This volume of Max Brand’s short fiction is chock full the fast paced, deftly plotted stories that made Brand famous. “Cayenne Charlie” tells story Charlie Bird, a redheaded cowpoke so accustomed to trouble he treats jail like hotel. “The Bells San Carlos” introduces Fray Luis, most formidable member clergy. The novella “Between One and Three” part Western, mystery, counterfeiters who elude detection. Gift” features Happy Jack, one fascinating characters. Jack on trail Sandy Crisp, whose crimes include shooting Jack’s friends. Carlos Other Stories offers novellas long out print or never printed in their entirety. At first publication, often suffered from editors’ cuts make them fit available page space. Editor Jon Tuska has returned original manuscripts restore texts.