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    Sleuth Mystery Magazine    (about)
    Published “in cooperation with the Mystery Writers of America, Inc.”, Sleuth Mystery Magazine provided light-hearted, crime-adventure vignettes by well-known writers, in much the same style as Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. It folded after only two issues, possibly because of distribution problems.

    • Publishers:
      • Fosdeck Publications, Inc.; 122 East 42nd Street, New York 17, NY: Sleuth Mystery Magazine

    • Editors:
      • William Manners - Editorial Director: Sleuth Mystery Magazine




    Slick Detective Yarns    (about)
    One-shot thin magazine, reprinting stories from Black Hood Detective and Crack Detective

    • Publishers:
      • Gerald G. Swan, Ltd.: Slick Detective Yarns



    Smashing Detective    (about)
    Another thin Australian digest about which very little is known.

    • Publishers:
      • Action Comics Pty. Ltd.; 14 Bond Street, Sydney: Smashing Detective




    Smashing Detective Stories:    (about)
    One of the last detective pulps to be launched, Smashing Detective Stories featured hard-action stories of mystery and detection. After 27 issues the magazine title changed to Fast Action Detective and Mystery Stories but only 3 more pulp issues were published under this title, followed by 3 digest issues. From July 1956 to November 1956, the title on the cover read Smashing Detective but the title on the masthead was consistently Smashing Detective Stories throughout.


    Smashing Detective Stories

    • Publishers:
      • Columbia Publications, Inc.; 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA: Smashing Detective Stories

    • Editors:
      • Robert W. Lowndes - Editor: Smashing Detective Stories

















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