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    Who? Detective Magazine    (about)
    Short-lived magazine publishing original stories by South African authors.

    • Publishers:
      • Dolphin Press (Pty.) Ltd.; 16 Hans Street, Jeppe, Johannesburg, South Africa: Who? Detective Magazine

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    Whodunit?    (about)
    Unusual magazine with a stated policy of using only stories with surprise endings although, in the single issue published, only one story was actually a whodunit.

    • Publishers:
      • I.D. Publications, Inc.; 8383 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90069: Whodunit?

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    Wild & Wooly Mammoth Detective    (about)
    One-shot fanzine—a parody of the Ziff-Davis pulps.

    • Publishers:
      • Pulp Confidential Press; 1001 W. Collins Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08107: Wild & Wooly Mammoth Detective

    Wild & Wooly Mammoth Detective [v1 #1, 1991] (Pulp Confidential Press, $10.00, 12pp, 8.5" x 5.5", cover by George Chastain)
    Has a cover “price” 25 cents. Produced in a numbered edition of 100 copies, distributed in a manila envelope with matching numbered label. 9 interior illustrations by George Chastain. Details supplied by Rick Hall.

    Wit    (about)
    Despite the title, this magazine, subtitled “Modern Mirth and Mystery” mainly contained a series of detective stories about sleuths Rex Dimond & Sally Dexter by Martin Thomas, and anonymous mystery vignettes.

    • Publishers:
      • Wit Publications (BCM/Bizarresque); London WC1: Wit

    Wit [#1, 1947] (Wit Publications, 1/-, 52pp, 4.75" x 7.25")
    Subtitled “Modern Mirth and Mystery”.

    Wit [#2, 1947] (Wit Publications, 1/-, 66pp, 4.75" x 7.25")

    World Wide Detective Stories    (about)
    Short-lived magazine publishing original stories by Canadian authors.

    • Publishers:
      • Daring Publishing Company; 746 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario: World Wide Detective Stories

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    Yankee Shorts (1940)    (about)
    This was a generic series with each individual issue carrying the name of an individual magazine, only some of which were crime/mystery. The series mixed reprints with original stories probably depending on how much space there was left in each issue.

    • Publishers:
      • Gerald G.Swan, Ltd.; London, England: Yankee Shorts

    Yankee Shorts [#1, Yankee Romance Shorts (November 1940)] (Gerald G. Swan, 10¢, 32pp, 6.75" x 9.5")
    Note the pages are unnumbered. Price quoted as 3d in advert for series.

    Yankee Shorts [#3, Yankee Science Fiction (November 1940)] (3d, 32pp+, 6.75" x 9.5")
    • 1 · Space-Ship Derby · Milton Kaletsky · ss Science Fiction Quarterly Sum 1940
    • 9 · Package of Power · David C. Cooke · ss Science Fiction Quarterly Sum 1940
    • 17 · The Gentle Brain · Arthur Allport · ss Science Fiction Quarterly Sum 1940
    • 27 · Life Inside a Wall · Harl Vincent · ss Science Fiction Quarterly Sum 1940

    Yankee Shorts [#7, Yankee Western Shorts (January 1941)] (Gerald G. Swan, 10¢, 32pp, 6.75" x 9.5")

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