Heavy on action and playful repartee, and chock-full of trigger-happy gangsters and ‘well-stacked’ dames, No Law Against Angels, Doll for a Big House, and Chorine Makes a Killing are three light and lively entries from the pen of Down Under’s prince of pulp.
British-born writer Alan Geoffrey Yates, who emigrated to Australia in his mid-twenties, penned 215 novels and approximately 75 novella-length stories between 1954 to 1984, using the house name Carter Brown. The international appeal of these tongue-in-cheek mysteries was such that they rapidly became Australia’s biggest literary export.
This triple dose of entertaining tales of murder and mayhem from 1957 finds homicide detective Al Wheeler investigating the deaths of two call girls, tracing a missing girl, and taking a job as a private investigator to clear a lawyer of a murder rap.
Nicholas Litchfield’s review of No Law Against Angels, Doll for a Big House, and Chorine Makes a Killing is published today in the Lancashire Post and syndicated to 20 newspapers in the UK. You can read the full book review here.