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    Pocket Detective Magazine (1950s)   (about)
    Designed to fit in a man’s hip-pocket, Pocket Detective featured fast-action, crime-adventure stories, each preceded by a pulplike illustration and printed on cheap paper. It folded after only two issues.

    • Publishers:
      • Trojan Magazines, Inc.; 125 East 46th Street, New York 17, NY: Pocket Detective Magazine.
    • Editors:




    Pocket Reader Series   (about)
    A series of small paperbacks that are variously listed as anthologies or magazines. Contents of issues varied between detective, romance and westerns.

    • Publishers:
      • T.V.Boardman & Co., Ltd.; 14 Cockspur Street, London SW1: Pocket Reader Series.



    Pocket Reader Series [No. 102, Western Stories, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 94pp, 4.0″ x 5.5″)
    Partial reprint of the April 1940 issue of Dime Western Magazine. Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Beyond the Law Frontier · Barry Cord · nv Dime Western Magazine April 1940
    • 37 · Too Soft for the Owlhoot! · Walt Coburn · nv Dime Western Magazine April 1940
    • 64 · Fiddle Yawberry—Fighting Man! · Tom Roan · nv Dime Western Magazine April 1940


    Pocket Reader Series [No. 103, Romance Series, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 96pp, 4.0″ x 5.5″)
    Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · The Golden Road · Eric Hatch · na Good Housekeeping October 1941 (+4)



    Pocket Reader Series [No. 105, Western Stories, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 96pp, 4.0″ x 5.5″)
    Partial reprint of the April 1940 issue of Dime Western Magazine. Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Thirty Wagons to Hell · Harry F. Olmsted · na Dime Western Magazine April 1940
    • 49 · Way-Station for Horse Thieves · Dee Linford · nv Dime Western Magazine April 1940
    • 83 · Gunman Godfather · Lloyd Eric Reeve · ss Dime Western Magazine April 1940


    Pocket Reader Series [No. 106, Romance Series, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 96pp, 4.0″ x 5.5″)
    Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Bright Star · Eric Hatch · na The American Magazine December 1942 (+2), as “Star Bright”



    Pocket Reader Series [No. 108, Western Stories, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 96pp, 4.0″ x 5.5″)
    Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Brand of the Tombstone Killer · Roy de S. Horn · nv Dime Western Magazine May 1940
    • 35 · Junk-Heap Lawman · Harry F. Olmsted · ss Ace-High Western Magazine August 1936
    • 50 · Furlough from the Gun Trails · Philip Ketchum · ss Dime Western Magazine May 1940
    • 78 · The Gunsmoke Ha’ant of Black Bute · Dee Linford · ss Dime Western Magazine May 1940




    Pocket Reader Series [No. 111, Western Stories, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 96pp, 4.0″ x 5.5″)
    Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Gun-Partners of the Overland Mails · Walt Coburn · nv Dime Western Magazine May 1940
    • 70 · Free Land Bought in Blood · L. L. Thompson · nv (r)




    Pocket Reader Series [No. 114, Western Stories, 1949] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 64pp, 4.0″ x 5.5″)
    Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Kill That Rio Rebel! · Bob Obets · na New Western Magazine July 1946
    • 38 · Hell-on-the-Hoof! · Charles Irwin · ss New Western Magazine July 1946
    • 52 · Wolver! · John Bodrero · ss New Western Magazine July 1946


    Pocket Reader Series [No. 115, Romance Stories, 1949] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 64pp, 4.0″ x 5.5″)
    Issue not indexed.


    Pocket Reader Series [No. 116, Western Stories, 1949] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 64pp, 4.0″ x 5.5″)
    Partial reprint of the October 10, 1942 issue of Wild West Weekly. Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Dinero for the Devil [The Border Eagle] · Philip F. Deere (by Walker A. Tompkins) · na Street & Smith’s Wild West Weekly October 10 1942
    • 41 · Sheriff’s Savvy · Walker Tompkins · ss Street & Smith’s Wild West Weekly October 10 1942
    • 51 · Western Quiz · [uncredited] · qz Street & Smith’s Wild West Weekly October 10 1942, as “¿Quien Sabe?”
    • 52 · Use a Gun or Forget It! · Jack Sterrett · ss Street & Smith’s Wild West Weekly October 10 1942



    Pocket Reader Series [No. 118, Western Stories, 1949] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 64pp, 4.0″ x 5.5″)
    Partial reprint of the August 1947 issue of Big-Book Western Magazine. Details supplied by Tom Lesser.


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