Read Free Romantic Suspense Novels

Looking for a romantic novel with a bit of mystery, intrigue or suspense woven in? PublicBookshelf has romantic suspense novels that combine the sensuality of romance with the thrill and suspense of a good mystery.

The heroine is just as likely to be the victim of a crime as she is to be the inspector who solves the crime. The hero and heroine could be the cause of the suspense or the mystery could be happening around them. Either way, the predicable joy of a romantic suspense novel is that their romance will endure it all. Romantic suspense novels are just one of the many types of free online romance novels on PublicBookshelf.

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  1. The Darrow Enigma
    The Darrow Enigma

    by Melvin L. Severy

    The Darrow Enigma
    by Melvin L. Severy

    Rating: 2.0/5 (142 votes cast)

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    Lawyer George Maitland has fallen for Gwen Darrow and finally manages an introduction through a doctor friend. During his first visit with Gwen, her father falls dead, crying murder before he goes. Maitland must solve this mystery, and many others, before Gwen can give him her love.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  2. At The Villa Rose
    At The Villa Rose

    by Alfred Edward Woodley Mason

    At The Villa Rose
    by Alfred Edward Woodley Mason

    Rating: 2.0/5 (86 votes cast)

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    Inspector Hanaud investigates the death of a wealthy widow and the disappearance of her priceless jewels. Englishman Harry Wethermill recruits the French detective when young Celia, the object of his affection, vanishes. Is she another victim or an accomplice to the crime of murder?

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  3. East of the Shadows
    East of the Shadows

    by Mrs Hubert Barclay

    East of the Shadows
    by Mrs Hubert Barclay

    Rating: 2.1/5 (175 votes cast)

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    Francis Heathcote has lived in a dream world since his accident and cannot tell the past from the present. Is the girl at his side truly his long lost Philippa? He believes she is, not realizing the decades that have gone by. When he awakens fully, he must decide if this Philippa is the right one.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  4. Amours of Zeokinizul
    Amours of Zeokinizul

    by Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon

    Amours of Zeokinizul
    by Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon

    Rating: 2.1/5 (141 votes cast)

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    Almost everything about this story is a mystery. It was of apparently exotic origins -- translated from the Arabic of the famous Traveller Krinelbol. Is there another explanation for the kingdom of the Zeokinizul? Clues about the King's true loves, adventures and identity are hidden throughout.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  5. Green Fancy
    Green Fancy

    by George Barr McCutcheon

    Green Fancy
    by George Barr McCutcheon

    Rating: 2.1/5 (177 votes cast)

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    A wanderer meets a mysterious lone woman on a deserted nighttime road; he is in search of a tavern, she is looking for the house called Green Fancy. They part ways, but are bound to meet again in the shadow of the fantastic, ivy-covered green mansion, under the spell of its eccentric creator.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  6. Aladdin of London, or The Lodestar
    Aladdin of London, or The Lodestar

    by Sir Max Pemberton

    Aladdin of London, or The Lodestar
    by Sir Max Pemberton

    Rating: 2.1/5 (182 votes cast)

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    Social station is everything and nothing in this romantic mystery involving the son of a British parson and a Polish maid in the Whitechapel district of London. When a mysterious millionaire with political motives becomes involved, their love affair threatens to take a dark turn.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  7. Idolatry
    Idolatry
    by Julian Hawthorne

    Rating: 2.1/5 (174 votes cast)

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    Manetho has an iron-clad plan to marry Helen, the half-sister of his adopted father; he will accept nothing less. Then Helen marries Thor. Furious, Manetho threatens the new bride's life. Soon, Helen is dead and a diamond ring is missing. If Manetho is responsible, he will pay duly for the deed.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  8. Bella Donna
    Bella Donna

    by Robert Smythe Hichens

    Bella Donna
    by Robert Smythe Hichens

    Rating: 2.1/5 (172 votes cast)

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    A British Egyptologist is beside himself when he learns his wife has had an affair with an Egyptian man. Will his jealousy drive him to murder? Will hiding her passions lead his wife to commit a similar crime? Recipes for poisons are on every mind in this whodunit with a love-triangle twist.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  9. Rainbows End
    Rainbows End

    by Rex Ellingwood Beach

    Rainbows End
    by Rex Ellingwood Beach

    Rating: 2.2/5 (160 votes cast)

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    Plantation owner Esteban is rumored to harbor a great fortune, secret caches of gold, silver, and jewels. When his wife dies giving birth to twins, and Esteban remarries the money-hungry Isabel, the future of the fortune becomes more uncertain than ever. Only one other man knows the truth.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  10. The Mucker
    The Mucker
    by Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Rating: 2.2/5 (162 votes cast)

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    Billy Byrne is considered a low-borne brute, known as a mucker, and is not welcome in high society. As fate would have it, he falls for Barbara Harding, a lady of the upper classes. His street sense may serve them both well when head-hunters capture Barbara and Billy comes to the rescue.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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