The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - New Secret Service Series

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Publisher: Street & Smith (New York (N.Y.): 238 William St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Paperback ("Thickbook")
Issues: 70
Dates: Nov. 15, 1902 to Mar. 25, 1905
Schedule: Nos. 1 thru 66: Weekly (with some skips); Nos. 67 thru 69: Monthly; No. 70, last issue: three months later
Price: 10¢
Size: 7 1/4 x 5"
Pages: 200-225
Illustrations: Colored pictorial cover
Publisher's Blurb: "The popular line of 10 cent books though comparatively new, has firmly rooted itself in the favor of a larger percentage of the reading public who delight in tales of detectives' adventures. They detail the adventures of detectives in the employ of the United States Government. There are tales of Treasury Robberies, of Mail Train Loots, of Smuggling, and on many other subjects, equally interesting. The adventures of DICK NICHOLS are interesting in the extreme. Do not fail to read them. Published in the New Secret Service Series only."

These are mostly reprints from the Old Cap. Collier Library published by Norman L. Munro in the 1880's and 90's. LeBlanc was unable to determine the numbers of the Old Cap. Collier Library stories used in these reprintings.

Notes / Commentary:

LeBlanc examined Nos. 1, 8, 14 and 20. Dates have been interpolated from those and from ads for the later issues. A note on the cover of Nos. 1 and 6 says "The Secret Service Series was published originally by Street & Smith in 1891 at 25¢ retail. The present new series is at the popular price of 10 cents."

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


1. A Government Trust; or Dick Nichols' First Case
2. The Man in the Coach
3. The Treasury's Millions
4. The Arm of the Law
5. The Untaxed Whiskey
6. The Raid on the Mint
7. A Custom House Fraud
8. The Mail Robber's Syndicate; or A Rogue's Fate
9. A Privateer's Defiance
10. The Clique of Gold
11. The Man in Stripes
12. An Anarchist's Pluck
13. The Bag of Diamonds
14. Foiling a Counterfeiter; or, The League of Death
15. The Crooked Inspector
16. The Red Lottery Ticket
17. The Silent Stranger
18. The Coiner's League
19. A Mysterious Case
20. The Bank Note Plates; or The Mana With a Soul
21. The Money Jugglers
22. A Nihilist's Vengeance
23. The Hand on the Window Sill
24. The Convict Colonel
25. The Moonshiner's Dupe
26. The Man Who Made Money
27. The Filibuster's Warning
28. A Golden Clue
29. By Whose Hand?
30. A Counterfeiter's Roguery
31. A False Claim
32. A Government Spy
33. A Master Stroke
34. In the Secret Vault
35. The Haunt of the Queer Makers
36. The Handkerchief Clue
37. The Empty Mail Bags
38. The Tracker Tracked
39. After the Bribe Takers
40. The Piccadilly Puzzle
41. The Test of Anarchy
42. The Smuggler's Ally
43. The Man in the Mail
44. The Links in the Chain
45. In League With Counterfeiters
46. The Man From Texas
47. The Corridor of Death
48. The Man Outside
49. The Outlaw's Oath
50. The Belt of Diamonds
51. The Poisoned Arrow
52. The Matapan Affair
53. The Government's Man
54. The King of Anarchista
55. The Pirate's Retreat
56. The Secret of the Marionettes
57. The Gold Makers's Secret
58. A Compact of Crime
59. The Man with a Gun
60. 520 Per Cent; or, The Great Miller Syndicate
61. A Smuggler's Fate
62. A Question of Policy
63. A Counterfeiter's Wake
64. Carruthers Affair. The
65. The Crossing of Clews
66. The Anarchist's Oath
67. The Black Carnation
68. The Watertown Mystery
69. The Revenue Detective
70. A Steel Necklace

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