The Luther McGavock stories are not your garden variety hard-boiled 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 next four stories in the series.
Written by Merle Constiner; cover by Rafael de Soto; illustrations by Peter Kuhlhoff
The Hound with the Golden Eye: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Luther McGavock, Volume 2 by Merle Constiner contains the following stories:
- “Kill One, Skip One”
- “The Hound with the Golden Eye”
- “Killer Stay ’Way from My Door”
- “Until the Undertaker Comes”