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Publication Order of Sword and Circlet Books

Six of Swords (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exiles of the Rynth (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keepers of Edanvant (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heir of Rengarth (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven of Swords (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Probe Books

Publication Order of Irene Adler Books

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

Publication Order of Taliswoman Trilogy Books

Cup of Clay (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seed Upon the Wind (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Midnight Louie Books

Catnap / Cat in an Alphabet Soup (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pussyfoot / Cat in an Aqua Storm (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat On A Blue Monday (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Crimson Haze (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Diamond Dazzle (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat with an Emerald Eye (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Flamingo Fedora (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Golden Garland (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (With: J.A. Jance,Nancy Pickard,Toni L.P. Kelner,Lilian Jackson Braun,Walter J. Stutzman) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in an Indigo Mood (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Kiwi Con (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Leopard Spot (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Midnight Choir (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Neon Nightmare (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Louie In Something Fishy (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in an Orange Twist (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Hot Pink Pursuit (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Quicksilver Caper (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Red Hot Rage (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Sapphire Slipper (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Topaz Tango (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fruit of the Tomb (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a White Tie and Tails (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in an Alien X-Ray (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Yellow Spotlight (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cat in an Alphabet Endgame (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Midnight Louie Short Stories/Novellas

White House Pet Detectives (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cat and a Playing Card Books

The Cat and the King of Clubs (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cat and the Queen of Hearts (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cat and the Jill of Diamonds (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cat and the Jack of Spades (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator Books

Dancing With Werewolves (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brimstone Kiss (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vampire Sunrise (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Zombie (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Virtual Virgin (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monster Mash (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Crystal Phoenix Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Sax And The Single Cat (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scrogged (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alice Holds the Cards (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rakehell's Christmas Angel (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Once Upon a Midnight Noir (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

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)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Saki,Charles Dudley Warner,Philip Gilbert Hamerton,Kari Kilgore) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Kent Patterson,Meyari McFarland,Leigh Saunders) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Cozy Situations (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ed Gorman,Dean Wesley Smith,W.W. Jacobs,Mary A. Turzillo,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Space and Time (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Andre Norton,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Cordwainer Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Mary Turzillo,Daemon Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Heroic Heart (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Roving Nature (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Emile Zola,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dory Crowe,C.J. Erick,Sylvia Warner) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Romantic Soul (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Anthea Sharp,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Bonnie Elizabeth,Dean Wesley Smith,Kari Kilgore) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

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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2 Responses to “Carole Nelson Douglas”

  1. Joan: 8 months ago

    The prolific author Carole Nelson Douglas November 15, 1944 – October 20, 2021, remembered with affection.

  2. Janet E Jordan: 2 years 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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