The Luther McGavock stories are not your garden variety hardboiled detective yarns. These Black Mask stories are so rich in place and detail that they almost seem a travelogue of small-town life in the Deep South.
Having bounced around to just about every major agency in the country, Luther McGavock finally settled in the Atherton Browne Agency in Memphis, and his cases take him to small towns in the Tennessee hill-country. As an outsider, McGavock is our tour guide to this odd world of the Deep South.
Written by one of the most polished writers to see print in Black Mask, author Merle Constiner’s writing is vivid, his characters complex, and his mysteries deep. This edition collects the first four stories in the series. Includes an all-new introduction by Evan Lewis.
Let the Dead Alone: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Luther McGavock by Merle Constiner contains the following stories:
- “Let the Dead Alone”
- “Let’s Count Corpses”
- “Why Meddle with Murder?”
- “The Turkey Buzzard Blues”