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Detective and Murder Mysteries [1936]

see also under Murder Mysteries

Detective and Mystery Stories

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  1930
Publishers:   Arthur Westbrook (Cleveland)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Detective Annual

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
Frequency:   annual

Detective Book Magazine

Total Issues: 18+47=65

Detective Book Magazine was published by Fiction House and emphasized a complete, unabridged, book-length detective novel in each issue, supported by a couple of short stories. Initially it was not particularly successful, running for only 18 monthly issues before folding in September 1931. However it was revived some six years later, in Fall 1937, and continued on a fairly regularly quarterly schedule for a further fifteen years, notching up a reasonable total of 65 issues.

Note that many (possibly all) of the novels in the second series were abridged.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1930 – Sep-1931: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 4
  Fall 1937 – Winter 1952/1953: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 4

Publishers

  Fiction House, NY

Editors

  1930 – 1931: J.W. Kelly
  Fall 1937 – Fall 1940: Malcolm Reiss
  Winter 1940 – Summer 1942: Wallace T. Foote
  Fall 1942 – Winter 1942: Larrabie Cunningham
  Spring 1943 – Spring 1950: Malcolm Reiss
  Winter 1951/1952 – Winter 1952/1953: Jack O'Sullivan

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  20c (but varied)

Pagecounts

  128pp (but varied)

Frequency

  1st series monthly; 2nd series quarterly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Casebook

Total Issues: 3?

One of the many British magazines in the 1940s published as a series of booklets with different titles to avoid paper restrictions. Three issues are known, but others may exist.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1948, as Fireside Detective Casebook: Crime Fiction Index
  Mar-1948, as Bedside Detective Casebook: Crime Fiction Index
  Jun-1948, as Keyhole Detective Casebook: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Brown Watson

Formats

  quarto

Prices

  1/-

Pagecounts

  32pp

Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines (Fireside only)
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Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources

  1955 – ?

Publishers

  in 1950s: Brookside Enterprises Inc., 55W 42nd St., New York, NY
  in 1960s: Globe Communications Corp, Pittsford, NY

Frequency

  bimonthly

Detective Classics

Total Issues: 4+22=26

Detective Classics was an early detective pulp from Fiction House that actually started life as a war pulp titled Soldier Stories. After only four issues under that name it switched to a detective pulp, under the name Detective Classics, as which it continued for another 22 monthly issues. Each issue typically featured a lead novel followed by a small number of columns and short stories.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1929 – Sep-1929, as Soldier Stories: Crime Fiction Index
Adventure Fiction Index
  Nov-1929 – Sep-1931, as Detective Classics: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Fiction House, NY

Formats

  standard pulp

Frequency

  mostly monthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Crime Stories

Mentioned in Haining's "American Pulp Magazines", but actually an anthology featuring a story of that title by Lee Dexter.

Detective Diary

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1980s

Detective Digest

Total Issues: 4?

True crime. Very elusive magazine; issues not seen and total run uncertain. Richard Bleiler has confirmed it is non-fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1937 – Aug-1937?

Publishers

  Jan-1937 – Apr-1937: Ace Magazines, NY
  Aug-1937: Harle

Formats

  digest

Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

Detective Dime Novels

Total Issues: 1+3=4

Detective Dime Novels was launched in the wake of the suddent revival of interest in single-character pulp magazines in 1940, and featured Dr. Thaddeus Harker. With the second issue it was renamed to Red Star Detective and folded a mere three issues later.

Issues & Index Sources

  Apr-1940: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Jun-1940 – Oct-1940, as Red Star Detective: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Frank A. Munsey

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  112pp

Frequency

  bimonthly

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Dragnet

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1990s
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

Detective-Dragnet Magazine

see under The Dragnet Magazine

Detective Fiction

Total Issues: 4

A short-lived monthly magazine of mainly Australian stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1948 – Mar-1949: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #4, Mar-1949)
Publishers:   Frank Johnson, Sydney
Formats:   18cm x 24.5cm
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   Australian Crime Fiction, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Fiction (Weekly)

see under Flynn's (Weekly Detective)

Detective Fiction Weekly (Canada)

see under Flynn's (Weekly Detective) (Canada)

Detective Files

Total Issues: 3?

Issues & Index Sources:  1956: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Caravan Books Inc., 1 West 47th Street, New York 36
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Library [1895]

Total Issues: 5

"Published and edited by Richard Crompton who claimed that it was the only paper in existence which featured a different detective in a story each week. Similar size and colour to the Detective Weekly 1933." (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  1895
Publishers:   Richard Crompton
Prices:   1d
Frequency:   monthly

Detective Library [1917]

Total Issues: 51

Reprints of non-Nick Carter stories from early Magnet Libraries.

Issues & Index Sources:  7-Feb-1917 – 24-Jan-1918: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Formats:   7¾ x 5¾"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   200-250
Frequency:   Bi-weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Detective Library [1919]

Total Issues: 50

Replaced by Nugget Weekly.

Issues & Index Sources:  2-Aug-1919 – 10-Jul-1920
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press, Fleetway House
Editors:   H.W. Twyman; John W. Wheway (Sub-editor)
Formats:   large digest
Prices:   1½d
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly
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Detective Library [1932]

Total Issues: 2

A short-lived pulp magazine which printed a single novel in each issue, the first of which, at least, was a reprint.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1932 – Jun-1932: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Clayton Magazines
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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