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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 (*) Crack Detective Stories (UK) (*)
All Star Detective Stories Crack Detective (Stories) (UK)
All-Story Detective The Creasey Mystery Magazine
Amazing Detective Stories (*) Crime Confessions (UK)
Amazing Detective Tales (*) Crime Detective (UK) (*)
The Angel Detective Crime Investigator
The Armchair Detective Crime Shorts
Austin Layman's Crimestalker Casebook Crime Stories
Avon Detective Mysteries Crime Time
Baffling Detective Mysteries Crimewave
Banner Mysteries Detective Aces
Best Detective (*) The Detective Magazine
Best Detective Magazine Detective Monthly (UK)
Bestseller Mystery Magazine Detective Novels (UK)
Betty Fedora Detective Shorts (*)
Big-Book Detective Magazine Detective Story Magazine (UK)
The Big Click Detective Tales (UK) [1940]
Big Double Feature Magazine Detective Tales (UK) [1949]
Bizarre Mystery Magazine Detective Tales (UK) [1950]
Black Aces Detective Tales (UK) [1952]
Black Bat Detective Mysteries (*) Detective Weekly
Black Book Detective (Magazine) Detective Yarns (UK)
Black Cat Mystery Magazine [2017] Dime Detective Magazine (UK) [1948]
Black Hood Detective Dime Detective Magazine (UK) [1950]
Black Mask (Detective) Dime Mystery Magazine (UK)
Blue Steel Magazine Dynamic Detective Cases
Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine
Bull's Eye Detective Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (UK)
Cabaret Stories (*) Exciting Detective Stories (UK)
Candid Detective Famous Detective Stories (UK) (*)
Captain Satan F.B.I. Detective Stories (UK) (*)
Charlie Chan Mystery Magazine Fireside Detective Casebook
Chase Four in One Gang and Thrills Shorts
Chief Detective Gang Shorts (*)
Clues (Detective Stories) G-Men Detective (UK) (*)
Complete Detective Gripping Detective Stories (*)
Complete Detective Novel Magazine Hollywood Detective (UK) (*)
Complete Gang Novel (Magazine) Homicide Reporter (UK)
Complete Mystery Novelettes Hooded Detective (UK) (1942) (*)
Complete Underworld Novelettes Hooded Detective (UK) (1948)
Conflict-Stories of Suspense Hush
Courtroom Stories Hutchinson's Adventure & Mystery Story Magazine
Cosmic Crime Stories Hutchinson's Mystery-Story Magazine
The Cozy Detective Mystery Magazine International Detective Cases (UK) (*)
Crack Detective (and Mystery) Stories John Creasey Mystery Magazine
Craig Rice Crime Digest Keyhole Detective Casebook
The Craig Rice Mystery Digest The London Mystery Magazine/Selection
Crime and Justice Detective Story Magazine MacKill's Mystery Magazine
Crime Busters Manhunt (UK)
Crime Digest Mask Detective
Crime Fiction Stories The Master Thriller Series
Crime Mysteries Mercury Mystery Magazine (UK) (*)
Crimespree Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine (UK)
Crimestalker Casebook Murder Shorts (*)
Crime Stories Monthly (**) Mysterious Suspense Stories
Crime Syndicate Mystery and Detection
Dan Dunn Detective Magazine Mystery Crime Cases
Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective Mystery Detective
Dell Mystery Novels Magazine Mystery Magazine (UK)
Detective [1933] (*) Mystery Stories (UK) [193?] (*)
Detective Action Stories Mystery Stories (UK) [195?]
Detective Adventures (**) Mystery Thrillers
Detective and Murder Mysteries [1936] (*) New All-Action Stories (*)
Detective and Murder Mysteries [1939] New Detective Magazine (UK) [1940s] (*)
Detective Book Magazine New Detective Magazine (UK) [1950s] (*)
Detective Classics New Detective Tales
Detective Dime Novels The New Strand
Detective-Dragnet Magazine On the Spot Detective Tales
Detective Fiction (Weekly) Pep Tec (Tales) (*)
Detective Files Phantom Detective (UK) (*)
The Detective Library Phantom Detective Cases
Detective Mysteries Phantom Mystery Magazine (UK)
Detective Mystery Novel Magazine Pocket Reader Series (*)
Detective Mystery Stories Police Detective
Detective Novel Classics Popular Detective (UK) (*)
Detective Novel(s) Magazine Private Detective (UK) (*)
Detective Parade Private Eye Detective Tales
Detective Romances Quick Action Detective Stories
Detective Short Stories Racket-Buster Detective
Detective Story Annual (*) Real F.B.I. Detective Case Stories
Detective Story Magazine [1915] Red Dime Detective
Detective Story Magazine [1952] Red Star Detective (Ireland)
Detective Story Magazine [1988] The Saint (Detective/Mystery) Magazine (UK) (*)
Detective Tales [1922] (*) Scarlet Gang Smashers (UK)
Detective Tales [1935] Screen Crime Stories
Detective Thrillers (**) Shadow Mystery Magazine (UK)
Detective Trails The Sherlock Holmes Gazette/Sherlock
Detective Yarns (*) A Shot in the Dark/Shots
Dime Detective Magazine Slick Detective Yarns (UK)
Dime Mystery (Book) Magazine Smashing Detective Stories (UK) (*)
Doctor Death Startling Mystery (UK)
Don Pendleton's The Executioner Mystery Magazine Stirring Detective Stories
Double-Action Detective Strange Detective Mysteries (UK) (**)
Double-Action Detective (and Mystery) Stories (*) Strange Detective Stories [2011]
Double-Action Gang Magazine Street & Smith's Detective Monthly (UK)
Double Detective Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine (UK) (*)
Down & Out: The Magazine Street & Smith's Mystery Detective
The Dragnet Magazine Street & Smith's Shadow Mystery Magazine
Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine (US) Super-Detective (UK) (*)
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct Mystery Magazine Suspense [1958]
Ed McBain's Mystery Book Suspense Stories
Ellery Queen's Anthology Swan American Magazine
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine 10-Story Detective (UK) (**)
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine "Overseas Edition for the Armed Forces" 10 Story Mystery Magazine [1946] (UK)
Exciting Detective 10 Story Mystery Magazine [1948] (UK)
Exciting Mystery Three Detective Novels (UK)
The Executioner Mystery Magazine The Thriller [1929]
Famous Detective (Stories) Thrilling Crime Stories
Fast Action Detective and Mystery Stories Thrilling Detective (UK) (*)
F.B.I. Detective Stories Thrill Shorts
Federal Agent Triple Action Detective Tales
The Feds Triple Detective (Novels) (UK) (*)
Fifteen Detective Stories True Gangster Stories (UK) [1939]
15 Mystery Stories True Gangster Stories (UK) [1942]
15 Story Detective (*) The Underworld [1930] (UK) (**)
Fingerprints Detective Underworld [1951] (UK)
Five-Cent Detective Vengeance Shorts
5-Detective Mysteries Verdict (UK)
5 Detective Novels (*) War Thriller
Flynn's Weekly/Detective Fiction Wit
Four Star Mystery Yankee Magazine Fiction
Futures (Mysterious Anthology Magazine) (*) Yankee Shorts (*)
Gangland Detective Stories (*)  
Gangland Stories Australia
The Gang Magazine Action Detective Magazine (*)
Gangster Stories Alfred Hitchcock's Suspense Magazine (Australia) (*)
Gang World American Crime Magazine (*)
Gem Detective American Detective Magazine (*)
The Ghost, (Super-)Detective American Detective Novels (*)
Giant Detective American Sleuth (*)
Giant Detective Annual Carter Brown Long Story Magazine
Giant Manhunt (*) Colin Calhoun Detective (*)
Girl Rackets Crime Factory
Girl's Detective Mysteries Crime Story Magazine (*)
G-Men (Detective) Detective Fiction (*)
Gold Seal Detective Detective Monthly (Australia) (*)
Great Detective (*) Detective Stories (*)
Greater Gangster Stories Detective Story Magazine (Australia)
Great Mystery and Suspense Magazine Double Action Detective (Australia)
Great Mystery Novels Downtown Detective (*)
The Green Ghost Detective East-Side Detective (*)
Grift Magazine Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (Australia)
Guilty Detective Story Magazine English Suspense
Gun Molls Magazine (*) GP Detective Stories (*)
Hank Janson Detective Magazine (*) Invincible Detective Magazine (*)
Hardboiled [1985] John Creasey Mystery Magazine (Australia) (*)
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! Exciting Detective (Canada) (*)
Murder Mysteries [1929] (*) F.B.I. Detective Stories (Canada) (*)
Murder Mysteries [1934] Fiction Quarterly (*)
Murderous Intent 15 Mystery Stories (Canada) (*)
Murder Stories 15 Story Detective (Canada) (*)
Mystery [1932] 5 Detective Novels (Canada) (**)
Mystery [1979] (*) Five Star Detective Stories
Mystery Book Magazine Flynn's Detective Fiction (Canada) (*)
Mystery Buff (**) 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 New Zealand
Prison Life Stories F.P. Detective Stories (*)
Prison Stories The G.P. Detective Stories (*)
Private Detective (Stories) Gripping Detective Stories (New Zealand) (*)
Private Detective Stories [2007]  
Private Eye [1953] South Africa
Private Investigator Detective Magazine Popular Detective Stories
Prize Detective Magazine Quest Detective News
Public Enemy Who? Detective Magazine (*)
Pulp Modern  
Pursued  
Pursuit Detective Story 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  
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) (**)  
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