Carla Neggers Books In Order – Complete List

Carla Neggers is a name that echoes throughout the world of literature, especially for fans of romantic suspense novels. Her stories revolve around love, mystery, and intrigue, and are set in picturesque New England towns. Although she is known for her romantic suspense novels, Carla Neggers also writes contemporary romance novels infused with suspense and emotion. As of today, she has published over 70 novels, and her popularity has catapulted her into the ranks of a New York Times bestselling author.

Here are the Carla Neggers books in order for her romantic suspense series, romance series, and her several standalone novels.


Mill Brook Trilogy in Publication Order

  1. Finders Keepers (#1), 1989
  2. Within Reason (#2), 1990
  3. That Stubborn Yankee (#3), 1991

Carriage House Series in Publication Order

  1. The Carriage House (#1), 2001
  2. The Cabin (#2), 2002
  3. Stonebrook Cottage (#3), 2002
  4. The Harbor (#4), 2002
  5. Secret Hideaway (#4.5), 2016

Cold Ridge / U. S. Marshal Series in Publication Order

  1. Cold Ridge (#1), 2003
  2. Shelter Island (#1.5), 2003
  3. Night’s Landing (#2), 2004
  4. The Rapids (#3), 2004
  5. Dark Sky (#4), 2005
  6. Breakwater (#5), 2006
  7. Abandon (#6), 2007
  8. On the Run (#6.5), 2009

BPD/FBI Series in Publication Order

  1. The Widow (#1), 2006
  2. The Angel (#2), 2008
  3. The Mist (#3), 2009
  4. The Whisper (#4), 2010

Black Falls Series in Publication Order

  1. Cold Pursuit (#1), 2008
  2. Cold River (#2), 2009
  3. Cold Dawn (#3), 2010
  4. Cold Moonlight (#3.5), 2013

Swift River Valley Series in Publication Order

  1. Secrets of the Lost Summer (#1), 2012
  2. That Night on Thistle Lane (#2), 2013
  3. Cider Brook (#3), 2013
  4. Christmas at Carriage Hill (#3.5), 2014
  5. Echo Lake (#4), 2015
  6. A Knights Bridge Christmas #5), 2015
  7. The Spring at Moss Hill (#6), 2016
  8. Red Clover Inn (#7), 2017
  9. The River House (#8), 2018
  10. Stone Bridges (#9), 2019

Sharpe & Donovan Series in Publication Order

  1. Rock Point (#0.5), 2013 (prequel novella)
  2. Saint’s Gate (#1), 2011
  3. Heron’s Cove (#2), 2012
  4. Declan’s Cross (#3), 2013
  5. Harbor Island (#4), 2014
  6. Keeper’s Reach (#3), 2015
  7. Liar’s Key (#6), 2016
  8. Impostor’s Lure (#8), 2018
  9. Rival’s Break (#9), 2019

Velvet Glove Series in Order of Publication


Writing As Amalia James


Writing As Anne Harrell


Standalone Carla Neggers Romantic Suspense Novels


Standalone Carla Neggers Romance Novels

  • Outrageous Desire, 1982
  • Dancing Season: Finding Mr. Right, 1983
  • Heart on a String, 1983
  • Matching Wits, 1983
  • A Touch of Magic, 1984
  • Delinquent Desire, 1984
  • Southern Comfort, 1984
  • Interior Designs, 1985
  • Apple of My Eye, 1985
  • Captivated, 1986
  • Trade Secrets, 1987
  • Family Matters, 1988
  • All in a Name, 1988
  • A Winning Battle, 1988
  • Trying Patience, 1992
  • Bewitching, 1993
  • Night Watch (part of the Lovers and Legends series), 1993
  • The Groom Who, Almost Got Away, 1996
  • Shelter Island, 2003

Carla Neggers Novellas in Publication Order

  • Tricks of Fate, 1995
  • Close Call, 2009 (included in More Than Words)
  • Husband for Hire, 2018

Collections and Anthologies in Publication Order

  • Under His Skin, 2003, with Lori Foster and Linda Lael Miller
  • Thriller 2.2, 2016, with Phillip Margolin and Marcus Sakey
  • More Than Words, 2004, with Susan Mallery, Brenda Novak, Diana Palmer and Emilie Richards
  • More Than Words: Stories Of Strength, 2009, with Karen Harper and Susan Mallery

Carla Neggers Biography – About The Author

Carla Neggers romantic suspense mystery author

Born on August 9, 1955, in Belchertown, Massachusetts, New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers spent her childhood on the edge of the Quabbin Reservoir. From a very young age, she began to spin yarns and imagine stories of people living in the small towns nearby.

Her father’s stories of life as a Dutch sailor, and her mother’s humble beginnings in her native Florida, added to her creativity and the inspiration for her future works. Carla Neggers is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University in journalism. Before embarking on her career as a writer, she worked as an arts and entertainment writer.

Carla Neggers has been a published writer since the 1980s and has never looked back. She sold her first novel soon after graduating from university. The places she writes about are fictional, such as Knights Bridge and Swift River Valley. However, they resemble the places where she grew up, and the descriptions of the towns are all too real.

Carla Neggers draws inspiration from her life experiences, and her local library was the inspiration for the haunted Knights Bridge library. As a teenager, she also volunteered at the local library. The Boston public library was a welcome refuge from everyday stress during college.

Her novels are page-turners that keep readers guessing until the end. Her works are notable for their well-developed characters, realistic dialogue, and vivid descriptions of New England towns. Many of her novels are set in the same fictional universe, allowing readers to revisit beloved characters in different novels.

Carla Neggers is a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Romance Writers of America, Authors Guild, and Authors League of America. She has also presented writers’ workshops and has been a guest on television and radio programs. Carla Neggers has sold over a million books in some 30 countries, translated into numerous languages.

The Sharpe Donovan series, featuring FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, has won the hearts of many readers. The two books, Saint’s Gate and Keeper’s Reach, were released together in 2011, and have been praised for being a breathtaking experience not to be missed. Emma Sharpe, a former nun turned FBI agent, and Colin Donovan, an undercover FBI agent and art crimes expert, make a perfect pair to solve art crimes that lead to murder. The series is full of action, romance, and suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Carla Neggers debuted her Swift River Valley series in 2012, which was released along with her modern classic, “Secrets of the Lost Summer.” The two combined subtle greatness, garnering a lucrative star review from Booklist and a top pick given by RT Book Reviews. “Secrets of the Lost Summer” follows the story of Olivia Frost, who returns to her hometown of Knights Bridge, Massachusetts, to take over her grandfather’s Victorian mansion, which has become a bed and breakfast. While Olivia renovates the old mansion, she discovers a box of letters hidden away in a secret room. The discovery sends her on a quest to uncover the secrets of the past, leading to a forbidden romance that threatens to destroy everything she holds dear.

Carla Neggers Awards

  • Reviewer’s Choice Award nominations, Romantic Times, 1983, for best Bantam Loveswept, 1986 and 1987, both for best Harlequin Temptation, 1988, for best romance series writer
  • Reviewer’s Choice Award, Romantic Times, 1985, for The Uneven Score, 1988, for All in a Name
  • RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for romantic suspense
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3 Comments

  1. Was there a book with Grit Taylor & Marissa Neal? Seem to remember it after Black Falls series.

    1. Yes it was a very short story (20 pages or so) in an omnibus Love is Murder (2012) called Cold Moonlight. There are 29 other short short stories.

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