The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Champion Detective Series (Ogilvie)

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Language:English
Publisher: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company (New York: 57 Rose Street) -- United States of America
Category: Format : Paperback ("Thickbook")
Issues: 30 numbered titles, possibly additional unnumbered titles
Dates: 1880's
Schedule: Not known
Price: 25ยข
Size: 7 1/4 x 4 3/4"
Pages: 125-250
Illustrations: None
Physical Description: Have examined three. They are not numbered, but carry the series name prominently on the cover with a floral and feather design. Story title and author is centered to the right on a superimposed rectangle. Publisher's imprint on bottom.
Notes / Commentary:

LeBlanc's original notes: "The series was first listed in numbered sequence as given below. Later advertised listings were unnumbered, but carried authors' name. The sequence was different and new titles added."

A very similar (but slightly different) series by the same title was published by Hovendon.

The unnumbered titles below come from the original LeBlanc listing and may be derived from an advertisement found in the back of some other Ogilvie publications -- for example, Perdita and Other Stories -- entitled "Popular Detective Stories." This ad does not mention "Champion Detective Series," so it is possible that these titles are not in fact officially part of this series (though it is also possible that other advertising exists that was seen by LeBlanc).

It is possible that some title changes were related to legal action; see "George Munro vs. John S. Ogilvie," The Publisher's Weekly, March 10, 1888, page 472.

Items

Detective Stories (Three in one Vol.)
The Detective Trio
Donald Dyke, the Yankee Detective
Harry Pinkurten, the King of Detectives
Luke Leighton, the Government Detective
Nemo, the Shadow Detective
Shadowed by a Detective, or, The Woman in Wax
Victor Maury, the French Detective
1. The Pomfret Mystery: A Novel of Incident
2. Macon Moore, the Southern Detective
3. Harry Pinkerton, the Boss Detective
4. Donald Dyke, the Down-East Detective
5. Dyke and Burr, the Rival Detectives
6. Clarice Dyke, the Female Detective
7. Walt Wheeler, the Scout Detective
8. Nat Foster, the Boston Detective
9. Gipsy Blair, the Western Detective
10. Abner Ferrett, the Lawyer Detective
11. Nemo, the Detective Shadow
12. Luke Leighton, the U. S. Detective
13. Phil Scott, the Indian Detective
14. Allan Keene, the War Detective
15. Victor Maury, the Detective from France
16. Fritz, the German Detective
17. Ned Bachman, the New Orleans Detective
18. Harry Williams, the New York Detective
19. Luke Darby, the "World" Detective; or, Romance of the Dexter, Maine, Bank Robbery and Murder
20. No. 99, a Great Detective Story
21. Neil Nelson, the Veteran Detective; or, Tracking Mail Robbers
22. Ed. Sommer, the Pinkerton Detective; or, The Murdered Miser
23. File no. 115; or, A Man of Steel
24. Fifteen Detective Stories by the Police Captains of New York
25. The Trail of the Barrow; or, The Brother's Revenge
26. A Millionaire's Folly; or, The Beautiful Unknown
27. Helen Elwood, the Female Detective; or, A Celebrated Forger's Fate
28. Fred Danforth, the Skillful Detective
29. The Railway Detective
30. The Royal Detective

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