Friday, October 30, 2015

Get Carter

More than five years ago, in the early days of this blog, I wrote a post about the phenomenally productive Carter Brown (aka Alan Geoffrey Yates), who during his three-decades-long career penned hundreds of paperback crime and detective novels, most of which were fronted by paintings of women in various stages of undress. That has since become one of Killer Covers’ 10 most-visited posts.

When I originally assembled the piece, I stocked it with just 15 examples Carter Brown cover art, noting that those were “just a few of my favorites.” Well, since that time I have added numerous scans to my Carter Brown computer file, enough that I’ve decided to beef up my original online gallery of that author’s work. The revised post--which you will find by clicking here--boasts 71 paperback fronts, including the one embedded above from the 1961 Signet edition of The Tigress, with a cover illustration by Ron Lesser.

I hope you enjoy the revamped Carter Brown post. Please let me know if you find any of your own favorites among the bunch.

1 comment:

John said...

An excellent post revision! I've been a Carter Brown fan for 50 years. My friend's Dad would buy them off the paperback spinner racks back in the day. Of course, we were fascinated by the covers. But, when I got down to actually reading a few of them, I was enthralled with each and every story. Formulaic to a point, but so were the others. Loved the humor in them. Great low-calorie detective/mystery books!

KILLER COVERS is a super blog. Keep up the good work!