Monday, June 25, 2018

Carter Brown Double Feature

Two Classic Al Wheeler Thrillers

Delilah Was Deadly/No Harp For My Angel
Cover by Xou Creative
Delilah Was Deadly
"Someone's throwing corpse around so fast I'd call a cop, only I'd look sort of silly if I did!"

Unorthodox L.A. cop Lieutenant Al Wheeler has just been promoted to the head of Homicide following his success cracking his last case. This time around, a social editor of a fashion magazine is discovered dead inside a safe, strangled with a pink nylon girdle, wearing his silk pajamas. It looks like this might be the work of Satanists but before long the bodies start to pile up when one of Al's colleagues gets killed.......

No Harp For My Angel
"She was sitting on a stool at the bar with an old-fashioned in front of her. It was the only old-fashioned thing about her!"

Al Wheeler is vacationing in Florida when he hits on a redhead named Julie Adams, and thus meets crime boss Johnny Lynch. Lynch has Al beat up and framed for a car theft, but fortunately the local chief of police is an old friend of Al's. He tells Al that a lot of pretty young girls have gone missing in the area, and that he thinks Lynch is involved. Wheeler is talked into going undercover to get tot eh bottom of it....

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

Brio Books Pty Ltd
Carter Brown Foundation Pty

May 2018
ISBN 978 1-922057-35-8

Delilah Was Deadly 
1956 by Horwitz Publications

No Harp For My Angel
1956 by Horwitz Publications

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