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Mystery Novels and Short Stories

Country: US
Total Issues: 6

One of the better weird-menace magazines, stressing the luscious female in most distressing situations. The first issue was Vol.1 No.4 - it is not known whether any magazine preceded this for the first three issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1939 – Sep-1941: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Double-Action Magazines, Inc. (Columbia Publications)
Editors:   A. Sundell
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   10c
Frequency:   irregular
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Mystery Novels Magazine (Quarterly)

Country: US
Total Issues: 8+9+?+?=?

Initially a giant-sized, 256-page, quarterly, the magazine changed hands after only 8 issues and shrank to 128-page issues, with an emphasis on weird crime. Although the new publisher claimed their magazine was not a continuation of the previous one, the issue numbering is continuous throughout. After a further 9 issues it changed to a frontier adventure magazine called Real Northwest Adventures.

Issues & Index Sources

  Summer 1932 – Summer 1934, as Mystery Novels Magazine Quarterly: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Jan-1935 – Aug-1936, as Mystery Novels Magazine: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
  Nov-1936 – Jun-1937, as Real Northwest Adventures: Western Fiction Index
  Dec-1937, as Real Northwest: Western Fiction Index

Publishers

  Summer 1932 – Summer 1934: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., NY
  Jan-1935 – Aug-1936: Winford Publications, Inc. (Columbia Publications), NY
  Nov-1936 – Dec-1937: Northwest Publishing

Editors

  Summer 1932 – Summer 1934: H.E. Maule

Formats

  standard pulp

Prices

  Summer 1932 – Summer 1934: 25c

Pagecounts

  Summer 1932 – Summer 1934: 256pp

Frequency

  Summer 1932 – Summer 1934: quarterly
  mostly bimonthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Mystery Puzzle of the Month

Country: US
Total Issues: 4

Mystery Puzzle of the Month was a series of jigsaws published by Pearl Publishing Co., each of which was accompanied by an original short story in a well-known series. The idea was that both story and jigsaw contained clues that would allow the reader to solve the mystery. The actual solution was given on the final page of the story in mirror text.

Issues & Index Sources:  1949: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Pearl Publishing Company, Brooklyn 31, NY
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Mystery Scene

Country: US

Non-fiction magazine about the crime and detective fiction genre.

Issues & Index Sources:  1985 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Website:   www.mysteryscenemag.com
Publishers:   Mystery Scene Magazine, 331 W. 57th Street, Suite 148, New York, NY 10019-3101
Editors:   Kate Stine
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Mystery Stories [1917]

Country: US
Total Issues: 18

Issues & Index Sources:  1917 – 1920: Dime Novel Bibliography (Missing: #1, #4, #7)
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York
Formats:   7 1/8 x 3 3/4"
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   300 to 400
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Mystery Stories [193?]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 25

A companion title to Mystery and Detection, Mystery Stories was a mixture of new stories and reprints, but drew mostly from lesser-known British sources or American pulps.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1936 – Feb-1942?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #16, #17)
Publishers:   World's Work
Editors:   H. Norman Evans
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   128pp (reduced to 80pp after 1939)
Frequency:   quarterly
Mentioned in:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Mystery Stories (UK) [195?]

see under Dime Mystery Magazine (UK)

Mystery Stories [1927]

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Mystery Street

Listed on www.thrillingdetective.com, this was a stillborn magazine. "A fantastic idea by Pulphouse Publishing of Eugene, Oregon, MYSTERY STREET was going to be `The New Wave of Crime Fiction'. We started with a 10,000 word story by Kate Wilhelm, stories from John Lutz, George Alec Effinger, Lee Floren and others. We put together the first issue (a great cover by Peggy Ranson) but Pulphouse went under before we got the magazine into print." O'Neil de Noux was the magazine's editor.

Mystery Tales [1938]

Country: US
Total Issues: 9

One of Martin Goodman's "Red Circle" weird menace magazines, seemingly published as a companion to Star Detective. Began with Vol.2 No.3, possibly to match the current issue of Star Detective.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1938 – May-1940: Crime Fiction Index
Pulp Magazine Index 1
Publishers:   Western Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago.
Editors:   Robert O. Erisman
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Mystery Tales [1958]

Country: US
Total Issues: 6

A short-lived magazine with an assortment of well-known and lesser-known authors writing crime-adventure stories, oriented more to fast action and swinging locales than to mystery.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1958 – Oct-1959: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Magazines, NY
Editors:   Evan Lee Heyman
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Mystery Thrillers

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2

The lead stories are reprinted from the "Master Thrillers" series of booklets from the 1930s but the other stories appear to be new (at least in the second issue). Two further issues were announced but probably never appeared.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1942 – Sep-1942: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Prices:   4d
Pagecounts:   48pp
Mentioned in:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Mystery Time

Country: US

Small press mystery magazine. It is currently not known how many issues were published before 1993.

Issues & Index Sources:  1983? – Autumn/Winter 2002: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any issues before 1993; Autumn/Winter 1997)
Publishers:   Hutton Publications, P.O. Box 2907, Decatur, IL 62524
Editors:   Linda Hutton
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $5.00
Pagecounts:   52pp
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Mystery Tribune

Country: US
Total Issues: 18 (as at Jan-2023)

Quarterly journal devoted not only to crime and mystery fiction but also other artistic mediums with relevant attributes.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2017 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after #18, Aug/Sep-2022)
Website:   www.mysterytribune.com
Publishers:   Mystery Tribune, P.O. Box 7638, New York, NY 10116
Editors:   Ehsan Ehsani
Frequency:   quarterly
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Mystery Weekly

Country: Canada
Total Issues: 73+16=89 (to Jan-2023)

"The name Mystery Weekly refers to the stories published in our weekly newsletter. These sample stories are intended to build awareness of our paid monthly issues, which include our weekly stories plus bonus stories and content. Our monthly magazine is delivered to subscribers in PDF, Mobi and ePub formats, and is distributed worldwide through Magzter and Amazon in digital and print formats."

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-2015 – Sep-2021: Crime Fiction Index
  Oct-2021 – present, as Mystery Magazine: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Jan-2023)

Website:   www.mysteryweekly.com

Publishers

  AM Marketing Strategies, Suite 213, 3-35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1S5

Editors

  Kerry Carter

Frequency

  monthly
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Mystery Western

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   International Publications Ltd., 166 Buchanan St., Glasgow
Prices:   1/-

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Mystic

Country: US
Total Issues: 16

Primarily an occult non-fiction magazine which, in its early issues, was about half fiction and half articles. After the fourth issue the fiction was greatly reduced and appeared only sporadically after the seventh issue. Later issues contain articles by Richard S. Shaver that may be of interest to some collectors.

The magazine settled firmly into a non-fiction format about the time that Palmer sold his interest in its chief competitor, Fate, and the title was changed to Search with the October 1956 issue. It was still running at the time of Palmer's death in 1977.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1953 – Jul-1956: Science Fiction Index
  Oct-1956 – ?, as Search: Science Fiction Index (fiction from first issue only)

Publishers

  Palmer Publications, Inc., Evanston

Editors

  Raymond A. Palmer

Formats

  digest

Prices

  35c

Pagecounts

  128pp

Frequency

  bimonthly

Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Mystic Fiction Magazine

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1993? – 1995?
Publishers:   Mystic, Bellevue, Washington
Editors:   Su Llewellyn
Frequency:   quarterly


Mystic Magazine

Country: US
Total Issues: 5

Mystic Magazine dealt with the occult: numerology, tea reading, astrology, crystal gazing, palmistry, fortune telling, etc. The magazine felt as though it was aimed at a female market. There were occasional fiction pieces but the majority of the contents were non-fiction. The magazine lasted four issues and then became True Mystic Crimes for one last issue, in which the contents were similar except for the change in tone away from a female orientation to a more traditional pulp male viewpoint.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1930 – Mar-1931: Science Fiction Index
  Apr-1931, as True Mystic Crimes: Science Fiction Index

Publishers

  Fawcett Publications

Editors

  August Derleth

Formats

  large pulp

Prices

  25c

Pagecounts

  100pp

Frequency

  monthly

Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
 
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