Elizabeth Adler Books In Order

Mac Reilly Books In Publication Order

  1. One of Those Malibu Nights (2008)
  2. There’s Something about St. Tropez (2009)
  3. It All Began in Monte Carlo (2010)
  4. From Barcelona, with Love (2011)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Leonie / Private Desires (1985)
  2. Indiscretions (1986)
  3. Peach (1986)
  4. Fleeting Images (1987)
  5. The Rich Shall Inherit (1989)
  6. All or Nothing (1989)
  7. The Property of a Lady (1990)
  8. Fortune is a Woman (1992)
  9. Present Of The Past (1993)
  10. Legacy of Secrets (1993)
  11. The Secret of the Villa Mimosa (1994)
  12. The Heiresses (1995)
  13. Now or Never (1996)
  14. No Regrets (1997)
  15. Sooner or Later (1997)
  16. In a Heartbeat (2000)
  17. The Last Time I Saw Paris (2001)
  18. Summer in Tuscany (2002)
  19. The Hotel Riviera (2003)
  20. Invitation to Provence (2004)
  21. The House in Amalfi (2005)
  22. Sailing to Capri (2006)
  23. Meet Me in Venice (2007)
  24. A Place in the Country (2012)
  25. Please Don’t Tell (2013)
  26. Last to Know (2014)
  27. One Way or Another (2015)
  28. The Charmers (2016)

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Elizabeth Adler Books Overview

One of Those Malibu Nights

New York Times Bestselling Author of Meet Me in VeniceIt was just One of Those Malibu Nights, dark as a velvet shroud, creamy waves crashing onto the shore, breeze soft as a kitten’s breath…
. But when Private Investigator to the stars, Mac Reilly, hears the sound of a woman s scream over the crashing waves, his low key beach bum lifestyle is changed forever. A beautiful, distraught woman wearing only a black lace negligee stands in the doorway of a fabulous beach house. In her hand, a gun, and it s pointed directly at him. Mac escapes her bullet, but barely. Who is that woman? Days later she s disappeared and the Smith & Wesson she almost killed him with finds its way into his car. Not so coincidentally, Allie Ray, star of the big screen and America s sweetheart, has also gone missing. The two women are connected, and Mac suddenly finds himself tangled up in a web of deception. He s going to need some help if he s going to get to the bottom of it all. This is where Sunny Alvarez comes in. Sunny and Mac have an on again, off again relationship. Lately it s been more off than on. But now he needs her more than ever. Together they go on a quest that takes them from Southern California, to the beaches of Mexico, to the streets of Rome, and the countryside of France. All the while they re one step behind an elusive murderer and one step ahead of an actress who wants nothing more than to get lost . With Elizabeth Adler s trademark descriptions, plot twists, and irresistible characters, One of Those Malibu Nights is beach reading suspense at its best.

There’s Something about St. Tropez

Five international vacationers, strangers to each other, misfits running from their daily lives, are brought together at the same small seaside Hotel of Dreams by a rental scam, an international art heist, passion, murder and a haunting. It had seemed like the perfect getaway for Malibu’s famous TV private investigator, Mac Reilly, and his girlfriend/partner, Sunny Alvarez, along with his three legged, one eyed rescue dog Pirate, and her snippy three pound friend on four paws, the chihuahau, Tesoro. But now they find themselves having to sort out the misfits lives, including two lonely children on the trail of the mystery, solve a crime, and a murder, all against the sunny, glamorous backdrop of St. Tropez.

It All Began in Monte Carlo

Beach reading suspense from the New York Times bestselling author of There’s Something About St. Tropez Sunny Alvarez and Mac Reilly always seem to find trouble in the south of France. This time, all the trouble began in Monte Carlo. Sunny s relationship with Mac is in jeopardy and Monte Carlo beckons. Soon Sunny is pulled into a web of intrigue involving a series of robberies of high end jewelry stores. Then there s her wanna be new friend, who turns out to be a sociopath, involved in the sale of sex and in blackmail. Plus there s Sunny s old friend, movie star Allie Ray, who owns a vineyard in France and who comes to help sort Sunny out, while at the same time sorting out the life and appearance of her old friend, Pru Holster, with a makeover that not only changes her dowdy overweight appearance, but changes Pru into an amateur detective. If Sunny doesn t untangle this plot, she might end up an unwitting accomplice to theft, blackmail and even murder. When Mac shows up, he s ready to do anything to get Sunny back, not the least of which is to solve the crimes and save her life.

Leonie / Private Desires

With only her exotic beauty, seductive innocence, pride, and fiery spirit, Leonie came from the provinces to find her future in Paris. From the shame of music halls, she rose to international fame singing songs of love and longing, straight from the heart. From Paris to the Cote d’Azur, from New York to Brazil, from Cuba to Cairo, she moved in a dazzling world of money, passion, and power a world darkened only by the relentlessly hunger of one man’s obsession a man determined to possess her…
a man who could never lover her, never let her go…


The Haven Women born into Hollywood sin and scandal, they inherited their mother’s passion…
Venetian, Paris, India three beautiful women, each named for the city or country in which she’d been conceived, each driven by passionate needs for success and love. Raised apart, their past bound by one extraordinary woman the legendary Jenny Haven. She gave them life. She gave them everything they needed to ‘make it.’ then suddenly, mysteriously she was gone, leaving them only a tangled web of lies…
‘Elizabeth Adler weaves the saga and mystery genres together.’ Kirkus Reviews ‘Elizabeth Adler writes with charm, wit, warmth, and a good deal of raw suspense…
the way things should happen in big, glitzy novels.’ Rave Reviews


Everything in life had been handed to her…
until now. Beautiful Peach de Courmant discovers power and passion as she enters the world of big business and meets her match in the man who is to be her fiercest competitor. ‘Immensely readable entertainment.’ Kirkus Reviews. HC: Delacorte.

Fleeting Images

Spanning the globe from Paris and London to New York and the exotic island of Eleuthera, this is a dazzling novel of four beautiful women torn between passion and power at the glamorous heights of success in the fashion world.

The Rich Shall Inherit

Millions of dollars will belong to the person who can prove he or she is a descendant of the mystery woman called Poppy Mallory. Millions of lies have been told along California’s Gold Coast, in Paris’s demimonde, and Italy’s dangerous underworld, to hide the identity of her daughter…
or son. Millions of hopes grip the hearts of five desperate people, each of whom claim to be Poppy’s heir and are willing to commit shocking acts of passion or even murder to prove it. Millions of dreams buried in the past with Poppy’s secrets are now about to be exposed if one determines investigative reporter can uncover the scandalous sin behind it all…
From the Paperback edition.

All or Nothing

With the flair for sizzling romantic suspense that has made her books international bestsellers, Elizabeth Adler, whose work has been hailed by critics as ‘mesmerizing’ Internet Bookwatch, ‘exhilarating’ Publishers Weekly, and ‘sensuous’ Kirkus Reviews, is at the top of her form with her latest novel, All or Nothing. Lithe, leggy attorney and law professor Marla Cwitowitz is dying for some excitement in her life that is, other than being the girlfriend of Al Giraud, private detective, sexy soul mate, and all around best friend. So when she sees the potential for a crime solving spree, she jumps at the chance to moonlight as a detective. According to the evening news, local real estate agent Laurie Martin is missing and presumed dead. Marla and Al happened to have seen her dining with an attractive man several days before her disappearance. The man is Steve Mallard, loyal husband, doting father, and prime suspect. But Marla senses that something is not quite right. And her intuition has never let her down. Believing that there’s more to the story than meets the eye, she takes matters into her own hands, vowing to get to the bottom of what’s beginning to look like a very complex case. Al wants Marla to stay out of the way, fearing for her safety. He knows what’s involved in detective work, and he’s not sure she can hold her own as an investigator. But she won’t be warned off this case. Their relationship has never been more fraught with complications or sexual sizzle. With little warning or preparation, the two find themselves crisscrossing the United States in frantic pursuit of a remorseless criminal in an effort to prove Mallard’s innocence. Finally Marla’s found the excitement she’s been looking for. With her, it’s always been All or Nothing.

The Property of a Lady

The magnificent Ivanoff emerald: It surfaced at Christie’s at Geneva, ‘The Property of a Lady‘ a lady now sought by powerful men intent on seizing a legacy that could tilt the world balance of power…
The terrifying Ivanoff secret: She lived like a pauper with a royal ransom in gems, determined to carry her secret to the grave…
until an act of love and a public auction brought the world and the curse to her door…
The last of the Ivanoffs pawns in a deadly game: The royal gems are merely the lure to the hidden billions for which nations are willing to kill. The last of the Ivanoffs should have died in 1917. Now, two generations later, they are the prize and the prey…
From war torn Russia to New York’s teeming Lower East Side…
from Ziegfeld’s Broadway and the Hollywood of the moguls to contemporary Washington, Geneva, and Berlin, Elizabeth’s Adler’s novel of passion, power, and royal privilege will command your attention to the very last page. From the Paperback edition.

Fortune is a Woman

The magnificent Ivanoff emerald: It surfaced at Christie’s at Geneva, ‘The Property of a Lady’ a lady now sought by powerful men intent on seizing a legacy that could tilt the world balance of power…
The terrifying Ivanoff secret: She lived like a pauper with a royal ransom in gems, determined to carry her secret to the grave…
until an act of love and a public auction brought the world and the curse to her door…
The last of the Ivanoffs pawns in a deadly game: The royal gems are merely the lure to the hidden billions for which nations are willing to kill. The last of the Ivanoffs should have died in 1917. Now, two generations later, they are the prize and the prey…
From war torn Russia to New York’s teeming Lower East Side…
from Ziegfeld’s Broadway and the Hollywood of the moguls to contemporary Washington, Geneva, and Berlin, Elizabeth’s Adler’s novel of passion, power, and royal privilege will command your attention to the very last page. From the Paperback edition.

Legacy of Secrets

She was the incomparable Lily Molyneux, whose jet hair and sapphire eyes drove men to madness and revenge. Rich, reckless titles, her secrets would scar generations to come…
. They could never have enough money or power to capture her elusive heart: three men who amassed fame and fortune in pursuit of the one woman they couldn’t deny. And a fourth who dies for her sins…
. Elizabeth Adler’s enthralling novel of passion, privilege, and retribution sweeps from the castles of nineteenth century Ireland to Boston bustling Back Bay, from Beacon Hill’s mansions to Wall Street’s towering heights: three generations haunted by buried passions that refuse to rest in peace…

The Secret of the Villa Mimosa

Was it an accident…
or an attempted murder?Dr. Phyl Forster watched the TV news, horrified at the sight of the broken body in the ravine. Then she raced to the hospital to see the victim. Miraculously, the girl was alive, but without name or memory. An irresistible challenge to Dr. Phyl, the psychiatrist who had buried her own past…
. Detective Franco Mahoney was looking for a killer, without a whisper of a clue. He needed the beautiful psychiatrist to unlock the victim’s mind. But he wasn’t prepared for the passion Dr. Phyl inspired or the passion that ensued…
. Elizabeth Adler’s riveting novel of erotic obsession and revenge sweeps from San Francisco to Paris, from the C te d’Azur to a remote Hawaiian island, tracing a tale of murder and madness with roots in a decadent past…
. From the Paperback edition.

Now or Never

She can keep the doors locked. The lights on. Her fingers crossed. But she can’t stop the memories of a terrifying crime. Or keep it from happening again. The murderer took his time choosing his pretty victims. Then he took his time killing them. What was left when he finished made even veteran Boston cop Harry Jordan feel sick. But this time the killer made a mistake. His victim was found alive. Armed with a police sketch of the man, Harry wanted national publicity, the kind he could get from Mallory Malone, the ‘TV detective.’ Her top rated show reenacted heinous crimes and often jogged witnesses’ memories enough to shake loose the clue that could break the case. But not this time. This case was different for self made career woman Mallory Malone. This cop was different. The case scared her; the cop was falling in love with her. Her instincts told her to run. But the killer already knew her name. Her address. And a secret that could destroy them both. Elizabeth Adler was born in Yorkshire, England. She is married to an American lawyer and has one daughter. They have lived in Brazil, England, France, and Ireland and currently live in California. She is the internationally acclaimed author of L onie, Peach, The Rich Shall Inherit, The Property of a Lady, Fortune Is a Woman, and The Secret of the Villa Mimosa.

Sooner or Later

Sole heir to her family’s once formidable fortune, Ellie Parrish Duveen divides her time between running her small restaurant and trying to take care of her beloved grandmother. The last thing she has time for is men. Dan Cassidy, formerly a New York City cop, now the owner of a run down California winery, is also too busy for love or so he thinks. When he walks into Ellie’s bistro, a friendship is sparked that threatens to turn into a serious romance. But the attraction between them can’t compete with a terrifying secret from the past that could have deadly consequences. Unknown to Ellie, her half brother Buck Duveen, ostracized from the family twenty years ago and forgotten in a New York sanitarium, has returned to California to reclaim the life that could have been his. He wants the family mansion, the fortune and privilege he was denied, and, most of all, he wants to get even with Lottie Parrish, the woman who sent him away. That includes everything she holds dear even her granddaughter Ellie.

In a Heartbeat

Once she was his secret. Now she is his only hope…
. In a New York hospital, a powerful real estate developer lies suspended between life and death while police scramble to solve the mystery of his shooting. With Ed Vincent slipping in and out of consciousness, a detective has one clue to begin his hunt a name that lingered on Vincent’s lips. But who is the woman Vincent calls Zelda? Is she his killer or lover? When Detective Marco Camelia finds Zelda, and as she begins to tell him an extraordinary story, another series of mysteries emerge: of a man who is not what people thought him to be, of the woman he loved, and of the ties that can hold two people together even when so much keeps them apart. For Detective Camelia, an explosive case is becoming a haunting journey of passion, pain, and awakening, as he struggles to protect an unforgettable woman from everything she knows and the one thing she doesn t…

The Last Time I Saw Paris

Paris, the most romantic city on earth, is a place of second honeymoons and newly discovered passions. It allures us with a banquet of tastes, sounds, sights, and smells. And for Lara Lewis, it is the place where she and her husband once experienced love at its best. Now it is a place where forty something Lara believes she can rekindle her marriage. She plans the most romantic adventure: to retrace her first honeymoon with her husband, visit the same sights, eat in the same restaurants, explore the same villages. But when her surgeon husband tells her at the last minute that there’s another woman, Lara’s heart is broken…
almost. Somewhere along the road of life, Lara has lost herself. But Lara makes a bold move. She decides to invite a man she hardly knows to take the trip with her, a much younger man. What follows is the story of two innocent Americans stumbling through France in a madcap romantic adventure that begins with missed connections, lost luggage, and language barriers, and ends up being one woman’s journey to find herself and the love that has eluded her all her life…
AUTHORBIO: ELIZABETH ADLER is the author of fourteen novels. She is a frequent traveler to France and has owned properties in Provence and the Dordogne. In The Last Time I Saw Paris, every restaurant, shop, hotel, and village actually exists and has been described with great affection by the author. Elizabeth Adler lives in Southern California.

Summer in Tuscany

Gemma Jericho is an overworked New York doctor with a handful of a teenaged daughter and a mother who worries that Gemma has no life. So when her mother receives a mysterious letter telling her about an even more mysterious inheritance in Tuscany, Gemma sees her chance: the three of them throw caution and convention to the wind and leave for Italy. Gemma hopes that a change of scenery will bring back the closeness she used to share with her daughter. And perhaps the challenges of living in a foreign country will give her mother something to worry about beyond Gemma’s social life. But what they encounter there is far more distracting than Gemma expected: a crumbling old villa and a town divided. Half the residents believe that Ben Raphael, another American, is the rightful inheritor of the villa. As cultures clash, gossip soars, and intrigue unfolds, Gemma is caught up in the most disturbing and delicious trouble she’s ever had. And her Summer in Tuscany will change her outlook and her life forever. AUTHORBIO: Elizabeth Adler is the internationally acclaimed author of fourteen novels, and a frequent traveler to Tuscany. Although the town of Bella Piacere is fictional, many of the restaurants, shops, and hotels in Summer in Tuscany are real. She lives in southern California.

The Hotel Riviera

She thought she was in love…
American Lola Laforet is swept away in a whirlwind wedding to a handsome Frenchman and finds herself the chef/owner of The Hotel Riviera, a gemlike retreat snuggled up against the blue Mediterranean. In their first blissful year as newlyweds, her life seems to be a dream come true. But then charming Patrick Laforet disappears one day with nothing more than a wave goodbye…

until real romance beckoned on France’s Cote d’Azur!Six months later, Jack Ferrar, an American expatriate living on his boat, drops anchor in Lola’s harbor and teaches her the true meaning of attraction. Lola is very attracted yet wary. Is he another rogue, or a man to be trusted? When various shady people all claiming ownership of The Hotel Riviera and the police appear, Lola and Jack have to track down the mysterious Patrick. And along the way, they fall in love. With great food, wonderful sensuality, and lush scenery, Elizabeth Adler holds you under her spell and transports you to one of the most romantic places on earth.

Invitation to Provence

Take a journey with internationally acclaimed bestselling author Elizabeth Adler to one of the most sensuous places on earth a place where lavender filled fields meet an azure sky, where rosemary scents the air, and where love and intrigue are just around the corner. Franny Marten’s life is unraveling after arranging to meet her boyfriend, Marcus Marks, for dinner, she finds his wife waiting for her instead. After the initial shock wears off, Franny finds she has more in common with Clare Marks than she could ever have imagined. And, amazingly, the women become fast friends. But even more surprises are in store for Franny Marten: She is unexpectedly offered an all expenses paid invitation to a reunion of her estranged family in Provence. And Clare decides to charge the trip to Marcus for his sins and come along. Franny knows very little about the French side of her family, but how stressful can meeting long lost aunts and cousins be after what she and Clare have just gone through? Provence is everything Franny pictured, but nothing at all what she expected. There are dangerous family secrets buried deep in the lovely, lush landscape of Provence, and there’s also a person who will go to any lengths to keep Franny from uncovering them. Jake Bronson is an American with ties to the Marten family, and he seems to know more than he’s saying. He’s the most intriguing and compelling man Franny’s ever encountered, but there are treacherous currents surrounding him. And at the center of it all is the matriarch, Rafaella Marten, a woman with secrets going back decades. Her two sons have caused her both heartache and joy, but Franny may ultimately be the key to truly reuniting the Marten family and putting to rest the shadows, scandals, and the rivalry of a dynasty. Evoking the lush descriptions of everything that is Provence, Elizabeth Adler casts an unforgettable spell as Invitation to Provence transports you to a truly magical place.

The House in Amalfi

Let Elizabeth Adler sweep you away to the dramatic cliffs and azure waters of Italy’s Amalfi coast, in this New York Times bestselling novel of secrets, memories, and love The secrets of her past lie in Italy Lamour Harrington’s husband died two years ago. It is the second time she has lost a man she loved to a tragedy: her father died in a mysterious boating accident when she was seventeen. When a devastating discovery about her husband’s death leaves Lamour feeling stunned and betrayed, she returns to the house on the lush Amalfi coast where she’d lived with her father during the happiest years of her childhood. and so does unexpected love But the house of her memories has secrets all its own, forcing her to face new truths about another man she once loved. Was her father’s death truly accidental? Or was he hiding something that caused his early demise? Torn between two mysterious and compelling men who have now entered her life, Lamour discovers that the past has a way of returning when you least expect it. And someone wants to ensure that Lamour doesn’t uncover the secrets of this idyllic, dreamy coastal getaway. As the past and the present collide in a shattering and suspenseful climax, Lamour must face the things she fears the most, in order to find the courage to live life to the fullest. ‘Magnificent!’ Affaire de Coeur’Adler’s colorful descriptions of Italy are as enticing as the story. Romance and mystery fill this magnetic novel, perfect escapist fare.’ Romantic Times starred review

Sailing to Capri

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Adler invites you on a decadent Mediterranean cruise where nothing is what it seems, no one is telling the truth, and murder is on the agenda

When English tycoon Sir Robert Waldo Hardwick dies mysteriously in a car accident, he leaves behind a note naming six people he suspects might have wanted him dead. Daisy Kean, and P.I. Harry Montana team up to take the suspects and also six red herrings on a fabulous Mediterranean cruise, all expenses paid by the late Sir Robert. As they call at Monte Carlo, St. Tropez and Sorrento, the mystery deepens. And the unexpected twists are just the beginning.

Finally, they arrive at the beautiful Villa Belkiss on Capri, where Sir Robert’s will is to be read and the killer unmasked. With the beauty of the Yorkshire countryside, the Mediterranean resorts and the magnificent cruise ship, plus the intense attraction between loner Montana and wary Daisy, passions flare and the beauty of the Villa Belkiss enchants. No one writes delicious armchair travel or intriguing suspense like Elizabeth Adler.

Meet Me in Venice

Precious Rafferty is an American antiques dealer living in Paris. Though Precious known as Preshy lives in the world’s most romantic city, she keeps her feet firmly on the ground. No man will ever sweep her off her feet. Until she meets Bennett James. He’s perfect in every way. Is he too good to be true? Granted, she doesn’t know much about his business or personal life in Shanghai, but isn’t it time to stop being so jaded about romance? And then her long lost cousin Lily Song sends her an urgent message about Preshy’s new love. ‘Meet Me in Venice‘ are Lily’s cryptic words. ONE MAN MIGHT POSSIBLY END IT…
Lily lives in Shanghai and knows the antiques underworld there and she has a secret important enough to draw her to Venice to meet Preshy for the first time, face to face. Ruggedly handsome, world weary writer Sam Knight senses there’s a story afoot. Precious senses he’s getting closer and closer to her and enmeshed in this tangled web of danger and desire. But is Sam also not all he seems to be? Does he have a terrible secret he’s keeping from Preshy? In Venice, Precious will have to weave through a maze of betrayers and seducers to discover who she can trust with her heart…
and with her life. Page turning, lushly descriptive, and intelligent, Meet Me in Venice is a cat and mouse game with plenty of twists and wonderful characters you’ll never forget. It is Elizabeth Adler at her storytelling best.

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