Irene Adler Mysteries by Carole Nelson Douglas
Irene Adler is the protagonist in a series of historical suspense novels by American novelist Carole Nelson Douglas. Irene Adler is the only woman to ever outwit Sherlock Holmes. Aside from her sleuthing, she is an opera singer. Although Adler is American, the series is set in 19th century France. The character is portrayed by Rachel McAdams in the Sherlock Holmes film series (alongside Robert Downey, Jr.).

Carole Nelson Douglas began her Irene Adler series in 1990 with the novel Good Night, Mr. Holmes. The series lasted eight novels, with the last full novel being 2004’s Spider Dance. Douglas also published a novella in the series in 2012 with The Private Wife of Sherlock Holmes. Below is a list of Carole Nelson Douglas’ Irene Adler books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Irene Adler Books


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

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Irene Adler Synopsis: Good Night, Mr. Holmes is the first Irene Adler novel by Carole Nelson Douglas. Irene Adler is not only an opera singer, but the woman who once outwitted Sherlock Holmes himself is herself an excellent detective. However, matters of the heart don’t come as easily to her. Is the tall, blonde and handsome Crown Prince of Bohemia the same as all of the other men like him she’s met, or is he different?

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