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    Racket Stories    (about)
    The rumor that a pulp magazine existed by this title has not been confirmed by any positive evidence, and no issues have been found. It may have resulted from a confusion with Racketeer Stories.

    Rapid-Fire Detective Stories    (about)
    Published as a companion to Rapid-Fire Action Stories and Rapid-Fire Western Stories, Rapid-Fire Detective Stories was an undistinguished detective pulp that ran for 8 issues.

    • Publishers:
      • Rapid-Fire Publications, Inc.; 400 Pearl Street, New York, NY; and later at 405 Hudson Street, New York, NY: Rapid-Fire Detective Stories

    Real Detective Tales:    (about)
    Real Detective Tales is one of the most elusive of the early detective pulps. It began in late 1922 under the name Detective Tales publishing indifferent mystery and detective stories, but by mid-1924 the publisher, Rural Publications, had run into difficulty so the magazine was sold to Real Detective Tales, Inc. who changed its name, first to Real Detective Tales and then to Real Detective Tales and Mystery Stories. By this point it had acquired an interesting stable of authors including Seabury Quinn, George Allan England and Miriam Allen deFord. It ran for six years under this latter title (mainly on a monthly basis) but gradually during 1931 transformed into a non-fiction magazine called Real Detective, although fiction continued to appear into 1934 at least. It is not currently known exactly when the last issue containing any fiction appeared. For most of the period it was a large (8.25" x 11.25") pulp, with a single issue (March 1923) as a regular pulp and a handful of issues in 1923 as an even larger (9" x 12") pulp.

    Detective Tales

    • Publishers:
      • Rural Publishing Corp.; 854 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL: The Detective Tales

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