Back in the very early 90s, my father worked in Germany. The previous tenant in his apartment left some 80s/early-90s 7" vinyls, floppy discs and some horror/crime stich-bound short novels. Although the records and floppies are still around, the novels/magazines seem to be long lost (probably recycled into new magazines by now haha). However, I would still like to know what they were actually.

Some information:

  • the "novels" were in a form of pulp magazine, probably 50 or so pages long and used either saddle stich binding (more likely) or so-called perfect binding (less likely) and the covers were soft
  • they were written in German language (I don't know if the authors themselves were from German-speaking countries; I don't even know if there were one or more authors/stories per magazine)
  • the covers featured scenes that were creepy for me as a kid (mostly murder scenes) and a lot of the covers were in yellow or orange colour
  • the covers were artworks, not photos
  • as almost everything that the tenant left was either from 80s or early 90s, I guess these magazines/novels were too

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I looked upon some of the titles (crime and horror-related) listed here, but couldn't find it. I am quite aware that most of them don't have their covers scanned and posted online, so a good memory of some user is the only hope here. The yellow covers seem to be the only true distinction here.

  • This seems like it's unlikely to get a good answer in that this is basically "list pulp magazines published over about a decade in Germany" without more details. I'm guessing they're probably crime stories, based on your comment about murder scenes, but I'm not sure if that narrows it down much. May 20, 2022 at 15:47
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    I have actually looked upon "list of pulp magazines" about crime released durign that time, but none seems to fit. Yellow covers are really a sign of distinction here, and nothing more besides that :(
    – LordSauron
    May 20, 2022 at 15:54


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