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Carole Nelson Douglas (1944–2021)

Autor(a) de Good Night, Mr. Holmes

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Carole Nelson Douglas

Good Night, Mr. Holmes (1990) 596 exemplares
Six of Swords (1982) 512 exemplares
Dancing with Werewolves (2007) 505 exemplares
Catnap (1992) 396 exemplares
Exiles of the Rynth (1984) 366 exemplares
The Adventuress (1991) 322 exemplares
A Soul of Steel (1992) 291 exemplares
Chapel Noir (2001) 279 exemplares
Another Scandal in Bohemia (1994) 264 exemplares
Pussyfoot (1993) 252 exemplares
Keepers of Edanvant (1987) 229 exemplares
Brimstone Kiss (2008) 223 exemplares
Cat on a Blue Monday (1994) 222 exemplares
Castle Rouge (2002) 208 exemplares
Cat in a Crimson Haze (1995) 190 exemplares
Cat with an Emerald Eye (1996) 185 exemplares
Silver Zombie (2010) 183 exemplares
Vampire Sunrise (2009) 180 exemplares
Cat in a Diamond Dazzle (1996) 178 exemplares
Femme Fatale (2003) 174 exemplares
Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt (1998) 160 exemplares
Spider Dance (2004) 157 exemplares
Cat in a Kiwi Con (2000) 157 exemplares
Cat in a Leopard Spot (2001) 156 exemplares
Heir of Rengarth (1988) 154 exemplares
Cat in a Golden Garland (1997) 154 exemplares
Cat in an Indigo Mood (1999) 152 exemplares
Cat in an Orange Twist (2004) 148 exemplares
Seven of Swords (1989) 147 exemplares
Cat in a Flamingo Fedora (1997) 146 exemplares
Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit (1999) 146 exemplares
Cat in a Neon Nightmare (2003) 144 exemplares
Cat in a Midnight Choir (2002) 140 exemplares
Probe (1985) 139 exemplares
Cup of Clay (1991) 131 exemplares
Cat in a Quicksilver Caper (2006) 124 exemplares
Cat in a Red Hot Rage (2007) 122 exemplares
Cat in a Hot Pink Pursuit (2005) 120 exemplares
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (1998) — Editor; Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Counterprobe (1988) 103 exemplares
Cat in a Sapphire Slipper (2008) 96 exemplares
Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme (2010) 86 exemplares
Seed upon the Wind (1992) 86 exemplares
Cat in a Topaz Tango (2009) 84 exemplares
Virtual Virgin (2011) 72 exemplares
Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta (2011) 68 exemplares
Cat in an Alien X-Ray (2013) 57 exemplares
Cat in a White Tie and Tails (2012) 51 exemplares
Lady Rogue (1983) 44 exemplares
Amberleigh (1980) 30 exemplares
The Cat and the King of Clubs (1999) 25 exemplares
Fair Wind, Fiery Star (1981) 21 exemplares
Cat in a Yellow Spotlight (2014) 19 exemplares
The Cat and the Jill of Diamonds (2000) 18 exemplares
Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit (2015) 17 exemplares
The Cat and the Jack of Spades (2000) 16 exemplares
Cat in an Alphabet Endgame (2016) 16 exemplares
The Cat and the Queen of Hearts (1999) 15 exemplares
Killer Tails (2015) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Marilyn: Shades of Blonde (1997) — Editor; Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Crystal Nights (1990) 6 exemplares
Once Upon a Midnight Noir (2012) 6 exemplares
Crystal Days (1990) 6 exemplares
Fruit of the Tomb (2012) 6 exemplares
Azure Days, Quicksilver Nights (1985) 5 exemplares
Monster Mash (2013) 4 exemplares
Bogieman 3 exemplares
The Rakehell's Christmas Angel (2013) 3 exemplares
Absinthe Without Leave (2018) 3 exemplares
Taliswoman, Book 3 (1999) 2 exemplares
Alice Holds the Cards (2012) 1 exemplar
The Best Man (1983) 1 exemplar
Her Own Person (1982) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Unusual Suspects: Stories of Mystery & Fantasy (2008) — Contribuidor — 405 exemplares
Hex Appeal (2012) — Contribuidor — 392 exemplares
Chicks Kick Butt (Anthology 13-in-1) (2011) — Contribuidor — 285 exemplares
Murder by Magic: Twenty Tales of Crime and the Supernatural (2004) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
The Mysterious West (1994) — Contribuidor — 229 exemplares
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
Holmes for the Holidays (1996) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (2009) — Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
How to Write a Romance and Get it Published (1983) — Contribuidor, algumas edições121 exemplares
Cat Crimes II (1992) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories on the 50th Anniversary (2009) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Much Ado About Murder (2002) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Death Dines In (2004) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Death by Dickens (2004) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads (2010) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Deadly Housewives (2006) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Crime Through Time II (1998) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
Past Lives, Present Tense (1999) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Angel Christmas [5-in-1 anthology] (1995) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Best Paranormal Crime Stories Ever Told (2010) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Creature Cozies (2005) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Cat Crimes for the Holidays (1997) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The First Lady Murders (1999) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Danger in D.C. (Anthology) (1993) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Celebrity Vampires (1995) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
A Dreamspun Christmas (Anthology 5-in-1) (1994) — Autor — 36 exemplares
Cat Crimes Through Time (1999) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
First Cases 2: First Appearances of Classic Amateur Sleuths (1997) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Poe's Lighthouse (2006) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of the Mummy (2017) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The New Roger Caras Treasury of Great Cat Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Wild Women (1854) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Christmas Ghosts (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
More Malice Domestic: An Anthology of Original Mystery Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical (2017) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Sex, Lies and Private Eyes (2009) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Noah's Ride: A Collaborative Western Novel (2006) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Cast of Characters (Anthology 28-in-1) (2012) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Felonious Felines (2000) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Killer Magic (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
First Cases [Unabridged Audiobook] (2002) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
More Tales of Zorro (2011) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Das Kätzchen der heiligen Margret (2001) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Romantic Times: Vegas: Book 3 (2016) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Everett, Washington, USA
Locais de residência
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
reporter (newspaper)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America



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 outras críticas | 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.
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ChazziFrazz | 2 outras críticas | Jul 21, 2023 |
Catherine_Dilts | 1 outra crítica | 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.… (mais)
AKBouterse | 8 outras críticas | Oct 14, 2021 |


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