Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter G

We are rolling along in the Crime Fiction Alphabet for 2013 meme. Currently we are up to the Letter G. Kerry's Blog is kind enough to sponsor this community meme. The rules are very simple:  The posts must be related to either the first letter of a book's title, the first letter of an author's first name, or the first letter of the author's surname, or even maybe a crime fiction "topic". But above all, it has to be crime fiction. This time around I will be featuring a Carter Brown title.

Carter Brown: G is for Girl In A Shroud

When a sexy spook scares up a case of murder,
Al Wheeler finds himself in trouble...six feet deep! 
Horwitz Edition

   She was just another corpse in a casket, until she smiled. Her black shroud was diaphanous. Her eyes were dangerous. And she wasn't dead at all!. A hysterical undertaker finds an unidentified body laid out in one of his best coffins and summons Al Wheeler out of a deep sleep and into a walking nightmare. A nightmare that includes a murdered M.D., an ex-addict psychiatrist, a hypnotic blonde, and a sexy tease who flirts with death!
Horwitz 2nd Edition

When Lieutenant Al Wheeler is called to investigate the unexpected body in a mortuary, he finds a shapely brunette, very much alive. Her unorthodox behavior rocks the unorthodox cop but the subsequent  appearance of a genuine corpse and the disappearance of a quarter of a million dollars from a guarded bank vault sends him hot on the trail of murder!

Various Covers
Finland 1966

France 1977

France 1964

Robert McGinnis UK 1968

Robert McGinnis US 1969

Robert McGinnis UK 1963

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

Horwitz Publications
Numbered Series #111 August 1963
International Edition Series #42 October 1964
Double Edition Series #5A 1979 (557)

New American Library
Signet Books
#2344 August 1963
P4133 1969
Double Edition E8961 December 1979
w/The Blonde
Double Edition AE 1703 1981
w/The Blonde

New English Library
Four Square Books
#1070 1964

This title was posted in June 2011 in a slightly different form


  1. Scott - Interesting premise - a body that isn't a dead body! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I must have seen that Robert McGinnis cover (US version) before... it looks very familiar. I like the top two covers also.