He arrived on an iron horse. And when the train pulled away, the town had a boxcar full of trouble. He went by the name of Speedy. Some called him a tramp - and others called him worse. Speedy was a young con man who knew the fastest way to a rich man's wallet and a pretty girl's heart.
To Speedy, Durfee didn't look any different from a hundred other towns he'd seen before....more
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.