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. A Damsel in Distress
    A Damsel in Distress
    by Pelmam Grenville Wodehouse

    Rating: 2.4/5 (152 votes cast)

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    An American composer searches for a beautiful young woman who he met in a taxi. He tracks her to a rural manorhouse and the romance takes interesting turns. The 1919 novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post, made into a black and white movie and then made into a 1937 Hollywood musical.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  2. Doc Gordon
    Doc Gordon

    by Mary Eleanor Wilkins

    Doc Gordon
    by Mary Eleanor Wilkins

    Rating: 2.5/5 (70 votes cast)

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    Doc Gordon finds his small-town life disrupted when he becomes involved in a mystery. Together with his assistant, Dr. Elliot, a beautiful woman and her flirtatious daughter, he becomes entangled in a complicated plot.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  3. Rose O'Paradise
    Rose O'Paradise
    by Grace Miller White

    Rating: 2.7/5 (300 votes cast)

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    Due to inherit a fortune on her eighteenth birthday, Rose finds herself the subject of much attention from three men. Should she trust the father who has been absent her whole life, the uncle who may be responsible for his absence, or her new suitor?

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  4. From the Valley of the Missing
    From the Valley of the Missing
    by Grace Miller White

    Rating: 2.5/5 (245 votes cast)

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    Crazy with grief after his wife's death, Lon takes the young twins of the man he holds responsible. His plans for the pair are grim, but as the twins grow, they hatch their own schemes. When they appear after years away from Lon's "storm country," they bring the surprise of a lifetime.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  5. Tess of the Storm Country
    Tess of the Storm Country

    by Grace Miller White

    Tess of the Storm Country
    by Grace Miller White

    Rating: 2.3/5 (203 votes cast)

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    Never accepted by the high society of Ithaca, Tess is still shocked when her father, a squatter, is accused of murder. Barefoot and innocent, Tess sets out into the world to clear his name, forever changing the shape of life for herself and all she touches.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  6. The Castle Inn
    The Castle Inn

    by Stanley John Weyman

    The Castle Inn
    by Stanley John Weyman

    Rating: 2.6/5 (109 votes cast)

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    Julia suspects that her lover, Sir George Sloane, is responsible for her abduction when he receives a mysterious note. Sloane meets with treachery, sword-and-pistol fighting, and other dramas while he tries to prove his innocence. The high spirit of the captive only adds to his challenge.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  7. Bones in London
    Bones in London

    by Edgar Wallace

    Bones in London
    by Edgar Wallace

    Rating: 2.8/5 (217 votes cast)

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    Bones is back in the second story of The Lieutenant Bones series. A mischievous businessman, Bones seems to have every financial schemer in London coming after him, but somehow he always comes out on top. Humor and romance follow Bones as well, as he makes his way through the underworld of London moneymakers.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Suspense

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  8. The Angel of Terror
    The Angel of Terror

    by Edgar Wallace

    The Angel of Terror
    by Edgar Wallace

    Rating: 2.5/5 (106 votes cast)

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    Jean Briggerland is the most lovely and charming of women. Her beauty blinds those around her to her devious deeds. Jean uses her criminal connection to climb to the heights of wealth and power, but lawyer Jack Glover may be the first to catch her in the act.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  9. The Wings of the Morning
    The Wings of the Morning

    by Louis Tracy

    The Wings of the Morning
    by Louis Tracy

    Rating: 2.8/5 (123 votes cast)

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    Only two survive the shipwreck and find themselves alone on a desert island -- Iris and Jenks. Their tale of survival on Rainbow Island becomes one of adventure and passion as they explore the island and its wild inhabitants together.

    Category: Romantic Suspense

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  10. The Captain of the Kansas
    The Captain of the Kansas

    by Louis Tracy

    The Captain of the Kansas
    by Louis Tracy

    Rating: 2.6/5 (113 votes cast)

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    High-class passengers on a voyage from Chile to England must overcome sabotage, Indian attacks, and stormy seas under the guidance of the gallant Captain Courtenay in this romantic adventure. All must rise to the occasion, fighting cannibals, surviving shipwreck, or navigating ship-board romance.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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