The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - American Detective Series

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Publisher: Arthur Westbrook Publishing Co. (Cleveland (Ohio)) -- United States
Category: Format : Paperback ("Thickbook")
Issues: 64 (1-59 plus 5 replacement issues)
Dates: Not dated (1920's). Kept in stock until probably 1934.
Schedule: Not issued on a schedule basis. Probably issued in lots.
Price: 20ยข. 6 for $1.00.
Size: 7 x 5"
Pages: 200 to 300
Illustrations: Colored pictorial cover.
Contents: Old Sleuth stories and reprints from Beadle publications and some Sherlock Holmes stories.
Notes / Commentary:

The original series had 40 issues. The amount was increased to 50 and again to 59 at various times during the 1920's.

The first issue was titled Sherlock Holmes and was a reprint of A Study in Scarlet. No. 2 was A Study in Scarlet, making the first two numbers the same story. Number 2 was quickly replaced. It appears that the editors were not paying too much attention.

Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete


1. Sherlock Holmes
2. The Red Rajah; or, The Scourge of the Indies
2. A Study in Scarlet
3. Beyond the City
4. A Case of Identity; or, The Call of the Heart
5. The Red Headed League
5. A Scandal in Bohemia
6. The Great Hesper
7. The Sign of the Four
8. The Giant Detective in France; or, The Beautiful Mystery of Paris
8. The White Company
9. Fighting His Way
9. The Surgeon of Gaster Fell
10. The Mill Street Mystery
11. The Bag of Diamonds
12. The Dynamiter; or, New Arabian Nights
13. The Temple of Death
14. The Coral Pin
15. Sealed Lips
15. The Ubiquitous Yank; or, The Weird Narrative of a Lost Man
16. The Red Lottery Ticket
17. The Haunting Shadow
17. The Nameless Man
18. On the Firing Line; or, The Northwest Mounted Police on the Trail
18. The Parisian detective
19. Joe Phenix, The Police Spy
20. Joe Phenix, Private Detective; or, The League of the Skeleton Keys
21. The Wolves of New York; or, The King of Detectives
22. Chin Chin, the Chinese Detective; or, The Sheik's Captive
23. Mark Magic; the Detective. A Story of a Beautiful Woman's Strange Career
24. Electro Pete, the Man of Fire; or, The Wharf Rats of Locust Point. A Baltimore Detective Tale
25. The Cipher Detective; or, Fighting for a Fortune
26. The Head Hunter; or, Mark Magic in the Mines
27. The Pinkerton Ferret; or, Three Against One
28. Cop Colt, the Quaker City Detective; or, A Hound on the Wolves' Track
29. Sarah Brown, Detective; or, The Mystery of the Pavilion
30. Fritz to the Front; or, The Ventriloquist Scamp-Hunter. A Romance of Rogues
31. Fritz, the Bound Boy Detective; or, Dot Leetle Game Mit Rebecca
31. The West Shore Mystery
32. The Heart of Oak Detective; or, Zigzag's Full Hand. A Romance of Texan Toughs and Texan Trails
33. The Nine of Hearts
33. Young Canada's Mark; or, The Painted Lodge of Loon Lake
34. The Man Hunter; or, A Thrilling Mystery
35. The Never Fail Detective; or, Thereon, of the Thumbless Hand
36. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
37. The Mystery of St. James Park; or, The Silent Shore
38. The Abbey Murder
39. The Man Who Vanished
40. The Chase of the Red Fox; or, Quelling an Indian Mutiny
40. The Piccadilly Puzzle
41. The Gypsy Detective; or, The Italian Bandit
42. Detective Archie
43. The Irish Detective; or, On His Track
44. An Eastern Vendetta
44. The Phantom Wreck
45. A Tragic Mystery
46. The Shadow Detective; or, The Mysteries of a Night
47. A Million in Jewels
48. The New York Detective
49. Treasure Island
50. Kidnapped
51. Sculpter's Daughter
52. Madame Midas. A Story of Australian Life.
53. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
53. Prince Otto
54. Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale
55. The Man Trapper. A Story of Extraordinary Detective Devices
56. A Double Crime
57. The Surprise of his Life
58. Old Electricity, the Lightning Detective; or, Through by Night
59. The Chief of the Counterfeiters; or, The Boy Detective
59. The Mystery of New York Bay

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