Sexton Blake was created by Harry Blyth, under the pen name 'Hal Meredeth'. He only penned a handful of Blake stories but, even before his untimely death, others had adopted his fictional detective. Over the ensuing eighty years or so, more than two hundred authors wrote Blake tales. Some, such as Michael Storm, remain mysterious to this day. Others, like John Creasey, Michael Moorcock and Jack Trevor Story, became extremely well known. The character was also supported by a number of dedicated editors (H. W. Twyman and W. Howard Baker to name but two) and artists (foremost among them being Eric Parker). Meet them here.

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