Gerald Austin Browne was born 1924, in Connecticut, USA. He was raised in Litchfield County, Connecticut. He attended the University of New Mexico, The Sorbonne and Columbia University, where he won several literary awards. His first novel, It's All Zoo, was written while he was living in Paris and working as a fashion photographer. His bestselling novels include 11 Harrowhouse, Green Ice, 19 Purchase Street, Stone 588, and Hot Siberian, several of which have been made into films. He lives in San Diego, California with his wife, Merle, a model and actress, as well as the co-author of a novel entitled The Ravishers.

Book List in Order:14 titles

  • A New York jeweler becomes involved in the search for priceless emeralds stolen from the Iranian treasury and finds himself up against mobsters, a disillusioned cop, and vicious Iranian emissaries. Reprint....


  • Finding their fates entwined with the lives and deaths of two Japanese pearl divers, Grady Bowman and Julia Elkins travel to the Far East where they unravel an extraordinary mystery and discover the world's most precious pearls. Reprint....


  • New York Times best-selling author Gerald A. Browne's stylish debut novel about a pair of unlikely lovers in 1960s Paris. It's not the prostitutes who are keeping Lillian awake. She may share her apartment building with a bordello, but the sounds tha...





  • Cynical, ne'er-do-well New Yorker John Wiley, seeking to get away from it all, meets up with a self-destructive young heiress and earns the disfavor of the South American syndicate which controls the black market in Colombian emeralds...


  • An octahedral crystal that came into the hands of diamond merchant Phillip Springer's father many years earlier, Stone 588 lay ignored because it was so obviously flawed: a rough, whitish-opaque lump with a chipped corner, clearly of no commercial va...









  • Laundering billions of dollars at the WASPS empire headquarters, lovers Gainer and Leslie plot the ultimate heist against the deadly stuffed shirts at 19 Purchase Street, in a story of greed, murder, and revenge...


  • 11 Harrowhouse: The London town house that headquartered The System, the international diamond cartel that totally controlled the world's market. 11 Harrowhouse: Whose impregnable subterranean vaults hold a treasure in precious stones beyond imaginin...


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