The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - Joe Phenix, Private Detective; or, The League of the Skeleton Keys

(Beadle's New York Dime Library edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's New York Dime Library edition)
Series: American Detective Series — no. 20
Beadle's New York Dime Library — no. 112
Ivers' Detective Series — no. 13
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 541 — chapters I-IV, pages 1-2
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 542 — chapters V-VII, pages 1-2
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 543 — chapters VIII-X, pages 5-6
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 544 — chapters XI-XIII, pages 5-6
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 545 — chapters XIV-XVI, page 6
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 546 — chapters XVII-XIX, page 6
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 547 — chapters XX-XXII, pages 2-3
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 548 — chapters XXIII-XXV, page 2
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 549 — chapters XXVI-XXVIII, page 7
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 550 — chapters XXIX-XXXI, page 7
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 551 — chapters XXXII-XXXIII, page 7
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 552 — chapters XXXIV-XXXVI, pages 6-7
The Saturday Journal v. 11 no. 553 — chapters XXXVII-XXXVIII (conclusion), page 7
Alternate Title: Joe Phenix, private detective, or, The league of the skeleton keys : a most unnatural, improbable story of life in our modern Babylon, New York, and yet as true as truth itself, a story of hidden crime--of the dark serpent that lies in wait behind the shadow of society, hidden by a screen of lies, ready to prey on youth, innocence and wealth, a story of highways and byways, of Satanic-like rascals and of the secret agents of the law, who, shadow-like, follow ever on the trail of guilt
Subjects / Tags: Corruption
Detective and mystery stories
English
Female offenders
French
Fugitives from justice
Grave robbing
Insurance fraud
Lawyers
Life insurance
Lookalikes
Murder
New York (N.Y.)
Sailors
Secret societies
Author: Aiken, Albert W., 1846-1894
Dates: December 15, 1880 (Beadle's New York Dime Library edition)
November 7, 1901 (Ivers' Detective Series edition)
Publisher: Beadle's New York Dime Library edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
OCLC Number: 07117872 (Beadle's New York Dime Library edition)
Edition Description: The Saturday Journal edition (chapters I-IV, pages 1-2 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 541, July 24, 1880):
Alternative Title: Joe Phenix, Private Detective; or, The League of the Skeleton Keys. A most unnatural, improbable story of life in our modern Babylon. New York, and yet as true as truth itself; a story of hidden crime—of the dark serpent that lies in wait behind the shadow of society, hidden by a screen of lies, ready to prey on youth, innocence and wealth; a story of highways and byways; of Satanic-like rascals and of the secret agents of the law, who, shadow-like, follow ever on the trail of guilt.

Known Editions

American Detective Series edition
Beadle's New York Dime Library edition
Ivers' Detective Series edition
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters I-IV, pages 1-2 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 541, July 24, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters V-VII, pages 1-2 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 542, July 31, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters VIII-X, pages 5-6 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 543, August 7, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters XI-XIII, pages 5-6 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 544, August 14, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters XIV-XVI, page 6 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 545, August 21, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters XVII-XIX, page 6 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 546, August 28, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters XX-XXII, pages 2-3 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 547, September 4, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters XXIII-XXV, page 2 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 548, September 11, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters XXVI-XXVIII, page 7 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 549, September 18, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters XXIX-XXXI, page 7 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 550, September 25, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters XXXII-XXXIII, page 7 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 551, October 2, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters XXXIV-XXXVI, pages 6-7 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 552, October 9, 1880)
The Saturday Journal edition (chapters XXXVII-XXXVIII (conclusion), page 7 in The New York Saturday Journal, v. XI, no. 553, October 16, 1880)

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