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 (1977)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 Morningstar (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 Modesty Blaise Comic Strip Books

The Black Pearl (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hell-Makers (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gabriel Set-Up (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Puppet Master (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Jester (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warlords of Phoenix (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Uncle Happy (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iron God (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Live Bait (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lady in the Dark (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mister Sun (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Top Traitor (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad Suki (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green-Eyed Monster (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gallows Bird (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cry Wolf (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inca Trail (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Trap (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yellowstone Booty (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Green Cobra (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lady Killers (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scarlet Maiden (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Slow Motion (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Caroline (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Double Agent (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Million Dollar Game (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl in the Iron Mask (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Young Mistress (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Grim Joker (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Distance (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ripper Jax (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder Frame (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Children of Lucifer (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Killing Game (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Modesty Blaise Non-Fiction Books

The Art of Modesty Blaise (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Tregaron's Daughter (As:Madeleine Brent) (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonraker's Bride (As:Madeleine Brent) (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranger at Wildings / Kirkby's Changeling (As:Madeleine Brent) (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Merlin's Keep (As:Madeleine Brent) (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Capricorn Stone (As:Madeleine Brent) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Masquerade (As:Madeleine Brent) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Heritage of Shadows (As: Madeleine Brent) (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stormswift (As:Madeleine Brent) (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golden Urchin (As:Madeleine Brent) (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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One Response to “Order of Peter O’Donnell Books”

  1. April: 8 years ago

    I LOVE Madeleine Brent books and more should be published!

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