Carter Brown Books In Order

Publication Order of Mavis Seidlitz Books

Murder Wears a Mantilla (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nothing But the Lethal Heart (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lament for a Lousy Lover (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow is Murder (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bump and Grind Murder (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seidlitz and the Super-Spy (1967) 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 Victim (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dream is Deadly Sava (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sad Eyed Seductress / Ever Loving Blue (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tigress (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ice-Cold Nude (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nymph to the Slaughter (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silken Nightmare (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Lace Hangover (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catch Me A Phoenix (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sometime Wife (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wayward Wahine (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Sorcery (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mini-Murders (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lover Don't Come Back (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder is the Message (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Only the Very Rich (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coffin Bird (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Passionate Pagan (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angry Amazons (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manhattan Cowboy (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Move the Body (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Early Boyd (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savage Sisters (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pipes Are Calling (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sex Clinic and the Whore (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strawberry-Blonde Jungle (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rip Off (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death to a Downbeat (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss Michelle Goodnight (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Al Wheeler Books

The Dame (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Comes Creeping (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Corpse (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Desired (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Temptress (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Exotic (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stripper (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unorthodox Corpse (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel! (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dum Dum Murder (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dance of Death (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Velvet Vixen (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Corpse for Christmas (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Target for Their Dark Desire (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Is Transparent (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Until Temptation Do Us Part (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bombshell (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deep Cold Green (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hellcat (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wanton (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Up-Tight Blonde (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brazen (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burden of Guilt (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Girl in a Shroud (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Passionate (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Creative Murders (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
W.H.O.R.E.! (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Clown (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Born Loser (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wheeler Fortune (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Wheeler (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hammer of Thor (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wheeler, Dealer! (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dream Merchant (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Aseptic Murders (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blonde (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spanking Girls (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Busted Wheeler (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Model for Murder (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wicked Window (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mike Farrel Books

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

Publication Order of Rick Holman Books

Murder in the Key Club (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Is A Package Deal (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wind-Up Doll (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl from Outer Space (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nude With a View (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Long Time No Leola (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deadly Kitten (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Die Anytime, After Tuesday! (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flagellator (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Murdered Among Us (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hang-up Kid (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invisible Flamini (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Never Was Girl (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blonde on a Broomstick (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pay Now Kill Later (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pornbroker (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phreak-Out! (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ride the Roller Coaster (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coven (1978) 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 (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Blonde Is an Island (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So What Killed the Vampire? (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Son of the Beast (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Iron Maiden (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Randy Roberts Books

Murder in the Family Way (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on High (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Paul Donovan Books

Donavan (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chinese Donavan (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Donavan's Delight (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Body (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Graves I Dig (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Myopic Mermaid (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Savage Salome (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jade Eyed Jungle (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lady is Available (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The White Bikini (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who Killed Doctor Sex? (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mansion of Evil (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Castle in Spain (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Granite Folly (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Chateau (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Was Possessed (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zelda (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Destiny (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Streaked Blond Slave (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witches (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Castle on the Lake (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remember Maybelle? (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror on Duncan Island (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Towers of Fear (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Castle in Canada (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mansion Malevolent (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House on the Cliffs (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Citadel (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mansion of Peril (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castle of Terror (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scream in the Storm (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chateau of Wolves (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mansion of Menace (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brecon Castle (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Treachery (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ravensnest (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House at Landsdowne (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sinister House (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Valhalla (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heiress of Fear (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Island of Evil (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Castle on the Rhine (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Castle on the Loch (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret at Ravenswood (1980) 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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