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    Pocket Detective Magazine (1950s)    (about)
    Designed to fit in a man’s hip-pocket, Pocket Detective featured fast-action, crime-adventure stories, each preceded by a pulplike illustration and printed on cheap paper. It folded after only two issues.

    • Publishers:
      • Trojan Magazines, Inc.; 125 East 46th Street, New York 17, NY: Pocket Detective Magazine

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    Pocket Reader Series    (about)
    A series of small paperbacks that are variously listed as anthologies or magazines. Contents of issues varied between detective, romance and westerns.

    • Publishers:
      • T.V.Boardman & Co., Ltd.; 14 Cockspur Street, London SW1: Pocket Reader Series



    Pocket Reader Series [#102, Western Stories, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 94pp, 4.0" x 5.5")
    Partial reprint of the April 1940 issue of Dime Western Magazine. Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Beyond the Law Frontier · Barry Cord · nv Dime Western Magazine Apr 1940
    • 37 · Too Soft for the Owlhoot! · Walt Coburn · nv Dime Western Magazine Apr 1940
    • 64 · Fiddle Yawberry—Fighting Man! · Tom Roan · nv Dime Western Magazine Apr 1940


    Pocket Reader Series [#103, Romance Series, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 96pp, 4.0" x 5.5")
    Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · The Golden Road · Eric Hatch · na Good Housekeeping Oct 1941 (+4)



    Pocket Reader Series [#105, Western Stories, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 96pp, 4.0" x 5.5")
    Partial reprint of the April 1940 issue of Dime Western Magazine. Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Thirty Wagons to Hell · Harry F. Olmsted · na Dime Western Magazine Apr 1940
    • 49 · Way-Station for Horse Thieves · Dee Linford · nv Dime Western Magazine Apr 1940
    • 83 · Gunman Godfather · Lloyd Eric Reeve · ss Dime Western Magazine Apr 1940


    Pocket Reader Series [#106, Romance Series, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 96pp, 4.0" x 5.5")
    Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Bright Star · Eric Hatch · na The American Magazine Dec 1942 (+2)



    Pocket Reader Series [#108, Western Stories, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 96pp, 4.0" x 5.5")
    Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Brand of the Tombstone Killer · Roy de S. Horn · nv Dime Western Magazine May 1940
    • 35 · Junk-Heap Lawman · Harry F. Olmsted · ss Ace-High Western Magazine Aug 1936
    • 50 · Furlough from the Gun Trails · Philip Ketchum · ss Dime Western Magazine May 1940
    • 78 · The Gunsmoke Ha’ant of Black Bute · Dee Linford · ss Dime Western Magazine May 1940




    Pocket Reader Series [#111, Western Stories, 1948] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 96pp, 4.0" x 5.5")
    Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Gun-Partners of the Overland Mails · Walt Coburn · nv Dime Western Magazine May 1940
    • 70 · Free Land Bought in Blood · L. L. Thompson · nv (r)




    Pocket Reader Series [#114, Western Stories, 1949] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 64pp, 4.0" x 5.5")
    Details supplied by Tom Lesser.


    Pocket Reader Series [#115, Romance Stories, 1949] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 64pp, 4.0" x 5.5")
    Issue not found.
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    Pocket Reader Series [#116, Western Stories, 1949] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 64pp, 4.0" x 5.5")
    Partial reprint of the October 10, 1942 issue of Wild West Weekly. Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Dinero for the Devil [The Border Eagle] · Philip F. Deere (by Walker A. Tompkins) · na Street & Smith’s Wild West Weekly Oct 10 1942
    • 41 · Sheriff’s Savvy · Walker Tompkins · ss Street & Smith’s Wild West Weekly Oct 10 1942
    • 51 · Western Quiz · Anon. · qz Street & Smith’s Wild West Weekly Oct 10 1942, as “¿Quien Sabe?”
    • 52 · Use a Gun or Forget It! · Jack Sterrett · ss Street & Smith’s Wild West Weekly Oct 10 1942



    Pocket Reader Series [#118, Western Stories, 1949] (T.V. Boardman, 6d, 64pp, 4.0" x 5.5")
    Partial reprint of the August 1947 issue of Big-Book Western Magazine. Details supplied by Tom Lesser.
    • 2 · Open Up Those Boothill Gates! · Tom Roan · na Big-Book Western Magazine Aug 1947
    • 34 · The Hunted · Harrison Colt · ss Big-Book Western Magazine Aug 1947
    • 50 · Keko’s on the Kill! [Keko] · Anon. · ss Big-Book Western Magazine Aug 1947, as by Harold F. Cruickshank
    • 63 · Frontier Oddities · Anon. · ia Big-Book Western Magazine Aug 1947, as by Waggener & Robbins


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