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The Designer

Country: US

Originally a women's fashion magazine, in the 1920s it began to compete with The Delineator as a fiction-bearing publication; a sample 1925 issue contains: "'The Blind Goddess,' a new novel by Arthur Train," and "other fiction by Royal Brown, Octavus Roy Cohen, Dana Gatlin"; it absorbed The Woman's Magazine in April 1920.

Issues & Index Sources

  1894? – Jul-1898, as Standard Designer
  Aug-1898 – Mar-1920, as The Designer
  Apr-1920 – Oct-1926, as The Designer and The Woman's Magazine: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Formats

  big slick

Frequency

  monthly

Desires of Darkness

Country: UK

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


Destinies

Country: US
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: Science Fiction Index
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]

Country: US
Total Issues: 10

Amateur magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Summer 1950 – Fall 1954: Science Fiction Index
 
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Destiny [1975]

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Amateur magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  1975
Editors:   Bob Sourk

Destiny [1991]

Country: US
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]

Country: US
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
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Detective [1940]

Country: US

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]

Country: US

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 [1951]

Country: US

Subtitled "The Magazine of True Crime Stories/Cases".

Issues & Index Sources

  Winter 1951 – Summer 1951: FictionMags Index
  Fall 1951 – Fall 1953, as True Crime Detective: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Mercury Publications

Editors

  Edward D. Radin; Anthony Boucher & J. Francis McComas

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c

Frequency

  quarterly

Detective Aces

Country: UK
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
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Detective Action Stories

Country: US
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; bimonthly from Feb/Mar-1937

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

Country: US

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
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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The Detective and Adventure Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 11

Issues & Index Sources:  1889: Dime Novel Bibliography (Missing: #10)
Publishers:   Alex T. Loyd & Co., Chicago, IL
Prices:   25c ($3.00 a year)
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Detective and Murder Mysteries [1939]

Country: US
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

  bimonthly from second issue

Mentioned in:   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

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