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Various: Ten Detective Aces Sampler 1. V1. 28 Feb 2012

(Detective-)Dragnet Magazine/Ten Detective Aces
Ten Detective Aces was probably the most successful of the many magazines that Harold Hersey launched, and certainly one of the longest running, but it took a while to find its mark. For the first 16 issues (to April 1930) it was called The Dragnet Magazine and initially focussed on stories about gangsters and organised crime. However, by 1930 public interest in gangsters was fading and the magazine became more of a detective pulp, initially (for 24 issues) under the hybrid name Detective-Dragnet Magazine and then finally, from March 1933, under the name Ten Detective Aces under which it ran for an impressive 16 years.
A Canadian reprint edition of Ten Detective Aces ran briefly in the 1930s as a direct reprint of the US edition, and then throughout the 1940s typically reprinting a US issue from 9-12 months previously. There was also an abridged British reprint edition under the "abridged" title of Detective Aces.

SINGLE ARREST DUGAN—PAUL HAWK

“Single Arrest” Dugan never made more than one arrest on a case. But this sensational Larkin murder sorely tried his system.

A LONG ROPE—ARCHIE OBOLER

Gabby Bellam helped ladies collect insurance on their “stolen” jewelry. But the pretty Mrs. Warren gave Gabby ideas. He determined to combine business with pleasure.

A BURNING CLUE—E. HOFFMAN PRICE

A murder and a suicide! The insurance company held up $50,000 on the grounds that the shots were fired after 12 noon. But there was no proof. Neither was there proof that the shots were fired before 12 noon. Claire faced a difficult problem.

A DEVIL'S HIGHBALL—G. FLEMING-ROBERTS

Misery likes company. So does the grave. And Gavin Clark had more than one foot in the grave. His brain, warped by his wife's unfaithfulness, concocted—

THE SILENCED PARTNER—G. FLEMING-ROBERTS

When two Big Time boys take it on the lam and get cooped up in a hick town, they have plenty of time to think. And it’s bad for two mugs to think—for they start thinking about each other.

THE HOUSE OF KAA—RICHARD B. SALE

Scotland Yard thought it strange that the firm of Gorgan & Wilkins imported only regal pythons. But no law was being broken. And they thought it very strange when the Cobra, a lone avenger from India, suddenly appeared in London. But the Cobra had once helped them, so there was no investigation. And the greatest surprise of all was the appearance of Deen Bradley of the British Intelligence—who had an amazing plan to offer
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TOWER OF DARKNESS—THEODORE TINSLEY

Terror Stalks the Storm-Lashed

SNATCH BAIT—G. T. FLEMING-ROBERTS

Sergeant Brunt used human bait to hook the snatch mobsters. Then Brunt got caught on his own line, and it looked as though both he and the bait would go under with hot-lead sinkers.

TWENTY CLOCKS FOR DEATH—CYRIL PLUNKETT

Old Ed Turner was overjoyed to get that night watchman's job. But he did not know that one night he'd have to set.... Twenty Clocks for Death

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