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  1. [+]
    Issues of the 1950s = 1 Year, 1 Issue, 9 Articles
    1. [+]
      Issues of 1959 = 1 Issue, 9 Articles
      1. [+]
        August 1959 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Death Creeps Slowly by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-29
        2. The Frightened Lady by Theodore Mathieson, pp. 40-59
        3. Death of a Psychiatrist by Ruth E. Malone, pp. 60-76
        4. Dead Wrong by Frank Kane, pp. 90-108
        5. The Familiar Face by C.V. Tench, pp. 37-39
        6. The Toy-Head Man by Franklin Gregory, pp. 77-89
        7. Save Me In San Salvador by Bill S. Ballinger, pp. 109-123
        8. Wake of a Killer by Art Crockett, pp. 124-130
        9. Mike Shayne As I Know Him by Brett Halliday, pp. 30-36
  2. [+]
    Issues of the 1960s = 7 Years, 30 Issues, 235 Articles
    1. [+]
      Issues of 1963 = 3 Issues, 22 Articles
      1. [+]
        April 1963 Issue = 6 Articles
        1. Detour To Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-22
        2. An Open and Shut Case by Stephen Paul, pp. 23-27
        3. Death Waits in the Darkroom by Kelley Roos, pp. 28-87
        4. Tainted Money by John D. Duckworth, pp. 88-95
        5. The Blue Hand by Dennis Lynds, pp. 96-124
        6. Hop Up by Dan Sontup, pp. 125-130
      2. [+]
        May 1963 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Murder Most Unwelcome by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-22
        2. A Small Matter of Time by Shane Stephens, pp. 23-29
        3. Partners of the Dark by Alson J. Smith, pp. 30-59
        4. C.O.D. to a Corpse by Tighe Jarratt, pp. 60-69
        5. The Marrow of Justice by Hal Ellson, pp. 70-77
        6. The Nameless Clue by Helen McCloy, pp. 78-112
        7. Girl on the Second Floor by Harry C. Robert, pp. 113-124
        8. The Pork Pie Hat by Bryan Edgar Wallace, pp. 125-130
      3. [+]
        June 1963 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Death of a Dead Man by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-34
        2. Love and Death by Arthur Porges, pp. 35-39
        3. A Mishap In Venice by James Holding, pp. 40-67
        4. The Frightened Sky-Girl by Robert Barbour Johnson, pp. 68-90
        5. The Customer's Always Right by Cornell Woolrich, pp. 91-99
        6. The Price of a Dollar by Dennis Lynds, pp. 100-117
        7. Another Beautiful Client by Michael Avallone, pp. 118-124
        8. Student of the Language by H.C. Neal, pp. 125-130
    2. [+]
      Issues of 1964 = 2 Issues, 17 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1964 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. The Nude in the Pool by Tom H. Moriarty, pp. 2-47
        2. Revenge for a Massacre by Brett Halliday, pp. 48-66
        3. A Better Murder by Dennis Lynds, pp. 67-79
        4. Still Life by Frank Belknap Long, pp. 80-84
        5. A Frame Has Four Sides by Michael Avallone, pp. 85-89
        6. The Body That Came Back by Brett Halliday, pp. 90-122
        7. Blood Clocks by Arthur Porges, pp. 123-130
      2. [+]
        February 1964 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. The Milk-Run Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-19
        2. No Way Out by Dennis Lynds, pp. 20-31
        3. The Morning After by Andrew West, pp. 32-50
        4. Who Ate the Liontamer? by Ron Goulart, pp. 51-62
        5. The Practically Perfect Crime by Morris Hershman, pp. 63-71
        6. The Trouble With Summer by Ed Davis, pp. 72-101
        7. The Poisoned Dart by Jack Kent, pp. 102-106
        8. Reach for a Star by Syd Hoff, pp. 107-111
        9. The Body That Came Back by Brett Halliday, pp. 112-140
        10. Beholden by Jonathan Craig, pp. 141-146
    3. [+]
      Issues of 1965 = 1 Issue, 10 Articles
      1. [+]
        June 1965 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Inside Job by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-31
        2. The Red Hairing by G.G. Fickling, pp. 62-71
        3. The Death of a Bum by Donald E. Westlake, pp. 38-61
        4. A Doll Called Suzy by Thomas Calvert McClary, pp. 72-88
        5. And the Summer's Young Yet by Syd Hoff, pp. 32-37
        6. Birthday Present by Richard Deming, pp. 89-103
        7. Peeper By Daylight by Clayton Matthews, pp. 104-115
        8. Murder At Liguria by Tighe Jarratt, pp. 116-127
        9. Fifty-Fifty by Hilda Cushing, pp. 128-136
        10. All Night Long by Walter Dallas, pp. 137-146
    4. [+]
      Issues of 1966 = 1 Issue, 8 Articles
      1. [+]
        August 1966 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Gun Play by Richard S. Prather, pp. 2-67
        2. Death Wins the Twin Double by David A. Heller, pp. 68-80
        3. Please Don't Date the Easies by Harry Whittington, pp. 81-87
        4. Every Possible Motive by Talmage Powell, pp. 88-95
        5. One Little Bullet, pp. 96-126
        6. Again the Chameleon by Arthur Porges, pp. 127-131
        7. "I'snt that Something?" by Stanley Abbott, pp. 132-138
        8. Trail's End by Richard O. Lewis, pp. 139-146
    5. [+]
      Issues of 1967 = 3 Issues, 24 Articles
      1. [+]
        September 1967 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Death Is My Ransom by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-52
        2. Volksweapon by Gene Wolfe, pp. 53-59
        3. The Rose Has Many Enemies by Hal Ellson, pp. 60-87
        4. The Long Knives Wait by Bill Pronzini, pp. 88-117
        5. The Contract by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 118-123
        6. The Small House by Norman Daniels, pp. 124-134
        7. Two Black Mantillas by James McKimmey, pp. 135-141
        8. A Fitting End by Eleanor Lucas, pp. 142-146
      2. [+]
        October 1967 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Moment of Fear by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-55
        2. The Quick Ambition of Bertram Wintroath by James McKimmey, pp. 56-63
        3. Submarine for Sale by Max Van Derveer, pp. 64-95
        4. Dark Weekend by Robert Colby, pp. 96-119
        5. Portrait of Mistress Melody by Ed Dumonte, pp. 120-125
        6. Fog by George Bellefontaine, pp. 126-131
        7. Mugger Murder by Richard Deming, pp. 132-140
        8. The Great Typewriter Robbery by Larry Maddock, pp. 141-146
      3. [+]
        November 1967 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Utterly Impossible Mission by Robert W. Alexander, pp. 2-47
        2. As Long As You Live by Jonathan Craig, pp. 48-52
        3. Black and Blue Monday by Fletcher Flora, pp. 53-61
        4. The Final Payoff by Brett Halliday, pp. 62-113
        5. The Hour of the Man by Norman Daniels, pp. 114-124
        6. The Night Visitors by Mann Rubin, pp. 125-131
        7. The Gun Ladies by Ed Lacy, pp. 132-136
        8. Kill-Race by James McKimmey, pp. 137-146
    6. [+]
      Issues of 1968 = 10 Issues, 76 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1968 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Teddy Bear Murders by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-51
        2. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre by David Mazroff, pp. 52-79
        3. The Enemy Unknown by Joseph Payne Brennan, pp. 80-93
        4. The Best Motive In the World by C.B. Gilford, pp. 94-103
        5. The Will To Live by Alex Jackinson, pp. 104-117
        6. A Memory for Things Like That by Clayton Matthews, pp. 118-129
        7. The Ensemble Players by Estelle Chessid, pp. 130-137
        8. The Price by Carroll Mayers, pp. 138-146
      2. [+]
        February 1968 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Ship of Horror by Harry Whittington, pp. 2-49
        2. "Good-By, Cora" by Richard Ellington, pp. 50-63
        3. The Intercom by Kathryn Jorgensen, pp. 64-67
        4. The Big Roll by Michael Brett, pp. 68-77
        5. Meet Mr. Murder by Morris Hershman, pp. 78-81
        6. Red Wires Over Thailand by Tom H. Moriarty, pp. 82-119
        7. Death Times Three by Brett Halliday, pp. 120-136
        8. She Wouldn't Go Away by Norman Daniels, pp. 137-146
      3. [+]
        March 1968 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Key To A Killer by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-50
        2. Repayment by Nancy MacRoberts, pp. 51-55
        3. Murder From Inside by Michael Collins, pp. 56-71
        4. Absolutely, Mr. Marko---Positively, Mr. Smith by Edward Y. Breese, pp. 72-89
        5. The Death Merchants: Bonnie and Clyde by David Mazroff, pp. 90-117
        6. One Murder, Coming Up! by Carroll Mayers, pp. 118-124
        7. Mr. Wong Meets A Lovely Spy by Dan Ross, pp. 125-130
      4. [+]
        April 1968 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Death Trap by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-54
        2. Odds Against Losing by Louis Riley, pp. 55-59
        3. Who's Afraid of Sherlock Homes? by Bill Pronzini, pp. 60-69
        4. The Hunt for Pretty Boy Floyd by David Mazroff, pp. 70-96
        5. Never Kill A Victim by Arnold English, pp. 97-101
        6. Death on the Silver Screen by John Lutz, pp. 102-110
        7. The Moving Finger by Joseph Commings, pp. 111-114
        8. Just Another Perfect Crime by Edward Y. Breese, pp. 115-120
        9. Cut and Dried by Hal Ellson, pp. 121-130
      5. [+]
        May 1968 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. The Baby Doll Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-55
        2. Tell Tale by George Bellefontaine, pp. 56-61
        3. "Ma" Barker: The Devil's Daughter by David Mazroff, pp. 62-85
        4. The Bomb Expert by Bill Pronzini, pp. 86-103
        5. The Obvious Way Out by Richard O. Lewis, pp. 104-115
        6. The Stubble of Beard by Dan Ross, pp. 116-121
        7. Peabody's Obsession by Hal Ellson, pp. 122-130
      6. [+]
        June 1968 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. The Man of a Million Faces by Robert Hart Davis, pp. 2-67
        2. The Deadly Art by Robert Colby, pp. 68-77
        3. Detail of Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 78-98
        4. The Taut Alibi by Ed Lacy, pp. 99-108
        5. Scratch One Secret Agent by Austin Mattox, pp. 109-113
        6. The Ultimate Death of Roger Blaine by Clayton Matthews, pp. 114-124
        7. Killer Once Removed by Morris Hershman, pp. 125-130
      7. [+]
        July 1968 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. The Lady Who Kissed and Killed by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-53
        2. The Ugly Penny Murder by Michael Avallone, pp. 54-62
        3. The Little Clue That Wasn't There by Carroll Mayers, pp. 63-75
        4. John Dillinger: Robber, Raider, Renegate by David Mazroff, pp. 76-107
        5. The Silent Death by Arthur Porges, pp. 108-111
        6. The Perfect Crime by Bill Pronzini, pp. 112-126
        7. The Defector by Daniel French, pp. 127-130
      8. [+]
        August 1968 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Affair of Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-53
        2. Vincent Coll: Mad Dog of the Underworld by David Mazroff, pp. 54-79
        3. Turnabout by M.G. Ogan, pp. 80-91
        4. Pearls Before Wine by Jack Ritchie, pp. 92-95
        5. I Killed Her by C.B. Gilford, pp. 96-111
        6. Keep It Simple by Carroll Mayers, pp. 112-119
        7. Hot Night Homicide by Michael Collins, pp. 120-130
      9. [+]
        September 1968 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Death Is My Mistress by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-52
        2. Stain On His Hands by Dan Ross, pp. 53-59
        3. The Conspirators by Michael Gilbert, pp. 60-77
        4. Spadework by Michael Kurland, pp. 78-99
        5. The Bounty Hunters by Frank Gruber, pp. 100-116
        6. The Accident by Bill Pronzini, pp. 117-125
        7. You Got To Watch Ben by Jack Ritchie, pp. 126-130
      10. [+]
        November 1968 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Deadly Conscience by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-51
        2. The Dismal Flats Murder by Joseph Payne Brennan, pp. 52-61
        3. The New Hand by Richard Deming, pp. 62-77
        4. King of the Kennel by John Lutz, pp. 78-85
        5. Night Games by Ed Lacy, pp. 86-93
        6. Wearing of the Green by Jack Ritchie, pp. 94-107
        7. The Richest Girl in Town by Deane Heller and David Heller, pp. 108-119
        8. Rent Money by Hal Ellson, pp. 120-123
        9. An Affair of the Heart by Henry Slesar, pp. 124-130
    7. [+]
      Issues of 1969 = 10 Issues, 78 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1969 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Die Like a Thief by Brett Halliday, pp. 1-51
        2. The Unwanted Astronaut by Tom H. Moriarty, pp. 52-65
        3. Hair of His Head by John Creasey, pp. 66-72
        4. Kill Him for Me by Robert Hoskins, pp. 73-80
        5. Making the Murder Scene by Ed Lacy, pp. 81-91
        6. Nightmare at Crestview Towers by Robert Colby, pp. 92-118
        7. The Jack of Clubs by Theodore Mathieson, pp. 119-121
        8. Under a Cold Sun by Jack Ritchie, pp. 122-130
      2. [+]
        February 1969 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Rich Man's Blood by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-51
        2. Johnny Torrio: Chicago's Most Feared Murder Monster by David Mazroff, pp. 52-77
        3. Blind Lady Justice by Edward Y. Breese, pp. 78-97
        4. Too Much Evidence by Neil Harrington, pp. 98-113
        5. The Guiltstone Dagger by Jonathan Craig, pp. 114-116
        6. Death of a General by Henry Slesar, pp. 117-124
        7. The Loser by James McKimmey, pp. 125-130
      3. [+]
        March 1969 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Kill in the Dark by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-49
        2. Don't Make It a Federal Case by Ed Lacy, pp. 50-61
        3. The Hippie Murders by Max Van Derveer, pp. 62-91
        4. The Day of the Dead by Jaime Sandaval, pp. 92-100
        5. The Mace Murders by Robert Edmond Alter, pp. 101-111
        6. Murder on Location by Frank B. Long, pp. 112-125
        7. The Last Laugh by Leo R. Ellis, pp. 126-130
      4. [+]
        April 1969 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Muder Is My Accomplice by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-51
        2. Runners in the Park by James McKimmey, pp. 52-65
        3. Murder in the Night by Dan Ross, pp. 66-73
        4. Jack "Legs" Diamond: Cobra of the Underworld by David Mazroff, pp. 74-101
        5. Howdy by Richard Deming, pp. 102-115
        6. Welcome to the Club by Jack Ritchie, pp. 116-119
        7. Hellbound by Jonathan Craig, pp. 120-124
        8. Retirement by Bill Pronzini, pp. 125-128
      5. [+]
        May 1969 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Girl With the Tortured Eyes by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-51
        2. Just Before Midnight by Jonathan Craig, pp. 52-58
        3. The Dummy by Clayton Matthews, pp. 59-69
        4. Murder Is My Host by Jack Webb, pp. 70-86
        5. Cycle of Assassins by George W. Smyth, pp. 87-93
        6. The Missing Gabriel Horn by Michael Avallone, pp. 94-111
        7. Escape by Jack Foxx, pp. 112-116
        8. Farewell Performance by Edwin P. Hicks, pp. 117-130
      6. [+]
        June 1969 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Night Was Made for Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-47
        2. Louis Lepke Buchalter by David Mazroff, pp. 84-108
        3. The Tomb At the Top of the Tree by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 48-59
        4. A Matter of Living by Jeffrey M. Wallmann, pp. 60-71
        5. Company for Death by C.B. Gilford, pp. 72-83
        6. Too Many Accidents by Morris Hershman, pp. 109-111
        7. The Pandora Plan by Jack Webb, pp. 112-124
        8. Sympathy by Gil Brewer, pp. 125-130
      7. [+]
        July 1969 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Cause for Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-48
        2. The Masterpiece by Harold Rolseth, pp. 49-55
        3. Tutored To Death by Fletcher Flora, pp. 56-82
        4. A Reason To Kill by Hal Ellson, pp. 83-91
        5. Where Am I? by Jack Ritchie, pp. 92-103
        6. Two for One by Edward Y. Breese, pp. 104-107
        7. Someday They'll Kill Her by Max Van Derveer, pp. 108-124
        8. Bones by Henry Slesar, pp. 125-130
      8. [+]
        September 1969 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Murder-Go-Round by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-48
        2. You Can Never Really Know by Bill Pronzini, pp. 49-57
        3. Affairs In Order by Norman Daniels, pp. 58-73
        4. Eulogy in a Phone Booth by Henry Slesar, pp. 74-79
        5. Letters to the Editor by Harriet Hughes Crowley, pp. 80-95
        6. Where There's A Will by Martha Hoke, pp. 96-102
        7. Dead Man's Song by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 103-115
        8. Little Old Ladies Can Be Dangerous by Jack Foxx, pp. 116-130
      9. [+]
        October 1969 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Road To Nowhere by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-49
        2. The Almost-Perfect Hiding Place by Bill Pronzini, pp. 50-60
        3. Picnic At Midnight by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 61-73
        4. Death Wears White Hat by M.G. Ogan, pp. 74-100
        5. Panama Interlude by Joseph C. Stacey, pp. 101-104
        6. Frozen Assets by Edward Wellen, pp. 105-111
        7. Pool Party by Andrew Benedict, pp. 112-124
        8. Murder At Gan-El by Haim Ben-Dov, pp. 125-130
      10. [+]
        December 1969 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Die In Silence by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-49
        2. Vindictive Vito Genovese by David Mazroff, pp. 50-74
        3. Your Father's Mustache by Irwin Ross, pp. 75-78
        4. The Matches by John Jakes, pp. 79-87
        5. We'll Trade Even"New Suspense Novelet by Edward Y. Breese, pp. 88-104
        6. Blueprint by Basil Wells, pp. 105-110
        7. The Unleashed by Norman Daniels, pp. 111-123
        8. The Perfect Neighborhood by Bill Wy Wilson, pp. 124-130
  3. [+]
    Issues of the 1970s = 10 Years, 85 Issues, 732 Articles
    1. [+]
      Issues of 1970 = 5 Issues, 40 Articles
      1. [+]
        March 1970 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Lobster War by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-47
        2. Little Man With the Big Mouth by Edward Y. Breese, pp. 48-69
        3. The Gun by Frank Gruber, pp. 70-85
        4. The Dark Hour by Evelyn Bond, pp. 86-93
        5. The Tin Coffin by Grover Brinkman, pp. 94-102
        6. The Bad Actors by Louis Riley, pp. 103-115
        7. The Evil Men Speak by George F. Bellefontaine, pp. 116-121
        8. Fourth Man by M.G. Ogan, pp. 122-130
      2. [+]
        May 1970 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Dead Man's Heritage by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-48
        2. Rub the Wrong Way by Paul Felder, pp. 49-51
        3. The Fall of Al Capone by David Mazroff, pp. 52-75
        4. Three Wives Too many by Kenneth Fearing, pp. 76-95
        5. Raft of Fear by Clayton Matthews, pp. 96-105
        6. Why Don't You Answer, Theodore? by Garen Drussai, pp. 106-109
        7. The Fatal Black Chip by Richard M. Rose, pp. 110-122
        8. The Woman in Black by Edward Wellen, pp. 123-130
      3. [+]
        June 1970 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Death Walks Here by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-44
        2. Accident Prone by John G. Hill, pp. 45-53
        3. The Zodiac Murder by Merle Ahern, pp. 54-73
        4. Kill By Night by James O'Connor Sargent, pp. 74-94
        5. The Big Stretch by Clayton Matthews, pp. 95-105
        6. Dark Motive by Lew Gellert, pp. 106-111
        7. Zone by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 112-122
        8. Mute Memorial by Carroll Mayers, pp. 123-130
      4. [+]
        September 1970 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Triple Cross At Holy Cross by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-42
        2. The Murderers Five by David Mazroff, pp. 100-124
        3. The Quiet Life by Craig Rice, pp. 62-86
        4. Dead Broke by Edward Wellen, pp. 43-46
        5. A Short Bier by George Antonich, pp. 47-57
        6. The Butcher In the Haystack by Frank D. McSherry, Jr., pp. 58-61
        7. The Afternoon Ear by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 87-99
        8. Belle by M.G. Ogan, pp. 125-130
      5. [+]
        November 1970 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Double Indemnity for a River Bum by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-43
        2. Under the Fig Tree by Haim Ben-Dov, pp. 44-49
        3. Murder Is No Man's Friend by William Jeffrey, pp. 50-68
        4. The Thorn by George F. Bellefontaine, pp. 69-75
        5. The Balance of Justice by Robert Colby, pp. 76-91
        6. The Kansas City Story by David Mazroff, pp. 92-117
        7. Here, Kitty by J. Simmons Scheb, pp. 118-124
        8. Danger for Mr. Wong by Dan Ross, pp. 125-130
    2. [+]
      Issues of 1971 = 9 Issues, 80 Articles
      1. [+]
        February 1971 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Lady Had A Gun by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-31
        2. "What Took You So Long?" by Edwin P. Hicks, pp. 32-47
        3. Loss of Evidence by Carl Henry Rathjen, pp. 48-59
        4. A Trip To the Islands by Edward Y. Breese, pp. 60-81
        5. Three In Chains by Seabury Quinn, pp. 82-104
        6. Die-Hard by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 105-115
        7. The Guilty Ones by Morris Hershman, pp. 116-123
        8. Charade for Mr. Wong by Dan Ross, pp. 124-130
      2. [+]
        March 1971 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. The Charge Is Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-41
        2. Diamonds Are a Thief's Best Friend by David Mazroff, pp. 42-66
        3. Now You See Her by Jeffrey M. Wallmann, pp. 67-80
        4. Ice and Snow by Bill Pronzini, pp. 81-87
        5. The Cat Man by Rex Beach, pp. 88-101
        6. Involvement by Carroll Mayers, pp. 102-110
        7. Dawn Catch by M.G. Ogan, pp. 111-119
        8. The Poison Man by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 120-124
        9. Willing Victim by Morris Hershman, pp. 125-130
      3. [+]
        June 1971 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Airport Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-37
        2. Trouble In Xanadu by George Antonich, pp. 38-49
        3. Al Capone's Capo Killer by David Mazroff, pp. 50-72
        4. The Expert by A.F. Oreshnik, pp. 73-83
        5. The Letter of the Law by Leslie T. White, pp. 84-98
        6. The Pro by Jeffrey M. Wallmann, pp. 99-109
        7. The Gamblers by Carroll Mayers, pp. 110-120
        8. The Sugar Man by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 121-130
      4. [+]
        Summer 1971 Issue = 16 Articles
        1. Death Rolls the Dice by Brett Halliday, pp. 3-41
        2. Fade Out---Face In by Ed Lacy, pp. 42-56
        3. Jack, Jack, Where You At? by Arnold Marmor, pp. 57-59
        4. A Person With a Square White Beard by Donald Honig, pp. 60-67
        5. If I Should Die Before I Wake by Cornell Woolrich, pp. 68-94
        6. The Moonlighter by Jack Ritchie, pp. 95-97
        7. The Tormented by James McKimmey, pp. 98-118
        8. A Small Sin by Hal Ellson, pp. 119-125
        9. "But You Know Me" by Steve April, pp. 126-142
        10. Incognito by Daniel French, pp. 143-144
        11. Mr. Wong Disagrees by Dan Ross, pp. 145-151
        12. The Potted Purple Petuna by Lee Russell, pp. 152-161
        13. The Legacy by Martha Hoke, pp. 162-166
        14. Too Many Kilowatts by Hollis Danvers, pp. 167-174
        15. One Man, One Bullet by Thomas Calvert McClary, pp. 175-189
        16. Highway Hostage by Carl Henry Rathjen, pp. 190-194
      5. [+]
        July 1971 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Schoolhouse Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-36
        2. The Gemila Caper by Curtis Pechtel, pp. 37-45
        3. The Hero by Newton Rhodes, pp. 46-53
        4. The Thing in Lover's Lane by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 54-71
        5. The Hunted by W.R. Burnett, pp. 72-89
        6. Color Her Dead by Leo P. Kelley, pp. 90-109
        7. The Final Face by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 110-122
        8. The Shark Pool by Gary Brandner, pp. 123-130
      6. [+]
        August 1971 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Death Comes To Breakfast by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-40
        2. Nightmare by Cornell Woolrich, pp. 60-113
        3. Born To Burn by Basil Wells, pp. 41-45
        4. The Juror by Clark Howard, pp. 46-56
        5. The Big Step by Robert Edmond Alter, pp. 57-59
        6. Osborn and Sabrina by Pauline C. Smith, pp. 114-121
        7. Wife Killer by M.G. Ogan, pp. 122-130
      7. [+]
        October 1971 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Landlord Murder Case by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-41
        2. Fifty Bucks By Monday by Stephen Dentinger, pp. 42-53
        3. The Griggsby Papers by Jack Ritchie, pp. 54-79
        4. The Drop by George C. Chesbro, pp. 80-100
        5. Tiger Tale by Gary Brandner, pp. 101-105
        6. The Cautious Killer by Kurt E. Johnson, pp. 106-111
        7. The Deadly Fare by Clayton Matthews, pp. 112-123
        8. The Kidnapping Kit by Gary Paulsen, pp. 124-130
      8. [+]
        November 1971 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Death Wore a Bridal Veil by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-41
        2. The Blueblood People by Max Van Derveer, pp. 42-53
        3. The Pattern of Murder by Jeffrey M. Wallmann, pp. 54-71
        4. The Sound of Screaming by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 72-89
        5. Big Jim's Pocket by Richard Deming, pp. 90-101
        6. Pillar of the Community by Thomas N. Scortia, pp. 102-116
        7. Satisfaction Guaranteed by Lawrence E. Orin, pp. 117-121
        8. The Fumigator by Matthew Miner, pp. 122-130
      9. [+]
        December 1971 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Postman Brought Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-38
        2. The Price of Death by Leo P. Kelley, pp. 42-63
        3. The Dead Baby Doll by Jim Duke, pp. 64-83
        4. A Bullet for Big Nick by Michael Avallone, pp. 84-96
        5. The Look of Gratitude by Edward Wellen, pp. 39-41
        6. The Losing Percentage by Jeffrey M. Wallmann, pp. 97-107
        7. Mint Mark by Richard Deming, pp. 108-119
        8. The Zap Effect by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 120-130
    3. [+]
      Issues of 1972 = 6 Issues, 47 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1972 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Shadow of Fear by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-49
        2. Sagittarius by Gary Brandner, pp. 50-61
        3. Assignment - Murder by F.W. Nash, pp. 62-99
        4. Is There a Wife After Death? by Charles E. Fritch, pp. 100-107
        5. The Incipient Corpse by Miriam Allen deFord, pp. 108-114
        6. ThE Truck Snatchers by M.G. Ogan, pp. 115-124
        7. Mrs. Becker's Yarn by Ed Dumonte, pp. 125-130
      2. [+]
        March 1972 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. A Man of Violence by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-52
        2. Fall Out One by Thomas N. Scortia, pp. 53-59
        3. The Comic Books Murder by Richard O'Brien, pp. 60-81
        4. A Country Like the Sun by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 82-102
        5. Breaking Into Big Time by A.F. Oreshnik, pp. 103-107
        6. The Code of the Blue Commune by Edwin Schorb, pp. 108-119
        7. Trial By Fury by Herbert Harris, pp. 120-122
        8. Cutback by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 123-130
      3. [+]
        July 1972 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Nightmare House by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-44
        2. Wife With a Gun by Stephen Payne, pp. 45-47
        3. The Hanging of Gerald Chapman by David Mazroff, pp. 48-75
        4. The Art Center Strangler by Aubrey S. Newman, pp. 76-96
        5. The Man Downstairs by Talmage Powell, pp. 97-101
        6. The Gambler by James Holding, pp. 102-114
        7. Lonely at the Top by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 115-124
        8. Mr. Wong's Star Murder by Dan Ross, pp. 125-130
      4. [+]
        October 1972 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. The Fat Man by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-44
        2. My Brother by Trevor Black, pp. 45-49
        3. Majorcan Assignment by Bill Pronzini, pp. 50-67
        4. Medea by William T. Silent, pp. 68-75
        5. The Cinder Man by Jeffrey M. Wallmann, pp. 76-95
        6. The Sisters by Miriam Allen deFord, pp. 96-108
        7. Listen to the Dial Tone by James Holding, pp. 109-117
        8. In the Bag by Herbert Harris, pp. 118-122
        9. Fall Guy by Charles B. Victor, pp. 123-130
      5. [+]
        November 1972 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. The Mafia Pays A Ransom by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-49
        2. A Killer Foiled by John Lutz, pp. 50-55
        3. Stab and Run by Max Van Derveer, pp. 56-73
        4. Mysterious Meyer Lansky by David Mazroff, pp. 74-110
        5. I Ought To Kill You by Barry N. Malzberg and Bill Pronzini, pp. 111-114
        6. Final Solution by John P. Gilders, pp. 115-125
        7. Bad Timing by Frank Bury, pp. 126-130
      6. [+]
        December 1972 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Weekends Are for Killing by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-46
        2. The Alliance by Trevor Black, pp. 47-53
        3. Hell in a Basket by James Holding, pp. 54-71
        4. The Eyes of March, pp. 72-81
        5. The Death of a Bum by Donald Westlake, pp. 82-106
        6. Minor Operation by Herbert Harris, pp. 107-110
        7. Black Powder by Andrew Bogen, pp. 111-123
        8. Bluff At Gunpoint by Peter Friday, pp. 124-130
    4. [+]
      Issues of 1973 = 12 Issues, 119 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1973 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. The Spy Who Came Home by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-42
        2. Turnabout by Aubrey S. Newman, pp. 43-49
        3. Horror Story by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 50-75
        4. Tough Tony Accardo by David Mazroff, pp. 76-101
        5. Some Holds Barred by Randall Garrett, pp. 102-113
        6. Theft of a Crystal Crown by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 114-125
        7. The Last Payoff by Jim Duke, pp. 126-136
        8. Petition for Justice by Pauline C. Smith, pp. 137-150
        9. Campus Murder With Tomahawk by Waldo Carlton Wright, pp. 151-162
      2. [+]
        February 1973 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. The Harmless Killer by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-42
        2. Down There by Ron Goulart, pp. 43-55
        3. The Specialists by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 56-78
        4. The Last Stamp by P.A. Brisco, pp. 79-87
        5. Dance Macabre by Clayton Matthews, pp. 88-101
        6. This Man Must Die by Jack Webb, pp. 102-137
        7. Snake Man by James H. Schmitz, pp. 138-148
        8. Lullaby by Jaime Sandaval, pp. 149-156
        9. Seen Close by Herbert Harris, pp. 157-162
      3. [+]
        March 1973 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Murder At Dondo Beach by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-60
        2. The Lenton Croft Robberies by Arthur Morrison, pp. 61-87
        3. Murder in the Temple by Dan Ross, pp. 88-93
        4. The Killing of Joe the Boss by David Mazroff, pp. 94-122
        5. Death In Camera by Jerry Regan, pp. 123-126
        6. Night Voices by Jerrold Phaon, pp. 127-129
        7. So Young, So Fair, So Dead by John Lutz, pp. 130-149
        8. I Want A Lawyer by William Jeffrey, pp. 150-155
        9. Killer in the Rain by Herbert Harris, pp. 156-162
      4. [+]
        Annual 1973 Issue = 18 Articles
        1. The Las Vegas Courier by Brett Halliday, pp. 3-59
        2. The Name of the Game is Tape by Dan J. Marlowe, pp. 60-62
        3. Extreme Shock by V.A. Levine, pp. 63-82
        4. None for the Little Boy by Robert Edmond Alter, pp. 83-87
        5. Guided Tour by William Garvin, pp. 88-94
        6. A Matter of Patience by Norman Daniels, pp. 95-104
        7. Ten Long Years by Richard Hill Wilkinson, pp. 105-112
        8. Bribe Money by Frank B. Long, pp. 113-121
        9. Farewell Message by Jeff Peters, pp. 122-126
        10. Disorderly Barry N. Malzberg, pp. 127-130
        11. The Crooked Picture by John Lutz, pp. 131-136
        12. The Secret Weapon by Max Van Derveer, pp. 137-159
        13. Never Too Good To Die by J. Simmons Scheb, pp. 160-166
        14. Murder Off the Record by John Sidney, pp. 167-170
        15. Soliloquy by Marty Brill, pp. 171-172
        16. The Cure by Carroll Mayers, pp. 173-181
        17. happy Hour Holdup by Jack Forrest Harry, pp. 182-186
        18. The Persuaders by George F. Bellefontaine, pp. 187-194
      5. [+]
        April 1973 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Death in the Crystal Ball by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-46
        2. A Little Knowledge by George Antonich, pp. 47-57
        3. The Snatch of Shirley Kale by David Mazroff, pp. 58-107
        4. She Was a Child by Tom Godwin, pp. 108-121
        5. Third Time Unlucky by Jerry Regan, pp. 122-126
        6. The Adventure At Heath Crest by R. Austin Freeman and Dr. J.J. Pitcairn, pp. 127-143
        7. Incident at an Egg Factory by Grover Brinkman, pp. 144-151
        8. Headwork by Edward Wellen, pp. 152-155
        9. The Death Trap by Richard Stimers, pp. 156-162
      6. [+]
        May 1973 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. The Strychnine Smile by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-46
        2. Peccadillo by Gil Brewer, pp. 47-53
        3. The Green Spider by Sax Rohmer, pp. 54-69
        4. Who Killed Vivian Gordon? by David Mazroff, pp. 70-98
        5. Parole Violation by Talmage Powell, pp. 99-111
        6. Climb Up To Hell by Robert Colby, pp. 112-140
        7. To Die In Spain by Arnold Marmor, pp. 141-144
        8. Degree of Guilt by Carroll Mayers, pp. 145-156
        9. Inches Too Short by Herbert Harris, pp. 157-162
      7. [+]
        June 1973 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Murder Is A Deadly Game by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-54
        2. Home Movies by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 55-57
        3. Escape Me Never by Edward Y. Breese, pp. 58-77
        4. Country for Sale by George C. Chesbro, pp. 78-109
        5. Welcome Home, Pal by Talmage Powell, pp. 110-115
        6. The Thing Invisible by William Hope Hodgson, pp. 116-142
        7. Right Lines by Frank Bury, pp. 143-146
        8. Sweet Hostage by Jeffrey M. Wallmann, pp. 147-153
        9. The Testing by Michael Zuroy, pp. 154-162
      8. [+]
        July 1973 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Snatch A Dead Man by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-42
        2. Bloody Oasis by Jim Duke, pp. 43-54
        3. The Cut-Out Pasted Heads by Pauline C. Smith, pp. 55-66
        4. The Vanishing Billionaire by B. Fletcher Robinson, pp. 67-85
        5. A Matter of Character by Grover Brinkman, pp. 86-97
        6. The Methodical Cop by Bill Pronzini, pp. 98-121
        7. Diary of a Murderer by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 122-141
        8. Greater Hartford and Queens by Frank Sisk, pp. 142-156
        9. Murder In Duplicate by Herbert Harris, pp. 157-162
      9. [+]
        August 1973 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. The Nobody Murder Case by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-42
        2. The Critic by Richard Deming, pp. 43-53
        3. The Legend by Clayton Matthews, pp. 54-67
        4. Violent Mickey Cohen by David Mazroff, pp. 68-96
        5. Planting Time by Pauline C. Smith, pp. 97-103
        6. White Sheep by Theodore Mathieson, pp. 104-122
        7. The Sitting Duck by Arthur Moore, pp. 123-129
        8. Death and the Single Girl by Gary Brandner, pp. 130-143
        9. The Spindle Clue by Albert Payson Terhune, pp. 144-154
        10. Trilby's Warden by Dennis O'Neil, pp. 155-162
      10. [+]
        September 1973 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Shortcut To Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-42
        2. The Stories That Come and Go by Irwin Porges, pp. 43-53
        3. Death on the Beach by Dan Ross, pp. 54-62
        4. The Hunch by Edwin P. Hicks, pp. 63-74
        5. The Impersonation by James McKimmey, pp. 75-86
        6. The Last Story by Sir Edmund C. Cox, pp. 87-101
        7. The Disappearing Trucks by David Mazroff, pp. 102-135
        8. The Inside Man by Clark Howard, pp. 136-154
        9. House Call by Gary Brandner, pp. 155-162
      11. [+]
        October 1973 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Blue Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-46
        2. The Murder of Mary Ellen by Joann S. Scheb, pp. 47-51
        3. From Tinker To Evers To Jail by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 52-59
        4. The Vanishing Diamonds by M. McDonnell Bodkin, pp. 60-77
        5. The Bored Bunch by James McKimmey, pp. 78-94
        6. A Paris Symposium by William M. Lee, pp. 95-105
        7. The Sensuous Corpse by Jack Webb, pp. 106-132
        8. Mother of Pearl by Clark Howard, pp. 133-149
        9. The Basement Room by John Lutz, pp. 150-156
        10. Thicker Than Water by Herbert Harris, pp. 157-162
      12. [+]
        November 1973 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Death Strolls In Flamingo Park by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-49
        2. Harry's Ghost by Talmage Powell, pp. 50-63
        3. Paul "The Waiter" Ricca by David Mazroff, pp. 64-93
        4. The Hard Part by Robert Edward Eckels, pp. 94-102
        5. She Shall Have Murder by Herbert Harris, pp. 103-107
        6. The Seven Strangers by Clark Howard, pp. 108-141
        7. Late, Late Call by George Antonich, pp. 142-148
        8. The Trespassers by A.L. Radbill, pp. 149-157
        9. A Slice of Pie by Syd Hoff, pp. 158-162
    5. [+]
      Issues of 1974 = 6 Issues, 47 Articles
      1. [+]
        February 1974 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Murder In My Family by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-44
        2. Apologize by Gil Brewer, pp. 45-49
        3. The Night Visitor by Amanda Welldon, pp. 50-74
        4. The Catnip Caper by Robert Turner, pp. 75-86
        5. The Clock Watchers by Herbert Harris, pp. 87-91
        6. Three for the Money by Louis Riley, pp. 92-118
        7. Monasteria by David Magil, pp. 119-137
        8. Soundings from the Grave by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 138-155
        9. Black Lace Gambit by Lawrence Treat, pp. 156-162
      2. [+]
        April 1974 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Case of the Laughing Virgin by Jonathan Craig, pp. 2-53
        2. Nice and Dead by Lawrence Treat, pp. 54-66
        3. Blue Moon by Gil Brewer, pp. 67-73
        4. The Very Reluctant Corpse by Brett Halliday, pp. 74-120
        5. Awry in a Parade by Paul Yawitz, pp. 121-125
        6. Pit of Fear by Clayton Matthews, pp. 126-139
        7. The Drop of a Pin by Christopher Anvil, pp. 140-152
        8. Dear Mama by Pauline C. Smith, pp. 153-162
      3. [+]
        July 1974 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Death Rides the Black Market by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-50
        2. A Matter of Life and Death by Barry Malzberg and Bill Pronzini, pp. 51-55
        3. Frank Costello by David Mazroff, pp. 56-90
        4. Mother by Gil Brewer, pp. 91-97
        5. Ride to the Killing by Hal Ellson, pp. 98-124
        6. The Jury Caper by Talmage Powell, pp. 125-139
        7. The Terrible Thing by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 140-154
        8. Hour of Reckoning by Herbert Harris, pp. 155-162
      4. [+]
        September 1974 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. The Clue of the Peking Man by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-49
        2. The Deadly Taxicab by Talmage Powell, pp. 50-55
        3. The Dead Survive by Charles W. Runyon, pp. 56-104
        4. Without Music by Carl Henry Rathjen, pp. 105-109
        5. The Dog in the Night by Edward Wellen, pp. 110-114
        6. A Handgun for Protection by John Lutz, pp. 115-124
        7. Woman of Ideas by Joann S. Scheb, pp. 125-130
      5. [+]
        October 1974 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. The Little Girl Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-48
        2. Dog Story by Bill Pronzini and Michael Kurland, pp. 49-53
        3. Doorway To Death by Richard Deming, pp. 54-95
        4. Murder Among Witches by Robert J. Randisi, pp. 96-115
        5. The Urgency of the Situation by Syd Hoff, pp. 116-118
        6. A Life of Her Own by Donald Emerson, pp. 119-124
        7. Roses for Patricia by Paul Yawitz, pp. 125-130
      6. [+]
        December 1974 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Bullets for a Private Eye by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-47
        2. Return To Murder by Patty Brisco, pp. 48-66
        3. An Old Fashioned Girl by Charles E. Fritch, pp. 67-71
        4. The Dirty Killings of Pittsburgh Phil by David Mazroff, pp. 72-96
        5. The Other Side of Reason by John Lutz, pp. 97-105
        6. Agent to the Second Power by James P. Cody, pp. 106-119
        7. Death Day by Jack Leavitt, pp. 120-123
        8. Letter To Mom by Mitsu Yamamoto, pp. 124-130
    6. [+]
      Issues of 1975 = 5 Issues, 38 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1975 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. The Murder Bowl by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-52
        2. The Neptune Fund by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 53-69
        3. Rescue of a Blue Queen by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 70-96
        4. Death of a Mother's Boy by Herbert Harris, pp. 97-102
        5. ...And Then Put Out the Light by C.B. Gilford, pp. 103-113
        6. Survivor by Gary Brandner, pp. 114-121
        7. The Missing Pistol by Arthur Porges, pp. 122-130
      2. [+]
        February 1975 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Darts of Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-53
        2. Deadly Little Green Eyes by Gil Brewer, pp. 54-83
        3. Death of a Butterfly by Herbert Harris, pp. 84-88
        4. Accuse Me, Please by Lawrence Treat, pp. 89-103
        5. Rest Assured by John Lutz, pp. 104-110
        6. The Queer Money by Paul Yawitz, pp. 111-114
        7. Deadly Perceptions by John F. Dobbyn, pp. 115-122
        8. The Corner Room by Clarence Alva Powell, pp. 123-130
      3. [+]
        May 1975 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. The City of Brotherly Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-55
        2. Night Call by Frank D. McSherry, Jr., pp. 56-58
        3. Scream of the Cat by Carl Henry Rathjen, pp. 59-63
        4. Murder On Ice by Peter Germano, pp. 64-105
        5. Angel of Mercy by Edwin P. Hicks, pp. 106-111
        6. Scrogg's End by Bryce Walton, pp. 112-124
        7. Ladies' Man by George Bellefontaine, pp. 125-130
      4. [+]
        June 1975 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Timetable for Terror by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-51
        2. The Incessant Voice by Eleanor Robins, pp. 52-55
        3. The Devil and Carlo Gambino by David Mazroff, pp. 56-78
        4. A Record of Guilt by James McKimmey, pp. 79-86
        5. The Double-Breasted Coat by Herbert Harris, pp. 87-92
        6. Sure Thing by Michael Brett, pp. 93-103
        7. Book of Shadows by George C. Chesbro, pp. 104-125
        8. Lack of Communications by Merle Ahern, pp. 126-130
      5. [+]
        December 1975 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Case of the Reluctant Millionaire by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-43
        2. Vincent Teresa: Bum on the Run by David Mazroff, pp. 44-67
        3. The Embalming Room by Edwin P. Hicks, pp. 68-76
        4. Under the Circumstances by Robert H. Curtis, pp. 77-85
        5. Come To My Murder by Peter Germano, pp. 86-108
        6. The Plunge by Talmage Powell, pp. 109-119
        7. Death in the Garden by Dan Ross, pp. 120-124
        8. Retaliation by Mary Linda Boggia, pp. 125-130
    7. [+]
      Issues of 1976 = 11 Issues, 87 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1976 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Ripoff In Crimson by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-40
        2. The Perfect Patsy by James R. Berry, pp. 41-53
        3. The Dakar Diamond Case by Michael Avallone, pp. 54-67
        4. Compliments of Johnny Hawk by Edward Y. Breese, pp. 68-85
        5. Murder Stalks a Ghost Town by Merle Ahern, pp. 86-99
        6. Tired Old Man by Harlan Ellison, pp. 100-111
        7. The Kris Kringle Caper by A.F. Oreshnik, pp. 112-116
        8. A Stitch In Time by Herbert Harris, pp. 117-121
        9. Snow Job by Carroll Mayers, pp. 122-130
      2. [+]
        February 1976 Issue = 6 Articles
        1. The Bleeding Shadows by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-55
        2. The $3,000,000 Cop by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 56-77
        3. Shakespeare's Left Ear by Lawrence Treat, pp. 78-91
        4. Death Ride by M.G. Ogan, pp. 92-106
        5. Final Gamble by Jeffrey M. Wallmann, pp. 107-122
        6. If You Play With Fire... by Bill Pronzini, pp. 123-130
      3. [+]
        March 1976 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Corpse That Walked Away by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-48
        2. Tiger In the Snow by George C. Chesbro, pp. 49-68
        3. The Motorman by Stanley F. Withe, pp. 69-80
        4. Between You, Me, and the Lamppost by Edward Wellen, pp. 81-89
        5. The Old Heap by Alvin S. Fick, pp. 90-97
        6. The Halt and the Dead by Gary Brandner, pp. 98-111
        7. My Daughter Germaine by Dana Lyon, pp. 112-121
        8. Secret Weapon by Helene Juarez Phipps, pp. 122-130
      4. [+]
        April 1976 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Crime Without Punishment by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-61
        2. Three Man Woman by Wyc Toole, pp. 62-73
        3. The Omega Service by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 74-96
        4. Your Choice by Jack Foxx, pp. 97-102
        5. Chase the Queen by George Warren, pp. 103-112
        6. Dumb Witness by Michael Moore, pp. 113-116
        7. Is There a Doctor in the House? by James Holding, pp. 117-123
        8. All in Day's Work by William P. Noble, pp. 124-130
      5. [+]
        June 1976 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Murder After Midnight by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-49
        2. Summer of Vengeance by Jerry Jacobson and Sonny Alvarez, pp. 68-85
        3. Death Is My Passenger by Charles W. Runyon, pp. 88-115
        4. Look Before You Shoot by Robert Hoskins, pp. 50-63
        5. Change of Luck by Charles M. Andrews, pp. 64-67
        6. The Confession by Sam Wilson, pp. 86-87
        7. Murder Comes To School by M.G. Ogan, pp. 116-124
        8. The Handy Man by Marion M. Markham, pp. 125-130
      6. [+]
        July 1976 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Murder Most Fair by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-48
        2. Church Work by Donald Smyth, pp. 49-52
        3. The Mourning After by James McKimmey, pp. 53-68
        4. Top Billing by Marilyn Granbeck, pp. 69-77
        5. Wheelchair Murder by Frank Sisk, pp. 78-95
        6. Do Not Fold, Spindle or Mutilate by Marcia K. Brown, pp. 96-115
        7. The Long Shadow by Frank Bury, pp. 116-119
        8. Not Just a Number by John Lutz, pp. 120-124
        9. Permission to Murder by Herbert Harris, pp. 125-130
      7. [+]
        August 1976 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Bronze Statue Murders by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-55
        2. The Quick and the Just by Roy Armstrong II, pp. 56-65
        3. Night Dogs by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 66-85
        4. Counterpoint by Wyc Toole, pp. 86-92
        5. Hope Chest by Talmage Powell, pp. 93-107
        6. Hate-in-the-Mist by Herbert Harris, pp. 108-114
        7. Look at the Bright Side by Sharon Herbst, pp. 115-116
        8. Guerre de Plume by Frank Sisk, pp. 117-130
      8. [+]
        September 1976 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. A Climate for Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-58
        2. Bannerman Collection by Edward Wellen, pp. 59-65
        3. The Wrong Door by Dave Bischoff, pp. 66-85
        4. Painted In Crimson by Pauline C. Smith, pp. 86-99
        5. Blind Man's Bluff by John F. Dobbyn, pp. 100-107
        6. In the Soup by James Holding, pp. 108-113
        7. The Square Root of Dead by Michael Kurland and Richard Lupoff, pp. 114-130
      9. [+]
        October 1976 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Death Is Where You Find It by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-55
        2. A Shot Unheard by Gerald Franklyn, pp. 56-69
        3. The Savonarola Syndrome by James Holding, pp. 70-91
        4. Two Birds by Edward Wellen, pp. 92-98
        5. The Third Thursday by Pauline C. Smith, pp. 99-112
        6. The Best-Laid Plan by Basil Wells, pp. 113-117
        7. Highway Hit-Man by Edwin P. Hicks, pp. 118-130
      10. [+]
        November 1976 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. You Can Beat a Frame by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-50
        2. Death of a Don by David Mazroff, pp. 60-87
        3. The Packing Case by James Holding, pp. 51-59
        4. The Eavesdropper by Ruth Wissmann, pp. 88-98
        5. Running Water by Marion S. Moore, pp. 99-104
        6. Rubout by Edward Wellen, pp. 105-114
        7. No Story by Fred J. Curran, pp. 115-119
        8. Sticks and Stones by Alvin Fick, pp. 120-130
      11. [+]
        December 1976 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Redhead At Large by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-50
        2. Or Was She Pushed? by Ernest Savage, pp. 66-82
        3. Day of Judgment by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 51-60
        4. He Who Waits by Virginia Hart, pp. 61-65
        5. McIver's Fancy by Carl Jacobi, pp. 83-91
        6. Hero With a Headache by James Holding, pp. 92-102
        7. To Die a Hero by Robert Kissel, pp. 103-107
        8. Vantage Point by Marjorie Van Der Boom, pp. 108-118
        9. Longshot by Gil Stern, pp. 119-130
    8. [+]
      Issues of 1977 = 11 Issues, 90 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1977 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Murder Maker by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-59
        2. Live By the Sword by Melanie Dulac, pp. 60-73
        3. Death in the Parlor by Philip Donald, pp. 74-90
        4. The Cupcakes by T.A. Keohane, pp. 91-96
        5. The Streak by Michael Cassutt, pp. 97-108
        6. Thirteen Cents for the First Ounce by Mary L. Testa, pp. 109-111
        7. To Stalk a Spectre by Robert E. Tepperman, pp. 112-124
        8. The Hijackers by Lorraine Marise, pp. 125-132
      2. [+]
        February 1977 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. A Contour for Killing by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-48
        2. Cool Dave Burgess by Max F. Harris, pp. 49-55
        3. The Last Days of Al Capone by David Mazroff, pp. 56-82
        4. [+]
          Book Review, p. 83 - 1 Review
          1. The Adventures of Conan Doyle by Charles Higham
        5. A Touch of Red by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 84-93
        6. Ticket To Harperville by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 94-113
        7. Matinee by Ruth Wissmann, pp. 114-121
        8. Sophie by Wilhelmina Raisbeck, pp. 122-132
      3. [+]
        March 1977 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Mexican Payoff by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-46
        2. The Bleeder by Art Crockett, pp. 47-55
        3. Visitor from Bangladesh by Ernest Savage, pp. 56-73
        4. Never Trust a Salesman by Gerald Tomlinson, pp. 74-87
        5. To Mama With Love by Sarah Randall, pp. 88-105
        6. The Wooden Dove by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 106-121
        7. The Fool-Proof Crime by Elton Triplett, pp. 122-130
      4. [+]
        April 1977 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Target---Mike Shayne by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-47
        2. A Case for Curiosity by Wyc Toole, pp. 48-60
        3. Bad Guys Are Nice by Anita Zelman, pp. 61-65
        4. Ransom by Michael J. Hanson, pp. 66-82
        5. An Innocent Man by Herbert Harris, pp. 83-87
        6. Night Drop by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 88-105
        7. The Counterfeit Frame by T.A. Meeks, pp. 106-118
        8. Peter's Second Wife by Joann S. Scheb, pp. 119-122
        9. Sixty Seconds' Delay by Mike Mahony, pp. 123-130
      5. [+]
        May 1977 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. The Verdict Was Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-48
        2. Hit and Run by Edward van der Rhoer, pp. 90-106
        3. The Dark Side by Bill Pronzini, pp. 49-53
        4. The Crimes of Harry Waters by James McKimmey, pp. 54-67
        5. The Barn Dance by B.M. Hoffman, pp. 68-78
        6. Last Night I Heard Him Crying by Jeanne F. Capron, pp. 79-89
        7. Of Course, I Killed Him by Doris L. Goldberg, pp. 107-111
        8. Motive, Motive by Art Crockett, pp. 112-124
        9. Kiss Her Goodbye by Herbert Harris, pp. 125-130
      6. [+]
        June 1977 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Violent Ones by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-48
        2. Mr. Wong Takes a Holiday by Dan Ross, pp. 49-55
        3. Fit for Framing by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 56-75
        4. Cleota by Ernest Savage, pp. 76-94
        5. Final Commitment by David Bradt, pp. 95-101
        6. Radical Solution by Ken Liebowitz, pp. 102-117
        7. Double Decoy by Herbert Harris, pp. 118-120
        8. Daddy's Little Girl by William E. Chambers, pp. 121-130
      7. [+]
        July 1977 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Music for Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-50
        2. The Bleeder by Art Crockett, pp. 51-57
        3. Miracle Cure by Frederick Paul Walter, pp. 58-71
        4. There'll Be Some Changes Made by Don Wall, pp. 72-83
        5. Incident At the Bridge by Nan Hamilton, pp. 84-95
        6. The Finest of Families by George C. Chesbro, pp. 96-105
        7. Special Ingredient by Lorraine Marise, pp. 106-110
        8. One More Kill by Moss Tadrack, pp. 111-117
        9. Night Vision by John David Ball, pp. 118-130
      8. [+]
        August 1977 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Stolen Jewels Caper by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-54
        2. It Must Be You, Harry by Ernest Savage, pp. 55-61
        3. Who Killed Johnny Roselli? by David Mazroff, pp. 62-85
        4. Pure Rotten by John Lutz, pp. 86-89
        5. Death in a Small Hotel by Wilhelmina Raisbeck, pp. 90-101
        6. Comingor by James M. Reasoner, pp. 102-117
        7. Baptism of Blood by Herbert Harris, pp. 118-122
        8. Quiet Neighborhood by Kathleen Hershey, pp. 123-130
      9. [+]
        September 1977 Issue = 5 Articles
        1. A Lady for Killing by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-45
        2. Deja Vu by Helene Juarez Phipps, pp. 46-57
        3. The Apostle Murders by Carole Ottify Grillion, pp. 58-93
        4. Alone At Last by Anita Zelman, pp. 94-111
        5. The Empty House by Dana Lyon, pp. 112-130
      10. [+]
        October 1977 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Hot Ice, Cold Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-44
        2. A Matter of Inches by Philip Segal, pp. 45-47
        3. Chains by Dana Lyon, pp. 48-58
        4. The Only Road To Glory by C.G. Cobb, pp. 59-73
        5. Haven by James M. Reasoner, pp. 74-92
        6. Partners by Hal Ellson, pp. 93-96
        7. The Questionable Cure by Lorraine Marise, pp. 97-101
        8. Cold Flight by Moss Tadrack, pp. 102-110
        9. A Word from Willie by Charles Peterson, pp. 111-121
        10. A Time To Cry by Edward Van Der Rhoer, pp. 122-130
      11. [+]
        November 1977 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. It Had To Be Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-49
        2. Death on the Move by Donal Buchanan, pp. 50-66
        3. The Bent Twig by Virginia Hart, pp. 67-73
        4. The Killers of Santa Cruz by David Mazroff, pp. 74-94
        5. The Claimer Clamor by R.G. Hallawell, pp. 95-104
        6. Death By the Numbers by John Lutz, pp. 105-108
        7. Coma Vigil by Edward Wellen, pp. 109-113
        8. A Body Never Knows by Ruth Wissmann, pp. 114-123
        9. The Decision by Carroll Mayers, pp. 124-130
    9. [+]
      Issues of 1978 = 9 Issues, 78 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1978 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. The Miami Connection by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-53
        2. The Bottle of Wine by Lawrence Treat, pp. 54-67
        3. Flanagan's Faked by Carl Hoffman, pp. 68-97
        4. Funeral In Peachtree by Frank Sisk, pp. 98-109
        5. A Black Leather Cap by Hal Ellson, pp. 110-116
        6. A Death in Topanga by Jack Neworth, pp. 117-125
        7. The Last To Know by Helene Juarez Phipps, pp. 126-130
      2. [+]
        February 1978 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. The Diogenes Murders by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-42
        2. The Happy Pigeon by George Antonich, pp. 43-49
        3. The Press by Steven Knickmeyer, pp. 50-67
        4. The Two Timer by Lawrence Treat, pp. 68-81
        5. Cause of Death by M.G. Ogan, pp. 82-89
        6. The Peace Monger by James McKimmey, pp. 90-105
        7. The Sequel by Frank Sisk, pp. 106-118
        8. One for the Road by James Holding, pp. 119-122
        9. Concrete Evidence by Craig Weeden, pp. 123-130
      3. [+]
        April 1978 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. A Pattern for Terror by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-50
        2. A Crime of Omission by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 58-76
        3. High and Dry by Rick Chaffee, pp. 82-92
        4. Private Ear by Jean Darling, pp. 51-57
        5. Deadhead Coming Down by Margaret Maron, pp. 77-81
        6. Cold Deal by Moss Tadrack, pp. 93-97
        7. Conditioned To Kill by J.F. Peirce, pp. 98-112
        8. Little Girl Lost by Cara Sell, pp. 113-117
        9. The Hunch Player by R.G. Hallawell, pp. 118-130
      4. [+]
        May 1978 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Night of the White Hunter by Brett Halliday, pp. 3-44
        2. The Nameless Crime by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 45-60
        3. Within the Family by Jack Leavitt, pp. 83-98
        4. The Greedy Landlord by Marilyn Whiteside, pp. 61-70
        5. File No. 348 by Nan Hamilton, pp. 71-82
        6. Goldfish Bowl by Nick O'Donohoe, pp. 99-113
        7. The Pro by Robert H. Curtis, pp. 114-116
        8. Backseat Blues by R.G. Hallawell, pp. 117-122
        9. Annie by R.C. Tuttle, pp. 123-130
      5. [+]
        June 1978 Issue = 6 Articles
        1. Deadline for Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-40
        2. The Full Count by Joe R. Lansdale, pp. 57-81
        3. The Sniper by R.G. Pyeatte, pp. 41-56
        4. Cold Laughter by Moss Dadrack, pp. 82-88
        5. Grito by Dwight V. Swain, pp. 89-107
        6. Where There's a Will by James McKimmey, pp. 108-130
      6. [+]
        July 1978 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Printout for Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-43
        2. Death In Brooklyn by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 63-88
        3. Demand Note by Jack Leavitt, pp. 44-53
        4. Marcy and the Duke by R.C. Tuttle, pp. 54-62
        5. Too Much At Stake by D.C. Poyer, pp. 89-97
        6. Corpse In the Alley by Harold Straubing, pp. 98-104
        7. For Old Times Sake by James M. Reasoner, pp. 105-109
        8. Heir Apparent by Jean Darling, pp. 110-114
        9. The Blue Trail by Mike Taylor, pp. 115-124
        10. Sunday Morning Bandit by C.J. Lindo, pp. 125-130
      7. [+]
        August 1978 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Grim Face of Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 2-42
        2. House of the Serpents by Roy Meador, pp. 56-100
        3. Jennifer by R.C. Tuttle, pp. 43-45
        4. Catch Me the Killer by Ken Smith, pp. 46-55
        5. Boxed In by D.C. Poyer, pp. 101-113
        6. The Devil's Elbow by Carl Henry Rathjen, pp. 114-119
        7. Thirty Days by Thomas Dwyer, pp. 120-121
        8. Money In the Bank by Jack Leavitt, pp. 122-130
      8. [+]
        September 1978 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. A Widow for Killing by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-50
        2. The Drexel Site by William A. Ward, pp. 67-86
        3. Stranger In Town by Jean F. Capron, pp. 51-56
        4. Silent Chase by Gerald Tomlinson, pp. 57-66
        5. Same Old Grind by Bill Pronzini, pp. 87-91
        6. Loose Threads by Blaine G. Ryan, pp. 92-106
        7. A Man Could Get Killed by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 107-111
        8. Old Tiger by Richard G. Pyeatte, pp. 112-125
        9. Grief Counselor by Julie Smith, pp. 126-128
        10. The Watchman by D.H. Lastine, pp. 129-132
      9. [+]
        November 1978 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Bury Your Later by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-43
        2. Man in the Morgue by James M. Reasoner, pp. 44-56
        3. The Boy in the Casket by Jim Dawson, pp. 57-72
        4. Double Cross by William Miller, pp. 73-80
        5. After Class by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 81-95
        6. Little Birds by Kenneth Moore, pp. 96-100
        7. By the Chimney With Care by Nick O'Donohoe, pp. 101-116
        8. A Matter of Pride by R.A. Moore, pp. 117-121
        9. Graveyard Shift by M.R. James, pp. 122-124
        10. The Old College Try by R. Mason, pp. 125-132
    10. [+]
      Issues of 1979 = 11 Issues, 106 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1979 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Contract On A Corpse by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-37
        2. No Crime in the Hills by John C. Boland, pp. 38-42
        3. The Shark Killer by James M. Gilmore, pp. 43-54
        4. Murder Is My Business by Bill Pronzini and Barry Malzberg, pp. 55-58
        5. The Colonel Won't Attend by William L. Fieldhouse, pp. 59-82
        6. Eve of Destruction by D.C. Poyer, pp. 83-93
        7. In a Foreign City by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 94-100
        8. Three Birds by James M. Reasoner, pp. 101-108
        9. Cold Sea by Moss Tadrack, pp. 109-114
        10. His Name Was Legion by Bill Pronzini, pp. 115-118
        11. Pigeons by James McKimmey, pp. 119-126
        12. The Little Room by Jack Ritchie, pp. 127-132
      2. [+]
        February 1979 Issue = 6 Articles
        1. Murder To Come by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-46
        2. Mistaken Identity by Mike Taylor, pp. 47-49
        3. Junk Man by Ben Satterfield, pp. 50-75
        4. Smuggler's Toy by Jack Leavitt, pp. 76-83
        5. Inspector Beware by Russ Cone, pp. 84-104
        6. The Spy Came D.O.A. by William L. Fieldhouse, pp. 105-132
      3. [+]
        March 1979 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Murder Go Round by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-37
        2. A Touch of Parmigiana by Lawrence Treat, pp. 38-49
        3. The Gun by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 50-55
        4. Slick Murder by William L. Fieldhouse, pp. 56-78
        5. Dying In Dublin by Jean Darling, pp. 79-93
        6. The Beige Mercedes by Kenneth Gavrell, pp. 94-108
        7. The Price of Peace by Patricia L. Schulze, pp. 109-115
        8. The $100,000 Collar by James M. Reasoner, pp. 116-121
        9. A Word About Mike Shayne by Brett Halliday, pp. 122-123
        10. A Toast To Mama Heidi-Dog by Diana Hansen, pp. 124-132
      4. [+]
        April 1979 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. The Scent of Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-47
        2. Three Hot Days by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 48-55
        3. One Blonde, Well Dead by Joe R. Lansdale, pp. 56-85
        4. All the Way Home by James M. Reasoner, pp. 86-96
        5. Pit of Time by Frank Sisk, pp. 97-107
        6. Sacrifice by Richard A. Moore, pp. 108-112
        7. Speak To Me, Marcel by R. Edward Moore, pp. 113-123
        8. Murder Blooms by Charles E. Fritch, pp. 124-132
      5. [+]
        June 1979 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Twice As Deadly by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-45
        2. Happy Ending by Ben Satterfield, pp. 46-59
        3. Going Away Present by Tom McBride, pp. 60-65
        4. Tough Cop's Girl by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 66-78
        5. A Drink Before Dying by William L. Fieldhouse, pp. 79-99
        6. [+]
          Book Review: Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 100-102 - 7 Reviews
          1. Madman at My Door by Hillary Waugh
          2. Asterisk Destiny by Campbell Black
          3. The Unexploded Man by Leslie Watkins
          4. Azor! by Jim Henaghan
          5. Annerton Pit by Peter Dickinson
          6. The Detectives by Frank Smyth and Myles Ludwig
          7. The World of Raymond Chandler by Miriam Gross
        7. Catlady by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 103-115
        8. Shave by D.J. Pass, pp. 116-122
        9. The Hunting Season by Lee Somerville, pp. 123-132
      6. [+]
        July 1979 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. The Guadeloupe Caper by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-43
        2. Leave It To A Pro by Dick Stodghill, pp. 44-57
        3. Touch by Charles E. Fritch, pp. 58-65
        4. Final Payoff by Robert Turner, pp. 66-76
        5. Ambulance Report by Morgan Powell, pp. 77-79
        6. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 80-84 - 9 Reviews
          1. Thursday the Rabbi Walked Out by Harry Kemelman
          2. No Sign of Life by Michael Delving
          3. The Pro-Am Murders by Patrick Cake
          4. False Flags by Noel Hynd
          5. Singled Out by Steven Whitney
          6. The Rembrandt Decisions by Anne V. Badgley
          7. Salvage Job by Michael Kirk
          8. Code Z by Joel L. Swerdlow
          9. True Confessions by John Gregory Dunne
        7. The House In Downey by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 85-114
        8. Ambush In Bangkok by Mike Taylor, pp. 115-123
        9. Cruising by M.J. Shimmel, pp. 124-127
        10. Methods for Murder by Larry T. Shaw, pp. 128-132
      7. [+]
        August 1979 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne's Mystery Makers, p. 4
        2. No day for Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-45
        3. The Golden Lady by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 46-51
        4. Straight Falls by R.G. Hallawell, pp. 52-55
        5. The Tattered Corpse by W.L. Fieldhouse, pp. 56-75
        6. The Eleventh Day by Grover Brinkman, pp. 76-81
        7. A Problem in Communication by Gary Arpin, pp. 82-92
        8. Meet Me at the Cash Bar by Wade H. Mosby, pp. 93-99
        9. Someone with a Knife by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 100-117
        10. Carmen Kathleen Hershey, pp. 118-121
        11. Friend of the Family by Jack Ritchie, pp. 122-125
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 8 Reviews
          1. Prince Jack by Frank Spiering
          2. Reverend Randollph and the Fall from Grace, Inc. by Charles Merrill Smith
          3. X Marks the Spot by Michael Butterworth
          4. Sherbourne's Folly by Nora Barry
          5. Sergeant Verity and the Imperial Diamond by Francis Selwyn
          6. Out of the Mouths of Graves by Robert Bloch
          7. Keeper of the Children by William H. Hallahan
          8. Murder by Microphone by John Reeves#2
      8. [+]
        September 1979 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 4
        2. Lady from the Grave by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-45
        3. A Spark of Imagination by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 46-52
        4. To Love Thy Neighbor by Lawrence Treat, pp. 53-59
        5. Triple Indemnity by Charles E. Fritch, pp. 60-65
        6. Adversaries by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 66-83
        7. Down in the Valley by James M. Reasoner, pp. 84-89
        8. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 90-92 - 11 Reviews
          1. Lazarus Man by John Lutz
          2. Random Track to Peking by Austin Ferguson
          3. Verdict of Thirteen by Julian Symons
          4. Death Stalk by Bob Langley
          5. Pandora Man by Kerry Newcomb and Frank Schaefer
          6. In at the Kill by E.X. Ferrars
          7. Acts of Mercy by Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg
          8. The Caliph Intrigue by Leigh James
          9. Cold Turkey by Timothy Childs
          10. The Unicorn Group by Lee R. Bobker
          11. Live Bait by Bill Knox
        9. Where Is Danny Storm? by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 93-102
        10. The Wrong Number by Julie Smith, pp. 103-107
        11. Black As the Night by Joe R. Lansdale and Lewis Shiner, pp. 108-132
      9. [+]
        October 1979 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Written In Blood by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-46
        2. The Fourth Straw by Dana Lyon, pp. 47-57
        3. The World of Dipsy Dooley by T.A. Meeks, pp. 58-65
        4. Johnny Ninety by Dick Stodghill, pp. 66-83
        5. The Long Treason by Robert Lopresti, pp. 84-89
        6. First Arraignment by Louise Brownlee, pp. 90-95
        7. The Conference Kill by W.L. Fieldhouse, pp. 96-117
        8. Only a Ticket by Pat Hilton, pp. 118-126
        9. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 12 Reviews
          1. The Old Man in the Corner by Emmuska Orczy
          2. Murder from the East by Carroll J. Daly
          3. Norgil the Magician by Maxwell Grant
          4. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
          5. Guaranteed to Fade by George Bagby
          6. Deadly Trap by Hugh Pentecost
          7. The Nighttime Guy by Tony Kenrick
          8. Spore 7 by Clancy Carlile
          9. My Brother, the Druggist by Marvin Kaye
          10. Fire in the Barley by Frank Parrish
          11. The Deadly Piece by Pete Hamill
          12. The Fan by Bob Randall
      10. [+]
        November 1979 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 4
        2. Murder At Mardi Gras by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-43
        3. Circle of Death by David Knox, pp. 44-66
        4. Stairway To Nowhere by Edward D. Hoch and Joseph Cummings, pp. 67-86
        5. The Tuesday Murders by Gary Brandner, pp. 87-99
        6. The Fourth Homer by Michael Avallone, pp. 100-104
        7. Five Easy Lessons by James M. Reasoner, pp. 105-111
        8. Dinner for a Dead Man by Gary Alexander, pp. 112-117
        9. A Will and a Way by Sidney Richardson, pp. 118-123
        10. Who Wrote It?, pp. 124-126
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 6 Reviews
          1. Spence at the Blue Bazaar by Michael Derek Allen
          2. Lions at Night by Richard Himmel
          3. The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin
          4. The Killer Breath by John Wyllie
          5. The Edge of the Tightrope by John H. Drew
          6. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Literary Biography by Ralph E. Hone
      11. [+]
        December 1979 Issue = 8 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 4
        2. The Phoenix Gambit by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-50
        3. Death on the Strip by Gary Brandner, pp. 51-81
        4. Tracy's Last Party by William L. Fieldhouse, pp. 82-104
        5. Guardian of the Hearth by Richard Deming, pp. 105-119
        6. Freak Out by Paul Powlesland, pp. 120-124
        7. Detective Quiz, p. 125
        8. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 8 Reviews
          1. A Clutch of Vipers by Jack S. Scott
          2. The Ampersand Papers by Michael Innes
          3. The Fields of Eden by Michael T. Hinkemeyer
          4. Wycliffe and the Scapegoat by W.J. Burley
          5. The Burgos Contract by Angus Ross
          6. The Great Detectives by Otto Penzler
          7. Dance of the Dwarfs by Geoffrey Household
          8. The Tell-Tale Heart by Julian Symons
  4. [+]
    Issues of the 1980s = 6 Years, 53 Issues, 659 Articles
    1. [+]
      Issues of 1980 = 12 Issues, 167 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1980 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 4
        2. Diamonds Are Deadly by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-52
        3. Death on the Strip by Gary Brandner, pp. 53-85
        4. The Last Passenger by Francis M. Nevins, Jr., pp. 86-95
        5. Just Like the Old Days by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 96-103
        6. Affirmative Action by Jon L. Breen, pp. 104-107
        7. Sunshine and Shadow by Rex Levie and Elizabeth Levie, pp. 108-114
        8. The Principal of the Thing by Susan Szafranski, pp. 115-120
        9. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 121-123 - 4 Reviews
          1. The Rolling Heads by Aaron Marc Stein
          2. Tomorrow's Ghost by Anthony Price
          3. Over the Edge by Sarah Kemp
          4. As Her Wimsey Took Her by Margaret P. Hannay
        10. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 124-127
        11. Movie Quiz, pp. 128-132
      2. [+]
        February 1980 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 4
        2. Murder By the Bay by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-54
        3. Mike's Mail (Letters from readers), p. 55
        4. The Two-Star Corpse by W.L. Fieldhouse, pp. 56-75
        5. Born-Again Killer by Betty Ren Wright, pp. 76-83
        6. High Bid by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 84-93
        7. Murder Movies, pp. 94-95
        8. The Alphabet Murders by Jack Ritchie, pp. 96-110
        9. The Million Dollar Brain and the Strange Case of Louie the Hippo by Harold Straubing, pp. 111-118
        10. Fair's Fair by Jack Petree, pp. 119-126
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 12 Reviews
          1. The Formula by Steve Shagan
          2. The Last Decathlon by John Redgate
          3. The Land of Leys by L.P. Davies
          4. Brainfire by Campbell Black
          5. The Doomsday Scroll by Barbara Rogers
          6. Falling Star by Lillian O'Donnell
          7. Angle of Attack by Rex Burns
          8. Gold by Gemini by Jonathan Gash
          9. Visa to Limbo by William Haggard
          10. Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird by Frank Thomas
          11. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
          12. Cassis: Resort to Vengeance by Mark Walker
      3. [+]
        March 1980 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 4
        2. Payoff In Blood by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-50
        3. Death and the Dancing Shadows by James M. Reasoner, pp. 51-70
        4. A Fear of Spiders by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 71-90
        5. Vulcan's Widow by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 91-104
        6. Voices in the Wind by Gary Brandner, pp. 105-107
        7. Stiff Intruders by Richard Laymon, pp. 108-113
        8. Changes by Pauline C. Smith, pp. 114-118
        9. Tickets for the Game by Dick Stodghill, pp. 119-126
        10. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 8 Reviews
          1. The Glow by Howard Kaminsky and Susan Kaminsky
          2. Ransom Town by Peter Alding
          3. The Homicidal Horse by Hugh Pentecost
          4. Mugger's Day by George Bagby
          5. Holy Disorders by Edmund Crispin
          6. Murder for Pleasure by Howard Haycraft
          7. The Murder Book by Tage La Cour and Harald Modensen
          8. A Catalogue of Crime by Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor
      4. [+]
        April 1980 Issue = 15 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 4
        2. The Golden Buddha Caper by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-45
        3. Who Was the Killer? by Sandra W. Stange, p. 46
        4. The Man in the Moon by James M. Reasoner, pp. 47-69
        5. "SM---" by W.L. Fieldhouse, pp. 70-90
        6. The Sweetest Revenge by Diane Chapman, p. 91
        7. Ed Noon's Minute Mysteries by Michael Avallone, pp. 92-93
        8. A Real Nice Guy by William F. Nolan, pp. 94-102
        9. Midsummer Night's Scream by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 103-111
        10. How To Kill A Hostage by Richard Reinsmith, pp. 112-118
        11. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 119-126
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-130 - 11 Reviews
          1. Hawks by Joseph Amiel
          2. Tunnel War by Joe Poyer
          3. Tunnel by Hal Friedman
          4. Port Arthur Chicken by Tony Chiu
          5. Good Night and Good-Bye by Timothy Harris
          6. The Eleventh Little Indian by Jecquemard-Senecal
          7. Point of Honour by Alan Scholefield
          8. Nightmare by Richard Owen
          9. The Mozart Score by Edwin Leather
          10. The Bibliography of Crime Fiction, 1749-1975 by Allen J. Hubin
          11. Murder by Mail by Michael L. Cook
        13. Siege In Dublin by Jean Darling, pp. 131-142
        14. Three Dead Deadbeats by Robert Fester and Joe R. Lansdale, pp. 143-151
        15. George by R.C. Tuttle, pp. 152-164
      5. [+]
        May 1980 Issue = 16 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 4
        2. The Bedlam File by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-54
        3. The Basics of Murder by Stephen Mertz, pp. 55-75
        4. Unhappy Hour by Paul Gleeson, pp. 76-84
        5. The Ides of April by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 85-88
        6. The Hunger of Deputy Ed Harker by John C. Carr, pp. 89-101
        7. Now Pull the Trigger by Robert Hoskins, pp. 102-112
        8. Let No Man Put Asunder by Margaret B. Maron, pp. 113-121
        9. One Plus One Is What? by John M. Hebert, pp. 122-135
        10. The Cliche Blues by John Peterson, pp. 136-140
        11. Just Dessert by Peg Fellows, pp. 141-144
        12. The What-If Twist by Russell Newton Roman, pp. 145-154
        13. Mike Shamus by Fred Fredericks, p. 155
        14. Ed Noon's Minute Mysteries by Michael Avallone, pp. 156-157
        15. Michael Shayne, Detective by Andy Jaysnovitch, p. 158
        16. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 159-164 - 7 Reviews
          1. The Deadly Document by Michael Bar-Zohar
          2. Backfire by Clive Egleton
          3. Lincoln Diddle by Barbara Steward and Dwight Steward
          4. The Wolves Came Down from the Mountain by Michael Strong
          5. The Lord Mayor of Death by Marian Babson
          6. Cover Stories by Robert Rosenblum
          7. The Third Identity by Rosemary Gatenby
      6. [+]
        June 1980 Issue = 14 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 4
        2. Murder In Paradise by Brett Halliday, pp. 5-55
        3. Deep, Without Pity by Lewis Shiner, pp. 56-79
        4. The Reaper's Scythe by W.L. Fieldhouse, pp. 80-101
        5. Mike Shamus by Fred Fredericks, p. 102
        6. The Traveling Man by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 103-110
        7. Strange But True, p. 111
        8. Ed Noon's Minute Mysteries by Mike Avallone, pp. 112-113
        9. Famous Secretaries (Quiz), pp. 114-116
        10. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 117-119 - 6 Reviews
          1. The Koberg Link by Arthur Maling
          2. An Incident in Iceland by Bill Knox
          3. Celebration for Murder by Ruth H. Wissmann
          4. The October Cabaret by Erica Quest
          5. A Golden Fleecing by Robert Upton
          6. Treachery in Type by Josephine Bell
        11. The Lord Provides by L.J. Washburn, pp. 120-123
        12. Nobody Loves a Fat Man by Joseph Commings, pp. 124-126
        13. Strange But True, p. 127
        14. Escape Artist by Joe R. Lansdale, pp. 128-132
      7. [+]
        July 1980 Issue = 19 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 4-5
        2. Encore for Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 6-54
        3. Who's Who in the Pulps (A Quiz), pp. 55-56
        4. The Turning Point by Hal Charles, pp. 57-61
        5. Girl in the Dark by Chester H. Carlfi, pp. 62-67
        6. In the Cards by Alan J. Warren, pp. 68-77
        7. A Company Man by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 78-83
        8. Strange But True, p. 84
        9. Miek Shamus (Cartoon Strip) by Fred Fredericks, p. 85
        10. Ed Noon's Minute Mysteries by Michael Avallone, pp. 86-87
        11. Man With the Cigarette by Robert Edmond Alter, pp. 88-92
        12. A Passing Stranger by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 93-97
        13. The Enigma of Andrew Marler by Mel D. Ames, pp. 98-104
        14. Strange But True, p. 105
        15. Bells by Gary Arpin, pp. 106-115
        16. Obituary by Thomas Dwyer, pp. 116-117
        17. Strange But True, p. 118
        18. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 119-125
        19. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 7 Reviews
          1. Slay Me a Sinner by Pierre Audemars
          2. Sting of the Honeybee by Frank Parrish
          3. Counterflood by Kit Thackeray
          4. The Adam Sleep by Winfred Van Atta
          5. The Lure by Felice Picano
          6. Minor Murders by Joe L. Hensley
          7. Mystery Stranger Than Fiction by Leo Grex
      8. [+]
        August 1980 Issue = 13 Articles
        1. The Viper Conspiracy by Brett Halliday, pp. 6-54
        2. The Last Word by James M. Reasoner, pp. 55-65
        3. A Blend of Murder by Dick Stodghill, pp. 66-74
        4. Just One More by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 75-78
        5. Conduct Unbecoming by Sean McMartin, pp. 79-91
        6. Patterns by Dan J. Marlowe, pp. 92-99
        7. Cold Green Light by Moss Tadrack, pp. 100-110
        8. Looney Tune by Terry Black, pp. 111-115
        9. Ed Noon's Minute Mysteries by Michael Avallone, pp. 116-117
        10. Mike's Mail (letters from Readers), pp. 118-124
        11. Mike Shamus (Cartoon) by Fred Fredericks, p. 125
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-128 - 9 Reviews
          1. Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker
          2. The Attending Physician by R.B. Dominic
          3. The Master Sniper by Stephen Hunter
          4. The Casebook of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov
          5. Then Came Violence by John Ball
          6. Eastwind/Westwind by James J. Nordhoff
          7. Black Aura by John Sladek
          8. Kill Claudio by P.M. Hubbard
          9. The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull
        13. TV Detectives (A Quiz), pp. 129-132
      9. [+]
        September 1980 Issue = 13 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 4-5
        2. Yesterday's Angel by Brett Halliday, pp. 6-57
        3. Outlaws by Carl Hoffman, pp. 58-73
        4. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), p. 74
        5. You Can Go Now by Dennis Etchison, pp. 75-84
        6. Cop Killer by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 85-93
        7. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), p. 94
        8. Correspondence With a Bicycle Thief by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 95-102
        9. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), p. 103
        10. The Opponent by Edmund R. Shields, pp. 104-114
        11. The Smiling Corpse by Lee G. Moler, pp. 115-124
        12. Mike Shamus (Cartoon) by Fred Fredericks, p. 125
        13. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 8 Reviews
          1. Some Die Eloquent by Catherine Aird
          2. Five Minutes to Midnight by Sabi H. Shabtai
          3. Hand Over Mind by Marc Lovell
          4. Who Knows Julie Gordon? by Kage Booton
          5. The Lime Pit by Jonathan Valin
          6. Murder Murder Little Star by Marian Babson
          7. Epidemic 9 by Richard A. Lerner and Max Gunther
          8. The Deception by Celia Dale
      10. [+]
        October 1980 Issue = 15 Articles
        1. Mayhem in the Magic City [1943] by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-56
        2. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 57
        3. Pulp Pioneer of the Private Eye [1927-1940] by William F. Nolan, pp. 58-67
        4. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 68
        5. The Daltonic Fireman [2099] by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 69-73
        6. The Singer At Dawn [45 A.D.] by James M. Reasoner and L.J. Washburn, pp. 74-86
        7. Death of a Pulpster [1935] by Mike Taylor, pp. 87-96
        8. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 97
        9. Sweet Violets [1888] by Michael Avallone, pp. 98-101
        10. Time Out for Murder [1944] by Larry Sternig, pp. 102-111
        11. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 112
        12. Sweet Alice [1932] by Clayton Matthews, pp. 113-121
        13. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 122
        14. Don't Touch That Dial [1949] by Paul Gleeson, pp. 123-126
        15. [+]
          Stiff Competition [350 B.C.-1980 A.D.] by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 8 Reviews
          1. Aristotle Detective by Margaret A. Doody
          2. One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
          3. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes, by John H. Watson, M.D. by Loren D. Estleman
          4. Murder in the Hellfire Club by Donald Zochert
          5. Felony File by Dell Shannon
          6. The Grail Tree by Jonathan Gash
          7. A Handbook for Spies by Wolfgang Lotz
          8. A Talent to Deceive by Robert Barnard
      11. [+]
        November 1980 Issue = 18 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 4-5
        2. Killer's Eve by Brett Halliday, pp. 6-56
        3. The Complete History of Mankind After World War III by Chester H. Carlfi, p. 57
        4. Tough by John Lutz, pp. 58-67
        5. Mike Shamus by Fred Fredericks, p. 68
        6. A Matter of Observation by Mel D. Ames, pp. 69-86
        7. Mad Hare by John C. Boland, pp. 87-91
        8. The Final Rejection by Vicki Shaull Carleton, pp. 92-94
        9. Miek's Mail, p. 95
        10. Murder In Mind by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 96-99
        11. The Vampire Man by Percy Spurlark Parker, pp. 100-102
        12. A Little Light Larceny by Arthur Moore, pp. 103-108
        13. Miek's Mail, p. 109
        14. A Quiet Death by Jon L. Breen, pp. 110-115
        15. Candy Store by Gene Murray, pp. 116-118
        16. Ed Noon's Minute Mysteries by Michael Avallone, pp. 119-120
        17. Miek's Mail, pp. 121-126
        18. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 4 Reviews
          1. The Slasher by Michael Collins
          2. The Spy Game by Marc Lovell
          3. Ciphered by Scott Keech
          4. The Bishop in the Back Seat by Clarissa Watson
      12. [+]
        December 1980 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 4-5
        2. All the Faces of Fear by Brett Halliday, pp. 6-56
        3. Bogart: Screen Detective, pp. 57-58
        4. Murder Under the Christmas Tree by W.L. Fieldhouse, pp. 59-81
        5. What Has Evy Done? by Michelle Lundgren, pp. 82-95
        6. Slices of Sylvia by Steven Utley, pp. 96-105
        7. Beyond a Shadow by Susanne Shaphren, pp. 106-110
        8. For the Good of Society by Jack Ritchie, pp. 111-113
        9. Mr. Bartholomew by V.C. Kreuiter, pp. 114-121
        10. Ed Noon's Minute Mysteries by Michael Avallone, pp. 122-123
        11. Mike Shamus (cartoon) by Fred Fredericks, pp. 124-126
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 7 Reviews
          1. And Always a Detective by R.F. Stewart
          2. Liars and Tyrants and People Who Turn Blue by Barbara Paul
          3. The Chameleon Variant by Carol K. Mack and David Ehrenfeld
          4. The Door to Doom, and Other Detections by John Dickson Carr
          5. The Killing of Katie Steelstock by Michael Gilbert
          6. Solo by Jack Higgins
          7. A Pint of Murder by Alisa Craig
    2. [+]
      Issues of 1981 = 7 Issues, 101 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1981 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Black Lotus by Brett Halliday, pp. 6-58
        2. The Man in the Huberlin Place by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 59-92
        3. The Right Bait by Carter Stewart, pp. 93-100
        4. Not in the Script by Carl Henry Rathjen, pp. 101-104
        5. Bedroom Set by Richard Grant, pp. 105-112
        6. Gittin By by Jay Fox, pp. 113-116
        7. Dear Amity by Hal Charles, pp. 117-121
        8. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 4-5
        9. The World of Mystery Fandom by Stephen Mertz, pp. 122-123
        10. Mike Shamus (Cartoon Strip) by Fred Fredericks, pp. 124-125
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 11 Reviews
          1. People of Darkness by Tony Hillerman
          2. Fen Country by Edmund Crispin
          3. Murder in Canton by Robert van Gulik
          4. The Monkey and the Tiger by Robert van Gulik
          5. Bullet Train by Joseph Rance and Arei Kato
          6. The Florentine Table by Paul Durst
          7. Dominoes by John William Wainwright
          8. Dashiell Hammett: A Descriptive Bibliography by Richard Layman
          9. Raymond Chandler: A Descriptive Bibliography by Matthew J. Bruccoli
          10. Improbable Fiction by Jan Cohn
          11. The Decoding of Edwin Drood by Charles Forsyte
      2. [+]
        April 1981 Issue = 14 Articles
        1. Fit for a Corpse by Brett Halliday, pp. 6-54
        2. Rubbish by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 55-66
        3. Mother Love by Richard Deming, pp. 67-76
        4. The Beacon by Talmage Powell, pp. 77-86
        5. Faithful Unto Death by Peter Magnus, pp. 87-91
        6. Personality Conflict by Gary Alexander, pp. 92-94
        7. Salami On Rye by Hal Ellson, pp. 95-98
        8. Deadly Sunday by E.L. Knouse, pp. 99-106
        9. Another Close Call by Lenora K. Rogers, pp. 107-108
        10. Outback by James M. Reasoner, pp. 109-118
        11. Don't the Windows Look Nice by Paul Young, pp. 119-123
        12. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 4-5
        13. Mike Shamus (Cartoon Strip) by Fred Fredericks, pp. 124-125
        14. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 7 Reviews
          1. Once a Spy by Robert Footman
          2. Runway to Death by Macartney Filgate
          3. A Tiger in Red Weather by John Wyllie
          4. A Choice of Crimes by Lesley Egan
          5. Consequence of Crime by Elizabeth Linington
          6. Motor City Blue by Loren D. Estleman
          7. The Chief Inspector's Daughter by Sheila Radley
      3. [+]
        May 1981 Issue = 13 Articles
        1. The Stalker of Biscayne Bay by Brett Halliday, pp. 6-56
        2. Assassination---Middle East by Joseph Commings, pp. 58-75
        3. In the Key of Murder by Hal Charles, pp. 78-86
        4. Whistle by Mignon Glass, pp. 87-91
        5. Don't Dare Reject This Manuscript by William Schoell, pp. 92-102
        6. Animal Sounds by Don Wall, pp. 103-106
        7. Delayed Verdict by R.C. Tuttle, pp. 107-118
        8. Saturday Night Special by Terry Black, pp. 119-124
        9. Mike Shayne Mystery Makes, pp. 4-5
        10. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), p. 57
        11. Doc Savage by Michael Avallone and Frank Hamilton, pp. 76-77
        12. Mike Shamus (Cartoon Strip) by Fred Fredericks, pp. 125-126
        13. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 5 Reviews
          1. The Blood of an Englishman by James McClure
          2. The Dead Side of the Mike by Simon Brett
          3. A Question of Quarry by George Bagby
          4. Cage of Mirrors by Robert J. Ray
          5. The Flight of a Dragon by Lee Bobker
      4. [+]
        September 1981 Issue = 17 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 4-5
        2. Killer's Cruise by Brett Halliday, pp. 6-57
        3. Bucknell's Law by Clayton Matthews, pp. 58-64
        4. Going To Pot by Patty Matthews, pp. 65-70
        5. Uncle Max Was Bleeding by Arthur Moore, pp. 71-72
        6. Dear Strangler by Gary Brandner, pp. 73-80
        7. The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend by Dan J. Marlowe, pp. 81-85
        8. Blarney by Richard Laymon, pp. 86-93
        9. Counselor At Law by Carl Panzran, pp. 94-97
        10. The Phantom Detective by Michael Avallone and Frank Hamilton, pp. 98-99
        11. The Brass Ring by Jack Matcha, pp. 100-106
        12. Night Run by William L. Story, pp. 107-122
        13. Mike Shamus (Cartoon Strip) by Fred Fredericks, pp. 123-124
        14. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 125-127 - 7 Reviews
          1. Six Nuns and a Shotgun by Colin Watson
          2. Angel Death by Patricia Moyes
          3. Suicide Most Foul by J.G. Jeffreys
          4. Passing Strange by Catherine Aird
          5. Act of Love by Joe R. Lansdale
          6. What About Murder? by Jon L. Breen
          7. The Glass-Sided Ants' Nest by Peter Dickinson
        15. Stumped by Robert Lopresti, p. 128
        16. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 129-132
        17. Cover painting by Merle Keller
      5. [+]
        October 1981 Issue = 13 Articles
        1. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 4-5
        2. The Full Moon Means Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 6-49
        3. Coyote and Quarter Moon by Bill Pronzini and Jeffrey Wallmann, pp. 50-69
        4. The Soul Ghoul by Joe R. Lansdale, pp. 70-85
        5. The Easter Gathering by Ed Okonowicz, pp. 86-96
        6. Night of the Goblin by Talmage Powell, pp. 97-104
        7. Sleight of Hand by Ron Montana, pp. 105-110
        8. Spooked by Richard Laymon, pp. 111-113
        9. Give Until It Stops Hurting by C. Bruce Hunter, pp. 114-117
        10. The Stones of Merytaten by Geoffrey Bush, pp. 118-122
        11. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 123-126
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 7 Reviews
          1. The Mordida Man by Ross Thomas
          2. The Third Grave by David Case
          3. A Body for a Buddy by Aaron Marc Stein
          4. Death of a Ship-Owner by Thomas Henege
          5. The Shadow Man by John Lutz
          6. The Pew Group by Anthony Oliver
          7. Dorothy L. Sayers: A Biography by James Brabazon
        13. Cover Painting by Merle Keller
      6. [+]
        November 1981 Issue = 19 Articles
        1. A Cry in the Night by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-43
        2. Plot Counterplot by Carl Hoffman, pp. 49-76
        3. Little Clues by Marilyn Witter, pp. 80-81
        4. Devil Worms by George T. Anagnos, pp. 82-91
        5. Double Burden by Sandra Wiggins Stange, p. 92
        6. Welcome To the Big Leagues by Hal Charles, pp. 94-97
        7. Wait for Me by Thomas Dwyer, pp. 98-99
        8. Golden Boy by Gary Alexander, pp. 100-106
        9. Bottoms Up by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 107-108
        10. Forget-Me-Not by Bonnie Rauscher, pp. 110-113
        11. You Can't Kiss a Corpse by Michael Avallone, pp. 114-117
        12. Hawkshaw the Detective, pp. 44-47
        13. The Desperate Hours (Bogie Movie Ad), p. 48
        14. Mike Shamus (Cartoon Strip) by Fred Fredericks, pp. 77-79
        15. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 93
        16. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 109
        17. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 118-120
        18. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 121-125
        19. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 9 Reviews
          1. The Shining Day by Frank Ross
          2. Now Dead Is Any Man by Pierre Audemars
          3. The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
          4. The Trade by William H. Hallahan
          5. All That Glitters by Elizabeth Powers
          6. Final Cut by Pamela Chais
          7. The Amateur by Robert Littell
          8. Blood Ties by Alexandra Roudybush
          9. A Killing in Antiques by Bill Knox
      7. [+]
        December 1981 Issue = 14 Articles
        1. Death in the Dailies by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-50
        2. The Santa Claus Killer by Mel D. Ames, pp. 51-77
        3. The Next One's for Real by Michael Scott Cain, pp. 78-86
        4. The Bun Man by Lee Duigon, pp. 87-94
        5. A Real Phony by Dov Ben-Galil, pp. 95-100
        6. Deadly Dancer by William Stetson, pp. 101-106
        7. A Mother's Heart by Talmage Powell, pp. 114-122
        8. 'Twas the Night Past the Murder by Vicki Shaull Carleton, pp. 112-113
        9. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 107
        10. Fu Manchu by Michael Avallone and Frank Hamilton, pp. 108-110
        11. Mike Shamus (Cartoon Strip) by Fred Fredericks, p. 111
        12. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 123
        13. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 124-125
        14. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 9 Reviews
          1. False Witness by Dorothy Uhnak
          2. From Thunder Bay by Arthur Maling
          3. Suspect by B.M. Gill
          4. Send in the Lions by Eric Clark
          5. The Bride of Lowther Fell by Margaret Forster
          6. Drink This by Eileen Dewhurst
          7. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
          8. Fall from Grace by Victor Canning
          9. A Question of Inheritance by Josephine Bell
    3. [+]
      Issues of 1982 = 8 Issues, 89 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1982 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Beautiful But Dead by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-51
        2. Holiday Homicide by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 52-67
        3. The Garrulous Garrity Grand Scam by Francis M. Nevins, Jr., pp. 69-84
        4. A Singular Fascination by Phillip Sterling, pp. 111-126
        5. The Adventure of the Mocking Devil by Charles Peterson, pp. 85-96
        6. All Summer Long by Peter Notier, pp. 98-101
        7. Learn Murder By Mail by Yuri Prizel, pp. 102-104
        8. The Movement by Jay Fox, pp. 105-109
        9. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 97
        10. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 110
        11. Mike Shamus (Cartoon Strip) by Fred Fredericks, p. 68
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 9 Reviews
          1. Twentieth-Century Crime and Mystery Writers by John M. Riley
          2. Going for Gold by Emma Lathen
          3. Dark Blue and Dangerous by Jonathan Ross
          4. A Treasury Alarm by Jocelyn Davey
          5. The Grub-and-Stakers Move a Mountain by Charlotte MacLeod
          6. Dead Man's Tears by Joel Newman
          7. Run, Sara, Run by Anne Worboys
          8. Dark Flight by John Rossiter
          9. The Eisenhower Deception by Clive Egleton
      2. [+]
        February 1982 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Doomsday Island by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-58
        2. Deadly Medicine by W.L. Fieldhouse, pp. 59-79
        3. Sea Shells by R. Tuttle, pp. 80-89
        4. In the Corn by Al Sarrantonio, pp. 90-100
        5. Water in a Teacup by Dick Stodghill, pp. 101-105
        6. The Pigeon Pluckers by Arthur Moore, pp. 106-110
        7. Pressure by Dan J. Marlowe, pp. 113-116
        8. Chop Shop by Mike Taylor, pp. 117-121
        9. Mike Shamus (Cartoon Strip) by Fred Fredericks, pp. 111-112
        10. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 122-125
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 9 Reviews
          1. Missing Persons by Jack Olsen
          2. True Confessions by John Gregory Dunne
          3. Position of Ultimate Trust by William Beechcroft
          4. A Ragged Plot by Richard Barth
          5. Roast Eggs by Douglas Clark
          6. Murder as the Curtain Rises by Judson Philips
          7. Go West, Inspector Ghote by H.R.F. Keating
          8. Death of a Perfect Mother by Robert Barnard
          9. And One for the Dead by Pierre Audemars
      3. [+]
        March 1982 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Havoc In High Places by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-42
        2. Valentine for a Dead Lady by Mel D. Ames, pp. 43-66
        3. Strathmore's Flight by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 67-84
        4. Felix Culpa by Hal Charles, pp. 85-92
        5. Alias Roscoe Brent by Jay Fox, pp. 93-99
        6. Saying Good-By To Richard by Susanne Shaphren, pp. 101-104
        7. The Pun Detective and the Danny Boy Killer by Jon L. Breen, pp. 105-108
        8. Dressed To Kill by Joseph Commings, pp. 109-124
        9. Holmes Meets Watson: A Momentous Encouter, p. 100
        10. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), p. 125
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 10 Reviews
          1. The Baltic Emerald by Edmund Ward
          2. Caging the Raven by William Heffernan
          3. Malloy's Subway by R. Wright Campbell
          4. Fear Round About by George Blairs
          5. The Balloon Affair by Marion Margery Layne
          6. The Other Side of Silence by Ted Allbeury
          7. Killed in the Act by William L. DeAndrea
          8. The Shadow: Jade Dragon and House of Ghosts by Maxwell Grant
          9. The Villains by Charlotte Keppel
          10. The Valkyrie Project by Michael Kilian
      4. [+]
        April 1982 Issue = 13 Articles
        1. Deadly Queen by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-30
        2. Children of the Night by Michael Avallone, pp. 31-36
        3. War Games by James M. Reasoner, pp. 37-71
        4. Home Folks by Jean F. Capron, pp. 72-84
        5. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 85-87 - 9 Reviews
          1. A Man Condemned by Peter Alding
          2. The Spy with His Head in the Clouds by Marc Lovell
          3. The Calling by Bob Randall
          4. Address Unknown by Malcolm Hutton
          5. Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Make You Weak in the Knees by Eleanor Sullivan
          6. Saratoga Swimmer by Stephen Dobyns
          7. A Key to Fredric Brown's Wonderland by Newton Baird
          8. First You Have to Find Him by Eaton K. Goldthwaite
          9. Variation on a Theme by David E. Fisher
        6. The Law of Diminishing Returns by Gary Alexander, pp. 88-91
        7. Death Grip by Phil Richards, pp. 92-98
        8. The Keeper of Hellsgate Inn by Mort Castle, pp. 99-107
        9. Daddy's Girl by Hal Charles, pp. 108-110
        10. The Prowler by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 111-112
        11. Motorcycle by William Babula, pp. 113-121
        12. The Four Knights by Gerry Maddren, pp. 122-127
        13. Mike's Mail, pp. 128-132
      5. [+]
        June 1982 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. The Assassination of Mike Shayne by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-31
        2. To Mom, Without Love by Mel D. Ames, pp. 32-55
        3. The Movie House Murders by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 56-81
        4. Sunken Car by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 82-96
        5. Mama's Darling by Dick Stodghill, pp. 97-100
        6. The Five Sides of Murder by Hal Charles, pp. 101-112
        7. The Samaritan by Paul Bishop, pp. 113-121
        8. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 122-125 - 7 Reviews
          1. Dupe by Liza Cody
          2. Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky
          3. Resurrection Row by Anne Perry
          4. Nothing To Do With the Case by Elizabeth Lemarchand
          5. The Long Dark Night of Baron Samedi by John Wyllie
          6. Murder at Moose Jaw by Tim Heald
          7. Tales from the Nightside by Charles L. Grant
        9. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 126-132
      6. [+]
        July 1982 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Book of the Dead by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-39
        2. Kill Lansing by W.L. Fieldhouse, pp. 40-65
        3. The Caliber of Death by Clayton Matthews, pp. 66-76
        4. The Salad Lady by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 77-88
        5. The Deaths of Lorna Garth by Talmage Powell, pp. 89-94
        6. Logical Alternative by Gary Alexander, pp. 95-103
        7. Marvin's Letter Bomb by Thomas Malone, pp. 104-111
        8. License To Steal by Arthur Moore, pp. 120-125
        9. Saturday Afternoon At the Movies (Nostalgia), pp. 112-119
        10. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 9 Reviews
          1. Assault and Matrimony by James Anderson
          2. Heat by Ed McBain
          3. Gravedigger by Joseph Hansen
          4. Big Bear, Little Bear by David Brierley
          5. Monthly Murders by Michael L. Cook
          6. Promise to Keep by Hy Brett and Barbara Brett
          7. Wife Found Slain by Caroline Crane
          8. A Nice Sound Alibi by Philip Lauben
          9. The Rosary Murders by William Kienzle
      7. [+]
        August 1982 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Deadly Visitor by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-40
        2. Murder In Dublin by Jean Darling, pp. 56-74
        3. The Wraith and the Dove by Mike Taylor, pp. 41-55
        4. The End of Joy by Susanne Shaphren, pp. 75-77
        5. Home Body by Wade Mosby, pp. 78-89
        6. Willie Meets the Man by Michael Scott Cain, pp. 90-98
        7. The Frozen Dog by Michael Fowler, pp. 99-109
        8. Murder of a Mermaid by Joseph Commings, pp. 110-116
        9. Mercedes by Michael S. Smith, pp. 117-119
        10. Lifelike by Lewis Shiner, pp. 124-125
        11. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 120-123
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 9 Reviews
          1. Angel Face by Stanley Cohen
          2. The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman
          3. Snare in the Dark by Frank Parrish
          4. Final Doors by Joe L. Hensley
          5. Edgar Allan Who--? by Peter Van Greenaway
          6. Hair of the Sleuthhound by Jon L. Breen
          7. Death of a Don by Howard Shaw
          8. The Scottish Decision by Alan Hunter
          9. Hangman's Row by Aaron Marc Stein
      8. [+]
        September 1982 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Death In Texas by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-36
        2. The Tenth File by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 37-58
        3. Million Dollar Murder by W.F. Fieldhouse, pp. 59-76
        4. Kemidov's Treasure by James M. Reasoner, pp. 77-91
        5. Iced by Hal Charles, pp. 92-104
        6. The Final Performance by Arthur Moore, pp. 105-108
        7. Sherlock Holmes and the Obligatory Love Scene by Lee Duigon, pp. 109-112
        8. Rendezvous by John M. Hebert, pp. 117-120
        9. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 113-116
        10. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 121-126 - 9 Reviews
          1. Belshazzar's Feast by Peter Way
          2. Green Grow the Dollars by Emma Lathen
          3. Death in a Cold Climate by Robert Barnard
          4. Death Under Sail by C.P. Snow
          5. Midnight Ferry to Venice by Ben Healey
          6. The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett
          7. Wrack and Rune by Charlotte MacLeod
          8. The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter
          9. John D. MacDonald by David Geherin
        11. Movie Serial Ads, pp. 127-132
    4. [+]
      Issues of 1983 = 10 Issues, 107 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1983 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. The Return of the Beach Butcher by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-41
        2. The Happy New Year Murders by Mel D. Ames, pp. 42-63
        3. Terror Key by Mike Taylor, pp. 64-81
        4. The Lights Across the Lake by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 82-95
        5. A Matter of Perspective by James M. Reasoner, pp. 96-103
        6. Vendetta by Jay Fox, pp. 104-113
        7. The Featherston Whisperer by Wade Mosby, pp. 114-118
        8. Let the Punishment Fit the Crime by Douglas Hiller, pp. 119-124
        9. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 125-127 - 6 Reviews
          1. Outrage by Henry Denker
          2. A Special Kind of Crime by Lawrence Treat
          3. Desire to Kill by Anna Clarke
          4. Murder and Chips by Laurie Mantell
          5. Murder in Paradise by Jocelyn Davey
          6. The Good Old Stuff by John D. MacDonald
        10. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 128-132
      2. [+]
        March 1983 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Search and Destroy by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-41
        2. Practice Makes Murder by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 42-70
        3. And One By the Road by Thom Montgomery, pp. 71-85
        4. Unfair Warning by Dan J. Marlowe, pp. 86-97
        5. Long Haul by Steve Rasnic Tem, pp. 98-103
        6. Schooldays by Marguerite H. Edmonds, pp. 104-112
        7. The Street With No Houses by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 113-118
        8. The Customer by Jack Ritchie, pp. 119-121
        9. The Final Appointment by S. Patrick, pp. 124-126
        10. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 122-123
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 6 Reviews
          1. The Ariadne Clue by Carol Clemeau
          2. The Search for Anderson by I.I. Magdalen
          3. The Solar Pons Omnibus by August Derleth and Basil Copper
          4. Fatal Finish by Martina D'Alton
          5. The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1982 by Edward D. Hoch
          6. Ellery Queen's Book of First Appearances by Ellery Queen
      3. [+]
        April 1983 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Shadow of Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-35
        2. The Crucifixion by Mel D. Ames, pp. 36-59
        3. Blind Justice by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 60-77
        4. A Matter of Organization by Dick Stodghill, pp. 78-93
        5. Trial By Fire by Hal Charles, pp. 94-105
        6. The Last of Clyde Dough by Wade Mosby, pp. 106-114
        7. Comeback by R. Tuttle, pp. 115-123
        8. Assassin's Assassin by John Keating, pp. 128-132
        9. Whodunit? (Quiz), p. 124
        10. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 125-127 - 9 Reviews
          1. Last Respects by Catherine Aird
          2. Death in the City by John Richard Lane Anderson
          3. Masterworks of Crime and Mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Jack Tracy and Arthur Conan Doyle
          4. An Ad for Murder by John Penn
          5. Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini
          6. Brock and the Defector by John Bingham
          7. The Russian Enigma by Clive Egleton
          8. Bergerac by Michael Hardwick
          9. The Confucius Enigma by Margaret Jones
      4. [+]
        May 1983 Issue = 13 Articles
        1. The Hunting of Mike Shayne by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-34
        2. Ghost Writer by J.W. Sternquist, pp. 36-54
        3. Dead Easy by Paul Bishop, pp. 56-69
        4. See Jack Run by Robert Chesmore, pp. 70-81
        5. The Tinker's Legs by Jean Darling, pp. 82-91
        6. A Fine Figure by Richard E. Givan, pp. 92-106
        7. Death Affair by Percy Spurlark Parker, pp. 108-113
        8. Such a Neighborhood by Gerry Maddren, pp. 114-119
        9. Reef Diver by William M. Stephens, pp. 120-125
        10. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 10 Reviews
          1. The Bibliography of Crime Fiction, 1749-1975 by Allen J. Hubin
          2. Operation 10 by Hardiman Scott
          3. Trotsky's Run by Richard Hoyt
          4. Dog in the Manger by Ursula Curtiss
          5. Murder at Tomorrow by Kara George
          6. Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins
          7. Deadly Reunion by Jan Ekstrom
          8. Winter's Crime 14 by Hilary Watson
          9. Apple Spy in the Sky by Marc Lovell
          10. Inference of Guilt by Harris Greene
        11. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 55
        12. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 107
        13. From the Crime Fighter's Catalog, p. 35
      5. [+]
        June 1983 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Murder In Paradise by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-37
        2. The Rape of the Mannequins by Mel D. Ames, pp. 38-67
        3. Paranoia by Al Nussbaum, pp. 68-72
        4. Cardula and the Briefcase by Jack Ritchie, pp. 73-80
        5. The Doom Balloons by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 82-97
        6. Ransom by William Babula, pp. 98-106
        7. Gotcha! by Jay Fox, pp. 107-115
        8. Annabel by Ruth Wissmann, pp. 116-119
        9. Flashback by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 120-124
        10. Harry Had It Coming! by Helene O'Shea, pp. 125-127
        11. Mystery Writers Word Puzzle by Ralph Roberts, p. 81
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 128-132 - 5 Reviews
          1. Blue Flame by Joseph Gilmore
          2. Blood Oath by David Morrell
          3. Backtrack by Joseph Hansen
          4. A Very Good Hater by Reginald Hill
          5. Ellery Queen's Eye Witnesses by Ellery Queen
      6. [+]
        August 1983 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Graven Image by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-42
        2. Stage Mother by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 43-57
        3. Playing for Keeps by Hal Charles, pp. 58-70
        4. Something Nice for Julia by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 71-78
        5. The Slasher by Mel Washburn, pp. 79-86
        6. The Time of Her Life by Dan J. Marlowe, pp. 87-95
        7. Second Chance by Dick Stodghill, pp. 96-102
        8. Murder Most Simple by Charles Peterson, pp. 103-107
        9. Line of Succession by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 109-114
        10. The Perfect World of Leota Skaggs by Veronica Zich, pp. 115-125
        11. Sherlock Holmes Quiz, p. 108
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 13 Reviews
          1. A Study in Scarlet by Simon Goodenough and Arthur Conan Doyle
          2. Death Stalk by Richard Grindal
          3. Murder She Wrote by Patricia D. Maida and Nicholas B. Spornick
          4. The Baby Blue Rip-Off by Max Collins
          5. Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver
          6. Death of a Hit-Man by Frederick Davies
          7. Death of an Englishman by Magdalen Nabb
          8. Freak by Michael Collins
          9. The Game by Gerald Hammond
          10. Alfred Hitchcock's Death Reach by Cathleen Jordan
          11. The Detling Secret by Julian Symons
          12. Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Sources by Donald Aitcheson Redmond
          13. Five Rivers to Death by Melvin A. Casberg
      7. [+]
        September 1983 Issue = 14 Articles
        1. Hellhole by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-37
        2. The Salvator Mundi Connection by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 38-61
        3. Buck Danger's Revenge by Rich Rainey, pp. 62-73
        4. Belfrey's Bats by Percy Spurlark Parker, pp. 74-85
        5. An Incident At the Jersey Shore by Lee Duigon, pp. 86-93
        6. It Could Happen To Anybody by W. Glenn Duncan, pp. 94-100
        7. Enlightenment by Gary Alexander, pp. 101-104
        8. Beating the High Cost of Living by Ron Brown, pp. 105-107
        9. The Bracelet by Henry Slesar, pp. 108-112
        10. Dummy by R. Tuttle, pp. 114-117
        11. Godiva's Last Walk by Thom Montgomery, pp. 120-126
        12. Mystery Miniquiz, p. 113
        13. Sherlock Holmes Quiz, pp. 118-119
        14. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 7 Reviews
          1. The House of Cain by Arthur W. Upfield
          2. Caroline Minuscule by Andrew Taylor
          3. Goodbye Goliath by Elliott Chaze
          4. The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters
          5. Last Walk Home by Emma Page
          6. A Little Local Murder by Robert Barnard
          7. Through the Valley of Death by E.M.A. Allison
      8. [+]
        October 1983 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Death Stalks the Campus by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-40
        2. The $1.49-Day Killer by Mel D. Ames, pp. 41-77
        3. The One and Only by Morris Hershman, pp. 78-87
        4. Teddy Roosevelt and the Great Adventure by Conrad Wesselhoeft, pp. 88-101
        5. Vengeance To Show in the Third by Michael Bracken, pp. 102-111
        6. A Simple Case of Kidnapping by Richard A. Moore, pp. 112-116
        7. The Block by Isak Romun, pp. 117-121
        8. In Time for Murder by Mike Taylor, pp. 122-126
        9. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 7 Reviews
          1. A Six-Letter Word for Death by Patricia Moyes
          2. Eliza's Galiardo by James Gollin
          3. Lubyanka by James Burch
          4. Puppet for a Corpse by Dorothy Simpson
          5. The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth
          6. The IFO Report by Thierry J. Sagnier
          7. The Dead Sleep Lightly, and Other Mysteries from Radio's Golden Age by John Dickson Carr
      9. [+]
        November 1983 Issue = 9 Articles
        1. Death On Skull Mountain by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-43
        2. The People's Defender by Ben Satterfield, pp. 44-62
        3. Dead Giveaway by Dan J. Marlowe, pp. 63-73
        4. Smuggler by Buzz Dixon, pp. 74-78
        5. The Fourth Friday by Dick Stodghill, pp. 79-94
        6. Nothing New Under the Sun by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 95-106
        7. Axefall by Peter A. Hough, pp. 107-117
        8. The Matador Murder by A.M. Lightner, pp. 118-126
        9. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 8 Reviews
          1. Passage by Dean Fuller
          2. Big Bear, Little Bear by David Brierley
          3. Dime Novel Roundup by Michael L. Cook
          4. Yesterday's Faces, Vol. 1: Glory Figures by Robert Sampson
          5. Backlash by Martin Russell
          6. Banshee by Margaret Millar
          7. The Sting of Death by Jessica Mann
          8. Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions by Elana Lore
      10. [+]
        December 1983 Issue = 7 Articles
        1. Silent Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-62
        2. The Christmas Eve Ghost by Mel D. Ames, pp. 63-94
        3. The Piggyback Slurp Affair by Mike Taylor, pp. 95-108
        4. The Divine Wind by Joseph McLaughlin, pp. 109-117
        5. The Baker's Dozen by Doris Hiller, pp. 118-122
        6. Revenge by Don Kerr, pp. 123-125
        7. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 11 Reviews
          1. Lady Molly of Scotland Yard by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
          2. Dashiell Hammett's Secret Agent X-9 by Dashiell Hammett
          3. Trail of the Reaper by Peter Fox
          4. A Taste of Treason by Arthur Maling
          5. Listen for the Click by Jon L. Breen
          6. The Defective Detective in the Pulps by Gary Hoppenstand and Ray B. Browne
          7. The Father Brown Omnibus by G.K. Chesterton
          8. A Gathering of Ghosts by J. Roy Lewis
          9. Pay Dirt, and Other Whispering Sands Stories by Erle Stanley Gardner, Charles G. Waugh, and Martin H. Greenberg, ...
          10. Designs of Darkness by Diana Cooper-Clark
          11. The Siskiyou Two-Step by Richard Hoyt
    5. [+]
      Issues of 1984 = 11 Issues, 140 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1984 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Dead Ringer by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-39
        2. Such Wonderful Memories by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 40-51
        3. The Riburi Hat by Carl Jacobi, pp. 52-68
        4. Fed Up by Michael Christie, pp. 69-83
        5. A View of Dying by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 84-95
        6. Dimple Indemnity by Terry Black, pp. 96-105
        7. The Setup by Gene DeWeese, pp. 106-110
        8. Needlepoint by R. Tuttle, pp. 112-117
        9. Thrills, Inc. by William Bitner, pp. 118-122
        10. A Slice of History by Greg Cox, pp. 123-125
        11. Mystery Miniquiz, p. 111
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 11 Reviews
          1. Dead Man's Thoughts by Carolyn Wheat
          2. Buffet for Unwelcome Guests by Christianna Brand
          3. Exeunt Murderers by Anthony Boucher
          4. Mystery Fanfare by Michael L. Cook
          5. The Bay Psalm Book Murder by Will Harriss
          6. Murder in the Title by Simon Brett
          7. Blindfold by Antony Melville-Ross
          8. The Sound of Detection by Francis M. Nevins and Martin Grams, Jr.
          9. The Case of the Missing Bronte by Robert Barnard
          10. Bait on the Hook by Frank Parrish
          11. Bones of Contention by Edward Candy
      2. [+]
        February 1984 Issue = 16 Articles
        1. Sandcastles by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-18
        2. These Hard Times by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 33-55
        3. Signoff by Carl Hoffman, pp. 19-32
        4. Nothing Personal by Mel Washburn, pp. 56-67
        5. Merit by Isak Romun, pp. 68-80
        6. Two Peas in a Pod by Jean Darling, pp. 81-89
        7. Split Personalities by John Lutz, pp. 90-95
        8. Arson By Air by Wade Mosby, pp. 97-102
        9. The Ostrichman by James Gray, pp. 103-107
        10. Lottery by Edward D. Hoch, pp. 109-114
        11. Rocky and the Phantom Lady by Dick Stodghill, pp. 115-119
        12. The Lake by Ruth Wissmann, pp. 120-124
        13. Mystery Miniquiz, p. 96
        14. Sherlock Holmes Quiz, p. 108
        15. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 125-126
        16. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 6 Reviews
          1. At the Hands of Another by Arthur Lyons
          2. The House of the Wolf by Basil Copper
          3. A Free Range Wife by Michael Kenyon
          4. Practical Handbook of Sherlockian Heraldry by Julian Wolff
          5. Death of a Minor Character by E.X. Ferrars
          6. Time for Sherlock Holmes by David Dvorkin
      3. [+]
        March 1984 Issue = 15 Articles
        1. All In a Day's Work by Mike Shayne, pp. 4-19
        2. Death In the Country by R. Tuttle, pp. 20-35
        3. My Victim, My Killer by Edward W. Ludwig, pp. 36-49
        4. The Big Score by James Gordon White, pp. 50-61
        5. Behold a Pale Horse by Richard E. Givan, pp. 63-72
        6. Lions of the Night by Lee Duigon, pp. 73-82
        7. The Lavalier by Carl Jacobi, pp. 83-90
        8. The Upper Hand by Alan Warren, pp. 91-97
        9. Nobody's Fool by Helene O'Shea, pp. 98-103
        10. The Indispensable Man by Arthur Moore, pp. 104-109
        11. Full Circle by A.M. Lightner, pp. 110-114
        12. Biology Class by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, pp. 115-119
        13. Stuck for the Solution by Diane Chapman, pp. 120-126
        14. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 62
        15. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 7 Reviews
          1. Death Wishes by Philip Loraine
          2. The Case Files of Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective by Robert Bellem
          3. A Conflict of Interests by Clive Egleton
          4. Vampires Are by Stephen Kaplan
          5. The Doberman Wore Black by Barbara Moore
          6. The Keys of Death by George Sims
          7. An International Treasury of Mystery and Suspense by Marie R. Reno
      4. [+]
        April 1984 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Day of Revenge by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-35
        2. A Greek's Way by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 36-59
        3. Greenearth by William Babula, pp. 60-75
        4. Ill Wind by Mike Taylor, pp. 76-85
        5. Confession by James Kramer, pp. 86-93
        6. Mama's Boy by Kathleen Key, pp. 94-100
        7. Facing It by Steve Rasnic Tem, pp. 101-107
        8. The Night Stalker by Jim Gilmore, pp. 108-112
        9. The Investigator by Jim Ritchie, pp. 113-118
        10. Little Sister by Mel Washburn, pp. 119-126
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 7 Reviews
          1. A Cold Mind by David L. Lindsey
          2. The Portland Murders by Charles Larson
          3. The Night the Gods Smiled by Eric Wright
          4. Dead in the Water by Ted Wood
          5. Bindlestiff by Bill Pronzini
          6. 20 Solve-Them-Yourself Photo Crimes~~Twenty Solve-Them-Yourself Photo Crimes
          7. Ellery Queen's Lost Men by Ellery Queen
      5. [+]
        June 1984 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Devil Dust and Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-40
        2. Death Cruise by Mike Taylor, pp. 41-61
        3. When It All Falls Into Place by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 62-78
        4. Every Dog Has His Day by Mel Washburn, pp. 79-89
        5. All That Glitters by Terry Black, pp. 90-100
        6. End of the Line by Lee Duigon, pp. 102-107
        7. The Perfectionists by William F. Smith, pp. 108-112
        8. You Meet All Kinds by Mark Kamensky, pp. 113-117
        9. The Dreamer by Arthur Moore, pp. 118-121
        10. Always Prepared by Susan Zulch, pp. 122-125
        11. Mike's Mail, p. 101
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 9 Reviews
          1. Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
          2. Words for Murder, Perhaps by Edward Candy
          3. The Chinese Gold Murders by Robert Van Gulik
          4. McGarr and the P.M. of Belgrave Square by Bartholomew Gill
          5. Alfred Hitchcock's a Choice of Evils by Elana Lore
          6. Stag Dinner Death by John Penn
          7. Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Magazines by Michael L. Cook
          8. The Emerald Illusion by Ronald Bass
          9. The Black Seraphim by Michael Gilbert
      6. [+]
        July 1984 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Sharks by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-49
        2. Night Work by Carl Hoffman, pp. 50-70
        3. Digger by Stewart Street, pp. 71-81
        4. Poison by Isak Romun, pp. 82-91
        5. Conversation While Prying by Michael Avallone, pp. 92-95
        6. What Would You Have Done? by Dick Stodghill, pp. 96-101
        7. The Gray Mercedes by W. Glenn Duncan, pp. 102-113
        8. Tara by R. Tuttle, pp. 114-123
        9. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 124-126
        10. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 8 Reviews
          1. The Red Citroen by Timothy Williams
          2. Ace of Diamonds by Mark Schorr
          3. Mayday from Malaga by Michael Kirk
          4. Putting Dell on the Map by William H. Lyles
          5. Dell Paperbacks, 1942 to Mid-1962 by William H. Lyles
          6. The Woman in Red by Paula Gosling
          7. The Dark Place by Aaron Elkins
          8. Coast Highway 1 by Elizabeth C. Ward
      7. [+]
        August 1984 Issue = 13 Articles
        1. Shadows of the Past by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-39
        2. Loss of a Faculty by Peter A. Sellers, pp. 53-68
        3. Spiders by Buzz Dixon, pp. 69-82
        4. With Extreme Prejudice by Michael Bracken, pp. 83-91
        5. The Bus Bandits by Ray Bradley, pp. 92-99
        6. Bird Bank Bingo by Arthur Moore, pp. 100-103
        7. First Security by Lane Marsh, pp. 104-109
        8. To Forgive Is Human by Mel Washburn, pp. 110-114
        9. The Curious Case of the Dead-Drunk Driver by Richard E. Givan, pp. 115-118
        10. Knit Lady by Ardath Mayhar, pp. 119-121
        11. The Prison Letters by Vicki Shaull Carleton, pp. 122-125
        12. How Crime Plays (article) by Amy E. Dean, pp. 40-52
        13. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 126-132
      8. [+]
        September 1984 Issue = 13 Articles
        1. Key of Death by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-44
        2. I've Got You on a String by Vincent McHardy, pp. 45-54
        3. Showdown At the Rearing Horse Bar by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 55-63
        4. The Wonderful Wax Museum by Michael Christie, pp. 64-73
        5. The Carousel by Jean Darling, pp. 74-85
        6. Final Score by Hal Charles, pp. 86-95
        7. Over a Barrel by Terry Black, pp. 96-104
        8. Positive Identification by Michael S. Smith, pp. 105-110
        9. Mystery Animals (Quiz), p. 111
        10. Shape Up or Ship Out by Lucy C. Beebe, pp. 112-117
        11. Pulling the Wool by Michael Boback, pp. 118-122
        12. Birth of a Mystery Writer by Larry R. LaMee, pp. 123-127
        13. Yet One More Dying Message by Steve Lindley, pp. 128-132
      9. [+]
        October 1984 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Killing Time by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-20
        2. The Ogopogo Affair by Mel D. Ames, pp. 21-49
        3. Run for Your Life by Hugh B. Cave, pp. 50-63
        4. The Adventure of the Mysterious Benefactor by David MacGregor, pp. 64-75
        5. The Cold Woods by Joseph Payne Brennan, pp. 76-85
        6. The Victim by Carl Hoffman, pp. 86-95
        7. Mr. Memory by Stewart Street, pp. 96-104
        8. The Glove by Diane Chapman, pp. 105-110
        9. A Killer Among Us by Mel Washburn, pp. 111-118
        10. A Dog's Best Friend by Dick Stodghill, pp. 119-123
        11. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 124-125
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 8 Reviews
          1. To Live and Die in L.A. by Gerald Petievich
          2. The Pangersbourne Murders by J.G. Jeffreys
          3. Death Spiral by Meredith Phillips
          4. How Green Was My Apple by Marc Lovell
          5. Ten Years Beyond Baker Street by Cay Van Ash
          6. The Doomed Detective by Stefano Tani
          7. Lullaby of Murder by Dorothy Salisbury Davis
          8. Murder at la Marimba by Carson Wolfe
      10. [+]
        November 1984 Issue = 15 Articles
        1. Death Takes a Pilgrimage by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-19
        2. The Grand Guignol Caper by Joseph Commings, pp. 20-50
        3. The House That Walt Built by Bruce E. Ceasar, pp. 51-63
        4. Peaceable Kingdom by Jon Cohen, pp. 64-73
        5. Petty Theft On Dock Street by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 74-81
        6. Ross Malone: Next of Kin by Jeff McGraw, pp. 82-89
        7. A Classic Crime by Cecily Nabors, pp. 90-97
        8. The Providers by Virginia Long, pp. 98-103
        9. Family Business by Robert Cittadino, pp. 104-109
        10. She Who Laughs Last by Charles Peterson, pp. 110-113
        11. Part of the Game by Audrey Wendland, pp. 114-117
        12. The Avenging of Jessica by William Allen Hall, pp. 118-121
        13. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 122-123
        14. Heroes and Villains (Quiz), p. 124
        15. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 125-132 - 10 Reviews
          1. A Death in China by William D. Montalbano
          2. A Novena for Murder by Carol Anne O'Marie
          3. Murder on Ice by Ted Wood
          4. The Devil's Novice by Ellis Peters
          5. Eva by Ib Melchior
          6. Losing Bet by Mikhail Chernyonok
          7. Die for Love by Elizabeth Peters
          8. A Spy in Winter by Michael Hastings
          9. MacAllister by Ritchie Perry
          10. The Dirty Duck by Martha Grimes
      11. [+]
        December 1984 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Fishing for Murder by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-48
        2. The Ugliness At the Brierwood Lawn Bowling Club by Stewart Street, pp. 49-72
        3. Dynamite Park by T. Robin Kantner, pp. 73-90
        4. The Video Fan by John Soennichsen, pp. 91-101
        5. A Little Imagination by Trisha Sunholm, pp. 102-109
        6. The Train by Stephen Paul DeVillo, pp. 111-115
        7. Long Odds by Terry Black, pp. 116-119
        8. The Yankee Lady by L.A. Nerwinski, pp. 120-124
        9. Santa's Slaying by Steve Lindley, pp. 125-126
        10. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, p. 110
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 127-132 - 7 Reviews
          1. Spies by Richard Ben Sapir
          2. The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell
          3. Death at Charity's Point by William G. Tapply
          4. Murder at Mt. Fuji by Shizuko Natsuki
          5. The Story of Henri Tod by William F. Buckley, Jr.
          6. The Use of Disguise in Crime Detection by Val Andrews
          7. Firestorm by John Peel
    6. [+]
      Issues of 1985 = 5 Issues, 55 Articles
      1. [+]
        January 1985 Issue = 12 Articles
        1. Death Tops the Charts by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-45
        2. The Vertebrae of a Long Snake by Izak Bouwer, pp. 46-66
        3. The Elephant's Graveyard by James M. Reasoner, pp. 67-83
        4. The Bus Stops Here by James McKimmey, pp. 84-90
        5. Night Service by William E. Chambers, pp. 91-102
        6. Too Much Sun by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 103-107
        7. Home Preserves by Charles Wagner, pp. 108-112
        8. Black and White by Evan Baldwin, pp. 117-118
        9. Purloined Letter by Richard Connolly, pp. 113-116
        10. 007 Quiz, pp. 119-121
        11. Mike Shayne Mystery Makers, pp. 122-123
        12. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 124-132 - 8 Reviews
          1. Year of the Gun by Michael Mewshaw
          2. Deadheads by Reginald Hill
          3. Top Crime - The Authors' Choice by Josh Pachter
          4. Always a Body to Trade by K.C. Constantine
          5. Death in Donegal Bay by William Campbell Gault
          6. Love All / Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
          7. Cheap Shot by Jay Cronley
          8. The Baker Street Reader by Philip A. Shreffler
      2. [+]
        March 1985 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. Deadly Visions by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-44
        2. The Corpse With Hair Like Veronica Lake by Jerry Jacobson, pp. 45-71
        3. Aspirations by J.N. Williamson, pp. 72-81
        4. Show Up by Deborah Russo, pp. 82-89
        5. Live Target by Fred Ebel, pp. 90-97
        6. Mission: Imposterous by William Schoell, pp. 98-105
        7. Seamstress by Charlotte Brown, pp. 106-112
        8. Dollars and Scents by Rolle R. Rand, pp. 113-118
        9. On the Rocks by Joe L. Hensley, pp. 119-123
        10. Bogie Quiz, pp. 124-125
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 10 Reviews
          1. Troika by Clive Egleton
          2. Hercule Poirot's Casebook by Agatha Christie
          3. A Sense of Loyalty by Jeffrey Ashford
          4. The Case of the Murdered Mackenzie by E.V. Cunningham
          5. Trilogy of Death by P.D. James
          6. Banking on Murder by Emma Lathen
          7. The Illustrious Client's Case-Book
          8. The James Bond Bedside Companion by Raymond Benson
          9. The Darlington Jaunt by Angus Ross
          10. The Night of the Ripper by Robert Bloch
      3. [+]
        April 1985 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. A Dark Night With a Blind Lady by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-42
        2. Doctor Odo's Power by William M. Stephens, pp. 43-53
        3. Bank Examiner by Richard E. Givan, pp. 54-62
        4. Ninety Days by Mel Washburn, pp. 63-71
        5. The Sidewinder by D.L. Clayton, pp. 72-79
        6. Wasps by James Gray, pp. 80-86
        7. Giles' House by Jeffrey Goddin, pp. 87-100
        8. The Trove by Michael T. Shoemaker, pp. 101-113
        9. The Orphan of Coventry Road by Marvin L. Shaw, pp. 114-121
        10. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 122-124
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 125-132 - 8 Reviews
          1. Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark
          2. Snowtrap by Colin D. Peel
          3. Corpse in a Gilded Cage by Robert Barnard
          4. Who Made Stevie Crye? by Michael Bishop
          5. Precinct 19 by Thomas Larry Adcock
          6. The Rites of Murder by Walter J. Sheldon
          7. The Leader and the Damned by Colin Forbes
          8. Victorian Masters of Mystery by Audrey Peterson
      4. [+]
        July 1985 Issue = 11 Articles
        1. A Night In Hell by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-46
        2. The Red Leech by Maryam Wade, pp. 47-61
        3. A Difference of Degree by Peter A. Sellers, pp. 62-74
        4. A Breath of New Life by Patrick Scaffetti, pp. 75-83
        5. Eats by Richard Laymon, pp. 84-92
        6. Esprit De Corpse by Donald Olson, pp. 93-101
        7. Invitation To a Funeral by Arthur Cuff, pp. 102-109
        8. The Big, Cool Sleep by Bob Warner, pp. 110-117
        9. Nobody's Baby by D. Page Traynor, pp. 123-125
        10. Mike's Mail (Letters from Readers), pp. 118-122
        11. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 7 Reviews
          1. When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman
          2. Speak No Evil by Mignon Warner
          3. Decorated Mr. Holmes by Michael Harrison
          4. Sherlock and Porlock by Kelvin I. Jones
          5. Rex Stout by David R. Anderson
          6. Sound Evidence by June Thomson
          7. Death Watch by Elleston Trevor
      5. [+]
        August 1985 Issue = 10 Articles
        1. Wilde Weekend by Brett Halliday, pp. 4-31
        2. Death Lab by Mike Harris, pp. 32-56
        3. Revenge In Dublin by Jean Darling, pp. 57-81
        4. The Pattern of His Death by Isak Romun, pp. 82-92
        5. Exhibition by Brian Pinkerton, pp. 93-102
        6. Hector Gomez Provides by John Lutz, pp. 103-110
        7. Murder Me by Charmaine Parsons, pp. 111-117
        8. What You Don't Know by William I. Smith, pp. 118-121
        9. The Trenchcoat Files by Paul Bishop, pp. 122-125
        10. [+]
          Stiff Competition by John Ball, pp. 126-132 - 12 Reviews
          1. Live Bait by Ted Wood
          2. Sweet Justice by Jerry Oster
          3. Detective and Mystery Fiction by Walter Albert
          4. Angel of Death by Anthea Cohen
          5. The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1984 by Edward D. Hoch
          6. Case with No Conclusion by Leo Bruce
          7. Brandstetter and Others by Joseph Hansen
          8. The Quality of the Informant by Gerald Petievich
          9. Faraday's Flowers by Tony Kenrick
          10. The Dutch Blue Error by William G. Tapply
          11. Just Another Day in Paradise by A.E. Maxwell
          12. A Trail of Ashes by Marian Babson