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Magazines Covered

The following is a list of all the magazines that are covered by the Crime Fiction Index. Magazines for which we have incomplete information are flagged (*) (and a full list of the information needed for these can be found here). Magazines flagged (**) are those for which we have no concrete information at all (and which, indeed, may not even exist). Each magazine name is hyperlinked to the associated illustrated checklist. Titles that have been explicitly excluded from the this index are discussed in more detail here.

When the original version of the Crime Fiction Index was released on CD in 2011, a formatted issue checklist in Microsoft Word format was made available for collectors who wished to keep track of the issues they owned/need. This is still available for download from here but has not been updated since 2011.

US UK & Ireland
Accused Detective Story Magazine Ace G-Man Stories (UK) (*)
Ace Detective Magazine Ace-High Detective Magazine (UK) (**)
Ace G-Man Stories Action Detective Tales
Ace-High Detective Magazine Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (UK)
Ace Mystery All Detective (UK)
Alcoholman All Star Detective Stories/All Detective Magazine (UK) (*)
Alfred Hitchcock's Anthology All-Story Detective (UK) (*)
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Amazing Detective Mystery Stories (UK) (**)
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Sampler Bedside Detective Casebook
Alibi Big-Book Detective Magazine (UK)
All Detective Magazine Black Book Detective (UK)
All Due Respect Black Hood Detective (UK)
All Fiction Detective Stories/Anthology (*) Black Mask (Detective) (UK) (*)
All Fiction Stories Bloodhound Detective Story Magazine
All Mystery Bullet Magazine
All Star Detective (*) Close to the Bone
All Star Detective Stories Crack Detective Stories (UK) (*)
All-Story Detective Crack Detective (Stories) (UK)
Amazing Detective Stories (*) The Creasey Mystery Magazine
Amazing Detective Tales (*) Crime Confessions (UK)
The Angel Detective Crime Detective (UK) (*)
The Armchair Detective Crime Investigator
Austin Layman's Crimestalker Casebook Crime Shorts
Avon Detective Mysteries Crime Stories
Baffling Detective Mysteries Crime Time
Banner Mysteries Crimewave
Best Detective (*) The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine (*)
Best Detective Magazine Detective Aces
Bestseller Mystery Magazine The Detective Magazine
Betty Fedora Detective Monthly (UK)
Big-Book Detective Magazine Detective Novels (UK)
The Big Click Detective Shorts (*)
Big Double Feature Magazine Detective Story Magazine (UK)
Bizarre Mystery Magazine Detective Tales (UK) [1940]
Black Aces Detective Tales (UK) [1949]
Black Bat Detective Mysteries (*) Detective Tales (UK) [1950]
Black Book Detective (Magazine) Detective Tales (UK) [1952]
Black Cat Mystery Magazine [2017] Detective Weekly
Black Hood Detective Detective Yarns (UK)
Black Mask (Detective) Dime Detective Magazine (UK) [1948]
Blue Steel Magazine Dime Detective Magazine (UK) [1950]
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Dime Mystery Magazine (UK)
Bull's Eye Detective Dynamic Detective Cases
Cabaret Stories (*) Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine
Candid Detective Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (UK)
Captain Satan Exciting Detective Stories (UK)
Charlie Chan Mystery Magazine Famous Detective Stories (UK) (*)
Chase F.B.I. Detective Stories (UK) (*)
Chief Detective Fireside Detective Casebook
Clues (Detective Stories) Four in One Gang and Thrills Shorts
Complete Detective Gang Shorts (*)
Complete Detective Novel Magazine G-Men Detective (UK) (*)
Complete Gang Novel (Magazine) Gripping Detective Stories (*)
Complete Mystery Novelettes Hollywood Detective (UK) (*)
Complete Underworld Novelettes Homicide Reporter (UK)
Conflict-Stories of Suspense Hooded Detective (UK) (1942) (*)
Courtroom Stories Hooded Detective (UK) (1948)
Cosmic Crime Stories Hush
The Cozy Detective Mystery Magazine Hutchinson's Adventure & Mystery Story Magazine
Crack Detective (and Mystery) Stories Hutchinson's Mystery-Story Magazine
Craig Rice Crime Digest International Detective Cases (UK) (*)
The Craig Rice Mystery Digest John Creasey Mystery Magazine
Crime and Justice Detective Story Magazine Keyhole Detective Casebook
Crime Busters The London Mystery Magazine/Selection
Crime Digest MacKill's Mystery Magazine
Crime Fiction Stories Manhunt (UK)
Crime Mysteries Mask Detective
Crimespree The Master Thriller Series
Crimestalker Casebook Mercury Mystery Magazine (UK) (*)
Crime Stories Monthly (**) Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine (UK)
Crime Syndicate Murder Shorts (*)
Dan Dunn Detective Magazine Mysterious Suspense Stories
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective Mystery and Detection
Dell Mystery Novels Magazine Mystery Crime Cases
Detective [1933] (*) Mystery Detective
Detective Action Stories Mystery Magazine (UK)
Detective Adventures (**) Mystery Stories (UK) [193?] (*)
Detective and Murder Mysteries [1936] (*) Mystery Stories (UK) [195?]
Detective and Murder Mysteries [1939] Mystery Thrillers
Detective Book Magazine New All-Action Stories (*)
Detective Classics New Detective Magazine (UK) [1940s] (*)
Detective Dime Novels New Detective Magazine (UK) [1950s] (*)
Detective-Dragnet Magazine New Detective Tales
Detective Fiction (Weekly) The New Strand
Detective Files On the Spot Detective Tales
The Detective Library Pep Tec (Tales) (*)
Detective Mysteries Phantom Detective (UK) (*)
Detective Mystery Magazine Phantom Detective Cases
Detective Mystery Novel Magazine Phantom Mystery Magazine (UK)
Detective Mystery Stories Pocket Reader Series (*)
Detective Novel Classics Police Detective
Detective Novel(s) Magazine Popular Detective (UK) (*)
Detective Parade Private Detective (UK) (*)
Detective Romances Private Eye Detective Tales
Detective Short Stories Quick Action Detective Stories
Detective Story Annual (*) Racket-Buster Detective
Detective Story Magazine [1915] Real F.B.I. Detective Case Stories
Detective Story Magazine [1952] Red Dime Detective
Detective Story Magazine [1988] Red Star Detective (Ireland)
Detective Tales [1922] (*) The Saint (Detective/Mystery) Magazine (UK) (*)
Detective Tales [1935] Scarlet Gang Smashers (UK)
Detective Thrillers (**) Screen Crime Stories
Detective Trails Shadow Mystery Magazine (UK)
Detective Yarns (*) The Sherlock Holmes Gazette/Sherlock
Dime Detective Magazine A Shot in the Dark/Shots
Dime Mystery (Book) Magazine Slick Detective Yarns (UK)
Doctor Death Smashing Detective Stories (UK) (*)
Don Pendleton's The Executioner Mystery Magazine Startling Mystery (UK)
Double-Action Detective Stirring Detective Stories
Double-Action Detective (and Mystery) Stories (*) Strange Detective Mysteries (UK) (**)
Double-Action Gang Magazine Strange Detective Stories [2011]
Double Detective Street & Smith's Detective Monthly (UK)
Down & Out: The Magazine Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine (UK) (*)
The Dragnet Magazine Street & Smith's Mystery Detective
Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine (US) Street & Smith's Shadow Mystery Magazine
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct Mystery Magazine Super-Detective (UK) (*)
Ed McBain's Mystery Book Suspense [1958]
Ellery Queen's Anthology Suspense Stories
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine Swan American Magazine
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine "Overseas Edition for the Armed Forces" 10-Story Detective (UK) (**)
Exciting Detective 10 Story Mystery Magazine [1946] (UK)
Exciting Mystery 10 Story Mystery Magazine [1948] (UK)
The Executioner Mystery Magazine Three Detective Novels (UK)
Famous Detective (Stories) The Thriller [1929]
Fast Action Detective and Mystery Stories Thrilling Crime Stories
F.B.I. Detective Stories Thrilling Detective (UK) (*)
Federal Agent Thrill Shorts
The Feds Triple Action Detective Tales
Fifteen Detective Stories Triple Detective (Novels) (UK) (*)
15 Mystery Stories True Gangster Stories (UK) [1939]
15 Story Detective (*) True Gangster Stories (UK) [1942]
Fingerprints Detective The Underworld [1930] (UK) (**)
Five-Cent Detective Underworld [1951] (UK)
5-Detective Mysteries Vengeance Shorts
5 Detective Novels (*) Verdict (UK)
Flynn's Weekly/Detective Fiction War Thriller
Four Star Mystery Wit
Futures (Mysterious Anthology Magazine) (*) Yankee Magazine Fiction
Gangland Detective Stories (*) Yankee Shorts
Gangland Stories  
The Gang Magazine Australia
Gangster Stories Action Detective Magazine (*)
Gang World Alfred Hitchcock's Suspense Magazine (Australia) (*)
Gem Detective American Crime Magazine (*)
The Ghost, (Super-)Detective American Detective Magazine (*)
Giant Detective American Detective Novels (*)
Giant Detective Annual American Sleuth (*)
Giant Manhunt (*) Carter Brown Long Story Magazine
Girl Rackets Colin Calhoun Detective (*)
Girl's Detective Mysteries Crime Factory
G-Men (Detective) Crime Story Magazine (*)
Gold Seal Detective Detective Fiction (*)
Great Detective (*) Detective Monthly (Australia) (*)
Greater Gangster Stories Detective Stories (*)
Great Mystery and Suspense Magazine Detective Story Magazine (Australia)
Great Mystery Novels Double Action Detective (Australia)
The Green Ghost Detective Downtown Detective (*)
Grift Magazine East-Side Detective (*)
Guilty Crime Story Magazine Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (Australia)
Guilty Detective Story Magazine English Suspense
Gun Molls Magazine (*) GP Detective Stories (*)
Hank Janson Detective Magazine (*) Homicide Stories
Hardboiled [1985] Invincible Detective Magazine (*)
Hardboiled (Detective) Leisure Detective (*)
Headquarters Detective Manhunt Detective Story Magazine (Australia)
Headquarters Stories (*) Manhunt Stories
Hollywood Detective (Magazine) Mean Streets
Hollywood Mystery (**) Mercury Mystery Book Magazine (Australia) (*)
Homicide Detective Story Magazine Mike Hervey Detective Monthly Magazine
Hooded Detective Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine (Australia)
Hunted Detective Story Magazine Modern Detective Magazine (*)
The Illustrated Detective Magazine Phantom Suspense-Mystery Magazine (Australia)
Inspector Malone's Mystery Magazine Popular Detective (Australia) (*)
International Detective Cases (*) Pursuit--The Phantom Mystery Magazine (Australia) (*)
International Detective Magazine The Saint Detective Magazine (Australia) (*)
John Creasey Mystery Magazine (US) (*) Smashing Detective (Australia) (*)
Justice Thrilling Detective (Australia) (*)
Kelly's Magazine (*) Tip-Top Thriller (Australia) (**)
Keyhole Mystery/Detective Story Magazine Underworld Stories (*)
Killers Mystery Story Magazine Verdict Detective Story Magazine (Australia) (*)
Kracked Mirror Mysteries (*) Westend Detective (*)
Lone Wolf Detective  
Love-Crime Detective Canada
M Ace G-Man Stories (Canada) (*)
MacKill's Mystery Magazine (US) (*) All Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mack's Pocket Detective Stories Magazine Best Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
Malcolm's (*) Big-Book Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mammoth Detective Big Detective (Canada) (*)
Mammoth Mystery Black Book Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
Manhunt Black Cat Mystery Magazine/Quarterly
Mantrap Black Mask (Canada) (*)
Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine Chief Detective Stories
The Masked Detective (1933) Clues (Canada) (*)
The Masked Detective (1940) Complete Detective Novel Magazine (Canada) (*)
Masked Gun Mystery Complete Detective Stories (*)
Master Mysteries Magazine (*) Complete Mystery Novelettes (Canada) (**)
Menace Crack Detective Stories (Canada) (*)
Mercury Mystery-Book Magazine Daredevil Detective Stories (*)
Midnight (Mysteries/Mystery Stories) (*) Daring Detective
Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine Detective Fiction Weekly (Canada) (*)
Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine Annual Detective Mystery Novel Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mobs Detective Novel(s) Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mobsters Detective Romances (Canada) (*)
Mouth Full of Bullets Detective Tales (Canada) (*)
Movie Detective (*) Dimebooks Detective Stories
Movie Mystery Magazine Dime Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
Murdaland Dime Mystery Magazine (Canada) (*)
Murder! Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (Canada) (*)
Murder Mysteries [1929] (*) Exciting Detective (Canada) (*)
Murder Mysteries [1934] F.B.I. Detective Stories (Canada) (*)
Murderous Intent Fiction Quarterly (*)
Murder Stories 15 Mystery Stories (Canada) (*)
Mystery [1932] 15 Story Detective (Canada) (*)
Mystery [1979] 5 Detective Novels (Canada) (**)
Mystery Book Magazine Five Star Detective Stories
Mystery Buff (**) Flynn's Detective Fiction (Canada) (*)
Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem Giant Detective (Canada) (*)
Mystery Digest G-Men Detective (Canada) (*)
Mystery League Mystery Book Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mystery Magazine [1917] (*) Mystery Detective Stories (Canada) (*)
Mystery Monthly Mystery Novels Magazine (Canada) (**)
Mystery Novels and Short Stories Mystery Weekly
Mystery Novels Magazine (Quarterly) New Detective Magazine (Canada) [1935] (*)
Mystery Stories New Detective Magazine (Canada) [1941] (*)
Mystery Tales [1938] Nick Carter Magazine (Canada) (*)
Mystery Tales [1958] Original Detective Stories
Mystery Time (*) The Phantom Detective (Canada) (*)
Mystery Tribune Popular Detective (Canada) (*)
Naked Kiss Private Detective (Canada) (*)
Needle Rex Stout Mystery Magazine (Canada) (*)
Nero Wolfe Mystery Magazine The Shadow (Canada) (*)
New Black Mask (Quarterly) Sleuth Magazine
New Detective Magazine [1935] Strange Detective Mysteries (Canada) (*)
New Detective Magazine [1941] Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine (Canada) (*)
New Mystery Super-Detective (Canada) (*)
New York Stories Sure Fire Detective (Canada) (*)
Nick Carter (Detective) Magazine Ten Detective Aces (Canada) (*)
Nickel Detective 10-Story Detective (Canada) (*)
19 Tales of Intrigue, Mystery & Adventures 10 Story Mystery Magazine (Canada) (*)
Noir: The Illustrated Crime Quarterly The Thriller (Canada) (*)
Off Beat Detective Stories (*) Thrilling Detective (Canada) (*)
Out of the Gutter (*) Thrilling Mystery (Novel Magazine) (Canada) (*)
Over My Dead Body! (*) Triangle Quarterly (*)
The Phantom Detective Triple Detective (Canada) (**)
Photo Detective Two-Book(s) Detective Magazine (Canada) (*)
Pocket Detective Magazine [1936] World-Wide Detective Stories
Pocket Detective Magazine [1950]  
Popular Detective India
Prison Life Stories Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine/Stories (India) (*)
Prison Stories  
Private Detective (Stories) New Zealand
Private Detective Stories [2007] F.P. Detective Stories (*)
Private Eye [1953] The G.P. Detective Stories (*)
Private Investigator Detective Magazine Gripping Detective Stories (New Zealand) (*)
Prize Detective Magazine  
Public Enemy South Africa
Pulp Modern Popular Detective Stories
Pursued Quest Detective News
Pursuit Detective Story Magazine Who? Detective Magazine (*)
Racketeer Stories  
Racketeer and Gangland Stories  
Racket Stories (**)  
Railroad Detective Stories (**)  
Rapid-Fire Detective Stories  
Real Detective Tales (and Mystery Stories) (*)  
Real Mystery Magazine  
Real Western Mystery Novels (**)  
Red Herring Mystery Magazine (*)  
Red Hood Detective Stories  
Red Mask Detective Stories  
Red Seal Detective Stories (**)  
Red Seal Mystery Magazine (**)  
Red Star Detective  
Red Star Mystery  
Rex Stout Mystery Monthly  
Rock and a Hard Place  
Romantic Detective  
The Saint (Detective/Mystery) Magazine  
The Saint Magazine [1984]  
The Saint Mystery Library  
The Saint's Choice  
Saturn Web Detective Story Magazine  
Saturn, The Magazine of Science Fiction  
Saucy Detective (Stories)  
Scarab Mystery Magazine  
Scarlet Gang Smashers (*)  
Scarlet Gang Stories  
Scientific Detective (*)  
Scientific Detective Annual  
Scientific Detective Monthly  
Scotland Yard  
77 Sunset Strip  
The Shadow Detective/Mystery Magazine/Monthly  
The Shadow Annual  
Shell Scott Mystery Magazine  
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine  
Shock  
Shock Mystery Tales Magazine (*)  
Shock--The Magazine of Terrifying Tales  
Sizzling Detective Mysteries  
Skullduggery  
Sleuthhound (*)  
Sleuth Mystery Magazine  
Smashing Detective Stories  
Snappy Detective Mysteries  
Snappy Detective Stories  
Snappy Mystery Stories (*)  
Speakeasy Stories  
Special Detective  
Speed Detective  
Speed Mystery  
Spicy Detective Stories  
Spicy Mystery Stories  
Spiderweb  
Spinetingler Magazine  
Star Detective Magazine  
Startling Detective Adventures  
Startling Mystery Magazine  
Startling Mystery Stories  
Stirring Detective and Western Stories  
The Strand Magazine [1998]  
Strange Detective Mysteries  
Strange Detective Stories  
Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine  
Street & Smith's Mystery Magazine  
Super-Detective (Stories)  
Sure-Fire Detective Magazine  
Sure Fire Detective Stories  
Suspect Detective Stories  
Suspense [1946]  
Suspense Magazine [1951]  
Suspense Magazine [2000s] (*)  
Swift Story Magazine  
Switchblade  
'Tec - The Five-in-One Detective Magazine  
Ten Detective Aces  
10-Story Detective  
Ten Story Gang  
10 Story Mystery Magazine  
Terror Detective Story Magazine  
Three Detective Novels (US) (**)  
Thriller Magazine [2018]  
Thrilling Detective  
Thrilling Detective (online)  
Thrilling Mysteries  
Thrilling Mystery (Novel Magazine)  
Thuglit  
Tightrope!  
Top Detective Annual (*)  
Top-Notch Detective  
Tough Stories Magazine  
Trapped Detective Story Magazine  
Triple Detective  
True Gang Life (*)  
True Gangster Stories [1939]  
True Gangster Stories [1941]  
Two-Book(s) Detective Magazine  
2 Book Mystery Magazine  
Two Complete Detective Books  
2 Detective Mystery Novels Magazine  
Two-Fisted Detective Stories [1959]  
Two-Fisted Detective Stories [1984]  
Undercover Detective  
The Underworld (Detective/Magazine)  
Underworld Love Stories  
Underworld Romances  
Underworlds  
Variety Detective Magazine  
Verdict (Crime Detection Magazine)  
Vice-Squad Detective  
Web Detective Stories  
Web Terror Stories  
Whispering Willow (Mysteries) (*)  
Whodunit?  
Wild & Wooly Mammoth Detective  
The World of Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine