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Detective Line-up

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1960s

The Detective Magazine

Total Issues: 65

Fortnightly British pulp magazine which ran between 1922 & 1925. Each issue -- superbly illustrated by a variety of artists, most of them Amalgamated Press regulars -- is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction; the early issues contained the serialisation of "Flat 2" by Edgar Wallace and offered a 500 prize to the reader who could come up with the best solution to the mystery; Wallace's own solution was published a few months after the third episode appeared.

George Dilnot, the editor, was a well-known crime journalist of the time, editing a number of volumes of books about famous trials; he was also a former editor of Answers, and wrote "The Romance of the Amalgamated Press"; clearly a favoured son of the company. Dilnot used his contacts at Scotland Yard and seems to have hired every ex-Chief Det.-Insp. that ever worked there to write articles. In the fiction department, he often relied on American reprints, but there's some very interesting British authors tucked away in these old pages too.

Issues & Index Sources:  24-Nov-1922 – 8-May-1925: Crime Fiction Index
Index to British Popular Fiction (in progress)
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Editors:   George Dilnot
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   100pp
Frequency:   fortnightly (every other Friday)
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Detective Monthly (Australia)

Total Issues: 12 (at least)

Another thin Australian digest printing original stories mainly by Australian authors, with a few British authors (probably with retitled reprint stories).

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1952 – c. 1953: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #1, #5, #8, #9, #10)
Publishers:   Transport Publishing Company Pty. Ltd., 26 Hunter Street, Sydney.
Prices:   8d
Pagecounts:   34pp
Sources:   Australian Crime Fiction
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Detective Monthly (UK)

see under Street & Smith's Detective Monthly

Detective Mysteries

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1938: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Western Fiction (Red Circle)
Editors:   probably Robert O. Erisman
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Mystery Novel Magazine

see under Thrilling Mystery

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.
Website:   www15.brinkster.com/jur1/fadingshadows/
Editors:   Tom & Ginger Johnson
Prices:   $5.00 + $1.30 postage
Pagecounts:   c. 80pp
Frequency:   monthly (to Aug-1999); roughly bi-monthly (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

  bi-monthly 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, N.Y.
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:   Publishers Holding Company, N.Y.
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

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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