The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Adventure Series (Buckeye/Westbrook)

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Publishers: Arthur Westbrook Publishing Co. (Cleveland (Ohio)) -- United States
Buckeye Publishing Co. (Cleveland (Ohio)) -- United States
Category: Format : Paperback ("Thickbook")
Issues: 139
Dates: 1908-1934
Schedule: Bi-monthly (later numbers were issued sporadically)
Price: 20¢, 6 for $1.00. Later, price was reduced to 15¢
Size: 7 x 5"
Pages: 200 to 300
Illustrations: Colored pictorial cover
Contents: Jesse James stories believed to be original. The Jeff Clayton stories were reprinted and rewritten from Sexton Blake stories which were originally published in England in the Union Jack. The detective, Old Sleuth and a sprinkling of popular novels of the days were also featured.
Notes / Commentary:

Although the series was issued during the dates stated above, they were kept in print until 1934. In some cases new illustrations were used on the covers.

The first 100 or so issues were very thick, some over 1 1/2" thick. In subsequent editions the paper used was thinner and the books were consequently much thinner and pliable.

Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: In Progress, Complete Listing Available


1. The Murderer of New Orleans. A Story of Hypnotism, Passion and Crime
2. The James Boys of Old Missouri, and Their Band of Border Bandits
3. The Black Box Murder
4. Harry Tracy, the Death Dealing Oregon Outlaw
5. The Passenger from Scotland Yard
6. The Younger Brothers, the Border Outlaws
7. The Dalton Gang, the Bandits of the Far West
8. Rube Burrow, the King of Train Robbers
9. Jesse James' Dash for Fortune; or, The Raid on the Kansas City Fair
10. Jesse James' Knight-Errant; or, The Rescue of the Queen of the Prairies
11. Jesse James' Midnight Raid; or, the Fight at Battle Mountain
12. Jesse James' Greatest Haul; or, The Daylight Robbery of the Russellville Bank
13. Jesse James' Revenge; or, The Hold-up of the Train at Independence
14. Jesse James' $100,000 Robbery; or, The Hold-up of the Chicago and Alton Train
15. Jesse James' Nemesis; or, The Pinkerton's Oath
16. Jesse James' Terrible Raid; or, The Extermination of the Mexican Bandits
17. Jesse James' Boast; or, Who Killed Daniel Askew
18. Jesse James' Desperate Game; or, The Robbery of the Ste. Genevieve Bank
19. Jesse James' Long Chance; or, The Robbery of the Northfield Bank
20. Jesse James' Battle for Freedom; or, The Fight at Monclava
21. Jesse James, Gentleman; or, The Hold-up of the Mammoth Cave Stage
22. Jesse James' Bluff; or, The Escape from the Chinese High-binders
23. Jesse James' Wild Night; or, The Wrecking of the Rock Island Train
24. Jesse James' Brutal Shot; or, The Murder in the Gallatin Bank
25. Jesse James' Daylight Foray; or, The Looting of the Bank at Croydon, Iowa
26. Jesse James' Threat; or, The Hold-up of the Train at Winston
27. Jesse James' Mid-Winter Lark; or, The Plundering of the Iron Mountain Train
28. Jesse James' Mistake; or, Foiled by Death
29. Jesse James' Race for Life; or, Trailed by the Vigilantes
30. Jesse James' Ruse; or, The Mystery of the Two Highwaymen
31. Jesse James' Bold Stroke; or, The Double Bank Robbery
32. Jesse James' Midnight Attack; or, The Bandits' Revenge on the Vigilantes
33. Jesse James' Daring Joke; or, The Kidnapping of a Bank President
34. Jesse James' Blackest Crime; or, The Destruction of the Overland Stage
35. Jesse James' Nerve; or, The Hold-up of the Missouri Pacific Train
36. Jesse James' Narrow Escape; or, Ensnared by a Woman Detective
37. Jesse James' Last Chance; or, Outwitting the Secret Service Posse
38. Jesse James' Surprise; or, The Looting of the Huntington Bank
39. Jesse James' Legacy; or, Winning Through Death
40. Jesse James' Silver Trail; or, The Plundering of the Mexican Muleteers
41. Jesse James' Ring of Death; or, The Fate of the Texas Rangers
42. Jesse James' Mysterious Foe; or, The Pursuit of the Man in Black
43. Jesse James' Fate; or, The End of the Crimson Trail
57. Cleopatra: Being an Account of the Fall and Vengeance of Harmachis, the Royal Egyptian, as Set Forth by His Own Hand
64. Old Sleuth, the Detective; or, The Bay Ridge Mystery
67. King Solomon's Mines
68. Old Sleuth's Triumph; or, "Piping" the Bronx Mystery. A New York Detective Story
71. A Prince of Swindlers
79. She: A History of Adventure
90. Old Electricity, the Lightning Detective; or, Through by Night
91. The Witch's Head
94. The Floating Head; or, Caught by the King of the Detectives
101. The World's Desire
105. The Ubiquitous Yank; or, The Weird Narrative of a Lost Man
127. The Kidnapped Heiress; or, Murdock's Strangest Case
137. The Darkest Hour; or, The Convict's Escape

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