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Magazines Covered

The following is a list of all the magazines that are covered by the Crime Fiction Index. Magazines for which we have incomplete information are flagged (*) (and a full list of the information needed for these can be found here). Magazines flagged (**) are those for which we have no concrete information at all (and which, indeed, may not even exist). Each magazine name is hyperlinked to the associated illustrated checklist. Titles that have been explicitly excluded from this index are discussed in more detail here.

When the original version of the Crime Fiction Index was released on CD in 2011, a formatted issue checklist in Microsoft Word format was made available for collectors who wished to keep track of the issues they owned/need. This is still available for download from here but has not been updated since 2011.

US UK & Ireland
Accused Detective Story Magazine Ace G-Man Stories (UK) (*)
Ace Detective Magazine Ace-High Detective Magazine (UK) (**)
Ace G-Man Stories Action Detective Tales
Ace-High Detective Magazine Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (UK)
Ace Mystery All Detective (UK)
Alcoholman All Star Detective Stories/All Detective Magazine (UK) (*)
Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology All-Story Detective (UK) (*)
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Amazing Detective Mystery Stories (UK) (**)
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Sampler Bedside Detective Casebook
Alibi Big-Book Detective Magazine (UK)
All Detective Magazine Black Book Detective (UK)
All Due Respect Black Hood Detective (UK)
All Fiction Detective Stories/Anthology (*) Black Mask (Detective) (UK) (*)
All Fiction Stories Bloodhound Detective Story Magazine
All Mystery Bullet Magazine
All Star Detective (*) Close to the Bone
All Star Detective Stories Crack Detective Stories (UK) (*)
All-Story Detective Crack Detective (Stories) (UK)
Amazing Detective Stories (*) The Creasey Mystery Magazine
Amazing Detective Tales (*) Crime Confessions (UK)
The Angel Detective Crime Detective (UK) (*)
The Armchair Detective Crime Investigator
Austin Layman's Crimestalker Casebook Crime Shorts
Avon Detective Mysteries Crime Stories
Baffling Detective Mysteries Crime Time
Banner Mysteries Crimewave
Best Detective (*) The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine (*)
Best Detective Magazine Detective Aces
Bestseller Mystery Magazine The Detective Magazine
Betty Fedora Detective Monthly (UK)
Big-Book Detective Magazine Detective Novels (UK)
The Big Click Detective Shorts (*)
Big Double Feature Magazine Detective Story Magazine (UK)
Bizarre Mystery Magazine Detective Tales (UK) [1940]
Black Aces Detective Tales (UK) [1949]
Black Bat Detective Mysteries (*) Detective Tales (UK) [1950]
Black Book Detective (Magazine) Detective Tales (UK) [1952]
Black Cat Mystery Magazine [2017] Detective Weekly
Black Cat Mystery Weekly Detective Yarns (UK)
Black Hood Detective Dime Detective Magazine (UK) [1948]
Black Mask (Detective) Dime Detective Magazine (UK) [1950]
Blue Steel Magazine Dime Mystery Magazine (UK)
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Dynamic Detective Cases
Bull's Eye Detective Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine
Cabaret Stories (*) Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (UK)
Candid Detective Exciting Detective Stories (UK)
Captain Satan Famous Detective Stories (UK) (*)
Charlie Chan Mystery Magazine F.B.I. Detective Stories (UK) (*)
Chase Fireside Detective Casebook
Chief Detective Four in One Gang and Thrills Shorts
Clues (Detective Stories) Gang Shorts (*)
Complete Detective G-Men Detective (UK) (*)
Complete Detective Novel Magazine Gripping Detective Stories (*)
Complete Gang Novel (Magazine) Hollywood Detective (UK) (*)
Complete Mystery Novelettes Homicide Reporter (UK)
Complete Underworld Novelettes Hooded Detective (UK) (1942) (*)
Conflict-Stories of Suspense Hooded Detective (UK) (1948)
Courtroom Stories Hush
Cosmic Crime Stories Hutchinson's Adventure & Mystery Story Magazine
The Cozy Detective Mystery Magazine Hutchinson's Mystery-Story Magazine
Crack Detective (and Mystery) Stories International Detective Cases (UK) (*)
Craig Rice Crime Digest John Creasey Mystery Magazine
The Craig Rice Mystery Digest Keyhole Detective Casebook
Crime and Justice Detective Story Magazine The London Mystery Magazine/Selection
Crime Busters MacKill's Mystery Magazine
Crime Digest Manhunt (UK)
Crime Fiction Stories Mask Detective
Crime Mysteries The Master Thriller Series
Crimespree Mercury Mystery Magazine (UK) (*)
Crimestalker Casebook Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine (UK)
Crime Stories Monthly (**) Murder Shorts (*)
Crime Syndicate Mysterious Suspense Stories
Dan Dunn Detective Magazine Mystery and Detection
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective Mystery Crime Cases
Dell Mystery Novels Magazine Mystery Detective
Detective [1933] (*) Mystery Magazine (UK)
Detective Action Stories Mystery Stories (UK) [193?] (*)
Detective Adventures (**) Mystery Stories (UK) [195?]
Detective and Murder Mysteries [1936] (*) Mystery Thrillers
Detective and Murder Mysteries [1939] New All-Action Stories (*)
Detective Book Magazine New Detective Magazine (UK) [1940s] (*)
Detective Classics New Detective Magazine (UK) [1950s] (*)
Detective Dime Novels New Detective Tales
Detective-Dragnet Magazine The New Strand
Detective Fiction (Weekly) On the Spot Detective Tales
Detective Files Pep Tec (Tales) (*)
The Detective Library Phantom Detective (UK) (*)
Detective Mysteries Phantom Detective Cases
Detective Mystery Magazine Phantom Mystery Magazine (UK)
Detective Mystery Novel Magazine Pocket Reader Series (*)
Detective Mystery Stories Police Detective
Detective Novel Classics Popular Detective (UK) (*)
Detective Novel(s) Magazine Private Detective (UK) (*)
Detective Parade Private Eye Detective Tales
Detective Romances Quick Action Detective Stories
Detective Short Stories Racket-Buster Detective
Detective Story Annual (*) Real F.B.I. Detective Case Stories
Detective Story Magazine [1915] Red Dime Detective
Detective Story Magazine [1952] Red Star Detective (Ireland)
Detective Story Magazine [1988] The Saint (Detective/Mystery) Magazine (UK) (*)
Detective Tales [1922] (*) Scarlet Gang Smashers (UK)
Detective Tales [1935] Screen Crime Stories
Detective Thrillers (**) Shadow Mystery Magazine (UK)
Detective Trails The Sherlock Holmes Gazette/Sherlock
Detective Yarns (*) A Shot in the Dark/Shots
Dime Detective Magazine Slick Detective Yarns (UK)
Dime Mystery (Book) Magazine Smashing Detective Stories (UK) (*)
Doctor Death Startling Mystery (UK)
Don Pendleton's The Executioner Mystery Magazine Stirring Detective Stories
Double-Action Detective Strange Detective Mysteries (UK) (**)
Double-Action Detective (and Mystery) Stories (*) Strange Detective Stories [2011]
Double-Action Gang Magazine Street & Smith's Detective Monthly (UK)
Double Detective Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine (UK) (*)
Down & Out: The Magazine Street & Smith's Mystery Detective
The Dragnet Magazine Street & Smith's Shadow Mystery Magazine
Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine (US) Super-Detective (UK) (*)
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct Mystery Magazine Suspense [1958]
Ed McBain's Mystery Book Suspense Stories
Ellery Queen's Anthology Swan American Magazine
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine 10-Story Detective (UK) (**)
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine "Overseas Edition for the Armed Forces" 10 Story Mystery Magazine [1946] (UK)
Exciting Detective 10 Story Mystery Magazine [1948] (UK)
Exciting Mystery Three Detective Novels (UK)
The Executioner Mystery Magazine The Thriller [1929]
Famous Detective (Stories) Thrilling Crime Stories
Fast Action Detective and Mystery Stories Thrilling Detective (UK) (*)
F.B.I. Detective Stories Thrill Shorts
Federal Agent Triple Action Detective Tales
The Feds Triple Detective (Novels) (UK) (*)
Fifteen Detective Stories True Gangster Stories (UK) [1939]
15 Mystery Stories True Gangster Stories (UK) [1942]
15 Story Detective (*) The Underworld [1930] (UK) (**)
Fingerprints Detective Underworld [1951] (UK)
Five-Cent Detective Vengeance Shorts
5-Detective Mysteries Verdict (UK)
5 Detective Novels (*) War Thriller
Flynn's Weekly/Detective Fiction Wit
Four Star Mystery Yankee Magazine Fiction
Futures (Mysterious Anthology Magazine) (*) Yankee Shorts
Gangland Detective Stories (*)  
Gangland Stories Australia
The Gang Magazine Action Detective Magazine (*)
Gangster Stories Alfred Hitchcock's Suspense Magazine (Australia) (*)
Gang World American Crime Magazine (*)
Gem Detective American Detective Magazine (*)
The Ghost, (Super-)Detective American Detective Novels (*)
Giant Detective American Sleuth (*)
Giant Detective Annual Carter Brown Long Story Magazine
Giant Manhunt (*) Colin Calhoun Detective (*)
Girl Rackets Crime Factory
Girl's Detective Mysteries Crime Story Magazine (*)
G-Men (Detective) Detective Fiction (*)
Gold Seal Detective Detective Monthly (Australia) (*)
Great Detective (*) Detective Stories (*)
Greater Gangster Stories Detective Story Magazine (Australia)
Great Mystery and Suspense Magazine Double Action Detective (Australia)
Great Mystery Novels Downtown Detective (*)
The Green Ghost Detective East-Side Detective (*)
Grift Magazine Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (Australia)
Guilty Crime Story Magazine English Suspense
Guilty Detective Story Magazine GP Detective Stories (*)
Gun Molls Magazine (*) Homicide Stories
Hank Janson Detective Magazine (*) Invincible Detective Magazine (*)
Hardboiled [1985] Leisure Detective (*)
Hardboiled (Detective) Manhunt Detective Story Magazine (Australia)
Headquarters Detective Manhunt Stories
Headquarters Stories (*) Mean Streets
Hollywood Detective (Magazine) Mercury Mystery Book Magazine (Australia) (*)
Hollywood Mystery (**) Mike Hervey Detective Monthly Magazine
Homicide Detective Story Magazine Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine (Australia)
Hooded Detective Modern Detective Magazine (*)
Hunted Detective Story Magazine Phantom Suspense-Mystery Magazine (Australia)
The Illustrated Detective Magazine Popular Detective (Australia) (*)
Inspector Malone's Mystery Magazine Pursuit--The Phantom Mystery Magazine (Australia) (*)
International Detective Cases (*) The Saint Detective Magazine (Australia) (*)
International Detective Magazine Smashing Detective (Australia) (*)
John Creasey Mystery Magazine (US) (*) Thrilling Detective (Australia) (*)
Justice Tip-Top Thriller (Australia) (**)
Kelly's Magazine (*) Underworld Stories (*)
Keyhole Mystery/Detective Story Magazine Verdict Detective Story Magazine (Australia) (*)
Killers Mystery Story Magazine Westend Detective (*)
Kracked Mirror Mysteries (*)  
Lone Wolf Detective Canada
Love-Crime Detective Ace G-Man Stories (Canada) (*)
M All Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
MacKill's Mystery Magazine (US) (*) Best Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mack's Pocket Detective Stories Magazine Big-Book Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
Malcolm's (*) Big Detective (Canada) (*)
Mammoth Detective Black Book Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mammoth Mystery Black Cat Mystery Magazine/Quarterly
Manhunt Black Mask (Canada) (*)
Mantrap Chief Detective Stories
Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine Clues (Canada) (*)
The Masked Detective (1933) Complete Detective Novel Magazine (Canada) (*)
The Masked Detective (1940) Complete Detective Stories (*)
Masked Gun Mystery Complete Mystery Novelettes (Canada) (**)
Master Mysteries Magazine (*) Crack Detective Stories (Canada) (*)
Menace Daredevil Detective Stories (*)
Mercury Mystery-Book Magazine Daring Detective
Midnight (Mysteries/Mystery Stories) (*) Detective Fiction Weekly (Canada) (*)
Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine Detective Mystery Novel Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine Annual Detective Novel(s) Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mobs Detective Romances (Canada) (*)
Mobsters Detective Tales (Canada) (*)
Modern Detective Dimebooks Detective Stories
Mouth Full of Bullets Dime Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
Movie Detective (*) Dime Mystery Magazine (Canada) (*)
Movie Mystery Magazine Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (Canada) (*)
Murdaland Exciting Detective (Canada) (*)
Murder! F.B.I. Detective Stories (Canada) (*)
Murder Mysteries [1929] (*) Fiction Quarterly (*)
Murder Mysteries [1934] 15 Mystery Stories (Canada) (*)
Murderous Intent 15 Story Detective (Canada) (*)
Murder Stories 5 Detective Novels (Canada) (**)
Mystery [1932] Five Star Detective Stories
Mystery [1979] Flynn's Detective Fiction (Canada) (*)
Mystery Book Magazine Giant Detective (Canada) (*)
Mystery Buff (**) G-Men Detective (Canada) (*)
Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem Mystery Book Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mystery Digest Mystery Detective Stories (Canada) (*)
Mystery League Mystery Novels Magazine (Canada) (**)
Mystery Magazine [1917] (*) Mystery Weekly
Mystery Monthly New Detective Magazine (Canada) [1935] (*)
Mystery Novels and Short Stories New Detective Magazine (Canada) [1941] (*)
Mystery Novels Magazine (Quarterly) Nick Carter Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mystery Stories Original Detective Stories
Mystery Tales [1938] The Phantom Detective (Canada) (*)
Mystery Tales [1958] Popular Detective (Canada) (*)
Mystery Time (*) Private Detective (Canada) (*)
Mystery Tribune Rex Stout Mystery Magazine (Canada) (*)
Naked Kiss The Shadow (Canada) (*)
Needle Sleuth Magazine
Nero Wolfe Mystery Magazine Strange Detective Mysteries (Canada) (*)
New Black Mask (Quarterly) Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine (Canada) (*)
New Detective Magazine [1935] Super-Detective (Canada) (*)
New Detective Magazine [1941] Sure Fire Detective (Canada) (*)
New Mystery Ten Detective Aces (Canada) (*)
New York Stories 10-Story Detective (Canada) (*)
Nick Carter (Detective) Magazine 10 Story Mystery Magazine (Canada) (*)
Nickel Detective The Thriller (Canada) (*)
19 Tales of Intrigue, Mystery & Adventures Thrilling Detective (Canada) (*)
Noir: The Illustrated Crime Quarterly Thrilling Mystery (Novel Magazine) (Canada) (*)
Off Beat Detective Stories (*) Triangle Quarterly (*)
Out of the Gutter (*) Triple Detective (Canada) (**)
Over My Dead Body! (*) Two-Book(s) Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
The Phantom Detective World-Wide Detective Stories
Photo Detective  
Pocket Detective Magazine [1936] India
Pocket Detective Magazine [1950] Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine/Stories (India) (*)
Popular Detective  
Prison Life Stories New Zealand
Prison Stories F.P. Detective Stories (*)
Private Detective (Stories) The G.P. Detective Stories (*)
Private Detective Stories [2007] Gripping Detective Stories (New Zealand) (*)
Private Eye [1953]  
Private Investigator Detective Magazine South Africa
Prize Detective Magazine Popular Detective Stories
Public Enemy Quest Detective News
Pulp Modern Who? Detective Magazine (*)
Pursued  
Pursuit Detective Story Magazine  
Racketeer Stories  
Racketeer and Gangland Stories  
Racket Stories (**)  
Railroad Detective Stories (**)  
Rapid-Fire Detective Stories  
Real Detective Tales (and Mystery Stories) (*)  
Real Mystery Magazine  
Real Western Mystery Novels (**)  
Red Herring Mystery Magazine (*)  
Red Hood Detective Stories  
Red Mask Detective Stories  
Red Seal Detective Stories (**)  
Red Seal Mystery Magazine (**)  
Red Star Detective  
Red Star Mystery  
Rex Stout Mystery Monthly  
Rock and a Hard Place  
Romantic Detective  
The Saint (Detective/Mystery) Magazine  
The Saint Magazine [1984]  
The Saint Mystery Library  
The Saint's Choice  
Saturn Web Detective Story Magazine  
Saturn, The Magazine of Science Fiction  
Saucy Detective (Stories)  
Scarab Mystery Magazine  
Scarlet Gang Smashers (*)  
Scarlet Gang Stories  
Scientific Detective (*)  
Scientific Detective Annual  
Scientific Detective Monthly  
Scotland Yard  
77 Sunset Strip  
The Shadow Detective/Mystery Magazine/Monthly  
The Shadow Annual  
Shell Scott Mystery Magazine  
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine  
Shock  
Shock Mystery Tales Magazine (*)  
Shock--The Magazine of Terrifying Tales  
Sizzling Detective Mysteries  
Skullduggery  
Sleuthhound (*)  
Sleuth Mystery Magazine  
Smashing Detective Stories  
Snappy Detective Mysteries  
Snappy Detective Stories  
Snappy Mystery Stories (*)  
Speakeasy Stories  
Special Detective  
Speed Detective  
Speed Mystery  
Spicy Detective Stories  
Spicy Mystery Stories  
Spiderweb  
Spinetingler Magazine  
Star Detective Magazine  
Startling Detective Adventures  
Startling Mystery Magazine  
Startling Mystery Stories  
Stirring Detective and Western Stories  
The Strand Magazine [1998]  
Strange Detective Mysteries  
Strange Detective Stories  
Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine  
Street & Smith's Mystery Magazine  
Super-Detective (Stories)  
Sure-Fire Detective Magazine  
Sure Fire Detective Stories  
Suspect Detective Stories  
Suspense [1946]  
Suspense Magazine [1951]  
Suspense Magazine [2000s] (*)  
Swift Story Magazine  
Switchblade  
'Tec - The Five-in-One Detective Magazine  
Ten Detective Aces  
10-Story Detective  
Ten Story Gang  
10 Story Mystery Magazine  
Terror Detective Story Magazine  
Three Detective Novels (US) (**)  
Thriller Magazine [2018]  
Thrilling Detective  
Thrilling Detective (online)  
Thrilling Mysteries  
Thrilling Mystery (Novel Magazine)  
Thuglit  
Tightrope!  
Top Detective Annual (*)  
Top-Notch Detective  
Tough Stories Magazine  
Trapped Detective Story Magazine  
Triple Detective  
True Gang Life (*)  
True Gangster Stories [1939]  
True Gangster Stories [1941]  
Two-Book(s) Detective Magazine  
2 Book Mystery Magazine  
Two Complete Detective Books  
2 Detective Mystery Novels Magazine  
Two-Fisted Detective Stories [1959]  
Two-Fisted Detective Stories [1984]  
Undercover Detective  
The Underworld (Detective/Magazine)  
Underworld Love Stories  
Underworld Romances  
Underworlds  
Variety Detective Magazine  
Verdict (Crime Detection Magazine)  
Vice-Squad Detective  
Web Detective Stories  
Web Terror Stories  
Whispering Willow (Mysteries) (*)  
Whodunit?  
Wild & Wooly Mammoth Detective  
The World of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine