Tales of the Weird Southwest by Robert E. Howard is a collection of six short stories. The first is about the mythical powers of a vampire. The second is a tale of the magical powers possessed by those who hate. The third is about the magical powers possessed by Indians. The last three relate to magical powers available to oppressed black slaves. All tales are entertaining with just hints of a surprise here and there. There is some violence; there are some gruesome deaths. Note the word “weird” in the title.