Publication Order of Sloane Monroe Books
|Black Diamond Death||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sinnerman||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|I Have a Secret||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Stranger in Town||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Bed of Bones||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hush Now Baby||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Flight 12||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Addison Lockhart Books
Publication Order of Till Death Do Us Part Books
|Whispers of Murder||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Echoes of Murder||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
Cheryl Bradshaw is one of the highly renowned authors from America, who has written many successful novels in her career based on the thriller, suspense, mystery, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, and supernatural suspense genres. Till now, she has written and published a total of 9 novels and 4 novellas in her writing career. The highlight of author Bradshaw’s career is the New York Times bestselling mystery series called the Sloane Monroe series. This series revolves around the life of a fictional character named Sloane Monroe, who is described by the author as an OCD challenged and sassy private eye. The 4th book of this series, Stranger in Town, was shortlisted for the prestigious Shamus Award in the year 2013. In the same year, the series’ 3rd book titled ‘I Have a Secret’ won the year’s best thriller book award by the Festival of Words. Author Bradshaw is an active member of a group called ‘The Twelve’, which is a group of thriller writers, which are considered to be some of the best ones of the genre. Author Bradshaw was born in the town of Covina in California. But, her upbringing was done mainly in Tehachapi, California. The maiden name of Bradshaw is Elsasser, which is the short form of the name Alsace-Lorraine. This name is related to the German ancestry of her father. The European roots of author Bradshaw are believed to have ties to the English and French royalties, including Henry I and Charlemagne. When author Bradshaw was a child, she would make up stories for her sister very often during the bed time. Most of those used to revolve around the children’s fantasy. One of the stories, particularly centered on a couple of children who receive chewing gums in treat bags on the Halloween night and discover the magical powers hidden inside the gums, after which they get transported to a world full of magic.
Bradshaw went on to include this story in one of her books and titled it as Loin Tah. The author’s love for writing started during the high school days. She used to love writing short stories and poetry for the school’s journal called The Looking Glass. At around the same time, she discovered her interest in the mystery genre. Soon, she immersed herself in the works of author Agatha Christie and read each and every book that she has written. The other popular novelist who influenced author Bradshaw the most is the popular crime writer named Robert B. Parker. With the help of his successful works, she found her interest in writing crime fiction books. As author Bradshaw was getting along with writing very nicely and easily in high school, she began showing interest in photography also. However, she was not able to make a good impression on her yearbook teacher with this skill. The same teacher then noticed her writing skills in the advanced literature class and decided to talk her parents regarding the potential future that she believed Bradshaw had in the profession of writing. Author Bradshaw completed her high school studies from the Tehachapi High School in the year 1991. Later, she studied English literature at the Dixie State University, located in St. George, Utah. Following this, she got married and very soon gave birth to a daughter. Bradshaw obtained her early education credentials in Montessori in the year 2000 and had plans to start a Montessori school in Park City, Utah. But, she shifted her focus towards the real estate business and obtained her license for the same.
The Sloane Monroe series written by author Cheryl Bradshaw consists of 6 novels and 2 novellas in total, which were released between the years 2011 and 2014. Each and every book written in the series features the chief protagonist in the form of Sloane Monroe, who is described as a private investigator by author Bradshaw. The debut novel is titled as ‘Black Diamond Death’, which introduces the central character of Sloane Monroe. It was published by the Creatspace publishers in 2011. Author Bradshaw has set the novel in Park City, Utah, United States. The starting sequence shows that the dead body of a woman is found on the slopes of a newly opened ski resort in Park City, Utah. Private Investigator Sloane Monroe is called upon to investigate the matter. By the first look of it, the death looked like a normal skiing accident. But, Sloane does not let go of the possibility of a murder. After some more investigations, Sloane Monroe seems to be getting closer to prove that the woman was murdered. Just as she is about to solve the case, another dead body is discovered. By this time, the killer also seems to have become alert, knowing that Sloane will not stop until she catches him. As a result, he plans to kill her too. The killer tracks Sloane’s each and every move, which lands her life in danger. But, Sloane Monroe continues with her investigation with great determination and eventually hunts down the murderer.
Following the success of the series’ first book, author Bradshaw wrote its second book under the title of ‘Sinnerman’. The Createspace publication released this book in the year 2011. At the start of this novel, it is depicted that Sloane Monroe has solved each and every case that came her way, except for one, which is her sister Gabrielle’s brutal murder. She has not been able to catch the killer, so far in spite of all the efforts. Three years in the case and she could not find any trace of the murderer. But soon, Sloane comes to know about the murder of another woman in a similar manner as her sister’s. She goes on to discover the dead body of this woman in front of a local supermarket. With the arrival of this case, Sloane faces the toughest challenge of her sleuthing career, that is, finding the killer who seems to be a master at keeping his identity hidden before capturing his next victim. The Park City in Utah was considered to be a peaceful place before the arrival of the brutal murderer named Sam Reids. He has a typical style of killing his victims. After killing the innocent women, Sam makes a cut of the letter S on their wrists and discards their dead bodies in the open. Sloane Monroe tries to find the answers to all her questions as to why the killer preys on the innocent women. But, she could only know this after catching Sam Reids. The thought of her sister’s brutal murder does not let her rest with a peaceful mind and this makes her even more determined to catch him and make him pay for his deadly crimes.Book Series In Order » Authors » Cheryl Bradshaw