CARTER BROWN VINTAGE HARDBOILED PULPS

The pulp fiction novels written by Alan Yates under his Carter Brown pen-name.
Australian and US editions, from rare and collectable vintage copies, to more recent reading copies.

Carter Brown ( also Peter Carter-Brown) was the pen-name of Alan Geoffrey Yates, an English-born writer of detective fiction. In his autobiography he claims to have jumped ship from the Royal Navy to start a new life in Australia.

His books, published by Horwitz and Signet, were set in the United States and published throughout the English-speaking nations. Yates chose American settings because Australians preferred them.

The novels were popular in Europe and were translated into French, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Dutch.

Prominent for their "cheesecake" and suggestive covers, and catchy titles. The printings of these paperbacks exceeded 120 million copies, with 322 published Carter Brown novels, including multiple series featuring protagonists Mike Farrell, Andy Kane, Mavis Seidlitz, Lt. Al Wheeler, Rick Holman, Danny Boyd, Larry Baker, Zelda Roxanne, etc.

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Ready When You Are, C.B.!
The autobiography of Alan Yates alias Carter Brown.

Autobiography of one of Australia's most prolific writers and a legend in the 'hardboiled' genre. King of the pulps. Includes full page colour plates of some of the paperback cover art.
ISBN0333356675

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light grease mark to top edge of front panel, small pen X to fep, minor chip to spine tail.
$30 C/B
MacMillan 1983 first edition hardcover, 109pp+ colour plates. [#2904 ]








BROWN Carter 
Curves for a Coroner
cover image of Curves for a Coronerfor sale in New Zealand

A "Lovely Mystery".
Eight other titles listed at the front.

G+ softcover digest, newsprint paper stock, some edge wear.
$75 C/B
Horwitz / Transport Publishing, Sydney, 1955 first edition(?), 98pp.
[#5370 ]



 
The Desired

Horwitz IE 15. A Danny Boyd story. Second edition.

G+ paperback, rubbed joints, reading crease, bookseller stamps to first page and inside cover, small pen price top corner
$10 A/A
Horwitz 1962, 128pp.[PB826]





BROWN Carter  The Desired Al Wheeler story
G rubbed and worn wrappers, sunned spine $10 A/A Horwitz [IE 68] 1970 reprint paperback, 126pp+ adverts. ISBN 0725500875 [PB# 531 crime mystery]

 
Donavan's Delight

Belmont Tower 51382. Photo cover.

VG- paperback, light reading crease to cover spine
$10 A/A
Belmont Tower 1979, 139+5pp adverts.[PB835]





 
The Deep Cold Green

Signet 451 Y7288. An Al Wheeler story.
ISBN045107288X

VG- paperback with minor wear.
$20 A/A
Signet 1968 stated first edition but number line [3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11], 136pp.[PB1614]





 
The Deadly Kitten

Signet Books D3345. Rick Holman thriller.

VG paperback.
$20 A/A
Signet 1967 first edition, 127pp.[PB1566]





 
The Phantom Lady

A Rick Holman story. First printing.
ISBN0725508434.

VG paperback with reading creases to rear cover and spine.
$20 A/A
Horwitz 1980 first edition by Horwitz, 139pp.[PB1605]





 
Ride the Roller Coaster

Signet 451 Y6804. A Rick Holman story. First printing.

VG- paperback with minor wear and book store stamp to title page.
$20 A/A
Signet 1975 first edition, 159pp.[PB1619]





 
Ride the Roller Coaster

Signet 451 Y6804. A Rick Holman story. First printing.

G- paperback with cover wear and lending library stamp to inside of front cover.
Spine rolled, small pen doodle to rear cover.
$10 A/A
Signet 1975 first edition, 159pp.[PB1611]





 
Had I But Groaned

Signet 451 Y7222. A Danny Boyd story.
ISBN0451072227

VG- paperback with minor wear.
$15 A/A
Signet 1975 stated first edition but number line [3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11], 139pp.[PB1612]





 
House of Sorcery

Signet 451 Y6755. A Larry Baker story, involving Witchcraft and a swinging Sabbat.

VG- paperback with minor wear, book exchange stamp to two pages.
$15 A/A
Signet 1967 stated first edition but number line [3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11], 158pp.[PB1613]





 
Wheeler, Dealer!

Signet 451 Y6646. An Al Wheeler story.

VG paperback
$25 A/A
Signet 1975 stated first edition, 159pp.[PB1615]





 
Remember Maybelle?

Signet 451 Y6995. A Larry Baker story.

VG paperback.
$20 A/A
Signet 1976 stated first edition, 141pp.[PB1616]





 
True Son of the Beast!

Signet 451 Y8050. An Al Wheeler story.

VG paperback, small bookseller stamp to first page and closed top edge.
$25 A/A
Signet 1970 stated first edition, 136pp.[PB1617]





 
The Streaked-Blond Slave

Signet 451 Y7975. A Rick Holman story.

VG paperback, small bookseller stamp to first page and closed top edge. There is a black marker price to cover, which is hard to see as it blends in with the cover design.
$20 A/A
Signet 1969 stated first edition, but number line [3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11], 140pp. [PB1618]





 
The Dream is Deadly

Signet T5272. A Danny Boyd story.

VG- paperback rubbing to spine and book store stamp to first page and closed top edge.
marker price to cover.
$20 A/A
Signet 1960, 128pp.[PB1620]





 
The Hang-Up Kid

Signet 451 Y7750. A Rick Holman story.

VG paperback
$20 A/A
Signet 1970 stated first edition, but number line [3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11], 137pp.[PB1621]





 
Until Temptation Do Us Part

Signet 451 Y6840. An Al Wheeler story.

VG- paperback with light cover crease and small bookseller stamp to first page and closed top edge.
$20 A/A
Signet 1967 stated first edition, but number line [3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11], 159pp.[PB1622]





BROWN Carter   Until Temptation Do Us Part Al Wheeler
G creased cover crossed twice with red pen $10 A/A Signet D3122 1967 first US paperback edition, 128pp [PB906 ]

 
The Plush-Lined Coffin

Signet 451 Y6904. An Al Wheeler story.

VG- paperback, bookseller stamp to first page, and small marker price to cover.
$20 A/A
Signet 1967 stated first edition, but number line [3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11], 160pp.[PB1623]





BROWN Carter   The Plush-Lined Coffin Al Wheeler
G+ $15 A/A Signet D3289 1967 first US paperback edition, 125pp [PB907 ]

BROWN Carter  The Temptress
G $10 A/A Horwitz 1962 second release [HOMEBASE#1656]

BROWN Carter  The Phantom Lady Carter Brown Rick Holman mystery
VG $10 A/A Belmont Tower 1980 first US paperback, 139pp. ISBN 0505515164150 [PB443 ]

BROWN Carter  The Wind-Up Doll Rick Holman
G marker price to cover, tiny pen doodle, small chip to edge $10 A/A Horwitz 1965 [IE 48] second edition paperback, 128pp "Did you hear about the murderous wind-up doll? Rick Holman found it was no joke when the spring snapped..."[PB908 ]


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