Monday, July 29, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter Q

The Crime Fiction Alphabet keeps rolling along. We are currently in week 17 with the letter Q. Kerrie over at her blog Mysteries in Paradise is kind enough to host this community meme. The rules a quite simple. By Friday of each week participants write a blog post about crime fiction related to the letter of the week. The post 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: Q is for

Wait there is no Carter Brown title starting with the Letter Q

So the next best thing, similar author and a real title starting with the Letter Q.

Nick Carter: Q is for The Q-Man

A technical genius plots to devastate the U.S continent!
George Gross Cover
When Nick Carter flew over San Diego all he could see was a dense cloud of brick dust. The city was virtually gone. Next stop was Los Angeles, as the quake worked its way up the fault line. And the devastation was man-made! The only suspects both deny that the quakes could be technologically induced. But AXE records prove that either one had the skill and the equipment to be the Q-Man. Nick has to find out who it is before the continent is utterly destroyed!

Printing History
Written by John Stevenson

Grosset & Dunlap Company
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
Charter Books
ISBN 441 69656 
March 1981
This title was originally published in November 2011
The Q Man by John Stevenson


  1. Oh, sounds like a real thriller, Scott. live only about 60km from San Diego, so I don't think I'd want that kind of destruction that close...

  2. A man made earthquake. Now that is interesting and scary. I am fearful of just the naturally occurring kind. (Also being along the California coast.)