Peter O’Donnell (1920-2010) was an English author of action-adventure, spy and mystery novels and comic strips. He was best known for creating the Modesty Blaise character, but also wrote gothic historical romance novels under the pen name of Madeleine Brent. He retired in 2001 and passed away in 2010. His wish was that no one write the Modesty Blaise character after his passing.

Peter O’Donnell became a published novelist in 1965 with the novel Modesty Blaise in 1965. His final published work was Cobra Trap, a short story collection published in 1996. Below is a list of Peter O’Donnell’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Modesty Blaise Books


Modesty Blaise(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sabre-Tooth(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I, Lucifer(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Taste for Death(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Impossible Virgin(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Mistress(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last Day in Limbo(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dragon's Claw(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Xanadu Talisman(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Night of the Morning Star(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Handle(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Modesty Blaise Collections


Pieces of Modesty(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cobra Trap(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Tregaron's Daughter(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonraker's Bride(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranger at Wildings(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Merlin's Keep(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Capricorn Stone(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Masquerade(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Heritage of Shadows(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stormswift(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golden Urchin(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: All of Peter O’Donnell’s standalone novels were historical romances written under the pen name of Madeleine Brent.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/abkelty April Bernadette Dehm

    I LOVE Madeleine Brent books and more should be published!