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Publication Order of Sherbrooke Brides Books

The Sherbrooke Bride (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hellion Bride (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heiress Bride (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad Jack (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Courtship (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scottish Bride (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pendragon (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sherbrooke Twins (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lyon's Gate (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizard's Daughter (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince of Ravenscar (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of FBI Thriller Books

Publication Order of Baron Books

The Wild Baron (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Honorable Offer / The Offer (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Intimate Deception / The Deception (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of A Brit in the FBI Books

with J.T. Ellison
The Final Cut (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Key (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End Game (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Triangle (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sixth Day (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Second (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Georgian/Devil Books

Devil's Embrace (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Daughter (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Legacy Books

The Wyndham Legacy (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nightingale Legacy (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Valentine Legacy (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Magic Trilogy Books

Midsummer Magic (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calypso Magic (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moonspun Magic (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Medieval Song Books

Publication Order of Night Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Grayson Sherbrooke's Otherworldly Adventures Books

The Strange Visitation at Wolffe Hall (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Resident Evil at Blackthorn Manor (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ancient Spirits of Sedgwick House (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Virgin Bride of Northcliffe Hall (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Witch of Ravenstone Folly (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alarming Disturbance at Holyroodhouse (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Creature at Storne Hope (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

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

Evening Star / Sweet Surrender (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Star (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Star (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jade Star (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Viking Era Books

Season of the Sun (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of Hawkfell Island (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of Raven's Peak (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of Falcon Ridge (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Contemporary Romantic Thriller Books

Publication Order of Historical Regency Romances Books

The Rebel Bride (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Countess/The Autumn Countess (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Deverill's Heir/The Heir (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord Harry's Folly/Lord Harry (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Generous Earl/The Duke (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

My Ancestry Research (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Infinity: A Suspense Magazine Anthology(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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15 Responses to “Catherine Coulter”

  1. Maureen Schmidt: 3 months ago

    Love Love Love the Catherine Coulter books. I have bought and read all of them so far, and am going to start over. The FBI series is so interesting, waiting to see the out come. Always a surprise. Just can’t say enough great things about your writing. Keep up the good work. You are my #1 author.

  2. Yvette Kelleter: 1 year 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.

  3. Kathy Standley: 1 year 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!

  4. Ed Gunesch: 2 years ago

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

  5. Jody: 2 years 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.

  6. Saundra: 2 years 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.

  7. Fawn: 3 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.

  8. Theresa Hurley: 3 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.

  9. Peggy Seamon: 3 years ago

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

  10. Lynn: 3 years ago

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

  11. Dolores Aitken: 3 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.

  12. Patricia Upson: 3 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.

  13. Gary: 3 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: 3 years ago

      Nothing wrong with that 🙂 Great author!

  14. Francis: 4 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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