Yellow Cover Series in Argentina: Editorial Tor (Buenos Aires)


Georges Simenon, Maigret in Nueva York,  Buenos Aires,  Editorial TOR, Serie Amarilla. Policial, aventura y misterio, 1952

In the 1940s and 50s, the Argentinian publisher Editorial Tor brought out a large number of international crime fiction books under a distinctive yellow cover. Printed in 12x17cm paperback format, these books acknowledged both  the standardisation of Crime Fiction books and the canonisation of an international group of authors, from Doyle and Leblanc, to Sax Rohmer and Simenon as the most representative of the genre and its subgenres.

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Gaston Leroux, El Fantasma de la Opera,  Buenos Aires,  Editorial TOR,  Serie Amarilla. de aventura y misterio, 1944

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Maurice Leblanc, El triangulo de oro, Buenos Aires,  Editorial TOR,  Serie Amarilla. de aventura y misterio, nº 39 , 1945

Sax Rohmer

Sax Rohmer,  El Escorpión de Oro. Editorial Tor, 1956. Serie Amarilla de Aventura y Misterio, 160. Traducción de Natal A. Rufino.


Georges Simenon,  Maigret, Lognon, Y los Gangsters, Buenos Aires, Editorial TOR, Serie Amarilla policial,, aventura y misterio, 1955

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