Warren Adler has published 30 novels and short story collections that have been translated into more than two dozen languages and two have become major motion pictures. All of Mr. Adler’s published work is now available for immediate purchase in hardcover, paperback and all major eBook formats. Select a novel below:
“The War of the Roses is a clever look at the breakup of a marriage.... Both frightening and revealing.” – Washington Star
The Ultimate Divorce of all time. Oliver and Barbara Rose thought they had a perfect life-marriage, children and home, only to discover that their relationship was barely skin deep. Read more about The War of the Roses.
A thriller torn from the pages of history.
As Churchill prepares to deliver his Iron Curtain speech that will launch the cold war, Stalin unleashes his trained mole, an American Nazi who served in Hitler’s SS. His mission: Assassinate Winston Churchill. Read more about Target Churchill.
Whatever happened to the children of Mr. and Mrs. Rose? Warren Adler’s The War of The Roses leaped onto the public consciousness and has since remained an essential thread in a wider tapestry of divorce iconography. Now, Adler presents us with the chandelier-shattering legacy of Barbara and Jonathan Rose relived in their children Josh and Evie. This darkly hilarious sequel to "The War of the Roses" will draw you into a world of domestic mayhem that carries the confrontation between the Roses into the second and third generation.
This darkly hilarious sequel to "The War of the Roses" will draw you into a world of domestic mayhem that carries the confrontation between the Roses into the second and third generation. If ever there was a cautionary tale for those with young children contemplating divorce this novel will cause warring couples to take another look at the consequences of their actions. Read more about The War of the Roses – The Children.
A taut thriller of family dysfunction. Available now in hardback and e-book formats everywhere!
Read more about The Serpent’s Bite.
Two couples are caught in an emotional web of adultery and deception that turns deadly on an African safari. Get the book that fueled an unprecedented bidding war in a Hollywood commission before it was published!
When Ken meets the wife of a client, he discovers she is an old flame. Baffled by her non-recognition, he discovers her rich husband has no knowledge of her past. Read more about Private Lies.
An adulterer tries to make peace with his past.
A respected family man with an adulterous past is offered the presidency of a major university. The former president has been fired for sexual misconduct with a student. The potential new president is to be subjected to a thorough vetting by a wily investigator hired by the university board. He attempts to erase his past by finding his past lovers, with startling results. Read more about The Womanizer.
"Cult" will evoke in you a fear, a dread that reiterates itself every moment... and force you to take a step back and analyze the little aquarium in which you have let your concepts regarding society and life swim freely, feeding it, unbothered because there is always a lid on the top. It is a wake up call for all of us..." -- EBook Reviews Weekly
"Cult" is about a man's desperate attempt to rescue his brainwashed wife from a religious death cult. People can be brainwashed and programmed to kill. September 11th taught us that. Read more about Cult.
Deception and betrayal in the national political arena.
A female reporter for a Washington newspaper uncovers a plot to surreptitiously finance a presidential campaign. Exploring the dark side of politics and its tantalizing, corruptive power, this fast-paced story reveals how obsessive ambition and ethical violation can impact the lives and loves of the people caught in its entrails. Read more about Empty Treasures.
"Catches the stark lights and sweat of a campaign with biting realism." - Les Whitten
After serving his Brooklyn district for years, a Congressman is challenged by a more liberal opponent. Trying everything to maintain his seat, he painfully learns his views are now irrelevant. Read more about Banquet Before Dawn.
A mystery story revolves around an antique doll
A couple in their forties have chosen semiretirement in their hometown in upper Michigan and open a funky antique store. A man seeking a specific antique doll as a gift for his ailing granddaughter sets off a mysterious murder that rocks the town. The couple who solve the crime have marked similarities to Nick and Nora Charles created by Dashiell Hammett. Read more about Flanagan’s Dolls.
A comedian in the Catskills circa 1937 interacts with the gangsters from Murder Inc.
A comedian in the Catskills circa 1937 interacts with the gangsters from Murder Inc. Mesmerizing mayhem, dark doings, love and laughter. Read more about Funny Boys.
An arms-dealing family confronts a moral dilemma in the nuclear age.
At a family reunion, the Von Kassel family, who has been engaged in arms dealing for a hundred years, find themselves able to create the most destructive weapon on earth. Read more about Blood Ties.
A cautionary tale about a powerful psychic who takes control of a family.
When an artist, her husband and their twins move to LA, they fall prey to a woman who convinces them that she is a psychic and can foresee their future. Read more about Madeline’s Miracles.
This bittersweet novel tells the story of a desperate lady seeking a husband by visiting funeral parlors to find rich eligible widowers. A rousing story that explores the joys and perils of finding a mate the second time around
Brilliant and bittersweet, daring, erotic and darkly humorous, Mourning Glory pulls readers into one woman's tangled web. Here is another blockbusting and timely novel about the cost of getting what you want -- when what you really want is priceless. Read more about Mourning Glory.
An unforgiving nature reorders an urban couple's priorities.
A young urban couple leave their tense lives and take a vacation in a more bucolic environment. Braving floods, avalanches, wild animals and human predators, they come face-to-face with death. Read more about Natural Enemies.
A sensitive examination not only of the luck factor in bringing people together but also of the effects of infidelity on its victims. A major motion Picture starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas released by Columbia Pictures.
Two survivors of a tragic plane crash discover their dead spouses' infidelity. In the process, they discover how the mysterious nature of love can render people too powerless to resist. Read more about Random Hearts.
How a past evil haunts the present.
The firebombing of a former synagogue in Brooklyn, which has been converted to a black church, uncovers a startling discovery of enormous value hidden in the basement of the church. A young lawyer is assigned to help the pastor with insurance claims only to be sucked into a dangerous intrigue involving the source of the treasure from the distant past. Read more about Residue.
Three women become sex slaves to a diplomat's murderous impulses.
Three women become sex slaves to a South American diplomat's murderous and political impulses. Through the power of his sexuality, the Diplomat recruits three women to engage in international terrorism. Read more about The Casanova Embrace.
A story about the redemptive power of obsessive passion.
An ambitious second-in-command to a billionaire plans to take over the man's business empire by hiring an assassin to kill him. The assassin, part of a worldwide ring does the deed. In the process of escape, he encounters the wife of the man who has set up the hit. They fall in love. This erotic action thriller is set in the south of France and Italy, with the famed Michelangelo statue in Florence figuring prominently in the plot. Read more about The David Embrace.
A Washington newspaper brought down a President. Now it wants to create its own! One of the most electric and insightful books ever written about the power of the media and how it corrupts.
The editors of the influential Washington Chronicle have just exposed and brought down a President through investigative reports. Now they are attempting to create their own choice for Chief Executive. Read more about The Henderson Equation.
How the frenetic pace of big city life impacts on a small town girl.
A small-town girl is carried away by her "Prince Charming" to scary New York City. Warned by her uptight executive husband to beware, the newlywed cannot repress her instinctive innocence. Read more about The Housewife Blues.
“Not since Agatha Christie sent her characters hurtling along the rails toward Murder on the Orient Express has a fictional train ride been as exciting as Warren Adler’s tale of intrigue.” - King Features Syndicate
Dr. Alex Cousins knows a dark secret-one that the Soviet Union will stop at nothing to keep him in Siberia on the world's longest and most exotic train ride. Read more about Trans-Siberian Express.
A Mafia Don swings into action when terrorists capture his daughter and grandson.
When terrorists capture the daughter and grandson of a Mafia Don in Egypt, the Don cleverly insinuates himself into the White House and holds the President and his wife hostage. Read more about We Are Holding the President Hostage.
The rights of grandparents to visit their beloved grandson pit them against their remarried daughter-in-law.
The story of the ultimate clash between Grandparents and the spouse of their dead son, who is determined to lead a new life free of their influence on her child. Read more about Twilight Child.
This first novel by Warren Adler deals with the machinations of a married Senator whose tryst with a black woman leads to her accidental death by drowning - a primer on how a cunning adulterous politician saves his career. "Excellent... important and timely." - Baltimore News-American
The beautiful black aide and lover of a womanizing married Senator, has accidentally drowned. The Senator mounts a massive cover-up campaign of cynical lies designed to deflect the potential damage. Read more about Undertow.