Ready When You Are, C.B.!

The autobiography of Alan Yates alias Carter Brown

by Alan Yates

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How do you become a globally bestselling author—when there’s no internet, no social media, and no one knows who you really are? 

Carter Brown was a publishing phenomenon whose mystery novels sold in their millions around the world. But who was he? Alan Yates, his creator, tells all in this extraordinary account of a globally successful and astonishingly productive Australian writer of pulp fiction who until recently had fallen into obscurity. First published in 1983.

Carter Brown was the literary pseudonym of Alan Geoffrey Yates (1923-1985). An English-born Australian writer of popular detective fiction, Yates published 215 'Carter Brown' novels and 75 novella-length stories in the period spanning 1954 to 1984. For more information visit

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Published by Untapped: the Australian Literary Heritage Project

Once out of print, these lost Australian books have been brought back to life as part of Untapped: the Australian Literary Heritage Project. You can borrow them from your local library as ebooks, or buy from all major online booksellers.

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