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    Suspense Stories    (about)
    Short-run magazine that published a series of original stories by the publisher’s in-house writers ranging from gangster yarns to conventional tales of detection—often with a hint of science fiction or the supernatural.

    • Publishers:
      • Curtis Warren: Suspense Stories




    Suspense Stories [#3, n.d. (November 1954)] (Curtis Warren, 1/-, 96pp, digest, cover by Ray Theobald)
    Details supplied by Alistair Durie.
    • 3 · Gordon’s Town · Derry Falcon · ss
    • 18 · Night Call · Ewen Williams · nv
    • 43 · What Happened to Clambake? · R. G. Evand · ss; given as by R.C. Evand in the Table of Contents.
    • 60 · He Wanted a Gun · Kane Rice · ss


    Swan American Mags    (about)
    A rotating genre magazine, with contents of issues varying between detective, SF and western magazines, mostly reprinted from Columbia Magazines. Only 5 issues were crime/detective, but all are listed for convenience.

    • Publishers:
      • Gerald G. Swan, Ltd.; London, England: Swan American Magazine


    Swan American Mags [#1, Western Yarns (1948)] (Gerald G. Swan, 9d, 36pp, small pulp)
    • 3 · Trail of Laughing Death · Ed Earl Repp · nv Western Yarns Mar 1943
    • 13 · No Appeal from Judge Colt · Archie Joscelyn · nv Western Yarns Mar 1943
    • 20 · Water and Grass · Chuck Martin · ss Western Yarns Mar 1943
    • 23 · Too Many Sheriffs · Ralph Berard · ss Western Yarns Mar 1943
    • 26 · Powdersmoke Purge · Lee Floren · ss Western Yarns Mar 1943
    • 29 · Death Guards a Lost Mine · G. Arthur Alan · ms (r)
    • 30 · Warpath Guns · Trent Wallace · na (r)
    • 34 · Brains of the Tombstone Gang · Lloyd E. Barber · ar (r)
    • 35 · The Frozen Trail · Al Cannon · ss (r)



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