Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter W: Part Two

The Crime Fiction Alphabet keeps rolling along in the home stretch with just four weeks left. We are currently in week 23 with the letter W. Kerrie over at her blog Mysteries in Paradise is kind enough to host this community meme. The rules a quite simple. By Friday of each week participants write a blog post about crime fiction related to the letter of the week. The post 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: W is for The Wanton

Two beautiful nude corpses leave Lieutenant Al Wheeler in the middle of a society family's scandal 
Barye Philips Cover
  The beautiful blonde heiress was living high and fast until a killer slowed her down 

Robert McGinnis Cover
   When a pretty blond heiress is found hanging from a limb of a tree, twenty feet off the ground, wearing nothing but skin tight rope around her pretty neck...Police Lieutenant Al Wheeler goes into action. The rough and tough detective trades questions and answers with a volcanic brunette in a sultry couch session. Matches techniques with a gambler who knows all about feminine angles. Dodges the bullets of a killer who seems determined to build the largest collection of naked corpses in sunny California. 

Grant Roberts Cover
   Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)
Horwitz Publications Inc.
Numbered Series #79 August1959
Long Story Magazine #5 December 1959
International Edition Series #10 December 1961, March 1965

New American Library Series
Signet Books (USA and Canada)
1st (1713) Sept 1959
2nd (1713) Canada 1959
3rd (D2962) 1966

New English Library
Four Square Books
1st (2252) Sept 1968

Other Covers 

New English Library
 Four Square Books
 Sept 1968

Publicado Pela Edicoes De Ouro

1960, 1971




 Die Mitternachtbucher 

 Die Mitternachtbucher

 Hayakawa Pocket Mystery Book 

This title was originally published on  March 23, 2011 in a sightly different format.

1 comment:

  1. Some very interesting covers here. Favorite: The top one. It looks like the design for movie credits.