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    Five-Cent Detective   (about)
    One of the “Nickel Series” of magazines, along with Five-Cent Adventures, Five-Cent Flying Stories and Five-Cent Western published in 1932. Nothing else is known about the magazine which is believed to have lasted for only 1 issue.

    • Publishers:
      • Rainbow Publishing Corp.; Myrick Building, Springfield, MA: Five-Cent Detective.



    5-Detective Mysteries   (about)
    Short-lived detective pulp about which very little is known.

    • Publishers:
      • Dell Publishing Co., Inc.; 149 Madison Avenue, New York, NY: 5-Detective Mysteries.
    • Editors:





    5 Detective Novels Magazine   (about)
    A reprint magazine selecting mostly from other Standard Magazines of the late 1930s/early 1940s but later from American Magazine and Black Mask. Some sources list an 18th issue, Winter 1954, but Cook/Miller state this does not exist.

    • Publishers:
      • Standard Magazines, Inc.; 29 Worthington Street, Springfield, MA: 5 Detective Novels Magazine.
    • Editors:
      • Harvey Burns - Editor: 5 Detective Novels Magazine, Nov 1949 – Summer 1951.
      • David X. Manners - Editor: 5 Detective Novels Magazine, Fall 1951 – Fall 1952.
      • Morris Ogden Jones - Editor: 5 Detective Novels Magazine, Winter 1953 – Fall 1953.





















    Five Star Detective Stories   (about)
    Short-lived Canadian pulp about which little is known. Other issues may exist.

    • Publishers:
      • Five Star Publishing Company; 28 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario: Five Star Detective Stories, Jul 1941 – Aug 1941.
      • Adam Publishing Company; 28 Wellington Street West, Suite 502, Toronto, Ontario: Five Star Detective Stories, Apr 1942.





    Flynn’s:   (about)
    Under a variety of titles Flynn’s (Weekly) (Detective) (Fiction) (Magazine) was one of the most popular, and longest running, of all the detective pulps—notching up an impressive 929 issues over a period of 28 years, maintaining a rigid publication schedule for 17 of those years.


    Flynn’s

    • Publishers:
      • The Red Star News Company; 280 Broadway, New York, NY: Flynn’s.
    • Editors:



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