Fredric Brown is simply out of his mind with this novel, and once you read this completely out of hand take on greed, sex and death in the carny, you’ll wonder how in the hell he can pack so much story in so little space. Madball (told primarily through the eyes of Dr Magus) is a whodunit when the story opens with a carny regular being killed and the clever detective work of Magus, who has deduced that there is a whole lot of money missing someplace.
       Madball is making its first ever hardcover appearance, and to round it out, we have included two bonus short stories: Come and Go Mad, considered by many to be Brown’s finest short work, and the long out of print Greatest Poem Ever Written. Dick Adler has contributed a fine introduction. Limited to 300 copies, each one is signed by Dick Adler.

edition information

  • Limited to 200 copies, each signed by Dick Adler.
  • Introduction by Dick Adler.
  • The original American and British paperback edition covers reprinted in color.
  • Two bonus short stories, including the classic Come and Go Mad.
  • Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, three-piece cloth construction.
  • Bound in blue cloth with no dustjacket (the image above is just a mock-up).
  • Original book price: $65.
  • Published February 2008.
  • ISBN 978-1-933618-32-6.