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The Stripper (Al Wheeler #18)

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Paperback, 129 pages
Published 1963 by Horwitz (first published 1961)
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Nov 12, 2013 Josh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, pulp, read_2012
The best thing about Carter Brown's 'The Stripper' is the Marilyn Monroe-like cover art with a hint of burlesque. I had high hopes for this Al Wheeler investigation following the highly entertaining opening by which he attempts to save an attractive woman from jumping off a building ledge only to fall short. As with any first up death in a PI novel, the facts and gut instinct of the hardboiled allude to there being something out of place. Naturally, the suicide-minded turned out to be drugged ...more
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Carter Brown (whose real name was Alan Geoffrey Yates) may well be the biggest-selling Australian author of all time, with sales reckoned in the tens of millions or possibly even hundreds of millions. He was also one of the most prolific writers in history, with 317 novels to his credit.

He was born in Britain but moved to Australia in 1948 and became an Australian citizen. He wrote in most pulp genres but is best known for his crime novels. They were set in the US but this was a US that the auth
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Carter Brown was the pseudonym of Alan Geoffrey Yates (1923-1985), who was born in London and educated in Essex.

He married Denise Mackellar and worked as a sound engineer for Gaumont-British films before moving to Australia and taking up work in public relations.

In 1953 he became a full-time writer and produced nearly 200 novels between then and his retirement in 1981.

He also wrote as Tex Conra
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