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Saucy Detective (Stories)

Short-lived companion magazine to Saucy Stories and Saucy Movie Tales. Some of the April covers have been seen overprinted with "May" as below.

1937     Mar
Apr

May

Jun
 
Aug
       
       
(variant)
             

Scarab Mystery Magazine

Short-lived digest featuring "three complete new novels" per issue.

1950                    
v1 #1
Nov
 
1951
v1 #2
Jan
                     

Scarlet Gang Stories

Short-lived companion to Scarlet Adventuress, Scarlet Confessions and True Gang Life, focussing on the sleazier side of crime. The first two issues were entitled Scarlet Gang Stories and the last three Scarlet Gang Smashers.

1936
v1 #1
Jan
  v1 #2
Mar
 
v1 #3
May
v1 #4
Jun
v1 #5
Jul
         

Scarlet Gang Smashers (UK)

British reprint edition of Scarlet Gang Smashers.

194x
X

Scientific Detective Monthly

A detective magazine with emphasis on the use of science to solve crimes. About half the stories contain sufficiently exaggerated science to be classed as SF. Title was changed to Amazing Detective Tales after the sixth issue. The December 1930 Author & Journalist announced that the title had been purchased by Fiction Publishers, run by Wallace Bamber and the magazine was relaunched as Amazing Detective Stories in February 1931, though only five more issues are known, folding in August 1931.

1929                    
vA #1
Nov
 
1930
v1 #1
Jan

v1 #2
Feb

v1 #3
Mar

v1 #4
Apr

v1 #5
May

v1 #6
Jun

v1 #7
Jul

v1 #8
Aug

v1 #9
Sep

v1 #10
Oct
   
1931  
v2 #1
Feb

v2 #2
Mar

v2 #3
Apr

v2 #4
May
   
v3 #1
Aug
       

Screen Crime Stories

One-off companion magazine to Screen Cowboy Stories and Screen Romances.

1948                     Nov  

77 Sunset Strip

Published shortly after the demise of a very similar magazine, Tightrope, from the same publisher, 77 Sunset Strip also hoped to gain from the publicity of a popular television series of the same name. The pulp size and format was an anachronism and, despite the better-than-average run of contemporary crime-adventure stories, the magazine folded after a single issue.

1960            
v1 #1
Jul
         

Shell Scott Mystery Magazine

Published as a companion title to the Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine, the Shell Scott Mystery Magazine also featured a novella about its eponymous detective, in this case created by Richard S. Prather. In the face of fierce competition it only lasted for nine issues.

1966  
v1 #1
Feb

v1 #2
Mar

v1 #3
Apr

v1 #4
May

v1 #5
Jun

v1 #6
Jul

v2 #1
Aug

v2 #2
Sep
 
v2 #3
Nov
 

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine

Irregular crime magazine featuring a blend of fiction and non-fiction about Sherlock Holmes (including Conan Doyle reprints) and unrelated stories.

2008      
v1 #1, Winter
2009
v1 #2, Spring
 
v1 #3
 
2010      
v1 #4, Winter
2011
v1 #5, Spring

#6, Summer
   
2012
#7, Spring
 
#8, Fall
 
2013      
#9, Jul/Aug

#10, Sep/Oct
 
2014
#11, Jan/Feb

#12, Mar/Apr

#13, May/Jun

#14
Jul/Aug
     
#15
Dec
2015      
#16
Apr
 
#17
 
#18
       
2016
#19
   
#20
         
#21
   
2016    
#22
Mar
                 

Shock

Short-lived pulp magazine concentrating on off-trail weird-mystery stories.

1948    
v1 #1
Mar
 
v1 #2
May
 
v1 #3
Jul
         

Shock--The Magazine of Terrifying Tales/Shock Mystery Tales

The magazine started as a companion to Keyhole Mystery under the title Shock^--The Magazine of Terrifying Tales, but only lasted for three issues, during which it reprinted classic stories from authors like Theodore Sturgeon, Henry Kuttner and Jack London.

After a brief hiatus it was resurrected by a different publisher as a weird-menace companion to Web Terror Stories under the title Shock Mystery Tales.

1960        
v1 #1
May
 
v1 #2
Jul
 
v1 #3
Sep
     
1961                      
v2 #1
Dec
1962    
v2 #2
Mar
 
v2 #3
May
 
v2 #4
Jul
   
v2 #5
Oct
  v2 #6
Dec
1963  
v3 #1
Feb
                   

Sleuth Magazine

Canadian small press digital magazine.

2015              
v1 #1
Aug
       

Sleuthhound

Elusive small press crime magazine that was a companion and/or successor to Whispering Willow Mysteries that ran for at least four issues, each labelled with names like "Hawk Edition" as well as being dated.

1997      
v1 #1
Hawk Edition
1998 v2 #1, Spring
Coffin Edition

v2 #2
La Luz Edition
Winter 1998/1999
Gun Fighter Edition
 

Sleuth Mystery Magazine

Published "in cooperation with the Mystery Writers of America, Inc.", Sleuth Mystery Magazine provided light-hearted, crime-adventure vignettes by well-known writers, in much the same style as Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. It folded after only two issues, possibly because of distribution problems.

1958                  
v1 #1
Oct
 
v1 #2
Dec

Snappy Detective Mysteries

Short-lived risque companion to Snappy/Sizzling Romances and similar titles. Titled Sizzling Detective Mysteries from July 1935 on.

1935        
v1 #1
May

v1 #2
Jun

v1 #3
Jul

v1 #4
Aug

v1 #5
Sep
     

Snappy Detective Stories

Following the initial success of Spicy Detective Stories the publishers attempted to reserve the "Spicy" adjective for themselves by producing ashcan issues for two proposed companion titles, Spicy Mystery Stories and Spicy Adventure Stories.

Simultaneously, the same publishers (Harry Donenfeld & Frank Armer) produced three more ashcan issues, for a parallel line of "Snappy" titles. Each of these issues was 12 pages long and was dated July 1934. The three Snappies never did achieve real publication but, possibly in response to the launch of by a rival publisher, a second set of ashcan issues was prepared and copyrighted. They were a bit more substantial than the first issues (36 pages) and were all dated May 1935.

1934            
v1 #1
Jul
         
1935        
v1 #2
May
             

Snappy Mystery Stories

Following the initial success of Spicy Detective Stories the publishers attempted to reserve the "Spicy" adjective for themselves by producing ashcan issues for two proposed companion titles, Spicy Mystery Stories and Spicy Adventure Stories.

Simultaneously, the same publishers (Harry Donenfeld & Frank Armer) produced three more ashcan issues, for a parallel line of "Snappy" titles. Each of these issues was 12 pages long and was dated July 1934. The three Snappies never did achieve real publication but, possibly in response to the launch of by a rival publisher, a second set of ashcan issues was prepared and copyrighted. They were a bit more substantial than the first issues (36 pages) and were all dated May 1935.

1934            
v1 #1
Jul
         
1935         X?              

Speakeasy Stories

One of several gangster pulps published by Harold B. Hersey. However, by the time it was published, in 1931, public interest in gangsters was fading and it only lasted for four issues.

1931    
v1 #1
Apr/May

v1 #2
Jun/Jul

v1 #3
Aug/Sep

v1 #4
Oct/Nov
 

Special Detective

Launched by the then editor of Detective Fiction Weekly, Special Detective featured a blend of fiction (mainly by authors familiar from Detective Fiction Weekly) and factual articles. After the third issue the former were phased out and the magazine continued as a true crime magazine.

1937                
v1 #1
Sep

v1 #2
Oct

v1 #3
Nov
 

Startling Detective Adventures

Started as a love fiction pulp called Love Affairs, changed to a true romance magazine called True Love Affairs in late 1928/early 1929 before becoming a crime fiction magazine in December 1929. Continued after June 1930 as a true crime magazine.

1928     v1 #1
Mar

v1 #2
Apr
v1 #3
May
v1 #4
Jun
v1 #5
Jul

v1 #6
Aug

v2 #7
Sep

v2 #8
Oct
v2 #9
Nov
v2 #10
Dec
1929
v2 #11
Jan

v2 #12
Feb

v3 #13
Mar
v3 #14
Apr
v3 #15
May
v3 #16
Jun

v3 #17
Jul

v3 #18
Aug
      v4 #19
Dec
1930
v4 #20
Jan
v4 #21
Feb

v4 #22
Mar

v4 #23
Apr

v4 #24
May

v4 #25
Jun
           

Startling Mystery Magazine

An attempt to cash in on the popularity of the "shudder pulps", Startling Mystery Magazine used reprint covers and paid authors only half the then-going rate. Perhaps as a result it folded after only two issues, though a third issue was planned.

1940  
v1 #1
Feb
 
v1 #2
Apr
               

Startling Mystery (UK)

British reprint edition of Startling Mystery Magazine. There was probably only one issue which reprinted stories from the first issue of the American edition.

194x
X

Stirring Detective and Western Stories

An unusual hybrid pulp featuring undistinguished detective and western stories. The magazine never really found an audience and folded after 5 issues.

1940                    
v1 #1
Nov

v1 #2
Dec
1941  
v1 #3
Feb
 
v1 #4
Apr
 
v1 #5
Jun
           

Stirring Detective Stories

Despite the title, this is actually a British reprint edition of Detective Tales. Other issues may exist.

19??
X

Strange Detective Stories [2011]

Small press magazine publishing new crime stories with a fantasy element.

2011
#1, June
     
2012
#2
     
2013        
2014
#3

#4
   
2015
#5

#6
   
2016
#7

#8

#9

#10
2017
#11, Apr
     

Sure-Fire Detective Magazine

Short-lived magazine from Aaron Wyn's Magazine Publishers featuring rather standard fare for the period.

1937  
v1 #1
Feb
 
v1 #2
Apr
 
v1 #3
Jun
           

Sure Fire Detective (Canada)

Despite the title this typically did not reprint stories from Sure-Fire Detective Magazine but from other US detective magazines.

Other issues may exist.

1941              
v1 #3
Aug

v1 #4
Sep
v1 #5
Oct

v1 #6
Nov

v1 #7
Dec
1942
v2 #1
Jan

v2 #2
Feb

v2 #3
Mar

v2 #4
Apr
 
v2 #5
Jun
 
v2 #6
Aug
       

Suspect Detective Stories

Suspect Detective Stories was a fairly standard crime digest featuring fast-action, contemporary, crime adventure stories. It never made a mark in the crowded marketplace for such fare and folded after 5 issues. The issue numbering was continued by Infinity SF.

1955                    
v1 #1
Nov
 
1956  
v1 #2
Feb
     
v1 #3
Jun
 
v1 #4
Aug
 
v1 #5
Oct
   

Suspense Stories

Short-run magazine that published a series of original stories by the publisher's in-house writers ranging from gangster yarns to conventional tales of detection - often with a hint of science fiction or the supernatural.

1954             #1
Jul
 
#2
Sep
 
#3
Nov
 

Swift Story Magazine

One-shot mystery/detection magazine with the tagline "It Fits Your Pocket", Replaced the following month by The Pocket Magazine (with the same tagline), which also only lasted for one issue.

1930                    
v1 #1
Nov