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Carole Nelson Douglas Books In Order

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Publication Order of Sword and Circlet Books

Six of Swords (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exiles of the Rynth (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keepers of Edanvant (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heir of Rengarth (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven of Swords (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Probe Books

Probe (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Counterprobe (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Irene Adler Books

Good Night, Mr. Holmes (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Good Morning, Irene (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Irene At Large (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Irene's Last Waltz (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chapel Noir (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castle Rouge (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Femme Fatale (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spider Dance (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Private Wife of Sherlock Holmes (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Taliswoman Trilogy Books

Cup of Clay (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seed Upon the Wind (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Midnight Louie Books

Catnap / Cat in an Alphabet Soup (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pussyfoot / Cat in an Aqua Storm (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat On A Blue Monday (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Crimson Haze (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Diamond Dazzle (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat with an Emerald Eye (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Flamingo Fedora (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Golden Garland (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (With: J.A. Jance,Nancy Pickard,Toni L.P. Kelner,Lilian Jackson Braun,Walter J. Stutzman) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in an Indigo Mood (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Kiwi Con (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Leopard Spot (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Midnight Choir (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Neon Nightmare (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Louie In Something Fishy (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in an Orange Twist (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Hot Pink Pursuit (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Quicksilver Caper (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Red Hot Rage (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Sapphire Slipper (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Topaz Tango (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fruit of the Tomb (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a White Tie and Tails (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in an Alien X-Ray (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Yellow Spotlight (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in an Alphabet Endgame (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If you are reading the Midnight Louie series in chronological order, you will want to read the Cat and a Playing Card series prior to the Midnight Louie series. However, this is not required.

Publication Order of Midnight Louie Cafe Noir Mystery Books

Absinthe Without Leave (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Midnight Louie Short Stories/Novellas

White House Pet Detectives (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cat and a Playing Card Books

The Cat and the King of Clubs (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cat and the Queen of Hearts (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cat and the Jill of Diamonds (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cat and the Jack of Spades (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator Books

Dancing With Werewolves (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brimstone Kiss (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vampire Sunrise (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Zombie (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Virtual Virgin (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Mash (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Crystal Phoenix Books

Crystal Days (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crystal Nights (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Amberleigh (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Her Prime (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Own Person (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Man To Die (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Rogue (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Azure Days, Quicksilver Nights (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Exclusive (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fair Wind, Fiery Star (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wall Street Christmas Carol (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Sax And The Single Cat (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scrogged (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alice Holds the Cards (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rakehell's Christmas Angel (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Once Upon a Midnight Noir (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Diogenes Club Books

Shadows Over Innsmouth (By: Stephen Jones) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White of the Moon (By: Stephen Jones) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus One (By: Keith Brooke) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Embrace the Mutation (By: William Schafer) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adventure (By: Chris Roberson) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man from the Diogenes Club (By: Kim Newman) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infinity Plus (By: Keith Brooke) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fair Folk (By: Marvin Kaye) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction & Fantasy (By: Ellen Datlow) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (By: Brian Hodge,Ramsey Campbell,H.P. Lovecraft,Kim Newman,Brian Lumley,Michael Marshall Smith,Conrad Williams,August Derleth,Stephen Jones,Angela Slatter,Caitlín R. Kiernan,Randy Broecker,John Glasby,Adrian Cole,Reggie Oliver,Simon Kurt Unsworth) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

A Cat of a Different Color (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Louisa Swann,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,Dory Crowe) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Disdainful Looks (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Rudyard Kipling,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mark Twain,Ray Vukcevich,John Adams,Jodi Lyn Nye) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Heroic Heart (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Fantastic Whims (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Liz Pierce) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Feral Instincts (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Brigid Collins,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent,Jamie McNabb,Mary Turzillo,N. Margaret Campbell) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sarah Booth Delaney Books

with Carolyn Haines
Them Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buried Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Splintered Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossed Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hallowed Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bones To Pick (By: Carolyn Haines) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ham Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wishbones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Greedy Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bone Appétit (By: Carolyn Haines) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bones of a Feather (By: Carolyn Haines) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bonefire of the Vanities (By: Carolyn Haines) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smarty Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shorty Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Booty Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bones on the Bayou (By: Carolyn Haines) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bone to Be Wild (By: Carolyn Haines) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jingle Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guru Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rock-a-Bye Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sticks and Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bones and Arrows (By: Carolyn Haines) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gift of Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charmed Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clacking Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Game of Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enchanted Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Garland of Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Independent Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady of Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bones of Holly (By: Carolyn Haines) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tell-Tale Bones (By: Carolyn Haines) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Malice Domestic 4(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel Christmas(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Malice Domestic(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marilyn(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Much Ado About Murder(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death By Dickens(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thou Shalt Not Kill(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unusual Suspects(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2: Love Bites(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chicks Kick Butt(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cast of Characters(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hex Appeal(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not Everyone's Cup of Tea(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Ghosts(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghouls, Ghosts, and Ninja Rats: Paranormal Crime Stories That Just Might Kill You(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Denim, Diamonds and Death: Bouchercon Anthology 2019(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Investigations: Mystery Writers on the Secrets, Riddles, and Wonders in Their Lives(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock Holmes of Baking Street(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Carole Nelson Douglas is one of the noteworthy authors of America who has written many popular novels and short stories based on the mystery & thriller, romance, and science fiction & fantasy genres. She has written a total of 60 novels in her career as an author. Carole is best known for writing down two of her very famous novel series, the Midnight Louie mystery series and the Irene Adler suspense novels. She was born in Everett, Washington, United States on November 15, 1944. She joined the College of St. Catherine for bachelor of arts degree. During her college days, Carole was an English literature and a theatre major. After her graduation, she began working as a reporter for a local newspaper agency located in Minneapolis and later became the editor of the same newspaper agency. She got married to Sam Douglas in the year 1967. Sam was an artist and used to work as the director of the Minnesota Museum of Arts. When she was working at the agency, she came across an expensive and long classified advertisement. It offered a black cat with the name Midnight Louie in the right house for 1 dollar. Carole developed a feature story based on the survival artist by putting it into the point of view of the cat. Later, the cat found its right home and Carole kept its name for the feline mystery series, Midnight Louie mysteries, a few years later. She has dedicated some of the novels of the series to the original Midnight Louie, for whom nine lives were also not enough.

Author Carole began writing fiction novels from the late 1970s. Her first novel was taken to Doubleday by the late famous director and novelist named Garson Kanin. Shortly after, it got sold. Most of the fiction novels written by author Carole depict the women’s issues and were a mixture of the hysterical mystery & thriller and contemporary genres. She also wrote novels based on romance and urban fantasy genres. As of today, author Carole Nelson Douglas lives happily along with her husband named Sam Douglas in north Texas, United States and has adopted several cats whom she considers as her family members. Throughout her writing career, Carole has won and nominated for more than 50 prestigious awards. She says that she has been greatly influenced by the successful works of the prominent authors of her time such as Dumas, Arthur Conan Doyle, Poe, and Oscar Wilde. The Fantastic Fiction website has described Carole as an author who uses a mainstream matrix to mix the elements of fantasy or mystery with psychological realism and contemporary issues. It has also regarded her as a literary chameleon. Even in her career as a journalist, Carole has won many awards because of her dedication towards uplifting the condition of women in the society. As a child, she used to love reading the Sherlock Holmes suspense novels and this helped her to pen down the Irene Adler series. Many of the novels written by Carole have featured on the bestseller lists in a number of literary magazines.

Author Carole has written a number of successful novel series in her writing career, one of which is the ‘Irissa and Kendric’ series. This series consists of a total of 5 novels published between the years 1982 and 1989. The series is actually a combination of two different series, namely the Six of Swords series and the trilogy novels of the Sword and Circlet series. The first novel of the Irissa and Kendric series was published under the title ‘Six of Swords’. It was published by the Del Ray publishing house in the year 1982. The plot of this novel revolves around the lives of the main characters Kendric and Irissa. Author Carole has described Irisaa as the last living member of the sorcerous Torlocs whereas Kendric has been described as one of the members of the group Six of Swords. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Irissa is described as untutored by magic and was abandoned by her own people in the decaying world. She is a dedicated sorceress. Kendric is one of the swordsmen and is gifted with a powerful and legendary weapon which helps him to guard the Realms from all sorts of harms. But now, he has become an outcast and the other five swordsmen sought his death by reason. Kendric and Irissa were thrown against each other in the world and both of them had their own ancient prejudices towards one another. However, the only possible way by which they could survive was by combining his remaining skills with the uncertain powers of Irissa. Both of them desperately needed to survive in order to save their realms. The magical world of the Rule was slowly losing its magic and it was believed that soon there would be no place for magic in the world of the Rule. The destiny of Kendric and Irissa had chosen them to stand against the dark forces for the one last time, which were halted at the Gate of Valna with the purpose of destroying the world.

The second novel of the series written by author Carole Nelson Douglas was published under the title ‘Exiles of the Rynth’. It was published by the Del Rey publishing house in the year 1984. The plot of this novel also revolves around the lives of the main characters Kendric and Irissa. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Irissa is once again depicted as the last remaining member of the Torloc sorceress. She was supposed to be lead to a strange world, where her vanished people were believed to be living, but the rainbow gate betrays her. Earlier, she had lost the support of Kendric in her mission of going to the strange world. And after the rejection of the rainbow gate, she is not able to think what to do next. She gets captured as a prisoner by the Stonekeeper Sofistron and is kept in a cell whose walls are pale and encircle around her. The walls of the cell are full of half seen reflections of Irissa. She seemed to be extremely helpless as all her power was drained into the reflections on her cell walls. Even Kendric was not there to help her. He was sent to Rynth as a sword-less exile and was stranded among the outlaws and the Unkept women. Irissa believed that there was another gate somewhere and she was required to find it as soon as possible and get out of her miserable condition.

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One Response to “Carole Nelson Douglas”

  1. Janet E Jordan: 1 year ago

    We’re looking forward to your new book in the Cafe Noir series with Midnight Louie. Will this series be continued?


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