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.
Ray Felton did not want to go back to work but he could not let a woman be set upon by two guys and when he heard why she was attacked, he was determined to see it through. How often is a man given a chance to bring down a crime kingpin and former traitor.
While to some the murdered wife of an Army captain was the perfect spouse, but to others she was the next Mata Hari. Giff Speer is told to find out who she really was and why someone needed her dead.
The nymphomaniac wife of an army officer is found murdered in her own
bed. Three months later, the case remains unsolved and all the leads
seemed to have dried up. Sergeant Giff Spear of the Military Police is called in to solve the deadly dilemma of the beautiful war bride who was more dangerous dead than she was alive.
Simon Templar finds himself up to his halo in murder, mayhem, and
intrigue in Seattle, Washington. It is, in
some ways, a sequel to The Saint in New York, as the little girl whom he
rescued in that story reappears here as an adult enlisting his aid to
stop a predatory pedophile preying on Seattle's homeless street kids. He
is also approached to find the Treasure of Dolores Costello, a treasure
about which the Saint is already well informed. The Saint is back full throttle
with old friends making surprise appearances.
The Saint uncovers a Nazi Spy Ring operating out of Florida.
One of Patricia Holm's friends sends an invitation for Patricia and her friend, Simon Templar to visit Miami. Upon arrival, however, The Saint and Patricia discover Pat's friend and her husband are nowhere to be found. They take up residence in the friend's house. A few days later, a tanker
explodes off the Florida coast and Simon discovers the dead
body of a sailor washed up on shore. Attached to the wrist of the body
is a lifebelt from the British submarine H.M.S. Triton. Simon suspects a link between the disappearance of Patricia's friends, the explosion, and a millionaire yachtsman
named Randolph March. March's yacht is moored not far from the
explosion, and Templar launch the investigation by climbing
aboard the yacht, leaving the sailor's corpse in a stateroom for the
police to find, and challenging March to give up his secrets.
The Saint is enjoying a pleasure cruise along the French coast aboard his yacht, the Corsair, when he is awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of gunfire and shouting from another vessel anchored nearby. A group of men pursuing a young woman who is swimming frantically away
from the other ship. Simon Templar rescues the woman who identifies herself as Loretta Page, a private detective, who is investigating the mysterious disappearance of sunken treasure from the Atlantic.
The first "bestseller" of the Simon Templar series, and was the book
that established Charteris as a literary celebrity in both America and
Britain. Due to the book's popularity, it became the first Simon Templar
story to be adapted for film.
During a visit to Europe, Simon Templar befriends a
rich American whose son was recently murdered in New York City. The
culprit went free due to police and courtroom corruption. Templar is
given an offer he can't refuse, a cool $1 million if he goes to New York and
deals out his unique brand of justice to evildoers in that city.
Written by Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin (1907-1993)
Hodder and Stoughton
The American Magazine (shorter version)
Louis Hayward as Simon Templar
Kay Sutton as Fay Edwards
Sig Ruman as Hutch Rellin
Jonathan Hale as Inspector Henry Fernack
Jack Carson as Red Jenks
The title is a pun on the religious organization Knights Templar
The Saint has found himself back in Britain and again on the trail of
arms dealer Marius. While executing a scheme to root Marius out from hiding by
infiltrating a bogus nursing home, Templar and his associate Roger Conway rescue who they
initially think is an elderly man held prisoner by one of Marius'
compatriots Templar soon discovers that they've actually rescued the
beautiful daughter of a millionaire upon whose safety relies world
A collection of three interconnected adventure novellas
The Man Who Was Clever: Simon Templar seeks to bring a drug smuggler to
justice. In this story, Templar is shown in the process of establishing
his reputation as a crime buster working with a team of mysterious
The Policeman with Wings: A direct follow-up to the above, this story
shows Templar's reputation continuing to grow as he and his compatriot
Roger Conway investigate two kidnappings connected to a bag of stolen
The Lawless Lady: Templar appears only briefly in this story which
focuses on one of his agents, Dicky Tremaine, who infiltrates a
crime ring intent on some seaside larceny, only to fall in love with its
Simon Templar is introduced as a young adventurer 27 years of age, who is also independently wealthy and is accompanied by a manservant named Orace. Templar and Orace stay in a place that Simon purchased from the Ministry of Defence in the small North Devon seaside town of Baycombe. The intent is to foil a plan by a mysterious individual known only as
"The Tiger" to smuggle stolen gold. Templar's motivation is to settle an
old score with The Tiger, with whom he has had prior dealings though
he's never actually met the villain, and return the gold to its
proper owner and collect a reward.
She was blonde, beautiful, and begging for Rick Holman's help. Amanda Waring, sexy starlet turned madwoman, was fighting hard for the sanity and success that were only one film away So when the evilly suggestive phone calls and threats started, Amanda yelled for Rick as loud as she could, and he suddenly found himself surrounded by luscious ladies, a sex crazed producer, a gunslinging, maniacal actor, and a secretive shrink. When the fists and knives started flying, and the voices began to hound him, Rick began to wonder if the gorgeous girls and a big paycheck were worth the guns that were pointed at his head....
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)
New American Library
Based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II.
Beginning in the days leading up to D-Day, the film concentrates on
events on both sides of the channel such as the Allies waiting for the
break in the poor weather and the anticipation of the Axis forces
defending northern France. The film pays particular attention to the
decision by General Eisenhower, supreme commander of he Allies, to go after reviewing the initial bad weather reports as well as the divisions within the German High Command on where an invasion might happen or what response to it should be. The film chronicles most of the important events surrounding D-Day. From the British glider missions to secure Pegasus Bridge, the counterattacks launched by American paratroopers scattered around Sainte-Mère-Église, the infiltration and sabotage work conducted by the French resistance and SOE agents, and the response by the Wehrmacht to the invasion and the uncertainty to whether it was a feint in preparation for crossings at the Pas de Calais
Ken Annakin Andrew Marton
Based on the Book
The Longest Day
by Cornelius Ryan (1920-1974)
John Wayne Kenneth More
Richard Todd Robert Mitchum
Richard Burton Sean Connery
Henry Fonda Red Buttons
Peter Lawford Eddie Albert
Jeffrey Hunter Stuart Whitman
Tom Tryon Rod Steiger, Leo Genn
Gert Fröbe, Irina Demick, Bourvil
Curt Jürgens, Robert Wagner, Paul Anka and Arletty.
Thinly disguised biographical film about William Randolph Hearst
A story examining the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, played by
Orson Welles, a character based in part upon the American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, Chicago tycoons Samuel Insull and Harold McCormick, and aspects of Welles's own life.
Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane
Joseph Cotten as Jedediah Leland
Dorothy Comingore as Susan Alexander Kane
Everett Sloane as Mr. Bernstein
Ray Collins as Jim W. Gettys
George Coulouris as Walter Parks Thatcher
Agnes Moorehead as Mary Kane
Paul Stewart as Raymond
Ruth Warrick as Emily Monroe Norton Kane
A new wave of terrorism threatens to drown the world. The Red Dragons are a secret society within the Chinese army, led by the hard line fanatic Dr. Sim. Their motive is to discredit the Chinese government and destroy the delicate process of democratization. Chinese intelligence must eliminate Sim and his cadre of killers. But any connection to the deadly operation could detonate an explosive diplomatic situation. And shatter international relation. The solution is to borrow AXE's top agent, Nick Carter and use him to do the dirty work. And then return him...if he survives.
Written by Jack Canon
Berkley Publishing Group
Published by arrangement with The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
Reality intrudes into the lives of a group of pleasure seekers on a
Mediterranean paradise when Nazis seize the island for use as a
submarine base. But when a German sentry is found knifed to death, the
island paradise became a hell of terror and torture as the forces of
good and evil were locked in a life-and-death struggle.
Tall and elegant, looking like an Egyptian Pharaoh's dream of bliss
after a hard day at the pyramids. "Any friend of Pop is a friend of
mine. If you don't like his plays, lets discuss them in bed. I'm sure I
can change your mind!"
Blond, bountiful in body, a pretty face, and a private eye to boot.
"Twenty-three years old and just one small birthmark strategically
located.You've seen the rest already."
Mistress of the moment to anyone with the time. "Nobody says you have
to get involved. Just research a little and we'll both know if anything
zings between us!"
Graying, middle aged and wearing a bullet hole over her left eye. she
could have said a lot, but kept silent. Supported by a variety of males,
some scared, some stupid, some stoned, and all trouble.
Robert McGinnis Cover
Rick Holman: The most important man to know in Hollywood, especially when you're being blackmailed.
The critics said "Great!" but the coroner said "Murder."
The Time: The present
The Place: Bel Air, California
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)