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(John) Creasey Mystery Magazine

The (John) Creasey Mystery Magazine was a high-quality mystery and detective digest that ran for 90 issues between 1956 and 1965, mainly on a monthly basis. It was initially titled The Creasey Mystery Magazine and mainly featured reprint stories selected by Creasey, but was renamed to John Creasey Mystery Magazine when Creasey took over publication in October 1957, and thereafter featured a sprinkling of new stories both by old favourites and new authors.

At least four issues (May to August 1958) were distributed in the US as a Special U.S. Edition. These are identical to the UK issues apart for stickers labelling them as the US edition, with a price of 35 cents and dates ranging from January to March (presumably 1959).

A further five issues have been located which appear to have identical contents and issue numbers to the main sequence, but are dated four months later. Although there is nothing on the issues to indicate their source, this was a common pattern for Australian Reprint Editions of crime digests at that time, so it is assumed this is an Australian edition of the magazine.

1956              
v1 #1
Aug

v1 #2
Sep

v1 #3
Oct
 
v1 #4
Dec
1957
v1 #5
Jan

v1 #6
Feb

v1 #7
Mar

v1 #8
Apr

v1 #9
May

v1 #10
Jun

v1 #11
Jul

v1 #12
Aug

v1 #13
Sep

v1 #14
Oct

v1 #15
Nov

v1 #16
Dec
1958
v1 #17
Jan

v1 #18
Feb

v1 #19
Mar
v1 #20
Apr

v1 #21
May
v1 #22
Jun
v1 #23
Jul
v1 #24
Aug
v2 #1
Sep
v2 #2
Oct

v2 #3
Nov

v2 #4
Dec
1959 v2 #5
Jan

v2 #6
Feb
v2 #7
Mar

v2 #8
Apr

v2 #9
May
v2 #10
Jun

v2 #11
Jul
   
v3 #1
Oct
v3 #2
Nov

v3 #3
Dec
1960 v3 #4
Jan

v3 #5
Feb
v3 #6
Mar

v3 #7
Apr
v3 #8
May
v3 #9
Jun
v3 #10
Jul
v3 #11
Aug
v3 #12
Sep

v4 #1
Oct
v4 #2
Nov
v4 #3
Dec
1961 v4 #4
Jan
v4 #5
Feb
v4 #6
Mar
v4 #7
Apr
v4 #8
May
v4 #9
Jun
v4 #10
Jul
v4 #11
Aug
v4 #12
Sep
v5 #1
Oct
v5 #2
Nov

v5 #3
Dec
1962 v5 #4
Jan
v5 #5
Feb
v5 #6
Mar
v5 #7
Apr
v5 #8
May
v5 #9
Jun
v5 #10
Jul
v5 #11
Aug
v5 #12
Sep
v6 #1
Oct
v6 #2
Nov

v6 #3
Dec
1963 v7 #1
Spring
    v7 #2
Jun
    v7 #3
Sep
    v7 #4
Dec
1964     v8 #1
Mar
v8 #2
Apr
v8 #3
May
v8 #4
Jun
v8 #5
Jul
v8 #6
Aug
v8 #7
Sep
v8 #8
Oct
v8 #9
Nov

v8 #10
Dec
1965
v8 #11
Jan
    v8 #12
Apr
               

Special US edition

Other issues may exist.

1959
v1 #21
Jan

v1 #22
Feb

v1 #23
Mar

v1 #24
Mar
               

Australian? reprint edition

Other issues may exist.

1958  
v1 #14
Feb

v1 #15
Mar

v1 #16
Apr

v1 #17
May

v1 #18
Jun