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True Detective Mysteries

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources

  1924 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  in 1940s: Macfadden Publishing, Washington and South Avenues, Dunellen, NJ
  in 1950s: TD Publishing Corp, 206 E. 43rd St., New York, NY
  in 1980s: RGH Publishing Corp, 460 W 34th St., New York, NY

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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True Experience(s)

Fiction couched in a kind of non-fiction package. Included some anonymous pieces by Murray Leinster. Title changed from True Experiences to True Experience some time in 1947.

Issues & Index Sources

  1925 – 1947, as True Experiences: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  1947 – Winter 2010?, as True Experience: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Macfadden

Editors

  Ruth L. Baer (in 1946 - 1947)

Formats

  quarto

Prices

  15c (in 1946 - 1947)
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True Fact Crime

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s

True Gang Life

Total Issues: 24+?

True Gang Life was another of the pulps that cashed in on the brief popularity of gangster stories. It ran for at least 24 issues although the precise number is unclear.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1934 – Sep-1939: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Jun-1935; Nov-1936; Jan-1937; any after Dec-1937)
Publishers:   Associated Authors, Inc.
Formats:   standard pulp
Frequency:   generally bimonthly but erratic
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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True Gangster Crime Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?
Publishers:   Pastime Publications

True Gangster Stories [1941]

Total Issues: 6

Despite the title True Gangster Stories was mainly fiction. It had two separate short runs, each beginning with Vol.1 No.1, even though the title had previously been used for the final issue of Double-Action Gang Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1941 – Jul-1941: Crime Fiction Index
  Feb-1942 – Aug-1942: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Columbia Publications, NY

Formats

  standard pulp

Frequency

  bimonthly

Sources

  The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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True Gangster Stories [1939]

see also under Double-Action Gang Magazine

True Gangster Stories (UK) [1939]

British reprint edition of True Gangster Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1939: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except Oct-1939)
Publishers:   Atlas Publishing & Distributing
Formats:   standard pulp
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True Gangster Stories (UK) [1942]

British reprint edition of True Gangster Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1942: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Pagecounts:   48pp
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True Homicide Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1955 – ?
Publishers:   Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
Frequency:   bimonthly

True Justice Stories

Total Issues: 1

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1950: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Hamilton & Co
Prices:   1/-

True-Life Confidences

Total Issues: 4

First two issues contain fiction, whilst the last two contain a mixture of mostly copyright reserved non-fiction (some illustrated by photos) reprinted from the USA and fiction. The December 1952 date derives from the British Library date stamp and it is presumed that all four issues were registered at once but had been published earlier.

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1952? – #4, 1952?: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Hamilton & Co
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   32pp

True-Life Detective Cases

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1941 – ?
Publishers:   Volitant Publications, 103 Park Ave., New York, NY, and 105 E. 35th St., New York, NY
Frequency:   monthly

True Life Stories

Total Issues: 1

Despite the cover title, the stories are purely fictional.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Hamilton & Co

True Love (UK) [1949]

Not seen, but advertised in an issue of Real FBI Detective Case Stories. May be the same as True Love Stories from The City Libraries.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1949
Publishers:   Magazine Fiction Group, Cartoon Art Productions, 333 Victoria Road, Glasgow S2
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-

True Love Affairs Magazine [1929]

see under Startling Detective (Adventures)

True Love Affairs [1940]

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan/Feb-1940: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Frank A. Munsey
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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True Love and Romance

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Macfadden Publications
Editors:   Hilda Wright (in 1943)
Prices:   10c (in 1943)
Pagecounts:   72pp (in 1943)
Frequency:   monthly


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