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Desires of Darkness

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950
Publishers:   The Park Trading Company, 14 Portland Road, London W11

Destinies

Total Issues: 11

A paperback anthology series that was a magazine in everything but physical format; also had spin-off volume Proteus (May-1981). When Jim Baen founded his own paperback house, he issued two similar anthology series which could be considered successors: see Far Frontiers and New Destinies.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1978 – Aug-1981: Miller/Contento
Publishers:   Ace Books
Editors:   James Baen
Formats:   pocketbook
Prices:   $2.25
Pagecounts:   average 300pp
Frequency:   roughly quarterly
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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Destiny [1950]

Total Issues: 10

Amateur magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1950 – Fall 1954: Miller/Contento
 
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Destiny [1991]

Total Issues: 1

One-shot "Blake's 7" fanzine with fan fiction and poetry.

Issues & Index Sources:  1991
Publishers:   Ashton Press, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Editors:   Brendan O'Cullane & Ann Wortham

Detective [1933]

Total Issues: 3

A very rare, and short-lived, magazine which was unusual in that the lead story actually started on the cover of the magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1933 – Jan-1934: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: Jan-1934)
Publishers:   Delo Publications, Myrick Bldg., Springfield, MA.
Formats:   bedsheet
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Detective [1940]

True crime. Compilation of stories from Official Detective, Intimate Detective and Actual Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  1940 – ?
Publishers:   Detective Stories Publishing Co., 731 Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL
Frequency:   quarterly

Detective [1947]

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1947 – ?
Publishers:   Bernarr MacFadden

Detective [1949]

Although listed in CookMDE as a 64pp pocketbook that appeared bimonthly for 24 issues in 1949, this is actually an anonymous anthology called DETECTIVE: 24 COMPLETE YARNS.

Detective Aces

Total Issues: 8?

British reprint edition of Ten Detective Aces, including some stories from Lone Wolf Detective Magazine and one from Marvel Science Stories!.

Issues & Index Sources:  early 1950s: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   L. Miller and Son, Ltd, 342-344 Hackney Road, London E2
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   1/- (last 2 issues 1/3d)
Pagecounts:   64pp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Action Stories

Total Issues: 19+9=28

Detective Action Stories was one of the first four magazines published in October 1930 by the then-new partnership of Henry Steeger and Harold Goldsmith that was to become so well-recognised as Popular Publications. However Detective Action Stories was never a great success, running for only 19 monthly issues until April 1932. It was briefly relaunched four years later (in October 1936) but lasted for only a further 9 issues before folding for good.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct-1930 – Apr-1932: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Oct-1936 – Oct/Nov-1937: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Popular Publications, NY

Editors

  in 1931: Harry Steeger
  in 1937: Ralph Perry

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  monthly; bi-monthly from Feb/Mar-1937

Sources

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

A magazine rumoured to exist but, like the publisher's name suggests, has been seen by very few.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1935: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Lorelei Publishing, Chicago
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective and Murder Mysteries [1939]

Total Issues: 4+1=5

Of the same title as an earlier magazine published by Associated Authors, Inc., this pulp magazine first appeared in March 1939 featuring one of the early marijuana stories, and is noted for its garish and weird covers often featuring torture and mayhem.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1939 – Nov-1939: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 3
  Feb-1941: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Mar-1939 – Nov-1939: Blue Ribbon Magazines (Columbia Publications), NY
  Feb-1941: Columbia Publications

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  10c

Pagecounts

  116pp

Frequency

  bi-monthly from second issue

Sources

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


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