This is the place to showcase my book collection of primarily of Nick Carter and Carter Brown books. I started collecting with these two authors back in 1980 while on a fishing trip with my father and grandfather to Northern Minnesota. It should be pointed out that I began reading Carter Brown a full year before even starting to read a Nick Carter. The season being that I found numerous used book stores that sold the Carter Browns. With no job as of yet for a teenager, money was through an allowance from my parents. I got my first job in March of 1981 with a local grocery store that my mother worked at. With some money I set out to the local book store/dime store. The store did not carry any Carter Browns but did carry Nick Carters. So I started reading and collect through the past 30 years expanding to read other authors as well. Today, my collections is over 1000 titles and growing. I have expanded my reach into the foreign editions of each author. I have about 150 Australian Carter Brown titles and the same amount of United Kingdom Nick Carters as well as a few others from other countries. Thanks for stopping in.
Carter Brown is the pseudonym of Alan Geoffrey Yates. He was a British-Australian author of crime fiction. Yates was born in London in 1923 and served with the British Royal Navy from 1942 until 1946. Yates married an Australian by the name of Denise MacKeller and immigrated to Australia from the UK in 1948. Mr Yates was working as an Editorial Officer for QANTAS when Horwitz Publications contracted him to write two monthly detective novels in return for a weekly advance of £30 (no royalties) in 1951. He was to produce two novelettes and one full-length Carter Brown a month. In 1953 he started writing full time. Yates started writing westerns before he set his sights on mysteries. His books were set in the United States but were more popular in Europe. His books sold upwards of 70,000,000 copies throughout his career. Alan Yates died on May 5, 1985.