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Detective Book Club 3-in-1 Mystery Omnibuses for 1952

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The national advertising budget for the Detective Book Club in 1952, as reported in Publishers' Weekly (Vol 164, p. 194, July 18, 1953) was $263,248. As a comparison, Random House Publishers' budget was $149,635. Around 1952 the cover images began to include images of the original books being reprinted.
  Detective Book Club for January 1952. Blood Will Tell by Agatha Christie was published as Mrs McGinty's Dead; the official Dodd, Mead publication date was February 1952 ( see Publisher's Weekly December 29, 1951 p.9); Cook reports the DBC issue as January 1952; of course publishers may release a book prior to its official publication date, but this may (a) make the DBC issue the "true" first edition and (b) explain why it was given a different title. Walter J Black also issued copies bound separately for promotional use; there is no print date, but there is a 1951 copyright on the verso of the title page, which leads some booksellers to offer it as a first US edition. The British edition was March 1952.
  • Reilly, Helen. Lament For The Bride (1951 Random House)
  • Olsen, D.B.. The Cat And The Capricorn (1951 Doubleday)
  • Christie, Agatha. Blood Will Tell (1952 Dodd, Mead)
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  Detective Book Club for February 1952.
  • Palmer, Stuart. Nipped In The Bud (1951 M.S. Mills)
  • Garve, Andrew. By-Line For Murder (1951 Harper)
  • Amos, Alan. Panic In Paradise (1951 Doubleday)
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  Detective Book Club for March 1952.
  • Fair, A.A.. Top Of The Heap (1952 Morrow)
  • Coles, Manning. Night Train To Paris (1952 Doubleday)
  • Christie, Agatha. Under Dog And Other Stories (1951 Dodd, Mead)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for The Bahamas Murder Case; I Could Murder Her; Good Luck To The Corpse  from 1952 Detective Book Club for April 1952.
  • Ford, Leslie. The Bahamas Murder Case (1952 Scribners)
  • Lorac, E.C.R.. I Could Murder Her (1951 Popular Library)
  • Murray, Max. Good Luck To The Corpse (1951 Farrar Straus and Young)
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  Detective Book Club for May 1952.
  • Fenisong, Ruth. Dead Yesterday (1951 Doubleday)
  • Vickers, Roy. Murder in Two Flats (1952 M.S. Mill)
  • Benson, Ben. Stamped for Murder (1952 M.S. Mill)
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  Detective Book Club for June 1952. The Urgent Hangman was first published in the US in 1938 , by Coward. Dodd, Mead must have reissued and sold rights to the DBC.
  • Reilly, Helen. The Double Man (1952 Random House)
  • Cheyney, Peter. The Urgent Hangman (1952 Dodd, Mead)
  • Foley, Rae. Wake The Sleeping Wolf (1952 Dodd, Mead)
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  Detective Book Club for July 1952.
  • Knight, Kathleen Moore. Death Goes to a Reunion (1952 Doubleday)
  • Garve, Andrew. Murder Through the Looking Glass (1951 Harper)
  • Ballard, Helen Mabry. To the Tune of Murder (1952 M.S. Mill)
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  Detective Book Club for August 1952.
  • Gardner, Erle Stanley. The Case Of The Moth-Eaten Mink (1952 Morrow)
  • Knight, Clifford. Death And The Little Brother (1952 Dutton)
  • O'Farrell, William. Grow Young And Die (1952 Doubleday)
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  Detective Book Club for September 1952.
  • Kelland, Clarence Budington. The Key Man (1952 Harper)
  • Fleming, Joan. The Man Who Looked Back (1951 Doubleday)
  • Carey, Bernice. The Missing Heiress (1952 Doubleday)
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  Detective Book Club for October 1952.
  • Eberhart, Mignon G.. Dead Men's Plans (1952 Random House)
  • Eby, Lois and Fleming, John. Death Begs The Question (1952 Abelard)
  • Carnac, Carol. It's Her Own Funeral (1952 Doubleday)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for The Doctor and the Corpse; Valse Macbre; A Case for Mr. Crook   from 1952 Detective Book Club for November 1952.
  • Murray, Max. The Doctor and the Corpse (1952 Farrar, Straus And Young)
  • Knight, Kathleen Moore. Valse Macabre (1952 Doubleday)
  • Gilbert, Anthony. A Case for Mr. Crook (1952 Random House)
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Cover image for Detective Book Clyb 3-in-1 for Eyes That Watch You; Downbeat For A Dirge; Look Behind You, Lady  from 1952 Detective Book Club for December 1952.
  • Irish, William. Eyes That Watch You (1952 Rinehart)
  • Bird, Brandon. Downbeat For A Dirge (1952 Dodd, Mead)
  • Erskine, Margaret. Look Behind You, Lady (1952 Doubleday)
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