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Masquerade: Ten Crime Stories

Max Brand

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ISBN 10: 1932009612 / ISBN 13: 9781932009613
Published by Crippen & Landru, 2007
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Masquerade: Ten Crime Stories

Publisher: Crippen & Landru

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1St Edition - may be Reissue.

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GUNS AND GANGSTERS, CRIME AND CRIMINALS Max Brand, the pen-name of Frederick Faust (1892-1944) was a master of the fast-action tale with mythic themes including redemption and honor often set in a mythic landscape. He wrote some of his classic westerns, historical adventures, sports stories and medical romances (he invented Dr. Kildare) while living in an Italian villa. When the United States entered the Second World War, Faust became a War Correspondent, and was killed in action in 1944. The stories in this first collection dedicated to Max Brand's crime and mystery stories embrace a wide range of protagonists -- a boxer paid to take a fall, a treasure-hunting western badman, a pickpocket, a stubborn cop, a murderous husband, and a spy in the mean streets leading to World War II. Masquerade, the 24th in the Lost Classics series, collects ten stories originally published between 1935 and 1938. It is edited with introduction and prefaces to each story by Max Brand's biographer, William F. Nolan, Jr. The cover painting is by Tom Roberts.

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