Monday, April 22, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter C

I am back this year with the community meme Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013 from Kerry's Blog. The posts must be related to either the first letter of a book's title, the first letter of an author's first name, or the first letter of the author's surname, or even maybe a crime fiction "topic". But above all, it has to be crime fiction. This time around I will be doing a post on a Carter Brown title for each letter of the alphabet.

Carter Brown: C is for Catch Me A Phoenix!

Robert McGinnis Cover

When the breathtaking blonde with breathtaking ideas was sent to London to buy antiques, she took Danny Boyd along for protection. That was fine with Danny, until hot loot led him into double trouble that was almost too hot to handle....

How a tawny-eyed blonde...
A sizzling brunette....
A pair of priceless antiques....
Add up to murder.....

When Danny Boyd met a London bombshell who freewheeled a juggernaut through the quiet English countryside, he throught, "They don't speak Englsih in England!" She talked about ponces and birds, and skivvies, and layabouts, whatever they were! But then the hell-raking sensation took off her shiny leather skirt, she took off her black sweater, she stood there in her glistening black boots and black garters, and Danny, jet propelled, crashed through the language barrier!

It came to London via Bill Donavan. He invited a small select group to bid for it. They had nothing in common, except a seven figure bank account and the lust for the treasure. And they will stop at nothing to get it, well almost anything!

Various Other Covers

Tallinn Estonia (1994)

Antwerp Belgium (1982)

Finland (1967)

France (1966)

Germany (1967)
  Horwitz Publications
Numbered Series #124 1965
International Edition Series # 76 1972 
Horwitz/Signet Double Edition #4 1979

New American Library
Signet Books
D2637 February 1965
Q5910 1974
Horwitz/Signet Double Edition E8825 August 1979

New English Library
Four Square Books
#1416 January 1966
This title was originally posted on April 25, 2011
Catch Me A Phoenix!


  1. Scott - I always think these covers are such interesting reflections of the times and cultures. And it's interesting that some feature the brunette and some the blonde...

  2. Hola Scott ¿Cómo estás?

    Quería contarte por si no lo sabias que en YouTube hay un video promocional de la hermosa y amada espía Baby, el personaje más famoso del escritor Lou Carrigan. Te dejo el link por si quieres verlo y espero que lo disfrutes:

    Otra cosa, en Bolsi & Pulp pronto estaremos de cumpleaños y para celebrarlo estamos haciendo una encuesta para publicar una novela de Curtis Garland como regalo cumpleañero, hay tres aventuras de distintos géneros para que elijas tu favorita y votes, acá te dejo el link:

    ¡Un abrazo enorme!

    Atte: ODISEO…Legendario Guerrero Arcano.

  3. Ok, this time the Robert McGinnis cover is my favorite, although the foreign language translations are interesting too.