Monday, September 04, 2006

Mystery*File Again

Great article on Australian pulp fiction, with cover scans!


Anonymous said...

I devoured the Carter Brown books like peanuts while I was in college - quick, easy, enjoyable reads that did not interfere with my studies or my bar-hopping. I think I read all that Signet brought out.

Robert Silverberg has said that he wrote four of the Carter Browns, but wasn't sure if they were ever published. From that I infer that the Scott Meredith agency was involved at some point as a go-between with the publishers. If that's so, how many others were written by Meredith's American stable? Perhaps someday, someone will sort out the complete Carter Brown/Alan Yates saga.

I don't know why I'm so interested in this, but as I said before, I must have too damn much time on my hands.

- Jerry House

Bill said...

Some of the answers might come out in that book the author of the article is writing. I know that Brown was a Scott Meredith client at one time, so there's a definite connection there.

Juri said...

Where does Silverbob say this? I once corresponded with him and he said he's never written any book-length crime fiction.

Bill said...

I have no idea, but the author of the article on Mystery*File believes that Silverberg wrote a couple of the books. And didn't he write a William Ard novel for Monarch?