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Maxwell Grant


(Walter Brown Gibson)
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Maxwell Grant was a pen name used by the authors of "The Shadow."

Street and Smith Publications, the publishers of the Shadow pulp magazine, asked Walter Gibson, a writer hired to chronicle the Shadow's adventures, to create a pen name for the Shadow's author for several reasons, primarily so that numerous authors could be used to write the stories without confusing the readers. Gibson, who was also a nonfiction writer, wanted to use a pen name for his fiction. He adopted the pen name Maxwell Grant, taking the name from two magic dealers he knew, Maxwell Holden and U.F. Grant.

Three authors besides Gibson have used the Maxwell Grant pen name: Theodore Tinsley, who wrote 27 Shadow stories between 1936 and 1943, Bruce Elliott, who wrote 15 Shadow stories between 1946 and 1948, and Dennis Lynds, who wrote nine Shadow paperback novels between 1964 and 1967.
 


Genres: Thriller
 
Series
Shadow: The Master of Darkness
   The Eyes of the Shadow (1931)
   1. The Living Shadow (1931)
   2. The Black Master (1932)
   3. The Mobsmen on the Spot (1932)
   4. Hands in the Dark (1932)
   5. Double Z (1932)
   6. The Crime Cult (1932)
   7. The Red Menace (1932)
   8. Mox (1933)
   9. The Romanoff Jewels (1933)
   10. The Silent Seven (1933)
   11. Kings Of Crime (1933)
   12. Shadowed Millions (1933)
   13. Green Eyes (1933)
   14. The Creeping Death (1938)
   15. Gray Fist (1934)
   16. The Shadow's Shadow (1933)
   17. Fingers Of Death (1933)
   18. Murder Trail (1933)
   19. Zemba (1933)
   20. Charg, Monster (1933)
   21. The Wealth Seeker (1934)
   22. The Silent Death (1933)
   23. The Death Giver (1933)
   The Shadow Laughs! (1935)
   Return of the Shadow (1963)
   The Shadow Strikes (1964)
   The Shadow Strikes Back (1964)
   Cry Shadow! (1965)
   Mark of the Shadow (1965)
   Shadow Beware (1965)
   The Shadow's Revenge (1965)
   Shadow Go Mad (1966)
   The Night of the Shadow (1966)
   Destination: Moon (1967)
   Grove of Doom (1969)
   The Death Tower (1969)
   The Ghost Makers (1969)
   Gangdom's Doom (1970)
   Hidden Death (1970)
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Norgil
   Norgil the Magician (1977)
   Norgil (1979)
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