THE WANDERER (438 pp.)-Mika Waltari-Pufnam ($3.75).
THE VIKING (380 pp.)-Edison Marshall-Farrar, Straus & Young ($3.50).
THE UTMOST ISLAND (216 pp.)-Henry Myers-Crown ($3).
A FLIGHT OF FALCONS (351 pp.)-Francoise d'Eaubonne-McGraw-Hill $3.75).
As is usual in the U.S. fall, historical novels have been fluttering down like autumn leaves. Few of them will stay very long. In general, publishers will be well satisfied to see the last copies lying like mulch at the foot of the nation's Christmas trees. Meanwhile, for the next few weeks, they will be spread far & wide by the big wind of publicity. The ruddiest of them:
The Wanderer, by Mika Waltari, may be...