"Famous Fantastic Mysteries" offers thirty fantasy and horror tales that appeared in the pulp magazines 'Famous Fantastic Mysteries' and 'Fantastic Novels' published by the Frank A. Munsey Company from the late 1930's through the early 1950's. For fans of stories from publications such as these this tome, weighing in at a healthy four hundred forty nine pages, it will be time well spent exploring the intriguing offerings. For those readers who, like myself, this is the first introduction to either of the two magazines in which these stories appeared, the reading will all that much more exceptional. A great blend of fantasy and horror are represented in the selections thanks to the discerning talent of editors Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg and Martin H. Greenberg; given that they have expertly edited other pulp magazine anthologies the enjoyable results of this work should come as no suprise.
Other contributions by the same editors are "Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors", "100 Wild Little Weird Tales", "Weird Vampire Tales: 30 Blood-Chilling Stories From the Weird Fiction Pulps" and "Rivals of Weird Tales". Other related recommended reading include "Best of Weird Tales" edited by John Betancourt, "Weird Tales: Seven Decades of Terror" edited by Betancourt and Weinberg, "Unknown Worlds: Tales From Beyond" edited by Stanley Schmidt and Greenberg, "Weir Tales: A Facsimile Selection From the World's Greatest Fantasy Magazine" edited by Peter Haining and "Weird Tales The Magazine That Never Dies" edited by Marvin Kaye.