I still haven't read any of his novels, or any of his cowboy stories for that matter. Several years ago, I read his short story collection called Yondering. But I don't remember much about it.
Anyway, this collection is about cops and private detectives. The shorter ones are a bit too simplistic. But the longer ones - The Street of Lost Corpses, I Hate to Tell His Widow, and the title piece - are better. More plot development; less telegraphed I guess.
The collection was published in 1983, but the individual stories had been written earlier, some even a few decades earlier. An amusing result is how marijuana use is addressed in a couple of the stories.