31) Jerry B. Jenkins

Co-creator of the blockbuster Left Behind series, Jerry B. Jenkins’s books have sold more than 70 million copies. Twenty-one of his titles have reached the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. His latest novel is Dead Sea Conspiracy (Worthy Publishing), the latest in his Dead Sea Chronicles starring archeologist Nicole Berman.

32) Kathy Herman

Suspense novelist Kathy Herman has written more than twenty novels—including the Sophie Trace trilogy, and Secrets of Roux River Bayou Series—since retiring from her family’s Christian retail store in Tyler, Texas. Her latest novel is A Treacherous Mix (Bethany House).

33) Dana Mentink

Bestselling author Dana Mentink has been honored to win two Carol Awards, a Holt Medallion, and a Reviewer’s Choice award. She’s authored more than thirty novels to date for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense and Harlequin Heartwarming. Her latest novel is Deadly Christmas Pretense (Love inspired Suspense), from the Roughwater Ranch Cowboys series.

34) Lisa Phillips

A British ex-pat, Lisa loves high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after. Among her recent romantic suspense titles is Murder Mix-Up (Love Inspired Suspense), from the Secret Service Agents series.

35) Tosca Lee

Tosca Lee is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of several novels of historical and speculative suspense. She also co-authored the Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker. Her latest title is the apocalyptic thriller A Single Light (Howard Books), the continuation in her Line Between series.

36) Kristen Heitzmann  

Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of contemporary romantic suspense, psychological suspense, and historical novels. She’s won a Christy Award and an Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and was a finalist for a people’s choice award in the Netherlands. She’s the author of The Breath of Dawn (Bethany House).

37) Terri Reed

A member of the Honor Roll of Romance Writers of America, Terri Reed writes books of heart-warming romance and heart-pounding suspense infused with faith. Her romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared on Publisher’s Weekly top ten and Nielsen BookScan top hundred lists, and have been featured in USA Today. Her latest book is Seeking the Truth: Faith in the Face of Crime (Love Inspired Suspense), from the True Blue K-9 Unit series.

38) Jessica R. Patch

Jessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. Her latest is Recovered Secrets (Love Inspired Suspense).

39) Robin Patchen

Robin Patchen writes contemporary Christian suspense, romance, and romantic suspense. She creates strong, protective heroes and intelligent, courageous heroines. Her books are often set in New England, where she grew up. Her most recent book is Legacy Restored (JDO Publishing), the second in the Legacy series.

40) James L. Rubart

James L. Rubart is the best-selling, Christy Book of the Year, Carol, INSPY, and RT Book Reviews award winning author of ten novels, co-owner of The Rubart Writing Academy, and an audio book narrator. His latest novel is the suspenseful fantasy The Pages of Her Life (Thomas Nelson).

Want more Christian suspense authors? Visit our Christian suspense department here: https://www.familyfiction.com/genre/suspense

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Check out more great articles

About The Author

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of several romantic suspense series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.