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Detective Mystery Novel Magazine (Canada)

see under Thrilling Mystery (Canada)

Detective Mystery Stories

Total Issues: 55

New mysteries and who-done-its "in the pulp tradition".

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1998 – Dec-2004: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Fading Shadows, Inc.
Editors:   Tom & Ginger Johnson
Prices:   $5.00 + $1.30 postage
Pagecounts:   c. 80pp
Frequency:   monthly (to Aug-1999); roughly bimonthly (Oct-1999 - Dec-2004)
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Detective News

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1956 – ?
Publishers:   Skye Publishing Co., 270 Park Ave., New York, NY, 60 W 46th St., New York, NY, and Louisville, KY
Frequency:   bimonthly

Detective Novel Classics

It has been suggested that a magazine of this title is rumored to have been published by Hillman, but this was actually the title of a series of books published by Hillman, not a magazine.

Detective Novels Magazine

Total Issues: 67

For most of its life Detective Novels Magazine offered two short novels, a small selection of short stories and a few features as fillers, mainly on a bimonthly schedule, and is best known for the two series of stories featuring Jerry Wade (the Candid Camera Kid) and The Crimson Mask. In 1944 the format changed to featuring just a single "novel" and a handful of short stories and the title was changed accordingly to Detective Novel Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan/Feb-1938 – Jun-1944: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Aug-1944 – Summer 1949, as Detective Novel Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Better Publications, Inc., 22 West 48th St., later 10 East 40th St., New York, NY

Editors

  Harvey Burns

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c (rising to 15c, ending at 20c)

Pagecounts

  12pp

Frequency

  bimonthly to Mar-1948; quarterly from Spring 1948 - Summer 1949

Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Novels Magazine (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Detective Novel(s) Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   The American News Company, Ltd.
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Detective Novels Magazine (UK)

British reprint edition of Detective Novel(s) Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except #3)
Publishers:   Pembertons (of Manchester) Ltd.
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   64
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Detective Parade

Total Issues: 1

One-shot crime fiction magazine which promised "all new fast moving and action packed stories".

Issues & Index Sources:  1945: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Frank Communale Publishing, 55 West 42nd Street, NY
Editors:   Arthur Kass
Formats:   hybrid pulp/bedsheet
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Detective Picture Stories

True crime. Comic with artwork by George Brenner, Will Eisner and others.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1936 – ?

Detective Reporter

Total Issues: 1

MDE says the issue is "all true detective cases except one fictional story" but that one story is a reprint from Saucy Detective Stories where it is listed (by MDE) as non-fiction. The cover suggests it is a pure true crime mag.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1937: Cook/Miller
Publishers:   The Publishers Holding Company, NY
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines

Detective Romances

see under Ace Mystery

Detective Romances (Canada)

Canadian reprint edition of Detective Romances.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1930s: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Pulpster #11, 2001
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Detective Series

Total Issues: 25

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1915
Publishers:   Stein
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Detective Shorts

Total Issues: 4

Small pamphlet magazines issued shortly after the end of the Second World War when paper rationing was at its height.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1945 – 1946: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #3)
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan, London
Formats:   digest
Pagecounts:   64pp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Short Stories

Total Issues: 26

Detective Short Stories specialised in unflagging, unsubtle and ferocious action, with covers typically featuring girls in torn clothes, tied up and in fearful danger. Despite the relatively poor quality of most of the stories, the magazine lasted for six years from 1943 to 1947, followed four years later by a single issue from a different publisher.

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1937 – Oct-1943: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 4
  Oct-1947: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Aug-1937 – Oct-1943: Manvis Publications
  Oct-1947: Exclusive Detective Stories, Inc.

Editors

  Robert O. Erisman

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  112pp

Frequency

  mostly quarterly

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

This is listed in John Locke's Pulp Title Index as a detective pulp, but JL has subsequently confirmed it was an error for {Star Detective}.

Detective Stories [1910]

Total Issues: 50

Issues & Index Sources:  1910 – 1919
Publishers:   Stein
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Detective Stories [1952]

The contents of the only known issue (#9) of the second series are identical to the only known issue (#1) of Manhunt Stories, also published by Page Publications.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1952? – ?: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Blue Diamond Publishing Company, Sydney; Page Publications Pty. Ltd., Surry Hills, NSW.
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Detective Story Annual

Total Issues: 7

Annual series of reprints, mostly from Detective Story Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1941 – 1949: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: 1945, 1947 - may not exist)
Publishers:   Street & Smith Publications, Inc.
Editors:   Daisy Bacon from 1944
Formats:   bedsheet (last issue digest)
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   160pp (last issue 224pp)
Frequency:   annual (missing 1945 & 1947)
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Story Magazine [1915]

Total Issues: 1057

Detective Story Magazine was the first pulp magazine devoted to detective fiction, and was actually a continuation of the dime novel series Nick Carter Stories with its first issue continuing a serial begun in that magazine. It ran for 34 years with half of that being on a weekly basis (although it had dropped to quarterly by the end of its life), notching up an amazing 1057 issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  5-Oct-1915 – 14-Feb-1931: Crime Fiction Index
  21-Feb-1931 – Summer 1949, as Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Street & Smith Publications, Inc.

Editors

  1915 – 1938: Frank E. Blackwell
  1938: Anthony M. Rud
  1939 – 1940: Hazlett Kessler
  1941: R.B. Miller
  1942: Ronald Oliphant
  May-1942 – Summer 1949: Daisy Bacon

Formats

  5-Oct-1915 – Sep-1943: standard pulp
  Oct-1943 – Sep-1948: digest
  Winter 1949 – Summer 1949: pulp

Frequency

  5-Oct-1915 – 20-Aug-1917: twice a month
  4-Sep-1917 – 3-Sep-1932: weekly
  Oct-1932: monthly
  25-Oct-1932 – 25-Sep-1935: twice monthly
  Oct-1935 – Sep-1948: monthly
  Winter 1949 – Summer 1949: quarterly

Related Sites

  The Pulp Magazines Project

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