BIBLIOGRAPHY 1906

1905
Master List
1907
BLAKE TRIVIA

The detective spends a considerable part of the year in the United States where Tinker is taught the art of tracking by "Indians."

ISSUES
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 239 · 6/1/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 4)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Two Chums at Oldfields by 'A New Author'; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 240 · 13/1/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 5)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin; Champion of the World by Allan Blair.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 241 · 18/1/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 6)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin; Vic the Ventriloquist by Mark Darran.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 242 · 27/1/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 7)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; The Fourth Form at Westmoor by Charles Hamilton; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 243 · 3/2/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 8)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Champion of the World by Allan Blair; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 244 · 10/2/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 9)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Vic the Ventriloquist by Mark Darran; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 245 · 17/2/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 10)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Champion of the World by Allan Blair; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin.
Notes: In this issue the editor answers a reader's letter which asks whether Sherlock Holmes ever lived. Stating that Holmes wasn't real but was based on a celebrated 'Scotch' surgeon — Dr. Bell — the editor then goes on to say the following: 'The same explanation also applies to that celebrated detective, Sexton Blake; so that I may say, without revealing a secret, that he is a real living personality. He was also at one time attached to the Metropolitan Police detective department. He found, however, that his connection with a Government institution somewhat hampered him in his methods, and therefore he resigned from the force, and is now perhaps the leading private detective of the world; in fact, many of his adventures form the basis of the stories of SEXTON BLAKE which are published not only in THE BOYS' FRIEND, but weekly in the "UNION JACK."
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 246 · 24/2/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 11)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Vic the Ventriloquist by Mark Darran; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 247 · 3/3/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 12)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; The Rival Factors by Unknown; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 248 · 10/3/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 13)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; The Trick-Cyclist's Triumph by Unknown; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 249 · 17/3/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 14)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Vic the Ventriloquist by Mark Darran; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 250 · 24/3/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 15)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; The City of Gold by 'A New Author'; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 251 · 31/3/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (Part 16)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Mystery Island by 'A Popular Author'; The War Trail by Cecil Hayter; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott.
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 252 · 7/4/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 1)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Good old Sims! by Martin Shaw; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook.
Notes: From the editorial — 'In this number of THE BOYS' FRIEND I publish the opening chapters of Mr. Herbert Maxwell's new story, "Sexton Blake in America." Sexton Blake is at the present time undoubtedly the most popular detective character in fiction, and he is read by young men and boys alike. "Sexton Blake in America" will be found a story of life among the Red Indians of to-day. It contains no exaggerations, but gives a true picture of what life amongst the American Indians is like at the present time. Life on the reservations and on the far western plains as it is now will be fully and carefully depicted, with the result that I think I can claim for this new Sexton Blake story yet another success. Those of my friends who like Sexton Blake will find a complete story of his adventures each week in "The Union Jack Library," the paper published under my control every Friday, price 1d.'
This serial commences immediately after the end of SEXTON BLAKE ON THE RAILWAY (THE BOYS' FRIEND, issues 238 to 251) and begins with Tinker 'tinkering' with Blake's newly installed wireless telegraphy apparatus. He stumbles into communication with what appears to be a gang of American criminals who are dealing with someone called Li Ching. Blake interrupts at this point. He appears to know something of the case and manages to convince the person on the other transmitter that nothing is amiss. In the guise of 'Luke the Slugger', he receives instructions to board the California, bound for the States, using the psuedonym 'Reknit' (made up by Tinker — it's his own name backwards). The real Slugger is implicated in a massive forgery operation which, from Europe, has been flooding New York with counterfeit bank notes. Blake was told this by the American Ambassador, who has commissioned him to tackle crime in the Sates, even going so far as to give him complete authority over all the country's police forces and detective agencies. But before Blake leaves, he has a last job to undertake in his home country. With consummate ease, he tracks down and rounds up the forgers who've been printing the money in their isolated hideaway. He then sets off across the Atlantic (Tinker has gone on ahead); the long voyage being dealt with in a single sentence which describes it as 'uneventful'. Immediately upon landing, the adventure shoots off in another direction. A rising of the Crowfeet Indians has suddenly occurred for no known reason. Blake is tasked with quelling their unrest while the US government gathers together a force to deal with them should it become necessary. Before you know it, he and Tinker are out in the wilds and surrounded by hostile natives.
Trivia: 1906 was obviously a year in which the detective experimented with new forms of communication. Not only does he install telegraphy apparatus but he also experiments with homing pigeons (see UNION JACK issue 156, BY PIGEON POST).
Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 253 · 14/4/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 2)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); The King's Ransom or an Eastertide with Robin Hood and his Merry Men by Morton Pike; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; The Whaler's Peril by Cecil Hayter; The Chums of Chilcote by Charles Hamilton; Storm Island by Allan Blair; Jack, Sam and Pete's Quest by S. Clarke Hook; Ben Marker's Easter Egg by William Murray Graydon; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; The Revenue Man by 'A Popular Author'; The Greenness of Double F by T. C. Bridges; Under the Red Ensign by David Goodwin.
Notes: Easter double issue. The small band of redskins, lead by Eaglewing, have been sent by chief Hawkeye to kill Sexton Blake. They have received instructions from an unknown source, so it seems that Blake has already made enemies in America. He surmises that they might be rogue law enforcers who are jealous of his appointment and his suspicions point to Black Juan, his Mexican guide. The detective's quick wits soon calm the Indians and he makes an ally of Eaglewing who names him Lightning-Glance and Tinker Watchdog. When Black Juan and four of his men try to kill the Indians, Blake, with Eaglewing's help, overpowers him.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 254 · 21/4/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 3)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; Storm Island by Allan Blair; The Circus Stowaway by Anon.; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott.
Notes: The Indians kill Black Juan and two of his men. The surviving two tell Blake that the redskins have been deceived into an uprising in order to bring US troops onto their reservation. Gold has been discovered on their land and the prospectors want all-out warfare so that the Indians will be wiped out, leaving the land free for mining. Blake needs to see Hawkeye to explain that he's been duped but the chief is guarded by five of the plotters who profess to be his 'servants'. To get past them, the detective and Tinker stain their skins red and disguise themselves as natives. At the village, Eaglewing tries to explain the deception to Hawkeye but his assertions are contradicted by the leader of the five white men — 'Ratty' — and he is condemned to death for failing to kill Blake.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 255 · 28/4/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 4)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; In Peril of their Lives by Morton Pike; Storm Island by Allan Blair.
Notes: Blake organises many of the redskins into a resistence group who will attempt to save Eaglewing. The latter, meanwhile, suffers an ordeal in the lead up to his execution. But he is steadfast in his refusal to explain why he did not kill Blake and demands the right for himself, Lightening-Glance and Watchdog to face the five miners in a combat to the death. With the crowd supporting the demand, Hawkeye has no choice but to accede.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 256 · 5/5/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 5)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Detective-Warder Nelson Lee by Maxwell Scott; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; The White Slave by Unknown; Storm Island by Allan Blair; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook.
Notes: Blake, Tinker and Eaglewing are joined by two braves to make their number up to five. They then pair off with the five miners for combat. Blake's opponent is Ratty but first Tinker is up against his opposite number. Their gunfight is brief and the miner dies with a bullet through his head. In the second combat, the miner and redskin kill each other simultaneously. In the third, a win is scored by the palefaces. But before the fourth — Eaglewing's — battle commences, Blake reveals his identity to Hawkeye and exposes the miners' lies. The chief is convinced and ends the combat. Ratty attacks Blake but is killed by Eaglewing.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 257 · 12/5/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 6)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; Fire-works and Water-works by Sidney Drew; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Storm Island by Allan Blair.
Notes: Having quelled the Indian uprising, Blake and Tinker now take on a new case. In the town of Seven Springs, Texas, six sheriffs have vanished mysteriously, one after the other. Blake arrives in the role of the new sheriff, accompanied by his clerk, Tinker. They settle in the official residence, next to the prison, and are immediately welcomed by the townsfolk. The house is maintained by a black servant, Remus, who can cast no light on the previous tenants' disappearance. But when Tinker wakes from a doze one day and discovers that Blake has gone without explanation, he realises that Remus is covering something up. His attempts to force information out of the servant draw a crowd of townspeople who threaten to lynch the black man. Terrified, Remus reveals that that Blake has gone to an abandoned ranch and that the local bar owner, undertaker and shopkeeper know something about the missing sheriffs.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 258 · 19/5/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 7)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Three Days of Peril by Unknown; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; Storm Island by Allan Blair; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin.
Notes: The three men exposed by Remus escape on their horses and are pursued by Tinker and a number of the townsfolk. The chase leads to the abandoned ranch which the villains have set fire to with Blake inside. While the criminals make their getaway with an unidentified prisoner, Tinker rescues the detective. Blake reveals that the men are holding Silas Young — the long-presumed dead founder of Seven Springs — captive. They want five million pounds in ransom money but Silas refuses to pay, even after the gang have killed all the former sheriffs.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 259 · 26/5/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 8)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Britain Invaded! by John Tregellis; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; Long Arrow's Ordeal by William Murray Gordon; Storm Island by Allan Blair.
Notes: Blake and his followers trail the kidnappers back to Seven Springs. He tracks them to the coffin shop where, after a fight, he discovers that the three principles are hiding in coffins which are due to be shipped to the neighbouring town. He sends the caskets to the prison where, with help, he emulates the sound and motion of a train. At the end of the bogus journey, the barman, shopkeeper and undertaker emerge only to find themselves in the hands of the law. Back in the coffin shop, the remaining two bad guys and their prisoner, Silas Young, are also found in coffins. All five villains receive the death penalty.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 5 Issue 260 · 2/6/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 9)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Britain Invaded! by John Tregellis; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; A Gentleman Jockey by A. S. Hardy; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; Storm Island by Allan Blair; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin.
Notes: With business concluded at Seven Springs, Blake and Tinker now travel by rail to Washington in response to a cursory summons from the president. Their journey is beset by perils: a herd of cattle block the track, a bridge collapses behind the crossing train, and a signalling error sends the engine hurtling into a siding. Blake correctly deduces that these aren't accidents; someone is purposely trying to do away with him. The train is then held-up by robbers. Luke the Slugger is among them and it quickly becomes apparent that the villains are after Blake and Tinker rather than loot. The detective manages to send the criminals packing and the train continues its journey. In Washington, he discovers that it's all been a ruse; the summons wasn't sent by the president. It seems that Blake has an enemy in high places.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 6 Issue 261 · 9/6/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 10)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Britain Invaded! by John Tregellis; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; An Extra Turn by Reginald Drew; Storm Island by Allan Blair.
Notes: As guests of the president, Blake and Tinker are greeted with letters and gifts. Among them is a bomb, which the detective is warned about just in time to escape. It blows up a wing of the White House and Blake and Tinker are presumed dead (though, in fact, they've left the building in disguise). As the news spreads around the world, in New York one man is particularly pleased. His name is Cornelius Sando, commonly known as 'the Man in Black'. A sadistic criminal possessed of strange hypnotic powers, Sando is the man behind the recent attempts on Blake's life. He has mesmeric control over Luke the Slugger, who had secretly sent a letter warning Blake of the bomb, simply out of hatred for his master. Sando has been torturing Luke after the latter's attempts to assassinate Blake failed.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 6 Issue 262 · 16/6/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 11)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Britain Invaded! by John Tregellis; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; Redcastle and Co. by David Goodwin; Entombed in a Volcano by L. J. Beeston; Storm Island by Allan Blair.
Notes: Luke the Slugger's letter, which warned Sexton Blake that he had been sent a bomb, also exposes Sando as the evil mind behind most of the organised crime in America. Luke pleads for the detective to come and save him from the continued abuse of the Man in Black. Sando is torturing Luke when he is interrupted by his servant who announces the arrival of two chinamen. Luke believes that these must be Blake and Tinker in disguise. Under Sando's hypnotic influence, he admits his own betrayal but stops short at exposing the detective.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 6 Issue 263 · 23/6/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 12)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Britain Invaded! by John Tregellis; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; The Exploits of Benjamin Barnaby by L. J. Beeston; Storm Island by Allan Blair.
Notes: Sexton Blake and Tinker, disguised as chinamen, seek an audience with Cornelius Sando. They are placed in harnesses and hauled into an upper room where they are left swinging. Sando orders his servant to search them. Blake is afraid that Luke the Slugger's letter will be found but, with the aid of the ever-resourceful Tinker, manages to conceal then destroy it. Finally allowed into Sando's inner sanctum, he spins a tale about having seen the supposedly dead Blake alive and well and entering a house. Sando sends three aides to find the house to see wether it tallies with the description given. This worries Blake, as he has made the whole thing up. Hoping to make a grab for Sando's revolver, Tinker approaches the Man in Black but is suddenly frozen to the spot by the villain's mesmeric powers.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 6 Issue 264 · 30/6/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 13)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Britain Invaded! by John Tregellis; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; Storm Island by Allan Blair; Bindley's Box by Sidney Drew; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott.
Notes: Under Cornelius Sando's hypnotic control, Tinker admits that he was going to grab the gun and try to attack. Sando, keeping the lad frozen, turns to Blake and, after a struggle, places him in a trance. His aides then return and confirm that the house where Blake was supposedly seen alive doesn't exist. Still believing the detective dead, Sando wonders who sent these two chinamen. He concludes that it was probably his brother-in-crime, Li Ching. Sando interrogates Tinker who manages to maintain his guise as a chinaman. The mesmerised Blake is questioned next and Tinker is terrified that the detective will give the game away. But Blake is only pretending to be hypnotised and supports Tinker's story in every particular. It seems that they have passed the test and Sando allows them to stay overnight in the house. Next morning, the Man in Black's various gang members report that their search for Blake has been unsuccessful. Still suspicious of his two chinese visitors, Sando calls for Luke the Slugger. Blake secretly reveals his true identity to Luke. The latter is relieved that the detective has responded to his written plea for help but when Sando promises anything he wants in return for the truth, Luke betrays Blake by exposing his true identity.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 6 Issue 265 · 7/7/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 14)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Britain Invaded! by John Tregellis; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; Against Shield and Assegai by William Murray Graydon; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; Storm Island by Allan Blair.
Notes: Sando, upon hearing from Luke the Slugger that the two chinamen before him are, in fact, Sexton Blake and Tinker, dissolves into laughter. He cannot believe it and is soon laughing so hard that tears stream down his face. Blake and Tinker grab the opportunity and slip out of the room then out of a window. Unfortunately they are seen by people in the neighbourhood and are mistaken for thieves. A baying crowd pursues them until, eventually, they fall into the hands of the police. When Blake reveals his and Tinker's true identities, the reaction is once again a bout of near hysterical laughter (most of this installment is comprised of "Ho ho ho ho!", "Ha ha ha ha!" and "Haw haw haw haw!". There's even a "Whoop, whoop, whoop, wh-o-o-o-oop!"). This soon develops into a near riot as the crowd starts mocking the policemen. Violence breaks out and the detective and his assistant make their getaway in the confusion. Blake sends a wire to the president requesting authority over the local commissioner of police. It is granted and he quickly organises a raid on Cornelius Sando's residence.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 6 Issue 266 · 14/7/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 15)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Britain Invaded! by John Tregellis; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; Storm Island by Allan Blair; Jim the Stock-yard Boy by Hampton Dene; The Trapping of Robin Hood by Morton Pike.
Notes: Sando's house appears to be deserted. Upon entering, Blake, Tinker, the commissioner and his constables discover that it is filled with deadly booby-traps. Gingerly, they make their way through towards Sando's inner sanctum. On the way, Blake becomes convinced that the commissioner is crooked and that he has had dealings with the Man in Black.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 6 Issue 267 · 21/7/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 16)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Britain Invaded! by John Tregellis; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; Jim the Stock-yard Boy by Hampton Dene; Brave Horatio! by Sidney Drew; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; Storm Island by Allan Blair.
Notes: Blake confronts the commissioner who admits that he has accepted bribes in the past from Cornelius Sando. He regrets this strongly but has been in the grip of the man's power for some time. He warns Blake that the final corridor they must traverse to reach the inner sanctum is heavily booby-trapped and tells him how to deactivate the trap. Sure enough, a whirling mechanical blade slices through every square inch of the space after a curtain is pulled back by whoever enters the corridor. But Blake doesn't enter; he just watches the mechanism before turning it off. Inside the sanctum, the raiders discover that Sando and all his men have fled. They search the house for a secret exit but have little success. Then Blake hears a cry for help from Tinker.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ See issue 268 for review notes.
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA THE BOYS' FRIEND · New series · Vol. 6 Issue 268 · 28/7/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AMERICA (Part 17)
by Herbert Maxwell (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Your Editor's Den (ed.); Britain Invaded! by John Tregellis; Storm Island by Allan Blair; High Jinks at Calcroft by Sidney Drew; Circus Pete by S. Clarke Hook; The Captain of St. Ninian's by Maxwell Scott; Jim the Stock-yard Boy by Hampton Dene.
Notes: Blake finds a note from Sando pinned to a curtain in the sanctum. It warns that Tinker has been captured and will be killed unless the detective leaves America within twenty-four hours. But Blake surmises that the lad and Sando must still be nearby, probably in a secret room. He instigates a search and soon a hidden chamber is discovered. Sando is within and makes a run for it only to be killed by his own booby-traps. Tinker is recovered and, with that, his and Blake's adventures in America come to a successful end.
Serial rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ This serial gets off to a weak start with a first instalment which seems to totally change direction halfway through. It's an indication of things to come, as the serial is really three stories loosely held together by the American setting. The Indian section is reasonably entertaining, the Seven Springs section is weak, and the final section is padded out with a lot of unnecessary scenes. Nevertheless, the case of Cornelius Sando is rather amusing and allows the serial to end on a high. Overall, though, this is a rather incoherent jumble.
THE CASE OF THE OPIUM SMOKER THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 219 · 11/8/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE CASE OF THE OPIUM SMOKER
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: 'Gainst Wind and Tide by Arthur S. Hardy; From Your Editor's Chair (ed.); Imprisoned For Life by Henry St. John; Dick Stornaway by Anon.; Barred by the School by Martin Shaw, The Unknown Sea by Cecil Hayter; Tom Tartar Abroad by Anon.
Notes: None at present.
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NO COVER AS YET THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 220 · 18/8/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE CASE OF THE TWO LEOPARDS
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Unknown
Notes: Date and issue number are currently conjectural, awaiting confirmation.
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NO COVER AS YET THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 221 · 25/8/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE CASE OF LORD AVENMORE'S PLATE
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Unknown
Notes: Date and issue number are currently conjectural, awaiting confirmation.
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THE CASE OF LORD ARMADALE'S BURGLAR THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 222 · 1/9/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE CASE OF LORD ARMADALE'S BURGLAR
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: His First Term by John E. Finnemore; From Your Editor's Chair (ed.); Imprisoned For Life by Henry St. John; Honours Divided by Arthur S. Hardy; Dick Stornaway by Anon.; Barred by the School by Martin Shaw.
Notes: None at present.
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THE CASE OF THE GERMAN PRINCE THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 223 · 8/9/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE CASE OF THE GERMAN PRINCE
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: For League and Cup by A. S. Hardy; From Your Editor's Chair (ed.); Dick Stornaway by Anon.; Imprisoned For Life by Henry St. John; Rugby Rivals by Anon.; His First Term by John E. Fennemore; Off Duty Yarns by Anon.; The New Chum by Charles Hamilton
Notes: None at present.
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NO COVER AS YET THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 224 · 15/9/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE CASE OF THE CITY OFFICE-BOY
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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NO COVER AS YET THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 225 · 22/9/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE CASE OF THE RAILWAY-MANAGER'S SON
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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NO COVER AS YET THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 226 · 29/9/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE CASE OF THE EASTWICH MAIL-CART
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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HIS LORDSHIP'S VALET THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 227 · 6/10/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: HIS LORDSHIP'S VALET
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: For League and Club by A. S. Hardy; From Your editor's Chair (ed.); Dick Stornaway by Anon.; Various Articles; His First Term by John E. Fennemore; Imprisoned for Life by Anon.; Haunted Island by Martin Shaw
Notes: None at Present.
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THE CASE OF LORD ARMADALE'S BURGLAR THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 228 · 13/10/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE MISSING HUNTSMAN
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: For League and Club by A. S. Hardy; From Your editor's Chair (ed.); The Island Dwellers by Anon.; Imprisoned for Life by Henry St. John; His First Term by John E. Fennemore; Dick Stornaway by Anon.; Various Articles
Notes: None at present.
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NO COVER AS YET THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 229 · 20/10/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE CASE OF THE YOUNG SECRETARY
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Unknown
Notes: Date and issue number are currently conjectural, awaiting confirmation.
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NO COVER AS YET THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 230 · 27/10/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE FOOTMAN FROM FRANCE
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Unknown
Notes: Date and issue number are currently conjectural, awaiting confirmation. This story was reprinted in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY, 1st series issue 145.
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NO COVER AS YET THE BOYS' REALM · Vol. 5 · Issue 231 · 3/11/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE ADVENTURES OF SEXTON BLAKE: THE OBSTINATE WITNESS
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Unknown
Notes: Date and issue number are currently conjectural, awaiting confirmation.
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NO COVER AS YET THE JESTER · Issue 222 · 3/2/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
A TRAIL OF GLITTERING GOLD
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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NO COVER AS YET THE JESTER · Issue 232 · 14/4/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE SCOURGE OF THE BUSH
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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NO COVER AS YET THE MARVEL · Issue 133 · 11/8/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Paul Herring · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This story features a detective named Shirley Steel of Scotland Yard who is (unofficially) assisted by a boy reporter, Dick Hope. Sexton Blake and Tinker feature in supporting roles. Blake makes it clear in this story that his relationship with the Yard is awkward — they block him, interfere and refuse to give him any credit.
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THE REPORTER DETECTIVE UNION JACK · New series · Issue 117 · 6/1/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE REPORTER DETECTIVE
by Anon. (E. A. Treeton) · Illustrator: Harry Lane (cover) and H. M. Lewis (interior)
Other content: Trooper and Bushranger by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 19 as THE NEWSPAPER DETECTIVE (1913).
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THE LOST CHIEF UNION JACK · New series · Issue 118 · 13/1/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE LOST CHIEF
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Trooper and Bushranger by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 15 as THE REDSKIN DETECTIVE (1913).
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SEXTON BLAKE IN AUSTRALIA UNION JACK · New series · Issue 119 · 20/1/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN AUSTRALIA
by Anon. (T. C. Bridges) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Trooper and Bushranger by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: The author contributed the first story — 'With Pick and Lamp' — (non-Blake) to be published in the new series UNION JACK.
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SEXTON BLAKE - BEEFEATER UNION JACK · New series · Issue 120 · 27/1/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE — BEEFEATER
by Anon. (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Trooper and Bushranger by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: None at present.
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SEXTON BLAKE, GAMEKEEPER UNION JACK · New series · Issue 121 · 3/2/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE, GAMEKEEPER
by Anon. (W. B. Home-Gall) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Trooper and Bushranger by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: None at present.
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UNDERGROUND LONDON UNION JACK · New series · Issue 122 · 10/2/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
UNDERGROUND LONDON
by Anon. (Norman Goddard) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Trooper and Bushranger by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 5 as THE STOLEN PLAN (1912).
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SEXTON BLAKE - CONVICT UNION JACK · New series · Issue 123 · 17/2/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE — CONVICT
by Anon. (E. W. Alais) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Trooper and Bushranger by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 10 as THE CONVICT DETECTIVE (1912).
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 124 · 24/2/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE DIVER DETECTIVE
by Anon. (A. G. Pearson) · Illustrator: W. M. B.
Other content: Trooper and Bushranger by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: None at present.
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TINKER LIMITED UNION JACK · New series · Issue 125 · 3/3/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
TINKER LIMITED
by Anon. (Norman Goddard) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Trooper and Bushranger by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: Given time off by Sexton Blake, Tinker sets up his own detective agency under the name 'Perkins', with ex-navvy Bill Adams as his doorman. He soon exposes a local pawnbroker as a fence. Concealed behind a disguise, he tells Detective-Inspector Spearing about the crook and the Scotland Yard man raids the shop, finding a stash of stolen property. Impressed, he gives Tinker an assignment: to find a stolen diamond. Tinker discovers that it has been purchased by Sexton Blake and so visits his master in disguise to claim the jewel. Blake hands it over, not revealing that he has seen through his assistant's make up. The Baker Street detective then commissions 'Perkins' to find Tinker, who seems to have vanished. Tinker comes up with a quick-change scheme that calms Blake's apparent concern (though, of course, his guv'nor has known all along where his assistant is). Next, Tinker is employed by Lady Lucern to recover her stolen jewels. He does so with ease but upon leaving her premises he runs into Sexton Blake who identifies the returned gems as counterfeits. The detective informs Tinker that Lady Lucern has faked the robbery, intending to sell the real jewels to pay off enormous gambling debts. When Tinker passes this information on to Lord Lucern, he forgives his wife. Back at his office, Tinker finds more clients and, after a night's sleep, embarks on their cases. The first wants him to find a lost will. Tinker succeeds in this but to the client's cost. The second wants him to find a lost dog and the third requires help in a claim against a mining company for fraud. These two cases 'Perkins' hands to Sexton Blake. The fourth case involves twins who want him to locate their wayward brother ... and Tinker has no idea how to start. He becomes so frustrated that he abandons his solo career and, instead, decides to work his passage abroad for a holiday. As news of a huge financial fraud breaks in the evening papers, Tinker boards a steamer and is engaged as the cabin boy. He is told to look after the vessel's sole passenger and is amazed to discover that his ward — Brown — is the man being hunted in connection with the fraud. As it passes the shores of France, Brown jumps ship and makes his way to Paris with Tinker hot on his heels. The boy sends a telegram to Spearing and then holds the fugitive prisoner until the Scotland Yard man arrives and makes the arrest. They all travel back to London where Tinker is reunited with Blake, who reveals that he knew who 'Perkins' was from the start.
Rating: ★★★★☆☆ A lightweight but very entertaining tale.
THE THUMB-PRINT CLUE UNION JACK · New series · Issue 126 · 10/3/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE THUMB-PRINT CLUE
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Trooper and Bushranger by Cecil Hayter; The Pride of His School by Cecil Hayter
Notes: This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 4 as THE FOUR THUMB PRINTS (1912).
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THE MOTOR DETECTIVE UNION JACK · New series · Issue 127 · 17/3/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE MOTOR DETECTIVE; OR, THE MYSTERY OF RAVENSCLIFFE HALL
by Anon. (Edgar Pickering) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: The Pride of His School by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: None at present.
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THE LOST SEAL UNION JACK · New series · Issue 128 · 24/3/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE LOST SEAL
by Anon. (William Murray Gordon) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: The Pride of His School by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 6 as SEXTON BLAKE, KING'S MESSENGER in PENNY POPULAR (1912).
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THE DISGUISE DETECTIVE UNION JACK · New series · Issue 129 · 31/3/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE DISGUISE DETECTIVE
by Anon. (Norman Goddard) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: The Pride of His School by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 21 as THE ANARCHIST TRACKER (1913).
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THE CIRCUS DETECTIVE UNION JACK · New series · Issue 130 · 7/4/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE CIRCUS DETECTIVE
by Anon. (Cecily Hamilton) · Illustrator: Vincent Daniel
Other content: The Pride of His School by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: The first female author to pen a Sexton Blake tale. This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 16 as THE SHOWMAN DETECTIVE (1913).
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THE TRAM-TICKET CLUE UNION JACK · New series · Issue 131 · 14/4/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE TRAM-TICKET CLUE
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: The Boys of St. Hilarys by T. C. Bridges; The Pride of His School by cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO CLUE UNION JACK · New series · Issue 132 · 21/4/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
NO CLUE
by Anon. (W. J. Lomax) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: The Boys of St. Hilarys by T. C. Bridges
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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SEXTON BLAKE, AERONAUT UNION JACK · New series · Issue 133 · 28/4/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE, AERONAUT
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: The Boys of St. Hilarys by T. C. Bridges; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: None at present.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 134 · 5/5/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE FAR, FAR NORTH
by Anon. (E. H. Burrage) · Illustrator: W. M. B.
Other content: The Pride of His School by Cecil Hayter
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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SEXTON BLAKE, K.C. UNION JACK · New series · Issue 135 · 12/5/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE, K.C.
by Anon. (E. J. Gannon) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: The Pride of His School by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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THE MYSTERY OF THE RED WAFER UNION JACK · New series · Issue 136 · 19/5/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE AT BAY; THE MYSTERY OF THE RED WAFER
by Anon. (Cecil Hayter) · Illustrator: W. M. B.
Other content: The Pride of His School by Cecil Hayter; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: None at present.
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THE CAMERA DETECTIVE UNION JACK · New series · Issue 137 · 26/5/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE CAMERA DETECTIVE
by Anon. (Norman Goddard) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: The Pride of His School by Cecil Hayter; Spy and Conspirator by Anon.
Notes: A young photographer named Lemuel Samson disappears while taking photographs by a river. Sexton Blake and Detective-Inspector Spearing begin to investigate and conclude that he has been kidnapped by a gang of forgers who want to make use of his skills. Blake sets about rounding up the gang. He first catches a man named Selby Strange in the act of replacing real notes with forgeries; he does this through means of a clock in which is built a camera that takes photographs with every sixth swing of its pendulum. After planting a false report that Strange has gone missing (when in fact he's in custody), Blake is asked by another member of the gang, Walker, to search for him. The detective agrees but then sets Pedro to follow Walker. The bloodhound has an automatic camera attached to his collar and through the subsequent photographs Blake discovers where Lemuel Samson is being held. He arranges for photographic plates to be delivered to the house. When Samson uses them, he discovers a message from the detective. He uses the plates and sends them to be developed. When they are, his reply is upon them: "Save me!". Blake and Spearing organise a raid on the premises, Samson is rescued, and the remaining members of the gang are captured.
Trivia: The rooms in Baker Street seem to have shifted about somewhat. Blake's bedroom, which is more usually on the same floor as the consulting room, is here on the floor above. He also has a darkroom on the floor below (presumably the ground floor).
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆☆
THE TOILERS OF THE NIGHT UNION JACK · New series · Issue 138 · 2/6/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE TOILERS OF THE NIGHT
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: From the Quarterdeck (ed.); Spy and Conspirator by Anon.; Pride of His School by Anon.
Notes: None at present.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 139 · 9/6/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN ZULULAND
by Anon. (W. B. Home-Gall) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Spy and Conspirator by Anon.; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 140 · 16/6/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE, KING'S MESSENGER
by Anon. (E. W. Alais) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Spy and Conspirator by Anon.; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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THE FISHERMAN DETECTIVE UNION JACK · New series · Issue 141 · 23/6/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE FISHERMAN DETECTIVE
by Anon. (Paul Herring) · Illustrator: R. T. MacDonald
Other content: Spy and Conspirator by Anon.
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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SEXTON BLAKE'S ORDEAL UNION JACK · New series · Issue 142 · 30/6/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE'S ORDEAL
by Anon. (E. J. Gannon) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Spy and Conspirator by Anon.; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 143 · 7/7/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE COLLIER DETECTIVE
by Anon. (E. A. Treeton) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Spy and Conspirator by Anon.; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover. This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 24 as SEXTON BLAKE, PITMAN (1913).
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 144 · 14/7/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE AMERICAN DETECTIVE
by Anon. (Norman Goddard) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Spy and Conspirator by Anon.; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover. This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 26 as BROTHER DETECTIVES (1913). See that issue for a review, notes and rating.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 145 · 21/7/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN CHICAGO
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: Spy and Conspirator by Anon.; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 146 · 28/7/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN JAVA
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Spy and Conspirator by Anon.; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 147 · 4/8/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
FOOTLIGHT FAVOURITES
by Anon. (F. H. Evans) · Illustrator: R. T. MacDonald
Other content: Spy and Conspirator by Anon.
Notes: My copy is missing the cover. This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 25 as ON THE HALLS (1913).
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 148 · 11/8/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE CLUE OF THE MICROSCOPE
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Spy and Conspirator by Anon.; How Firkin's Tigers Played the First Eleven by Anon.; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 149 · 18/8/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE'S ROMANCE;
OR, THE STRANGE STORY OF THE GLENISTERS

by Anon. (C. E. Pearce) · Illustrator: J. Adney Cummings
Other content: The Wooden Walls of Old England by Edgar Pickering
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 150 · 25/8/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE MISSING 13
by Anon. (E. J. Gannon) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: The Wooden Walls of Old England by Edgar Pickering
Notes: My copy is missing the cover. This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 27 as SEXTON BLAKE'S WAGER (1913).
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 151 · 1/9/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE PIERROT DETECTIVE
by Anon. (F. H. Evans) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: The Wooden Walls of Old England by Edgar Pickering; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 152 · 8/9/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE STEWARD DETECTIVE
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: The Wooden Walls of Old England by Edgar Pickering; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover. This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 28 as THE RAJAH'S BODYGUARD (1913).
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 153 · 15/9/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE AMONG THE BRIGANDS
by Anon. (Cecily Hamilton) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: The Wooden Walls of Old England by Edgar Pickering; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover. This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 29 as SEXTON BLAKE'S JEWEL HUNT (1913).
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 154 · 22/9/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE GERMAN DETECTIVE
by Anon. (Norman Goddard) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: The Wooden Walls of Old England by Edgar Pickering; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: Sexton Blake is summoned to Germany by Kaiser Wilhelm II and is accompanied there by a German detective named Gustav Metz. A valuable document has been stolen from that country's war office and the Kaiser wants it back. Irritated by the presumptuous manner in which he is treated, Blake is leisurely in his response, thus earning the enmity of the Kaiser's aide, Colonel von Wortz, and, initially, of the Kaiser himself. After making a reluctant apology, Wilhelm informs the detective that the missing document is a plan for the invasion of England. Blake agrees to search for it but he secretly vows to make a copy for the British government. Given authority by the Kaiser, he proceeds with the investigation. The first lead comes from Detective-Inspector Spearing, who, without knowing the nature of the papers, is also looking for the document. He's been trailing a man named James Setton. Disguised as army officers, the two detectives go to Setton's hotel room where they find him in conference with von Wortz. Blake immediately realises that von Wortz is the thief and Setton the buyer — but rather than arrest them, the detective bluffs and leaves. The next day, with help from Spearing and Metz, he organises the capture of Setton. He then disguises himself as the prisoner and meets von Wortz who, convinced by Blake's mimicry, reveals that the document is to be taken to the fort at Schnellberg. Setton escapes and holds Blake at gunpoint. The detective is then taken to the fort and thrown into a dungeon. He's rescued by Metz and the two men immediately arrest von Wortz and Setton and leave them imprisoned. Blake searches von Wortz's rooms but cannot find the stolen plans. He decides to allow von Wortz to escape in the hope that the Colonel will inadvertently lead him to the documents. This plan works, von Wortz is re-arrested and Sexton Blake, disguised as the aide, takes the plans to Setton and frees him from the dungeon. Together they escape to a train station where Metz and Spearing swoop and arrest Setton. Unseen by them, Blake slips the plans to Tinker who hops onto the train and begins his journey back to England. Blake and Spearing then clap handcuffs onto Metz and leave him locked up while they make their getaway. Back in Baker Street, Sexton Blake finds evidence that Tinker has had the plan photographed as planned — but of his assistant there is no sign. The following day Kaiser Wilhelm walks into the consulting room. He has had Tinker captured and will not return him until the plans are handed over. Blake responds by having Spearing arrest his visitor on a charge of kidnapping. After spending a night in a police cell, the Kaiser relents and delivers Tinker to Baker Street, where a furious Metz is now waiting. Blake hands the plans to him and the Germans depart. Blake retains his copy of the document.
Trivia: My copy is missing the cover. At this stage of his career, Tinker doesn't speak German. This story was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 30 as IN THE KAISER'S SERVICE (1913).
Rating: ★★★★☆☆
THREE ON THE TRAIL UNION JACK · New series · Issue 155 · 29/9/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THREE ON THE TRAIL
by Anon. (A. G. Pearson) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: The Wooden Walls of Old England by Edgar Pickering; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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BY PIGEON POST UNION JACK · New series · Vol. 6 Issue 156 · 6/10/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
BY PIGEON POST
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: The Wooden Walls of Old England by Edgar Pickering.
Notes: Sexton Blake takes a break to visit his friend Godfrey Andover in Suffolk. Andover shares the detective's new found interest in homing pigeons (though Blake seems to own them two years earlier in CUNNING AGAINST SKILL, Union Jack issue 53) and helps him experiment by sending birds to and from Tinker who's at Blake's new pigeon cote on top of the Baker Street house. A message from the lad draws Blake back to London. On the way there, he witnesses a struggle on the train. He later discovers that one of the men involved — Captain Brand — was supposedly lost at sea the previous day along with the ship he captained. It was one of a number of suspicious sinkings which Blake has been asked to investigate. He soon discovers that Brand has evidence of an insurance scam and is being hunted by the gang responsible. The captain gives the evidence to his son, Horace, asking him to hide it. Shortly after, an attempt on his life leaves Brand in a state of amnesia and Horace is kidnapped. In a typical Blakeian coincidence, it turns out that the villains use carrier pigeons as a means of communication, so the story soon develops into a struggle to intercept each other's messages. In one particularly good scene, Tinker, driving a car, races a pigeon from London to Yarmouth. Ultimately, Blake wins through and concludes that his homing pigeons will be very useful in future cases.
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆☆ Contrived to the point where any sense of credibility is lost, this tale simply isn't engaging enough to stand out. It does, however, give an interesting historical insight into the diffuculties and slowness of communications in the days before telephones and email.
NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 157 · 13/10/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
GUARDIAN OF THE LIGHT
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: The Wooden Walls of Old England by Edgar Pickering; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover. This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 3 as THE SMUGGLER DETECTIVE (1912).
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SEXTON BLAKE IN GIBRALTAR UNION JACK · New series · Vol. 7 Issue 158 · 20/10/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN GIBRALTAR
by Anon. (Norman Goddard) · Illustrator: E. E. Briscoe
Other content: The Black Assegai by Singleton Pound.
Notes: Learning, from a blind Tunisian, that an attack on Gibraltar is imminent, Blake traces the plot to a German spy called Eckstein. The agent is about to sail to the colony, so Blake purchases a steam ship — The Foam — and sets off in pursuit accompanied by Tinker and Detective-Inspector Will Spearing. But even before the two ships have left the mouth of the Thames, a thick fog descends and they collide. Eckstein's ship sinks and he and his men are taken aboard The Foam where, not suspecting that Blake is on to them, they buy passage to Gibraltar. Upon arrival, the Germans bribe some of the ship's crew to put them ashore. Blake trails Eckstein to the Spanish mainland where he observes the spy's 500-strong army. Disguised as Spaniards, the detective, Tinker and Spearing infiltrate this army, promising to lead it past Gibraltar's defences. But a trap has been laid; once in the Rock, the force will be divided and captured by the forewarned British troops. While Blake is preparing the ambush, Tinker and Spearing steal Eckstein's plan of the military base and escape, leaving a message for the detective to meet them at a bullfight. In the ring, when the matador is injured, our three heroes leap in to rescue him, with Blake fighting and ultimately killing the bull. The detective then leads the assault on Gibraltar and traps the villains, as planned.
Trivia: There's a noteworthy description of Sexton Blake; we are informed that he has a 'slight' figure and a 'balding head'. This seems to run counter to the usual portrayal. Blake is tall and broad and slim rather than slight. The balding head is mentioned a number of times in the early tales, though, and was later supported by the illustrations of Eric Parker who gave the detective a deep widow's peak. There's an interesting description of Tinker, too. Apparently around thirteen or fourteen-years-old, the urchin happily puffs on a cigarette in one scene ... definitely not the kind of thing that would happen in modern-day fiction!
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆☆ Lazily plotted, totally illogical and messily written, this story doesn't stand up to much scrutiny. Blake seems strangely distracted (and chain smokes cigars throughout) while Spearing, as ever, is a ridiculous figure with a penchance for incoherently abrupt sentences and an unbearably grumpy attitude.
NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Vol. 7 Issue 159 · 27/10/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE WATCHMAN DETECTIVE
by Anon. (Edgar Pickering) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: The Black Assegai by Singleton Pound; The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.)
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Vol. 7 Issue 160 · 3/11/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
LOST PEDRO
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: The Black Assegai by Singleton Pound.
Notes: My copy is missing the cover. This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 23 as THE STOLEN BLOODHOUND (1913).
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Vol. 7 Issue 161 · 10/11/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
SEXTON BLAKE IN PATAGONIA
by Anon. (Cecil Hayter) · Illustrator: E. E. Briscoe
Other content: The Black Assegai by Singleton Pound.
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Vol. 7 Issue 162 · 17/11/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
THE LEGION OF HONOUR; OR, SEXTON BLAKE IN PARIS
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: E. E. Briscoe
Other content: The Black Assegai by Singleton Pound.
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Vol. 7 Issue 163 · 24/11/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
BUTLER AND PAGE
by Anon. (E. W. Alais) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: The Black Assegai by Singleton Pound.
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Vol. 7 Issue 164 · 1/12/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
CAPITAL AND LABOUR
by Anon. (Norman Goddard) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: The Black Assegai by Singleton Pound.
Notes: My copy is missing the cover.
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NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Vol. 7 Issue 165 · 8/12/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
FIVE YEARS AFTER
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: The Black Assegai by Singleton Pound.
Notes: My copy is missing the cover. This was reprinted in the SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 105 (1919).
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HOT ON THE SCENT UNION JACK · New series · Vol. 7 Issue 166 · 15/12/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
HOT ON THE SCENT
by Anon. (E. J. Gannon) · Illustrator: W. Watts (cover) and R. J. MacDonald (interior)
Other content: The Skipper's Weekly Chat (ed.); The Black Assegai by Singleton Pound.
Notes: This issue's cover features a beautiful portrait of Pedro the Bloodhound by W. Watts. The opening chapters are truly gripping. An American criminologist — Professor Potter — is visiting London on a lecture tour. Sexton Blake treats his theories with some scepticism but is nevertheless delighted to meet him. But he quickly ascertains that Potter is schizophrenic (though this term isn't actually used by the author); when he's tired, criminal tendencies emerge ... and these are being employed, without the professor's knowledge, by the Peacocke Gang, which is led by the powerful Count Munsburg. The gang makes its money by bribing aristocrats, the latest victim being Lord Donwent. London is shocked when the latter is kidnapped, Potter disappears, Tinker is found unconscious and Sexton Blake is implicated in the severe wounding of two men. Of course, Munsburg is behind these events but, for a while, it's Blake who the police are after. Tinker tracks down Potter with the aid of Pedro (who's only 'hot on the scent' for one short scene) and the professor is sent to an institution to be treated. Meanwhile, Blake traces the Peacocke Gang to their hideaway. He and Tinker, aided by coastguards, mount a raid and capture the gang. The detective's final confrontation with Munsburg ends when the villain throws himself from a clifftop.
Trivia: At one point in this story Pedro is left behind in the middle of the countryside. Our heroes don't seem much concerned and the poor bloodhound has to make his way home alone!
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆ After some terrific opening chapters, this goes slightly off the boil but, nevertheless, it remains entertaining through to the end. A pretty standard example of early Blake, its plotting is rather slapdash and illogical with much padding and too many coincidences. Despite the marvellous cover illustration and the story title, Pedro only has a minor involvement.
LOST ON THE ALPS UNION JACK · New series · Issue 167 · 22/12/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
LOST ON THE ALPS
by Anon. (Cecily Hamilton) · Illustrator: E. E. Briscoe
Other content: The Hidden City by Beverley Kent.
Notes: A letter, found in a secondhand jacket, is delivered to Sexton Blake two years after it was written. It's author, Anthony Ferrers, writing from the Swiss Alps where he was on holiday with his guardian, John Ward, and that man's son, claims that someone is trying to kill him, though he has no idea why. Blake finds that Ferrers is currently at Crossbrooks, his estate, and goes there to see him. Ferrers nervously claims to have no memory of writing the letter but John Ward informs Blake that the lad had been almost delusional two years ago after the death of his father. Dissatisfied, Blake leaves but his pony and trap is driven off the road by a ghost and the detective is pinned under the wreckage. The apparition, thinking him unconscious, rifles through his pockets and removes Ferrers' letter. As the supposed phantom makes away, Blake identifies it as Ward. After being rescued by local farmers, the detective returns to Baker Street and, with Tinker and Pedro, sets off for the Alps to investigate why the letter had been written. Ward follows and tries to assassinate Blake, first by shooting at him on a train, then by planting a bomb. The detective and his assistant survive these attempts. However, in Switzerland, as they climb up towards the mountain village from which Ferrer's letter had been addressed, they are betrayed by their guide, Kasper Ruegg, who sends them plummeting down a sheer slope. They land in soft snow and begin hiking towards their destination. After narrowly surviving various mountain perils, including an avalanche, they make it to a refuge hut and here find Ruegg, capturing him. A few hours later, John Ward arrives and liberates his henchman, both fleeing. Blake and Tinker pursue but fall into a crevass. Here they find the body of Anthony Ferrers entombed in ice. Blake reveals that the man he had met at Crossbrooks is Ward's son, who has been masquerading as Ferrers in order to claim the estate. As hypothermia sets in, the two detectives despair of rescue. Pedro, though, has escaped from his keeper back at the hotel where his masters had left him and has followed them up the mountain. Encountering Ruegg on the edge of the crevass, the bloodhound attacks. The criminal is driven over the edge and falls, landing at Blake's feet. The detective appropriates the dead man's ice axe and, with it, is able to climb to safety, with Tinker following. Returning to the nearest town, they spot John Ward aboard a sleigh and there follows a thrilling chase which finally ends when Pedro attacks. Ward, recoiling from the hound, falls beneath the runner of his sleigh and is killed.
Trivia: This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 33 as THE SECRET OF THE GLACIER (1913).
Rating: ★★★★☆☆
NO COVER AS YET UNION JACK · New series · Issue 168 · 29/12/1906 · Amalgamated Press · 1d
A NEW YEAR'S MYSTERY
by Anon. (Cecily Hamilton) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
Other content: The Hidden City by Beverley Kent.
Notes: My copy is missing the cover. This was reprinted in PENNY POPULAR issue 12 as THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1912).
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