SYKM


Carter Brown
Alan Geoffrey Yates
[1923-1985]
Mavis Seidlitz, a blonde private investigator with Gracie Allen tendencies:

Honey, Here’s Your Hearse (1955)

The Killer Is Kissable (1955)

A Bullet for My Baby (1955)

Good Morning, Mavis (1957)

Murder Wears a Mantilla (1957, rev’d ed. 1962)

The Loving and the Dead (1959)

None but the Lethal Heart (1959)
APA: The Fabulous (1961)

Tomorrow Is Murder (1960)

Lament for a Lousy Lover (1960) [includes Wheeler]

The Bump and Grind Murders (1964)

Seidlitz and the Super-Spy (1967)
APA: The Super Spy (1968)

Murder Is So Nostalgic (1972)

And the Undead Sing (1974)

Al Wheeler, a sheriff’s homicide investigator, in fictional Pine County, near Los Angeles, California:

The Blonde (1955)

Blonde Verdict (1956)

Doll for the Big House (1957)
APA: The Bombshell (rev’d ed. 1960)

No Law Against Angels (1957)
APA: The Body (rev’d ed. 1958)

The Unorthodox Corpse ( 1957, rev’d ed. 1961)

Eve, It’s Extortion (1957)
APA: Walk Softly Witch! (rev’d ed. 1959)
APA: The Victim (1959)

Chorine Makes a Killing (1957)

Death on the Downbeat (1958)
APA: The Corpse (rev’d ed. 1958) [NS]

The Lover (1958)

The Mistress (1958)

The Passionate (1959)

The Wanton (1959)

The Dame (1959)

The Desired (1959)

The Temptress (1960)

The Brazen (1960)

Lament for a Lousy Lover (1960) [includes Seidlitz]

The Stripper (1961)

The Tigress (1961)
APA: Wildcat (1962)

The Exotic (1961)

Angel! (1962)

The Hellcat (1962)

The Lady Is Transparent (1962)

The Dumdum Murder (1962)

Girl in a Shroud (1963)

The Sinners (1963)
APA: The Girl Who Was Possessed (1963)

The Lady Is Not Available (1963)
APA: The Lady Is Available (1963)

The Dance of Death (1964)

The Vixen (1964)
APA: The Velvet Vixen (1964)

A Corpse for Christmas (1965)

The Hammer of Thor (1965)

Target for Their Dark Desire (1966)

The Plush-Lined Coffin (1967)

Until Temptation Do Us Part (1967)

The Deep Cold Green (1968)

The Up-Tight Blonde (1969)

Burden of Guilt (1970)

The Creative Murders (1971)

W.H.O.R.E. (1971)

The Clown (1972)

The Aseptic Murders (1972)

The Born Loser (1973)

Night Wheeler (1974)

Wheeler Fortune (1974)

Wheeler, Dealer! (1975)

The Dream Merchant (1976)

Busted Wheeler (1979)

The Spanking Girls (1979)

Model for Murder (1980)

The Wicked Widow (1981)

Stab in the Dark (1984)

Danny Boyd, a private investigator:

Cutie Wins a Corpse (1957)
APA: Graves, I Dig! (rev’d ed. 1960)

A Siren Sounds Off (1958) [with Moonshine Momma (1960)]
APA: The Myopic Mermaid (rev’d ed. 1961)

Tempt a Tigress (1958)

So Deadly, Sinner! (1959)
APA: Walk Softly, Witch (1959)

Suddenly by Violence (1959)

Terror Comes Creeping (1959)

The Wayward Wahine (1960)

The Dream Is Deadly (1960)

The Seductress (1961)
APA: The Sad-Eyed Seductress (1961)

The Savage Salome (1961)
[rev’d ed. of Murder Is My Mistress (1954)]

The Ice-Cold Nude (1962)

Lover Don’t Come Back (1962)

Nymph to the Slaughter (1963)

The Passionate Pagan (1963)

The Silken Nightmare (1963)

Catch Me a Phoenix! (1965)

The Sometime Wife (1966)

The Black Lace Hangover (1966)

House of Sorcery (1967)

The Mini-Murders (1968)

Murder Is the Message (1969)

Only the Very Rich? (1969)

The Coffin Bird (1970)

The Sex Clinic (1971)

The Angry Amazons (1972) [includes Roberts]

Manhattan Cowboy (1973)

So Move the Body (1973)

The Early Boyd (1975)

The Savage Sisters (1976)

The Pipes Are Calling (1976)

The Rip-Off (1979)

The Strawberry Blonde Jungle (1979)

Death to a Downbeat (1980)

Kiss Michelle Goodbye (1981)

The Real Boyd (1984)

Larry Baker, a screenwriter, and his perpetually drunk partner Boris Slivka, in Hollywood, California:

Charlie Sent Me!(1963)
[rev’d ed. of Swan Song for a Siren (1955)]

No Blonde Is an Island (1965)

So What Killed the Vampire? (1966)

Had I But Groaned (1968)
APA: The Witches (1969)

True Son of the Beast! (1970)

The Iron Maiden (1975)

Rick Holman, a private investigator, in Hollywood, California:

Death of a Doll (rev’d ed. 1960) [original ed. 1956]
APA: The Ever-Loving Blues (1961)

Zelda (1961)

Murder in the Harem Club (1962)
APA: Murder in the Key Club (1962)

The Murderer Among Us (1962)

Blonde on the Rocks (1963)

The Jade-Eyed Jinx (1963)
APA: The Jade-Eyed Jungle (1963)

The Ballad of Loving Jenny (1963)
APA: The White Bikini (1963)

The Wind-Up Doll (1964)

The Never-Was Girl (1964)

Murder Is a Package Deal (1964)

Who Killed Dr. Sex? (1964)

Nude—With a View (1965)

The Girl from Outer Space (1965)

Blonde on a Broomstick (1966)

Play Now… Kill Later (1966)

No Tears From the Widow (1966)

The Deadly Kitten (1967)

No Time for Leola (1967)

Die Anytime, After Tuesday! (1969)

The Flagellator (1969)

The Streaked-Blonde Slave (1969)

A Good Year for Dwarfs? (1970)

The Hang-Up Kid (1970)

Where Did Charity Go? (1970)

The Coven (1971)

The Invisible Flamini (1971)

The Pornbroker (1972)

The Master (1973)

Phreak-Out! (1973)

Negative in Blue (1974)

The Star-Crossed Lover (1974)

Ride the Roller Coaster (1975)

Remember Maybelle (1976)

See It Again, Sam (1979)

The Phantom Lady (1980)

The Swingers (1980)

Andy Kane:
That’s Piracy, My Pet (1957)
APA: Bird in a Guilt-Edged Cage (rev’d ed. 1963)
APA: The Guilt-Edged Cage (1962)
Blonde, Bad, and Beautiful (1957)
APA: The Hong Kong Caper (rev’d ed. 1962)
Randy Roberts, a lawyer in San Francisco, California:

Murder in the Family Way (1971)

The Angry Amazons (1972) [includes Boyd]

The Seven Sirens (1972)

Murder on High (1973)

Sex Trap (1975)

Paul Donavan:

Donavan (1974)

Donavan’s Day (1975)

Chinese Donavan (1976)

Donovan’s Delight (1979)

Mike Farrell:
Cutie Cashed His Chips (1955)
APA: The Million Dollar Babe (rev’d ed. 1961)
The Scarlet Flush (1963)
[rewritten version of Ten Grand Tallulah and Temptation (1957)]
Barney Blaine:

Madame, You’re Mayhem (1957)

Ice-Cold in Ermine (1958)

Max Dumas:

Goddess Gone Bad (1958)

Luck Was No Lady (1958)

Deadly Miss (1958)

Non-series:

Venus Unarmed (1953)

The Mermaid Murmurs Murder (1953)

The Lady Is Chased (1953)
APA: Trouble is a Dame (1957)

The Frame Is Beautiful (1953)

Fraulein Is Feline (1953)

Penthouse Passout (1953)
APA: Hot Seat for a Honey (1956)

Rope for a Redhead (1953)
APA: Model of No Virtue (rev’d ed. 1956)

Wreath for Rebecca (1954)

The Black Widow Weeps (1954)

Shady Lady (1954)

Strip Without Tease (1954)
APA: Stripper, You’ve Sinned (1959)

Lethal in Love (1953)
APA: The Minx Is Murder (1956)

Murder—Paris Fashion (1954)

Nemesis Wore Nylons (1954)

Murder Is My Mistress (1954)
APA: The Savage Salome (rev’d ed. 1961) [Danny Boyd]

Yoga Shrouds Yolande (1954)

Maid for Murder (1955)

Homicide Hoyden (1955)

A Morgue Amour (1955)

Curtains for a Chorine (1955)

Shamus, Your Slip Is Showing (1955)

The Two-Timing Blonde (1955)

Sob-Sister Cries Murder (1955)

Curves for a Coroner (1955)

Miss Called Murder (1955)

Swan Song for a Siren (1955)
APA: Charlie Sent Me! (rev’d ed. 1963) [Baker]

Kiss and Kill (1955)

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
APA: Lipstick Larceny (1955)

The Wench Is Wicked (1955)

Shroud for My Sugar (1955)

Lead Astray (1955)

The Hoodlum Was a Honey (1956)

Murder by Miss-Demeanor (1956)

Darling, You’re Doomed (1956)

No Halo for Hedy (1956)

Donna Died Laughing (1956)

Blonde, Beautiful, and—BLAM! (1956)

Strictly for Felony (1956)

Delilah Was Deadly (1956)

The Eve of His Dying (1956)

My Darling Is Deadpan (1956)

The Bribe Was Beautiful (1956)

Death of a Doll (1956, rev’d ed. 1960 [Holman])
APA: The Ever-Loving Blues (1961)

The Lady Has No Convictions (1956)

Baby, You’re Guilt-Edged (1956)

No Harp for My Angel (1956)

Hi-Jack for Jill (1956)

Bid the Babe Bye-Bye (1956)

Meet Murder, My Angel (1956)

Caress Before Killing (1956)

Sweetheart, This Is Homicide (1956)

Booty for a Babe (1957)

Lethal in Love (1957) [different from 1953 title]

Last Note for a Lovely (1957)

Blonde, Bad, and Beautiful (1957)
APA: The Hong Kong Caper (rev’d ed. 1962) [Kane]

Sinner, You Slay Me (1957)

Wreath for a Redhead (1957)

Ten Grand Tallulah and Temptation (1957)
APA: The Scarlet Flush (rev’d 1963) [Farrell]

Bella Donna Was Poison (1957)

Murder Wears a Mantilla (1957, rev’d ed. 1962)

So Lovely She Lies (1958)

No Body She Knows (1958), with Slaughter in Satin (1960)

Cutie Takes the Count (1958)

No Future, Fair Lady (1958)

Hi-Fi Fadeout (1958)

Widow Bewitched (1958)

The Charmer Chased (1958)

High Fashion in Homicide (1958)

Sinfully Yours (1958)

The Corpse (rev’d ed. 1958)
APA: Death on the Downbeat (1958) [Wheeler]

The Cold Dark Hours1(1959)

Yogi Shrouds Yolanda [1954], and Poison Ivy (1965) [2 novellas]

Homicide Harem, and Felon Angel (1965) [2 novellas]

Written as Paul Valdez

Hypnotic Death (1949)

The Fatal Focus (1950)

Celluloid Suicide (1951)

Flight Into Horror (1951)

Ghosts Don’t Kill (1951)

Kill Him Gently (1951)

Killer by Night (1951)

Murder Gives Notice (1951)

Satan’s Sabbath (1951)

The Time Thief (1951)

You Can’t Keep Murder Out (1951)

The Crook Who Wasn’t There! (1952)

Feline Frame-Up (1952)

Maniac Murders (1952)

The Murder I Don’t Remember (1952)

There’s No Future in Murder (1952)