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New Detective Magazine/Fifteen Detective Stories/True Adventures

New Detective Magazine started in 1941 promising "the NEWest in Crime Fiction, and carried the standard fare of crime stories, with emphasis on police detectives, by some of the most popular authors. It ran for 73 issues and was then, in August 1953, merged with Detective Tales to form Fifteen Detective Stories. This was originally launched as a new magazine with the August 1953 issue, but with its second issue picked up the volume numbering of New Detective Magazine.

However, it only ran under the new title for 12 issues before folding in June 1955. It was then relaunched in September 1955 as a men's magazine called True Adventures, but is believed to have published no fiction under that title.

There were two Canadian reprint editions, one in the early 1940s and one in the late 1940s/early 1950s. There were also at least two British reprint editions - one from Thorpe & Porter in the 1940s and one from Pembertons of Manchester in the 1950s.

The New Detective Magazine name had also been used earlier by Two-Book Detective Magazine and True Adventures had also been used in 1925 as the precursor to Lariat Story Magazine .

1941    
v1 #1
Mar
       
v1 #2
Aug
   
v1 #3
Nov
 
1942
v1 #4
Jan
 
v2 #1
Mar
 
v2 #2
May
 
v2 #3
Jul
  v2 #4
Sep
 
v3 #1
Nov
 
1943 v3 #2
Jan
 
v3 #3
Mar
 
v3 #4
May
 
v4 #1
Jul
 
v4 #2
Sep
 
v4 #3
Nov
 
1944
v4 #4
Jan
 
v5 #1
Mar
 
v5 #2
May
 
v5 #3
Jul
 
v5 #4
Sep
 
v6 #1
Nov
 
1945
v6 #2
Jan
 
v6 #3
Mar
 
v6 #4
May
 
v7 #1
Jul
 
v7 #2
Sep
 
v7 #3
Nov
 
1946
v7 #4
Jan

v8 #1
Feb

v8 #2
Mar
 
v8 #3
May
 
v8 #4
Jul
 
v9 #1
Sep
 
v9 #2
Nov
 
1947
v9 #3
Jan
 
v9 #4
Mar
 
v10 #1
May
 
v10 #2
Jul
 
v10 #3
Sep
 
v10 #4
Nov
 
1948
v11 #1
Jan
 
v11 #2
Mar
 
v11 #3
May
 
v11 #4
Jul
 
v12 #1
Sep
 
v12 #2
Nov
 
1949
v12 #3
Jan
 
v12 #4
Mar
 
v13 #1
May
 
v13 #2
Jul
 
v13 #3
Sep
 
v13 #5
Nov
 
1950
v14 #2
Jan
 
v14 #3
Mar
 
v14 #4
May
 
v15 #1
Jul
 
v15 #2
Sep
 
v15 #3
Nov
 
1951  
v15 #4
Feb
 
v16 #1
Apr
 
v16 #2
Jun
 
v16 #3
Aug
 
v16 #4
Oct
 
v17 #1
Dec
1952  
v17 #2
Feb
 
v17 #3
Apr
 
v17 #4
Jun
 
v18 #1
Aug
 
v18 #2
Oct
 
v18 #3
Dec
1953  
v18 #4
Feb
 
v19 #1
Apr
 
v19 #2
Jun
 
v1 #1
Aug
 
v19 #4
Oct
 
v20 #1
Dec
1954  
v20 #2
Feb
 
v20 #3
Apr
 
v20 #4
Jun
   
v21 #1
Sep

v21 #2
Oct
 
v21 #3
Dec
1955  
v21 #4
Feb
 
v22 #1
Apr
 
v22 #2
Jun
   
v22 #3
Sep
 
v22 #4
Nov
 
1956
v23 #1
Jan
 
v23 #2
Mar
 
v23 #3
May
 
v23 #4
Jul
 
v24 #1
Sep
 
v24 #2
Nov
 
1957
v24 #3
Jan
 
v24 #4
Mar
 
v25 #1
May
 
v25 #2
Jul
 
v25 #3
Sep
 
v25 #4
Nov
 
1958
v26 #1
Jan
 
v26 #2
Mar
 
v26 #3
May

v26 #4
Jun
 
v27 #1
Aug
 
v27 #2
Oct
 
v27 #3
Dec
1959  
v27 #4
Feb
 
v28 #1
Apr
 
v28 #2
Jun
 
v28 #3
Aug
 
v28 #4
Oct
 
v29 #1
Dec
1960  
v29 #2
Feb
 
v29 #3
Apr
 
v29 #4
Jun
 
v29 #5
Aug
 
v29 #6
Oct
 
v30 #1
Dec
1961  
v30 #2
Feb
 
v30 #3
Apr
 
v30 #4
Jun
 
v30 #5
Aug
 
v30 #6
Oct
 
v31 #1
Dec
1962  
v31 #2
Feb
 
v31 #3
Apr
 
v31 #4
Jun
 
v31 #5
Aug
 
v31 #6
Oct
 
v32 #1
Dec
1963  
v32 #2
Feb
 
v32 #3
Apr
 
v32 #4
Jun
 
v32 #5
Aug
 
v32 #6
Oct
 
v33 #1
Dec
1964  
v33 #2
Feb
 
v33 #3
Apr
 
v33 #4
Jun
  v33 #5
Aug
 
v33 #6
Oct
 
v34 #1
Dec
1965  
v34 #2
Feb
 
v34 #3
Apr
 
v34 #4
Jun
 
v34 #5
Aug
 
v34 #6
Oct
 
v35 #1
Dec
1966  
v35 #2
Feb
 
v35 #3
Apr
 
v35 #4
Jun
 
v35 #5
Aug
 
v35 #6
Oct
 
v36 #1
Dec
1967  
v36 #2
Feb
 
v36 #3
Apr
 
v36 #4
Jun
 
v36 #5
Aug
 
v36 #6
Oct
 
v37 #1
Dec
1968  
v37 #2
Feb
 
v37 #3
Apr
 
v37 #4
Jun
 
v37 #5
Aug
 
v37 #6
Oct
 
v38 #1
Dec
1969  
v38 #2
Feb
 
v38 #3
Apr
 
v38 #4
Jun
  v38 #5
Aug
 
v38 #6
Oct
 
v39 #1
Dec
1970   v39 #2
Feb
  v39 #3
Apr
 
v39 #4
Jun
  v39 #5
Aug
 
v39 #6
Oct
 
v40 #1
Dec
1971   v40 #2
Feb
                   

Canadian reprint edition

Some issues are extrapolated and have not been confirmed. Other issues may exist.

1941                    
v1 #1
Nov
 
1942 v1 #1
Jan
 
v1 #3
Mar
 
v2 #8
May
   
v2 #1
Aug
 
v2 #2
Oct
 
v2 #3
Dec
1943  
v2 #4
Feb
  v2 #5
Apr
 
v2 #6
Jun
  v2 #7
Aug
 
v2 #8
Oct
  v2 #9
Dec
1944  
v2 #10
Feb
  v2 #11
Apr
 
v2 #12
Jun
 
v2 #13
Aug
 
v2 #14
Oct
 
v2 #15
Dec
1945  
v2 #16
Feb
 
Apr
  Jun   Aug   Oct  
Dec
 
1949 v12 #3
Jan
  v12 #4
Mar
  v13 #1
May
  v13 #2
Juk
  v13 #3
Sep
  v13 #5
Nov
 
1950 v14 #2
Jan
 
v14 #3
Mar
 
v14 #4
May
  v15 #1
Jul
 
v15 #2
Sep
 
v15 #3
Nov
 
1951  
v15 #4
Feb
 
v16 #1
Apr
  v16 #2
Jun
  v16 #3
Aug
 
v16 #4
Oct
  v17 #1
Dec
1952  
v17 #2
Feb
 
v17 #3
Apr
               

British reprint edition (1940s)

Only the first issue is explicitly dated; dates given below for the other two are of original US issue whose contents are reprinted. Other issues may exist.

1946
Nov 1946
 
 
1949
v13 #1
(May)

(Nov)

British reprint edition (1950s)

Other issues may exist.

1950                       #1
1951     #2    
#3
Jun
   
#4
Sep
    #5
1952    
#6
Mar
 
#7
May
 
#8
Jul
 
#9
Sep
 
#10

#11
1953  
#12
Feb
 
#13
  #14    
#15, Sep
 
#16