Checklists
Home Indexes Magazines

Baffling Detective Mysteries

Baffling Detective Mysteries was a short-lived sensationalist crime fiction magazine, which survived for a mere three issues. It was superseded by the true crime magazine Baffling Detective Fact Cases.

1943    
v1 #1
Mar
 
v1 #2
May
 
v1 #3
Jul
         

Banner Mysteries

While usually regarded as a book series, some authorities consider this a magazine because of the presence of a second story, by a different author, in the first "issue".

1954    
#1
Mar

#2
Apr
               

Best Detective

Seemingly a one-shot pulp by Exclusive Detective Stories. Not to be confused with the long-running Best Detective Magazine from the 1930s.

1947                      
v1 #1
Dec

Betty Fedora

2015
#1

#2, Nov
2016
#3, Sep
 

Big-Book Detective Magazine

Big-Book Detective Magazine was launched as a companion to Big-Book Western Magazine, but was much less successful, lasting for a mere eight issues.

1941                      
v1 #1
Dec
1942  
v1 #2
Feb
 
v1 #3
Apr
 
v1 #4
Jun
 
v2 #1
Aug
 
v2 #2
Oct
 
v2 #3
Dec
1943  
v2 #4
Feb
                   

Big-Book Detective Magazine (Canada)

Initially a Canadian reprint edition of Big-Book Detective Magazine, this actually lasted longer than its parent magazine, reprinting from other magazines in later issues. Other issues may exist.

1942
v1 #2
Jan
 
v1 #3
Mar
 
v1 #5
May
             
1943      
Apr
 
Jun
     
v2 #8
Oct
 
v2 #9
Dec
1944  
v2 #10
Feb
 
v2 #11
Apr
 
v2 #12
Jun
 
v2 #13
Aug
 
v2 #14
Oct
 
v2 #15
Dec
1945   v2 #16
Feb
 
v2 #17
Apr
  v2 #18     v2 #19    
v2 #20
Dec

Big-Book Detective (UK)

British reprint edition of Big-Book Detective Magazine. Other issues may exist.

194?
#1

#2

Big Detective (Canada)

Although most of the issues were titled Big Detective Cases and contained true crime, the first issue (at least) contained fiction.

1941
v1 #1

Big Double Feature Magazine

One-shot consisting of a copy of Ranch Romances and a copy of Black Mask (September 1939) bundled together with a new two-color cover. No date listed, could be 1939.

1940
#1

Bizarre Mystery Magazine

Despite the title and the editorial promise of "the supernatural, the weird, the wild, the fantastic", the magazine mainly contained stories of murder mystery and suspense. Titled Bizarre! Mystery Magazine on the cover only.

1965                  
v1 #1
Oct

v1 #2
Nov
 
1966
v1 #3
Jan
                     

Black Aces

Subtitled "Lone Wolf Stories of Action", Black Aces was a short-lived Black Mask imitation that never quite hit the hard-boiled mark.

1932
v1 #1
Jan

v1 #2
Feb

v1 #3
Mar

v1 #4
Apr

v1 #5
May

v1 #6
Jun

v1 #7
Jul
         

Black Bat Detective Mysteries

Although Black Bat Detective Mysteries was centered around a series of stories featuring "The Black Bat", this is not the same crime fighter that was made famous in Black Book Detective Magazine but is instead a separate character created by Murray Leinster..

1933                  
v1 #1
Oct

v1 #2
Nov

v1 #3
Dec
1934
v1 #4
Jan

v1 #5
Feb
 
v1 #6
Apr
               

Black Cat Mystery Magazine/Quarterly

Mixture of reprint and new stories, both mystery and supernatural. All issues of this magazine have the same cover illustration--the head of a black cat in a circle.

1981
v1 #1, #1

v1 #2, #2
Jul

v1 #3, #3
Halloween

v1 #4, #4
Winter
1982
v1 #5, #5

v1 #6, #6
   

Blue Steel Magazine

Something of a puzzle since this magazine began with Vol.1 No.2 and the second issue is Vol.1 No.4. Steeger says it was an experiment to supplant Gang World though that magazine picked up sales and continued regardless. Authors include Erle Stanley Gardner, Robert Sidney Bowen, T.T. Flynn, Frederick C. Painton. The two issues are the same as the Feb-1932 and Apr-1932 issues of Gang World.

1932    
v1 #2
Mar
   
v1 #4
Jun
           

Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Story Digest Magazine

Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery was one of four separate single-author digest magazines issued simultaneously in June 1970 under the general title of Story Digest Magazine.

1970
Jun

Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery

Dark Shadows

Tarzan of the Apes

Believe It or Not

Bullet Magazine

Contained short fast paced stories no longer than 1500 words that fit with the notion of rock'n'roll noir.

2004
#1

#2
 
2005
#3

#4

#5
2006
#6

#7
 

Bull's Eye Detective

A short-lived companion magazine to Fiction House's Bull's Eye Sports and Bull's Eye Western Stories.

1938    
v1 #1
Fall
 
1939
v1 #2
Spring
 
v1 #3
Fall