This collection of H.A. DeRosso's stories includes the following:
"Killer", GUNSMOKE, August 1953
"The Ways of Vengeance",
RANGERS, June 1950 TEXAS
"Fear in the Saddle", ZANE GREY'S WESTERN MAGAZINE, Sept. 1952
"The Return of the Arapaho Kid", ARGOSY, Sept. 1958
"Witch", RANCH ROMANCES, February 1962
"Dark Purpose", under the title "Kill the Killer" in MIKE SHAYNE MYSTERY MAGAZINE, April 1958
"The Happy Death", under the title "Sweet, Sweet Murder" as by John Cortez, ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE, December, 1960
"Bad Blood", WESTERN SHORT STORIES, September 1955
"Endless Trail", under the title "It's Your Town--Tame It!", .44 WESTERN, July 1948
"Riders of the Shadowlands", under the title "I Trust My Trigger", COMPLETE WESTERN BOOK MAGAZINE, December 1950
Like the previous DeRosso collection, UNDER THE BURNING SUN, this was put together by Bill Pronzini, who also did some minor editing on the stories. According to Pronzini's introduction, he deleted some of what he considered DeRosso's overwriting, but in comparing the text in this edition of "The Return of the Arapaho Kid" to the story in its original appearance in ARGOSY, which I also have, I didn't find any changes.
This is a good strong collection, with the title novella being probably the best story. DeRosso is known for the noir elements in his Westerns, and while these stories are certainly grim in places, they don't feel as bleak as some of his other work. Some of the endings are almost happy, in fact. I thought the two stories written for mystery magazines, "Dark Purpose" and "The Happy Death", were the weakest of the bunch. One thing that struck me is that on the stories that had title changes, DeRosso's original titles were better than the ones the magazine editors stuck on them. "Riders of the Shadowlands" is an especially good title, I thought, much more evocative than "I Trust My Trigger".
RIDERS OF THE SHADOWLANDS is well worth seeking out. DeRosso remains one of my favorite Western authors.