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Murder Makes a Difference
Mercury Mystery Book-Magazine, July 1956, pp. 113-127
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  1. [+]
    Issues of the 1930s = 1 Year, 1 Issue, 20 Articles
    1. [+]
      Issues of 1935 = 1 Issue, 20 Articles
      1. [+]
        No. 52, 1935 Issue = 20 Articles
        1. Chapter One, pp. 3-8
        2. Chapter Two, pp. 9-14
        3. Chapter Three, pp. 15-21
        4. Chapter Four, pp. 22-28
        5. Chapter Five, pp. 29-33
        6. Chapter Six, pp. 34-39
        7. Chapter Seven, pp. 40-43
        8. Chapter Eight, pp. 44-47
        9. Chapter Nine, pp. 48-52
        10. Chapter Ten, pp. 53-58
        11. Chapter Eleven, pp. 59-63
        12. Chapter Twelve, pp. 64-68
        13. Chapter Thirteen, pp. 69-73
        14. Chapter Fourteen, pp. 74-79
        15. Chapter Fifteen, pp. 80-85
        16. Chapter Sixteen, pp. 86-92
        17. Chapter Seventeen, pp. 93-100
        18. Chapter Eighteen, pp. 101-106
        19. Chapter Nineteen, pp. 107-114
        20. Chapter Twenty, pp. 115-130
  2. [+]
    Issues of the 1940s = 5 Years, 7 Issues, 110 Articles
    1. [+]
      Issues of 1941 = 3 Issues, 42 Articles
      1. [+]
        No. 86, 1941 Issue = 1 Article
        1. The Trial of Vincent Doon by Will Oursler, pp. 4-130
      2. [+]
        No. 139, 1941 Issue = 19 Articles
        1. Chapter One, pp. 3-9
        2. Chapter Two, pp. 10-18
        3. Chapter Three, pp. 19-28
        4. Chapter Four, pp. 29-34
        5. Chapter Five, pp. 35-42
        6. Chapter Six, pp. 43-46
        7. Chapter Seven, pp. 47-54
        8. Chapter Eight, pp. 55-62
        9. Chapter Nine, pp. 63-66
        10. Chapter Ten, pp. 67-76
        11. Chapter Eleven, pp. 77-83
        12. Chapter Twelve, pp. 84-92
        13. Chapter Thirteen, pp. 93-99
        14. Chapter Fourteen, pp. 100-109
        15. Chapter Fifteen, pp. 110-114
        16. Chapter Sixteen, pp. 115-117
        17. Chapter Seventeen, pp. 118-121
        18. Chapter Eighteen, pp. 122-124
        19. Chapter Nineteen, pp. 125-130
      3. [+]
        No. 178, 1941 Issue = 22 Articles
        1. The Sacred Oaf, pp. 3-5
        2. A Pair of Dynamite, pp. 6-8
        3. The Shadow of the Lady, pp. 9-16
        4. The Cop and the Canary, pp. 17-23
        5. Blackmail for Beginners, pp. 24-29
        6. In the Wake of a Tycoon, pp. 30-37
        7. Wayward in Wonderland, pp. 38-44
        8. The Dog-House, pp. 45-50
        9. For Fun and Folly, pp. 51-56
        10. A Little Ghoulish Glee, pp. 57-62
        11. Portrait in Double-Talk, pp. 63-68
        12. The Wings of a Pollywog, pp. 69-75
        13. Cherchez the Man, pp. 76-79
        14. Strike Two and a Half, pp. 80-85
        15. Rope-a-Dope-Dope, pp. 86-92
        16. Pal With a Punch, pp. 93-99
        17. A Shot in the Pants, pp. 100-103
        18. The Little Red Herring, pp. 104-109
        19. Papa Kill Mamma Please, pp. 110-114
        20. Fifty Million Dollars Can't Be Wrong, pp. 115-119
        21. The Man Who Wouldn't Stay Dead, pp. 120-124
        22. Of Death and Taxes, pp. 125-130
    2. [+]
      Issues of 1942 = 1 Issue, 17 Articles
      1. [+]
        No. 83, 1942 Issue = 17 Articles
        1. Everard John Inglis Presents, pp. 3-12
        2. The First Session, pp. 13-15
        3. Discourse of a Bucolic Pooh-Bah, pp. 16-22
        4. The Adventure of the Ardent Mycologist, pp. 23-39
        5. The Second Session, p. 40
        6. The Account of a Public-Spirited Citizen, pp. 41-47
        7. The Late Alastair Tinsley, pp. 48-52
        8. The Sentiments of a Lately Bereaved Widow, pp. 53-60
        9. The Third Session, pp. 61-62
        10. Statement of a Mathematically-Minded Man, pp. 63-64
        11. Ex Ephemeride Everardi Explorations, pp. 65-77
        12. Remarks of a Local Boy Who Made Good, pp. 78-90
        13. The Fourth Session, pp. 91-93
        14. A Pony's Tale, pp. 94-103
        15. The Thousand and First Invention, pp. 104-110
        16. Mr. Slocum Comments, pp. 111-122
        17. Six Judicious Men, pp. 123-130
    3. [+]
      Issues of 1944 = 1 Issue, 23 Articles
      1. [+]
        No. 106, 1944 Issue = 23 Articles
        1. Foreword, p. 2
        2. Chapter One, pp. 3-9
        3. Chapter Two, pp. 10-18
        4. Chapter Three, pp. 19-22
        5. Chapter Four, pp. 23-28
        6. Chapter Five, pp. 29-34
        7. Chapter Six, pp. 35-39
        8. Chapter Seven, pp. 40-46
        9. Chapter Eight, pp. 47-50
        10. Chapter Nine, pp. 51-56
        11. Chapter Ten, pp. 57-60
        12. Chapter Eleven, pp. 61-64
        13. Chapter Twelve, pp. 65-69
        14. Chapter Thirteen, pp. 70-82
        15. Chapter Fourteen, pp. 83-86
        16. Chapter Fifteen, pp. 87-90
        17. Chapter Sixteen, pp. 91-96
        18. Chapter Seventeen, pp. 97-99
        19. Chapter Eighteen, pp. 100-105
        20. Chapter Nineteen, pp. 106-110
        21. Chapter Twenty, pp. 111-115
        22. Chapter Twenty-One, pp. 116-119
        23. Chapter Twenty-Two, pp. 120-130
    4. [+]
      Issues of 1945 = 1 Issue, 8 Articles
      1. [+]
        No. 157, 1945 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Chapter One, pp. 3-16
        2. Chapter Two, pp. 17-37
        3. Chapter Three, pp. 38-52
        4. Chapter Four, pp. 53-68
        5. Chapter Five, pp. 69-84
        6. Chapter Six, pp. 85-96
        7. Chapter Seven, pp. 97-111
        8. Chapter Eight, pp. 112-130
    5. [+]
      Issues of 1946 = 1 Issue, 20 Articles
      1. [+]
        No. 127, 1946 Issue = 20 Articles
        1. Chapter One, pp. 3-7
        2. Chapter Two, pp. 8-11
        3. Chapter Three, pp. 12-18
        4. Chapter Four, pp. 19-23
        5. Chapter Five, pp. 24-30
        6. Chapter Six, pp. 31-36
        7. Chapter Seven, pp. 37-42
        8. Chapter Eight, pp. 43-47
        9. Chapter Nine, pp. 48-51
        10. Chapter Ten, pp. 52-58
        11. Chapter Eleven, pp. 59-63
        12. Chapter Twelve, pp. 64-68
        13. Chapter Thirteen, pp. 69-73
        14. Chapter Fourteen, pp. 74-79
        15. Chapter Fifteen, pp. 80-87
        16. Chapter Sixteen, pp. 88-92
        17. Chapter Seventeen, pp. 93-100
        18. Chapter Eighteen, pp. 101-109
        19. Chapter Nineteen, pp. 110-117
        20. Chapter Twenty, pp. 118-130
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    Issues of the 1950s = 6 Years, 13 Issues, 129 Articles
    1. [+]
      Issues of 1951 = 1 Issue, 13 Articles
      1. [+]
        No. 175, 1951 Issue = 13 Articles
        1. Chapter One, pp. 3-13
        2. Chapter Two, pp. 14-23
        3. Chapter Three, pp. 24-33
        4. Chapter Four, pp. 34-42
        5. Chapter Five, pp. 43-49
        6. Chapter Six, pp. 50-58
        7. Chapter Seven, pp. 59-67
        8. Chapter Eight, pp. 68-74
        9. Chapter Nine, pp. 75-83
        10. Chapter Ten, pp. 84-91
        11. Chapter Eleven, pp. 92-104
        12. Chapter Twelve, pp. 105-113
        13. Chapter Thirteen, pp. 114-130
    2. [+]
      Issues of 1952 = 1 Issue, 32 Articles
      1. [+]
        No. 205, 1952 Issue = 32 Articles
        1. Chapter One, pp. 3-6
        2. Chapter Two, pp. 7-10
        3. Chapter Three, pp. 11-16
        4. Chapter Four, pp. 17-19
        5. Chapter Five, pp. 20-24
        6. Chapter Six, pp. 25-27
        7. Chapter Seven, pp. 28-31
        8. Chapter Eight, pp. 32-35
        9. Chapter Nine, pp. 36-40
        10. Chapter Ten, pp. 41-44
        11. Chapter Eleven, pp. 45-46
        12. Chapter Twelve, pp. 47-50
        13. Chapter Thirteen, pp. 51-52
        14. Chapter Fourteen, pp. 53-54
        15. Chapter Fifteen, pp. 55-58
        16. Chapter Sixteen, pp. 59-61
        17. Chapter Seventeen, pp. 62-65
        18. Chapter Eighteen, p. 66
        19. Chapter Nineteen, pp. 67-71
        20. Chapter Twenty, pp. 72-74
        21. Chapter Twenty-One, pp. 75-78
        22. Chapter Twenty-Two, pp. 79-82
        23. Chapter Twenty-Three, pp. 83-87
        24. Chapter Twenty-Four, pp. 88-91
        25. Chapter Twenty-Five, pp. 92-96
        26. Chapter Twenty-Six, pp. 97-100
        27. Chapter Twenty-Seven, pp. 101-102
        28. Chapter Twenty-Eight, pp. 103-106
        29. Chapter Twenty-Nine, pp. 107-112
        30. Chapter Thirty, pp. 113-116
        31. Chapter Thirty-One, pp. 117-121
        32. Chapter Thirty-Two, pp. 122-130
    3. [+]
      Issues of 1955 = 2 Issues, 19 Articles
      1. [+]
        October 1955 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Falcon City Frame-up by Frank Gruber, pp. 3-95
        2. Mystery Puzzle: Murder on the Lake by J.A. Kripper, p. 96
        3. The Fabulous Drake Swindel by W.T. Brannon, pp. 97-110
        4. The Case of the Greedy Groom by Lawrence G. Blochman, pp. 111-116
        5. It's Against the Law! by Dick Hyman, p. 117
        6. Courtroom Capers by Rod Van Every, pp. 118-122
        7. The Murdered Magdalen by Craig Rice, pp. 123-127
        8. A Package for the President by Thomas P. Ramirez, pp. 128-130
        9. Cover painting by Solovioff
      2. [+]
        December 1955 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Deadly Curves by Edward Ronns, pp. 3-96
        2. Mystery Puzzle: Fish and Chips Murder by J.A. Kripper, p. 97
        3. The Case of the Pious Plotter by Alan Hynd, pp. 98-103
        4. The Almost Perfect Murder by Gloria, pp. 104-109
        5. It's Against the Law by Dick Hyman, p. 110
        6. This Is the Mystery by Malden Grange Bishop, p. 111
        7. Underworld Lingo, p. 112
        8. Man Who Almost Stole a Country by Murray Teigh Bloom, pp. 113-127
        9. Index, p. 128
        10. Cover painting by Solovioff
    4. [+]
      Issues of 1956 = 6 Issues, 48 Articles
      1. [+]
        February 1956 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Dead Right by Stewart Sterling, pp. 3-94
        2. Mystery Puzzle: Death by Strangulation by J.A. Kripper, p. 95
        3. Doctors in Crime by Veronica Parker Johns, pp. 96-106
        4. Curious Clues by Paul Steiner, p. 107
        5. The Air-Tight Alibi by Craig Rice, pp. 108-112
        6. Bellboy by Jim Thompson, pp. 113-120
        7. Portrait of a Rapist by Frances Lipsig, pp. 121-130
        8. Cover painting (illustrating Dead Right) by Solovioff
      2. [+]
        April 1956 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Hang for Her by Floyd Mahannah, pp. 3-99
        2. Mystery Puzzle: Ski Lodge Murder by J.A. Kripper, p. 100
        3. Doctors in Crime by Miriam Allen deFord, pp. 101-110
        4. Journey into Oblivion by Kurt Singer, pp. 111-119
        5. Pet Peeves by Paul Steiner, p. 120
        6. Thieves in the Night by Thomas P. Ramirez, p. 121
        7. Cleopatra of Puget Sound by Stewart H. Holbrook, pp. 122-130
        8. Cover painting (illustrating Hang for Her) by Solovioff
      3. [+]
        May 1956 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Hunt the Man Down by William Pearson, pp. 3-99
        2. Mystery Puzzle: Missing Necklace by J.A. Kripper, p. 100
        3. Man Who Beat the Income Tax by James Running, pp. 101-111
        4. Doctors in Crime by Edgar Lustgarten, pp. 112-114
        5. It's Against the Law! by Dick Hyman, p. 115
        6. Killer on the Run by Edward D. Radin, pp. 116-130
        7. Cover painting (illustrating Hunt the Man Down) by Solovioff
      4. [+]
        July 1956 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Catch a Killer by Robert Martin, pp. 3-97
        2. Mystery Puzzle: Garage Death by J.A. Kripper, p. 98
        3. The Case of the Invisible Circle by Erle Stanley Gardner, pp. 99-103
        4. The Lingering Doubt by Miriam Allen deFord, pp. 104-112
        5. Murder Makes a Difference by George Harmon Coxe, pp. 113-127
        6. Alibis Assorted by Paul Steiner, pp. 128-130
        7. Cover painting (illustrating Catch a Killer) by Emsh
      5. [+]
        September 1956 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Epitaph for a Virgin by Robert Arthur, pp. 3-104
        2. Mystery Puzzle: Miami Murder by J.A. Kripper, p. 105
        3. The Knockout Bullet by Erle Stanley Gardner, pp. 106-110
        4. Memo from the Underground by Andre Maurois, pp. 111-113
        5. Proof Negative by Paul Steiner, p. 114
        6. Once Aboard the Lugger by Stuart Palmer, pp. 115-130
        7. Cover photograph (illustrating Epitaph for a Virgin) by Bill Stone
      6. [+]
        November 1956 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Keey an Eye on the Body by Ed Lacy, pp. 3-92
        2. Mystery Puzzle: $5,000 Ransom by J.A. Kripper, pp. 93-94
        3. The Clue of the Onyx Ring by Erle Stanley Gardner, pp. 95-97
        4. They Make Your Hometown Safer by J. Edgar Hoover, pp. 98-106
        5. Gallows for a Gambler by Edgar Lustgarten, pp. 107-109
        6. Splitting Hairs by Paul Steiner, p. 110
        7. Murder Came on the Mayflower by Jim Thompson, pp. 111-112
        8. The Understanding Wife by Craig Rice, pp. 113-115
        9. Prophet Joshua and His Holy Rollers by Alan Hynd, pp. 116-127
        10. index, p. 128
        11. Cover painting (illustrating Keep an Eye on the Body) by Ed Emsh
    5. [+]
      Issues of 1958 = 2 Issues, 12 Articles
      1. [+]
        August 1958 Issue = 6 Articles
        1. Listen to the Night by Ed Lacy, pp. 4-103
        2. If the Shoe Fits by Marvin Rossman, pp. 104-110
        3. Pen Pal by Willard Marsh, pp. 111-114
        4. Third from the End by Roger Dee, pp. 115-119
        5. Small-Town Cop by Borden Deal, pp. 120-132
        6. Cover illustrating "Listen to the Night"
      2. [+]
        October 1958 Issue = 6 Articles
        1. Strip for Murder by Dolores Hitchens, pp. 4-106
        2. Mystery Puzzle by J.A. Kripper, p. 107
        3. Killer by Hal Ellson, pp. 108-115
        4. Roll Call by Eleanor St. Germaine, pp. 116-120
        5. Blood on the Campus by C.M. Kornbluth, p. 121
        6. Cover illustrating "Strip for Murder"
    6. [+]
      Issues of 1959 = 1 Issue, 5 Articles
      1. [+]
        February 1959 Issue = 5 Articles
        1. The Hinges of Hell by Stewart Sterling, pp. 5-106
        2. Against the Lights by Hassoldt Davis, pp. 107-109
        3. The Death of Eric Heilkram by Miriam Allen deFord, pp. 110-125
        4. The Only Thing To Do by Henry Slesar, pp. 126-132
        5. Cover illustrating The Hinges of Hell