Monday, August 5, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013 The Letter R

The Crime Fiction Alphabet keeps rolling along. We are currently in week 18 with the letter R. 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: R is for Remember Maybelle?

Who's got those naughty photos?
The sexpot?
The blackmailer?
Or the murderer?

Rick Holman's got to find out, even if it kills him...!

Bullets, bodies, and blackmail
was the script that gave private eye Rick Holman a starring role in a Hollywood caper which set pistols and shutters clicking. Of course, Rick should have known better than to accept the job when his movie making client offered him a buxom and very willing brunette, just to sweeten the deal. And he should have called it quits the moment that other well-stacked babe showed up, with love in her eyes and nothing but murder and money on her mind. But Rick was determined to play his part to the end. At least, until he discovered the last scene finished a big finale. A real show stopper were Rick Holman would smile innocently at the camera while some big, bad thug filled him full of real live lead...!

Various Covers

Paris France

Malmo Sweden

Ullstein Bucher 
Frankfurt Germany

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

copyright 1976 by
Horwitz  Group Books Pty Ltd
Hong Kong B.C.C.

New American Library
Signet Books
in association with Horwitz Publications
ISBN 451 Y6995 
May 1976

Even though this title was in association with Horwitz, it was never published in Australia.
The last cover was used on a Mike Shayne story.

This title was originally published on May 18, 2012
Remember Maybelle?


  1. Ah, yes, Scott - The lure of Hollywood....

  2. Fascinating covers, and the premise of the novel sounds interesting.

  3. Loved the covers! Interesting!!

    Here is my CFA--R post!