…Nevertheless, you understand, these are TRUE detective stories, so if you should run across any item that is not exactly true, please keep it to yourself because the readers of True Detective Magazines live for one purpose only, it seems, and that purpose is to find something wrong in a story and then write to the editor about it.
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The faithful ladies of the underworld will do almost anything for their gangster husbands and sweethearts — sometimes even help them get caught.read more
This Captain Flattery story includes a ruthless hit-and-run, the cupcake murderer and the notorious Ruth Snyder/Judd Gray “double indemnity” murder.read more
From the pages of Front Page Detective – I never found honor among thieves. The only thing that kept them from talking was a strip of fear a mile wide. One of the first mottos I learned was: “To catch a thief, ask another.”read more
July 4, 1943 Dear Captain Flattery: Here are the stories I thought your folks would be interested in reading because you are featured in each story. I find that I've featured you in 15 stories, but I can find copies of the published versions or copies of the...read more
Until a few days before, Officer O’Brien had been a detective detailed to the Manhattan pickpocket squad. The city’s fashion-plate Police Commissioner had broken him and sent him back to pounding the streets. As a result O’Brien was unaccustomed to a harness-bull’s apparel and still was struggling to get out his revolver when the rush of the bandits swept him off his feet.read more
From Harlem to Queens the mob had plundered–now murder was added to their crimes. By David WrayMob slaying The Wake of the Dawn PatrolAt Jamaica Avenue and Merrick Rd. a motorman saw a waiting taxi, its motor racing. Just around the corner was Mahairas' restaurant....read more
There was no direct evidence, but the detectives knew how to make the guilty conscience of a murderer work for justice.read more
Stabbed 15 times in the chest and back, a man’s body in Jamaica Bay, N.Y., offered police a baffling mystery. But a tiny slip of paper led them at last to the killer shown here in custody.read more
By Donald RichardsHeavy clouds presaging rain scudded acreoss the sky as a black Ford V8 sedan backed into a parking space in front of the St. Albans branch of the Bank of Manhattan Company on Linden Boulevard in Queens County, New York City. It was 12:50 o'clock,...read more
A Chain Letter Brought Murder to This Jamaica, Long Island, Druggist — and Police Realized They Had to Find the Two Mysterious Blondes.read more
Hot lead blasted this dying cop in Jamaica, Long Island – and only a dead bandit’s automobile key was left to unlock the double-murder enigma.read more
From Front Page Detective. A torn sleeve and a crimson trail of illicit love sealed the fate of the killer of the game warden.read more
In the name of Annah the Allmaziful, the Everliving, the Bringer of Plurabilities, haloed be her eve, her singtime sung, her rill be run, unhemmed as it is uneven!