SEXTON BLAKE: THE HERO

From Edwardian gentleman to WWI spy-catcher, saviour of the upper-classes to 1930's gang-buster, working man's hero to swinging sixties super-sleuth, Sexton Blake always moved with the times. His stories chronicle the changing face of Britain as the Empire crumbled, the class system broke down, and new technologies changed the social landscape. No wonder he became, according to Dorothy L. Sayers, "the nearest approach to a 20th Century national folklore." The articles on this page explore some of the many aspects of the Sexton Blake saga.

© Mark Hodder 2014