Sunday, July 14, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter O

We are chugging, like a really fast moving train, along in the Crime Fiction Alphabet for 2013 meme. This week we are up to the Letter O. 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: O is for Only The Very Rich

Private eye Danny Boyd likes his women wealthy and willing.
But the price tag on this one was $M-U-R-D-E-R!

Robert McGinnis Cover
  Even the poor can afford murder
But only the very rich can do it in style

 When the love rites of the very rich are interrupted by a corpse impaled on a tree, a forty million dollar widow hires Danny Boyd to clean up the mess, or shove it out of sight. But a missing fortune in jewels complicate matters. Especially when Danny finds that the widow only wore them in bed! The plot explodes at an English country manor during a weekend of sex and sadism that climaxes with MURDER!

Other Publisher Covers
Ullstein Bucher
Robert McGinnis Cover


Robert McGinnis Cover
  Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)
Horwitz Publications Inc
Numbered Series #146 1969

New American Library
Signet Books
P3842 April 1969
Y7464 1977

This title originally posted in a slightly different format

From October 2010
Only The Very Rich


  1. Scott - It's interesting how different the Russian cover is from the rest. The same's true of the cover second from the top.

  2. I wish paperbacks were still 50 cents and still had such great covers. Nice Robert McGinnis cover at the top. And the third one too.

  3. I would never guess from the covers they contain the same book.