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    Mammoth Mystery   (about)
    Mammoth Mystery was the second mystery-detective pulp magazine published by Ziff-Davis, appearing three years after Mammoth Detective. It weighed in initially with a massive 274 pages per issue but was hit by the paper shortages during the war and shrank to 178 pages. No other issues were published in Volume 1, as confirmed by notice filed in copyright office.

    • Publishers:
      • Ziff-Davis Publishing Co.; 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL: Mammoth Mystery.
    • Editors:

    Mammoth Mystery [Volume 3 Number 5, October 1947 (unpublished)] (Ziff-Davis Publishing, pulp)
    One story was announced for the unpublished October 1947 issue.

    Manhunt   (about)
    Manhunt boasted it was the world’s best-selling crime fiction magazine, and was certainly the “gold standard” against which all other “tough” crime magazines of the period measured themselves. Starting in January 1953 as a monthly digest, it flirted briefly (from March 1957 to May 1958) with a larger format to enhance newstand sales. The latter was not a success however and it soon reverted to digest size and dropped to bimonthly. In all it ran for almost 15 years and notched up a very respectable 114 issues. From January 1953 to March 1956 the cover read Manhunt Detective Story Monthly, but the magazine was always called just Manhunt in the Table of Contents.

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