True Crime

Detective Magazines 1924-1969



by Eric Godtland


Edited by Dian Hanson. Taschen. 2008. Oversized hardcover in dust jacket. Boards (front shown below) are a wrap-around montage of line-up photos from the magazines, the upper part sort of dripping in red. The only word on the boards is on the front cover: "Taschen" in red ... almost unreadable. 336 pages. As with other Taschen publications, the English writing is repeated in French and German. All of the magazines are U.S. "true crime" detective magazines. Many of the mag covers are full-page. A big, colorful, flashy book. Pictures are eye-catching and often outrageous.