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    True Gangster Stories (UK) (1942)    (about)
    British reprint edition of True Gangster Stories.

    • Publishers:
      • Gerald G. Swan, Ltd.; 37-38-39 Burne Street, Marylebone, London NW1: True Gangster Stories (UK)



    Twelve Stories Detective Tales
    Mike Cook, in Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, says this was a pulp magazine that commenced in March 1942, but provides no details of it and no copy has been located. It is believed to be a misreading of the cover of Detective Tales magazine, which frequently had “twelve stories” as a description above the title.


    Two-Books Detective Magazine:
    Initially reprinting “Two $2.00 Mystery Novels” as Two-Books Detective Magazine, the magazine changed slightly with the third issue to Two-Book Detective Magazine with a tagline of “Two Full-Length Mystery Novels”, each of which was original. After a couple of issues this expanded to “Four Full-Length Mystery Novels” which made nonsense of the title, so that was changed a few issues later to New Detective Magazine.





    Two-Book Detective Magazine
    Title changed from Two-Books Detective Magazine.

    • Publishers:
      • Two-Books Magazines, Inc.; 80 Lafayette Street, New York, NY: Two-Book Detective Magazine









    New Detective Magazine
    Title changed from Two-Book Detective Magazine.

    • Publishers:
      • Two-Books Magazines, Inc.; 80 Lafayette Street, New York, NY: New Detective Magazine







    Two-Book Detective Magazine (Canada):
    Canadian reprint edition of Two-Book Detective Magazine/New Detective Magazine. Other issues probably exist.






    2 Book Mystery Magazine    (about)
    Although implying that it reprinted two full-length, published, novels in each issue, to compete with other similar magazines on the newsstand, 2 Book Mystery Magazine actually reprinted novelettes from other pulps, particularly Private Detective Stories and folded after only two issues.

    • Publishers:
      • Golden Willow Press, Inc.; 125 East 46th Street, New York 17, NY: 2 Book Mystery Magazine

    • Editors:




    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:
      • Real 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, Wtr 1939 – Jan 1943.
      • Jack Byrne - Editor: Two Complete Detective Books, Feb 1943 – Mar 1951.
      • Jack O’Sullivan - Editor: Two Complete Detective Books, Sum 1951 – Spr 1954.








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