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Crime Detective

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources

  1938 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  in 1940s: Macfadden Publishing, Washington and South Avenues, Dunellen, NJ
  in 1950s: Detective House Inc., 114 E. 32nd St., New York, NY, and 441 Lexington Ave., New York, NY

Frequency

  monthly

Sources

  Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Crime Detective (UK)

Total Issues: 1?

One of the many undated "one shot" magazines published in the UK in the years after the Second World War. In a loose series with Homicide Reporter, Police Detective, Racket-Buster Detective and Crime Investigator.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1949?: Crime Fiction Index (only partial contents known)
Publishers:   Hamilton & Co
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   64pp
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Crime Digest

Total Issues: 4

A short-lived magazine presenting extracts and condensations of forthcoming books. Companion magazine to Science Fiction Digest.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct/Nov-1981 – Sep/Oct-1982: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Davis Publications, NY
Editors:   Elana Lore
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $1.50
Pagecounts:   192pp
Frequency:   bi-monthly
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Crime Does Not Pay

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1967 – ?
Publishers:   Countrywide Publications, 150 Fifth Ave., New York, NY, before 1974, then 257 Park Ave. South, New York, NY
Frequency:   bimonthly

Crime Factory

Total Issues: 9

Hardboiled crime quarterly. Converted to a webzine after the 9th issue, and died shortly thereafter.

Issues & Index Sources:  Feb-2001 – Mar-2003: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Shiv Publishing
Editors:   David Honeybone
Formats:   A4
Prices:   A$10
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   quarterly
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Crime Fiction Stories

Total Issues: 1

One-shot pulp from Trojan Magazines to provide a home for crime stories which "did not involve a police officer in the solution of the stories", and hence did not fit into Pocket Detective, Hollywood Detective or Private Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1950: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Trojan Magazines, NY
Formats:   digest
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Crime File Detective

Total Issues: 2?

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1946 – Sep-1946?
Publishers:   Waverly Publishing Inc., 1476 Broadway, New York, NY
Frequency:   bimonthly

Crime File Detective (Canada)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1948
Publishers:   Export Publishing

Crime Investigator

One of the many undated "one shot" magazines published in the UK in the years after the Second World War. In a loose series with Crime Detective, Homicide Reporter, Police Detective and Racket-Buster Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1949?: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Hamilton & Co
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   9d
Pagecounts:   64pp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Crime Lab Mystery Magazine

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1954: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Bradford Chambers & C. S. Green
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp

Crime Mysteries

Total Issues: 8

An early horror-oriented crime pulp magazine with a decided macabre slant, Crime Mysteries started as a weekly, but dropped back to a monthly schedule after only six issues and folded two issues later.

Issues & Index Sources:  19-Aug-1927 – Dec-1927: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Dell Publishing, 97 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Editors:   Arthur Lawson; Eugene A. Clancy
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bi-weekly till last two issues
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Crime Shorts

Total Issues: 4

Small pamphlet magazines issued toward the end of the Second World War when paper rationing was at its height.

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1944 – Mar-1946: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald F. Swan, London
Formats:   digest
Prices:   7d
Pagecounts:   36pp
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Crimes Incorporated

Total Issues: 1

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1944
Publishers:   Rucker Publications

Crimes of Love and Passion

Total Issues: 4

Booklet printed in Holland collecting sensational true crime stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  early 1950s
Publishers:   Federation Press, Ltd., London
Editors:   Paul Renin
Formats:   octavo, pictorial wrappers
Prices:   3d
Pagecounts:   32pp

Crimespree Magazine

Total Issues: 64 (as at Apr-2016)

A bi-monthly critical magazine that published some fiction in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun/Jul-2004 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after #62, Feb-2016)
Publishers:   Jon and Ruth Jordan, 536 South 5th Street, Suite 1A, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Website:   www.crimespreemag.com
Editors:   Jon and Ruth Jordan
Prices:   $4.95
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Crimestalker Casebook

Total Issues: 16

Founded in 1997 by Andrew McAleer and Edgar Allan Poe award-winning author, John McAleer, Crimestalker Casebook is a semi-annual crime fiction publication of traditional mystery short shorts and P.I. stories. From Winter 2001 on the cover title is given as Austin Layman's Crimestalker Casebook although it remained just Crimestalker Casebook in the Table of Contents.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1998 – Fall 2006: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Falconcroft Press, 329 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 6, Lexington, Massachusetts 02420
Website:   www.crimestalkers.com
Editors:   Andrew McAleer
Prices:   $6.95
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