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    Mask Detective   (about)
    British reprint edition of Dime Mystery Magazine.

    • Publishers:
      • Atlas Publishing & Distributing Co. Ltd.; 18 Bride Lane, London EC4: Mask Detective.




    The Masked Detective (1933)   (about)
    A sample, ashcan, issue was filed with the Library of Congress to register the title, but it was never turned into an actual newsstand pulp.

    • Publishers:
      • Lowell Publications, Inc.; 37 West 19th St., New York, NY: The Masked Detective.



    The Masked Detective (1940)   (about)
    The Masked Detective was launched in 1940 at the height of the popularity of the “pulp hero” magazines, and each issue featured a novel about Rex Parker, the “masked detective”, as well as a handful of short stories and departments. It appeared on a quarterly basis but only lasted 12 issues before becoming a casualty of the paper shortages of World War II.

    • Publishers:
      • Better Publications, Inc.; 22 West 48th Street, New York, NY; and later at 10 East 40th Street, New York, NY: The Masked Detective.
    • Editors:















    Masked Gun Mystery   (about)
    Launched as a companion magazine to Fantasy and Fear and Peculiar Adventures. After the first issue, all three were gathered under the umbrella title of Pro Se Presents…, with each of the titles, using their original numbering, published once every three months in a rotating schedule.

    • Publishers:
      • ProSe Productions; 133 ½ Broad Street, Batesville, Arkansas, AR 72501: Masked Gun Mystery.
    • Editors:




    Master Mysteries Magazine   (about)
    A short-lived magazine which published a series of stories by Arthur Hoerl, seemingly syndicated to various newspapers previously as “Master Mysteries”, although the sources have not yet been traced. The fifth issue appears to be, at least in the main, a reprint of stories published in earlier issues.

    • Publishers:
      • F.G. Wilson Publishing Company, Inc.; 304 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY: Master Mysteries Magazine.







    The Master Thriller Series   (about)
    A series of anthologies in magazine format; each issue featured a different genre. For convenience, all issues have been indexed even though only a small number are mystery/detective.

    • Publishers:
      • The World’s Work (1913) Ltd.; Kingswood, Surrey: The Master Thriller Series.


    The Master Thriller Series [#1, Tales of the Foreign Legion (July 1933)] (1/-, 128pp+, pulp)
    • · Soldiers of France · [uncredited] · ms; brief piece about the foreign legion.
    • · Gentlemen of the Legion · J. D. Newsom · nv Frontier Stories July 1927
    • · The Quest · P. C. Wren · ss Stepsons of France by P. C. Wren, Murray, 1917
    • · The Dead Fight Hard · Bob du Soe · ss Short Stories May 25 1929
    • · Strength of the Legion · [uncredited] · ms
    • · His Own People · J. D. Newsom · nv The Frontier November 1926
    • · Send No Flowers · Georges Surdez · ss Short Stories October 25 1929
    • · Kismet in Picardy · Don McGrew · ss Short Stories December 10 1928
    • · Six Feet Under · Robert Carse · ss Short Stories December 10 1929










    The Master Thriller Series [#10, Tales of the Foreign Legion #3 (October 1935)] (1/-, 128pp+, pulp)
    Details supplied by Steve Holland.
    • · All You Do Is Fight! · J. D. Newsom · ss Adventure January 1 1935
    • · Grenades for the Colonel · J. D. Newsom · nv Argosy February 16 1935
    • · Soldiers of Misfortune · J. D. Newsom · na Argosy June 1 1935
    • · The Good Shepherds · J. D. Newsom · ss Frontier Stories November 1928


    The Master Thriller Series [#11, Tales of the Sea (January 1936)] (1/-, 128pp+, pulp)
    Details supplied by Steve Miller.
    • · The Silver Chain · William Chamberlain · nv Short Stories September 10 1935
    • · Devil’s Sunset · Edgar Piper · ss Short Stories December 25 1934
    • · Blind Man’s Bluff · R. V. Gery · ss Short Stories October 10 1934
    • · John Brown’s Son · Berton E. Cook · ss Short Stories September 25 1934
    • · The Terrible Mr. Terry [Mr. Riorden] · Frank J. Leahy · ss Short Stories November 10 1934
    • · Heritage · Denis Trent · ss Short Stories November 10 1934
    • · Cargo Awash · Berton E. Cook · ss Short Stories January 10 1935
    • · He Was a Coward · Berton E. Cook · ss Short Stories November 25 1934


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