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Publication Order of Al Wheeler Books

The Blonde (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brazen (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unorthodox Corpse (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Body (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bombshell (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Envoyez la soudure! (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dance of Death (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Du soleil pour les caves (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dame (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wanton (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Passionate (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Desired (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Temptress (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady Is Transparent (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lament for a Lousy Lover (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dumdum Murder (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stripper (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Exotic (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angel! (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hellcat (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girl in a Shroud (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady Is Available (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Was Possessed (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Velvet Vixen (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Corpse for Christmas (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hammer of Thor (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Target for their Dark Desire (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Until Temptation Do Us Part (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plush Lined Coffin (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deep Cold Green (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Up-tight Blonde (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burden of Guilt (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
W.H.O.R.E.! (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Creative Murders (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Aseptic Murders (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Born Loser (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wheeler Fortune (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Wheeler (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wheeler Dealer (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dream Merchant (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Busted Wheeler (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spanking Girls (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Model for Murder (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wicked Widow (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon

Carter Brown is the pen name of Alan Yates. He is known for his pulp fiction novels and popular paperback series.

Brown was merely one of many pen names that this author used. He was doing well and quickly selling novels. As a result, he soon earned a contract where once a month he would produce a novella and then two full fictional novels under this pseudonym.

Yates was born on August 1, 1923. He passed away on May 5 in 1985. He was born in England and attended Essex as a youth. He would meet his wife while at college and married Denise after a brief romance. He was a sound engineer and moved to Australia to work in public relations.

He turned to writing as his main profession at last in 1953. He was writing tons of novels and was producing stories at an incredible rate. The books had the United States as their backdrop even though the author was born in Europe and was living in the land down under. This was a popular choice and audiences really liked this aspect too.

Even though the author was financially lucky to have a contract that afforded him to pay the bills through writing, the burden of producing essentially three stories a month would sometimes get to this writer. That’s according to a magazine profile about him that went into how Brown would procrastinate against the incoming deadlines and be able to make the stories and meet the deadline at the last minute.

Readers certainly seemed to like what he wrote and Horwitz and Signet published his books for a long time. The books were sold in Europe and when they came to American they decided that they would amend the pen name used to none other than Carter Brown.

Brown also set a lot of his plots in the U.S. and said that he wanted to place his books in American settings. This was popular among European as well as Australian readers. It was a little ironic though, as the author had never actually visited the country– not even a single time. His books have sold incredibly well and epitomize the exciting era of pulp fiction paperback novels.

At one point there was even a rumor going around that Brown or Yates was one of the top favorite authors of President John F. Kennedy. There was never any verification that the rumor was true or whether it was false, but it only helped to sell more copies of these already quite in demand books when it came to impressionable readers of all ages in America.

His books were so well liked at the time that they were translated into many languages. Russian, German, Swedish, French, Danish, and more were all languages that the pulp fiction stories were made available to reading audiences in. Later, they were translated into a variety of Asian languages and dialects and suddenly Thai and Japanese readers among others had access to the works of Carter Brown! There were literally millions of his books put into print at the time.

His work inspired a variety of other mediums, including a Japanese t.v. show, a radio mystery show, three French films, and a comic book series. He received the Ned Kelly award posthumously for his outstanding contributions to the area of crime fiction in 1997.

Carter Brown is the creator and writer of the Al Wheeler series. The series kicked off in 1955 for the first time with the release of the debut novel in the series, The Blonde. He then followed it up with a thrilling sequel that was called Blonde Verdict. There are several more novels in this classic noir series that shows the very best in pulp fiction at the time. If you love old school type stories you may very much enjoy this series!

The Blonde is the first novel in the Al Wheeler series. This murder mystery is just the type that is going to put you through your paces! Witness all of the twists and the turns for yourself in this dynamic thriller from a writer that literally sold millions of his books around the world, in Europe, Australia, Asia, the U.S., and more!

Lee Manning is a very popular star in Hollywood. He’s one of the best and everyone around town knows him. Everyone would say that his career was just getting started and he had the world at his feet. He was the romantic guy, the Romeo of the movie world. Women would buy a ticket to his shows just to watch him on the silver screen and swoon.

Now it appears that Manning went out one night to a big party in Hollywood. Now it appears that he may have taken his own life directly after the rollicking festivities. That’s what it looks like, but not everything is always as meets the eye.

Not everyone is so sure that this movie star really did kill himself– after all, he had everything to live for. It’s not every day that a celebrity that works in the pictures would give it all up just in the petty name of one moment of angst. Now Georgia Brown seems like she has a good idea of what’s going on. The blonde is usually full of details and loves to chat, but now she’s staying silent.

Now it appears that a television interviewer that also happens to be a demon is going to tell everyone the tea on her show. Paula Reid is threatening to blow this whole story wide open. She has every intention of giving her career a well needed boost and to take over the airwaves with her hot scoop.

Now someone has killed Georgia and no one knows who the killer could be. It’s up to Al Wheeler, a police lieutenant with the Pine City P.D. to find out for sure.

Blonde Verdict is the second novel in the Wheeler series of fiction. Check out the sequel to the first by going to your local bookstore or library to see what happens– or find it online!

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