Friday, August 1, 2014

Carter Brown wrote pulp fiction mysteries

It is the birthday of England-born, Australia-raised writer Alan Geoffrey Yeats (1923), whose 1950s pulp fiction novels under the pseudonym Carter Brown became international bestsellers. He wrote 322 in the series. His books were translated in to 14 languages. Most of the books were set in California and featured a variety of heroes, including a Hollywood screenwriter, a scatterbrained private detective, a San Francisco lawyer, and a policeman in a tiny east California ex-mining town. Yeats wrote many of the early novels having never visited the United States. The formula plots always included an attractive, dangerous woman, sex, violence, and humor.

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