The Mystery Fancier

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The Mystery Fancier was a fanzine published by Guy M. Townsend.

The Mystery Fancier was published in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. in the 1970s and in Osceola, Arkansas in the 1980s. As the title suggests, was devoted to mystery literature and film, including characters such as Matt Helm, Sam Spade, Philo Vance, Nero Wolfe, and writers such as Doris Miles Disney, Geoffrey Homes, Alexandra Roudybush, Rex Stout, and many others.

Contributors of writing included R. Jeff Banks, Robert E. Briney, Neysa Chouteau, William F. Deeck, Mary Jean DeMarr, George N. Dove, Ted Dukeshire, Frank Floyd, Gerie Frazier, Larry L. French, Mary Ann Grochowski, Marvin Lachman, Francis M. Nevins, Jr., R.E. Skinner, Jo Ann Vicarel,

Reviews were by Steve Lewis.

Also included were interviews with Nicolas Freeling, by jane S. Bakerman,

Contributors of art work included Karl Cerasoli, Al Fick, and Franklyn Hamilton.

Letters came from David Doerrer, Jane Gottschalk, Sandy Sandulo, Steve Stilwell, among others