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Publication Order of Mavis Seidlitz Books

Murder Wears a Mantilla (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Loving and the Dead (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
None But the Lethal Heart (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bump and Grind Murder (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seidlitz and the Super-Spy (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow Is Murder (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Is So Nostalgic! (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And the Undead Sing (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Danny Boyd Books

The Ever-loving Blues / Death of a Doll (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Comes Creeping (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nymph to the Slaughter (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savage Salome (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wayward Wahine (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dream Is Deadly (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sad-Eyed Seductress (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lover Don't Come Back! (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Passionate Pagan (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silken Nightmare (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sometime Wife (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catch Me a Phoenix (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Lace Hangover (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
house of Sorcery (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mini Murders (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Cold Nude (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ice Cold Nude (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Is the Message (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coffinbird (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sex Clinic (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manhattan Cowboy (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Early Boyd (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Sisters (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Les Frangines en folie (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pipes Are Calling (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rip Off (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strawberry Blonde Jungle (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death to a Downbeat (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss Michelle Goodbye (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cash-sex (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Al Wheeler Books

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

Publication Order of Mike Farrell Books

The Million Dollar Babe (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarlet Flush (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rick Holman Books

Zelda (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murderer Among Us (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in the Key Club / Harem Club (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jade Eyed Jungle (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jade-Eyed Jungle (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Was Girl (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Killed Dr. Sex? (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Is a Package Deal (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girl from Outerspace (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nude with a View (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl from Outer Space (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wind-up Doll (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blonde on a Broomstick (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Play Now... Kill Later (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Long Time No Leola (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Kitten (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Die Anytime after Tuesday (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flagellator (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Streaked Blond Slave (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Good Year for Dwarfs? (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hang-up Kid (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coven (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invisible Flamini (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phreak Out (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Negative in Blue (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ride the Roller Coaster (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
See It Again, Sam (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom Lady (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Swingers (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Larry Baker Books

Charlie Sent Me (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Blond Is an Island (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So What Killed the Vampire (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The True Son of the Beast (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Iron Maiden (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Randy Roberts Books

Murder in Family Way (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angry Amazons (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on High (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sex Trap (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Paul Donovan Books

Donovan's Day (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chinese Donavan (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Donavan's Delight (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Lover & The Bombshell (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walk Softly, Witch (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Towers of Love (As: Caroline Farr) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Graves I Dig (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Myopic Mermaid (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dum Dum Murder/The Hellcat (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The White Bikini (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Castle In Spain (As: Caroline Farr) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mansion Of Evil (As:Caroline Farr) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Granite Folly (As: Caroline Farr) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Chateau (As:Caroline Farr) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witches (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Destiny (As:Caroline Farr) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Castle on the Lake (As:Caroline Farr) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castle on the Loch (As:Caroline Farr) (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Did Charity Go? (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Citadel (As:Caroline Farr) (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror on Duncan Island (As:Caroline Farr) (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Towers of Fear (As:Caroline Farr) (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Castle in Canada (As:Caroline Farr) (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Move the Body (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House on the Cliffs (As:Caroline Farr) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blague dans le coin (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Mansion (As: Caroline Farr) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mansion Malevolent (As:Caroline Farr) (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mansion Of Peril (As:Caroline Farr) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castle of Terror (As:Caroline Farr) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scream in the Storm (As:Caroline Farr) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chateau of Wolves (As:Caroline Farr) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remember Maybelle (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mansion of Menace (As:Caroline Farr) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brecon Castle (As:Caroline Farr) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Treachery (As:Caroline Farr) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ravensnest (As:Caroline Farr) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of Landsdown (As:Caroline Farr) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only the Very Rich (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heiress To Corsair Keep (As: Caroline Farr) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heiress Of Fear (As:Caroline Farr) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sinister House (As:Caroline Farr) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Valhalla (As:Caroline Farr) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island of Evil (As:Caroline Farr) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castle on the Rhine (As:Caroline Farr) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Room Of Secrets (As: Caroline Farr) (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret at Ravenswood (As:Caroline Farr) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tigress/Angel! (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ready When You Are, C.B.! (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

A British-Australian author, the writer Alan Geoffrey Yates made some considerable impact as an author during his time. Producing large quantities of crime and detective stories, he would create a vast number of books during his long and illustrious writing career. With an eye and an ear for realism, he was gifted at building worlds that at once seem wholly realistic, whilst also allowing the reader to escape into them. Setting up environments that would draw the reader in, many of his books would gain a worldwide audience, with many of them being popular in Europe. This was a clear testament to his skills as a writer, especially with most, if not all of his stories being set in America.

Writing under a series of different names as well, he would use the pseudonyms Paul Valdez, Tom Conway and Caroline Farr as well. Carter Brown was one of his most prominent though, with it becoming a globally recognized brand of sorts over the years, with other writers also assuming the moniker too. One would notably include that of editor C.J. McKenzie who would produce a collection of books using the Brown pen-name. Focusing largely on crime and detective stories, Yates would make the name synonymous with the genre over the years, paving the way for scores of other writers to follow in his footsteps later on. Creating a legacy that will stand the test of time for a long time yet, Carter Brown continues to find fan to this day, with more and more continually discovering his work, leaving behind an institution within the literary industry.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the 1st of August, 1923, in Ilford England, the future crime writer to be Alan Geoffrey Yates grew up with a strong passion for literature. Constantly focusing on the written word and everything that it had to offer him, he would come to create a style and tone that would serve him well in the following years to come. His time spent growing up in Australia would also come to heavily shape his outlook on life and how he would approach his material. Whilst he would write novels that would largely be set in America, especially when it came to his pen-name of Carter Brown, he would also infuse his own personality and experiences into his work. In the years to come he would would also establish a number of iconic characters too, many of which he would draw from his own life as well.

Prior to becoming a writer full-time he would work as a film technician, something which gave him a strong visual sense when writing. This can be seen running throughout his work, with its clear filmic quality, something which is still replicated to this very day. Settling down in 1948 he would get married before becoming a writer full-time, writing westerns under the name of Tom Conway, along with science-fiction under the name of Paul Valdez. It would be under the name of Carter Brown that he would write crime fiction though, creating his most prolific brand of pulp fiction worldwide. Passing away in 1985 from on the 5th of May from lung congestion, he would leave behind a legacy that is still felt and respected to this day, and it will continue to be that way for many years to come.

Writing Career

Making his debut with the title ‘Death Date for Dolores’, he would first arrive on the literary scene as Carter Brown in 1951. This would be a crime novel, something which would become a major staple of his work throughout the intervening years. He would also go on to create a number of highly popular series as well, such as his ‘Al Wheeler’ novels, along with his ‘Danny Boyd’ titles. These would largely focus themselves on hard-boiled detective mysteries set firmly in the pulp noir mold of fiction. All of these titles would also set the template for a lot of other authors to follow in his footsteps in the years to come as well.

Also writing under the Carter Brown moniker, the editor of Alan Geoffrey Yates, C. J. Mckenzie would assume the pseudonym too. Writing for ten novels under the pen-name whilst Yates was away overseas during the year of 1958, he would keep the brand running whilst he was gone. This proved to be extremely successful over the year, as the the Carter Brown legacy would continue to grow even more. Reaching a high level of success internationally too, the Carter Brown name would see over 120 million books in print during its time. Reaching astronomical levels of success, his work was translated into numerous different languages, allowing him to become a universally recognizable brand worldwide, a legacy that continues to this day.

The Corpse

Initially published through the Signet publishing label, this would first come out in 1958 to an already eager audience. Setting up the eighth title in the ongoing Al Wheeler series of books, it charts his time as a free-wheeling cop from California. Investigating a number of different cases, each book sees a different mystery, as he must use his skills and get to the bottom of each mystery.

It seemed that Al Wheeler had everything going, with love on the table, as he was ready and willing, but it just wasn’t to be. Facing three corpses, he’s presented with the first one in a the jive bar of one sultry blonde singer who knew her way around men and music. That’s when a second turns up in a rooming house, along with a third arriving on Al’s doorstep, leaving him to face the fact that there’s a killer out to make him his next victim. Can Al find them before he’s found? Why are they killing and what are their motivations? Just who is behind the corpse?

Sad-Eyed Seductress

The sixth title in the long-running series of Danny Boyd titles, this would continue in much the same vein as before. Released through the Signet publishing label once again, this would originally be published in 1961, as it would develop both the ambiance and the atmosphere of the series overall. Along with this it would also manage to provide some twists and turns of its own along the way, taking it in new and exciting directions.

This time it would appear that once again that Danny Boyd has another case on his hands, as it appears a woman has been found dead. Seductive as she was beautiful, it would appear that there’s more to the case than initially meets the eye, as he proceeds to fully immerse himself in the mystery. Dealing with a murderer he must find them before it’s too late and they proceed to strike again, as they’ll do anything to cover their tracks. Will he be able to find them? What really happened and why did they murder? Who is behind the death of the sad-eyed seductress?

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