How to Be a World Class Private Investigator

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Zine
Title: How to Be a World Class Private Investigator
Publisher: Orion Majoris Publications
Editor(s): Scott Clark
Type: letterzine
Date(s): 1985-86
Frequency: quarterly, only 3 issues produced
Size: digest
Fandom: Magnum, P.I.
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How to Be a World Class Private Investigator is a gen letterzine dedicated to the CBS series Magnum, P.I., which starred Tom Selleck as a former Navy officer who served in Vietnam during the war and then settled in Hawaii, working as a private investigator.

The title, How to Be a World Class Private Investigator comes from the book Magnum frequently mentions in his voice-overs – a manual he's writing for others in the field.

HTBAWCPI was intended to be a quarterly publication, but only lasted for a total of three issues. Preceeded by Little Voices.

From an Ad

"After several near-deaths since its inception in December 1984, this Magnum P.I. letterzine has finally hit the presses. The emphasis on WCPI will be on letters of comment, although articles on background, actors, upcoming news and other topics will be seen fairly regularly. LoCs and any MPI artwork are currently needed for issue #2... LoCs discussing Airwolf are also eagerly accepted for this letterzine, or your comments on both shows may be included in the same letter." [1]

Issue 1

How to Be a World Class Private Investigator #1 was published in May 1985. [40 pages]

  • Fragments – Editorial by Scott Clark
  • Letters of Comment from: Sue-Anne Hartwick, Patti Heyes, Ann Leonhart, Linda Maclaren, Gina Martin, Ky V. Moffett and Jean Thrower
  • Complete episode guide to the first five seasons of Magnum, P.I.

Issue 2

How to Be a World Class Private Investigator #2 was published in September 1985. [16 pages]

  • Fragments – Editorial by Scott Clark
  • Letters of Comment from: Scott Clark, Sue-Anne Hartwick, Patti Heyes, K.V. Moffett and Jude Wilson
  • Corrected title list episode guide to the first five seasons of Magnum, P.I.

Issue 3

How to Be a World Class Private Investigator #3 was published in January 1986. [22 pages]

  • Fragments – Editorial by Scott Clark
  • Letters of Comment from: Anne E. Batterby, Scott Clark, Jean Frame, Sue-Anne Hartwick, Patti Heyes, K.V. Moffett and Cathy Woldow (a.k.a. Kitty Woldow)
  • Partial season six episode guide to Magnum, P.I.

References

  1. from Pop Stand Express #3