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Private Confessions

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1957 – ?
Publishers:   Four Star Publications


Private Confessions (Canada)

Country: Canada

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s


Private Detective (Stories)

Country: US
Total Issues: 134

Private Detective Stories appeared in mid-1937, about three years after the first of the spicy magazine lines - Spicy Detective - and came from the same publisher - Trojan Publishing. The magazines were much the same - it has been said that "Private Detective Stories was Spicy Detective with less decorative covers and some, but not much, of the psychopathology left out". It ran for 134 issues over a period of 13 years, in the latter months (from Sep-1949) adding two comic strips to the mix and dropping the word "Stories" from the title.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1937 – Jun-1949, as Private Detective Stories: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Sep-1949 – Dec-1950, as Private Detective: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1

Publishers

  Trojan Publishing Corp., 2242 Grove St., Chicago, IL, later 125 E. 46th St., New York, NY. (Changed to Trojan Magazines, Inc., with first 1948 issue.)

Editors

  M.R. Bindamin; Adolphe Barreaux

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  15c at start

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  mostly monthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Private Detective (Canada)

Country: Canada

This magazine has no direct relationship to the Trojan publication from the US of the same title. Some issues are direct reprints from that magazine, while other reprints stories from magazines such as Detective Yarns, Double-Action Gang, Hooded Detective and Crack Detective.

Continued after March 1944 as a true crime magazine entitled Private Detective Cases.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1941 – Mar-1944: Crime Fiction Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Superior
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Frequency:   monthly
Mentioned in:   The Pulpster #11, 2001, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Private Detective (UK)

Country: UK

British reprint edition of Private Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1950: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #4; #5; any after #9)
Publishers:   Thorpe & Porter, Leicester
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
 
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Private Detective Cases (Canada)

Country: Canada

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1944 – ?
Publishers:   Duchess Printing & Publishing Co.

Private Detective Stories [2007]

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

A short-lived magazine reprinting from a number of pulps.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-2007 – Sep-2007: Crime Fiction Index
Website:   www.movielocationsplus.com/Fortuna/magPDS.htm
Publishers:   Pulp Tales Press; Rialto, CA
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $10.95
Pagecounts:   80pp
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Private Eye [1953]

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

Private Eye featured stories of hoodlums and small-time crooks, private investigators and the police, and some stories with surprie endings. Despite containing a good selection of contemporary crime-adventure and mystery stories by well-known authors, the magazine folded after only two issues, publishing material that was too little different from so many others.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jul-1953 – Dec-1953: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Future Publications (John Raymond)

Editors

  Jul-1953: Stephen Bond
  Dec-1953: John Vincent

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  152pp

Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Private Eye [1959]

Listed, but not indexed, in MDE - probably same as the mens magazine {Private Eye Illustrated}.

Private Eye [1961]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1399 (to 3-Sep-2015)

Satirical paper.

Issues & Index Sources:  25-Oct-1961 – present
Website:   www.private-eye.co.uk
Publishers:   8 Carlisle St., London
Editors:   Richard Ingrams, Ian Hislop
Frequency:   fortnightly

Private Eye Detective Tales

see under New All-Action Stories

Private Eye Illustrated

Country: US
Total Issues: 2?

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1959 – Apr-1960?
Publishers:   Cal-York Features Inc., 24 W 45th St., New York, NY
Mentioned in:   It's a Man's World

Private Eye Library

Country: UK

A crime-fiction "library" series. Could be considered an adult publication.

Issues & Index Sources:  1963 – 1964
Publishers:   C. Arthur Pearson
Pagecounts:   68pp
Frequency:   2 per month

Private Investigator Detective Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 2

The magazine featured Michael Avallone's well-known detective Ed Noon (and was originally to be called Ed Noon's Mystery Magazine). It folded after only two issues because of distribution problems.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1956 – Spring 1957: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Republic Features Syndicate Inc., 39 W 55th St., New York, NY
Editors:   Michael Avallone
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   96pp
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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The Prize

Country: UK

There was also an annual compilation of the monthly issues which in 1884 was priced at 1/6d.

Continued as an Annual.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1876 – Dec-1931
Publishers:   Wells Gardner Darton, 2 Paternoster Buildings, London E.C.
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   12pp
Frequency:   monthly

Prize Air Pilot Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 3+1?=4?

The Nov-1929 issue was an unpublished "ashcan" issue.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1929 – Mar-1930: Adventure Fiction Index
  Jun-1930, as Fighting Air Pilot Stories: Adventure Fiction Index

Publishers

  Nov-1929 – Jan-1930: Prize Story Publishers, Inc.
  Mar-1930: Affiliated Magazines, Inc., 1133 Broadway, New York, NY

Formats

  standard pulp

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Prize Detective Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Published as a companion to Prize Air Pilot Stories and Prize Story Magazine, the magazine offered "Amazing Mysteries", but folded after a mere four issues.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1929 – Mar-1930: Crime Fiction Index

Publishers

  Nov-1929 – Feb-1930: Prize Story Publishers, Inc., 404 N. Wesley Avenue, Mt. Morris, IL.
  Mar-1930: Affiliated Magazines, Inc., 1133 Broadway, New York, NY

Formats

  standard pulp

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Prize Ghost Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Large size magazine anthology, mostly reprints from Ghost Stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  1963: Science Fiction Index
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