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    Chief Detective    (about)
    Very little is known about this title which seems to be a one-shot pulp launched by H.C. Blackerby who also launched another one-shot detective pulp, Gem Detective, and a one-shot western pulp called Prize Western at the same time. The title was later used by Frank Communale for a true crime magazine in the 1950s.

    • Publishers:
      • H.C. Blackerby; 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA: Chief Detective

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    Chief Detective Stories    (about)
    Very little is known about this title which seems to be a one-shot pulp published by the Canadian publisher Norman Book Company reprinting stories from their other magazines such as Daredevil Detective Stories and World-Wide Detective Stories.

    • Publishers:
      • Norman Book Company; 78 Wellington Street, Toronto, Ontario: Chief Detective Stories

    Clues was always a popular choice among readers, despite never quite reaching the top rank of detective pulps. Starting in 1926 it ran for a very creditable 17 years (and 218 issues) before falling foul of the wartime paper shortages like so many other pulps. Listing supplied by Richard Bleiler unless otherwise noted.


    • Publishers:
      • Clues, Inc.; 799 Broadway, New York, NY; and later at 80 Lafayette Street, New York, NY: Clues, Oct 1926 – May 1931.
      • Clayton Magazines, Inc.; 155 East 44th Street, New York, NY: Clues, May 1931 – Jun 1932.

    • Editors:

    Clues [v1 #1, September 1926] (pulp)
    This issue was not published. Harold Hersey was editor at commencement, and many of the magazines with which he was associated began with Volume 1 #2. The magazine did not apply for second class mailing until August 31, 1926 and magazines were dated one or two months prior to actual release. No serials commenced until Volume 1 #2, the second issue. Street & Smith Archives, Syracuse University, has no record of any Volume 1 #1. It has also been suggested that the numbering might have continued from the one-shot Clayton magazine Cowboy Life published in January 1926.

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