Thrilling: True Detective Mysteries

Hundreds of magazine titles were banned by the Irish censor. This true-crime periodical, full of murder and gangsterism, couldn’t avoid being banned for discussing crime. But advertising ‘daring’ and ‘frank’ books didn’t help either.

  • The exuberant rampant Americanness of this magazine is what really struck me.
  • The law also banned court reports on ‘any indecent matter the publication of which would be calculated to injure public morals’.
  • You can see the roots of contemporary true crime in this one edition.

The edition read for this episode is June 1930

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