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    Two Complete Detective Books   (about)
    Two Complete Detective Books was one of the precursors of book clubs in that it afforded the general public current, full-length, fiction in the mystery/detective field at a low price. Including two complete novels in each issue it ran for 76 issues from 1939 to 1953.

    • Publishers:
        at 1658 Summer Street, Stanford, CTReal Adventures Publishing Co., Inc.; 670 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; and later at 130 West 42nd Street, New York, NY; and later at 1658 Summer Street, Stanford, CT: Two Complete Detective Books.
    • Editors:
      • Malcolm Reiss - Editor: Two Complete Detective Books, Winter 1939 – Jan 1943.
      • Jack Byrne - Editor: Two Complete Detective Books, Feb 1943 – Mar 1951.
      • Jack O’Sullivan - Editor: Two Complete Detective Books, Summer 1951 – Spring 1954.


























































    Two Complete Detective Books [#57, July 1949] (25¢, 176pp, pulp)
    Details supplied by Morgan Wallace.
    • 1 · Kiss and Kill · Van Siller · n. Doubleday, 1948, as “Paul’s Apartment”
    • 93 · A Hair of the Dog · Jean Leslie · n. Doubleday, 1947




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