BIBLIOGRAPHY 1931

1930
Master List
1932
ISSUES
No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 269 · Jan. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE RADIO CROOK
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This was reprinted under the same title in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 269 (1938).
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The Mystery Gangster THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 270 · Jan. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY GANGSTER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. C. Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Death Sign THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 271 · Jan. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE DEATH SIGN
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Eric Parker
THE STOLEN TREATY
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: None
Other content: Blackmailed Crooks (article)
Notes: The main story was reprinted in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 335 as THE CASE OF THE BORGIA'S VENGEANCE (1939). It also formed the basis for a non-Blake tale entitled THE KING CROOK which appeared in THE BOYS' FRIEND LIBRARY 2nd series issue 717 (1940).
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The Crime on Gallows Hill THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 272 · Jan. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CRIME ON GALLOWS HILL
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: When Crooks Break New Ground (article); The Man Who Lost His Nerve by Anon.
Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer and Mary Trent. This was reprinted in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 333 as THE GALLOWS HILL MYSTERY (1939).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 273 · Feb. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE LEGACY OF FEAR
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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Gang's Prisoners THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 274 · Feb. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
GANG'S PRISONERS
by Lester Bidston · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 275 · Feb. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE KIDNAPPED WITNESS
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 276 · Feb. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE VICTIM OF THE RED MASK
by Stanton Hope · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 277 · Mar. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE YELLOW SKULL
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Hooded Raider THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 278 · Mar. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE HOODED RAIDER
by Donald Stuart · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Nature's Death-Dealers (article); The Football Plotter by Anon.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 279 · Mar. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF THE SANITORIUM
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 280 · Mar. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
MURDER ON THE MARSHES
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. C. Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Vault of Doom THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 281 · Apr. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE VAULT OF DOOM
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: Story features Zenith the Albino.
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The Riddle of the Turkish Baths THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 282 · Apr. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE RIDDLE OF THE TURKISH BATHS
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Sinister Sea Crimes (article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 283 · Apr. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE AMBUSH
by Walter Edwards (Walter Shute) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 284 · Apr. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE GREAT TUNNEL MYSTERY
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Crime of the Catacombs THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 285 · May 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CRIME OF THE CATACOMBS
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Financier's Double by Anon.; Smuggled Fortunes (article)
Notes: Story features George Marsden Plummer and Vali Mata Vali. This was reprinted in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 315 as THE WOLF OF PARIS (1939).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 286 · May 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE NEXT VICTIM
by Donald Stuart · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 287 · May 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE DEATH HOUSE
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Great Shipyard Mystery THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 288 · May 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE GREAT SHIPYARD MYSTERY
by John Ascott (John W. Bobin) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Island of Convicts (article)
Notes: Story features Aubrey Dexter.
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The Abandoned Car Crime THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 289 · Jun. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE ABANDONED CAR CRIME
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Car Mysteries (article); The Getaway by Anon.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 290 · Jun. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
EXHUMED!
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 291 · Jun. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE DEATH OF FOUR
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: Story features Zenith the Albino.
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The Crook From Chicago THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 292 · Jun. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CROOK FROM CHICAGO
by Stephen Hood (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Cleaning Up Crime (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The House of Curtains THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 293 · Jul. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE HOUSE OF CURTAINS
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Crooks' Codes (article); Crooks' Cunning by Anon.
Notes: This was reprinted in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 308 as THE ISLAND OF LOST MEN (1939).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 294 · Jul. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
DR. DUVENE'S CRIME
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. C. Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: 'A mystery millionaire's house surrounded by police — a beautiful adventuress creeping silently upon the butler as he is about to open the door — a down-and-out from a seat on the Thames Embankment whirled into the most baffling adventure of his life. In this brilliant detective novel, wherein a sinister doctor's machinations create a thrilling mystery, Sexton Blake tackles one of the most sensational crime riddles he has ever had to unravel.'
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 295 · Jul. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SILENT SYNDICATE
by Lester Bidston · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 296 · Jul. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE DEATH SHIP
by Stanton Hope · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 297 · Aug. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
GANG WAR
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 298 · Aug. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE NIGHT CLUB CRIME
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: My copy is missing its cover.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 299 · Aug. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MURDER OF MUNSDEN
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Fortnight of Fear THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 300 · Aug. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE FORTNIGHT OF FEAR
by Sidney Drew (E. J. Murray) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Living in Fear (article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 301 · Sep. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE BOARDING HOUSE MYSTERY
by Mark Osborne (John W. Bobin) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: When corrupt millionaire Rodney Quayne goes missing, the trail leads Sexton Blake to Folkestone. While there, he also looks into the disappearance of Jane Wetherby, who is engaged to one of Blake's friends, Bill Dufrayer, and who was supposed to have booked herself into a boarding house for a holiday break. When he discovers that the two cases are connected, the detective masquerades as Dufrayer and rents a room. He finds that the house is joined to the one next door by a short corridor and in this he sees two criminals — 'Thug' Sugden and Slim Colville — who are resident in the neighbouring house. The suspicious behaviour of another guest, Nina Lawton, convinces the detective that Jane is, for some reason, being held prisoner somewhere on the premises. After two attempts are made on his life, Sexton Blake confronts Nina. She will tell him nothing but admits that she wants to get away from the criminals with whom she has associated. Worried that she might be in danger, Blake sets Tinker to watch her. That night, she is removed from the boarding house at gunpoint by a shadowy figure and driven away. Tinker follows on a motorcycle and witnesses the driver leap from the car after steering it over a precipice. Nina is badly injured and is taken, unconscious to hospital. Tinker, meanwhile, falls into a trap and is captured. The next day, Blake receives a note warning him off with a threat to his assistant's life. Later, he overhears one of the guests discussing Jane Wetherby and the missing millionaire. Blake now knows who is behind the plot but the villain, realising he has been exposed, responds by ordering Tinker's execution. The detective rushes to the rescue and rounds up the criminal's henchmen. Then, with aid from Detective-Inspector Martin and a number of constables, he raids the boarding house, discovers a secret cellar, liberates Jane and Quayne (who isn't all he seems) and reveals the real — and rather surprising — identity of the head villain.
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆☆
The Terror of Lonely Tor THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 302 · Sep. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE TERROR OF LONELY TOR
by Donald Stuart · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Silent Witness by Anon.; Fatal Inheritances (article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 303 · Sep. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE DEATH GANG
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Death Gangs (article)
Notes: My copy is missing its cover.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 304 · Sep. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CROOK OF NEWMARKET
by Arthur Steffens · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 305 · Oct. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
GUN RULE
by Paul Urquhart (L. L. Day Black) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Cross-Channel Crime THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 306 · Oct. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CROSS-CHANNEL CRIME
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Channel Crooks (article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 307 · Oct. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE FATAL WAGER
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 308 · Oct. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MISSION OF VENGEANCE
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 309 · Nov. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE NAMELESS FIVE
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Mystery Murders (article)
Notes: My copy is missing its cover.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 310 · Nov. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CROOK OF COSTA BLANCA
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 311 · Nov. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MANSION HOUSE MYSTERY
by E. J. Murray · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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Steel Face THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 312 · Nov. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
STEEL FACE
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Radium Rogues by Anon.; Night-Riders (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Crystal Cell THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 313 · Dec. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CRYSTAL CELL
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Affair of the Russian Doctor by Anon.; Christmas Crimes (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Garden City Crime THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 314 · Dec. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE GARDEN CITY CRIME
by Donald Stuart · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Kidnapped Heir by Anon.; The Clue of the Two Cards (article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 315 · Dec. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE THIRTEENTH CHEST
by Paul Urquhart (L. L. Day Black) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This was reprinted in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 280 as THE RIDDLE OF THE ROYAL OAK (1938).
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The Fatal Alibi THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 316 · Dec. 1931 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE FATAL ALIBI
by Lester Bidston · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Artful Alibis (article)
Notes: None at present.
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Night Birds UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,420 · 3/1/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
NIGHT BIRDS
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Lingle Mystery (article); The Crooked Billet by Draycot M. Dell.
Notes: Story features Zenith the Albino.
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Voodoo Vengeance UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,421 · 10/1/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
VOODOO VENGEANCE
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: "That's That!" Said Zuta's Murder-Squad (article); The Crooked Billet by Draycot M. Dell
Notes: Story features Marie Galante.
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Mr. Midnight UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,422 · 17/1/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
MR. MIDNIGHT
by Donald Stuart · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Chicago's Slaughter Week (article); The Crooked Billet by Draycot M. Dell.
Notes: This is a novelisation of the 1930 stage play. Blake was portrayed by the British actor Arthur Wontner, whose photograph adorns the cover of this edition. The story's theatrical origins are very apparent, with the tale divided into four acts, each occurring in a single interior set. When reading the adventure, it's fun to imagine how the play was performed: Act one begins outside the murder victim's house. After some scene setting, the curtains whisk shut, the 'exterior' is carried off by the stage hands, then the curtains slide apart to reveal a bedroom with a body stretched out on the bed, a knife sticking out of its back. We now get to meet all the main players as the detective makes his initial investigations. They include a butler called Creek, the victim’s secretary — Mr Cairns, Detective Inspector Coutts and a bright young reporter, Leslie Waring. The evasive Mr Cairns immediately rises to the top of the suspect list. Act two begins in Blake's study and sees Mr Midnight setting a deadly booby trap while the detective, in turn, lays out bait for the master criminal. Even though the drama is increasing, there’s still room for Mrs Bardell to give a nice turn. Her malapropisms must have been fun for the actress who played her: "There's a young lady, Sir, what wants to insult you proficiently!" Tension builds with the audience knowing that Blake is in great danger while he remains oblivious to the fact. The curtain comes down just as he trips the booby trap, setting off some carefully laid pyrotechnics that must have caused members of the audience to leap out of their seats! Act three is set in an empty house. The Midnight gang have gathered. Their leader, his face hidden by the cloak, hat and scarf, arrives dragging the tied and gagged heroine behind him. Tinker also gets captured but Blake, disguised as one of Midnight's henchmen, comes to the rescue. With the gang broken up and in custody, the final act, again set in Blake's study, brings the two main protagonists together for a last duel. Blake unknowingly swallows poison and the villain makes his getaway while the detective lies writhing on the floor. He's saved by Tinker and they set off in pursuit of Midnight who races away in a car. He tries to escape across a rail track and meets a nasty end.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆ As far as the plot goes, this is fairly standard Sexton Blake. But visualising it in its original form, performed live on stage in a West End theatre, MR MIDNIGHT must have been an absolute blast.
Flat Fourteen UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,423 · 24/1/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
FLAT FOURTEEN
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Most Dangerous Man Alive (article); The Crooked Billet by Draycot M. Dell
Notes: None at present.
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Ambush! UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,424 · 31/1/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
AMBUSH!
by Reid Whitley (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Val Reading
Other content: Public Enemy Number One (article); The Crooked Billet by Draycot M. Dell.
Notes: Story features Ah Wo.
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The Red Hot Racketeers UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,425 · 7/2/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE RED HOT RACKETEERS
by Edwy Searles Brooks · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Scarface Took the Rap (article); The Crooked Billet by Draycot M. Dell.
Notes: Story features Waldo the Wonder-Man.
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Red Tongues UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,426 · 14/2/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
RED TONGUES
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: How the Dingbat Died (article); The Crooked Billet by Draycot M. Dell.
Notes: None at present.
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The Mole UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,427 · 21/2/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE MOLE
by Reid Whitley (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Arthur Jones (cover), Fred Bennett (interior)
Other content: Capone Called a Halt to the Killing (article); The Crooked Billet by Draycot M. Dell
Notes: Story features Ah Wo.
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Carmone Comes Across UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,428 · 28/2/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
CARMONE COMES ACROSS
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Capaone Versus Uncle Sam (article); The Crooked Billet by Draycot M. Dell
Notes: None at present.
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Loot! UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,429 · 7/3/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
LOOT!
by D. Macluire · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Did This Man Kill Jake Lingle? (article); The Crooked Billet by Draycot M. Dell
Notes: None at present.
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Crooks' Haven UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,430 · 14/3/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
CROOKS' HAVEN
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: F. Hiscocks
Other content: The Raid on the Rex Hotel (article); The Crooked Billet by D. M. Dell
Notes: None at present.
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Thugs! UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,431 · 21/3/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THUGS!
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: Why Are Gangsters? (article); The Crooked Billet by D. M. Dell
Notes: None at present.
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Black Spaniard Creek UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,432 · 28/3/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
BLACK SPANIARD CREEK
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Sharing Out Chicago (article); Chains of Fate by Phyllis Lewis.
Notes: Story features Mlle. Roxane and Marie Galante.
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Sexton Blake on the Spot UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,433 · 4/4/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE SPOT
by Edwy Searles Brooks · Illustrator: Arthur Jones
Other content: Torrio Gets His! (article); Chains of Fate by Phyllis Lewis.
Notes: Story features Waldo the Wonder-Man.
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Phantom Island UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,434 · 11/4/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
PHANTOM ISLAND
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Capone Comes into his Kingdom (article); Chains of Fate by Phyllis Lewis.
Notes: None at present.
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Sexton Blake Cleans Up Chicago UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,435 · 18/4/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
SEXTON BLAKE CLEANS UP CHICAGO
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) & Fred Bennett (interior)
Other content: The Six Wild Sicilians (article); Chains of Fate by Phyllis Lewis
Notes: None at present.
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Under Cover UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,436 · 25/4/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
UNDER COVER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: You Can Get Away With Murder in Chicago (article); Chains of Fate by Phyllis Lewis
Notes: Story features Eileen Hale.
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Rival Racketeers! UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,437 · 2/5/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
RIVAL RACKETEERS!
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: The Only Man the Scarface Ever Feared (article); Chains of Fate by Phyllis Lewis.
Notes: None at present.
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Yellow Guile UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,438 · 9/5/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
YELLOW GUILE
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Capone Survives the Guns (article); The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer and Wu Ling.
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The Needle Man UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,439 · 16/5/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE NEEDLE MAN
by Norman Taylor (Noel Wood-Smith) · Illustrator: E. F. Hiscocks
Other content: From Information Received; The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard
Notes: This is the first issue to contain the From Information Received feature, which would last throughout the rest of the UNION JACK's life and into that of the DETECTIVE WEEKLY.
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Warning by Wire UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,440 · 23/5/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
WARNING BY WIRE
by Robert Murray (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: None at present.
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Secrets for Sale! UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,441 · 30/5/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
SECRETS FOR SALE!
by C. Malcolm Hincks · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: None at present.
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The Catspaw UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,442 · 6/6/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE CATSPAW
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: From Information Received; The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: None at present.
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The Whisperer UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,443 · 13/6/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE WHISPERER
by Robert Murray (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: Story features The Whisperer.
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Sexton Blake Saves Blackpool UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,444 · 20/6/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
SEXTON BLAKE SAVES BLACKPOOL
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) & Fed Bennett (interior)
Other content: From Information Received; The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: None at present.
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The Pearls of Peril UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,445 · 27/6/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
PEARLS OF PERIL
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: Story features Mlle. Roxane.
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The Q-Ships Mystery UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,446 · 4/7/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE Q-SHIPS MYSTERY
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Roy Morgan
Other content: From Information Received; The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard
Notes: None at present.
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Bootleg Island UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,447 · 11/7/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
BOOTLEG ISLAND
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received (article); The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: Story features Mlle. Roxane.
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Piracy! UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,448 · 18/7/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
PIRACY!
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received (article); The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: Story features Mlle. Roxane.
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Bar Gold! UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,449 · 25/7/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
BAR GOLD!
by R. L. Hadfield · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: From Information Received (article); The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: None at present.
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Gangland Decree UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,450 · 1/8/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
GANGLAND DECREE
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: Story features Mlle. Roxane.
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Menace Over Margate UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,451 · 8/8/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
MENACE OVER MARGATE
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: From Information Received; The Blue Envelope Mystery by Frank L. Packard.
Notes: None at present.
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Lonely Farm UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,452 · 15/8/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
LONELY FARM
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: Story features Mlle. Roxane.
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The Death Squad UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,453 · 22/8/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE DEATH SQUAD
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: From Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: None at present.
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Doomed to Devil's Island UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,454 · 29/8/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
DOOMED TO DEVIL'S ISLAND
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: Story features Mlle. Roxane.
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Diamond Lure! UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,455 · 5/9/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
DIAMOND LURE!
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: From Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: None at present.
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Hot Lead! UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,456 · 12/9/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
HOT LEAD
by Robert Murray (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: Story features The Whisperer.
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The Black Boomerang UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,457 · 19/9/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE BLACK BOOMERANG
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Arthur Jones
Other content: From Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: None at present.
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The Gang Girl UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,458 · 26/9/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE GANG GIRL
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: Story features George Marsden Plummer and Muriel Marl.
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The Bishop Murder Mystery UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,459 · 3/10/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE BISHOP MURDER MYSTERY
by C. M. Hincks · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: From Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: None at present.
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The Red Swordsman UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,460 · 10/10/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE RED SWORDSMAN
by Robert Murray (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: rom Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: None at present.
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Spanish Gold UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,461 · 17/10/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
SPANISH GOLD
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received (article); Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: Story features George Marsden Plummer and Vali Mata Vali.
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The White Black UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,462 · 24/10/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE WHITE BLACK
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Roy Morgan
Other content: From Information Received (article); Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: None at present.
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Crooks' Hotel UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,463 · 31/10/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
CROOKS' HOTEL
by Robert Murray (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received (article); Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: Story features The Whisperer.
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The Fifth Stair UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,464 · 7/11/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FIFTH STAIR
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: From Information Received (article); Death on the Air by Herman Landon
Notes: None at present.
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Doomed Ships UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,465 · 14/11/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
DOOMED SHIPS
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received (article); Death on the Air by Herman Landon
Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer.
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The Man They Hanged UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,466 · 21/11/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE MAN THEY HANGED
by Stanley Gordon (S. G. Shaw) · Illustrator: Fred Bennett
Other content: From Information Received (article); Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: None at present.
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The Ghost Mobile UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,467 · 28/11/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE GHOST MOBILE
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: Story features Splash Page and Ruff Hanson.
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The Land Grabbers UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,468 · 5/12/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE LAND GRABBERS
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: From Information Received; Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: None at present.
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A Corner in Crooks UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,469 · 12/12/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
A CORNER IN CROOKS
by Robert Murray (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: The Round Table (ed.); From Information Received (article); Death on the Air by Herman Landon.
Notes: Story features Mr. Reece and the Criminals' Confederation. This is a reprint of UNION JACK issue 806 THE MISSING CROOKS (1919).
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The Phantom of the Pantomime UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,470 · 19/12/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE PHANTOM OF THE PANTOMIME
by William J. Elliott · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Xmas Round Table (ed.); From Information Received (ed.)
Notes: Gwyn Evans, who by this time was the regular contributor of Sexton Blake Christmas tales, was unavailable this year, so this festive issue was penned by W. J. Elliot (his only contribution to the Blake saga).
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Prisoner of the Harem UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,471 · 26/12/1931 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE PRISONER OF THE HAREM
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Round Table (ed.); From Information Received (article); The Lives Between by Phyllis Lewis
Notes: Story features George Marsden Plummer and Vali Mata Vali.
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