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, and West Chester, Pennsylvania, in the 1980s. As the title suggests, was devoted to mystery literature and film, including characters such as Bulldog Drummond, Matt Helm, Sam Spade, Philo Vance, Nero Wolfe, and writers such as Doris Miles Disney, Tony Hillerman, Geoffrey Homes, P.D. James, Sax Rohmer, Alexandra Roudybush, Rex Stout, and many others.

Contributors of writing included Jane S. Bakerman, R. Jeff Banks, Joseph Barbato, E.F. Bleiler, 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, George Kelley, Marvin Lachman, Jeff Meyerson, Francis M. Nevins, Jr., Robert E. Skinner, Barry Van Tilburg, Jo Ann Vicarel, Martin Morse Wooster. and others.

Reviews were by Amnon Kabatchnik, Steve Lewis, and Francis M. Nevins.

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

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

Letters came from Robert Aucott, Myrtis Broset, David Doerrer, Jane Gottschalk, Carl larsen, Bill Loeser, Elmore H. Mundell, Peter Pross, Sandy Sandulo, Steve Stilwell, Dick Wenstrup, Robert M. Williams, among others