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Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Sep. 1959

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Vol. 4 No. 9 Sep. 1959
Alfred Hitchcock: Dear Readers
Contents
C.B. Gilford “Death Comes for Some Ladies”
Jacques Gillies “The Plural Mr. Grimaud”
Stanley George “Two Hunters and a Girl”
Theodore Pratt “Give Me Ten Days”
Douglas Farr “For Every Evil”
Robert Edmond Alter “The Assassin”
Donald Honig “Voices in Dead Man’s Well”
Ted Leighton “Memory Game”
Lawrence Treat “who’s Innocent?”
Donald Martin “Hot and Buried”
William Link and Richard Levinson “One Bad Winter Day”
Jack Dillion “The Look of Murder”

Publisher: Richard E. Decker
Editorial Director: William Manners
Managing Editor: G.F. Foster
Associate Editors: Pat Hitchcock, Ande Miller
Art Director: Meinrad Mayer

Opening Lines

AHMM May 1966 page 65

Opening line from “The Shunned House” by Robert Edmond Alter Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine May 1966:

“The abandoned Yost house has stood in shunned isolation for nearly two hundred years.”

Alfred Hitchcock March 1959

AHMM March 1959

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Vol. 4 No. 3 March 1959
Alfred Hitchcock: Dear Readers
Contents
Henry Slesar “Not So Sudden Death”
Kris Giles “Double Entry”
Donald Honig “An Honest Man’s Legal Justice”
Helen Nielsen “Angry Weather”
Bryce Walton “Unidentified and Dead”
O.H. Leslie “It Started Most Innocently”
Donald Martin “Meditations Upon a Murder”
Fletcher Flora “Of the Five Who Came”
Robert Edmond Alter “An Accident has been Arranged”
Douglas Farr “Sam’s Conscience”
C.B. Gilford “The Coldbrook Crime”

Publisher: Richard E. Decker
Editorial Director: William Manners
Managing Editor: Marguerite Bostwick
Associate Editors: Pat O’Connell, Nadine King
Art Director: Meinrad Mayer

AHMM August 1958

Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Vol. 3 No. 8 August 1958Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Vol. 3 No. 8 August 1958

Dear Readers: Alfred Hitchcock
Contents
Richard Hardwick “Suspicion is not Enough”
Helen Fislar Brooks “The Mink Coat”
Paul Tabori “An Interlude for Murder”
George Bush “Fate has Three Blinding Eyes”
Robert Edmond Alter “To Catch a Big One”
Bryce Walton “Good-Bye Sweet World”
Evan Hunter “Not a Laughing Matter”
Evans Harrington “Like a Legend of Evil”
Henry Slesar “Compliments to the Chef”
Borden Deal “The Followers”
Charles Mergendahl “Do-It-Yourself”
C.B. Gilford “The Dangerfield Saga”

Publisher: Richard E. Decker
Editorial Director: William Manners
Managing Editor: Marguerite Bostwick
Associate Editors: Pat O’Connell, Nadine King
Art Director: Meinrad Mayer

The graveyard pictured on the front cover also appeared in Vertigo, Hitchcock’s current film at the time of this issue’s release. See Peter Enfantino’s overview and synopses of Robert Edmond Alter’s stories for AHMM in The Digest Enthusiast book seven.

Opening Lines

AHMM May 2010“I’m not so sure about this job,” he said. “It sounds dangerous. You’ll be surrounded by addicts.”

Opening lines from “Death in Rehab” (Leah Abrams’ fifth adventure) by B.K. Stevens Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine May 2011

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Nov/Dec 2018

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Nov/Dec 2018Contents
Linda Landrigan: Meditations on Murder (introduction)
The Lineup
Max Gersh “The Week Before November”
Mark Lagasse: Scrambled Grafton (puzzle—solution on page 62))
Susan Thibadeau “The Furious Cat”
Sharon Hunt “The Keepers of All Sins”
Mysterious Photograph $25 fiction contest “An Apple a Day”
Elaine Viets “Mistress of the Mickey Finn” art by Ron Chironna
Michael Bracken “Going-Away Money”
Robert C. Hahn: Booked & Printed
S.L. Franklin “Manitoba Postmortem”
Julie Tollefson “Leah”
Robert Lopresti “A Bad Day for Algebra Tests” art by Kelly Denato
Martin Limón “Bite of the Dragon”
Arlene Fisher: Dying Words (acrostic puzzle)
Mitch Alderman “Fear of the Secular”
Albert Ashforth “Death of an Oligarch”
R.T. Lawton “Vet’s Day”
Joseph Goodrich’s The Case File: Killer Tunes (Music for Mystery Writers)
The Story That Won (Jul/Aug) “Branchin’ Out” by Clare Lamparter
Index: Volume 63
Coming in AHMM Jan/Feb 2019
Directory of Services/Indicia
Classified Marketplace

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Vol. 63 No. 11 & 12 Nov/Dec 2018
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Linda Landrigan
Associate Editor: Jackie Sherbow
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior AD: Victoria Green
Cover: Maggie Ivy
192 pages
$7.99 on newsstands until December 18, 2018
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine website

AHMM and EQMM Mystery Value Pack-8 $7.95
AHMM and EQMM Mystery Value Pack-16 $12.95
Mystery Double Issue Value Pack-12 $15.95

B.K. Stevens’ Jane Ciardi

Interpretation of Murder by B.K. StevensAuthor B.K. Stevens shared her thoughts on Jane Ciardi in her interview in The Digest Enthusiast book six, excerpted below:

“My first novel was Interpretation of Murder, published by Black Opal Books in 2015. That novel has a tie to AHMM, too: The protagonist was introduced in a 2010 story that won a Derringer—or, to be more precise, half a Derringer (it was a tie). The protagonist, Jane Ciardi, is an American Sign Language interpreter who takes a freelance job from a Cleveland private detective and promptly gets drawn into dangers, ethical dilemmas, romantic entanglements, and the other sorts of challenges amateur sleuths tend to encounter. I think the novel’s a solidly constructed, satisfying whodunit, I think it’s got plenty of humor, and I hope it offers readers some insights into deaf culture and sign language interpreting. Our older daughter, Sarah, is a nationally certified ASL interpreter—she’s the one who first suggested that I try using an interpreter as a protagonist in a mystery—and our younger daughter, Rachel, has serious hearing loss. So hearing-related issues are important to our family. My husband, a fifth-degree black belt, contributed by choreographing the action scenes—the novel’s a true family effort. And it’s set in my favorite city, Cleveland. It hasn’t burned up the best seller lists, but I’m proud of it.”

B.K. Stevens’ Leah Abrams

AHMM Oct 2002
AHMM Oct 2002 Cover by Dave Cutler

Author B.K. Stevens shared her thoughts on Leah in her interview in The Digest Enthusiast book six, excerpted below:

“One of the things I enjoy most about this series is Leah’s relationship with Detective (later Lieutenant) Brock. Amateur sleuths wouldn’t get far without a source of police information, and many amateur sleuth series involve female sleuths who have romantic relationships with male police detectives. But Leah’s happily married, and so is Brock—his wife never actually appears in the stories, but he mentions her often. So Leah and Brock are simply friends who like and respect each other. He’s more practical and sensible, and she’s more imaginative. He brings her down to earth when she gets carried away, and she helps him see possibilities that hadn’t occurred to him. Together, I think, they make a good detective team.”

AHMM Feb. 1998 Leah Abrams #1 “Death on a Budget”
AHMM Jan.1999 Leah Abrams #2 “Death on the List”
AHMM Oct. 2002 Leah Abrams #3 “Death of the Guilty Party”
AHMM May 2006 Leah Abrams #4 “Death on a Diet”
AHMM May 2010 Leah Abrams #5 “Death in Rehab”

Opening Lines

AHMM July 1991“On Monday, July 19, Jim Simpson did eight stupid things. Right in front of Harry Brock, the biggest gossip in the office, he got into a loud, bitter argument with Al Forbes. Next, at lunch, he told Mona Tarnak that the world would be a better place without slimeballs like Al.”

Opening Lines from “Final Jeopardy” by B.K. Stevens Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine July 1991 Cover by Val Lakey Lindahn, interior art by Jim Ceribello.

AHMM July 1991, page 18

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Sep/Oct 2018

AHMM 9/10 2018Contents
Linda Landrigan: All in the Family (introduction)
The Lineup
R.T. Lawton “The Chinese Box” art by Eric Fisher
Dennis McFadden “Coolbrook TWP”
James Lincoln Warren “Casting Call”
Mark Lagasse: Mixed-Up Grandmasters (puzzle)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch “Unity Con: A Spade/Paladin Conundrum” art by Hank Blaustein
John H. Dirckx “Counterpoint”
Brendan DuBois “The Wildest One”
Solution to Jul/Aug “Dying Words”
Arlene Fisher: Dying Words acrostic puzzle
Loren D. Estleman “Scrap Drive” A Four Horsemen Story art by Tim Foley
Tom Savage “Rats”
Mark Thielman “Buried Past”
Robert C. Hahn: Booked & Printed
Matthew Wilson “The Cook Off”
Janice Law “Good Girl”
Mysterious Photograph $25 fiction contest “Of Mice and Murder”
Tom Larsen “En Agua Caliente” A Wilson Salinas Mystery of Ecuador
Louisa May Alcott “Betrayed By a Buckle” Mystery Classic selected and introduced by Marianne Wilski Strong
The Story That Won (May/Jun) “Whistle While You Kill” by Michael J. Ciaraldi
Coming in AHMM Nov/Dec
Directory of Services/Indicia
Classified Marketplace

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine Vol. 63 No. 9 & 10 Sep/Oct 2018
Publisher: Peter Kanter
Editor: Linda Landrigan
Associate Editor: Jackie Sherbow
Senior Director of Art & Production: Porter C. McKinnon
Senior AD: Victoria Green
Cover: CSA Images
192 pages
$7.99 on newsstands until October 23, 2018
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine website

AHMM and EQMM Mystery Value Pack-8 $7.95
AHMM and EQMM Mystery Value Pack-16 $12.95
Mystery Double Issue Value Pack-12 $15.95