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Official Detective Stories

Official Detective Stories was an American magazine of true crime and crime fiction.

Publication History

Official Detective Stories began in 1934. It absorbed Actual Detective Stories in the 1940s, and for some time afterwards covers said "Combined with Actual Detective". No issue copyright renewals were found for this serial. The first copyright-renewed contribution is from May 1947. (More details) It appears to have been published as late as the 1980s. Issues late in the run may be titled simply Official Detective.

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