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'Tec - The Five-in-One Detective Magazine

Billed as having "five complete novels" in each issue, although each is condensed to a mere 20 pages each. One story in the second issue is original.

1939        
v1 #1
May

v1 #2
Jun/Jul
         

Ten Story Gang

A late entry into the gangster-story pulp field, Ten Story Gang only lasted for six issues before being renamed Gangland Detective Stories and then folding three issues later (although there is possibly one more issue after September 1940).

1938              
v1 #1
Aug
   
v1 #2
Nov
 
1939
v1 #3
Jan
 
v1 #4
Mar
   
v1 #5
Jun
 
v1 #6
Aug
   
v2 #1
Nov
 
1940      
v2 #2
Apr
       
v2 #3
Sep
     

10 Story Mystery Magazine

Publishing a mixture of weird menace, "daring mystery" and stories of the "sinister and strange" from well-known authors like G.T. Fleming-Roberts and Stewart Stirling, 10 Story Mystery Magazine lasted for a mere 9 issues before succumbing to the wartime paper shortages and merging with Dime Mystery Magazine.

1941                      
v1 #1
Dec
1942  
v1 #2
Feb
 
v1 #3
Apr
 
v1 #4
Jun
 
v2 #1
Aug
 
v2 #2
Oct
 
v2 #3
Dec
1943  
v2 #4
Feb
 
v3 #1
Apr
               

10 Story Mystery Magazine (Canada)

Initially a Canadian reprint edition of 10 Story Mystery Magazine, but subsequently reprinted from other US pulps such as Dime Detective. Other issues probably exist.

1941                      
v1 #1
Dec
1942  
v16 #3
Feb
 
Apr
       
v17 #1
Sep
 
v17 #2
Nov
 
1943
v17 #3
Jan
     
v17 #4
May
 
v17 #5
Jul
 
Sep
     
1944            
Jul
 
Sep
     
1945
Jan
     
v17 #17
May
     
Sep
 
v17 #20
Nov
 

10 Story Mystery Magazine [1946] (UK)

Despite the title, this magazine reprinted stories from Dime Mystery Magazine. It was published in Canada for distribution in the UK.

Other issues may exist.

1946                  
#1
Oct
 
#2
Dec

10 Story Mystery Magazine [1948] (UK)

British reprint edition of 10 Story Mystery Magazine.

Other issues may exist.

1948
#1

#2
1949
#3
 
1950
#4
 

Terror Detective Story Magazine

Despite the title, the stories in Terror Detective Story Magazine displayed neither terror nor detection, but focussed instead on blatant sexual content. Despite the presence of well-known authors like Harlan Ellison, Fredric Brown & Henry Slesar, the magazine had little to recommend it and folded after 4 issues.

1956                  
#1
Oct
 
#2
Dec
1957  
#3
Feb
 
#4
Apr
               

Three Detective Novels

Announced as a companion to Three Western Novels, no trace of this magazine has yet been found and it may not exist.

1949 Jan                      

Thrilling Crime Stories

One-off companion magazine to Thrilling Romances.

1948                   Oct    

Thrilling Mysteries

Intended as a weird-menace pulp to cash in on the success of sister publications Dime Mystery Magazine, Horror Stories and Terror Tales, Thrilling Mysteries folded after a single issue when Standard Magazines sued over the use of the word 'Thrilling' and the two companies settled out of court.

1935      
v1 #1
Apr
               

Thuglit

Thuglit is a hardcore noir crime magazine that had an earlier existence as an online zine.

2012        
#1, Sep/Oct

#2, Nov/Dec
2013
#3, Jan/Feb

#4, Mar/Apr

#5, May/Jun

#6, Jul/Aug

#7, Sep/Oct

#8, Nov/Dec
2014
#9, Jan/Feb

#10, Mar/Apr

#11, May/Jun

#12, Jul/Aug

#13, Sep/Oct

#14, Nov/Dec
2015
#15, Jan/Feb

#16, Mar/Apr

#17, May/Jun

#18, Jul/Aug

#19, Sep/Oct

#20, Nov/Dec
2016
#21, Jan/Feb

#22, Mar/Apr

#23, May/Jun
     

Tightrope!

Although published long after the demise of the pulp magazine, Tightrope hoped to gain from the publicity of a popular television series of the same name. The pulp size and format was an anachronism and, despite the better-than-average run of contemporary crime-adventure stories, the magazine folded after only four issues.

1960      
v1 #1
Apr

v1 #2
May

v1 #3
Jun
 
v1 #4
Aug
       

Top Detective Annual

Annual pulp, reprinting mystery fiction by well-known writers from other Standard Magazines titles. While rumours exist of a 1950 issue it has never been located and was probably not published.

1951
v1 #2
1952
v1 #3
1953
v2 #1

Top-Notch Detective

Little is known about this magazine which promised "12 Smashing Murder Stories" in each issue. It began with vol.2 no.5 and so presumably replaced an earlier title, but it is not known what.

1938                
v2 #5
Sep
   
v2 #6
Dec
1939    
v3 #1
Mar
                 

Tough Stories Magazine

A crudely (hand) assembled digest-sized magazine, with pages stapled together (without spine, seemingly as issued), official page numbers penned over printed numbers, some pages crossed out (much like an uncorrected proof). It is unclear if this was ever offered for sale.

1956
v1 #1
Jan

v1 #2
Feb

v1 #3
Mar
                 

Triangle Quarterly

Pulp magazine that reprinted contents of various US pulps of various genres. For instance, the Spring 1945 issue contained 96 pages each from an undated issue of Range Riders Western, 96 pages from an undated issue of Sky Fighters, 96 pages from the December 1943 issue of Phantom Detective and 96 pages from the October 1944 issue of Texas Rangers.

Other issues may exist.

1942   Summer    
1943 Spring      
1944        
1945
Spring
 
Fall
 

True Gangster Stories

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.

1941  
v1 #1
Feb
       
v1 #2
Jul
         
1942  
v1 #1
Feb
 
v1 #2
Apr
 
v1 #3
Jun
 
v1 #4
Aug
       

True Gangster Stories (UK) [1939]

British reprint edition of True Gangster Stories. Other issues may exist.

1939                   v2 #4
Oct
   

Two-Book Detective Magazine

Initially reprinting "Two $2.00 Mystery Novels" as Two-Books Detective Magazine, the magazine changed slightly with the third issue to Two-Book Detective Magazine with a tagline of "Two Full-Length Mystery Novels", each of which was original. After a couple of issues this expanded to "Four Full-Length Mystery Novels" which made nonsense of the title, so that was changed a few issues later to New Detective Magazine.

1933  
v1 #1
Summer

v1 #2
Fall
 
v1 #3
Dec/Jan
1934  
v1 #4
Feb/Mar
 
v1 #5
May
 
v1 #6
Jul
 
v1 #7
Sep
 
v1 #8
Nov
   
1935
v1 #9
Jan
 
v1 #10
Mar
 
v2 #1
May
 
v2 #2
Jul
 
v2 #3
Sep
   
v2 #4
Dec
 

Two-Book Detective Magazine (Canada)

Canadian Reprint Edition of Two-Book/New Detective Magazine. Other issues probably exist

1933        
v1 #3
Dec/Jan
1934                          
1935                
v2 #3
Sep
       

2 Book Mystery Magazine

Although implying that it reprinted two full-length, published, novels in each issue, to compete with other similar magazine on the newsstand, 2 Book Mystery Magazine actually reprinted novelettes from other pulps, particulary Private Detective Stories and folded after only two issues.

1946  
v1 #1
Feb
     
v1 #2
Jun
           

Two-Fisted Detective Stories (1959)

Two-Fisted Detective Stories was another of the action-packed, violent, crime-adventure fiction magazines of the mid-1950s which added large measures of brutal sex to rough and ruthless tales of murder and mayhem.

1959          
v1 #1
Jun

v1 #2
Jul
 
v1 #3
Sep
   
v1 #4
Dec
1960  
v1 #5
Feb
 
v1 #6
Apr
 
v2 #1
Jun
 
v2 #2
Aug
 
v2 #3
Oct
 
v2 #4
Dec

Two-Fisted Detective Stories (1984)

The first issue was devoted entirely to Robert E. Howard, but the second issue contained a selection of fiction from other authors.

1984
#1
1988
#2

Undercover Detective

Short-lived magazine featuring a gripping action novel about "Conway Clark, International Undercover Ace" in each issue, as well as several other short stories and novelettes.

1938                      
v1 #1
Dec
1939  
v1 #2
Feb
 
v1 #3
Apr
               

Underworld [1951] (UK)

Short-lived magazine with a mix of reprints from US pulps and original stories.

1951
Spring
     
1952
Spring
     

Underworld Romances

Short-lived attempt to merge the gang and love pulp genres. Last issue titled Underworld Love Stories

1931                    
v1 #1
Nov

v1 #2
Dec
1932
v1 #3
Jan

v1 #4
Feb
                   

Underworlds

Underworlds was launched as a tri-annual paperback magazine that sought "to create a bridge between crime fiction (especially, but not necessarily exclusively, of the noir school) and horror fiction". It folded after only two issues in two years.

2002                      
#1
Dec
2003                        
2004                      
#2
Mar

Verdict

Following the successful launch of Manhunt, the publishers launched a similar magazine as Verdict but it never made a mark in a crowded market and folded after only 4 issues, The same publishers tried again three years later but, again, the magazine folded after a brief run.

1953          
v1 #1
Jun

v1 #2
Jul

v1 #3
Aug

v1 #4
Sep
     
1956              
v1 #1
Aug
   
v1 #2
Nov
 
1957
v2 #1
Jan
                     

Verdict (UK)

British reprint edition with the first four issues reprinting from Verdict, the fourth from Manhunt and the remaining three issues from Pursuit.

1953              
v1 #1
Aug
v1 #2
Sep

v1 #3
Oct

v1 #4
Nov
 
1954      
v1 #5
Apr

v1 #6
May

v1 #7
Jun/Jul

Aug
       

Vice-Squad Detective

Published as a direct challenge to Spicy Detective Stories, the stories in Vice-Squad Detective were even sexier and it is believed that most copies were seized by police prior to distribution, which may explain why there was no second issue.

Although dated as 1933 by many authorities, its publication was noted in the July 1935 issue of Author & Journalist.

1935
v1 #1