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    Mobs    (about)
    One of several gangster pulps published by Harold B. Hersey. However, by the time it was published, in 1930, public interest in gangsters was fading and it only lasted for 2 issues. Commenced with Volume 1 #2, not uncommon with magazines published by Harold Hersey.

    • Publishers:
      • Good Story Magazine Co., Inc.; Myrick Building, Springfield, MA: Mobs

    • Editors:




    Mobsters    (about)
    Although published for only three issues, Mobsters was an important traditional pulp magazine with “stories of the fight against the Underworld”. The covers were similar to the paperback books that began in this period to crowd out the magazines.

    • Publishers:
      • Standard Magazines, Inc.; 1125 E. Vaile Avenue, Kokomo, IN: Mobsters






    Modern Detective    (about)
    Australian digest mainly printing original stories by Australian authors, although two of the issues reprinted stories from US pulp magazines.

    • Publishers:
      • Action Comics Pty. Ltd.; 14 Bond Street, Sydney: Modern Detective













    Mouth Full of Bullets    (about)
    Mouth Full of Bullets published 4 online issues from Autumn 2006 to Summer 2007, then three print issues before reverting to an online magazine from the Summer 2008 issue.

    • Publishers:
      • Mouth Full of Bullets; P.O. Box 138, Mathews, LA 70375: Mouth Full of Bullets

    • Editors:





    Movie Detective    (about)
    Movie Detective capitalised on the popularity of the Hollywood screen magazines and mainly contained story adaptations of recent films. It only lasted for two issues, though sources differ on the dates of those issues, as indicated below.

    • Publishers:
      • Manhattan Fiction Publications; 366 Broadway, New York, NY: Movie Detective



    Movie Detective [v1 #2, February 1942] (10¢, pulp)
    Other sources give this as v1 #1, dated December 1942. Incomplete Data - Issue not found.
    • Need Contents
    • Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring · Anon. · sa
    • I Killed That Man · Anon. · sa
    • Dangerous Lady · Anon. · sa
    • The Taunton Slasher [Part 2 of 2] · E. D. Gardner · sl


    Movie Mystery Magazine    (about)
    Movie Mystery Magazine was a digest magazine, printed on the rough paper of the paperbacks of the day, and featuring one novelization of a movie in each issue. It stood little chance when competing with the slick, large, movie magazines of the time and folded after three issues.

    • Publishers:
      • Anson Bond Publications, Inc.; 913 La Cienaga Blvd., Hollywood 46, CA: Movie Mystery Magazine

    • Editors:



    Movie Mystery Magazine [#2, September-October 1946] (25¢, pulp)
    • Home Sweet Homicide · Craig Rice · sa; novelization of the film based on Craig Rice’s novel of the same name.


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