The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Patrol Detective Series

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Publisher: Continental Publishing Co. (Chicago (Ill.): 113 Quincy St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Paperback ("Thickbook")
Issues: 15 (Highest number seen)
Dates: June 1891 to 1892
Schedule: Bi-weekly
Price: 25ยข
Size: 7 3/8 x 5"
Pages: 200 plus
Illustrations: Colored pictorial cover
Physical Description: Story title centered at top, white on red. Series title centered with a badge with three pictures, one of a convict, one of a man being shot and centered beneath the badge, paraphernalia used by detectives. Center of badge has picture of horse-drawn police wagon. All of the above in bluish tint. Series title, story title on spine in red.
Notes / Commentary: The original LeBlanc listing included only Nos. 1-7, based on his examination of a single issue (No. 7). Nos. 8 and 15 were added based on WorldCat listings.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, With Gaps


1. The Stolen Letter; or, Frank Sharp, the Washington Detective
2. Kemmler; or, The Fatal Chair
3. The Mystery of the Fast Mail
4. Tracked By a Woman; or, The Female Detective
5. The Benwell Mystery
6. Life of Ben Hogan, the Ex-wickedest Man in the World
7. Freak of Fate; or, Lawyer Manton of Chicago
8. The Whitechapel mystery; "Jack the Ripper." A psychological problem
15. Mysteries of Chicago

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