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    American Detective [v2 #2, December 1934] (Artvision Publishing Company, 25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McCowen)
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · American Detective Editorial · [The Editor] · ed
    • 6 · The Vapor Test Clue · Martin Merle · tc; about the Alice Stoll kidnapping Louisville KY Oct 10 1934.
    • 14 · The Trail of the Red Scourge · Adrian B. Lopez · tc
    • 21 · The Mystery of the Broken Nosed Strangler · Anthony Field · tc
    • 26 · The Clue of the Defective Firing Pin · Wilton Gray · tc
    • 32 · Ellis Parker: The Case of the Cunning Mulatto · Fletcher Pratt · tc; “First of series of Ellis Parker cases”, Matilda Russo murder, Moorestown NJ June 4 1921.
    • 37 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · pi
    • 42 · Death’s Breakfast · Robert Faherty · tc
    • 48 · Murder for Nothing · Virgil E. LaMarre · tc
    • 54 · “Snow” · Robert Mann · tc; “A thrilling narcotic detective story”.
    • 56 · The Case of the Murderer’s Christmas Present · Hollis B. Fultz · tc; about Detective Luke S. May.
    • 61 · Third Degree · [The Readers] · lc
    • 62 · Calling All Cars · [uncredited] · cl
    • 76 · Unsolved Case Prize Announcement · [uncredited] · ms


    American Detective [Vol. 2 No. 4, February 1935] ed. Hugh Layne (25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McCowen)
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · With the Aid of the People · [The Editor] · ed
    • 6 · The Monster of Wistaria Cottage · George Allan Moffatt · tc; on the Grace Budd murder in New York in 1928.
    • 12 · The Web of Death · Jack De Witt · tc; on the capture of “Babyface” Nelson.
    • 20 · Ellis Parker—The Case of the Left-Sided Man · Fletcher Pratt · tc; featuring Detective Ellis H. Parker. Washington Hunter murder, Riverside NJ Jan 29 1901.
    • 24 · The Mystery of the Man Who Wouldn’t Die · Wilton Gray · tc; on the Michael Malloy insurance fraud murder Feb 21 1933 New York.
    • 30 · Murder in Room 409 · Anthony Field · tc; on the Emma Krafts murder Nov 1912 Chicago.
    • 35 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · ms
    • 38 · The Clue of the Forgotten Key · Annie Dyer Nunn · tc; “Texas authorities solve a baffling murder mystery”.
    • 46 · The Case of the Twin Clues · Adrian B. Lopez · tc; “New Jersey’s most amazing murder enigma”.
    • 50 · “Silk” · Herbert Hall Taylor · tc; on a Philadelphia silk mill robbery.
    • 54 · The Silver Trail · James W. Booth · tc; on a California mail robbery.
    • 59 · Third Degree · [uncredited] · ms
    • 95 · Unsolved Prize Contest Announcement · [uncredited] · cn


    American Detective [v3 #2, June 1935] ed. Hugh Layne (25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McCowen)
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · An American Detective: Johnny Broderick · [uncredited] · ms
    • 6 · Baited Trap · Margie Harris · ts; the April 1935 capture of Bonnie & Clyde gang member Ray Hamilton.
    • 14 · The Case of the Howling Dog · Wilton Gray · ts; “Brooklyn’s McVey double murder” April 1935.
    • 20 · Death in the Tombs · Michael Stern · ts; “New York’s great Tombs prison break”.
    • 28 · The Mark of Zoro · Robert Sothern · ts; the Aug. 1931 murder of Felix A. Williams, San Francisco.
    • 34 · The Seeds of Madness [Ellis Parker] · Fletcher Pratt · ts; featuring Detective Ellis Parker. New Jersey horsethief arsonist “Slippery Joe” Thomas, 1911. became a chapter in Pratt’s 1936 book The Cunning Mulatto and Other Cases of Ellis Parker, American Detective (Harrison Smith & Robert Hass, 1935).
    • 37 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · ms
    • 40 · The Mystery of the Hysterical Woman · Lum Smith · ts; the Oct. 1934 attempted murder of Russell A. Hey on the Palisades cliffs, Alpine NJ.
    • 44 · Strangler’s Stain · Adrian B. Lopez · ts; a Newark NJ murder & manhunt.
    • 48 · Lightning · George Allan Moffatt · ts; the November 1931 shooting death of school superintendent W. W. McConnell, Winfield KS.
    • 52 · The Uninvited Guest · Roscoe Dowell · ts; “the dramatic prelude to Walla Walla’s jail delivery”.


    American Detective [v3 #4, August 1935] ed. Hugh Layne (25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McGowan)
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · An American Detective: Sheriff T. A. Binford, Harris County, TX · [uncredited] · bg
    • 6 · G-Men Break Weyerhaeuser Case · Stephen Manners · ts; the May 1935 George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping.
    • 12 · Atonement · George Allan Moffatt · ts; the March 1919 Fred Heuback murder, Harper KS.
    • 18 · The Mystery of the Open Switch · Wilton Gray · ts; the December 1934 Columbus OH train wreck.
    • 24 · Torch Murder · Ernest Martin · ts; the May 1935 Boston murder of Daniel M. Crowley by Frank Di Stasio.
    • 28 · The Clue of the Bloody Shoes · Edward A. Dieckmann · ts; “thrilling Chinatown mystery in San Diego”.
    • 34 · The Case of the Perfect Marksman [Ellis Parker] · Fletcher Pratt · ts; featuring Detective Ellis Parker. Robert Evans/Albert Duffy murders, Lakehurst NJ, May 1930. became a chapter in Pratt’s 1936 book The Cunning Mulatto and Other Cases of Ellis Parker, American Detective (Harrison Smith & Robert Hass, 1935), as “The Marine Corps Murder”.
    • 40 · Splinters of Glass · Lum Smith · ts; hit-and-run murder, Long Island, NY.
    • 43 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · ms
    • 46 · The Borgia of the Sage-Brush · Hollis B. Fultz · ts; the Lydia Southard poison case.
    • 52 · Unfinished Business · Adrian B. Lopez · ts; a Newark NJ robbery-murder.


    American Detective [v3 #5, September 1935] ed. Hugh Layne (Artvision Publishing Co., 25¢, cover by Arthur Ray McCowen)
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · An American Detective · [uncredited] · bg; profile of Fred W. Frahm, chief of detectives, Detroit.
    • 6 · The Riddle of River Rouge · Stephen Manners · tc; about the Howard Carter Dickinson murder, Detroit, June 1935.
    • 12 · Hyenas Prey at Night · Edwin V. Burkholder · tc; about the Mildred Hallmark murder, Peoria IL, June 1935.
    • 18 · The Return of the Killer · Jack DeWitt · tc; “an Oregon murder mystery”.
    • 24 · With the Aid of Scotland Yard · Fletcher Pratt · tc; about Detective Ellis Parker.
    • 26 · The Clue of the Cold Hand · Wilton Gray · tc; about the Jessie Scott Hughes murder, San Francisco, April 1932.
    • 32 · The Bloody Double Cross · James W. Booth · tc; “a sensational Texas robbery and murder case”.
    • 34 · The Case of the Fan-Tan Welchers · Adrian B. Lopez · tc; about the Santiago Rosa murder, Newark NJ, December 1931.
    • 38 · Diamond Deadline · Ernest Martin · tc; “New York jewel robbers dare to break the police ’deadline’”.
    • 41 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · ms
    • 44 · The Bluebeard of Cripple Creek · Jesse T. Simmons · tc; about the Ida Mae Hanson murder, Cripple Creek CO, May 1933.
    • 50 · Lover’s Alibi · George Allan Moffatt · tc; about the “Happy” Parker case, New York.
    • 54 · The Little Dreyfus of Devil’s Island · W. Adolphe Roberts · tc; “a foreign espionage detective thriller”.


    American Detective [v4 #3, February 1936] ed. Rose Bolsen (Artvision Publishing Company, 25¢, 96pp+, 8.5″ x 11.5″, cover by Clyde Prettyman)
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome.
    • 5 · An American Detective: District Attorney Thomas Whelan · [uncredited] · bg
    • 6 · The Enigma of the Masked Midget · [uncredited] · tc; about Henry J. Fernekes, “The Midget Bandit”, featuring the William J. Burns Detective Agency.
    • 10 · The Trail of the Dead · [uncredited] · tc; about the Joseph Amberg slaying, Sept. 30, 1935, featuring Capt. John J. McGowan, Homicide Bureau, Brooklyn.
    • 16 · The Clue of the Chinese Pheasant · [uncredited] · tc; about the Ernest Loll murder, Sept. 29, 1935, featuring Deputy Sheriff Gus Schirmer, Portland, Oregon.
    • 20 · The Strange Case of the Green Murders · [uncredited] · tc; about the Winona Green killings, 1924, featuring Major James A. Pitcock, Chief of Detectives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
    • 24 · The Mystery of the Missing Crime · [uncredited] · tc; featuring Sheriff George A. Bates, Clare County, Michigan.
    • 30 · The Wild Killer of the Sierras · [uncredited] · tc; featuring the US Post Office Inspection Service.
    • 34 · The Crimson Crime of Emasculation · [uncredited] · tc; featuring Capt. Daniel Gregory, State Attorney’s Office, Chicago.
    • 38 · The Sentence of Silence [Part ? of ?] · [uncredited] · tc; featuring Asst. DA Miles M. O’Brien, New York City.
    • 41 · Dragnet · [uncredited] · cl; news briefs.
    • 44 · Master Mind Murder · [uncredited] · tc; featuring Frank P. Burton, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Patrick County, Virginia.
    • 50 · Honor for Sale · [uncredited] · tc; featuring Alphonse Bertillon, French Sûreté.
    • 54 · Cavalcade of Courage · [uncredited] · cl



    American Detective [v5 #3, August 1936] ed. Robert Borden (Artvision Publishing Co., 25¢, 96pp+, cover by Delos Palmer) (Full Text)
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from an online copy at The Internet Archive.
    • 5 · An American Detective: Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Superintendent of New Jersey State Police · [uncredited] · bg; the father of Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., the commander of American forces in the first Gulf War.
    • 6 · The Story of “Magic” Karpis · Edwin V. Burkholder · tc; about the capture of Alvin Karpis May 2 1936, featuring J. Edgar Hoover.
    • 18 · Viper’s Venom · Lt. Jack Killion; as told to Jack De Witt · tc; about the murder of Mary Emma Busch James, Los Angeles, Aug 1935.
    • 26 · Death in the Dark · Dan T. Kelliher · tc; about the Floyd Tony Caldwell murder, Hickman Mills, Missouri, March 1936, featuring chief deputy sheriff John C. Kelley.
    • 33 · X Marks the Spot · [uncredited] · pt; “pictures in the news of innocent victims of crime and killers who have had a rendezvous with death”.
    • 34 · The Horror of the Hanging Corpse · Deputy Sheriff Steele Hill; as told to Margie Harris · tc; about the H. L. McBee murder, Eastland County, Texas, May 1933.
    • 42 · The Problem of Profanity Hill · Deputy Prosecuting Attorney William J. Wilkins; as told to H. Richard Seller · tc; about the Pom Pom Club killings, Seattle, June 13 1933.
    • 50 · American Detective Bulletin Board · Edward A. Dieckmann · qa
    • 52 · The Deadly Duck Pin · Fletcher Pratt · tc; about the Herman Meyerson murder, Brooklyn, NY, Feb 20 1936, featuring Detectives Harry States & William King.
    • 58 · Murders in the Nude · Sam D. Melson · tc; about the Marcus C. Powell case, Jacksonville, Florida, March 1936, featuring Detective Inspector E. L. Acosta & County Detective S.H. Hurlbert.
    • 64 · Cavalcade of Courage · [uncredited] · cl
    • _64 · [untitled true experience] · Officer Harold J. Kniskern · tc
    • _65 · [untitled true experience] · Police Capt. L. W. Hardenbrook · tc
    • 66 · Veil of Mystery—Have You Seen “Heliotrope Andy”? · James Warner; as told to Gerard Franklin · tc; about the Ann Haworth murder, Ogden, Utah, May 19 1928.
    • 72 · Solving Seattle’s Tavern Killings · J. W. Tribble; as told to Hollis B. Fultz · tc; about the killing of policemen Trent Sickles & Ted Stevens at Elk Tavern, Seattle, Nov 26 1935, told by Chief of Police J. W. Tribble, Bremerton, Washington.
    • 80 · Calling All Cars · [uncredited] · ms; “criminals at large wanted by police”.
    • 82 · May-December Madness · Wilton Grey · tc; about the Dan Shine murder, Elkader, Iowa, May 1936, featuring Sheriff L. J. Palas.
    • 90 · The Case of the Mimicked Murder · Charles Prybl; as told to Ray Brennan · tc; about the Stanley Gross murder, Chicago, May 23 1933, told by an investigator for the Cook County State’s Attorney.


    American Detective [v5 #4, September 1936] ed. Robert Borden (Artvision Publishing Company, Inc., 25¢, 96pp+, quarto, cover by Howard Williamson)
    Details supplied by John Locke & Richard Newsome.
    • 4 · An American Detective: Thomas E. Dewey · [uncredited] · bg
    • 6 · “Big Shot” Luciano · Fletcher Pratt · ar; featuring New York District Attorney Thomas E. Dewey. “Lucky” Luciano, convicted June 1936.
    • 18 · The Bloody Black Legion · Edwin V. Burkholder · ts; featuring Inspector John I. Navarre. May 1936 vigilante killing of Charles A. Poole, Detroit.
    • 26 · The “Excitement” Murder of Ruth Shaw · Lt. E. A. Hedman; as told to Jesse Theodore Simmons · ts; the March 1936 murder of Ruth Shaw, Salt Lake City.
    • 36 · Slayer in the Sanctuary · Paul Maurice · ts; featuring Deputy Chief of Detectives Walter Storms, Chicago.
    • 46 · Death in the Subway · George Allan Moffatt · ts; featuring Deputy Inspector Francis J. Kear. May 1936 Edgar L. Eckert “phantom strangler” murder, New York City.
    • 56 · The Tragedy at Lobster Lodge · Herbert Hall Taylor · ts; featuring Sheriff Arthur R. Greenleaf. Dolda Brewer murder, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, April 1936.
    • 64 · Illinois’ Web of Lies Case · William Doyle · ts; featuring Sheriff Delos Blanchard. May 1936 murder of Bessie Tallmadge, Rockford IL.
    • 72 · What Ever Happened to Jim the Penman? · Lum Smith · ts
    • 74 · I Killed the Man I Baptized · Margie Harris & Rev. Edgar Eskridge · ts; the May 1935 shotgun killing of Police Chief Ed O’Reilly, Orange TX.
    • 82 · Veil of Mystery—The Enigma of the Chained Body · Edward A. Dieckmann · ts; the March 1935 death of Carl George Frey, San Diego.
    • 90 · The Tracker of Ahtanum Creek · Deputy W. C. Calhoun; as told to Hollis B. Fultz · ts; from Yakima County, WA.


    American Detective [v5 #6, November 1936] ed. Robert Borden (Artvision Publishing Co., 25¢, s/b, cover by Delos Palmer)
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 5 · An American Detective: Lt. Blake Mason, Sheriff’s Office, San Diego, Calif. · [uncredited] · ar
    • 6 · North Carolina’s Uninvited Guest · Edwin V. Burkholder · ts; featuring Detectives Thomas Martin and John Quinn of New York City.
    • 16 · I Am a Murder Man · Detective Sgt. L. M. Hilton; as told to Jack De Witt · ar; from the Ogden, Utah P.D.
    • 22 · A Racket in Bondage · Fletcher Pratt · ts; featuring Detective Capt. John Leahy, New York.
    • 30 · Death Comes in the Window · Leonidas F. Daniell, Jr. · ts; featuring Sheriff Jess Samples. April 1936 murder of Marlie Childs by Reable Childs and Terrance Bramlett, Center, Texas.
    • 37 · X Marks the Spot · [uncredited] · pi
    • 38 · You Lie! · Horace Heffern · ts; featuring Lt. Ray Fisher and Sgt. Harry Sutherlin of the Indiana State Police.
    • 46 · American Detective Bulletin Board · [uncredited] · ms
    • 48 · The Hoodoo of Brokenstraw Airport · Ernest Martin · ts; featuring Corporal Joseph Schmidt, Pennsylvania State Police. Metro Seminuk murder, March 1936, Youngsville, Pa.
    • 56 · To the Bitter End · George Allan Moffatt · ts; featuring Detective Capt. Charles H. Burns, Baltimore.
    • 65 · Curiousities in Crime · William R. Creedmore · ms
    • 66 · Trailing San Diego’s Black Gorilla · Edward A. Dieckmann · ts
    • 74 · What Ever Happened to Clara Phillips? · Lum Smith · ts
    • 76 · Toy Gun Terror · Mirin McLean · ts; featuring Sgt. William Cox, Chicago, Auto Theft Bureau.
    • 82 · The Case of the Casual Killer · Paul Hathaway; as told to Hollis B. Fultz · ts; chief of police, North Manchester, Indiana.
    • 90 · Cavalcade of Courage · [uncredited] · ms
    • 95 · Ohio’s Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde Mystery · Wilton Gray · ts; featuring Sheriff Tom Pask, Fremont, Ohio.


    American Detective [Volume 7 Number 4, September 1937] ed. Robert Borden (Artvision Publishing Co., 25¢)
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 4 · Wrecking the Reno Dope Ring · Jack DeWitt · tc; featuring Joyce McAllister, Santa Barbara, California, undercover agent.
    • 14 · Murder, Wholesale · Jack Swansen · tc; featuring Sheriff Walter Liskowitz, Waukegan County, Wisconsin.
    • 22 · Dream Street · Marvin Campbell · tc; featuring Detective Hyman Levine, Safe and Loft Squad, New York City.
    • 32 · The Easiest Way · Hollis B. Fultz · tc; featuring the Portland, Oregon Police Department.
    • 40 · American Detective Bulletin Board · [uncredited] · ms
    • 42 · “Vengeance Is Mine” · Alfred Brandon · tc; featuring Captain John Murphy and Detective Warren Murphy of Philadelphia, Pa.
    • 51 · X Marks the Spot · [uncredited] · pt
    • 52 · The Mystery of Evangeline Parish · Margie Harris · tc; featuring Sheriff Charles Pocheu & Prosecutor F. H. Guillory, Evangeline Parish, LA.
    • 62 · Man-Hunter’s Memory · Lt. Tom Kelly; as told to James Owens · tc
    • 69 · Curiosities in Crime · William R. Creedmore · ms
    • 70 · The Tenderfoot of the Zuni Mountains · Dan Burrows · tc; featuring Chief of Police Kelsey Presley, Gallup, New Mexico.
    • 78 · Whatever Happened to the Capone Gang? No. 2: Louis Altierie · Dugal O’Liam · tc
    • 80 · In Line of Duty · Chief Special Agent Daniel O’Connell; as told to Bob McLean · tc
    • 87 · Murders of the Month · [uncredited] · ms
    • 88 · The Riddle of Tygh’s Ridge · Sheriff Harold Sexton; as told to Horace Heffern · tc


    American Detective [Volume 7 Number 6, November 1937] ed. Robert Borden (Artvision Publishing Co., 25¢)
    Details supplied by Richard Newsome from Table of Contents.
    • 4 · Romeo of the Mounted · Isabel Stephen · tc; featuring Deputy Chief Inspector John J. Lyon, New York City.
    • 14 · Trapping Traxler · Frank Edward Bronaugh · tc; about the capture of escaped convict Pete Traxler, July 1937 in Boswell, Oklahoma.
    • 22 · Devil in Disguise · K. Kellen O’Neal · tc; featuring Sheriff Russell Wilkes of Monroe County, Missouri. Maybelle Kelly murder, Paris, Missouri, July 1937.
    • 30 · Mob Murder · Jack Wentworth · tc; set in Houston, Texas.
    • 40 · American Detective Bulletin Board · [uncredited] · ms
    • 42 · Trustie’s Holiday · George Williamson · tc; featuring the Police Department of Cleveland, Ohio.
    • 52 · The Sweepstakes Murder · Marvin Campbell · tc; featuring Detectives Arthur Leininger & Albert Gerlinger of New Orleans.
    • 59 · X Marks the Spot · [uncredited] · ms
    • 60 · The Fires of Madness · Hollis B. Fultz · tc; featuring Captain of Detectives Cliff Osborne, Tacoma, Washington.
    • 66 · Give My Regards to Steger · Jack Heil · tc; featuring Chief of Police Charles B. Steger, Sharon, Pennsylvania.
    • 73 · Curiosities in Crime · William R. Creedmore · cl
    • 74 · Clues · Leslie Lawson · ar; first in a series.
    • 76 · Lilies of the Alley · Blaine Porter · tc; featuring Captain of Police Joseph Goldberg, Chicago.
    • 84 · Whatever Happened to the Capone Gang? No. 4: Klondike O’Donnell · Dugal O’Liam · tc
    • 86 · Harvest of Death · Nels O. Hanson · tc; featuring Sheriff Helmer Myre, Freeborn County, Minnesota.
    • 96 · Murders of the Month · [uncredited] · ms


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