Re: RARA-AVIS: Mercury Mystery

From: Nathan Cain (IndieCrime@gmail.com)
Date: 01 Jan 2009

  • Next message: Nathan Cain: "Re: RARA-AVIS: Mercury Mystery"

    Thanks. I couldn't find anything on them when I searched. My Google-fu is weak, I guess.

    On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 10:26 PM, <ejgorman99@aol.com> wrote:
    > 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.
    >
    > http://www.philsp.com/mags/mercury_mystery_book.html
    >
    > http://www.philsp.com/data/data207.html
    >
    > 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
    >
    > Publishers
    > Mercury Publications
    >
    > Editors
    > Joseph W. Ferman
    >
    > Formats
    > digest
    >
    > Prices
    > 35c
    >
    > Pagecounts
    > 128pp
    >
    > Frequency
    > Sep-1955 May-1956: monthly
    > Jun-1956 Apr-1959: bi-monthly
    >
    > Sources
    > 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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