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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: 69 (as at Jan-2020)

A bimonthly critical magazine that published some fiction in each issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun/Jul-2004 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after #67, Jul-2018)
Publishers:   Jon and Ruth Jordan, 536 South 5th Street, Suite 1A, Milwaukee, WI 53204
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
Editors:   Andrew McAleer
Prices:   $6.95
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Crime Stories

Total Issues: 1?

One of the many undated "one shot" magazines published in the UK in the years after the Second World War.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1948: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Grant Hughes
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   24pp
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Crime Stories Monthly

Apparently a magazine of this title was planned c. 1935 but was never published. All that survives is a cover of an ashcan edition produced for trademark purposes.

Crime Story Magazine

Little is known about this magazine. A series of at least 12 issues labelled "Volume 6" was published by Blue Diamond with dates from Jun-1952 to Apr-1954 at least. Other issues have been seen with no dates and just issue numbers, published by Blue Diamond or Page Publications, which appear to duplicate the contents of the other series and are assumed to be later reprints.

In addition, while it is likely that most of the stories are reprints, only a small number have been traced and it is possible the titles have been changed for many of the others.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: all except v6#1, v6#2, v6#4, v6#6, v6#7, v6#8, v6#9, v6#12, #3, #4, #7, #8)
Publishers:   Blue Diamond Publishing Company, Sydney; Page Publications Pty. Ltd., Surry Hills, NSW
Formats:   thin, side-stapled, paperback
Prices:   1/3d
Pagecounts:   64pp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Crime Syndicate Magazine

Total Issues: 3

A quarterly magazine dedicated to hard-hitting crime fiction short stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-2016 – Oct-2017: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Short Stack Books
Editors:   Michael Pool
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   $6.99
Frequency:   irregular
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Crime Time

Total Issues: 54

First series (large format) all non-fiction; digest format introduced a selection of stories, mostly reprint or novel extracts. From #51 on the magazine was available for free download in PDF format from the website, and from #55 onward was available online only.

Issues & Index Sources

  Oct/Nov-1995 – #54, 2008: Crime Fiction Index


  Oldcastle Books, Harpenden, Herts.


  Paul Duncan


  Oct/Nov-1995 – Apr/May-1998: large format, newsprint
  Jun/Jul-1998 – #54, 2008: digest


  Oct/Nov-1995 – Apr/May-1998: £1.99 (\2.50 from #4)
  Jun/Jul-1998 – #54, 2008: £4.99


  Oct/Nov-1995 – Apr/May-1998: 50pp
  Jun/Jul-1998 – #54, 2008: 288pp (varies)


  bimonthly, slipped to quarterly, now back to bimonthly
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Total Issues: 13 (as at Jan-2020)

Irregular magazine of edgy crime short fiction, often with a tint of horror, fantasy or the supernatural.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 1999 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after #13, 2018)
Publishers:   TTA Press
Editors:   Mat Coward & Andy Cox
Formats:   standard format
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   twice yearly
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Crime Yearbook

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  ?

Crime Year Book (UK)

True crime.

Issues & Index Sources:  1952 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   L. Miller & Son. Ltd.

The Crisis

"The object of this publication is to set forth those facts and arguments which show the danger of race prejudice, particularly as manifested today toward colored people." Published "On Saturday the Siren Sounds at Noon" by Ann Petry, Dec-1943.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1910 – present


  New York


  Nov-1910 – 1934: W.E.B. DuBois
  1934 – Dec-1949: Roy Wilkins
  1950 – 1968: James Ivey
  1969 – 1973: Henry Lee Moon
  1947 – 1980: Warren Marr, II
  Jan-1981 – May-1981: Pat Patterson
  Jun-1981 – Dec-1983: Chester Higgins
  Jan-1984 – Dec-1984: Maybelle Ward
  1985 – 1991: Fred Beauford
  1992 – Jan-1994: Garland Thompson
  Feb-1994 – Dec-1994: Denise Crittenden
  1995 – May-1997: Eric Clark
  Jun-1997 – present: Paul Ruffins

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