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    Quest Detective News    (about)
    One-shot magazine/anthology of original stories by South African authors.

    • Publishers:
      • Dolphin Press (Pty.) Ltd.; 16 Hans Street, Jeppe, Johannesburg, South Africa: Quest Detective News

    • Editors:
      • John Panas - Editor: Quest Detective News




    Racket-Buster Detective    (about)
    One of the many undated “one shot” magazines published in the UK in the years after the Second World War. In a loose series with Crime Detective, Homicide Reporter, Police Detective and Crime Investigator.

    • Publishers:
      • Hamilton & Co. (Stafford) Ltd.; 1&2 Melville Court, Goldhawk Road, London W12: Racket-Buster Detective




    Racketeer Stories    (about)
    Racketeer Stories was one of Harold Hersey’s less successful gangster pulp magazines, attempting to cash in on the popularity of Gangster Stories. It lasted for only 19 issues before being merged with its companion magazine, Gangland Stories.

    • Publishers:
      • Good Story Magazine Co., Inc.; 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY; and later at Myrick Building, Springfield, MA: Racketeer Stories


    Racketeer Stories [v1 #1, December 1929] (Good Story Magazine Company, Inc., 20¢, 16pp, pulp)
    Unpublished “ashcan” issue containing no fiction. Details taken from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · Women in Windjammers · Anon. · ar
    • 8 · What Beggars Earn · Anon. · ar
    • 10 · American Jails and Speak-Easies · Anon. · ar
    • 12 · Why My Marriage Is a Failure · Anon. · ar








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