UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,168 · 27/2/1926 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
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.