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    Startling Detective Adventures    (about)
    Numbering continued from True Love Affairs Magazine. Continued as a true-crime magazine after June 1930.

    • Publishers:
      • Fawcett Publications, Inc.; Broadway & Eleventh Streets, Louisville, KY: Startling Detective Adventures



    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 [v4 #22, March 1930] (25¢, pulp)
    Details taken from Table of Contents.
    • 13 · The Chief’s Chair · Anon. · ts
    • 14 · The Santa Claus Bank Robber · Anon. · ts
    • 19 · The Menace of Bogus Checks · Anon. · ms
    • 20 · The Baby Cab Murder Case · Anon. · ts
    • 25 · Scotland Yard a Dogged Sleuth · Anon. · ms
    • 26 · How I Solved the Kent Murder Mystery · John P. Hoy · ts
    • 33 · The Clutching Shadow · Wilson Collison · ss Fawcett’s Triple-X Magazine Dec 1925
    • 39 · Landru, the Super Bluebeard [Part 2 of 3] · George Groat · n.
    • 42 · New Era in the Control of Crime · Anon. · ms
    • 43 · From Wall Street to Lifer’s Cell [Part 2 of 2] · Thomas J. Wainwright · bg
    • 51 · Underworld Lingo · Anon. · ms
    • 52 · The Hollywood Murder Mystery [Part 4 of 4] · Ruth Biery · n.
    • 66 · The Clue Club · Anon. · ms
    • 67 · Trapping the Lenox Burglars · George S. Dougherty · ts
    • 71 · True Tale of a House Detective · Anon. · ms
    • 73 · The Spy Champion · Robert Peery · ss
    • 80 · The Perfect Alibi · Anon. · ts
    • 82 · Startling Escape from Devil’s Island · Anon. · ms
    • 83 · Photography, Crime’s Enemy · Anon. · ms
    • 84 · How the Coughlin Kidnaper Was Caught · Anon. · ts





    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:
      • Costa Carousso - Editor: Startling Mystery Magazine




    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)



    Startling Mystery Stories    (about)
    Startling Mystery Stories specialised in stories where either the detective or villain had supernatural powers or their scientific equivalent. Despite a steadily growing circulation during its 18 issues it was killed in 1971 by increasing costs and distribution problems.

    • Publishers:
      • Health Knowledge, Inc.; New York: Startling Mystery Stories

    • Editors:
      • Robert A. W. Lowndes - Editor: Startling Mystery Stories




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