The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - New Fiction Library

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Alternate Title: New Fiction Series
Publisher: Street & Smith (New York (N.Y.): 79-89 Seventh Avenue) -- United States
Category: Format : Paperback ("Thickbook")
Issues: 41
Dates: Nov. 1908 to Mar. 1913
Schedule: 1 thru 25 semi-monthly; 26 thru 32 quarterly; 33 thru 41 bi-monthly
Price: 15ยข
Size: 7 1/4 x 5"
Pages: 300 to 350
Illustrations: Colored pictorial cover
Publisher's Blurb:

"Street & Smith have been fortunate in making an agreement with William Wallace Cook, to publish all his serial stories in paper-back form at fifteen cents per copy. These were formerly published in the Argosy, All-Story, Ocean, Scrap Book, Railroad Man's Magazine, Popular Magazine, People's Magazine, Blue Book, Woman's Home Companion and other periodicals, and are now offered for the first time in this line. The great feature about these books is the variety of their plots and characters. It is truly remarkable that Mr. Cook has been able to write such totally different stories and all readers will hail his versatility with delight. Every one of these books has a handsome colored cover illustrated by a scene from the story and is set in good plain, readable type. It is a capital line for the man or woman who seeks relaxation in cheerful reading matter, and after a hard day's work." (From No. 2 and No. 6).

"Developments have proven that we were correct in our estimation of the popularity of the William Wallace Cook stories that were published in serial form in many of the large magazines. Letters of congratulation have been showered upon us from all over the country by enthusiastic readers who say that had we not announced that one author wrote all of these stories, it would have been very difficult to determine it from the matter itself. The reason is, that Mr. Cook is a widely traveled man and has, therefore, been enabled to lay the plot of one of his stories in "the land of little rain", another on the high seas, another in Spain and Spanish America, and to write a railroad story that a reader of thirty years' experience decided must have been written by a veteran railroad man. If you want stories of a vigorous adventure, stories that are drawn true to life and give that thrill all really good fiction ought to give, then secure some of the books listed below from your newsdealer."

Physical Description: Black lettering on red banner at top on white paper, Nos. 1-16. Nos. 17 up similar but on yellow paper.
Notes / Commentary: No. 2 shows "New Fiction Library," No. 6 onward shows "New Fiction Series". Nos. 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 22, and 24 have been reviewed. They were not dated. The early dates have been determined by "to be issued dates" given in catalogs.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete


1. The Desert Argonaut
2. A Quarter to Four; or, The Secret of Fortune Island
3. Thorndyke of the Bonita; or, For Life or Death
4. A Round Trip to the Year 2000; or, A Flight Through Time
5. The Gold Gleaners; or, In the Hands of Fate
6. The Spur of Necessity; or, By Grit and Wit
7. The Mysterious Mission; or, A Struggle for the Right
8. The Goal of a Million; or, Fighting for a Fortune
9. Marooned in 1492; or, Under Fortune's Flag
10. Running the Signal; or, The Man and His Opportunity
11. His Friend the Enemy; or, A Heritage of Trouble
12. In the Web; or, An Artful Villain
13. A Deep Sea Game; or, In Spite of Fate
14. The Paymaster's Special; or, The Whistle of Fate
15. Adrift in the Unknown; or, Queer Adventures in a Queer Realm
16. Jim Dexter, Cattleman; or, With Lasso and Iron. A Tale of Steadfast Comradeship.
17. Juggling with Liberty; or, A Combination of Deception
18. Back from Bedlam; or, When Courage Failed
19. River Tangle; or, The Mystery Man
20. An Innocent Outlaw; or, Rounded Up by Fate
21. Billionaire Pro Tem; or, Bushels of Money
22. Rogers of Butte; or, A Desert Mystery
23. In the Wake of the Scimitar; or, When East is West
24. His Audacious Highness and A Golden Blunder (His Audacious Highness; or, The Flower of the Flock and 1 more item)
25. At Daggers Drawn; or, A Pearl Beyond Price
26. The Eighth Wonder; or, Working for Marvels
27. The Catspaw; or, The Man of Nerve
28. The Cotton Bag; or, An Adventure in Time
29. Little Miss Vassar
30. Cast Away at the Pole
31. The Testing of Noyes
32. The Fateful Seventh
33. Montana
34. The Deserter
35. The Sheriff of Broken Bow
36. Wanted: A Highwayman
37. Frisbie of San Antone
38. His Last Dollar
39. Fools for Luck
40. Dare of Darling & Co.
41. Trailing the Josephine

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