5 A Game of Chance 2000 Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Mackenzie Family Saga Series

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1 Mackenzie's Mountain 1989 Description / Buy
2 Mackenzie's Mission 1992 Description / Buy
3 Mackenzie's Pleasure 1996 Description / Buy
4 Mackenzie's Magic (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
5 A Game of Chance 2000 Description / Buy

Order of A Lady Of The West Series

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1 A Lady of the West 1990 Description / Buy
2 Angel Creek 1991 Description / Buy
3 The Touch of Fire 1992 Description / Buy

Order of Patterson-Cannon Family Series

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1 Duncan's Bride 1990 Description / Buy
2 Loving Evangeline 1994 Description / Buy

Order of CIA's Spies/John Medina Series

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1 Kill and Tell 1998 Description / Buy
2 All the Queen's Men 1999 Description / Buy
3 Kiss Me While I Sleep 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Blair Mallory Series

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1 To Die For 2004 Description / Buy
2 Drop Dead Gorgeous 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Vampire Series

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1 Blood Born 2010 Description / Buy
2 Warrior Rising ( By: Linda Winstead Jones) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of The Men from Battle Ridge Series

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1 Running Wild 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Raintree Series with Beverly Barton, Linda Winstead Jones

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1 Sanctuary ( By: Beverly Barton) 2007 Description / Buy
2 Inferno 2007 Description / Buy
3 Haunted ( By: Linda Winstead Jones) 2007 Description / Buy

Order of GO-Team Series

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1 Troublemaker 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Woman Left Behind 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Linda Howard Standalone Novels

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1 All That Glitters 1982 Description / Buy
2 An Independent Wife 1982 Description / Buy
3 Against the Rules 1983 Description / Buy
4 Come Lie with Me 1984 Description / Buy
5 Tears of the Renegade 1985 Description / Buy
6 The Cutting Edge 1985 Description / Buy
7 The Way Home (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
8 Overload (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
9 Heart of Fire 1993 Description / Buy
10 Dream Man 1994 Description / Buy
11 Lake of Dreams (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
12 After the Night 1995 Description / Buy
13 Shades of Twilight 1996 Description / Buy
14 Son of the Morning 1997 Description / Buy
15 Now You See Her 1998 Description / Buy
16 Blue Moon (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
17 Mr. Perfect 2000 Description / Buy
18 Open Season 2001 Description / Buy
19 Strangers in the Night 2001 Description / Buy
20 Dying To Please 2002 Description / Buy
21 Cry No More 2003 Description / Buy
22 Killing Time 2005 Description / Buy
23 Cover of Night 2006 Description / Buy
24 Up Close and Dangerous 2007 Description / Buy
25 Death Angel 2008 Description / Buy
26 Burn 2008 Description / Buy
27 At His Mercy 2008 Description / Buy
28 Veil of Night 2010 Description / Buy
29 Prey 2011 Description / Buy
30 Ice 2011 Description / Buy
31 Shadow Woman 2012 Description / Buy
32 Frost Line 2016 Description / Buy
33 After Sundown 2019 Description / Buy

Linda Howard Anthologies

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1 Mackenzie's Legacy 1989 Description / Buy
2 Everlasting Love 1995 Description / Buy
3 Christmas Kisses 1996 Description / Buy
4 Always and Forever 1997 Description / Buy
5 Heart's Desire 1998 Description / Buy
6 Under the Boardwalk 1999 Description / Buy
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It is worth noting that Linda began writing when she was nine. However, her efforts were never meant to pave the way for a professional career in publishing, which is why the author spent the next twenty-one years writing stories for her own personal enjoyment before she eventually took that difficult step of submitting her first manuscript for publication.

The mother of three stepchildren and a trio of grandchildren attributes her writing success and, in particular, her ability to produce engaging romance to her experience in the workforce. After dropping out of community college, Linda Howard landed a job at a trucking company.

The situation availed her access to a myriad of individuals, building her understanding of people in general; she was especially enamored by the men and everything she came to understand about their nature and their habits.

Linda Howard met her husband at the same trucking company at which she was working. He eventually moved on to bass fishing and she too decided to quit to focus on her writing. Even though she is best known for romance, Linda Howard has experimented with every genre of fiction one can think of, this including fantasy, adventure and science fiction.

Though, the author has always given horror a wide berth and she has never expressed any interest in pursuing the genre, admitting on a number of occasions that those sorts of stories give her nightmares. A Charter member of Romance Writers of America, Linda Howard’s success can be imputed to her love for writing.

She is one of those authors that would keep writing even if her books were not being published. She lives for the craft.

Linda Howard Awards

Linda Howard has been writing novels professionally since 1982 and she has been rewarded financially and critically for her literary efforts; she has also won accolades for her work, with the most prominent being a Romance Writers of America Career Achievement Award in 2005.

Linda Howard Books into Movies/TV

Loving Evangeline is a short story from Linda that was released in 1994. The story was adapted into a 95-minute movie in 1999 directed by Timothy Bond and starring Nick Mancuso, Shari Belfonte and Kelly Rowan. The movie followed the exploits of Evangeline Shaw, a woman who is suspected of the murder of her husband, and his brother’s attempts investigating the crime lead to romantic intrigue between the two.

Best Linda Howard Books

Since she began writing in the 1980s, Linda has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the arena of romance, with some of the best books from the author’s bibliography including:

Mr. Perfect: Jaine Bright and her three girlfriends were just having fun, concocting a list of all the attributes that would constitute the perfect man. The conversation was tongue-in-cheek, nothing worth killing over. But that was before the checklist spread along email lines to become an overnight sensation, and one of the four friends ended up dead.

With a murderer on the prowl, Jaine gets help from an unpredictable police officer in order to determine the identity of the killer.

Mr. Perfect is a blend of romance and mystery. The story kicks off with four friends who meet for lunch and decide, for one reason or another, to make a list of all the attributes the perfect man would have.

Their list finds its way into the public arena and the four friends find that they have garnered the ire of a psychopath that is offended by the requirements the women collected. His idea of punishing the women is to commit a little bit of murder.

After the Night: Faith Devlin always had a thing for the golden boy of her small town in Prescott, Louisiana. It didn’t matter that he had a few unpleasant words for her the day he lost his wealthy and attractive parents.

Gray Rouillard had dug his way into Faith’s heart and he refused to let go.

Gray Rouillard never thought much of Faith, too busy misusing his family money and raising hell wherever he went. TO Gray, Faith Devlin was merely the girl he would use all his power to ruin.

This Linda Howard novel explores the lives of two disparate souls that cannot quench their passion for one another.

When Does The Next Linda Howard book come out?

Linda Howard doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Overload and was released on January, 5th 2021.

7 thoughts on “Linda Howard”

  1. Hi Linda, I hope you and your family are doing well, I enjoyed your McKenzie s series,wi.ll you be writing any more on that family? thanks

  2. I miss reading her new books. Hope all is well with her and her family. Also, been lucky enough to be able to have bookcases enough to store all her books.

  3. Linda you are my favorite author. I reread your books because they make me smile, get lost in the stories and characters and never let me down. I have lost both my daughter and now my husband. Your writing has helped me escape for periods of time and I am grateful for that

  4. I would love to read Voodoo’s story, from Linda Howard’s; A woman left behind. I’ve read AWLB over and over and I think, “What about Voodoo?”
    I really love your work, Linda Howard! ❤️

  5. Hoping there will be a sequel to “Running Wild” I have read it so many times. Kat needs a true and hot love!

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