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    American Detective [Vol. 1 No. 2, June 1934] (Artvision Publishing Company, 25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McCowen) []
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · American Detective Editorial · [The Editor] · ed
    • 6 · The Napoleon of Evil · Fletcher Pratt · ar; “The Story of John Dillinger”.
    • 14 · How We Solved Long Island’s Flying Field Murder · Isabel Stephen · tc; “The Stephen Sweeney Murder Mystery”.
    • 20 · Clues in Reverse · Stanley Holland · tc; about the Margaret Biederbick-Thomas G. R. Pierson love nest slaying, Brooklyn, NY, March 1934.
    • 24 · I Escaped from Devil’s Island [Part 1 of 4] · Gilbert Carter · ts
    • 32 · The Bloody Bride [Part 2 of 2] · Wilton Gray · tc; “The real truth behind the Vincent Coll killing”.
    • 38 · The Strange Case at Goose Creek · Margie Harris · tc; “Texas’ most baffling murder mystery”.
    • 41 · X Marks the Spot · [uncredited] · ms
    • 44 · Hell’s Highball · Seymour Rice, Jr. · tc; about the Dr. Sara Ruth Dean-Dr. John Preston Kennedy poison cocktail murder case, Greenwood, Mississippi, August 1933.
    • 50 · The Driver of Death · Charles Samuels · tc; “California’s Farber-Nelson Case”.
    • 54 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · pi
    • 58 · The Sinister Snatch · Lum Smith · tc; about the John J. O’Connell, Jr. kidnapping, Albany, NY, July 1933.
    • 64 · Calling All Cars · [uncredited] · ms
    • 64 · Third Degree · [The Readers] · lc


    American Detective [Vol. 1 No. 3, July 1934] ed. Hugh Layne (Artvision Publishing Company, 29 Worthington St., Springfield, MA, 25¢, 96pp+, 8½″ x 11½″, cover by Arthur Ray McCowen) []
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · American Detective Editorial · [The Editor] · ed
    • · After Dinner Murder · Fletcher Pratt · ar; “The Broadway Brown Murder Mystery.”
    • 14 · The Phantom Three · Ralph K. Clark · ar; “Sacramento’s Police Office Robbery.”
    • 20 · Corpus Delecti · Sheriff T. A. Binford · ar; “Houston’s Mordie Conroy Case.”
    • 24 · Hot Ice · Lum Smith · ar; “New York’s Modern ‘Raffles’ Case.”
    • 31 · X Marks the Spot · [uncredited] · cl
    • 34 · Murder at Midnight · Norman A. Daniels · ar; “New England’s Murder Monster Case.”
    • 40 · I Escaped from Devil’s Island [Part 2 of 4] · Convict No. 26185 · ts; “A Real Inside Story of Escape from the French Penal Colony.”
    • 44 · The Tragedy of a Clown · Robert Faherty · ar; “Chicago’s Strangest Murder Enigma.”
    • 49 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · pi; “Detective News in Pictures.”
    • 54 · The Strange Case of the Unknown Man · Sheriff Ed. McGinley · ar; “Kansas Baffling Murder Riddle.”
    • 60 · The Mystery of the Shallow Grave · Ira Irving Poznanski · ar; “St. Louis’ Nora Dorman Case.”
    • 66 · Calling All Cars · [uncredited] · cl; “Fugitives from Justice—Wanted by Police.”
    • 96 · Third Degree · [uncredited] · ms



    American Detective [v2 #2, December 1934] (Artvision Publishing Company, 25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McCowen) []
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · American Detective Editorial · [The Editor] · ed
    • 6 · The Vapor Test Clue · Martin Merle · tc; about the Alice Stoll kidnapping Louisville KY Oct 10 1934.
    • 14 · The Trail of the Red Scourge · Adrian B. Lopez · tc
    • 21 · The Mystery of the Broken Nosed Strangler · Anthony Field · tc
    • 26 · The Clue of the Defective Firing Pin · Wilton Gray · tc
    • 32 · Ellis Parker: The Case of the Cunning Mulatto · Fletcher Pratt · tc; “First of series of Ellis Parker cases”, Matilda Russo murder, Moorestown NJ June 4 1921.
    • 37 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · pi
    • 42 · Death’s Breakfast · Robert Faherty · tc
    • 48 · Murder for Nothing · Virgil E. LaMarre · tc
    • 54 · “Snow” · Robert Mann · tc; “A thrilling narcotic detective story”.
    • 56 · The Case of the Murderer’s Christmas Present · Hollis B. Fultz · tc; featuring Detective Luke S. May.
    • 61 · Third Degree · [The Readers] · lc
    • 62 · Calling All Cars · [uncredited] · cl
    • 76 · Unsolved Case Prize Announcement · [uncredited] · ms


    American Detective [Vol. 2 No. 4, February 1935] ed. Hugh Layne (25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McCowen) []
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · With the Aid of the People · [The Editor] · ed
    • 6 · The Monster of Wistaria Cottage · George Allan Moffatt · tc; on the Grace Budd murder in New York in 1928.
    • 12 · The Web of Death · Jack De Witt · tc; on the capture of “Babyface” Nelson.
    • 20 · Ellis Parker—The Case of the Left-Sided Man · Fletcher Pratt · tc; featuring Detective Ellis H. Parker. Washington Hunter murder, Riverside NJ Jan 29 1901.
    • 24 · The Mystery of the Man Who Wouldn’t Die · Wilton Gray · tc; on the Michael Malloy insurance fraud murder Feb 21 1933 New York.
    • 30 · Murder in Room 409 · Anthony Field · tc; on the Emma Krafts murder Nov 1912 Chicago.
    • 35 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · ms
    • 38 · The Clue of the Forgotten Key · Annie Dyer Nunn · tc; “Texas authorities solve a baffling murder mystery”.
    • 46 · The Case of the Twin Clues · Adrian B. Lopez · tc; “New Jersey’s most amazing murder enigma”.
    • 50 · “Silk” · Herbert Hall Taylor · tc; on a Philadelphia silk mill robbery.
    • 54 · The Silver Trail · James W. Booth · tc; on a California mail robbery.
    • 59 · Third Degree · [uncredited] · ms
    • 95 · Unsolved Prize Contest Announcement · [uncredited] · cn


    American Detective [v3 #2, June 1935] ed. Hugh Layne (25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McCowen) []
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · An American Detective: Johnny Broderick · [uncredited] · ms
    • 6 · Baited Trap · Margie Harris · ts; the April 1935 capture of Bonnie & Clyde gang member Ray Hamilton.
    • 14 · The Case of the Howling Dog · Wilton Gray · ts; “Brooklyn’s McVey double murder” April 1935.
    • 20 · Death in the Tombs · Michael Stern · ts; “New York’s great Tombs prison break”.
    • 28 · The Mark of Zoro · Robert Sothern · ts; the Aug. 1931 murder of Felix A. Williams, San Francisco.
    • 34 · The Seeds of Madness [Ellis Parker] · Fletcher Pratt · ts; featuring Detective Ellis Parker. New Jersey horsethief arsonist “Slippery Joe” Thomas, 1911. became a chapter in Pratt’s 1936 book The Cunning Mulatto and Other Cases of Ellis Parker, American Detective (Harrison Smith & Robert Hass, 1935).
    • 37 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · ms
    • 40 · The Mystery of the Hysterical Woman · Lum Smith · ts; the Oct. 1934 attempted murder of Russell A. Hey on the Palisades cliffs, Alpine NJ.
    • 44 · Strangler’s Stain · Adrian B. Lopez · ts; a Newark NJ murder & manhunt.
    • 48 · Lightning · George Allan Moffatt · ts; the November 1931 shooting death of school superintendent W. W. McConnell, Winfield KS.
    • 52 · The Uninvited Guest · Roscoe Dowell · ts; “the dramatic prelude to Walla Walla’s jail delivery”.


    American Detective [v3 #4, August 1935] ed. Hugh Layne (25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McGowan) []
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · An American Detective: Sheriff T. A. Binford, Harris County, TX · [uncredited] · bg
    • 6 · G-Men Break Weyerhaeuser Case · Stephen Manners · ts; the May 1935 George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping.
    • 12 · Atonement · George Allan Moffatt · ts; the March 1919 Fred Heuback murder, Harper KS.
    • 18 · The Mystery of the Open Switch · Wilton Gray · ts; the December 1934 Columbus OH train wreck.
    • 24 · Torch Murder · Ernest Martin · ts; the May 1935 Boston murder of Daniel M. Crowley by Frank Di Stasio.
    • 28 · The Clue of the Bloody Shoes · Edward A. Dieckmann · ts; “thrilling Chinatown mystery in San Diego”.
    • 34 · The Case of the Perfect Marksman [Ellis Parker] · Fletcher Pratt · ts; featuring Detective Ellis Parker. Robert Evans/Albert Duffy murders, Lakehurst NJ, May 1930. became a chapter in Pratt’s 1936 book The Cunning Mulatto and Other Cases of Ellis Parker, American Detective (Harrison Smith & Robert Hass, 1935), as “The Marine Corps Murder”.
    • 40 · Splinters of Glass · Lum Smith · ts; hit-and-run murder, Long Island, NY.
    • 43 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · ms
    • 46 · The Borgia of the Sage-Brush · Hollis B. Fultz · ts; the Lydia Southard poison case.
    • 52 · Unfinished Business · Adrian B. Lopez · ts; a Newark NJ robbery-murder.


    American Detective [v3 #5, September 1935] ed. Hugh Layne (Artvision Publishing Co., 25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McCowen) []
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · An American Detective · [uncredited] · bg; profile of Fred W. Frahm, chief of detectives, Detroit.
    • 6 · The Riddle of River Rouge · Stephen Manners · tc; about the Howard Carter Dickinson murder, Detroit, June 1935.
    • 12 · Hyenas Prey at Night · Edwin V. Burkholder · tc; about the Mildred Hallmark murder, Peoria IL, June 1935.
    • 18 · The Return of the Killer · Jack DeWitt · tc; “an Oregon murder mystery”.
    • 24 · With the Aid of Scotland Yard · Fletcher Pratt · tc; about Detective Ellis Parker.
    • 26 · The Clue of the Cold Hand · Wilton Gray · tc; about the Jessie Scott Hughes murder, San Francisco, April 1932.
    • 32 · The Bloody Double Cross · James W. Booth · tc; “a sensational Texas robbery and murder case”.
    • 34 · The Case of the Fan-Tan Welchers · Adrian B. Lopez · tc; about the Santiago Rosa murder, Newark NJ, December 1931.
    • 38 · Diamond Deadline · Ernest Martin · tc; “New York jewel robbers dare to break the police ’deadline’”.
    • 41 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · ms
    • 44 · The Bluebeard of Cripple Creek · Jesse T. Simmons · tc; about the Ida Mae Hanson murder, Cripple Creek CO, May 1933.
    • 50 · Lover’s Alibi · George Allan Moffatt · tc; about the “Happy” Parker case, New York.
    • 54 · The Little Dreyfus of Devil’s Island · W. Adolphe Roberts · tc; “a foreign espionage detective thriller”.


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