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Mystery Magazine/Stories

Mystery Magazine was one of the earliest crime pulps, first appearing in November 1917, a mere two years after Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine. It ran for seven years on a twice-monthly schedule, featuring undistinguished stories by undistinguished authors. It then vanished for a year, returning in 1926 for a further 12 twice-monthly issues.

There was then a further hiatus before it restarted, under a new publisher, on a monthly schedule, publishing a much wider range of detective and mystery-suspense stories (including some science fiction). After only ten issues, it changed its name to Mystery Stories, but only lasted a further two years before folding. The title was then acquired by Street & Smith and merged into Best Detective Magazine.

Although there were two British magazines called Mystery Stories, one was a British reprint edition of 15 Mystery Stories, and the other was a standalone series with no connection to the US magazine.

1917                  
v1 #1
Nov 15

v1 #2
Dec 1

v1 #3
Dec 15
1918
v1 #4
Jan 1

v1 #5
Jan 15

v1 #6
Feb 1

v1 #7
Feb 15

v1 #8
Mar 1

v1 #9
Mar 15

v1 #10
Apr 1

v1 #11
Apr 15

v1 #12
May 1

v1 #13
May 15

v1 #14
Jun 1

v1 #15
Jun 15
1918
v1 #16
Jul 1

v1 #17
Jul 15

v1 #18
Aug 1

v1 #19
Aug 15

v1 #20
Sep 1

v1 #21
Sep 15

v1 #22
Oct 1

v1 #23
Oct 15

v1 #24
Nov 1

v1 #25
Nov 15

v1 #26
Dec 1

v2 #27
Dec 15
1919
v2 #28
Jan 1

v2 #29
Jan 15
v2 #30
Feb 1
v2 #31
Feb 15

v2 #32
Mar 1
v2 #33
Mar 15
v2 #34
Apr 1
v2 #35
Apr 15

v2 #36
May 1

v2 #37
May 15
v2 #38
Jun 1

v2 #39
Jun 15
1919
v2 #40
Jul 1
v2 #41
Jul 15
v2 #42
Aug 1

v2 #43
Aug 15

v2 #44
Sep 1

>v2 #45
Sep 15

v2 #46
Oct 1

v2 #47
Oct 15
v2 #48
Nov 1
v2 #49
Nov 15
v2 #50
Dec 1
v2 #51
Dec 15
1920 v2 #52
Jan 1
v2 #53
Jan 15
v3 #54
Feb 1
v3 #55
Feb 15
v3 #56
Mar 1
v3 #57
Mar 15

v3 #58
Apr 1
v3 #59
Apr 15
v3 #60
May 1
v3 #61
May 15
v3 #62
Jun 1
v3 #63
Jun 15
1920 v3 #64
Jul 1
v3 #65
Jul 15
v3 #66
Aug 1
v3 #67
Aug 15

v3 #68
Sep 1
v3 #69
Sep 15
v3 #70
Oct 1
v3 #71
Oct 15

v3 #72
Nov 1

v3 #73
Nov 15

v3 #74
Dec 1
v3 #75
Dec 15
1921
v3 #76
Jan 1
v3 #77
Jan 15
v3 #78
Feb 1
v4 #79
Feb 15

v4 #80
Mar 1

v4 #81
Mar 15
v4 #82
Apr 1

v4 #83
Apr 15
v4 #84
May 1

v4 #85
May 15
v4 #86
Jun 1

v4 #87
Jun 15
1921
v4 #88
Jul 1
v4 #89
Jul 15
v4 #90
Aug 1

v4 #91
Aug 15

v4 #92
Sep 1

v4 #93
Sep 15

v4 #94
Oct 1
v4 #95
Oct 15

v4 #96
Nov 1
v4 #97
Nov 15
v4 #98
Dec 1

v4 #99
Dec 15
1922 v4 #100
Jan 1
v4 #101
Jan 15
v4 #102
Feb 1
v4 #103
Feb 15

v4 #104
Mar 1

v5 #105
Mar 15
v5 #106
Apr 1
v5 #107
Apr 15

v5 #108
May 1
v5 #109
May 15
v5 #110
Jun 1
v5 #111
Jun 15
1922 v5 #112
Jul 1
v5 #113
Jul 15
v5 #114
Aug 1
v5 #115
Aug 15

v5 #116
Sep 1

v5 #117
Sep 15

v5 #118
Oct 1
  v5 #119
Nov 1
v5 #120
Nov 15
v5 #121
Dec 1

v5 #122
Dec 15
1923 v5 #123
Jan 1

v5 #124
Jan 15
v5 #125
Feb 1
v5 #126
Feb 15
v5 #127
Mar 1

v5 #128
Mar 15
v5 #129
Apr 1

v5 #130
Apr 15
v5 #131
May 1
v6 #132
May 15
v6 #133
Jun 1
v6 #134
Jun 15
1923 v6 #135
Jul 1

v6 #136
Jul 15

v6 #137
Aug 1
v6 #138
Aug 15

v6 #139
Sep 1
v6 #140
Sep 15
v6 #141
Oct 1

v6 #142
Oct 15

v6 #143
Nov 1

v6 #144
Nov 15
v6 #145
Dec 1

v6 #146
Dec 15
1924
v6 #147
Jan 1

v6 #148
Jan 15

v6 #149
Feb 1

v6 #150
Feb 15

v6 #151
Mar 1

v6 #152
Mar 15

v6 #153
Apr 1

v6 #154
Apr 15

v6 #155
May 1

v6 #156
May 15
v7 #157
Jun 1

v7 #158
Jun 15
1924 v7 #159
Jul 1

v7 #160
Jul 15
v7 #161
Aug 1

v7 #162
Aug 15
v7 #163
Sep 1

v7 #164
Sep 15
v7 #165
Oct 1
v7 #166
Oct 15
v7 #167
Nov 1

v7 #168
Nov 15
v7 #169
Dec 1
v7 #170
Dec 15
1925 v7 #171
Jan 1
v7 #172
Jan 15
                   
1926   v8 #1
Jan 15
v8 #2
Feb 1
v8 #3
Feb 15

v8 #4
Mar 1

v8 #5
Mar 15

v8 #6
Apr 1

v9 #1
Apr 15

v9 #2
May 1

v9 #3
May 15
v9 #4
Jun 1
v9 #5
Jun 15
1926
v9 #6
Jul 1
               
v10 #1
Oct

v10 #2
Nov

v10 #3
Dec
1927
v10 #4
Jan
v10 #5
Feb

v10 #6
Mar

v11 #1
Apr

v11 #2
May

v11 #3
Jun
v11 #4
Jul

v11 #5
Aug

v11 #6
Sep

v12 #1
Oct

v12 #2
Nov
v12 #3
Dec
1928
v13 #1
Jan

v13 #2
Feb

v13 #3
Mar

v14 #1
Apr
v14 #2
May

v14 #3
Jun

v15 #1
Jul

v15 #2
Aug

v15 #3
Sep

v16 #1
Oct

v16 #2
Nov
v16 #3
Dec
1929
v17 #1
Jan

v17 #2
Feb

v18 #1
Mar

v18 #1
Apr

v18 #2
May