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Publication Order of Sherbrooke Brides Books

The Sherbrooke Bride (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hellion Bride (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Heiress Bride (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mad Jack (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Courtship (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scottish Bride (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pendragon (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sherbrooke Twins (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lyon's Gate (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wizard's Daughter (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince of Ravenscar (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of FBI Thriller Books

The Cove (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Maze (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Target (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Edge (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riptide (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hemlock Bay (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleventh Hour (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blind Side (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blowout (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Point Blank (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Take (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
TailSpin (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
KnockOut (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whiplash (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Split Second (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Backfire (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bombshell (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power Play (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nemesis (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Insidious (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enigma (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paradox (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Labyrinth (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadlock (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vortex (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckoning (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flashpoint (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Baron Books

The Wild Baron (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Honorable Offer / The Offer (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Intimate Deception / The Deception (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Brit in the FBI Books

with J.T. Ellison
The Final Cut (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Key (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End Game (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Triangle (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Day (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Second (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Georgian/Devil Books

Devil's Embrace (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Daughter (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Legacy Books

The Wyndham Legacy (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nightingale Legacy (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valentine Legacy (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Magic Trilogy Books

Midsummer Magic (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calypso Magic (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonspun Magic (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Medieval Song Books

Warrior's Song (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Song (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth Song (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Song (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rosehaven (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Penwyth Curse (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valcourt Heiress (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Night Trilogy Books

Night Fire (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Shadow (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Storm (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Grayson Sherbrooke's Otherworldly Adventures Books

The Strange Visitation at Wolffe Hall (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Resident Evil at Blackthorn Manor (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ancient Spirits of Sedgwick House (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Virgin Bride of Northcliffe Hall (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Witch of Ravenstone Folly (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alarming Disturbance at Holyroodhouse (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Victorian/Early San Francisco/Star Quartet Books

Evening Star (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Star (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Star (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jade Star (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Viking Era Books

Season of the Sun (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of Hawkfell Island (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of Raven's Peak (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of Falcon Ridge (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Contemporary Romantic Thriller Books

False Pretenses (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Impulse (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond Eden (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Born To Be Wild (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Historical Regency Romances Books

The Rebel Bride (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Countess/The Autumn Countess (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord Deverill's Heir/The Heir (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord Harry's Folly/Lord Harry (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Generous Earl/The Duke (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Aftershocks (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Aristocrat (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Afterglow (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

My Ancestry Research (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Infinity: A Suspense Magazine Anthology(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Catherine Coulter:

Catherine Coulter, born on December 26, 1942 is an American author known for her books The Cove, The Maze, and her historical romance novels. Author of 70 novels, she has 66 New York Times-bestsellers, juggling the historical romance and thriller genres.

She is most known for her “ FBI-Suspense Thriller Series ” which spawned a lot of novels and earned her many spots in prominent bestselling lists.

Early Life

Coulter’s childhood was spent in Cameron County, Texas. Coming from a very artistic family background, Coulter was raised by her mother, a concert pianist, and her father, a singer and painter. Her grandmother, who died at 37, is also a writer.

She displayed an inherent talent in writing at an early age, claiming to have written her first two novels at the age of fourteen. While she is taking her undergraduate degree at the University-of-Texas, she wrote poetry and is engaged with the literary events of the university.

She also expressed interest in European history and culture. Her fascination the European connected her British writer Georgette Hayer, known for her historical romances and detective fiction stories.

After graduating from the University-of-Texas, she continued her studies in Boston College until she earned a Master’s degree in 19th-century European-history.

The Regency Series, First Success

After finishing her education and amassing knowledge on the life of 19th century Europeans, she decided to write her very first novel that was entitled The Autumn Countess in the year 1978. The novel is a romance story staged in a Regency setting.

The novel displayed a vivid picture of the European Regency which is historically accurate and lush with details, capturing the imagination of many readers who wanted to get away from the usual shoddy romances of that time.

Coulter wrote The Autumn Countess with the intent of sharing her interest with European culture, saying that ” as most authors would frankly tell you, it is always best to limit the unknowns on your first book, I grew up reading the books of Georgette Heyer, whom I worship, but I also earned my Masters in 19th Century European History and I can say that I can join the Allies or fight in Napoleon’s army and beat his butt with Wellington.”

She followed up The Autumn Countess with five more single novels revolving around the Regency theme, namely The Rebel Bride (1997), The Heir (1980), The Duke (1997), and Lord Harry. (1993/1997).

She continued the series while she started new lines of stories, all connected under the Regency theme. “The Bride” series is perhaps the most successful of these, starting with The Rebel Bride (1979) and continues until today with the latest novel, The Prince of Ravenscar, published in 2011. Other books in the series are The Sherbrooke Bride (1992), The Hellion Bride (1992), The Heiress Bride (1993), Mad Jack (1999), The Courtship (2000), The Scottish Bride (2001), Pendragon (2002), The Sherbrooke Twins (2004), Lyon’s Gate (2005) and lastly the Wizards Daughter, written in the year 2007.

She also started the “Baron” series on 1981, starting with The Wild Baron (1981), followed in the same year with The Offer and finally The Deception. Coulter expressed her penchant for trilogies, saying that she she loves trilogies because she doesn’t have to say goodbye to the characters and so do the readers.

All under the historical romance genre, she created the “Night” Trilogy with the novels Night Fire (1989), Night Shadow (1989), and Night Storm (1990), the “Legacy Trilogy” (The Wyndham Legacy (1994) The Nightingale Legacy (1995) and The Valentine Legacy (1995), and the “ Magic Trilogy ” composed of the novels Midsummer Magic (1987), Calypso Magic(1988) and Moonspun Magic(1988).

The latter earned her a spot in the New York Times-bestsellers list, the first among the many more mentions.

Writing on Other Themes

She aso decided to write novels with different themes other than the Regency setting, eventually dabbling with medieval themes in the novels Warrior’s Song, Fire Song, Earth Song, Secret Song, Rosehaven, The Penwyth Curse and The Valcourt Heiress.

Much in common with the medieval is her “ Viking series ” which seek to capture a more mature take on the genre with the novels Season of the Sun, Lord of Hawkfell Island, Lord of Raven’s Peak and Lord of Falcon Ridge. Her background in European history also enabled her to write about Georgian history, churning out the novels Devil’s Embrace (2000) and Devil’s Daughter, published also in the same year.

When Coulter moved from her hometown Texas to San Francisco, California, her interest with the city provoked her to explore its history and culture by mashing up Victorian themes with the history of early San Francisco. The “ Star series ” explored this new dimension of Coulter’s writing, bringing out the novels Evening Star, Midnight Star, Wild Star, and Jade Star, all published under Penguin / Topaz.

Coulter also signed a contract with Silhouette/Harlequin, producing three novels which are Aftershocks, Afterglow and The Aristocrat. Her exposure to the contemporary romance genre opened up new pathways to different genres.

When her romantic thriller False Pretenses was published on the year 1988, it was met with very positive reviews which led to it being her first hardcover book. False Pretenses also introduced her to the thriller genre, urging her to follow the book up with Impulse (1990), Beyond Eden (1992) and Born to Be Wild.

Thrillers and Mainstream Success

While it was obvious that Coulter has already achieved moderate success with her previous works, mainstream recognition only came to her when she published The Cove (1996) the first of the FBI suspense thriller series.

The immense success of the novel led to a slew of yearly releases, most of which were met with praise. The series is continued with The Target in 1998, The Maze in 1997, The Edge in 1999, Hemlock Bay in 2001, Riptide in 2000, Blindside in 2003, Eleventh Hour in 2002, Point Blank in 2005, Blowout in 2004, Double Take in 2007, Knock Out in 2009, Tail Spin in 2008, Whiplash in 2010, Backfire in 2012, Split Second in 2011 and finally Bombshell (2013).

Due to the success of her FBI-suspense thriller-series, Coulter is starting another thriller series to be co-written with bestselling writer JT Ellison.

The series dubbed as “ A Brit in the FBI ” has the touch of her earlier novels and the sensibility of the Sherlock Holmes novels. A Final Cut, which is the first book in the series, has been released on September of 2013. Currently she is living with her husband and her cats, she has three of them, in Marin County, California.

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14 Responses to “Catherine Coulter”

  1. Yvette Kelleter: 6 months ago

    I’ve read all of your books for the FBI series. I was wondering if you will do a follow up on this series.

  2. Kathy Standley: 11 months ago

    Just finished Reckoning and loved it, as I do all of Catherine Coulter’s books! Thank you for writing clean, suspenseful, interesting books that keep providing such great entertainment for readers!

  3. Ed Gunesch: 1 year ago

    Catherine Coulter, what an author. My quest is to read everything she has written. She keeps you wondering what will happen next.

  4. Jody: 1 year ago

    This past summer I read every single book she wrote that our public library owns. I have bought a few. Just finished Reckoning tonight.

  5. Saundra: 1 year ago

    Have been a Catherine Coulter fan since her 1st novel. Have almost every novel she has written up until about 2 years ago. Have finally retired and can’t wait to catch up on the novels I missed. Thank you so much Ms. Coulter for your vivid imagination which has kept me entertained for so many years. Keep it up PLEASE.

  6. Fawn: 2 years ago

    The first book I read was the Sherbrooke Bride. I have most all of your books. You are a writer whose History is well researched, and who writes to hold the reader.
    Thank you for sharing your gift with the world.

  7. Theresa Hurley: 2 years ago

    I, too, love the FBI series. Unfortunately I have not had time since 2012 to read books, magazine, and most newspapers after taking care of family members who were dying and then the estates. But I am asking for Vortex for Christmas. My daughter-in-la is very good about getting what I ask for. I don’t know what I’ve already read so I’m safe asked for the latest.

  8. Peggy Seamon: 2 years ago

    I have all of her books, including The Autumn Countess, or The Countess, and all the FBI series. I love her books!

  9. Lynn: 2 years ago

    Can,t get enough of the FBI and Brit in the FBI series. I think I just ran out of trilogies.

  10. Dolores Aitken: 2 years ago

    I own all FBI books including Vortex on order and am ordering her Contemporary romantic thrillers. I am
    reading False Pretenses and don’t want it to end. So
    good. You don’t want to put it down. Am ordering the rest of her contemporary romantic thrillers.

  11. Patricia Upson: 2 years ago

    love her books,read most of them years ago. have been reading more of her series. printinglist to be sure I cover all of them. Eapecially love the Aavage stories.

  12. Gary: 2 years ago

    I was between authors and came across Double Take. That book led to The Cove,got me hooked.Check off The Maze, I’m halfway through The Target, than on to The Edge. Looks like I’ll be reading Catherine Coulter for quite awhile.

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Nothing wrong with that 🙂 Great author!

  13. Francis: 3 years ago

    Awesome author! I really love her FBI series and Brit in the FBI series. I have just about all of them.


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