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Issue Details: First known date: 1946... 1946 Famous Detective Stories
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Contributions dealing with true stories of crime and detection. The periodical included several series of monthly issues interspersed with more expensive standalone volumes dealing with a single crime.


  • According to the Sensational Tales - Australian Popular Publishing 1859-1990s exhibition, 'The first series of Famous Detective Stories was published in Sydney by Frank Johnson's Invincible Press between 1946 and 1954. The second series is undated, but presumably mid-1950s'. As many of these publications are undated; work is ongoing to determine which works constitute which series.

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First known date: 1946

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Vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 1946)-v. 12, no. 12 (Jan. 1954)
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