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Carter Brown 03: Booty for a Babe/Eve, It’s Extortion (Omnibus)

Carter Brown

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BRIO
01 June 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Booty for a Babe Get over to the Hotel Imperial. Drive yourself over in that natty little Austin-Healy you acquired illegally in Ocean Beach!

In Booty for a Babe, unorthodox LA cop Lieutenant Al Wheeler is sent to solve a murder at a science fiction convention. There he discovers a professor who wants to stop time by tricking the elusive Delfs, meets an intellectual gangster who wants to get his hands on the professor's latest invention, and is frustrated by the generously proportioned convention organiser who somehow manages to keep one step ahead of Al's wolfish designs!

Eve, It's Extortion Ask Wheeler, Commissioner Lavers said, if he would like a nice blue uniform and a traffic detail!

In Eve, It's Extortion, Al Wheeler is under pressure to crack a big case. Commissioner Lavers sends him to investigate the hit-and-run murder of a no-good lush called Henry Farnham. At least that's what Henry was according to his widow. She's a beautiful brunette who diligently looked after her husband, working hard and paying for everything ... including their hefty life insurance premiums. Is this a classic case of insurance fraud ... or something more sinister?
By:   Carter Brown
Imprint:   BRIO
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9781922057372
ISBN 10:   1922057371
Series:   Al Wheeler
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   01 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alan Geoffrey Yates (aka Carter Brown) was a literary phenomenon. Born in England, Yates married and settled in Australia in 1948. He worked as a film technician, a salesman and in public relations for Qantas before taking up writing full-time. The incredible early success of his Carter Brown novellas in the 1950s meant that he was contracted to produce one short novel and two long novels each and every month. In reality, he was truly prolific with 322 published Carter Brown novels. Carter Brown was a huge international success with reportedly 120 million books in print, second only to The Bible in terms of the number of languages they were translated into. There was a comic book series, the `Carter Brown Murder Mystery Hour' on radio, three French films, a Japanese TV series, and a French literary award for `The most whiskies drunk in a single novel'. He was also rumoured to be one of John F. Kennedy's favourite authors. In the early 1980s, Yates and Richard O'Brien of The Rocky Horror Show fame wrote a musical of The Stripper, described in classic Carter Brown terminology as `the girl who says it all from the neck down'. Yates died in 1985 in Sydney. In 1997, he was posthumously awarded a Ned Kelly, Australia's leading literary award for crime writing, for his lifelong contribution to the art.

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