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Publication Order of Mavis Seidlitz Books

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

Publication Order of Danny Boyd Books

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

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

Publication Order of Mike Farrell Books

The Million Dollar Babe (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scarlet Flush (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rick Holman Books

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

Publication Order of Larry Baker Books

Charlie Sent Me (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Blond Is an Island (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
So What Killed the Vampire (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
The True Son of the Beast (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Iron Maiden (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Randy Roberts Books

Murder in Family Way (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angry Amazons (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on High (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sex Trap (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Paul Donovan Books

Donovan's Day (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chinese Donavan (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Donavan's Delight (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

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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