This is the place to showcase my book collection of primarily of Nick Carter and Carter Brown books. I started collecting with these two authors back in 1980 while on a fishing trip with my father and grandfather to Northern Minnesota.
Alaska is the place for our visit in the 2014 USA Fiction Challenge.
Birds Of Prey by J. A. Jance
A J.P. Beaumont Mystery
After 20 years in the Seattle Police Department, J.P. Beaumont has been
put out to pasture. The hero of 14 J.A. Jance mystery novels has called
it quits after the murder of his partner. But if Beau is out to
pasture, what is he doing out at sea? Beau is on the Starfire Breeze, an Alaskan cruise ship, for one reason and one reason only, to serve as his newlywed grandmother's chaperon. He's also getting mistaken for a gold-digging gigolo by a band of
middle-aged divorcées, led by one Margaret Featherman, who carries a grudge against her ex-husband, successful
neurosurgeon Harrison Featherman. Is it just a coincidence that Margaret and Harrison are on the same cruise ship? Or that
Margaret is doing her best to seduce one of her husband's patients, who
in turn has a crush on the good doctor's daughter? But the biggest potential coincidence of all is a horrific one, when
Margaret is pushed overboard into the icy Alaskan waters. The only
witness to the murder is an Alzheimer's victim. But when Beau starts poking around he discovers that Harrison was himself the target of a
conservative medical ethics group with a deadly agenda. As the ship
moves slowly amidst the icebergs, Beau finds out that there's a lot
hidden under these particular waters.
Written by Judith Ann Jance (1944- )
William Morrow and Company, Inc
copyright March 2001
Based on a true story and focuses on a female prison inmate
who fights for women's rights while still in jail
Lynn Schaffer is a loving mother and wife. She gets arrested for a crime
she did not realize she had committed and does not take the arrest
seriously at first. Viewing herself as innocent, she goes against the
advice of her lawyer to take a plea-bargain. Instead she opts for a
trial, coming as a complete surprise to her, she is convicted and receives
the maximum sentence of 10 years, is sent to a women's prison. She leaves behind her husband Larry and daughter Carey. While in prison, she has
difficulty adjusting to not having any privacy and having to deal with
drug addicts and prostitutes. But soon finds out that the prison is
corrupt, with Sergeant Ed Crang and other prison guards often sexually
Stephanie Zimbalist (1956-) as Lynn Schaffer Finola Hughes (1959-) as Angie Gary Frank (1950-) as Larry Schaffer Rusty Schwimmer (1962-)as Carla Dan Lauria (1947-) as Sergeant Ed Crang Kimberly Russell as Frannie Stephanie Sawyer as Carey Schaffer
Directed by Fred Gerber
Gary Frank appears in three episodes in the TV series Remington Steele
So to start ourselves off with the state of Alabama.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
I read this book in high school and also saw the film some years ago.
Tomboy Scout Finch comes of age in a small Alabama town during a crisis
in 1935. She admires her father Atticus, how he deals with issues of
racism, injustice, intolerance and bigotry, his courage and his love.
The place is Maycomb, Alabama. The finalist for the Most Boring Town in
America. Few people move in, fewer move out, so it's just the same
families doing the same things for generation after generation. Families like the
Finches: Scout, her brother Jem, and their father Atticus. Every summer
Scout and Jem are joined by Dill Harris, who shares their obsession
with the local haunted house, the Radley Place, and the boogeyman who
lives there, Boo Radley.
Written by Nelle Harper Lee (1926-)
J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1960
Movie Version (1962)
Directed by Robert Mulligan (1925-2008)
Gregory Peck (1916-2003) as Atticus Finch
Mary Badham (1952-) as Jean Louise "Scout" Finch
Phillip Alford (1948-)as Jeremy Atticus "Jem" Finch
Robert Duvall (1931-) as Arthur "Boo" Radley
A story of a cop shoved off the force for being set up years ago,
brought back once a bizarre series of gangland slayings has started.
Gill Burke is the framed cop pulled back into action to figure out the
mess. The killings grow more bizarre and it seems that different people
are committing them, even though the were all top-echelon mobsters. This
causes friction within the mob itself with everyone thinking that one
of their own is behind the operation. Four of them are introduced with, each with his own agenda, including Papa Menes, an old-time mob
guy who thinks he has it figured out, and Marc Selby, an up-and-comer
who has his own theories and is relishing in them. The other two are
more of the enforcer types who meet an end that one would not wish on anyone.
Be forewarned: There is a lot of killing that will make everyone cringe. It’s told so graphically as one should get the shivers just
thinking about it. While all this is going on, Burke is reinvestigating the case for which
he was framed. It seems there is a connection between it all.
A Quiet Seaside Village Hides a Soviet Blueprint For Destruction!
George Gross Cover
An AXE agent has been killed in Scotland, blasted off a cliff in a small seaside village. Rumors of Russian activities in the community have reached the ears of Nick Carter "Killmaster." And someone's going to pay for it, in blood. It's a dirty job, even for Agent N3. The Soviets mean business. They're gathering forces in the deadliest of power plays. A fleet of nuclear armed mini-subs. And soon they will bring the West to its knees.
Nick Carter "Killmaster's" mission: Infiltrate and destroy!
Written by Jack Garside
Berkley Publishing Group
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
Charting the rise of sleazy pulp fiction and questionable nonfiction, from the 1940's onwards. Hip Pocket Sleaze examines the erotic and enduringly shocking works of an era when print was both king and kinky. Publishing houses such as New English Library (UK), Horwitz (Australia) and Greenleaf (US) could barely meet the demand of a public bent on skinheads, witchcraft, giant crabs, Nazis, and smut of every shape and form.
With her stems she expected orchids...then came the "personal delivery".....
Rebecca was a magician and someone had plans for her to do the disappearing act. She asked Bill Cameron to protect her. Brother, when Bill met her sister he needed some protection himself. Bill had to get away from her before the curvacious magician went up in smoke. So there Bill was in a house of screwballs trying to find out just who had ordered the coffin.
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)
Horwitz Publications Inc.
Novel Series April 1954
Second Collectors' Series Volume 1 #10 1957
w/Perfumed Poison and Goodknife Sweetheart
Numbered Series #41 June 1957
Reprint By Demand Series #20 May 1960
En krans til Rebecca (Winther 1965, 1979, Denmark) En Krans At Rebecca (Wennerberg 1965, Sweden) Le glas pour Rebecca (Gallimard 1974, France) Kalma Kolkuttaa (Valpas-Mainos 1963, Finland)
GoldenEye (1995) is the 17th James Bond Spy film. Pierce Brosnan stars as the fictional MI6 spy Jame Bond. Martin Campbell directed and was the first film in the series not to take story elements from the works of novelist ian Fleming. In the film Bond fights to
prevent an arms syndicate from using the GoldenEye satellite weapon
against London in order to cause a global financial meltdown.
Back when I was living in Denver Colorado (before moving off to college), the main airport was Stapleton International Airport from 1929 until 1995. I remember flying for the first time out of Stapleton on Continental Airlines bound for St Louis. Now this is the only standing reminder. Denver International Airport (DIA) took over from Stapleton.
June 1931 photo of Amelia Earhart & Frederick Bonfils
A 1944 aerial view
of B-17 bombers parked behind the
British Airways Concorde taxiing in December 1978
On February 27,
1995, the last commercial flight left Stapleton. A Continental
Airlines flight to London Gatwick. Later that evening Stapleton was closed and a massive
convoy of all the airport vehicles headed for the
new Denver International Airport, which opened the following morning.
Decimated in a deadly run of treachery and deceit, the United States is united no longer. But out of a war blackened landscape emerges the brilliant ace fighter pilot Hawk Hunter, a lone warrior on the bloody road of retribution, battling to keep the spirit of America alive in the hearts of his countrymen. While the rebirth of freedom has come to most of the American continent, much of the western lands remain under the savage control of the Knights of the Twisted Cross, a power hungry neo-Nazi army with plans to carve out a piece of the once proud nation for themselves. The answer to this threat to freedom, a Supertrain, literally miles long, carrying troops, artillery and missiles, to slash through and reclaim the occupied territory. Guarding the skies above the Supertrain is Hawk Hunter, who has traded in his sleek F-16 for a souped up Harrier jump jet. But as the Supertrain thunders across western plains and deserts, Hawk Hunter can see that resistance from the fanatical neo-Nazi grows stronger. And as the train hurtles toward the yawning abyss of the Grand Canyon, Hunter suddenly knows that an American Armageddon is about to unfold on a parched and arid battlefield that will soon run red with blood!
A summit of world leaders could bring lasting peace to the Middle East. And it's Nick Carter's mission to insure the safety of the participants. But Ja'il Rahman, a deadly assassin for a radical PLO spinster group, has pledged a bloody campaign of terror. He's set his cross hairs on the gathering heads of state in a violent conspiracy that stretches from Jordon to Luxembourg. War is one bullet away as Nick unravels an international web of lethal intrigue, Soon it's Nick Carter "Killmaster" against a murderous fanatic in the center of a terrorist blood storm.........
Written by Jack Canon
Berkley Publishing Group
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
Private investigator Irwin Blye reveals the secrets that made him a
legend. Step-by-step, he shows how he gathers his information, from
all-night stakeouts to getting confidential data from government
agencies and private corporations.