|Title:||Death in Alkali Flat [AKA Sun and Sand]|
|Publisher:||Western Story Magazine|
|Tags:||fiction, short story, western|
Death in Alkali Flat is the story of a remarkably accomplished youth known only as Sleeper. It is his misfortune to buy a key chain from a pawnbroker that opens a box that contains a map to a notorious outlaw’s cache.
The story was originally published under the title “Sun and Sand” in Western Story Magazine in 1935 with the main character’s name written as Jigger. [Suggest a different description.]
|Comments:||This book was taken from the six-story Max Brand anthology "More Tales of the Wild West".|
Author Bio for Faust, Frederick Schiller
Frederick Schiller Faust aka Frank Austin, George Owen Baxter, Walter C Butler, George Challis, Evan Evans, Frederick Faust, John Frederick, Frederick Frost, David Manning, Peter Henry Morland, Max Brand...
Max Brand, one of America's most popular and prolific novelists and author of such enduring works as Destry Rides Again and the Doctor Kildare stories, died on the Italian front in 1944.
“No pulp writer was more prolific than Frederick Faust, who wrote nearly 15 million words under the pen name of Max Brand and seventeen others. He sold all his stories and sometimes wrote complete issues of Western Story Magazine. But Faust's most famous character was not a Western hero but a doctor—Dr. Kildare—who inspired a film of the same name plus fifteen sequels and a television series starring Richard Chamberlain.” (The Incredible Pulps: A Gallery of Fiction Magazine Art, c. 2006, p. 11).
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