The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Shield Weekly

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Publisher: Street & Smith (New York (N.Y.): 238 William St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Nickel Weekly (Color Cover)
Issues: 22
Dates: Dec. 8, 1900 to May 4, 1901
Schedule: Weekly
Price: 5ยข
Size: 10 1/8 x 6 7/8"
Pages: 32
Motto: True Stories from the Note Books of Famous Chiefs of Police.
Illustrations: Colored pictorial cover (and internal character portraits in some issues)
Publisher's Blurb:

"True detective stories are stranger than fiction. The Shield Weekly is a new series of detective stories, but it is 'something different.' Street & Smith's long experience in the publishing business has taught them that the average man and boy like nothing better than good detective stories. We have, in the past, published many of the old style, where the detective passes through a serious of marvelous and hairbreadth escapes and finally secures his quarry. The Shield Weekly will, however, be an absolutely new departure. Each and every number of the weekly will contain a history of a complete and intricate crime, the solution of which is worked out by the skill and ability of the detective. These are TRUE STORIES, ABSOLUTE CHAPTERS OF EXPERIENCE TAKEN FROM THE NOTE BOOKS OF THE GREATEST AND MOST NOTED CHIEFS OF POLICE IN THE LARGEST CITIES OF AMERICA. Their fund of knowledge upon this subject has been drawn upon by special arrangement. We propose to demonstrate to the reading public of America through the Shield Weekly that the true histories of real crime contain as much and more of romance than do the imaginative tales which have been constructed in the past by the writers of detective stories. We feel that the time is ripe for the presentation of this absolutely new class of detective tales. The first number in this series will consist of manuscripts from records in the archives of the Boston police, as represented by INSPECTOR WATTS, who is well known throughout the New England states, in fact, throughout America, as one of the shrewdest and most clever Secret Service Officials in the world. The great inspectors of other large cities of this country will figure in due course.

"THE SHIELD WEEKLY, TRUE DETECTIVE STORIES WITH REAL PLOTS. It is issued every week on Wednesday. No. 1 appears Wednesday, December 5, 1900. It can be found on sale at all newsdealers. Try one. We know you will like it. 5 cts. per copy."

Major Author(s): Frederick W. Davis and Col. Prentiss Ingraham under pseudonym Alden F. Bradshaw.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete


1. Sheridan Keene, detective; or, The Chief Inspector's best man
2. Silhouette or shadow?, or, A question of evidence
3. Inspector Watts' great capture, or, The case of Alvord, the embezzler
4. Cornered by inches, or, A curious robbery in high life
5. The man and the hour, or, Sheridan Keene's clever artifice
6. Who was the model?, or, Missing: a beautiful heiress
7. Under seal, or, The hand of the guilty
8. A lion among wolves, or, Sheridan Keene's identity
9. A double play, or, Two mysteries in one net
10. A frozen clew, or, The cold storage mystery
11. Under the knife, or, The cloak of guilt
12. Arrested at the tomb, or, Sheridan Keene on a curious case
13. In bad hands, or, Sheridan Keene's help to some country visitors
14. The mysterious signal, or, Sheridan Keene on the water front
15. Behind the asylum bars, or, Turned down as a hopeless case
16. A paper gold mine, or, Sheridan Keene after money order book 2409
17. Found guilty, or, Steve Manley against court and jury
18. Called down, or, Steve Manley in a desperate strait
19. A skin game, or, Steve Manley among the tanners
20. The head hunter, or, Steve Manley's secret mission
21. $10,000 reward, or, Steve Manley in a new role
22. Kit Keen, the crook catcher, or, The king of the kidnappers

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