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    Startling Detective Adventures [v4 #20, January 1930] (25¢, pulp)
    Details supplied by Steven Slutsky.
    • 8 · The Chief’s Chair · [The Editor] · ed
    • 14 · Soft Hearts in Hard Places · Anon. · vi
    • 16 · Solving Minnesota’s Most Astounding Crime · Anon. · ts
    • 21 · The Witherell Kidnapping Case · Nick Harris · ts; given as “The Witherill Case” in the Table of Contents.
    • 27 · Shovers of the Queer · George S. Dougherty · ts
    • 32 · The Black Panther · Jay Kalez · ss
    • 41 · True Tales of a House Detective: The Mystery of Room 612 · Anon. · ts
    • 42 · Testimony of the Dead · Chester L. Saxby · nv
    • 58 · The Hollywood Murder Mystery [Part 2 of 4] · Ruth Biery · n.
    • 71 · Startling Escapes from Devil’s Island · Anon. · ts
    • 73 · The Finger of Guilt · Charles G. Booth · ss
    • 80 · House of Fear [Part 2 of 2] · H. Bedford-Jones · sl
    • 87 · The Double-Cross · Edward J. Smithson · ss
    • 92 · “Sherlock of France” Murdered · Anon. · ms Time
    • 93 · How Scotland Yard Works · Roy Anderson · ar
    • 94 · Crime Reporting on Scientific Basis · Anon. · ar








    Startling Detective Adventures [v7 #41, December 1931] (Country Press, Inc., 15¢, large pulp, cover by L. Fried)
    Details supplied by John Locke from Table of Contents.
    • 8 · How Milwaukee Cleans Up Its Crooks · Chester L. Saxby · ar
    • 22 · “Craig Kennedy,” Master Detective, Reveals the Secrets of the Collings Pirate Mystery · Arthur B. Reeve · ar





    Startling Mystery Magazine    (about)
    An attempt to cash in on the popularity of the “shudder pulps”, Startling Mystery Magazine used reprint covers and paid authors only half the then-going rate. Perhaps as a result it folded after only two issues, though a third issue was planned.

    • Publishers:
      • Fictioneers, Inc.; 2256 Grove Street, Chicago, IL: Startling Mystery Magazine

    • Editors:




    Startling Mystery Magazine [v1 #3, June 1940 (unpublished)] (pulp)
    One story was announced for the unpublished June 1940 issue.
    • Lure of the Moon Maidens · Francis James · nv Horror Stories Oct 1940


    Startling Mystery (UK)    (about)
    British reprint edition of Startling Mystery Magazine. There was probably only one issue which reprinted stories from the first issue of the American edition.

    • Publishers:
      • Pemberton’s (of Manchester) Ltd.; 14 Lever Street, Manchester 1: Startling Mystery (UK)



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