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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

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    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

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    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 · Anon. · ms; brief piece about the foreign legion.
    • Gentlemen of the Legion · J. D. Newsom · nv Frontier Stories Jul 1927
    • The Quest · P. C. Wren · ss Stepsons of France, Murray 1917
    • The Dead Fight Hard · Bob du Soe · ss Short Stories May 25 1929
    • Strength of the Legion · Anon. · ms
    • His Own People · J. D. Newsom · nv The Frontier Nov 1926
    • Send No Flowers · Georges Surdez · ss Short Stories Oct 25 1929
    • Kismet in Picardy · Don McGrew · ss Short Stories Dec 10 1928
    • Six Feet Under · Robert Carse · ss Short Stories Dec 10 1929





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