Friday, September 13, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter W: Part Three

 The Crime Fiction Alphabet keeps rolling along in the home stretch with just four weeks left. We are currently in week 23 with the letter W. 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: W is for Where Did Charity Go?

Minsk 1996
 A Hollywood harridan and her soused spouse typecast Rick Holman in a flick with a fatal finale!
Robert McGinnis Cover
  Rick Holman knew Claudia was also the leading lady who wrecked Earl Raymond's rocky marriage and rang the curtain down on his dying career. Hollywood's most sensational divorce ended in an enormous monetary settlement for Raymond's daughter, Charity. But before the funds could be paid, Charity was kidnapped, or so Raymond claimed. Rick's one hot lead quickly turned cold, dead cold! But the clues multiplied and suddenly they all pointed to a sordid solution. Someone would go to lethal lengths to keep the cash from going to Charity.

Horwitz 1971

Denmark 1972
 Printing History
 Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

Horwitz Publications, Inc
Numbered Series #156 September 1971
ISBN 7255 0135

New American Library
Signet Books
T4455 December 1970

This title was originally published on  June 23, 2011 in a sightly different format.
Where Did Charity Go? 


  1. Such an interesting variety of covers here, Scott. I actually kind of like the Denmark 1972 cover. There's something attention-getting about it...

  2. Story sounds interesting AND some neat covers.