Author Sidney Sheldon passed away on Wednesday, January 31, at age 89.
He was a Tony-award winning Broadway playwright (for co-writing Redhead, starring Gwen Verdon), and an Oscar-winning scriptwriter (The Bachelor And The Bobby-Soxer, 1947), besides being a hugely successful writer of 19 books, including his autobiography, The Other Side of Me.
He started writing at age 50, with The Naked Face. He never looked back.
He was immensely popular in India. You can find his books on sale often in the smallest railway stations across the country.
So, it is only fitting that we ask you to tell us which is your favourite Sidney Sheldon book. And why.
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