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 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.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars.

 
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.
$25 C/B
MacMillan 1983 first edition hardcover, 109pp+ colour plates. [#2904 carter brown, biography ]





 
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 crime, thriller, carter brown]





 
The Desired

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

G+ paperback, rubbed joints, reading crease, small pen X to first page
$10 A/A
Horwitz 1962, 128pp.[PB1535]





BROWN Carter  The Desired Al Wheeler story
G rubbed and worn wrappers, sunned spine $5 A/A Horwitz [IE 68] 1970 reprint paperback, 126pp+ adverts. ISBN 0725500875 [PB# 531 crime mystery]

 
The Lover

Horwitz IE60 . An Al Wheeler story. Third edition.

G+ paperback with mild handling wear and cover crease.
$5 A/A
Horwitz 1969, 1285pp. [PB1536]



 
Murder is a Package Deal

Signet G2530 first release. A Rick Holman story. First edition.

G paperback with handling wear and soiling to covers, light crease and split at tail of spine.
$5 A/A
Signet Books September 1964 first thus edition, 125pp. [PB1537 ]



 
The Passionate Pagan

Horwitz No. 106. A Danny Boyd thriller. First edition.

VG- paperback with light handling wear and soiling to covers.
$15 A/A
Horwitz 1963 first edition, 125pp. [PB1538 ]



 
The Scarlet Flush

Horwitz No. 113. First edition.
"Gambler Mick Farrell held a full hand until he met a dame who dealt a very special brand of death."

G+ paperback small pen price to cover, spine roll, edge wear.
$10 A/A
Horwitz 1963 first edition, 129pp. [PB1539 ]



 
Charlie Sent Me!

Horwitz IE 46. A Larry Baker story. Second edition.

G+ paperback, rubbed joints, light creasing to edges, browned closed edges
$10 A/A
Horwitz 1965, 130pp.[PB825 crime, thriller, carter brown]





 
Charlie Sent Me!

Horwitz IE 46. A Larry Baker story. Second edition.

G+ paperback, VG- rubbed joints, spine roll
$10 A/A
Horwitz 1965, 130pp.[PB828 crime, thriller, carter brown]





 
The Passionate

Horwitz IE 8. An Al Wheeler story. Second edition.

VG- paperback, reading crease to spine, short split tail of upper joint
$30 A/A
Horwitz 1961, 127pp.[PB829 crime, thriller, carter brown]





 
The Brazen

Horwitz IE 20. Al Wheeler story. Second edition

G+ paperback lightly creased cover, spine roll, spotted closed edges, opens flat
$10 A/A
Horwitz 1962, 130pp.[PB830 crime, thriller, carter brown]





 
The Bombshell

Signet D3097. An Al Wheeler story.

G paperback, lightly creased / crazed cover, small pen tick to shoulder of cover girl, spine roll, name and stamp to first page, closed edge dye has bled
$5 A/A
Signet (1967) third printing, 125pp.[PB831 crime, thriller, carter brown]





 
The Bump and Grind Murders

Horwitz No. 121. Mavis Siedlitz detective...turns stripper to catch a killer.

G+ paperback, light reading crease to cover spine, split to tail, old damp stain to inside covers and facing page
$5 A/A
Horwitz International 1975 reprint, 128pp. [PB832 crime, thriller, carter brown]





 
The Murderer Among Us!

Horwitz No 104 A Rick Holman story. First edition.

G paperback, lightly rubbed cover, spine roll, reading crease to spine, bottom corner of cover torn off, internally clean
$20 A/A
Horwitz 1962, 130pp.[PB1540]





 
Donavan's Delight

Belmont Tower 51382. Photo cover.

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





 
Swan Song for a Siren + Harem Homicide

Horwitz Collector's Series Vol 1 No 16. Second edition.Two-in-one.

G paperback, tear to edge of cover, splits to tail of rubbed joints, edge wear, covers pulling from text block, paper age browned with minor spotting
$30 A/A
Horwitz 1958, 176pp.+ adverts. [PB836 crime, thriller, carter brown]





BROWN Carter  Curves for a Coroner digest size "Lovely" mystery
G+ reading crease to spine and corners, aged paper stock some dog-earring $30 B/A Horwitz 1955 stapled wrappers, 98pp [# 1393 crime mystery thriller ]

BROWN Carter  The Million Dollar Babe
G+ $12 A/A Horwitz 1963 reprint. "Her name was babe and her heart belonged to Daddy- any Daddy with the cool ,long green. 'Ten days from now you can own a half share in a million dollars- and me' she said. And professional gambler Mike Farrel knew that any guy would be crazy to refuse her offer..." [HOMEBASE#559]

BROWN Carter  The Temptress
G $5 A/A Horwitz 1962 second release [HOMEBASE#1656]

BROWN Carter  The Dance of Death
VG first page detaching (blurb) rubbed to edges $12 A/A Horwitz 1966 second edition [#2194]

BROWN Carter  The Dance of Death
G soiled wrappers $10 A/A Horwitz 1966 second edition paperback, 124pp [PB# 353 crime]

BROWN Carter  Burden of Guilt Al Wheeler story
G+ pen price to cover, bookseller stamps to first page, light cover wear, spine leans $8 A/A Horwitz (152) 1971 first edition paperback,127pp ISBN 072550076X [PB# 395 crime]

BROWN Carter  The Phantom Lady Carter Brown Rick Holman mystery
VG $8 A/A Belmont Tower 1980 first US paperback, 139pp. ISBN 0505515164150 [PB# 443 crime]

BROWN Carter  Lover, Don't Come Back!
G+ bookseller stamp to inside cover, light foxing to closed edges, tiny pen price at top of front cover, minor tape residue at head of spine $4 A/A Horwitz 1967 second edition paperback,125pp [PB# 492 crime]

BROWN Carter  Death of a Doll
G+ bookseller stamps to first page, creased cover, small name to inside rear cover $6 A/A Horwitz 1962 second edition paperback,128pp [PB# 493 crime]

BROWN Carter  Hellcat Al Wheeler story
G+ creased cover, minor water marking to closed edges $7 A/A Horwitz [99] 1962 first edition paperback, 128pp. [PB# 519 crime mystery]

BROWN Carter  Walk Softly Witch Horwitz IE 7
G joints rubbed, tail chipped, aged paper stock with some foxing, glue perishing, soiled rear wrapper $10 A/A Horwitz 1961 second edition paperback, 121pp Al Wheeler [PB# 824 crime thriller mystery]

BROWN Carter   Until Temptation Do Us Part Al Wheeler
G creased cover crossed twice with red pen $5 A/A Signet D3122 1967 first US paperback edition, 128pp [PB# 906 carter brown crime thriller ]

BROWN Carter   The Plush-Lined Coffin Al Wheeler
G+ $15 A/A Signet D3289 1967 first US paperback edition, 125pp [PB# 907 carter brown crime thriller ]

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..."[PB# 908 carter brown crime thriller]

BROWN Carter  The Brazen Horwitz No 88
G label lift to top corner of cover, spine roll, taped heel $20 A/A Horwitz 1960 first edition paperback, 130pp. Al Wheeler [PB# 909 crime mystery]

BROWN Carter  The Dance of Death
G covers well rubbed to edges with some chipping to spine ends, small nick to fore edge, glue perishing and paper browning $10 A/A Horwitz undated first edition paperback 124pp [PB# 911 crime mystery]

BROWN Carter   The Two-timing Blonde + Honey, Here's your Hearse Carter Brown Collector's Series Vol 1 No 4
Fair, reading crease to covers and spine, splitting at ends of joints, glue perished and pages starting to detach from covers $45 A/B Horwitz 1957 second edition, paperback. [PB#1165 crime]


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