Monday, June 17, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter K

We are rolling along in the Crime Fiction Alphabet for 2013 meme. This week we are up to the letter K. Kerry's Blog is kind enough to sponsor this community meme each and every week. 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 for each letter of the alphabet.

Carter Brown: K is for Kiss Michelle Goodbye

US Edition 1981
 She was the life of the party.
Until she wound up dead!

Horwitz Edition 1984
 Danny Boyd's search for a missing girl began with a messy murder, and it was all uphill from then on. He'd been retained by the murder victim, Zandra Lyn, to find her friend Michelle, who'd mysteriously vanished somewhere in Santo Bahia. Boyd figured there had to be a connection between Zandra's death and Michelle's disappearance, and when the bullets started to fly in his direction, he knew he was right. Danny also knew that a dead detective would not be much good to his dead employer, but it looked like the next victim to be kissed off would be Boyd himself.

Various Covers

Finland 1985

France 1983

Russia n/d
Sweden 1981
  Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

Horwitz Publications
Castle Books (1984)
ISBN 7255 1733
Distributed by Horwitz Grahame Books Pty Ltd.

Tower Publications, Inc.
Tower Books (June 1981)
ISBN 505 51756

This title appeared on August 2011 in a slightly different form.


  1. Interesting how the Russian and French covers are quite different to the others. I kind of like the Russian one actually.

    1. The Russian one also has a different title "Goodbye Kiss". Or at least that's what I can tell from my rusty Russian.

  2. I go with the Russian cover as my favorite too. I also like the ones with the woman sitting or reclining inside the bull's eye.