BIBLIOGRAPHY 1936

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No cover as yet THE BOYS' FRIEND LIBRARY · 2nd Series · Issue 515 · Feb. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE STUNT CLUB
by Walter Edwards · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This was originally published as a serial in THE BOYS' REALM issues 46 to 57. Sexton Blake only makes a fleeting 'guest appearance' in this story and, for that reason, I haven't included that serial in this bibliography (when I learn which instalment he appears in, I shall add that particular issue).
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No cover as yet THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD · 23/11/1936 · Beaverbrook Newspapers · Price unknown
SEXTON BLAKE SOLVES IT
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This derived from The Union Jack story "The Clayton Moat Mystery" of 1923 which in turn was based on The Sexton Blake Library novel "The Mystery Box" of 1920 (later republished as "The Case of the Bismarck Memoirs").
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 509 · Jan. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CASE OF THE NIGHT CLUB QUEEN
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 510 · Jan. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
MURDER ON THE BOAT EXPRESS
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 511 · Jan. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
BLIND MAN'S SECRET
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the Albanian Avenger THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 512 · Jan. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE ALBANIAN AVENGER
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Crime in the Desert (article)
Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This is a reprint of THE ADVENTURE OF THE ALBANIAN AVENGER in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 18 (1925).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 513 · Feb. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CASE OF THE MURDERED WEDDING GUEST
by Warwick Jardine (Francis Warwick) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Crime at No. 7 (puzzle); Shadowing a Suspect (article)
Notes: My copy is missing its cover.
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The Mystery of the Greek Exile THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 514 · Feb. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE GREEK EXILE
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Death of a Miser (article); Consulting Room Chat (ed.)
Notes: None at present.
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The Terror of Thunder Creek THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 515 · Feb. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE TERROR OF THUNDER CREEK
by Stanton Hope · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: At the Sixth Attempt (article); Consulting Room Chat (ed.)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 516 · Feb. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CRIME AT THE QUAY
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 517 · Mar. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
DEAD MAN'S EVIDENCE
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the African Mine THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 518 · Mar. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE AFRICAN MINE
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Trouble Trail (article)
Notes: Story features Mark Judson, ex-Secret Service man.
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The Victim of the Girl THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 519 · Mar. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE VICTIM OF THE GIRL SPY
by Maurice B. Dix · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Girl Spy of Warsaw (article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 520 · Mar. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF THE TONG
by Hylton Gregory (Alfred Edgar) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This is a reprint of THE SIGN IN THE SKY; OR, THE SECRET OF THE TONG which appeared in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 254 (1922).
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Murder on the Fourth Floor THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 521 · Apr. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
MURDER ON THE FOURTH FLOOR
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Bogus Charities (article)
Notes: Story features R. S. V. Purvale.
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The Secret of the Steps THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 522 · Apr. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF THE STEPS
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Italian Trunk Mystery (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Lost Expedition THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 523 · Apr. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE LOST EXPEDITION
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Blackmailer's Victims (article)
Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 303 (1923).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 524 · Apr. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CRIME AT THE CROWN INN
by Martin Frazer · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Murder at Hermit's Cottage THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 525 · May 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MURDER AT THE HERMIT'S COTTAGE
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Death in the Flames (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Secret of the Balkan Heiress THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 526 · May 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF THE BALKAN HEIRESS
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Clue of the Shoes (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Old Bailey Mystery THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 527 · May 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE OLD BAILEY MYSTERY
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Gentlemen of the Jury (article); Consulting Room Chat (ed.)
Notes: None at present.
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The Barber's Shop Crime THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 528 · May 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE BARBER'S SHOP CRIME
by Walter Edwards (Walter Shute) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Practical Jokers (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the Murdered Blonde THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 529 · Jun. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE MURDERED BLONDE
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Societies of Death (article)
Notes: Story features R.S.V. Purvale.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 530 · Jun. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SEASIDE CRIME
by Warwick Jardine (Francis Warwick) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 531 · Jun. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CASE OF THE BRASS-BOUND TRUNK
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Ethiopian's Secret THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 532 · Jun. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE ETHIOPIAN'S SECRET
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); A Killer With Bad Nerves (article)
Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 45 (1926).
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The Ex-Serviceman's Secret THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 533 · Jul. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE EX-SERVICEMAN'S SECRET
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Murderer Who Beat the Law (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Crime of Gunga Dass THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 534 · Jul. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CRIME OF GUNGA DASS
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Indian Village Crime (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Girl Who Knew Too Much THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 535 · Jul. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Fatal Knowledge (article)
Notes: Story features R.S.V. Purvale.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 536 · Jul. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE ISLAND OF THE GUILTY
by George Hamilton Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Ports of Crime (article)
Notes: My copy is missing its cover. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 41 (1926).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 537 · Aug. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF THE SALE ROOM
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Man with the Glaring Eyes THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 538 · Aug. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MAN WITH THE GLARING EYES
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Killer Forgot His Glove (article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 539 · Aug. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE STAGE DOOR CRIME
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The £100,000 Insurance Swindle THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 540 · Aug. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE £100,000 INSURANCE SWINDLE
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Insurance Scandals (article); Consulting Room Chat (ed.)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 541 · Sep. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE TRAIL OF THE DOPE CHIEF
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Three Absconding Swindlers THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 542 · Sep. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CASE OF THE THREE ABSCONDING SWINDLERS
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Silk Shawl Clue (article).
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 543 · Sep. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SEASIDE CAFE CRIME
by Warwick Jardine (Francis Warwick) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Secret of the Identification Parade THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 544 · Sep. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF THE IDENTIFICATION PARADE
by Walter Edwards (Walter Shute) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Murders Solved in Sleep (article).
Notes: Floyd Caslon, Managing-Director of Giant Supply Stores, calls in Detective-Inspector Coutts after a series of robberies. Coutts, in turn, sends for Sexton Blake when the company's secretary, Konstandt, is found dead. Meanwhile, down-and-out Martin Slade is hitch-hiking to Brighton. A lorry driver named Buck Shrap and his mate, Trigger Johns, gives him a lift and, after dropping him off, they drive on to Marlingdene Grange where they unload stolen goods for their eccentric boss, Magnus Rennell. Watching from a hiding place are two hired hitmen. After the lorry has departed they break into the Grange and kill Rennell. The housekeeper Mrs. Brill, witnesses their departure. Later, one of them runs into Martin Slade and tricks him into joining a police identity parade. Mrs. Brill points him out due to his resemblance to the other gunman. Slade is arrested on a charge of murder. Blake has learned enough to suspect that Marlingdene Grange may be the base of operations for the thieves who've been stealing from the Giant Supply Stores. To his astonishment, though, he discovers that the property actually belongs to Floyd Caslon and the millionaire businessman soon moves into it. Blake, heavily disguised, gets a job as a gardener. One night, lorries arrive. Blake spies upon the proceedings as Caslon's secretary, Mr. Creed, organises the removal men. But he is spotted and Caslon, realising that his gardener is Sexton Blake, orders Trigger Johns to kill him. The following day Detective-Inspector Welland informs Caslon that his gardener has been murdered. Trigger Johns, having shot at Blake from a distance, visits the mortuary to check that the detective is, indeed dead. When the 'corpse' sits up and grabs him by the throat, Johns dies of fright. Next day, when Inspector Welland confronts Caslon, he is shot in the knee and held prisoner in the Grange's vaults. Blake and Coutts are invited to dinner at Marlingdene and indulge in verbal jousting with their host. Later, Blake sneaks back to search the house and ends up a prisoner with Welland, who has been tortured by Creed and chained in a cell. The detective escapes, shooting Creed dead, just as Coutts leads a raid on the house. The criminals are rounded up and each pays the ultimate price for their crimes.
Rating: ★★★★☆☆ An unusually brutal story and one which never lets up.
No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 545 · Oct. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE BELLS OF DOOM
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 546 · Oct. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 547 · Oct. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MOTOR SHOW MYSTERY
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Dictator's Secret THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 548 · Oct. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE DICTATOR'S SECRET
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Coffin Clue (article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 549 · Nov. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
CROOK CARGO
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This story introduces Captain Dack. A down and out named Jim Hawkins is approached by crooked financier Danby Clayton and accepts a commission to take the man's place, living as him in a manor and enjoying a generous expense account, though he is not told why this imposture is necessary. Meanwhile, Hawkins' sister asks Sexton Blake to locate her brother, while, elsewhere, Captain Dack is hired to ship a man and a cargo to an as yet undisclosed destination. Both Blake and Dack, independently of one another, start to watch the last man Hawkins was seen with, a petty crook named Sarsen. Unknown to them, Sarsen has realised that Hawkins is not Clayton and is investigating the financier's actions. Dack confronts Sarsen, proposing that they join forces. Sarsen refuses. Tinker, meanwhile, spies on both men. Clayton, who has cheated his business partners and investors by spending their funds on antiquities, kills one of his partners to keep the fact that he's preparing to flee the country a secret. He hides the body in an airtight crate and has it delivered to Dack’s ship, the Mary Ann Trinder. Dack, curious, breaks into the container and discovers the corpse, which he immediately disposes of at sea. Clayton fakes his own death by burning down the manor with Hawkins inside, then boards Dack’s vessel bringing with him his cargo of valuable arts and antiques. He instructs Dack to set sail for America. As the vessel leaves the Thames, it is boarded by Sarsen and his gang. They command that it changes course and makes for Scotland, where they intend to make off with Clayton’s treasure. However, unknown to all, Tinker is a stowaway. He and Dack team up to retake the ship, which they succeed in doing thanks to the timely arrival of Sexton Blake in a seaplane. During a pitched battle, Clayton attempts to flee and is lost at sea.
Rating: ★★★★★☆ An enjoyable tale from the ever-reliable John Hunter which is marred only by the fact that Sexton Blake has a very minor role.
No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 550 · Nov. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE TRAIL OF THE WHITE TURBAN
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Victim of the Thieves' Den THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 551 · Nov. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE VICTIM OF THE THIEVES' DEN
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Faked Clues (article)
Notes: Story features R. S. V. Purvale.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 552 · Nov. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE DOCKYARD MYSTERY
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 553 · Dec. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CASE OF THE LONG-FIRM FRAUDS
by Mark Osborne (John W. Bobin) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: Story features George Marsden Plummer. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 30 (1926).
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The Taximan's Quest THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 554 · Dec. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE TAXIMAN'S QUEST
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Creeps in the Crypt (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Priest's Secret THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 555 · Dec. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE PRIEST'S SECRET
by Allan Maxwell (William J. Bayfield) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Mystery Confessions (article)
Notes: This is a rewrite of William Murray Graydon's story of the same title which appeared in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 27 (1925).
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The Mystery of the Three Acrobats THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 556 · Dec. 1936 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE THREE ACROBATS
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Tale of a Timepiece (article)
Notes: Story features R. S. V. Purvale.
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