Books: Greatest Pulpist

MAX BRAND (199 pp.)—Edited by Darrell C. Richardson—Fantasy ($3).

A dead man was telling tales last week to almost as many readers as any man alive. In the eight years since his death, 28 of his novels have sold at an average rate of 200,000 apiece in hard and soft covers; two of them have sold more than 1,000,000 copies; three others have passed the 500,000 mark. Writers such as Erie Stanley Gardner and Mickey Spillane have sold more in the paperback market, but in the long run, the dead man might yet beat them...

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