New York Times bestselling author Andrea Kane is popular for her historical romantic suspense series and her contemporary psychological thrillers. With around 10 book series released to date, the author is probably best known for her Forensic Instincts series, which is not only the longest so far but also the one that is the most up-to-date, with books released in 2020 as well.
Here are the Andrea Kane books in order for her numerous series and standalone novels, from the series most updated to the older one.
New Andrea Kane Books
Forensic Instincts Series
- The Girl Who Disappeared Twice (Forensic Instincts #1), 2011
- Lockdown (Forensic Instincts #1.5), 2016 (novella)
- The Line Between Here and Gone (Forensic Instincts #2), 2012
- The Stranger You Know (Forensic Instincts #3), 2013
- The Silence That Speaks (Forensic Instincts #4), 2015
- The Murder That Never Was (Forensic Instincts #5), 2016
- A Face to Die For (Forensic Instincts #6), 2017
- Dead in a Week (Forensic Instincts #7), 2019
- No Stone Unturned (Forensic Instincts #8), 2020
Zermatt Group Series
- Dead in a Week (Zermatt Group #1, Forensic Instincts #7), 2019
Burbank & Parker Series
Pete Montgomery Series
Black Diamond Series
- Legacy of the Diamond, 1997
- The Black Diamond, 1997
Kingsley in Love Series
- Echoes in the Mist, 1994
- Wishes in the Wind, 1996
- My Heart’s Desire, 1991
- Samantha, 1994
Standalone Andrea Kane Books
- Dream Castle, 1992
- Masque of Betrayal, 1993
- Emerald Garden, 1996
- The Music Box, 1998
- Run for Your Life, 2000
- No Way Out, 2001
- Scent of Danger, 2003
- I’ll Be Watching You, 2005
- Stone Cold, 2012 (novella)
Andrea Kane Biography
Andrea Kane was born in 1955 in The United States. She grew up reading books, especially the Nancy Drew stories, and also books by Daphne Du Maurier. She started telling stories in her mind from the young age of 4, but it was her parents who gently pushed her to put all her stories to paper, encouraged her to write her stories down. They also were the ones to push her to get her books published.
Later in life, she also started reading the Robert Ludlum books, where she enjoyed his attention to detail, engrossing storylines and his indepth research for his stories.
Initially, she started writing historical romanced, of which currently 14 are written. Over the years, however, the author switched genres to romantic suspense and thriller, which has remained so far the author’s main genre in which she writers he books.
When writing her books, Andrea Kane does a lot of research as well, and she even consults with the FBI to get the details right. In fact, over the years, the author has cultured long-lasting relationships with both the FBI and the NYPD. Often members of these teams are mentioned in the Acknowledgement part of the books.
The author’s longest series to date, Forensic Instinct, focuses on Casey Woods, former Navy SEA, who is the president of the private investigation firm. The firm tackles the cases in an odd way, less encumbered by following the law. This causes problems for Casey’s other half, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Kyle “Hutch” Hutchinson, who does have to follow the law and smooth things out when the team’s less than orthodox means of solving cases and protecting clients draws heat on the team.
Andrea Kane finds the human mind fascinating, so her books, regardless of the genre, focus more on characters and the workings of their minds than on the story itself. It takes the author around a year to write one book due to the extensive research she does for each novel, her strong and detailed character development, and and all the twists and turns her thrillers usually include.
In addition, when writing her books, be it romantic suspense or psychological thriller, Andrea Kane works together with her family to get the book done. She lets them read the chapter, talk over the main points, get their input on character development and major story ideas.
While the Andrea Kane books are pretty realistic thrillers for the most part, there is some paranormal involved, even if to a small degree. For example, in the Forensic Instincts series, one of the team members, Claire, has a clairvoyance trait, where she knows about things that happen when she is not around. Also Yoda, the computer the team is using, seems to have its own personality, which makes this robotic character a fan of many readers of the series.
Praise for Andrea Kane
The perfect blend of high-stakes action and gut-wrenching psychological suspense (Iris Johansen for The Line Between Here and Gone)
Andrea Kane sets new standards for suspense. (Lisa Gardner)
Andrea Kane delivers the kind of tension that will rev up your pulse. (Jayne Ann Krentz)
Andrea Kane burst onto the thriller scene with the force of a wrecking ball. The Stranger You Know now establishes her as one of the very best. (Michael Palmer)