Monday, September 2, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter V: Part I

The Crime Fiction Alphabet keeps rolling along in the home stretch with a few more weeks until the end. We are currently in week 22 with the letter V. 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: V is for The Velvet Vixen
(The Vixen)

Grant Roberts Cover

 There had been to many men in her life.
And most of them wanted her dead.
So did two women.

Robert McGinnis Cover
 A real hot number turns a up a cold corpse and Lieutenant Al Wheeler zeroes in on a garment trade racket only to get tagged for murder.

Grant Roberts Cover
  Too many girls can be  too much of a good thing, especially  when the redhead is a liar, the brunette is frigid, and the blonde is dead. So dead that someone had doped, strangled, and killer her just to make sure. Fast-talking, Al Wheeler, tangles with a bedlam of babes, a garment-trade crime king, a malevolent millionaire, and an efficient murderer who deals in death at a discount.

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

Horwitz Publications, Inc.
as The Vixen
Numbered Series #119 (July 1964)
International Edition Series #50 (May 1966)

Bolinda Publishing
Audio Book
New American Library
Signet Books
G2500 June 1964
T5472 1973

Other Covers From Around The World 


1965, 1976

This title was originally posted in June 2011 in a slightly different format.
The Vixen 


  1. Scott - I know it doesn't feature a blonde, but I like the Signet cover.

  2. Nice covers for this title. And more to come?