Recently, the book review website Bookgasm published a glowing review of the new Stark House Press collection THE LOVER / THE MISTRESS / THE PASSIONATE by Carter Brown (pseudonym of Australian author Alan Geoffrey Yates). The editor of Lowestoft Chronicle provided the introduction to this fifth volume of tales in the publisher’s Al Wheeler Mystery Series.
“The introduction to this new edition, by editor and author Nicholas Litchfield, traces Brown’s remarkably prolific output and speculates if the popularity of the Al Wheeler series was due to the original cover illustrations by Robert McGinnis. But Litchfield accurately observes, ‘The focus is not on bullets and bloodshed and grisly violence but Wheeler’s wisecracks, comebacks, and witty banter,'” writes Bookgasm book critic Alan Cranis. “These three novels are a good starting point for readers new to Carter Brown and the Al Wheeler mysteries. Once hooked, newcomers will undoubtedly seek out the earlier republished collections and join the ever-growing ranks of Al Wheeler fans.”
You can read the full Bookgasm review at this weblink: http://www.bookgasm.com/reviews/crime/the-lover-the-mistress-the-passionate/.