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    Two-Fisted Detective Stories (1980s)    (about)
    The first issue was devoted entirely to Robert E. Howard, but the second issue contained a selection of fiction from other authors.

    • Publishers:
      • Cryptic Publications; 107 East James Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365: Two-Fisted Detective Stories

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    Undercover Detective    (about)
    Short-lived magazine featuring a gripping action novel about “Conway Clark, International Undercover Ace” in each issue, as well as several other short stories and novelettes.

    • Publishers:
      • Double-Action Magazines, Inc.; 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, MA: Undercover Detective





    The Underworld:
    Despite the title, The Underworld featured better than average action crime stories, mainly by authors unknown today, most initially reprinted from other Munsey titles. Launched in 1927 it ran for 93 issues under a variety of title variations before folding in 1935.


    The Underworld

    • Publishers:
      • J. Thomas Wood; 236 West 55th Street, New York, NY; and later at 551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; and later at Myrick Building, Springfield, MA: The Underworld

    • Editors:



    The Underworld [v1 #2, June 1927] ed. Tom Chadburn (J. Thomas Wood, 25¢, pulp)
    Details taken from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · The Maxwell Mystery [Fleming Stone] · Carolyn Wells · na The All-Story Magazine May 1906
    • 45 · Blundell’s Last Guest [Part 1 of 3] · Albert Payson Terhune · sl The All-Story Magazine Feb 1906 (+3)
    • 57 · Murder Mysteries of New York · Frank M. O’Brien · cl
    • 67 · Diamonds [Part 2 of 5] · J. S. Fletcher · sl The All-Story Magazine Jun 1905
    • 89 · The Moll Buzzer · Henry Leverage · ss The Argosy Mar 23 1918
    • 97 · Sir Wilfred’s Sapphire [Part 1 of 2] · Fred Jackson · nv All-Story Weekly Sep 18 1915
    • 119 · A Sort of a Story · Ben Hecht · ss All-Story Weekly Dec 22 1917
    • 123 · Dead Men Tell No Tales · Willoughby Sharp · ss Munsey’s Magazine Jun 1921


    The Underworld [v1 #3, July 1927] (25¢, 128pp, pulp)
    Details supplied by Rob Preston.






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