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    Sure-Fire Detective Stories:
    Sure-Fire Detective Stories was typical of the action-packed, violent, crime-adventure fiction of the mid-1950s which not only continued the tradition of the pulp magazines, but added to it by inserting a large measure of brutal sex. It ran for 9 issues from January 1957 to July 1958, and was then replaced by/renamed to Off Beat Detective Stories under which title it ran for a further 26 issues (at least). It is mainly remembered today for its graphic cover art, and for the occasional contributions from authors such as Robert Silverberg and Harlan Ellison.

    Off Beat Detective Stories
    Title changed from Sure-Fire Detective Stories.

    • Publishers:
      • Pontiac Publishing Corporation; 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA: Off Beat Detective Stories

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