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Old Sleuth’s Triumph

Old Sleuth’s Triumph

| April 13, 2012

Old Sleuth’s Triumph; Or, “Piping” the Bronx Mystery By Old Sleuth This is issue #3 in the Old Sleuth dime novel series, originally published in the weekly “Fireside Companion” story paper for 25 weeks – from February 26, 1883 to August 13, 1883. A bloody handkerchief on the banks of the Bronx river is found. […]

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Old King Brady’s Great Reward

Old King Brady’s Great Reward

| March 23, 2012

Old King Brady’s Great Reward; Or; The Haselhurst Secret By A New York Detective This is issue #3 in the Old King Brady dime novel series, first published in The New York Detective Library on January 9, 1886. Old King Brady really has his hands full this time. Wall Street banker, Thomas Birnie, has been […]

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Old King Brady’s Triumph

Old King Brady’s Triumph

| January 27, 2012

Old King Brady’s Triumph By A N. Y. Detective This is issue #2 in the Old King Brady dime novel series, first published in The New York Detective Library on December 5, 1885. A major New York city bank has lost $10,000. One of its bank tellers is a suspect, but nothing can be proved. […]

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Frank Reade’s Steam Man

Frank Reade’s Steam Man

| January 20, 2012

Frank Reade and His Steam Man of the Plains; Or, The Terror of the West By “NONAME” The first adventure of Frank Reade, Jr. Published on October 5, 1876 The Frank Reade Stories Introduction by J. Randolph Cox Editor of Dime Novel Round-Up www.readseries.com/dnru.html Science Fiction and Fantasy was never a major component of the […]

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Frank Merriwell, First Days at Fardale

Frank Merriwell, First Days at Fardale

| January 13, 2012

Frank Merriwell; Or, First Days at Fardale Created by George William Patten, also known as William Gilbert Patten, or “Gil” Patten aka, Burt L. Standish Published on April 18, 1896 Tip Top Weekly Issue #1 The most popular figure in dime novel literature was Frank Merriwell, and after reading this tale you will thoroughly understand […]

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Nick Carter’s Quick Work

Nick Carter’s Quick Work

| January 6, 2012

Nick Carter’s Quick Work Or, A Queen of Counterfeiters By Frederic Dey Nick Carter Detective Library Issue #2 Published on August 15, 1891 When Frederic Dey was hired to write the stories for the new Nick Carter Detective Library he was asked to provide a list of titles for the first 10 stories so the […]

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Old Sleuth In Harness Again

Old Sleuth In Harness Again

| December 30, 2011

Old Sleuth In Harness Again Or, Four Noted Detectives Unveiling A Mystery “Old Sleuth in Harness Again” was first serialized in The Fireside Companion weekly story paper over 18 weeks, from June 7 to October 4, 1875. Our text is taken from the October 13, 1885 reprint published in the Old Sleuth Library dime novel […]

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Old King Brady, The Sleuth-Hound

Old King Brady, The Sleuth-Hound

| December 3, 2011

Old King Brady, The Sleuth-Hound By A N.Y. Detective First Published in The New York Detective Library in November 1885 Old King Brady was the first detective in dime novel fiction to appear on a regular basis; he appeared in print on average about once a month from his debut in November 1885 through mid-1894. […]

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Old Sleuth, The Bay Ridge Mystery

Old Sleuth, The Bay Ridge Mystery

| November 5, 2011

Old Sleuth, the Detective; Or, THE BAY RIDGE MYSTERY By OLD SLEUTH Old Sleuth is a famous detective much feared by the underworld because he has an uncanny knack for finding obscure clues to unravel mysteries that have baffled the police. A supposedly wizened old man with white, mutton chop whiskers and glasses, Old Sleuth […]

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Nick Carter, Detective: The Solution of a Remarkable Case

Nick Carter, Detective: The Solution of a Remarkable Case

| February 7, 2011

This is the first Dime Novel of the Nick Carter series published from 1891 through the early 1900s by Smith and Street in New York City.

The story takes place in New York City where the best detectives of the New York Police Department have practically abandoned a murder mystery.

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