About Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

For over sixty years, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine has been one of the foremost publishers of mystery, crime, and suspense short stories, offering mystery fiction of the broadest range and the highest quality. Home to many renowned authors, including Martin Limón, Jane K. Cleland, Loren Estleman, Rhys Bowen, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Hitchcock's stories represent every subgenre of mystery fiction, from the classic whodunit to the hardboiled tale of suspense, and everything in between. AHMM has also introduced numerous new authors who have taken their places among the luminaries of the genre. Stories featured in AHMM have won dozens of awards, including many Robert L. Fish awards for Best First Mystery Short Story of the year.

History

Ever since its December 1956 debut issue, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine has beguiled readers with tales of suspense, mayhem, and crime. The early years featured such writers as Donald Westlake, Ed McBain, Robert Bloch, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Jack Ritchie, and Ed Hoch, while during that time, some regular contributors such as Henry Slesar and Talmage Powell, were also recruited to write for the (otherwise unrelated) television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents. In the decades since, numerous luminaries of the genre—award-winners and bestsellers—have appeared in our pages, their tales leaving indelible marks in our readers’ minds. READ MORE

Awards

From Edgars and Anthony Awards to the Agatha, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Macavity, and Shamus Awards, the Robert L. Fish Award for best first story, and the prestigious Ellery Queen Award honoring outstanding writing teams and outstanding people in the mystery-publishing industry, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine continues to receive recognition for its outstanding stories, authors, and editors.

Vintage Covers

The history of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine experienced through its iconic covers!