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Action Detective Magazine

Thin digest that ran for at least 46 issues, mainly printing stories by Australian authors, initially with two short stories per issue and later with just a single novelette. Indexing this title is complicated by the fact that multiple issues have been reported with the same issue number but with different contents.

1952           #1
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1953 #8
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1954
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1955 #32 #33 #34 #35
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1956
#44

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American Crime Magazine

Thin digest that ran for at least 36 issues, in two separate series. Despite the title and the boast that it contained "fast-moving drama by popular American authors" it seems to have contained only stories by Australian authors, probably a small number under multiple pseudonyms.

There was also an associated series of standalone novelettes published by the same publisher under the same series title of which only two undated examples are known - The Counterfeiters by Rex Young and Murder Madness by Steve Hawk.

1952       #1, Apr
#2, May
#3, Jun   #4, Aug   #5, Oct
#6, Nov
 
1953
#1, Jan

#2, Feb
    #3, May
#4, May

#5, Jul

#6, Aug
#7, Sep #8, Oct #9, Nov #10, Dec
1954
#11, Jan
#12, Feb #13, Mar
#14, Apr
#15, May #16, Jun #17, Jul #18, Aug #19, Sep #20, Oct
#21, Nov

#22, Dec
1955
#23, Jan
#24, Feb
#25, Mar

#26, Apr
#27, May
#28, Jun
#29, Jul
#30, Aug

#31, Sep
     

American Detective Magazine

Thin digest that ran for at least 42 issues, in two separate series. Despite the title it seems to have contained only stories by Australian authors, probably a small number under multiple pseudonyms.

There was also an associated series of standalone novelettes published by the same publisher under the same series title of which only four undated examples are known - Bullets for Sale by E. Hamilton Clay, Singing Death by Gordon Alexander, and The Black Orchid and Bullets for Blondes, both by Steve Hawk.

1951                    
#1, Nov
#2, Dec  
1952
#3, Jan

#4, Feb

#5, Mar

#6, Apr

#7, May
#8, Jun    
#9, Sep

#10, Oct
#11, Nov #12, Nov  
1953     #1, Mar #2, Apr
#3, May

#4, Jun

#5, Jul

#6, Aug

#7, Sep
#8, Oct #9, Nov #9, Dec  
1954
#11, Jan
#12, Feb #13, Mar
#14, Apr
#15, May #16, Jun #17, Jul
#18, Aug

#19, Sep
#20, Oct #21, Nov
#22, Dec
#23, Dec
1955
#24, Jan
#25 #26 #27
#28
#29 #30            

American Detective Novels

Little is known about this publication, which is assumed to be a companion to American Detective Magazine. At least two of the issues contained multiple stories, but for the other issues identified to date only the lead novella is known and may comprise the total contents of the issue.

195?
#100
#101
#102

#103

#104

#105

#106

#107

American Sleuth

Thin digest that ran for at least 16 issues, reprinting stories from American crime pulps like Famous Detective Stories and Smashing Detective Stories. Indexing this title is complicated by the fact that multiple issues have been reported with the same issue number but with different contents.

1952               #1, Aug #2, Sep #3, Oct #4, Nov
#5
195? #6 #7 #8
#9
#10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16  

Carter Brown Long Story Magazine

Although called a magazine, this was really just a reprint series of Carter Brown novels previously published by Horwitz.

1959            
#1
Jul

#2
Aug
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Oct

#4
Nov

#5
Dec
1960
#6
Jan

#7
Feb
#8
Mar
#9
Apr

#10
May

#11
Jun

#12
Jul

#13
Aug

#14
Sep

#15
Oct
#16
Nov

#17
Dec
1961
#18
Jan
#19
Feb
#20
Mar
#21
Apr
               

Colin Calhoun Detective

A 64-page digest size Australian periodical in illustrated paper wrappers, including stories with illustrated titles.

195? #1 #2
#3
#4 #5 #6 #7
#8

#9
#10 #11
#12

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Crime Factory

Hardboiled crime quarterly. Converted to a webzine after the 9th issue, and died shortly thereafter.

2001  
#1
Feb
   
#2
May
   
#3
Aug
   
#4
Nov
 
2002  
#5
Feb
   
#6
May
   
#7
Aug
    #8
Nov
 
2003   #9
Feb
                   

Crime Story Magazine

Little is known about this magazine. A series of at least 12 issues labelled "Volume 6" was published by Blue Diamond with dates from Jun-1952 to Apr-1954 at least. Other issues have been seen with no dates and just issue numbers, published by Blue Diamond or Page Publications, which appear to duplicate the contents of the other series and are assumed to be later reprints.

Other issues probably exist.

1952           v6 #1
Jun
   
v6 #2
Sep
 
v6 #3
Nov
 
1953 v6 #4
Jan
  v6 #5
Mar
            v6 #6
Oct
 
v6 #7
Dec
1954   v6 #8
Feb
 
v6 #9
Apr
               
195? v6 #10 v6 #11
v6 #12
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8  

Detective Fiction

A short-lived monthly magazine of mainly Australian stories.

1948                      
#1
Dec
1949 #2
Jan
#3
Feb
#4
Mar
                 

Detective Monthly

Another thin Australian digest mainly printing original stories by Australian authors.

Dates of issues unclear; may be other issues.

195? #1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6

#7

#8
#9
#10

#11

#12

Detective Stories

Thin digest that ran for two separate series with a blend of original stories by Australian authors and reprints from American pulps. The issue numbering is somewhat erratic so it is impossible to tell what other issues may have existed - it is unlikely there were any volumes in the first series before v6, but it is unknown whether there was a v7 or any further issues in v8 or beyond.

The contents of the only known issues of the second series are direct reprints from the first series, with different covers, and one issue (#9) is also identical to the only known issue (#1) of Manhunt Stories, also published by Page Publications.

1952           v6 #1
Jun
   
v6 #2
Sep
  v6 #3
Nov
 
1953   v6 #4  
v6 #5
Apr
 
v6 #6
Jun
     
v6 #7
Oct
  v6 #8
Dec
1954  
v1 #9
Feb
 
v6 #10
 
v6 #11
           
195?   v8 #5   v8 #11                
195? #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 v6 #8 #9      

Detective Story Magazine

Another thin Australian digest printing original stories by Australian authors.

May be other issues.

1947                       #1
Dec

Double Action Detective

Another thin Australian digest printing original stories by Australian authors.

Other issues may exist.

19??
#1
#2

Downtown Detective

Another thin Australian digest, mainly printing original stories by Australian authors.

Dates of issues not known; may be other issues

19??
#1

#2
#3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
#11
#12
19?? #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24
19?? #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30 #31 #32 #33 #34 #35  

East-Side Detective

Another thin Australian digest, this one with a mixture of original stories and reprints from American pulps.

Dates of issues unclear; other issues may exist.

1954
#1

#2
#3
#4

#5

#6

#7

#8
#9 #10 #11
1955 #12
#13
                 

GP Detective Stories

Date of issues unclear; may be other issues.

19?? #1 #2 #3 #4

Invincible Detective Magazine

Published monthly, these magazines contained 5 or more short stories reprinted from various American detective pulps, including Detective Fiction Weekly, Detective Tales, Dime Detective Magazine, Famous Detective Stories, Fifteen Detective Stories and New Detective Magazine.

1949                       v1 #1
Dec
1950 v1 #2
Jan

v1 #3
Feb
v1 #4
Mar
v1 #5
Apr
v1 #6
May
v1 #7
Jun

v1 #8
Jul
v1 #9
Aug

v1 #10
Sep
v1 #11
Oct
v1 #12
Nov
v1 #13
Dec
1951 v2 #14
Jan

v2 #15
Feb

v2 #16
Mar
v2 #17
Apr
v2 #18
May
v2 #19
Jun

v2 #20
Jul
v2 #21
Aug
v2 #22
Sep
v2 #23
Oct
v2 #24
Nov

v2 #25
Dec
1952
v3 #26
Jan
v3 #27
Feb

v3 #28
Mar
v3 #29
Apr
v3 #30
May
v3 #31
Jun
v3 #32
Jul
v3 #33
Aug

v3 #34
Sep
v3 #35
Oct
v3 #36
Nov
v3 #37
Dec
1953 v4 #38
Jan
v4 #39
Feb
v4 #40
Mar
v4 #41
Apr
v4 #42
May
v4 #43
Jun
v4 #44
Jul
v4 #45
Aug
v4 #46
Sep
v4 #47
Oct
v4 #48
Nov
v4 #49
Dec
1954 v5 #50
Jan
v5 #51
Feb
v5 #52
Mar

v5 #53
Apr
v5 #54
May
v6 #55
Jun
           
1954 v5 #56
1st Jul
v5 #57
2nd Jul
v5 #58
1st Aug
v5 #59
2nd Aug

v5 #60
1st Sep
v5 #61
2nd Sep
v5 #62
1st Oct

v5 #63
2nd Oct
v5 #64
1st Nov
v5 #65
2nd Nov
v5 #66
1st Dec
v5 #67
2nd Dec

Leisure Detective

Thin digest that ran for at least 54 issues, mainly printing stories by Australian authors, initially with two short stories per issue and later with just a single novelette.

Dates of issues unclear; other issues may exist.

19??
#1
#2
#3

#4
#5
#6

#7
#8
#9

#10

#11

#12
19?? #13 #14 #15 #16
#17

#18
#19 #20 #21 #22
#23 (var. 1)

#23 (var. 2)

#24
19??
#25

#26

#27
#28 #29
#30

#31
#32 #33 #34 #35

#36
19??
#37
#38 #39 #40 #41 #42 #43
#44
#45
#46
#47
#48 19?? #49 #50 #51 #52
#53
#54          

Manhunt Stories

Date of issue(s) unclear; may be other issues. The contents of the only known issue (#1) are identical to the only known issue (#9) of the second series of Detective Stories, also published by Page Publications.

19?? #1

Mike Hervey Detective Monthly Magazine

The title was constant as Mike Hervey Detective Monthly Magazine on the contents page, but the cover title became Mike Hervey's Detective Monthly Magazine with issue 7. All the stories in all the issues were written by Mike Hervey.

1952                   #1
#2

#3
1953
#4

#5

#6
#7 #8 #9
#10
#11 #12      

Modern Detective Magazine

Australian digest mainly printing original stories by Australian authors, although two of the issues reprinted stories from US pulp magazines.

Other issues may exist.

1954 #1
#2

#3
#4
#5
#6 #7
#8
#9
#10
#11

Popular Detective

Another thin Australian digest, this one with a mixture of original stories and reprints from American pulps.

Other issues may exist.

1954 #1 #2
#3

#4
#5
#6

#7
#8
#9
#10
#11

#12
#13
#14

Smashing Detective

Another thin Australian digest about which very little is known. Other issues may exist.

1954 #1
#2

Thrilling Detective

Another thin Australian digest, this one seemingly containing only original stories.

Other issues may exist.

195?
#1

#2
#3 #4
#5

#6
#7
#8
#9
#10
#11
#12
195?
#13
#14 #15
#16
               
1955
#17
#18
#19
#20 #21
#22

#23

#24
       

Underworld Stories

Another thin Australian digest, this one seemingly containing only reprint stories Subtitled "incorporating Crime Story Magazine" even though Crime Story Magazine was being published at the same time.

Other issues probably exist.

1953          
v5 #1
Jun
           

Westend Detective

Another thin Australian digest, mixing and reprint stories.

Other issues may exist.

195? #1
#2
#3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12
195? #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24
195? #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30
#31
#32 #33 #34