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Ed McBain’s Mystery Book No. 3

Ed McBain’s Mystery Book No. 3

Jack Seabrook takes a close look at Ed McBain’s Mystery Book No. 3 in the current issue (No. 14) of The Digest Enthusiast. Here’s a preview:

Ed McBain’s Mystery Magazine is a standard-sized digest (5-1/4” x 7-5/8”), with color front and back covers and black and white interiors. It was published by Pocket Books in New York and ran only three issues. The first two are dated 1960, while the third is dated 1961. The information in issue number three says it was published bi-monthly, so perhaps the first two issues came out in late 1960 and the third in early 1961. Issue three runs 148 pages, including covers. Ed McBain is listed as the editor and Robert Goodney is listed as the managing editor, so it may be the case that McBain was a figurehead and Goodney put the magazine together.”

Jack’s piece is loaded with background information and a complete synopsis of the issue. Artwork includes cover images as well as several interior illustrations from the digest.

The Digest Enthusiast No. 14

The Digest Enthusiast No. 14C

The latest issue of The Digest Enthusiast is now available. This time there are two print editions, one in color and one is black-and-white.

14C is $20.00 from Lulu.com and Amazon.com
14BW is $12 from Amazon.com
14 Kindle is $4.99 from Amazon.com
14 digital is $4.99 from Magzter.com
Coming soon select booksellers including Bud’s Art Books, DreamHaven Books, Mike Chomko Books, Modern Age Books, Barnes & Noble (online), and eBay.

The Digest Enthusiast [#14 June 2021] ed. Richard Krauss (Larque Press, $20 (color), $12 (b&w), $4.99 (digital) 160pp, digest)
3 • Contents Page
4 • News Digest • various • gp
20 • Ed McBain’s Mystery Book No. 3 • Jack Seabrook • ar
30 • Assisted Dying • Jack Seabrook • ss
47 • Zip! • Bob Vojtko • ct
48 • Startling Mystery Stories No. 1 • Richard Krauss • rv
54 • Manhunt 1955 part two • Peter Enfantino • sz
66 • At the Vanguard…But, Not for Long • Vince Nowell, Sr. • ar
74 • The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine Vol. 6 No. 1 • Richard Krauss • rv
78 • Ocean De Ville • Robert Snashall • ss
88 • Amazing Stories Science Fiction Novel: 20 Million Miles to Earth • Richard Krauss • sz
110 • Dedication: Paul D. Marks • ms
112 • The End of Wonder • Ward Smith & Vince Nowell, Sr. • rv
116 • The Haunt of Horror • Richard Krauss • ar
130 • Gnoll Attack [Buckthorn Burrough] • John Kuharik • ss; illustrated by Michael Neno
142 • Terror Detective Story Magazine • Peter Enfantino. ar
159 • Opening Lines • ms

The Digest Enthusiast No. 14 back cover

Larque Press website

Contents formatted for inclusion in Phil Stephensen-Payne’s Galatic Central reference website.
FictionMags Index Family Item Types & Other Abbreviations key.