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New York: Avon Detective-Mysteries, Inc., 1946. Small octavo, single issue, printed wrappers. Digest sized magazine. This issue includes "They Can Only Hang You Once," a Sam Spade story by Dashiell Hammett and "Rats in the Walls," by H. P. Lovecraft. Other fiction by John Dickson Carr, William Irish, Dorothy Sayers and others. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 451-453.
New York: Avon Book Company (1), Avon Detective-Mysteries, Inc. (2-9), 1945-47. Small octavo, nine issues, printed and pictorial wrappers. Digest sized magazine. A complete run of all nine issues. Stout was Editor in Chief and wrote commentary for each issue. Mostly reprints by well known authors which include John Steinbeck, Dashiell Hammett, Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Carter Dickson, Raymond Chandler, William Irish, H. P. Lovecraft, Charlotte Perkins Gilman (The Yellow Wallpaper), Cornell Woolrich, Ray Bradbury, and many more. Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines, pp. 451-453.