Murder is The Message by Carter Brown

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Jan 042015
 
Accused of two killings, Danny Boyd has two alibis.
Both sexy, both nude, and both liars
Robert McGinnis Cover
Sex & Sabotage
Add money, and the mixture of instant death when private eye Danny Boyd s hired to investigate a millionaire’s murder, before the murder takes place. The suspects are identified by the victim on a mysterious tape recording that soon disappears, leaving Danny trapped between a strawberry blonde spy who doesn’t like bras and a sadistic cop who doesn’t like private eyes.

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

Horwitz Publications, Inc
Numbered Series #150

1970
ISBN 7255 0077

New American Library
Signet Books
ISBN 451 P4105
 December 1969
ISBN 451 Y7655
1977

Bonus Covers
 Australia

Germany

 

Ullstein #1343
1970
Frankfurt Germany
 

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Suddenly By Violence by Carter Brown

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Nov 082014
 
The beautiful blonde named Pandora has a box full of murderous tricks that could make a killer …….yell cop.
Grant Roberts Cover
Enterprising Danny Boyd tangles with an enterprising blonde model and an extortion racket that means murder
Barye Phillips Cover

 Blondes can be murder. The ex boss of a narcotics syndicate hires P.I. Danny Boyd to find his wandering brunette daughter. And Danny sets off on a public search that leads him straight to a cold water pad in the Village complete with a red-hot corpse and a sizzling blonde named Pandora. The blond has some torrid ideas about men. When Danny tries to get back on the case, she uses everything she’s got to stop him….including lethal kiss this side of murder.

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)
Horwitz Publications
Numbered Series #80 (September 1959)
Long Story Magazine #7 (February 1960)
International Edition Series #12 1961, (January 1962)
International Edition Series #65 (May 1970)
ISBN 7255 0005
New American Library
Signet Books #1722 (October 1959)
Bonus Covers
Australia
Australia
Brazil
Japan
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Death To A Downbeat by Carter Brown

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Sep 042014
 
Enter The High-Strung Rock Scene
Where The Music Could Kill Ya!

How do you spell rock n roll?
Danny spelled it m-u-r-d-e-r!

Sexy rock superstar Cuddles wanted private eye Danny Boyd to find out who was sending her threatening letters, and why. Danny leaped into the wild backstage rock scene, and picked and pried around some of Cuddles’ sexy groupies, until some very bad vibes started playing with his life. What had started out as a pretty routine case, soon turned into a very complicated murder.

Printing History

Written by Alan G Yates (1922-1985)

Horwitz Publications, Inc
ISBN 7255 0876
1980

Tower Publication inc
Tower Books
ISBN 505 51572
1980

as Smert v stile rock
Russia
n/d

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Jun 222014
 
My home state of Iowa is next up in the 2014 USA Fiction Challenge
Presenting
The Silken Nightmare
by Carter Brown
Danny Boyd travels to Swinburn Iowa

Grant Roberts Cover
Her name was Midnight.
She was dangerous, delicious, just like a dream.
The kind where you wake up screaming.

“If you can resist me, you are a free man.”
Midnight was as deadly as a black widow with the mating urge. Her raven hair danced over her bare white shoulders as her body twisted and taunted in sinuous invitation. Danny Boyd, toughest private eye in the business, nearly lost the dare. A split second before be belted her in the jaw. The reigning queen of the hoods plans a big crime, and in big time. When she takes Danny prisoner.
 
Robert McGinnis Cover
Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)
Horwitz Publications Inc
Numbered Series #115 (1963, January 1964)
International Edition Series #47 (May 1965)
New American Library
Signet Books
G2400 (December 1963)
T5277 (1972)

New English Library
1964

Other Covers

Mexico
 1965

 

Estonia
2003

Japan
1964

Germany
1966

 

Finland
1966

Trivia
The Finland cover was recycled from a Matt Helm novel The Silencers from 1962

 

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Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter W: Part One

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Sep 102013
 
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 Wayward Wahine
The seductive rhythm of an exotic Hawaiian girl’s primitive hula dance lures 
Danny Boyd into the arms of a killer.
Barye Philips Cover
  She was one hundred per cent impure Hawaiian. From her long and lustrous black hair to her small and delicate feet which moved as her whole body moved in a passionate pagan rhythm. With a sensuous gesture she stepped out of her grass skirt and into Danny Boyd’s love life.
Robert McGinnis Cover
 On the sunny shares of beautiful Hawaii, private Danny Boyd goes hunting for a wealthy tycoon’s missing wife. The trail starts out cold with a dead blonde, warms up with some buried treasure, and sizzles when Danny comes into close contact with a wahine who is wayward, wanton, and oh so willing to pitch woo Hawaiian style. With the curves and kisses and no holds barred. 

Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)
 
Horwitz Publications Inc.
Numbered Series #84 February 1960
Long Story Magazine #11 June 1960
International Edition Series #16 April 1962
as The Wayward
International Edition Series #69 February 1971
Horwitz/Signet Double Edition CB 007A 1980
w/Walk Softly, Witch
New American Library
Signet Books
#1784 February 1960
#D3067 1966
Horwitz/Signet Double Edition  #9418 Sept 1980
w/Walk Softly, Witch

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Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter T

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Aug 192013
 
The Crime Fiction Alphabet keeps rolling along in the home stretch. We are currently in week 20 with the letter T. 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: T is for Terror Comes Creeping
 
Barye Phillips Cover

  The beautiful brunette’s mother had made her a millionaire. 
 Now her father wanted to make her a corpse.
The brunette was very beautiful and very scared. She looked private Danny Boyd in the eye and shuddered once. Then she calmly told him that her father was planning on killing her. She claimed he had murdered her brother and was trying to get rid of her sister. And that she was third on the list. She had no proof to back her story, only cold green cash. She might be crazy, but she was also crazy rich. She was Danny’s favorite kind of client. So Danny decided to take the lovely lady’s case. And tag her father a killer. 
  Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)

Horwitz Publications Inc
Numbered Series #81 November 1959
Long Story Magazine # 17 December 1960
International Edition #14 February 1962
International Edition #67 October 1970
New American Library
Signet Books (USA)
1st (1750) December 1959
Reprint (D2934) June 1966
Signet Books (Canada)
1st (1750) February 1960
2nd (D2934) June 1966
 
 Other Editions
 New English Library (UK)
 Four Square Books
April 1967  #1806

 United States/Canada
 Signet Books
1966

Robert McGinnis Cover

  Australia
Horwitz Publications Inc
1962

Australia
Horwitz Publications Inc
1970

Germany
Ullstein Bucher
1968

Russia
2008
w/Lover Don’t Come Back

France
Gallimard
1972

Netherlands
 Middernacht
1962

Mexico
Diana
1961

Finland
Valpar-Mainos
1962

Japan
Hayakawa Pocket Mystery Series 
1964

Brazil
Publicado Pela Edicoes De Ouro
n/d

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Aug 112013
 
The Crime Fiction Alphabet keeps rolling along. We are currently in week 19 with the letter S. 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: S is for The Savage Salome

Danny Boyd tries for an encore with a sizzling soprano while the chorus auditions for murder

Cover By Grant Roberts

 Murder Goes To The Dogs
Finding a pet Pekinese’s killer is not Danny Boyd’s usual style. But when the owner is a gorgeous blonde opera star the romantic private eye gladly changes his tune. What starts out as a dog of a case soon turns into a three ring circus.

 

With
A midget manager trying to tame a six foot redhead

A muscle bound baritone doing somersaults for a wildcat soprano

And Danny Boyd juggling the triple-threat combo of danger, dames, and death.

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

Horwitz Publications, Inc

Numbered Series #91 March 1961

Long Story Magazine #20 March 1961
International Edition Series #26 December 1962
Double Edition Series #9a 1981
New American Library
Signet Books
copyright 1960
S1896 January 1961
T4423 November 1969
E9776 May 1981
  
Other Various Covers
 Italy
n/d
   
Germany
Ullstein Bucher  
1968, 1978

 Japan
Hayakawa Pocket Mystery Series  
1965

United States
Signet Books
1969
Robert McGinnis Cover
   Australia
Horwitz Publications
1961

United States
Signet Books
1981

Netherlands
Middernacht 
1962
 Trivia

 This title was originally published as Murder Is My Mistress

With a different lead character (Jillian Cross)

 
Horwitz Publications, Inc
Associated General Publications December 1954
Numbered Series #8 1955
 Reprint By Demand Series #19 1960

Notes

 Read More Here From January 2011
Murder Is My Mistress

And Here From February 2012
Long Story Magazine

Still More Here From December 2012
Selvaggia Salome

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Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter O

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Jul 152013
 
We are chugging, like a really fast moving train, along in the Crime Fiction Alphabet for 2013 meme. This week we are up to the Letter O. 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: O is for Only The Very Rich

Private eye Danny Boyd likes his women wealthy and willing.
But the price tag on this one was $M-U-R-D-E-R!


Robert McGinnis Cover

  Even the poor can afford murder
But only the very rich can do it in style

 When the love rites of the very rich are interrupted by a corpse impaled on a tree, a forty million dollar widow hires Danny Boyd to clean up the mess, or shove it out of sight. But a missing fortune in jewels complicate matters. Especially when Danny finds that the widow only wore them in bed! The plot explodes at an English country manor during a weekend of sex and sadism that climaxes with MURDER!


Other Publisher Covers

Germany
Ullstein Bucher
1970
Robert McGinnis Cover
 Portugal 
1970
 

 Russia
n/d

 Sweden
Wennerberg 
1969
Robert McGinnis Cover
  Printing History
Written by Alan G Yates (1923-1985)
 
Horwitz Publications Inc
Numbered Series #146 1969
New American Library
Signet Books
P3842 April 1969
Y7464 1977

Notes
This title originally posted in a slightly different format
From October 2010

Only The Very Rich

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Crime Fiction Alphabet 2013: The Letter K

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Jun 172013
 

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

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

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