Carole Nelson Douglas
Carole Nelson Douglas is an American novelist of mystery novels (including cozies), suspense novels, thriller novels, fantasy novels and women’s fiction. She writes the Sword and Circlet fantasy series, Midnight Louie series, Delilah Street: Paranormal Investigator series and Irene Adler series. She went to college for theatre and English literature before graduating and working as a newspaper reporter and editor. Carole lives in Texas with her husband and cats.

Carole Nelson Douglas made her debut as a published author in 1980 with the standalone historical gothic novel entitled Amberleigh. Below is a list of Carole Nelson Douglas’ books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Sword and Circlet Books

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

Publication Order of Probe Books

Publication Order of Irene Adler Books

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

Publication Order of Taliswoman Trilogy Books

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

Publication Order of Midnight Louie Books

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

Publication Order of Midnight Louie Short Stories/Novellas

White House Pet Detectives (2002)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Cat and a Playing Card Books

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

Publication Order of Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator Books

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

Publication Order of Crystal Phoenix Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

Notes: Good Morning, Irene was also published as The Adventuress. Irene at Large was also titled A Soul of Steel. Irene’s Last Waltz is also known as Another Scandal in Bohemia. Angel Christmas also contains stories with Mary Balogh, Marilyn Campbell, Emma Merritt and Patricia Rice. Alice Holds The Cards was co-authored with Diane Castle. The Cat and a Playing Card series was originally published as Crystal Days and Crystal Nights, before being re-published in their full form in 1999-2000. Catnip is now titled Cat in an Alphabet Soup. Romantic Times: Vegas, Vol. 3 also has stories by Hailey J. Bissell, Tina DeSalvo, Kathryn Falk, Amanda McIntyre, Crystal Perkins, Tina Wainscott and Sabrina York.

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Carole Nelson Douglas Synopsis: Amberleigh is the debut novel of Carole Nelson Douglas. Amberleigh Dunne has to find out what’s haunting an Irish estate in Carnhaven in 1893 in order to help out her old friend, Elaine.

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