Monday, March 9, 2015

1967 Book Signup

Rich Westwood has a meme over at his blog called Past Offences. Every month on Past Offences a year is chosen and crime fiction reviews are collected from that year. This month the year is 1967.

My entry is 
Target For Their Dark Desire
by Carter Brown

She was the hottest sexpot on the market until she ran into murder.
And then she was a very cold dish indeed.

Grant Roberts Cover

She had blonde hair and black sheets and everything.
All that a good girl should have. But someone decided she was getting too big for her lace unmentionables and put her out of business. Police Lt Al Wheeler investigates the sudden departure of a lovely sinner and is nearly dispatched himself. By a riotous joker with a very funny fetish for murder.

The Review
Elinor liked her work very much. And she never figured to end up dead in her own bed. But she was nonetheless very dead and Police Lieutenant Al Wheeler was asked to find her murderer and a not so clever little black book to a racket running in Pine City The typical Carter Brown tale with a corpse and multiple suspects. Some bedding of the female suspects and another murder and things heat up nicely. Until all the facts come together. A best fiend is not what she is supposed to be and some handwriting forgery and the mark on the forehead leads the funny facts. Forensics at its best, just like the TV show Quincy.

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

Horwitz Publications Inc.
Numbered Series #134
July 1967

1 comment:

  1. A very cold dish indeed! Love it! And the cover. Rich's Crime Fiction of the Year is a lot of fun!