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Mystery Scene

Non-fiction magazine about the crime and detective fiction genre.

Issues & Index Sources:  1985 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Mystery Scene Magazine, 331 W. 57th Street, Suite 148, New York, NY 10019-3101
Editors:   Kate Stine
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Mystery Stories [1917]

Total Issues: 18

Issues & Index Sources:  1917 – 1920: Dime Novel Bibliography (Missing: #1, #4, #7)
Publishers:   J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 57 Rose Street, New York
Formats:   7 1/8 x 3 3/4"
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   300 to 400
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Mystery Stories [193?]

Total Issues: 25

A companion title to Mystery and Detection, Mystery Stories was a mixture of new stories and reprints, but drew mostly from lesser-known British sources or American pulps.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1936 – Feb-1942?: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: #12, #16, #17, #22)
Publishers:   World's Work
Editors:   H. Norman Evans
Formats:   pulp
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   128pp (reduced to 80pp after 1939)
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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Mystery Stories (UK) [195?]

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Mystery Stories [1927]

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Mystery Street

Listed on, this was a stillborn magazine. "A fantastic idea by Pulphouse Publishing of Eugene, Oregon, MYSTERY STREET was going to be `The New Wave of Crime Fiction'. We started with a 10,000 word story by Kate Wilhelm, stories from John Lutz, George Alec Effinger, Lee Floren and others. We put together the first issue (a great cover by Peggy Ranson) but Pulphouse went under before we got the magazine into print." O'Neil de Noux was the magazine's editor.

Mystery Tales [1938]

Total Issues: 9

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.

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1938 – May-1940: Crime Fiction Index
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Publishers:   Western Fiction Publishing Co., Chicago.
Editors:   Robert O. Erisman
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   15c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   quarterly
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Mystery Tales [1958]

Total Issues: 6

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.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1958 – Oct-1959: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Atlas Magazines, NY
Editors:   Evan Lee Heyman
Formats:   digest
Prices:   35c
Pagecounts:   128pp
Frequency:   bimonthly
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps, Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Mystery Thrillers

Total Issues: 2

The lead stories are reprinted from the "Master Thrillers" series of booklets from the 1930s but the other stories appear to be new (at least in the second issue). Two further issues were announced but probably never appeared.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1942 – Sep-1942: Crime Fiction Index
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Prices:   4d
Pagecounts:   48pp
Sources:   Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines
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Mystery Time

Small press mystery magazine. It is currently not known how many issues were published before 1993.

Issues & Index Sources:  1983? – Autumn/Winter 2002: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any issues before 1993; Autumn/Winter 1997)
Publishers:   Hutton Publications, P.O. Box 2907, Decatur, IL 62524
Editors:   Linda Hutton
Formats:   digest
Prices:   $5.00
Pagecounts:   52pp
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Mystery Tribune

Total Issues: 9 (as at Jun-2019)

Quarterly journal devoted not only to crime and mystery fiction but also other artistic mediums with relevant attributes.

Issues & Index Sources:  Spring 2017 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Spring 2019)
Publishers:   Mystery Tribune, P.O. Box 7638, New York, NY 10116
Editors:   Ehsan Ehsani
Frequency:   quarterly
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Mystery Weekly

Total Issues: 47 (to Jul-2019)

"The name Mystery Weekly refers to the stories published in our weekly newsletter. These sample stories are intended to build awareness of our paid monthly issues, which include our weekly stories plus bonus stories and content. Our monthly magazine is delivered to subscribers in PDF, Mobi and ePub formats, and is distributed worldwide through Magzter and Amazon in digital and print formats."

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2015 – present: Crime Fiction Index (Missing: any after Jul-2019)
Publishers:   AM Marketing Strategies, Suite 213, 3-35 Stone Church Road, Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1S5
Editors:   Kerry Carter
Frequency:   monthly
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Mystery Western

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   International Publications Ltd., 166 Buchanan St., Glasgow
Prices:   1/-
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Total Issues: 16

Primarily an occult non-fiction magazine which, in its early issues, was about half fiction and half articles. After the fourth issue the fiction was greatly reduced and appeared only sporadically after the seventh issue. Later issues contain articles by Richard S. Shaver that may be of interest to some collectors.

The magazine settled firmly into a non-fiction format about the time that Palmer sold his interest in its chief competitor, Fate, and the title was changed to Search with the October 1956 issue. It was still running at the time of Palmer's death in 1977.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1953 – Jul-1956: Science Fiction Index
  Oct-1956 – ?, as Search: Science Fiction Index (fiction from first issue only)


  Palmer Publications, Inc., Evanston


  Raymond A. Palmer









Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Mystic Fiction Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 1993? – 1995?
Publishers:   Mystic, Bellevue, Washington
Editors:   Su Llewellyn
Frequency:   quarterly

Mystic Magazine

Total Issues: 5

Mystic Magazine dealt with the occult: numerology, tea reading, astrology, crystal gazing, palmistry, fortune telling, etc. The magazine felt as though it was aimed at a female market. There were occasional fiction pieces but the majority of the contents were non-fiction. The magazine lasted four issues and then became True Mystic Crimes for one last issue, in which the contents were similar except for the change in tone away from a female orientation to a more traditional pulp male viewpoint.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1930 – Mar-1931: Science Fiction Index
  Apr-1931, as True Mystic Crimes: Science Fiction Index


  Fawcett Publications


  August Derleth


  large pulp







Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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The Mystic Muse

Total Issues: 4?

Subtitled "Tales for the New Age." A semiprofessional magazine with an emphasis on currently popular occult and mysticism themes. There may be one or more additional issues.

Issues & Index Sources:  1987 – Winter 1988/1989: Science Fiction Index
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Mystic Signals

Print/downloadable magazine combining issues of The Lorelei Signal and Sorcerous Signals with additional stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-2009 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   WolfSinger Publications, Security, Colorado
Editors:   Carol Hightshoe


Issues & Index Sources:  1962 – 1966
Publishers:   Sari Publishing Co., Inc., 5700 Cahuenga Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA
Editors:   Warren Gottsman
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