Monday, June 10, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter J

We are rolling along in the Crime Fiction Alphabet for 2013 meme. Currently we are a third of the way through with the Letter J. Kerry's Blog is kind enough to sponsor this community meme each and every week. 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: J is for The Jade-Eyed Jungle/ The Jade-Eyed Jinx

Robert McGinnis Cover
  She was a sex kitten in the Hollywood jungle until murder threaten to wreck her career.
And a movie magnate hired Rick Holman to keep his private laws.
Horwitz First Edition
 The script called for a kiss........of death!

A sexy redhead from Rome was headed for stardom. 

Nothing could stop her......but a bullet.

Horwitz Second Edition
  Curvaceous movie starlet Carola Russo has trouble staying inside her bikini. And she finds it equally difficult to keep her hands off her leading man. When the two run off to a hideaway in the Hollywood hills, movie trouble shooter Rick Holman lands the job of keeping the item out of the papers. Then someone starts pumping bullets into the stars' loves nest and Rick finds he has been hired to cover up a torrid scandal that has all the makings of a red hot murder!

Various Other Covers
US Second Edition 1972

Finland 1964

France 1978

Germany 1965

Japan 1964

Sweden 1964
 Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)
Horwitz Publications
as The Jade-Eyed Jinx
Numbered Series  #112 (1963)
International Edition Series #45 (1964)
New American Library
Signet Books
G2355 (September 1963)
T5167 (1972)

This title appeared is a slightly different form in August 2011


  1. Scott - I like the way you can see how time's changed in the different covers here. And that term - 'jade -eyed' -very effective.

  2. I like the title too. The Robert McGinnis cover is my favorite, but both of the Horwitz covers are also nice.