English writer Jackie Collins was world-renowned for being a best-selling author of raunchy stories. In fact, her glamorous novels have sold around 500 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 40 languages. Jackie was born in 1937 and was raised in London. At school, she would write steamy stories for her classmates – who would pay to hear them. After being expelled at the age of 15, she began acting in British films and various television series before writing her first novel in 1968: The World is Full of Married Men. The book shocked the English-reading audience due to its sexual content, but this only boosted sales of her second novel a year later: The Stud.
Jackie wrote over 30 books - all of which were gritty and real, told from the inside looking out. "I write about real people in disguise", Jackie once revealed. Whether it's a glittering rock party, stretch limo or mansion in Beverley Hills, Jackie managed to set the scene, keeping the reader enthralled from start to finish. Two of her books were adapted for the big screen and Hollywood Wives was made into a hit series starring Anthony Hopkins.
Jackie died on the 19th of September 2015, of breast cancer, two weeks before her 78th birthday. She had been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer more than six years before her death. Collins' final novel was The Santangelos, a conclusion to her Santgelo series of novels that she had begun with Chances in 1981.
No-one does sexy, outrageous novels quite like Jackie Collins – and The Santagelos is no exception. A vicious hit, a vengeful enemy, a drug addled Colombian club owner and a sex crazed Italian family… the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all. Meanwhile Max - her teenage daughter - is becoming the "It" girl in Europe's modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn't commit. But Lucky can deal with it. Lucky rules … the Santangelos always come out on top.
The Santangelos is an epic family saga filled with love, lust, revenge and passion. Collins takes readers from Beverly Hills to Las Vegas, from London to Rome and on to St. Tropez, bringing an epic family saga filled with all of the glitz, drama and scandal that courts this clan of powerhouse characters.