At a Glance
Elizabeth Adler is a British romantic suspense author known for her several standalone novels and her Mac Reilly book series. While many of her books are in the romantic suspense genre, the author has also written several chick-lit / contemporary, thriller, and historical fiction novels. Reading the Elizabeth Adler novels in order centers mostly around her series since her standalone books can be read in any order.
Here are the Elizabeth Adler books in order for her series and her romance and romantic-suspense novels.
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Mac Reilly Books In Publication Order
- One of Those Malibu Nights, 2008
- There’s Something About St. Tropez, 2009
- It All Began in Monte Carlo, 2010
- From Barcelona, with Love, 2011
Standalone Novels in Publication Order
- Private Desires (aka Leonie), 1985
- Peach, 1986
- The Rich Shall Inherit, 1989
- All or Nothing, 1989
- The Property of a Lady, 1990
- Fortune is a Woman, 1992
- Present of the Past, 1993
- Legacy of Secrets, 1993
- The Secret of the Villa Mimosa, 1994
- The Heiresses, 1995
- Now or Never, 1996
- No Regrets, 1997
- Sooner or Later, 1997
- In a Heartbeat, 2000
- The Last Time I Saw Paris, 2001
- Summer in Tuscany, 2002
- The Hotel Riviera, 2003
- Invitation to Provence, 2004
- The House in Amalfi, 2005
- Sailing to Capri, 2006
- Meet Me in Venice, 2007
- A Place in the Country, 2012
- Please Don’t Tell, 2013
- Last to Know, 2014
- One Way or Another, 2015
- The Charmers, 2016
- Better Than Revenge, 2023
Writing as Ariana Scott
About the Mac Reilly Series – Who is Mac Reilly?
The series blends elements of mystery and romance, often set in luxurious and exotic locales. Mac Reilly is accompanied by his partner and sometimes girlfriend, Sunny Alvarez, as they embark on various thrilling adventures. He is known for his sharp wit, intelligence, and determination in solving complex cases. Throughout the series, he often finds himself caught up in dangerous situations while unraveling intricate mysteries.
The first novel in the Elizabeth Adler series featuring Mac, One of Those Malibu Nights, was published in 2008. This introductory novel sets the stage for the series, with Mac getting entangled in a complex case after hearing a woman’s screams on a Malibu beach one night. The story unravels amidst the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, offering readers an engaging mix of suspense and drama.
Following the debut, the series includes several other books, such as There’s Something About St. Tropez and It All Began in Monte Carlo. Each book takes readers to a new and exciting location, adding a sense of travel and exploration to the mysteries that Mac solves.
From Barcelona with Love is the last installment in the series. It is a captivating tale of glamour, mystery, and romance. It follows Bibi Fortunata, a former star singer and actress, who gets caught up in a scandalous murder case, which is when she calles Mac and Sunny for help. The story delves into her life and career, promising readers a journey filled with twists, turns, and the allure of the Mediterranean. This novel combines celebrity opulence with the dark realities of crime and intrigue, offering an escape into a world of scandal and suspicion.
The Elizabeth Adler series has been well-received for its engaging storytelling, picturesque settings, and likable characters. Elizabeth Adler’s writing is known for its ability to transport readers to the lavish backdrops where her novels are set while weaving compelling narratives of intrigue and romance.
Elizabeth Adler Biography – About the Author
Elizabeth Adler, aka Ariana Scott, was born in Yorkshire in Northern England in 1950, where she also grew up. She studied at the University of Leeds. While working at a talent agency in London, she met her future husband, a young American, Richard. At the time, Richard was working at a TV channel while in England. When he moved to Rio de Janeiro, he sent her a ticket and she followed him there. Over the years, they lived in several countries, including Brazil, Ireland, Spain, France, Canada, and the USA.
Elizabeth Adler began her writing career in 1985 when she wrote her debut novel, Private Desires, also titled Leonie, a romantic story. This debut novel launched her enormously successful writing career. With two novels, she also wrote as Ariana Scott.
Many of her books in the romance genre feature some of the author’s traits of a romantic person, a foodie, and a travel addict. Her love of travel takes her to all sorts of places, which she travels to with her husband when she is not writing books.
In fact, travel plays an important part of the author’s research process. To do the best research, she loves going back to places she’s been years ago, to see if those places are the same as she remembers them. Also, since she loves history, historical romances come easily to her, which is what she started initially writing back in the day.
Some of those places that the author Elizabeth Adler discovered in her travels actually feature in her novels, including Venice, Capri, St. Tropez, Capri, Monte Carlo, Malibu, as well as the sunny Tuscany. When you read the Elizabeth Adler seires and standalone works, you actually feel like you are there, even if you have never traveled to those parts of the world at all. Also, her current home, California, is the setting of several of her books.
Some of the author’s prominent protagonists, including Mac Reilly, Sunny Alvarez, and Malibu PI, are loosely based on the traits of her own husband, whom she dearly loves. He has been supporting Elizabeth throughout her entire career as a published author.
Currently, the writer lives in the US in Palm Springs, California with her husband and her daughter, Annabelle, where she is working on her next novel. So far Elizabeth Adler has written over 30 books.
When writing new books, Elizabeth Adler first edits her previous pages and then sits down to write new ones. Her books are mostly traditional, classic romantic-suspense novels, with somewhat gentler stories than books by other authors like Iris Johansen, Allison Brennan or Catherine Coulter.
Although some of the author’s newer books are a bit on the darker side. For example, Last to Know, published in 2014, deals with deranged killers and psychopaths.
Elizabeth Adler’s characters are always fully fleshed out, and the tension can be felt throughout the entire novel. There is tons of suspense in her books, along with love, romance, and mystery. Her books have been published in over 25 countries and have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide. Some of her novels include recipes that the author has actually made at home a yummy foods or desserts.