Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter H

We are rolling along in the Crime Fiction Alphabet for 2013 meme. Currently we are a third of the way through with the Letter H. Kerry's Blog is kind enough to sponsor this community meme. The rules are very simple:  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 featuring a Carter Brown title for each letter of the alphabet.

 Carter Brown: H is for the Hellcat

Grant Roberts Cover
Al Wheeler tangles with a fiery redhead who has a flaming temper.
A sex kitten who can claw as she caresses, kiss.....as she kills.

Robert McGinnis Cover
Robert McGinnis Cover
 The very handsome head of a young man preserved in a glass jar. A family estate with its own private mausoleum. An entire valley hiding a fiendish crime committed five years ago. A syndicate executioner who carries out his deadly work in total darkness. This is the most ghoulish case Al Wheeler has ever handled. But it id also the most enticing. Because right in the middle, and  the very key to the crime, is a scintillating redhead with a very special talent.....for seduction.

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

Horwitz Publications
Numbered Series #99 (June 1962)
International Edition Series #36 (October 1963)
Double Edition Series #14A (1982)
w/The Dumdum Murder

New American Library
Signet Books
S2122 (May 1962)
D3533 (1969)
Double Carter Brown Edition
AE1873 (November 1982)


 This title was originally posted in October 2011.


  1. Scott - Why am I not surprised that it's a redhead who has the temper *sigh*...

  2. Scott, Robert McGinnis sure did a lot of Carter Brown covers. I like those covers and the one at the top.

  3. This was my first Carter Brown novel and I am hooked. A fun and engaging read. My copy has the McGinniss white background cover. Even after over 50 years, that cover captured my attention and persuaded me to buy the book. Fortunately, it was a case where the book more than lived up to its cover!