Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Pipes Are Calling (1976) by Carter Brown

This month will be my second entry into Past Offences' monthly roundup of various blogs posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. For the month of September, the year of 1976 was chosen. I will post about the Carter Brown tale The Pipes Are Calling

The Pipes Are Calling
Carter Brown

A jet set beauty involves private eye Danny Boyd in her high powered world of orgies, investment's and cold blooded murder.

Corpse On A Chandelier
Private eye Danny Boyd and his beautiful buxom client Melanie Rigby walk right into a set up. The cabin was deserted, the lights were out, and Melanie's millionaire hubby was dangling above their heads with his throat slit. Boyd was not about to be the fall guy for anyone, especially when Melanie was ready to foot the bill if he could catch the killer. But in the tight-knit world of Santo Bahia's upper crust, pinning the knife blade on the murderer was no kid's game. Danny found his work really cut out for him when  he started playing hide-and-seek with the wealthiest people in town, but one orgy, kidnapping, and bed-to-bed leap later. Danny was almost convinced he had the killer. All he needed was a little more proof to slam the cell door on this stab-and-run artist. Unless his quarry twisted the knife into Danny first!
Printing History
Written by Allan G Yates (1923-1985)
New American Library
Signet Books
In association with Horwitz Publications Inc
ISBN 451 Y7182
October 1976

w/The Early Boyd
in association with Horwitz Grahame Publications
ISBN 451 AE2073
February 1983 
Horwitz Publications
Horwitz Group Books Pty, Ltd.
Hong Kong B.C.C.
 Horwitz Double Edition #17A 
ISBN 7255 13934
April 1983

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  1. Thanks Scott. I've finally looked up Carter Brown as I'd never encountered his books - impressive CV. Have you got all of his books?

  2. Alain Delon as Danny Boyd, interesting!