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Carole Nelson Douglas (1944–2021)

Författare till God afton, mr Holmes

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Bestselling author Carole Nelson Douglas was born on November 5, 1944. She majored in theater and English literature in college and was an award-winning journalist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press until she moved to Texas in 1984, where she began writing fiction full time. She is the author of over visa mer fifty novels in genres including mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and romance fiction. Douglas seeks to create strong female protagonists in her works and is best known for two popular series, the Irene Adler mysteries and the Midnight Louie mystery series. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Carole Nelson Douglas

God afton, mr Holmes (1990) 590 exemplar
Six of Swords (1982) 506 exemplar
Dancing with Werewolves (2007) 503 exemplar
Catnap (1992) 394 exemplar
Exiles of the Rynth (1984) 364 exemplar
The Adventuress (1991) 320 exemplar
A Soul of Steel (1992) 288 exemplar
Chapel Noir (2001) 279 exemplar
Another Scandal in Bohemia (1994) 262 exemplar
Pussyfoot (1993) 251 exemplar
Keepers of Edanvant (1987) 228 exemplar
Brimstone Kiss (2008) 222 exemplar
Cat on a Blue Monday (1994) 221 exemplar
Castle Rouge (2002) 208 exemplar
Cat in a Crimson Haze (1995) 189 exemplar
Cat with an Emerald Eye (1996) 184 exemplar
Silver Zombie (2010) 182 exemplar
Vampire Sunrise (2009) 179 exemplar
Cat in a Diamond Dazzle (1996) 177 exemplar
Femme Fatale (2003) 174 exemplar
Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt (1998) 159 exemplar
Spider Dance (2004) 157 exemplar
Cat in a Leopard Spot (2001) 156 exemplar
Cat in a Kiwi Con (2000) 156 exemplar
Heir of Rengarth (1988) 154 exemplar
Cat in a Golden Garland (1997) 153 exemplar
Cat in an Indigo Mood (1999) 150 exemplar
Cat in an Orange Twist (2004) 146 exemplar
Cat in a Flamingo Fedora (1997) 145 exemplar
Seven of Swords (1989) 145 exemplar
Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit (1999) 145 exemplar
Cat in a Neon Nightmare (2003) 144 exemplar
Cat in a Midnight Choir (2002) 139 exemplar
Probe (1985) 138 exemplar
Cup of Clay (1991) 132 exemplar
Cat in a Quicksilver Caper (2006) 124 exemplar
Cat in a Red Hot Rage (2007) 122 exemplar
Cat in a Hot Pink Pursuit (2005) 120 exemplar
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (1998) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 108 exemplar
Counterprobe (1988) 103 exemplar
Cat in a Sapphire Slipper (2008) 96 exemplar
Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme (2010) 86 exemplar
Seed upon the Wind (1992) 85 exemplar
Cat in a Topaz Tango (2009) 84 exemplar
Virtual Virgin (2011) 71 exemplar
Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta (2011) 66 exemplar
Cat in an Alien X-Ray (2013) 57 exemplar
Cat in a White Tie and Tails (2012) 51 exemplar
Lady Rogue (1983) 44 exemplar
Amberleigh (1980) 30 exemplar
The Cat and the King of Clubs (1999) 24 exemplar
Fair Wind, Fiery Star (1981) 21 exemplar
Cat in a Yellow Spotlight (2014) 19 exemplar
Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit (2015) 17 exemplar
The Cat and the Jack of Spades (2000) 16 exemplar
Cat in an Alphabet Endgame (2016) 16 exemplar
Killer Tails (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 15 exemplar
Marilyn: Shades of Blonde (1997) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
Crystal Nights (1990) 6 exemplar
Once Upon a Midnight Noir (2012) 6 exemplar
Crystal Days (1990) 6 exemplar
Fruit of the Tomb (2012) 6 exemplar
Monster Mash (2013) 4 exemplar
Bogieman 3 exemplar
Absinthe Without Leave (2018) 3 exemplar
Taliswoman, Book 3 (1999) 2 exemplar
Alice Holds the Cards (2012) 1 exemplar
The Best Man (1983) 1 exemplar
Her Own Person (1982) 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Unusual Suspects: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 404 exemplar
Hex Appeal (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 388 exemplar
Chicks Kick Butt (Anthology 13-in-1) (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 280 exemplar
Murder by Magic: Twenty Tales of Crime and the Supernatural (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 237 exemplar
The Mysterious West (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 228 exemplar
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 215 exemplar
Holmes for the Holidays (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 200 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 190 exemplar
How to Write a Romance and Get it Published (1983) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor121 exemplar
Cat Crimes II (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 119 exemplar
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 110 exemplar
Much Ado About Murder (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 97 exemplar
Death Dines In (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 88 exemplar
Death by Dickens (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 85 exemplar
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 85 exemplar
Deadly Housewives (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 84 exemplar
Crime Through Time II (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 79 exemplar
Past Lives, Present Tense (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 73 exemplar
Angel Christmas [5-in-1 anthology] (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 62 exemplar
The Best Paranormal Crime Stories Ever Told (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 55 exemplar
Creature Cozies (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 54 exemplar
Cat Crimes for the Holidays (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 50 exemplar
The First Lady Murders (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 43 exemplar
Danger in D.C. (Anthology) (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 38 exemplar
Celebrity Vampires (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 37 exemplar
A Dreamspun Christmas (Anthology 5-in-1) (1994) — Författare — 36 exemplar
Cat Crimes Through Time (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 34 exemplar
First Cases 2: First Appearances of Classic Amateur Sleuths (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 32 exemplar
Poe's Lighthouse (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
Wild Women (1854) — Bidragsgivare — 23 exemplar
Christmas Ghosts (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 17 exemplar
More Malice Domestic: An Anthology of Original Mystery Stories (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 16 exemplar
Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
Sex, Lies and Private Eyes (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
Noah's Ride: A Collaborative Western Novel (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Cast of Characters (Anthology 28-in-1) (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
Felonious Felines (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar
Killer Magic (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
More Tales of Zorro (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Das Kätzchen der heiligen Margret (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Romantic Times: Vegas: Book 3 (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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Okay let me be fair here--the first...9 chapters are like listening to someone monologue their life. Its a bit repetitive, somewhat awkward and stiff, but interesting enough. Around Chapter 10 however, when Delilah lands herself in Las Vegas (for various reasons), it starts getting more interesting. We have much more interaction with people other then herself, the blossoming of her paranormal skills and heck its Las Vegas. That's interesting for me.

Unfortunately the narrative remains scattered and the plot keeps swerving back and forth. A lot is left to obvious plot devices to keep the 'action' moving and I swear to god if she had mentioned that she was vampire bait one more time I would have ax'ed her right then and there. In the span of one chapter she says it no less then six times, all variations on 'I have pale skin, black hair and vampires find me simply irresistible'. Well bully for you, but don't keep slapping us in the face with it.

What sucks though is I really like this premise, Delilah isn't so bad so long as she keeps her vampire bait comments to herself and the world itself is intriguing (if a little aimless). I came into the Delilah Street novels because of the short story from the anthology Unusual Suspects in which Delilah solves a CineSim 'murder'. That was so much fun! I'm starting to wonder though if perhaps the stories are better left as short fiction. Less cluttering of the narrative, less repetitious information. I mean I was a interested in the back story between the characters from the SS, but Carole managed to get the feel of the character across in way less space.

I am still intrigued by the set up and world, and thankfully I have book 2 awaiting me, but I'll have to think about wanting to read Book 3 (due out in the fall) if Book 2 doesn't pick up things and give it a firmer course.
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lexilewords | 19 andra recensioner | Dec 28, 2023 |
Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler — working against each other or with each other?

Irene Adler and her companion, Nel Huxleigh, are visiting America, searching for her parentage. She has spent her life never having memories of her childhood or family. Nelly Bly, the American newswoman, had contacted Irene claiming she knew of Irene’s parentage.

Sherlock Holmes is visiting America and has been enlisted by William K. Vanderbilt to solve the mystery of the murdered man found on Vanderbilt’s billiard table. It’s to be done without police or publicity.

A lead that Irene and Nel are tracking is regarding Lola Montez and the Lady In Black. Are they one and the same? Both figures have racy pasts and royal connections and both with references that applied to Irene’s mother.

The trails Adler and Holmes are tracking cross with possible connections. The two are wary of each other due to previous dealings. Yet both recognize the abilities they share that could benefit their cases. There is also a possibility of attraction to each other.

Set in 1889 New York, it is a good visit to another time with some interesting characters and plots.
… (mer)
ChazziFrazz | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 21, 2023 |
Catherine_Dilts | 1 annan recension | Feb 25, 2022 |
This was a good mystery book, not the best one I have ever read but it kept me intrigued. I actually did like most of the characters, even if they were all sort of a trope and kind of weird. This book has a cat element that is clearly evident from the cover and the first pages. The problem was that the chapters that were narrated by the cat were not chapters I enjoyed very much. Luckily for me those chapters didn't come up very often but in a book that's kind of short I wanted to enjoy all of it. I really liked Detective Molina's character for some reason when she was first introduced, but as the game went on it seemed like all the other characters hated her. The main character even equated he to a Nazi once, which I did not like at all. I did like the setting for this book at a book publishers conference because I like book themes in books. Without giving anything away, I wasn't a big fan on how they wrapped up the mystery. It was one of those big reveal type situation but it felt to fast to me and I wasn't very satisfied. Overall with this book, I may pick up another in this series if I want something fun and easy to read, because I did find this book a fun and easy read, but the next book won't be high on my TBR list, and with all the other books I have to read, I know if I do read another book in this series it won't be soon. I would say if you're thinking of picking up this book, do so if you just want a fun mystery and maybe read something else if you want something with more depth.… (mer)
AKBouterse | 8 andra recensioner | Oct 14, 2021 |


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Lawrence Block Contributor, Introduction
Jill M. Morgan Contributor
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Joe DeVito Cover artist
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Harper Lin Contributor
Carolyn Haines Contributor
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John A. Day Contributor
J. N. Williamson Contributor
Peter Crowther Contributor
Pamela J. Fesler Contributor
T. J. MacGregor Contributor
Stephen Gallagher Contributor
George Guthridge Contributor
Janet Berliner Contributor
Lynne Barrett Contributor
Catherine Dain Contributor
Martin Meyers Contributor
Barbara Collins Contributor
Billie Sue Mosiman Contributor
Patricia Wallace Contributor
Linda Mannheim Contributor
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Patrick Tull Narrator
Darla Tagrin Cartographer
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