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    Tightrope!    (about)
    Although published long after the demise of the pulp magazine, Tightrope! hoped to gain from the publicity of a popular television series of the same name. The pulp size and format was an anachronism and, despite the better-than-average run of contemporary crime-adventure stories, the magazine folded after only four issues.

    • Publishers:
      • Great American Publications, Inc.; 270 Madison Avenue, New York 16, NY: Tightrope!

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    Top Detective Annual    (about)
    Annual pulp, reprinting mystery fiction by well-known writers from other Standard Magazines titles. While rumours exist of a 1950 issue it has never been located and was probably not published. Volume 1 #2 was the first issue registered for copyright.

    • Publishers:
      • Best Books, Inc.; 10 East 40th Street, New York, NY: Top Detective Annual

    • Editors:






    Top-Notch Detective    (about)
    Little is known about this magazine which promised “12 Smashing Murder Stories” in each issue. It began with vol.2 no.5 and so presumably replaced an earlier title, but it is not known what.

    • Publishers:
      • Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.; 4600 Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL: Top-Notch Detective





    Tough Stories Magazine    (about)
    A crudely (hand) assembled digest-sized magazine, with pages stapled together (without spine, seemingly as issued), official page numbers penned over printed numbers, some pages crossed out (much like an uncorrected proof). It is unclear if this was ever offered for sale.





    Trapped Detective Story Magazine    (about)
    Guilty Detective Story Magazine and Trapped Detective Story Magazine were companion magazines launched by Feature Publications in June/July 1956. Both determined to show that the spirit of the 1940s detective pulp magazines was still alive and well in the 1950s, albeit in a digest format. Guilty Detective Story Magazine ran for 35 issues and Trapped Detective Story Magazine for 34 issues, initially alternating on a bi-monthly schedule.

    • Publishers:
      • Headline Publications, Inc.; 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA: Trapped Detective Story Magazine

    • Editors:
      • W. W. Scott - Editor: Trapped Detective Story Magazine


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