Who Fears the Devil? collects all of Manly Wade Wellman's short stories about a character named Silver John. The stories feature an interesting and original setting for folkloric/supernatural fantasy (contemporary Appalachia) and a character that's more memorable than the traditional swordsman/gunslinger. Silver John is a wandering collector of backwoods songs, and travels from place to place with only the shirt on his back and a silver-stringed guitar. He is more of an archetype in some ways than a character with real depth and history, but for short stories that are plot-focussed, that's okay.