Madison Roper is Skankarella, a shy lesbian trapped under the oppressive thumb of her religious stepfamily. Julia Prince is a tomboyish freshman at the University of Kansas who wants neither the boy-chasing life her mother would have her pursue, or the engineering career set up by her father. A chance encounter causes both to see something in the other that they deeply desire. Acceptance.
"witty, competent, competitive, adventurous." Irene Adler, the only woman to have outwitted the world's greatest detective--reinvented as the leading lady of her own adventures--tangles again with the tantalized Sherlock Holmes. “The dashing heroine in Carole Nelson Douglas’s enchanting Victorian series [is] the only woman Sherlock Holmes admired and indeed she lives up to the honor."--PW
New York Times Notable Book of the Year!
Irene Adler, the only woman to outwit Sherlock Holmes, is now the star of her own adventures in eight acclaimed novels.
The bold, bright and beautiful American, an aspiring opera singer, moonlights as a private inquiry agent on the trail on Marie Antoinette’s fabulous lost diamonds, outfoxing Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Sherlock Holmes along the way.
American diva/detective Irene Adler, the only woman to outwit Sherlock Holmes,and everyone’s favorite Victorian spinster, Nell Huxleigh, witness a drowned sailor’s tattooed body being recovered from the Seine. A trail of tattoos soon leads Irene and Nell to political and matrimonial treachery in Monaco, and again crossing swords with Sherlock Holmes.
(Book 3, previously published without the Conan Doyle story as Irene at Large)
When a man in Oriental garb collapses at the feet of Miss Penelope Huxleigh, the associate of diva/detective Irene Adler, at a Parisian café, Adler quickly diagnoses his ailment as...poison.
“Douglas has more than earned her niche in the mystery hall of fame with this timeless classic.”—RT Book Reviews
When gorgeous, brilliant, and arrogant Sherlock Holmes moves in next door to eighteen-year-old Irene Adler, her life changes forever - he gives her a reason to live, and she teaches him the meaning of love.
14 stories including 6 never before translated, featuring Unravelling the Thread selected in Year's Best Science Fiction of 1999 and Watch Me When I Sleep included in Year's Best Fantasy and Horror of 2002.