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    Avon Detective Mysteries    (about)
    Arguably a reprint anthology like Avon Fantasy Reader, though it carried a few new stories.

    • Publishers:
      • Avon Book Company; 432 Fourth Avenue, New York 16, NY: Avon Detective Mysteries

    • Editors:





    Baffling Detective Mysteries    (about)
    Short-lived sensationalist crime fiction magazine, superseded by the true crime magazine Baffling Detective Fact Cases.

    • Publishers:
      • Baffling Mysteries, Inc.; New York City: Baffling Detective Mysteries





    Banner Mysteries    (about)
    While usually regarded as a book series, some authorities consider this a magazine because of the presence of a second story, by a different author, in the first “issue”.

    • Publishers:
      • Fact and Fiction Publications: Banner Mysteries

    • Editors:





    Best Detective    (about)
    Seemingly a one-shot pulp by Exclusive Detective Stories. Not to be confused with the long-running Best Detective Magazine from the 1930s.

    • Publishers:
      • Exclusive Detective Stories, Inc.; 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY: Best Detective



    Best Detective Magazine:
    As Best Detective Magazine the magazine was predominantly reprint, but after 95 issues it was relaunched, in November 1937, as Crime Busters featuring “all new stories” mainly with series characters such as The Gadget Man and The Death Angel. However, this only lasted for 24 issues and in November 1939 the magazine was relaunched again, this time as Street & Smith’s Mystery Magazine, dropping the most colourful of the series characters. This final incarnation lasted for only 26 issues before the magazine finally folded during World War II.









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