Scientific Detective Monthly was a pulp magazine published by Hugo
Gernsback, first appearing in January 1930. It was intended to focus on
detective and mystery stories with a scientific element, but there were
also one or two science fiction stories in every issue. The title was
changed to Amazing Detective Tales with the June 1930 issue, perhaps to
avoid the word "scientific", which may have given readers the impression
of "a sort of scientific periodical", in Gernsback's words, rather than
a magazine intended to entertain. At the same time, the editor—Hector
Grey—was replaced by David Lasser, who was already editing Gernsback's
other science fiction magazines. The title change apparently did not
make the magazine a success, and Gernsback closed it down in October
after releasing 10 issues. He sold the title to publisher Wallace
Bamber, who produced at least five more issues in 1931 under the title
Amazing Detective Stories.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_Detective_Monthly>
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(journalism) An adage stating that any headline ending in a question
mark can be correctly answered by the word "no".
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