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2014        
#1
May
         
#2
Nov
 
2015                        
2016          
#3
Jun
           

Mack's Pocket Detective Stories Magazine

Virtually nothing is known about this magazine, which is believed to have lasted for only a single issue.

1930                    
v1 #1
Nov
 

Malcolm's

A well-designed and printed detective and crime-adventure, published by mystery fan Malcolm Koch. The magazine was discontinued after three issues due to poor circulation - a fourth issue was prepared but apparently never published.

1954
v1 #1
Jan
 
v1 #2
Mar
 
v1 #3
May
             

Mammoth Mystery

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.

1945  
v1 #1
Feb
                   
1946
v2 #1
Jan
 
v2 #2
Mar
   
v2 #3
Jun
 
v2 #4
Aug
 
v2 #5
Oct
 
v2 #6
Dec
1947  
v3 #1
Feb
 
v3 #2
Apr
 
v3 #3
Jun
 
v3 #4
Aug
       

Mantrap

Mantrap was published by the same publisher as Manhunt and featured the same type of hard-boiled crime-adventure stories, with many of the same authors, but never caught on and lasted only two issues.

1956            
v1 #1
Jul
   
v1 #2
Oct
   

Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine

Published by Family Circle, Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine was very mainstream, very slick, and very glossy. It was filled with trivia, lists, reviews, short interviews and even found room for some good stories. Its publishing schedule was sporadic at best, because it was published to fill the same slots as the traditional baking, knitting, etc., magazines which made up Family Circle "special projects" - this also explained the unusual volume numbering. However, it never really found a niche and died after seven issues.

1996
v22 #3
#1
Premier Issue
1997
v24 #2
Spring

v23 #3
Summer/Fall
1998  
v24 #6
Summer

v24 #7
Fall
1999  
v25 #7
Summer
 
2000  
v26 #6
Summer
 

The Masked Detective (1933)

1933    
Mar
                 

Masked Gun Mystery

Launched as a companion magazine to Fantasy and Fear and Peculiar Adventures. After the first issue, all three were gathered under the umbrella title of Pro Se Presents..., with each of the titles, using their original numbering, published once every three months in a rotating schedule.

2010              
v1 #1
Aug
   
v1 #2
Nov
 

Master Mysteries Magazine

A short-lived magazine which published a series of stories by Arthur Hoerl, seemingly syndicated to various newspapers previously as "Master Mysteries", although the sources have not yet been traced. The fifth issue appears to be, at least in the main, a reprint of stories published in earlier issues.

1933  
v1 #1
Summer
v1 #2
Fall
v1 #3
Winter
1934 v1 #4
Spring

v2 #1
Summer
   

Menace

Menace, like Murder, was a short-lived attempt to please the reading public with contemporary crime-adventure stories that were but one step removed from the pulp magazines. Although not lacking better-known writers, the competition was too fierce and the magazine folded after only two issues.

1954                    
v1 #1
Nov
 
1955
v2 #1
Jan
                     

Mobs

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.

1930           v1 #2
Jun/Jul

v1 #3
Aug
       

Mobsters

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.

A cover was produced for the fourth issue identifying two of the stories that would have appeared therein.

1952                      
v1 #1
Dec
1953  
v1 #2
Feb
 
v1 #3
Apr
 
v1 #4
Jun
           

Mouth Full of Bullets

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.

2007    
#5, Autumn

#6, Winter
2008
#7, Spring
     

Movie Detective

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.

1942
v1 #1
Jan

v1 #2
Feb
                   

Movie Mystery Magazine

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.

1946      
#1
Jul/Aug

#2
Sep/Oct

#3
Dec/Jan

Murdaland

Subtitled "Crime Fiction for the 21st Century", Murdaland is "a literary magazine dedicated to fiction that evokes the spirit and motifs of classic crime novels and film noir: dread, lust, violence, greed, nasty habits, bad feelings and worse decisions".

2007
#1

#2

Murder

Launched after the success of Manhunt, Murder featured the same mix of contemporary murder and crime-adventure stories, but was discontinued in the face of fierce competition before establishing its identity with the reading public.

1956                
v1 #1
Sep
   
v1 #2
Dec
1957    
v1 #3
Mar
     
v1 #4
Jul
 
v1 #5
Sep/Oct
   

Murder Stories

Short-lived pulp magazine published by Harold Hersey about little is known. The third issue was registered for copyright but no copies have been located

1931      
v1 #1
Jul/Aug

v1 #2
Sep/Oct

v2 #3
Nov/Dec

Mysterious Suspense Stories

2016                
#1
Sep

#2
Oct
   
2017          
#3
Jun
           

Mystery Buff

Short-lived magazine featuring fiction, non-fiction, contests, news, gossip. Published in the late 1990s, but number and dates of issues not known.

199? ?                      

Mystery Detective (Stories) (Canada)

Original Canadian magazine that seems to have run for at least six issues in the 1940s, possibly in a variety of formats. The title also seems to drift between Mystery Detective, Mystery Detective Magazine, and Mystery Detective Stories.

194x
v1 #1
v1 #2
v1 #3
v1 #4 v1 #5
v1 #6

Mystery League

Created by "Ellery Queen" (Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) just three years after their first successful book , Mystery League was an attempt to produce a magazine that would publish only quality fiction. While the quality was indeed high, so was the price and with the state of the economy at the time it was doomed from the start and folded after only four issues.

A fifth issue was assembled, but not printed.

1933                  
v1 #1
Oct

v1 #2
Nov

v1 #3
Dec
1934
v1 #4
Jan
                     

Mystery Magazine (UK)

Seemingly a one-shot that reprinted a single story from Dime Mystery Magazine.

1946?

Mystery Monthly

Short-lived digest which attempted to cover, in a comprehensive manner, all mystery-related entertainment - fiction, book reviews, film reviews, puzzles, articles and interviews with prominent personalities in the field.

1976          
v1 #1
Jun

v1 #2
Jul

v1 #3
Aug

v1 #4
Sep

v1 #5
Oct

v1 #6
Nov

v1 #7
Dec
1977
v1 #8
Jan

v1 #9
Feb
                   

Mystery Novels and Short Stories

One of the better weird-menace magazines, stressing the luscious female in most distressing situations. The first issue was Vol.1 No.4 - it is not known whether any magazine preceded this for the first three issues.

1939                
v1 #4
Sep
   
v1 #5
Dec
1940            
v1 #6
Jul
     
v2 #1
Nov
 
1941    
v2 #2
Mar
         
v2 #3
Sep
     

Mystery Tales [1938]

One of Martin Goodman's "Red Circle" weird menace magazines, seemingly published as a companion to Star Detective. Began with Vol.2 No.3, possibly to match the current issue of Star Detective.

1938    
v2 #3
Mar
   
v2 #4
Jun
       
v2 #5
Nov
 
1939  
v2 #6
Feb
   
v3 #1
May
     
v3 #2
Sep
   
v3 #3
Dec
1940    
v3 #4
Mar
 
v3 #5
May
             

Mystery Tales [1958]

A short-lived magazine with an assortment of well-known and lesser-known authors writing crime-adventure stories, oriented more to fast action and swinging locales than to mystery.

1958                      
v1 #1
Dec
1959  
v1 #2
Feb
 
v1 #3
Apr
 
v1 #4
Jun
 
v1 #5
Aug
 
v1 #6
Oct