Monday, November 29, 2010

Who Is Carter Brown

Carter Brown is the pseudonym of Alan Geoffrey Yates. He was a British-Australian author of crime fiction. Yates was born in London in 1923 and served with the British Royal Navy from 1942 until 1946. Yates married an Australian by the name of Denise MacKeller and immigrated to Australia from the UK in 1948. Mr Yates was working as an Editorial Officer for QANTAS when Horwitz Publications contracted him to write two monthly detective novels in return for a weekly advance of £30 (no royalties) in 1951. He was to produce two novelettes and one full-length Carter Brown a month.  In 1953 he started writing full time. Yates started writing westerns before he set his sights on mysteries. His books were set in the United States but were more popular in Europe. His books sold upwards of 70,000,000 copies throughout his career. He wrote under his own name, Tod Conway, Dennis Sinclair, and Paul Valdez. Alan Yates died on May 5, 1985.

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