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Mystery Book Magazine/Giant Detective

Mystery Book Magazine started life as a high quality digest magazine that achieved very positive reviews, but disappointing sales. It started as a monthly in 1945, dropped back to a bi-monthly in schedule in 1947 and then in August 1947 dropped to a quarterly schedule and changed to a pulp format. After three years, with its fortunes failing, it changed its name dramatically to Giant Detective but folded after a mere two issues under that name.

The Fall 1948 issue has been seen with two different colours of lettering on the cover. At the moment, no explanation is known for this variation.

A Canadian reprint edition existed in the late 1940s.

1945            
v1 #1
Jul

v1 #2
Aug

v1 #3
Sep

v1 #4
Oct

v2 #1
Nov

v2 #2
Dec
1946
v2 #3
Jan

v2 #4
Feb

v3 #1
Mar

v3 #2
Apr

v3 #3
May
 
v3 #4
Jul

v4 #1
Aug

v4 #2
Sep

v4 #3
Oct

v4 #4
Nov
 
1947
v5 #1
Jan
 
v5 #2
Mar
 
v5 #3
May
 
v6 #1
Fall

v6 #2
Winter
1948
v6 #3
Spring

v7 #1
Summer

v7 #2
Fall

v7 #3
Winter
1949
v8 #1
Spring

v8 #2
Spring

v8 #3
Summer

v9 #1
Fall
1950
v9 #2
Winter

v9 #3
Spring

v10 #1
Summer

v10 #2
Fall
1951
v10 #3
Winter
     

Canadian reprint edition

Further issues may exist.

1949
Feb
     
1950    
v10 #1
Summer

v10 #2
Fall
1951
v10 #3
Winter