Bloodline (Sheldon novel)

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First edition
Author Sidney Sheldon
Country United States
Language English
Genre Thriller
Publisher William Morrow
Publication date
Published in English

Bloodline is a 1977 novel by Sidney Sheldon.


Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members. At its head was one of the wealthiest men in the world, a man who has just died in a mysterious accident and left his only daughter, Elizabeth, in control of the company. With this, her relatives hoped to be allowed to sell their stocks since the company's bylaws prevent it from becoming public until all shareholders agree to change that and Elizabeth's father.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations[edit]

In 1979, a motion picture adaptation of Bloodline was released starring Audrey Hepburn as Elizabeth. Since the 50 year old Hepburn was considerably older than Sheldon's character, Sheldon revised his novel to place the literary version of Elizabeth into the same age range as the actress. The film adaptation was a critical and box office failure.

Preceded by
A Stranger in the Mirror
Sidney Sheldon Novels
Succeeded by
Rage of Angels