I recently ran across some Mercury Mysteries by Woolrich, Richard
Powell and others, but I can't seem to find out much about this
particular line of digests. They look like Reader's Digest condensed
versions of mystery novels. Is that impression correct? They seem to
be fairly rare. Does anyone collect these?
Here's some background with covers.
Mercury Mystery-Book Magazine
Total Issues: 23
Numbering began from #210. It was a continuation of the Mercury Mystery
novels, published in digest form since Mar-1940.
Issues & Index Sources
Sep-1955 – Apr-1959: Monthly Murders Crime Fiction Index (in progress)
#merges with Bestseller Mystery Magazine
Joseph W. Ferman
Sep-1955 – May-1956: monthly
Jun-1956 – Apr-1959: bi-monthly
UltGuide, CookMDE Issue Checklist
Mercury Mystery Book Magazine (Australia)
Total Issues: 6 (at least)
Australian reprint edition of Mercury Mystery Book Magazine.
Issues & Index Sources: Mar-1956 – ?:
Crime Fiction Index (in progress)
(Missing: #2, any after #6) Publishers: Atlas Publishers, Melbourne
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