RITA Best Romantic Suspense

Romance novels in which suspense, mystery, or thriller elements constitute an integral part of the plot.

Judging guidelines: In this category, a suspense/mystery/thriller plot is blended with a love story, which is the main focus of the novel, and the ending is emotionally satisfying and optimistic.


Sélection 2012

New York to Dallas

In Death #33

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 2012

de J.D. Robb

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb presents an intense and terrifying new case for New York homicide cop Eve Dallas: one that will take her all the way to the city that named her-and plunge her into...

Sélection 2011

Silent Scream

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 2011

de Karen Rose

Four college students believed they were making a statement. They were activists, fighting to preserve the environment by burning down a new apartment complex. But they didn't realize that someone was watching....

Sélection 2010

Whisper of Warning

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 2010

de Laura Griffin



Courtney Glass has been in trouble all her life, but nothing tops being an up-close witness to a brutal murder. Until she's accused of the crime....

Sélection 2009

Take No Prisoners

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 2009

de Cindy Gerard

New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard's red-hot new romantic suspense series features the irresistible men of Black Ops, Inc., a special team of heroes with a taste for living on the edge....


Sélection 2007


RITA Best Romantic Suspense 2007

de Annie Solomon

A female black ops agent whose memory has been wipedclean is framed for the murder of the Deputy Director of the TerrorismControl Force - a man she doesn't remember knowing. As she tries tofigure out what happened...

Sélection 2006

Survivor In Death

In Death #20

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 2006

de J.D. Robb

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Sélection 2005

I'm Watching You

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 2005

de Karen Rose

I Know Their Crimes. Star prosecutor Kristen Mayhew has a dangerous secret admirer. He seems to know her every thought, her every move. He sends her letters. And he kills the criminals she herself is powerless...

Sélection 2003

Three Fates

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 2003

de Nora Roberts

When the Lusitania sank, one survivor became a changed man, giving up his life as a petty thief—but keeping the small silver statue he lifted, a family heirloom to future generations. Now, nearly a century...

Sélection 2001

Carolina Moon

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 2001

de Nora Roberts

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—an utterly spellbinding tale about a woman who, though battered in both body and spirit, can never lose Hope…Tory Bodeen grew up in South Carolina,...

Sélection 1997

See How They Run: A Loveswept Classic Romance

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 1997

de Bethany Campbell

In this harrowing, pulse-pounding story of romance and danger by Bethany Campbell, two strangers race to save innocent children from a crime lord’s hit men.


A gifted teacher for special-needs children,...

Sélection 1995

Hidden Riches

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 1995

de Nora Roberts

In Hidden Riches, Nora Roberts unveils the intriguing world of antiques dealing, where a independent woman discovers the price of breathless desire--and the schemes of an obsessed killer.Dora Conroy has a passion...

Sélection 1994

Nightshade: (InterMix)

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 1994

de Nora Roberts

“Known for her ability to deliver a rich and satisfying story” (Publishers Weekly), #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts delivers a classic tale of danger and desire.


Sélection 1993

Divine Evil

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 1993

de Nora Roberts

In this gripping novel of small-town scandal and sizzling passion, New York Timesbestselling author Nora Roberts tells the story of a renowned artist who confronts a mystery from her past—and finds that...

Sélection 1992

Night Shift: (InterMix)

RITA Best Romantic Suspense 1992

de Nora Roberts

“A consistently entertaining writer” (USA Today), Nora Roberts spins a passionate tale about what can happen when the sun goes down.


When Detective Boyd Fletcher is assigned...