The Crime, Mystery & Gangster Fiction Magazine Index (or Crime Fiction Index in short) is an attempt to provide an index to crime fiction magazines in the same style as the classic Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index compiled by Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento. It is available both in CD-ROM format from Locus Press and as a series of luxury hardback volumes from the Battered Silicon Dispatch Box.
The index is based (with permission) on the two classic indexes in this field (both now long out of print):
As can be imagined with a project of this magnitude (comprising over 15,000 issues from over 850 different magazines), the compilers would welcome any offers of assistance from anyone who has access to some of these magazines and is prepared to help out.
A list of all the magazines that are included in the index can be found here while a detailed list of the magazines and issues for which contents information is still needed can be found here.
If you think you can help with any of the above, or would just like more detail on the project, then please - all contributions are welcome, no matter how small! Even though the index has now been published, there will (hopefully) be new editions every year or so which will include new and corrected information.
Meanwhile I would like to thank all of those who have already contributed (directly or indirectly) to the project:
My apologies to anyone I have missed - please remind me!
Bob Adey James Felton Bruce Kiefer John Rebelo John Apostolou Richard Fidczuk Carol Kilgore Stephen D. Rogers Mike Ashley David Fingerman David LePlae Nichole Rounds René Beaulieu Graeme Flanagan Tom Lesser Richard Saunders Kimberley Becker Jessica Frasca Ron Lewis Paulette Schmidt Guy Belleranti Sara Frommer Steve Lewis Robert Silverberg John Benson James Furlong Lance Liddle Steven Slutsky Dave Benz Gary G. Garner Dennis Lien David Lee Smith Victor Berch Terry Gibbons John Locke David W. Smith Paul Berglund Millie Gill John Loder Brett Snyder Dennis Billows Scott Green Matt Louis Earl Staggs Terry Black Douglas Greene Gary Lovisi Peter Stekel Richard Bleiler John Gunnison Jeffrey Marks Doug Stewart Jerry Boyajian Peter Haining Todd Mason Kate Stine Brian Earl Brown Mark Halegua Andy McAleer Carter Swart Donal B. Buchanan Andrew Hall Kevin McCoy Larry D. Sweazy Jan Burke Rick Hall Alastair McLean Robert Thompson Jeffrey B. Burton Katherine Harper Steve Miller Paul Tomlinson Tony Burton Darren Heil Richard Moore Al Tonik Ben Chapman Monte Herridge Marv Morrison Virgil Utter Steve Cherry Marion Moore Hill Frank Motler Randy Vanderbeek Jan Christensen Joyce Holland Tim Myers Morgan Wallace Bill Cissna Steve Holland Kris Neri Rodney Walters Bill Crider Elorise Holstad Francis M. Nevins Mike Ward Tom Daniels Joe Horka, Jr. Scott Owen Robert Weinberg O'Neil de Noux Maria Huybens Terry O'Neill Mike Whale William Denton Bob Iles Chris Parente Chris Wood Paul Di Filippo Patrick Irelan Curt Phillips Martin Morse Wooster Alistair Durie Alfred Jan Rob Preston Peter Youngman Steven Edwards Keith Jeffrey John Pugmire Terry Zobeck John Eggeling Kenneth R. Johnson John Raab Gene Zombolas Peter Enfantino Tom Johnson David Rachels Endre Zsoldos Barry Ergang Chuck Juzek Joe Rainone Larry Estep David Kelleher James Reasoner Tracey Caulfield and the staff at Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne Tom Tytor and the staff at Library & Archives Canada