This is the place to showcase my book collection of primarily of Nick Carter and Carter Brown books. I started collecting with these two authors back in 1980 while on a fishing trip with my father and grandfather to Northern Minnesota.
Today is anther stop in the 2014 USA Fiction Challenge. The goal is to stop on every state and showcase a title from that state. It looks like I will not be wrapping this up this year, but hope to come close. The next stop is our smallest state of Rhode Island. And also called State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
The Witches of Eastwick
by John Updike
The story, set in the fictional Rhode Island
town of Eastwick in the late 1960s It follows the witches Alexandra
Spofford, Jane Smart, and Sukie Rougemont, who have acquired their powers
after leaving or being left by their husbands. Their coven
is upset by the arrival of a devil-like character, Daryl Van Horne. This
mysterious Daryl seduces each of the women, encouraging them to play
with their powers and creating a scandal in the town.
Written by John Updike (1932-2009)
ISBN 394 53760
In 1987 the novel was adapted into a film starring Jack Nicholson as Darryl, Cher as Alexandra, Susan Sarandon as Jane, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Sukie
It looked like a plain brown package, but what it contained was more explosive than a bomb. Either someone had a bizarre sense of humor, or they just liked to send Paul Donavan, international playboy and meddler in revolutions, the gruesomely grimacing heads of hired terrorists. But Paul was not going to sit around waiting for the next shipment of corpses. Especially when a wealthy brunette beauty volunteered to help him dispose of the terrorists, heads and all. So Donavan, along with two buxom babes and a well trained muscle man, decided to pay the kingpin of killers a surprise visit. be he didn't know who the real kingpin was. And if he did not find out fast, Paul could really lose his head....!
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)
Horwitz Group Books Pty Ltd
He could have quit when he met the sleep walker stripper.
Now it was too late.
He was wanted for murder!
It was sucker bait and he took it!
Floyd Jackson, private investigator and sometime blackmailer, was out of a license and out of dough. So, when he was offered ten crisp hundred dollar bills, he decided to take them. Even though the assignment was robbery. All he had to do was get past some man hungry dogs, break into a millionaire's castle and steal a gold compact. Jackson was smart enough to know it was a phoney proposition. But he didn't figure he'd run into a murder that could be pinned on him.
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)
Jarrolds Publishers Ltd.
Simon & Shuster Inc
ISBN 671 75716
The next stop on our journey to visit each and every state is the Garden State or New Jersey.
by Kate Gallison
The year was 1977, when everybody smoked in the office, nobody earned a
living wage, bosses called their clerks "my girls", and any idiot could
get a job with the State of New Jersey. Onto this scene came
down at heel Trenton divorce detective Nick Magaracz. Nick is looking for nine
thousand dollars in stolen welfare checks and solving this case looked like
a lead-pipe cinch, until the bodies began to fall.
Written by Kathleen Gallison Dunn (1939- )
Little Brown and Company ISBN 316 30288 April 1986
Police Lt Al Wheeler is out to stop the curvy blonde movie queen being cast in a fatal part. She is Hollywood's hottest property but somebody's cast her as a cold corpse.
Barye Phillips Cover
Stand in for Death
flaxen haired blonde was very beautiful and very naked, except for the
knife she wore in her back. She made a honey of a corpse even though she
was the wrong girl for the part. And when the killer discovered the
mistake and realized the scene needed to be shot again. California cop
Al Wheeler was already on the killer's trail, ready to ring down the
curtain on this lethal killer before the killer made some other beauty
take her final bow.
Murder in the Cast
The husband: He's a philandering mate, a ham actor, a handsome heel.
The husband's mistress: She's a volcanic brunette in the suggestion of a bikini.
The would be producer: He;s a small man with big, big plans.
The wealthy financier: He was devoted his life to the mad pursuit of money.
of these four people had his or her own special reason for wanting to
see Judy Manner dead. One of them tried once and will try again, in his
or her own sweet time. In this fast paced scorcher, Police Lieutenant Al
Wheeler plans a murder to catch a murderer.
Not of any particular
Miss Callaghan, but of the hundreds of Miss Callaghans who have disappeared
from their homes suddenly and mysteriously and are seen no more by those
who knew and loved them. This is also the story of Raven, who played
with clockwork trains, the leader of the White Slave Ring in East St.
Louis, who was responsible for the keeping to full strength the army of
women for the service of men.
Written by René Lodge Brabazon Raymond (1906-1985)
James Bond investigates gold smuggling by gold magnate Auric Goldfinger and the eventual uncovering of Goldfinger's plans to attack the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox.
Sean Connery as James Bond Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore Gert Fröbe as Auric Goldfinger Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson Harold Sakata as Oddjob Tania Mallet as Tilly Masterson Bernard Lee as M Cec Linder as Felix Leiter Martin Benson as Mr. Solo Desmond Llewelyn as Q Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
Somewhere in the tumultuous streets of Singapore, two agents have been cornered by the cities most notorious hit men. and it's up th Nick Carter and his action hungry partner, a luscious CIA bombshell, to get them out alive. But AXE Agent N3 takes on more than he bargained for fighting Fat Chen, leader of the deadliest espionage drug ring in the East. Chen's got high tech weapon power at his command, and Quang, a Soviet pawn, at his side. The ultimate test stands before Nick. Can he infiltrate Chen's deadly circle, and survive a living hell?
Written by Jack Garside (1924- )
Berkley Publishing Group
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.