About the Author

Harold Robbins (1916–1997) is one of the best-selling American fiction writers of all time, ranking 5th on the World’s Best-Selling Fiction Author List just behind William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie.

He wrote over 25 best-selling novels, sold more than 750 million copies in 42 languages and spent over 300 weeks combined on The New York Times best sellers list. His books were adapted into 13 commercially successful films and also television series that garnered numerous Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Primetime Emmy® nominations starring Steve McQueen, Elvis Presley, Laurence Olivier, Bette Davis, Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.

The self-proclaimed “world’s best writer in plain English,” Robbins wrote novels that resonated with audiences due to their graphic depictions of sex, violence, power and drugs, and the multilayered complexities of his characters, as evidenced by his best-selling novels Never Love a Stranger, The Carpetbaggers, Where Love Has Gone, and The Adventurers. He once said in an interview: “People make their own choices every day about what they are willing to do. We don’t have the right to judge them or label them. At least walk in their shoes before you do.”

Robbins’ personal life was as fascinating to the public as his novels. An enthusiastic participant in the social and sexual revolution of the 1960s, Robbins cultivated a “playboy” image and maintained friendships with stars including Frank Sinatra, Clint Eastwood, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dino De Laurentiis, Robert Evans, Ringo Starr, Barbara Eden, Lena Horne and Quincy Jones, and was one of the first novelists to be prominently featured in gossip magazines, earning him the title of “The World’s First Rock Star Author.”

 

The Man Who Invented Sex

Robbins was the playboy of his day and a master of publicity. He was a renowned novelist but tales of his own life contain even more fiction than his books. What is known is that with reported worldwide sales of 750 million, Harold Robbins sold more books than J.K. Rowling, earned and spent $50m during his lifetime, and was as much a part of the sexual and social revolution as the pill, Playboy and pot. In March 1965, he had three novels on the British paperback bestseller list – Where Love Has Gone at No.1, The Carpetbaggers at No.3 and The Dream Merchants in the sixth spot.

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Books

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

The Predators

The Predators

The Predators combines in one novel the finest attributes of A Stone for Danny Fisher and The Carpetbaggers. It will take you on a wild odyssey through the gaudy and reckless life of Jerry Cooper–his struggles to survive in Depression-era New York, his years in Europe during the Second World War, his friends, his lovers, his life in organized crime, and his entrance into the world of high-powered international business. The Predators is the defining work of Harold Robbins’s spectacular career.

Tycoon

Tycoon

Sexy, outrageous, and irresistible, Tycoon showcases Harold Robbins at his rip-roaring best.
Jack Lear rises from a modest Jewish background to take on the WASP world, but never quite feels he’s succeeded in his ambition to be accepted as one of them. Making his fortune as a pioneering radio and television broadcaster and founding a landmark network isn’t enough—nor is the money, fame, and women who go with it. He continues to hunger for what he cannot have. Here is a tale that only Harold Robbins could tell: of Jack’s torrid relationship with his first wife, a WASP social heiress; of his affairs with everybody from chamber maids to duchesses; of his second marriage to a world-class beauty and society figure; and ultimately of his life-long struggle to make his network # 1, and to give it a sense of class that sets it apart from all the others.
The Stallion

The Stallion

Continuing the phenomenal story in The BetsyThe Stallion reintroduces the Hardeman family and the cutthroat world of their vast automobile empire, where the stakes are high and every man, and woman, is a gambler. 
     Loren Hardeman, known as “Number One,” is gradually transferring control of Bethlehem Motors to his grandson, Loren Hardeman III—a man possessed with his father’s cunning, but sadly lacking in his ability to go for the kill. So when Angelo Perino, an outsider previously nurtured by Number One, threatens the position held by Hardeman III, what ensues is a battle of wills in which integrity takes a backseat to animal instinct, and in which there can only be one winner. 
     Bursting with huge ingredients of lust, greed, sex, and intrigue—and a plot full of twists and double-crosses—this is Harold Robbins at his sizzling best.

The Piranhas

The Piranhas

Friction.  Mafia turmoil.  Hollywood snakes and Wall Street vipers.  That’s what Jed Stephens has got.  And a body.  …Or, he would, if a certain species of vicious little fish couldn’t strip a corpse bare in under a minute.

Jed should have known better when his shady cousin insisted they take a trip down the Amazon, to see the sights and check out the local color…  Jed can’t say he’s surprised when their scenic Amazonian vacation turns into an enormous coca leaf buy.

And that’s just the beginning.

 

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

Joe Crowne is a poor boy from Brooklyn with a burning ambition to write… to be a storyteller.

Thanks to natural street smarts and ruthless ambition, Joe tears himself free from a world of gangsters, drug dealers, prostitutes, and pimps. In his sights is the unmatched glamour of Hollywood… the dolce vita of Europe… and all the glitter and self-indulgence that comes with success.  Yet as much as Joe wants fame, excess, and easy sex, he hungers for real love.

The Storyteller is a ticket to the hidden fantasy world of beautiful people, to luxury and desire… it is the story of a brilliant young man whose every American dream came true.

The Carpetbaggers

The Carpetbaggers

A LEGENDARY MASTERPIECE
A STORY OF MONEY AND POWER,
SEX AND DEATH

Jonas Cord coveted his father’s fame, fortune, even his young, beautiful wife.  When his father died, Jonas swore to possess them all.  But Rina Marlow was the celebrated screen goddess no man could master.  Her sizzling sensuality might inflame and enthrall millions, but her personal boudoir was no Hollywood fantasy.  She consumed her lovers on the fiery rack of her burning desires.

Rina and Jonas took Hollywood, the airplane industry, America itself by storm.  From New York to LA they brawled, lusted, and carved out an empire, blazoned in banner headlines and their enemies’ blood–only to learn that money and power, revenge and renown were not enough.  Too much would never be enough–not for Jonas Cord and the relentless Rina Marlowe.  The higher they soared, the more their ambition demanded . . . the darker and deadlier their fiery passions grew.
A Stone For Danny Fisher

A Stone For Danny Fisher

As a teenager, Danny Fisher had all he ever wanted — a dog, a grown-up summer job, flirtatious relationships with older women — and a talent for ruthless boxing that quickly made him a star in the amateur sporting world. But when Danny’s family falls on hard times, moving from their comfortable home in Brooklyn to Manhattan’s squalid Lower East Side, he is forced to leave his carefree childhood behind. Facing poverty and daily encounters with his violent, anti-Semitic neighbors, Danny must fight both inside and outside the ring just to survive. 

As his boxing becomes legendary in the city’s seedy underworld, packed with wiseguys and loose women, everyone seems to want a hand in Danny’s success. Robbins’s colorful, fast-talking characters evoke the rough streets of Depression-era New York City. Ronnie, a prostitute ashamed of how far she’s fallen and desperately in need of friendship; Sam, a slick bookie who wants to profit from Danny’s boxing talent; and Nellie, a beautiful but lonely girl who refuses to believe Danny is beyond redemption — each of whom has a different vision of Danny’s future — will help steer his rocky course. 

Gritty, compelling, and groundbreaking for its time, A Stone for Danny Fisher is a tale of ambition, hope, and violence set in a distinct and dangerous period of American history. A classic, sexy bestseller by Harold Robbins, reintroduced to a whole new generation of readers.

Where Love Has Gone

Where Love Has Gone

 

From the author of the New York Times #1 bestselling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a story inspired by the real-life murder of Johnny Stompanato, allegedly stabbed to death by the daughter of his lover, actress Lana Turner. Where Love Has Gone is a thrilling tale of greed, betrayal, and passion. When first published in 1962, the novel rocked Hollywood to its core, staying on the New York Times bestseller list for 14 weeks—and it is now for the first time available digitally. 

In love and soon to be a father, Luke Carey has the life he’s always wanted. That is, until a mysterious late-night phone call summons him to San Francisco. Luke’s first daughter who he hasn’t seen in six years, fourteen-year-old Danielle, needs him, and he’s desperate to do anything he can to help. But coming back into Danielle’s life means facing his ex-wife, Nora, and the explosive, violent drama of the life he left behind. 

Where Love Has Gone was adapted into the Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster film of the same name, starring Oscar® winners Bette Davis and Susan Hayward. 

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The Raiders

The Raiders

 

In the New York Times #1 bestseller The Carpetbaggers, readers were introduced to Jonas Cord, a man who wanted it all—and got it when his father died and the Cord fortune became his. But everything wasn’t enough, and Jonas wanted more… 

Now the compelling sequel, The Raiders, continues the electrifying saga of the Cord family. When Jonas makes some regrettable business decisions that attract the wrath of the Las Vegas mob, he flees to Mexico where he reconnects with an old lover and a son he never knew he had. Soon father and son are locked in a deadly struggle for control of the family’s fortune—with much more than money on the line. 

In this novel of decadence, betrayal, lust, and unimaginable wealth, Harold Robbins once again proves his power to shock, inspire, and above all else, entertain. 

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The Pirate

The Pirate

“Robbins’ characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.” —The LA Times 

In a raging sandstorm, two men with their pregnant wives fatefully meet in the desert: Samir Al Fay, a Muslim doctor whose son will be named heir to the Prince of Beirut; and Isaiah Ben Ezra, a grizzled Jewish militant Zionist heading to the Promised Land. The women give birth—Samir’s unconscious wife delivers a stillborn girl, Ben Ezra’s wife dies delivering a healthy boy. Transcending their differences, Ben Ezra gives his son to Samir. Only these two men know the truth of the boy’s origin, and Samir vows to raise him as his true son—naming him Badyr. 

Years later, Badyr—now known as “The Pirate”—has become one of the wealthiest and most powerful Arabic entrepreneurs in the Middle East. Educated in the West, Badyr is more western than Arabic—but remains grounded in his perceived heritage and distrustful of Jews. The Pirate is seemingly invincible, and with his looks, charm, and unending supply of money, no woman can resist him. But two women have power over his fate: one a long-lost love, another obsessed with the search for her missing father. 
However, it’s not just Badyr’s heart at risk. A web of political intrigue, corruption and terrorism threatens the business empire he worked to build, and he is drawn into a shadowy world of decadence, passion, and betrayal. Soon Badyr must decide who he can trust, risking his life, family and fortune in that decision—and finds allies in the most unlikely of places, shocked by the reality he discovers. 

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Carpetbaggers comes a compelling tale of decadence, luxury, greed, and international intrigue against a backdrop of Middle East oil and global terrorism. The Pirate was later adapted into the star-studded CBS mini-series featuring Anne Archer, Eli Wallach, Christopher Lee, Ian McShane, Armand Assante and more. 

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The Looters

The Looters

 

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Carpetbaggers comes the story of Madison Dupre, a young and ambitious art curator who is fixated on reaching the top of the rarefied world of priceless antiquities—an insular playground of the mega-rich, the super-privileged and even the occasional money launderer. This glamorous world is also a world of unimaginable ugliness and ego. 

As curator of the prestigious Piedmont collection, Madison is a rising star who knows how to ruthlessly play the game. She’s there to win, no matter what it takes. When the crown jewel for the museum comes up for auction, the death mask of an ancient queen known as “The Whore of Babylon,” she’s determined to acquire it—and does, during a highly charged auction with the world watching. 

During the celebratory press conference, a mysterious Iraqi erupts, claiming Navy Seals and Hussein’s Republican Guard looted the mask from the National Museum during the fall of Baghdad. Though dismissed as the ranting of a lunatic, Madison and her employer understand the gravity of the accusation: if true, Madison committed a felony by buying stolen goods and lost a fortune. 

Madison quickly realizes she’s being framed. But by whom? Why? And when the Iraqi is murdered, Madison becomes the prime suspect. Grasping that she’s been betrayed by “friends” and is now being stalked by killers, she runs—determined to clear her name. Madison finds herself on an international odyssey spinning in a vortex of deceit and falls into the arms of a mercenary who just might be able to keep her alive as she fights for her life. 

When Harold Robbins passed away, he left a treasure trove of stories. The first of a series, The Looters is a collaboration between the Robbins Estate and Junius Podrug, a good friend whose writing Robbins admired, bringing all the sensuality, suspense and action of a Harold Robbins thriller into the 21st century. 

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The Lonely Lady

The Lonely Lady

 

“Harold Robbins is a master.” —Playboy 

“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publishers Weekly 

A young schoolgirl with dreams of being an actress, JeriLee Randall, is at the dawn of discovering her own sexuality when she meets Walter Thornton, Jr., the son of the world-famous playwright, Walter Thornton, Sr., whom she idolizes. After a humiliating “near” sexual encounter with JeriLee, Walt Jr. participates in a graphically brutal assault that traumatizes JeriLee, triggering unfettered chaos in their small, gossipy town. 

Walt’s father Walter Sr. befriends JeriLee and tries to make amends for the deplorable behavior of his son. Over time, despite their age difference, the two become quite close and eventually marry—resulting in yet another town scandal. 

But it is JeriLee’s ambition—not the rumors—that drives the couple from this tiny town to New York City, setting her on a collision course with an unexpected future. 

Inevitably, their marriage unravels and JeriLee embarks on a path of sexual liberation in her pursuit of success—from stints in sleazy strip clubs to rendezvous on the casting couches of Hollywood moguls, from the searing lights of Broadway to the twilight world of drugs—as JeriLee moves restlessly from man to man and woman to woman. 

Can she find success in a brutal world while retaining her dignity, honesty, and the self-respect developed in her youth? As she struggles to retain her dreams of stardom, can her strength and cunning save her from Hollywood’s death grip, allowing her to beat the smooth-talking power players at their own game? 

When it was published, The Lonely Lady spent 24 weeks on the best-seller list, turning Hollywood on its ear and, yet again, showing the world that Harold Robbins stood alone in his ability to redefine erotic fiction. Robbins, author of The New York Times #1 best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers, proves that his books still have the power to keep readers 

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The Inheritors

The Inheritors

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a novel exposing the money, fame, sex, politics and power that accompany being at the top of the entertainment industry. 

Based on the real lives of network executives and other high-profile personalities in the early days when television first became a viable threat to the all-powerful business of the silver screen, The Inheritors is the first in Harold Robbins’ “Trilogy of Greed” and spent 21 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. 

Steve Gaunt, the rebellious visionary, is the head of a successful television empire, making him a hit in the ratings and with gorgeous women. Sam Benjamin, one of the last of the old motion picture tycoons, desperately wants to hold on to the power that has long been associated with the more “glamorous” part of the business—the movies. When the two combine forces, they have the potential to remake the entertainment industry—or be each other’s undoing. Will their friendship fall apart when their money is on the line, or will their partnership make them even more wealthy and powerful? Entertainment is a dirty business, built by ruthless mavericks. The only rule is that nothing is real in Hollywood. 

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The Dream Merchants

The Dream Merchants

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Carpetbaggers comes a novel of passion, intrigue, power, and money. With 11 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, The Dream Merchants provides a fascinating look at the early days of the world’s most glamorous industry—Hollywood. It was the latest “gold rush”—when ambitious, if unscrupulous, men and women flooded California to turn cinematic dreams into reality, regardless of the moral cost. 

Johnny Edge, a former carnival barker, schemes and plots his way to the top while Peter Kessler turns his back on a staid life of small-town stability to stake his fortune on the movie business. Beautiful starlet Dulcie Warren is willing to use her sexuality and to play dirty to get to the top, if that’s what it takes. When the lives of these three ambitious, determined characters collide, they have the potential to build a dream—or shatter one. 

“He is still recognizable as the playboy-novelist who—spurning nice reviews and a different kind of reputation—happily wrote about money for money, and about sex for sex.” —The New Yorker 

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The Betsy

The Betsy

From the author of the New York Times #1 bestselling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a revealing saga that exposes the shocking, merciless world of the American automobile industry. 

Angelo Perino lives life on the bleeding edge of speed and success—a racecar driver of humble origins who dominates on and off the track. Loren Hardeman is the ruthless patriarch of an auto empire, fighting to keep his family from self-destructing under the weight of their own greed and decadence. The two men, bound by their passionate vision as well as their charismatic power over women, come together to create the world’s fastest, most advanced automobile, “The Betsy”—named after Hardeman’s great-granddaughter, who has captured Perino’s heart. 

Their creation threatens to disrupt the industry, whose powerbrokers are determined to prevent it no matter the cost. This pits Hardeman’s own grandson, the company’s current CEO, against him—revealing the depths to which Hardeman went to build his empire—including murder, incestuous adultery and organized crime. As the family feud escalates, Perino makes his move to conquer Hardeman’s empire as well as his great-granddaughter. 

When it was published, The Betsy spent 21 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list—and inspired a film of the same name starring Laurence Olivier, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall and Katharine Ross. This novel from master storyteller Harold Robbins pulls back the curtain on the glittering world of fame, fortune, and passion at the height of the auto industry, giving a look into the world that is now shown to be full of scandal and product recalls. 

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The Adventurers

The Adventurers

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a tale of violence, sex, betrayal, revenge and intrigue. The Adventurers is a story of revolution and danger in the sultry jungles of South America. 
As a young boy, Diogenes Alejandro Xenos (“Dax”) witnesses the brutal rape and murder of his mother and sister by government troops—experiencing the drama of revolution, loss, and tragedy first-hand. He is sent to Europe by the victorious rebel leader to rebuild his country’s diplomatic and financial status post-revolution, and is immediately thrown into the elite environment of Europe’s jet-set society of international bankers and diplomats. 
Outwardly, Dax lives a life of privilege as one of the continent’s most sought-after, hedonistic playboys—wanted by men and women alike, but for very different reasons. Inside, however, he channels his fear, anger and hatred for the new regime, which he realizes is as corrupt as the old, into a desire to disrupt the status quo. Once a favorite of the General-turned-dictator, Dax quickly becomes an outlaw in his own country, living on the fringes of society as a rebel hell-bent on a new revolution. 
This epic tale of escape from the horrors of a third-world regime is one of Harold Robbins’ most ambitious novels ever, combining his trademark sensuality with political intrigue, a globe-spanning variety of exotic locales, and themes that never seem to change—political intrigue, greed, power, money, violence, sex and betrayal. 
With Dax Xenos, Robbins thrills and excites us with one of his most memorable and intriguing characters—a flawed and complicated hero. 

The Adventurers was one of Robbins’ most successful novels, spending 41 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Today, this novel easily proves that Robbins’ compelling prose still has the power to surprise, titillate, and move readers. 

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Stiletto

Stiletto

 

Cesare Cardinale is an amoral, aristocratic Italian playboy—an entrepreneur and racecar driver who wants for nothing—whether it’s fast cars, beautiful women, or debaucherous parties. Cesare, however, has two dirty secrets: First, he has a penchant for violence that borders on the sadistic and sociopathic; second, he owes his extravagant life to a Sicilian Mafia Don, creating a seemingly perfect relationship—as he leads a double-life as a Mafia assassin. 

But when Cesare is ordered to murder four U.S. government witnesses in protective custody, he attracts the attention of a mysterious special agent who will stop at nothing to bring the crime syndicate down. Soon, Cesare is engaged in a lethal game of cat-and-mouse against both an adversary who is more than his match, as he understands what makes Cesare tick, and the Mafia, who fears he might talk. 

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a story about the Mafia, written when American leaders like J. Edgar Hoover were still skeptical about the existence of an Italian-American organized crime network or the Cosa Nostra. Published a decade earlier, this novel inspired books like Mario Puzo’s The Godfather and helped ignite American pop culture’s insatiable fascination with the Mafia that continues today. 

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Spellbinder

Spellbinder

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a hard-edged look at the seductive, high-stakes and often hypocritical world of religious revivalism and televangelists. 

Spellbinder is the story of a genuine and charismatic believer simply known as “Preacher,” who returns from the foxholes and horrors of Vietnam with a simple goal: to spread the word of peace, love and charity. He immediately attracts a following as he moves from California communes to small surfing towns. “The Church,” as his mobile flock is now known, is a culture that centers as much on sex and drugs as prayers, sacraments and salvation. 

Despite a growing following, The Church is bordering on broke. As they reach what is surely the end-of-the-line in Texas, a powerful billionaire witnesses Preacher and likes what he sees. Promising a platform where Preacher can reach millions at once—not dozens—Preacher takes the leap into the new world of mass broadcasting the gospel. 

Before long, Preacher becomes one of the most powerful televangelists in the country, making influential friends and building a vast empire as the newest religious superstar. He finds his new success and status as “the” rock star entertainer of big-top religion intoxicating. Deep inside, however, he realizes that he’s become just another “over-the-airwaves” televangelist selling everlasting salvation for an earthly price. 

With a burning conscience, he knows that he must make a gut-wrenching decision: preserve his empire to continue to spread the word or make the ultimate sacrifice to expose the hypocrisy that surrounds him. 

With five weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, this groundbreaking Harold Robbins novel tackles the culture of televangelism and big-money churches head-on. With a message that is still relevant today with reality TV shows like Preachers of LASpellbinder showcases the opulence and narcissism of these supposed men of God. 

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Never Love A Stranger

Never Love A Stranger

“Robbins’s books are packed with action, sustained by strong narrative drive, and are given vitality by his own colorful life.” —The Wall Street Journal 

Based on a $100 bet with his boss that he couldn’t write a novel, Harold Robbins penned his first book, Never Love A Stranger. Not only did Robbins win the bet, the novel became a bestseller, was adapted into the classic noir gangster film of the same name starring John Barrymore and Steve McQueen, and launched the career of one of the world’s bestselling authors of all time. 

Never Love a Stranger, still considered one of Robbins’ most powerful books, tells the story of Francis “Frankie” Kane, an orphan growing up in the dirty world of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. After being kicked out of a Catholic orphanage when it is discovered that he is of Jewish descent, a confused and deeply distraught Frankie turns to a life of crime, the only life he knows, and he’s good at it. Frankie quickly makes a name for himself and becomes one of New York’s most dangerous men, ruling the city with an iron fist and indulging in his passion for sex, power and the best things life has to offer—regardless of whether they’re for sale. But Frankie’s childhood friend, Jerry, grows to become an ambitious, tough-as-nails district attorney—determined to bring Frankie down. 

In Robbins’ writing debut, he takes an unflinching look at the menacing New York of a bygone era when the syndicate ruled without mercy—and the world was introduced to a writer that would influence pop culture worldwide for decades to come. 

More than 25 New York Times bestsellers later—many, like his most famous novel, The Carpetbaggers, reaching the #1 spot—and with over 750 million copies sold to date, Robbins became one of the most successful authors of all time. This is the novel that started it all—giving the world its first taste of Robbins’ world of sex, corruption, and intrigue. 

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Never Leave Me

Never Leave Me

“In a Robbins novel, women were beautiful, wealthy and wanton; men were possessed of all the restraint of college freshmen, and the plots contained accounts of some randy doings, which one critic said he would not have tried to describe to anyone.” —The New York Times 

Ambitious and dynamic Brad Rowan comes to New York with a mission: make it big and do it fast. Owner of an independent advertising firm, Brad will stop at nothing to get what he wants in a city where the boardrooms are as brutal as the streets—including sacrificing his relationship with the woman he loves. Morality and decency mean nothing in a place where respect is gauged by the size of your expense account. 

In this tale of greed, sensuality, and all-consuming blind ambition, Harold Robbins, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Carpetbaggers, demonstrates once again why his books have sold over 750 million copies worldwide. Fast-paced with rich characters, this novel paints a compelling picture of the advertising industry in 1950s New York, a world reminiscent of Mad Men—rife with betrayal, glamour, and dizzying wealth. Drawing from his own life in New York, Robbins—yet again—captures our external desires vividly in this enduring parable of success and struggle in the city that never sleeps. 

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Memories of Another Day

Memories of Another Day

“Robbins grabs the reader and doesn’t let go…” —Publisher’s Weekly 

“His characters are compelling, his dialogue is dramatic, and his style is simple and straightforward.” —The LA Times 

From the depths of the poverty-stricken West Virginia coal mines to the heights of power as one of the nation’s most prominent and feared labor organizers, “Big Dan” Huggins is a hero worthy of Harold Robbins’ attention. After its release in 1979, Memories of Another Day spent 24 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, topping the list at #1—and now it’s available for digital download. Recognized as one of the world’s most captivating storytellers, Robbins has written what is arguably the most significant book ever published about the rise of the labor unions in America. 

Born to a life of violence and tragedy, Dan becomes one of the most powerful and dangerous labor organizers in the country—at the expense of his personal relationships. He’s a man who embraced violence, fierce ambition, lust and a deep hunger for justice even as he accumulated personal wealth, fame and power. The novel opens at Dan’s funeral, where his estranged son Jonathan is relieved by his father’s death. But Jonathan is quickly thrust into his father’s role and must return to his father’s origins to better understand the man that shaped his past and continues to shape his future. Looking into the lives and childhoods of both father and son, Memories of Another Day gives a close look into the perks—and costs—of power. 

Robbins’ gift for combining popular fiction with the most pertinent subjects of the twentieth century allowed him to create a snapshot in time. In this novel, Robbins creates a magnificent epic portrait of fifty years of the bitter birth and tarnished maturity of American labor. Relevant, respectful, and engaging, Memories of Another Day proves once again why Harold Robbins’ books have sold more copies than almost any other American writer in history. 

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Goodbye, Janette

Goodbye, Janette

A dynasty of women triumphs in the fiercely male-dominated world of high fashion amid the ruins of war. A daughter honors her mother’s ultimate sacrifice—by becoming a ruthless businesswoman who will stop at nothing to raise high her family’s name. Another daughter seeks to flee the toxic legacy of her family and live in peace. And both daughters have a date with destiny in a vault filled with Nazi gold… treasure that will alter the course of both their lives… 

Goodbye, Janette is a late masterpiece by Harold Robbins, America’s most commercially successful and era-defining author of pulp fiction. The creator of erotic and ferocious turbocharged narratives of the soul-stricken rich and famous, Harold Robbins was in his day a close runner-up to Shakespeare and the Bible in numbers of books sold. Today, his ability to create an unstoppable, mesmeric tale—someone famously said about him, “In Harold’s books, the pages turn your fingers”—pushes him to the front ranks of pop novelists as new generations discover his awesome power. 

Epic and intimate, moving from the icy nighttime streets of the Nazi occupation to the decadent beaches of St. Tropez, from the showrooms of Manhattan to the runways of Paris, Goodbye, Janette is a hypnotically gripping, mythic family saga of the power of blood to bind, to oppress, and finally to set free. Full of the shocking U-turns and unexpected revelations that make Harold Robbins a master storyteller, Goodbye, Janette transports the reader to a chic, dreamlike world where everyone wants an all-access pass… but the penalties for staying may be severe. 

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Dreams Die First

Dreams Die First

“Robbins eroticized commerce, and, at the same time, he commercialized erotica, dashing into a rich new market for dirty books.” —The New Yorker 

“Robbins’ dialogue is moving… his people have the warmth of life.” —The New York Times 

Taking on the free love hippie culture of the 60s, Harold Robbins spins a masterful tale of lust, greed, lurid sex and ambition. This classic, which spent almost 30 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, shows the passion of youth and the power of exposing societal taboo. 

Gareth Brendan, a war-weary Vietnam veteran, returns home to California to find that the country he risked his life for changed dramatically during his tour. When he’s unable to find a job, his shady yet powerful uncle hands him a failing underground newspaper to run as a money-laundering front. Gareth quickly realizes he can use the circular as an outlet for the radical ideas he’d formed in Vietnam. To gain an audience, Gareth turns to the golden rule: SEX SELLS—and he transforms the local ad rag into a glossy, full-colored, in-your-face porn magazine never before seen, with cover girls and high-profile interviews every month. 

Quickly gaining fame and wealth from his paper, Gareth is rocketed to the highest echelons of society with all its accouterments along with a vast empire of casinos, clubs, movies, magazines and an entourage of models and pimps who cater to the ultra-rich. But Gareth’s success comes at a price—it makes him the target of a ruthless crime syndicate who will stop at nothing to hijack his holdings. 

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The CarpetbaggersDreams Die First continues to transport readers—with an explosive story—to a glittering, dangerous world of decadence, power, S&M, mega-wealth, sexual liberation and New Age sex cults. 

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Descent from Xanadu

Descent from Xanadu

“Robbins brought four-letter words and kinky sex out of the dirty bookstore and onto the bedside table of mainstream America.” —USA Today 

Ruthless, unscrupulous, devastatingly handsome, and insatiable Judd Crane, the richest man in the world, has everything a man could want in life: an endless supply of money, women, power and sex. But despite his vast riches, he realizes that he cannot escape death. 

From the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a tale of a fierce obsession—immortality. Determined to cheat death, Judd embarks on a dangerous path from Yugoslavia to China, from the sheltered paradise of his lush private island to a secret atomic city in the jungles of Brazil. Along the way, Judd will stop at nothing to find what he’s looking for—including chancing death, endangering his fortune, outmaneuvering foreign agents, and, ultimately, risking both his business empire and the woman he loves—until the very last second, when he discovers the most vital secret of all. 

With over 16 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, this novel of intrigue, decadence, and ruthless determination is pure storytelling—sure to keep you turning pages. 

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79 Park Avenue

79 Park Avenue

From the author of The New York Times #1 best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a story of a tragic love triangle between Marja Fluudjincki (aka Maryann Flood), an ambitious and sensual young woman from the slums who is forced into prostitution, but reinvents herself as an elegant Park Avenue madam; Mike Keyes, a hardworking, honest man who works his way up to Assistant District Attorney and is the only man Marja ever loved; and Ross Drego, who introduces her to money and the gambler’s world of Joker Martin, and is willing to pay any price for her. And does. 

79 Park Avenue starts on the seedy streets of inner NYC and ends on luxurious Park Avenue. Over time, Marja claws her way from street urchin to stripper—ultimately becoming the madam of a Mob-owned pleasure empire. Marja—now known as Maryann—provides access to the city’s most exciting and sensual “escorts.” But when Maryann runs afoul of the law, endangering her empire and angering the Mob, she must face an ambitious prosecutor who stands to benefit by bringing down the call girl ring. However, unbeknownst to the indefatigable ADA Mike Keyes, fate has dealt him a devastating blow. The madam he’s been chasing, Maryann Flood, is none other than the love of his life who has repeatedly broken his heart, Marja Fluudjincki. 

Does he set aside his personal feelings for the sake of justice, or fall under Maryann’s seductive spell, betraying his life’s work? Knowing that Maryann is unafraid to use seduction to get what she wants, will Mike fall prey to her charm and violate his solid sense of justice? 

Harold Robbins presents a vision of post-WWII New York that is as common now in shows like Revenge as it was then—a stark reminder that corruption, greed, and vengeance are timeless. Spending 12 weeks on The New York Times best sellers list, this novel tells a sizzling story of sexuality, power, and lust that inspired the 1977 Golden Globe®-winning miniseries of the same name. 

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