Chicago: Popular Publications, Inc., 1947. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Detective Tales ran for eighteen years and was second only to Popular's Dime Detective in their detective magazine line-up. "It was a colorful, urgent, vigorous periodical, foaming with cheerful excesses; it was one of the classic pulp magazine." - Cook, Mystery, Detective and Espionage Magazines pp. 153-157.