Catherine Coulter Books In Order – Complete List of Novels

Last Updated on May 23, 2023

Catherine Coulter is the author of two popular romantic suspense/thriller series: FBI Thriller and A Brit In The FBI. She has also written many additional books in the Regency and contemporary romance and romantic thriller genres which are listed below.

Here are the Catherine Coulter books in order of publication and reading order for her numerous novels.

New Catherine Coulter Books

Vortex, (FBI Thriller #25 2021

Contemporary Series

FBI Thriller Series in Publication Order

  1. The Cove, 1996
  2. The Maze, 1997
  3. The Target, 1998
  4. The Edge, 1999
  5. Riptide, 2000
  6. Hemlock Bay, 2001
  7. Eleventh Hour, 2002
  8. Blindside, 2003
  9. Blowout, 2004
  10. Point Blank, 2006
  11. Double Take, 2007
  12. TailSpin, 2008
  13. KnockOut, 2009
  14. Whiplash, 2010
  15. Split Second, 2011
  16. Backfire, 2012
  17. Bombshell, 2013
  18. Power Play, 2014
  19. Nemesis, 2015
  20. Insidious, 2016
  21. Enigma, 2017
  22. Paradox, 2018
  23. Labyrinth, 2019
  24. Deadlock, 2020
  25. Vortex, 2021
  26. Reckoning, 2022

A Brit In The FBI Books in Publication Order

Co-authored with JT Ellison

  1. The Final Cut , 2013
  2. The Lost Key), 2014
  3. The End Game, 2015
  4. The Devil’s Triangle, 2017
  5. The Sixth Day, 2018
  6. The Last Second, 2019

Contemporary Romantic Thriller Books in Publication Order

  1. False Pretences, 1988
  2. Impulse, 1990
  3. Beyond Eden, 1992
  4. Born to Be Wild, 2006

Historical Series

Regency Romance Books in Publication Order

  1. The Rebel Bride, 1979
  2. The Heir, 1980 (aka Lord Deverill’s Heir)
  3. Lord Harry, 1980 (aka Lord Harry’s Folly)
  4. The Duke, 1981 (aka The Generous Earl)
  5. The Countess, 1979 (aka The Autumn Countess)

Baron Books in Publication Order

  1. The Wild Baron, 1981
  2. The Offer, 1981 (aka An Honorable Offer)
  3. The Deception, 1983 (aka An Intimate Deception)

Devil’s Duology in Publication Order

  1. Devil’s Embrace, 1982
  2. Devil’s Daughter, 1985

Medieval Song Quartet Books in Publication Order

  1. Warrior’s Song, 1984 (aka Chandra)
  2. Fire Song, 1985
  3. Earth Song, 1990
  4. Secret Song, 1991
  5. Rosehaven, 1996
  6. The Penwyth Curse, 2002
  7. The Valcourt Heiress, 2010

Star Books in Publication Order

set in the Early San Francisco / Victorian Era

  1. Evening Star, 1984 (aka Sweet Surrender)
  2. Midnight Star, 1986
  3. Wild Star, 1986
  4. Jade Star, 1987

Magic Trilogy in Publication Order

  1. Midsummer Magic, 1987
  2. Calypso Magic, 1988
  3. Moonspun Magic, 1988

Night Trilogy in Publication Order

  1. Night Fire, 1989
  2. Night Shadow, 1989
  3. Night Storm, 1990

Viking Era Books in Publication Order

  1. Season of the Sun, 1991
  2. Lord of Hawkfell Island, 1993
  3. Lord of Raven’s Peak, 1994
  4. Lord of Falcon Ridge, 1995

Sherbrooke Brides Series in Publication Order

  1. The Sherbrooke Bride, 1992
  2. The Hellion Bride, 1992
  3. The Heiress Bride, 1993
  4. Mad Jack, 1999
  5. The Courtship, 2000
  6. The Scottish Bride, 2001
  7. Pendragon, 2001
  8. The Sherbrooke Twins, 2004
  9. Lyon’s Gate, 2004
  10. Wizard’s Daughter, 2007
  11. The Prince of Ravenscar, 2011

Legacy Trilogy in Publication Order

  1. The Wyndham Legacy, 1994
  2. The Nightingale Legacy, 1994
  3. The Valentine Legacy, 1995

Grayson Sherbrooke’s Otherworldly Adventures in Publication Order

  1. The Strange Visitation at Wolffe Hall, 2015
  2. The Resident Evil at Blackthorn Manor, 2016
  3. The Ancient Spirits of Sedgwick House, 2018
  4. The Virgin Bride of Northcliffe Hall, 2020
  5. The Red Witch of Ravenstone Folly, 2021
  6. The Alarming Disturbance at Holyroodhouse, 2022

Standalone Books in Publication Order

Non Fiction Books in Publication Order

Why Read the FBI Thriller Series in Order

You should consider reading the FBI Thriller Series by Catherine Coulter in order of publication for several compelling reasons. Here are some of them:

  1. Character Development: Reading the series in order allows you to witness the growth and development of the recurring characters throughout the books. The main protagonists, FBI agents Savich and Sherlock, go through various challenges and experiences that shape their personalities and relationships. Following their journey from the beginning will enhance your understanding and connection with these characters.
  2. Continuity and Storyline Progression: Each book in the series builds upon the events of the previous ones. Reading in order ensures that you won’t miss any important plot points, recurring themes, or ongoing storylines. It allows you to appreciate the intricate connections and references made to past events, creating a more immersive reading experience.
  3. Unfolding Mystery and Suspense: Catherine Coulter’s FBI Thriller Series is known for its captivating mysteries and suspenseful plots. Reading in order ensures that you experience the gradual unraveling of these mysteries in a logical progression. You’ll be able to follow the clues, piece together the puzzle, and enjoy the suspenseful twists and turns as they unfold.
  4. Relationship Dynamics: The series features not only crime-solving but also interpersonal relationships between the characters. By reading in order, you can witness the development of friendships, romantic entanglements, and professional collaborations. This adds depth to the overall narrative and allows you to invest in the characters’ personal lives as well.
  5. Evolution of Writing Style: Like many authors, Catherine Coulter’s writing style may evolve over time. Reading the series in order allows you to observe any changes in her storytelling approach, writing techniques, and narrative structure. It can be fascinating to see how an author’s craft develops over the course of multiple books.
  6. Intertwined Subplots: The FBI Thriller Series often includes subplots that tie into the main storyline or explore side characters. Reading in order helps you follow the progression and resolution of these subplots. They can add depth and complexity to the overall narrative, making the reading experience more satisfying.
  7. References and Callbacks: As the series progresses, Coulter sometimes references events, cases, or characters from earlier books. Reading in order ensures that you will catch these references and callbacks, enhancing your appreciation of the series as a whole. It’s always rewarding to recognize and understand these connections as they contribute to the overarching story.

By reading the FBI Thriller Series by Catherine Coulter in order of publication, you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in the world she has created, connect with the characters on a deeper level, and enjoy the evolving storyline and writing style.

Why Read the A Brit in the FBI Series in Order

By reading the A Brit in the FBI series in order of publication, you can immerse yourself in the collaborative storytelling of Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison, enjoy the intricate plots and international settings, and become invested in the captivating protagonists and their relationships.

  1. Unique Collaborative Effort: The series is a collaborative effort between Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison, two accomplished authors. Their collaboration brings together their individual writing styles and strengths, resulting in a unique blend of storytelling. Reading the series in order allows you to experience the seamless collaboration and appreciate how the two authors complement each other.
  2. Engaging Protagonists: The series features Nicholas Drummond, a British-born FBI agent, and his partner, American-born Michaela “Mike” Caine. Both characters are intriguing and have distinct backgrounds, personalities, and skills. Following their adventures from the beginning allows you to understand their dynamics, witness their growth, and become invested in their individual journeys.
  3. International Settings: The seires takes readers across various international settings, adding a global dimension to the series. The series incorporates different cultures, histories, and landscapes from London to Paris, Rome to Istanbul. Reading in order ensures you can appreciate these settings’ progression and impact on the storyline and character development.
  4. Complex and Intricate Plots: The series is known for its complex and intricate plots, combining espionage, international intrigue, and high-stakes investigations. Reading in order allows you to follow the progression of these intricate storylines and fully grasp the depth of the mysteries, conspiracies, and threats that Drummond and Caine encounter. It adds to the suspense and keeps you engaged throughout the series.
  5. Character Relationships and Dynamics: Similar to Coulter’s FBI Thriller Series, this series explores the relationships and dynamics between the main characters and their supporting cast. By reading in order, you can witness the evolution of these relationships, the development of friendships, alliances, and romantic entanglements. It deepens your connection with the characters and enhances your overall reading experience.
  6. Technological Thrills: The series often incorporates cutting-edge technology, espionage gadgets, and cybercrime elements. Reading in order allows you to appreciate the progression and advancement of these technological elements and their impact on the investigations and action sequences. It adds a thrilling and modern aspect to the series.
  7. Crossover with FBI Thriller Series: While this is a separate series, there are occasional crossovers and references to characters and events from Catherine Coulter’s FBI Thriller Series. Reading in order allows you to catch these connections and enjoy the interplay between the two series. It adds an extra layer of depth and enjoyment for fans of both series.

Catherine Coulter Biography – About the Author

Catherine Coulter

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter was born in 1942 in Cameron County, Texas, where she also grew up in a family of artists. Her grandmother was a writer, her father was a painter and singer, and her mom a concert pianist.

She was merely a teenager when she wrote her first two short stories, so her love of writing ran deep from an early age.

She attended the University of Texas from where she got her undergraduate degree, following which she went to Boston University majoring with a Master’s degree in early 19th-century European history.

Fresh out of university, she got her first job as a speechwriter for a Wall Street manager, however, she could never forget her love of writing. After she wrote her first full-sized romance novel, she sent it to a Signet editor.

The publishing house accepted her manuscript, and even more so, offered Catherine Coulter a three-book deal. Catherine Coulter’s first published novel was titled The Autumn Countess, and it was released in 1978.

With the success of Catherine Coulter’s first book, in 1982 the author quit her job to follow her dream of writing books full time. The next book title was Rebel Bride, also in the same series.

So far the Catherine Coulter books are well over 70 novels, most historical romance novels, from which she switched in 1996 to writing romantic thrillers..

Catherine Coulter is one of the few lucky authors who got their manuscript accepted by a publisher just days after it was sent to an editor. In addition, she got a three-book contract right off the bat. Many authors struggle for years to get their debut novel published, so kudos to her publisher, Signet, for recognizing talent as soon as they see it.

She works about three hours a day, from 7.30 to 10 or 11 am. She says she is writing fast, so the three, four hours would mean much longer hours for other slower writers. For her research for the books, Catherine Coulter has a friend at the FBI who gives her tips whether something is feasible or not (or it’s a downright crazy idea). As for the medical aspects of her books, she is again lucky because her husband is a doctor, so Catherine can run her ideas past him to make sure that what she is writing is realistic.

After writing The Cove, her first thriller novel, Catherine Coulter had no intention of writing another one about the FBI agents. Her publisher, however, had other ideas, so the book became the first in the author’s highly popular series. Also, Dillon was insistent that he wanted to be featured in another book.

The FBI Thriller series is known for its short 1-2-word book titles, great storylines and two clever FBI agents who are the center focus of the books: Dillon Savich and his wife Lacey Sherlock. They are not only employed by the FBI but also are computer specialists.

In Enigma, the couple is teamed up with Agent Cam Wittier, who also appeared in Insidious, and also with agent Jack Cabot to find out who John Doe is and catch an international criminal, a mad scientist who wants to experiment on people to find a way to live forever.

Dillon Savich saves the pregnant Kara, who soon after she is free, she gives birth to Alex, a baby who goes missing right away. Now Dillon and Lacey have to find the kidnapped baby boy and stop the mad scientist from his quest for immortality.


Enigma is a fast-paced thriller where the hunt for a killer is mashed up with enough science to make this book highly engaging. As usual with the author’s entire FBI Thriller series, the book features two parallel mysteries.

Finding the identity of John Doe, rescuing Kara and later finding her missing boy is one plotline while finding an escaped convict through the Daniel Boone National Forest where Agents Cam Wittier and Jack Cabot are also involved, is the second storyline.

The first storyline involves the elusive science, while the second plot is a simple (but still complex) murder case with a chase after the sociopathic criminal who is robbing banks. The two stories don’t really intersect all that much until the rather rushed ending, and the plot of the second one was sort of dropped and quickly resolved. I did enjoy more the Savich story anyway, so I didn’t feel I lost too much.

When not writing, Catherine Coulter likes to play with her cats, to work out, shop, and to visit other countries with her husband. She loves especially Italy.

J.T. Ellison is the co-author of some of the Catherine Coulter books, namely the Brit in the FBI book series. Catherine considers J.T. Ellison an integral part of her family and circle of friends. The two authors work well together. He initially started working with Catherine in 2012, when she was looking for a co-author. J.T. Ellison is also the author of his Dr. Samantha Owens series.

Reading the Catherine Coulter books in order for her two FBI series is recommended, although not necessary. While each book deals with a separate case, some novels do reference previous cases the teams have worked on before.

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  1. Hello, I’ve enjoyed all your books so much, hell of even love your newsletters you have such an amazing way with words. I am looking forward to the 27th fbi book. Thank you for keeping me entertained throughout the years. Your biggest fan. Tracey

  2. Will you write more FBI Thriller books since Sherlock is pregnant?

  3. Which was written first in 2015: Nemesis or The End Game? Or put another way, which should be read first?

  4. I am really really getting into your Books !! I’m almost at he end of Book 5 and I would like to know is there a sequel to
    Book # 5 ?? !!

  5. I started reading the FBI series last fall, I only have the Vortex left (#25) and then onto the Brit series. I have enjoyed everyone one so far. Thank you for this great series

    1. It appears to me that I should have read “The Final Cut” from the Brit in the FBI series, right after “Bombshell” and before reading “Power Play” since “Power Play” references situations and characters from “The Final Cut”. I guess I have to blend the 2 series together and read in publication order?

  6. Would like more books in the Brit in the FBI series. I really enjoyed each book. I originally read the Cove but will nod switch over to the straight FBI series.

  7. I have read all your books and liked everyone of them. In fact I have read several of the more than once.

    Judy R

  8. I really enjoy your books. Iparticulary enjoyed the first three FBI books and i am going to read the next three now.
    Thank you

  9. I love your books. I will read every one of them. I was born in 1942 also, right after Pearl Harbor was bombed.

  10. So glad I discovered you. Baldacci is one of my favorite authors, but I have to say, You are my favorite female author. I plan to read all of your books, as I have his. You have a wonderful gift. I was also born in 1942

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