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web mystery magazine

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."
Sir Walter Scott

Summer 2004
Volume II,
issue 1


 

photo of Tom Johnson By publishing their magazines (including Behind the Mask & Action Adventure Stories, Detective Mystery Stories, and Echoes), Tom and Ginger Johnson over the last 20 years have shone new light on countless "lost" stories from the pulp heyday.

The Johnsons' website offers a wealth of information on pulp history. Direct correspondence to Virginia E. Johnson or to editor@lifeloom.com.

photo of Ginger Johnson


Detective Book Magazine

Winter 1948
magazine cover

 

          Detective Book Magazine was a Fiction House, Inc. publication, which ran for 65 issues from April 1930 through Winter ‘52/53. The issue on display is from the Winter 1948 number, Volume 5, issue number 10.

           Fiction House got its start in the 1920s, mostly with aviation (Air Stories & Black Aces) and western (North-West Stories & North-West Romances) pulps, along with a number of sports titles.

           By the 1930s, Fiction House had entered the detective genre.

           Their magazines were very popular, although, like most pulp houses of the period, they struggled through the war years, hanging on until the death of the pulps in the 1950s. Two of their more popular titles were Jungle Stories, which ran for 59 issues, and featured Ki-Gor, a Tarzan-type jungle hero. And, of course, the science fiction great, Planet Stories, which ran for 71 issues.

          Detective Book Magazine started out as a monthly publication. After a couple of years, it became a quarterly publication for the rest of its history.

          Good authors, great stories, and wonderful covers!

Copyright 2004 by Virginia E. Johnson


The Web Mystery Magazine is an on-line quarterly journal dedicated to investigating the mysterious genre in print, in film, and in real-life. The Web welcomes well-researched, well-written articles and reviews. Writers are invited to send letters and inquiries to editor@lifeloom.com.
 

Published
Quarterly by
Lifeloom.com
web mystery magazine

"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive."
Sir Walter Scott

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