The first hard-boiled detective character, “Three-Gun” Terry Mack is collected for the first time. This groundbreaking series from the pages of Black Mask magazine set the template for all Black Mask authors to follow. Written by Carroll John Daly, Terry Mack debuted just two months prior to Daly’s most famous creation, Race Williams. Williams’ popularity with Black Mask readers doomed Terry Mack after just two stories, but Daly revisited the character a few years later for a full-length novel, The Man in the Shadows.
This edition contains both Terry Mack short stories, along with The Man in the Shadows, which has never before been reprinted. Includes an all-new introduction by Evan Lewis.
Written by Carroll John Daly; cover by Fred Craft; introduction by Evan Lewis
The Man in the Shadows: The Complete Black Mask Cases of Terry Mack by Carrol John Daly contains the following stories:
- “Three Gun Terry”
- “Action! Action!”
- “The Man in the Shadows”