THE SEXTON BLAKE RESOURCE

SEXTON BLAKE IS BACK!


HE WAS CREATED IN 1893. SINCE THEN, NIGH ON 200 AUTHORS HAVE WRITTEN OVER 5,000 STORIES ABOUT HIM. FOR THE GREATER PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY, HE WAS PERHAPS BRITAIN'S MOST POPULAR FICTIONAL CHARACTER. IN ADDITION TO STORY PAPERS, NOVELS AND COMIC STRIPS, THERE HAVE BEEN SEXTON BLAKE STAGE PLAYS, MOVIES, TV AND RADIO SERIES. FOR MORE THAN SEVENTY YEARS, HE WAS A PERMANENT FIXTURE IN BRITISH CULTURE. IN 1978 THE LAST ISSUE OF THE 5TH SERIES OF THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY WAS PUBLISHED. THEN, ASIDE FROM A FEW ANTHOLOGIES, IT WENT VERY QUIET. NOW, THAT SILENCE HAS BEEN BROKEN. SEXTON BLAKE IS BACK! THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY SERIES 6, IS PRESENTING BRAND NEW TALES, EACH ISSUED ALONGSIDE A CLASSIC STORY FROM BLAKE’S “GOLDEN AGE.” FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SEXTON BLAKE AND HIS ADVENTURES, OLD AND NEW, HERE AT BLAKIANA. DIVE IN TO THE THRILLING WORLD OF THE OTHER BAKER STREET DETECTIVE!

ZENITH LIVES!
An anthology of brand new Zenith stories from Obverse Books! Zenith the Albino, an opera cloaked gentleman with a taste for crime, danger and excitement and little thought for personal safety. Sexton Blake’s most stylish enemy! Obverse Books is proud to present a collection of new Zenith adventures from some of Blake’s biggest and best known fans: Michael Moorcock, Paul Magrs, George Mann, Mark Hodder and Stuart Douglas.
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THIS IS THE MOST DETAILED SEXTON BLAKE BIBLIOGRAPHY EVER CREATED, AND IS THEREFORE ENORMOUS! THE BAKER STREET DETECTIVE FEATURED IN A PLETHORA OF STORY PAPERS, SUCH AS PENNY PICTORIAL, THE BOY'S FRIEND, NUGGET WEEKLY, UNION JACK, AND DETECTIVE WEEKLY, TO NAME JUST A FEW; IN HUNDREDS OF SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NOVELLAS AND NOVELS; AND IN THE COMICS, KNOCKOUT AND VALIANT. THE BIBLIOGRAPHY CAN BE NAVIGATED IN TWO WAYS, VIA THE MASTER LIST, OR YEAR-BY-YEAR LINKS.

CLICK THE ABOVE LINK TO ACCESS A VERY LONG PAGE CONTAINING A STRAIGHTFORWARD LISTING, WITH EACH ENTRY COLOUR-CODED TO INDICATE WHICH ISSUES I OWN. THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES ARE LINKS WHICH WILL TAKE YOU TO THE RELEVANT ISSUE IN THE YEAR-BY-YEAR SECTIONS. THIS MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME TO LOAD IN YOUR BROWSER.

YEAR BY YEAR


These pages contain detailed descriptions of each issue, complete (in many cases) with a clickable thumbnail of the cover (which will open a larger image), notes, and a review of the story if I've read it. Links:

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  • REVIEW: THE MYSTERY OF THE SEINE

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    No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 366 · Jan. 1925 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
    THE MYSTERY OF THE SEINE
    by Anon. (George Hamilton Teed) · Illustrator: Arthur Jones
    Other content: The Crook Specialist (article)
    Notes: Audacious robberies, which include fatal shootings, are occurring in and around Paris. The sûrete asks Sexton Blake for help. The only clue they have involves suspicious activity on an island in the Seine opposite the town of Poissy. Blake goes there disguised as a fisherman, and Tinker separately in the guise of an Indian student. The youngster, while watching the comings and goings on the island, recognises The Three Musketeers and watches as they go swimming and mysteriously disappear under water. After he narrowly escapes capture, the Musketeers, believing themselves found out, become nervous and decide to commit one last crime in the region before fleeing. They rob the bank in Poissy then drive to the forest of St. Germaine where they ditch their car and change into the robes of Benedictine monks. This, though, is witnessed by Tinker, who reports to Blake that the crooks are returning to their hidden lair to fetch the rest of their loot. The detective, having deduced the location of their hideout, waits until they are in it then launches an attack. Amid the gunfire, he is wounded in the shoulder. Reggie Fetherston and Archie Pherison are both hit and captured but Algy Somerton escapes.
    Rating: ★★★★★☆
  • REVIEW: NIRVANA’S ORDEAL

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    Nirvana's Ordeal UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,168 · 27/2/1926 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
    NIRVANA’S ORDEAL!
    by Anon. (George Hamilton Teed) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
    Other content: The Round Table (ed.); Detective Magazine Supplement.
    Notes: In order to care for her sick mother, Nirvana hires a nurse and takes a job as a personal maid at the Trenton estate in Devon, near Wendexter, where she and her parent are able to occupy a cottage. All this is archieved behind the back of her sister, Marie and Philippe the Fox and Flash Brady, from whom she flees in the night. Unfortunately for her, a few days later, Philippe and Flash arrive in the town with the intention of burglarising Colonel Glanvale of Glanvale Hall. Philippe encounters Nirvana in the street and immediately threatens to reveal her whereabouts to Marie unless she supplies him with the key to the Trenton house. This she does, and soon after Philippe and Flash burglarise the residence. The police are called and Nirvana is blamed and arrested. She sends a telegram to Tinker pleading for his help. He travels to Wendexter and, upon assessing the situation, calls for Blake. The detective spots the two crooks with Colonel Glanvale and concludes that he’ll be their next victim. Setting a trap for them with the Colonel’s help, he catches them red handed. A deal is struck—if they return all they have stolen and give Nirvana an alibi, Blake will let them go. They accept and Nirvana is set free.
    Trivia: Blake is a qualified solicitor.
    Rating: ★★★★☆☆


OTHER SITES THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO FANS OF SEXTON BLAKE AND/OR THE WORK OF MARK HODDER



MARK-HODDER.COM
Mark Hodder, the creator and proprietor of Blakiana, is also the author of the Philip K. Dick award-winning The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack and its sequels. Visit his website to discover more about his Burton & Swinburne series, other novels, and short stories (site under heavy construction).



MOORCOCK'S MISCELLANY
Multi-award winning author Michael Moorcock began his career as an Editorial Assistant at the Sexton Blake Library. He is a keen Blake fan and supporter of the Blakiana website. Visit his Miscellany to explore and discuss his wide-ranging work.



THE WOLD NEWTON CHRONICLES
Why doesn't Sexton Blake ever age? Because he's a member of an elite group descended from the British noble families and their retainers who were passing the village of Wold Newton in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on Dec. 13, 1795, when a meteorite impacted the ground there. Find out more about this startling theory developed by author Philip José Farmer.



THE FRIAR'S CLUB
The only club or society that specialises in the work of Charles Hamilton, best known to the world as Frank Richards, the creator of Billy Bunter, the fat boy of Greyfriars.



BEAR ALLEY
Steve Holland: "Freelance author and editor for the past 20 years. My interests are old British comics, books and magazines ... and that's what you'll find here."



CREDIT

THE NAME "BLAKIANA" IS USED BY PERMISSION OF THE EDITOR OF THE COLLECTORS' DIGEST, MARY CADOGAN. ARTICLES ABOUT SEXTON BLAKE APPEARED IN THAT MAGAZINE UNDER THE BLAKIANA HEADING FOR 60 YEARS, ALONGSIDE A GREAT DEAL OF OTHER FASCINATING MATERIAL CONCERNING THE "OLD BOYS' PAPERS" OF YEARS PAST. REGRETABLY, THE COLLECTORS' DIGEST CEASED PUBLICATION IN 2008. THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED TO ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO CONTRIBUTED TO IT DURING ITS LONG LIFETIME.

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