BIBLIOGRAPHY 1938

1937
Master List
1939
PUBLISHING

Author Gwyn Evans dies, aged just 39. This year begins a period in the Sexton Blake saga where many of the stories are reprints (or rewrites) of older material.

ISSUES
Sexton Blake Annual 1 SEXTON BLAKE ANNUAL 1 · 1938 · Amalgamated Press · Price unknown
THE SUNDOWNER'S SECRET
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Unknown
THE MYSTERY OF THE DUMB MEN
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
SCUTTLER'S CACHE
by Anon. (Barry Perowne) · Illustrator: A. Jones
Notes: Story features Raffles
Trivia: This is the third of four confrontations between Sexton Blake and A. J. Raffles.
THE HOUSE IN BERKELEY SQUARE (SCUTTLER'S CACHE, episode II)
by Anon. (Barry Perowne) · Illustrator: A. Jones
Notes: Story features Raffles
THE "SHANGHAI" SHIP (SCUTTLER'S CACHE, episode III)
by Anon. (Barry Perowne) · Illustrator: A. Jones
Notes: Story features Raffles
THE FATAL 13TH
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Unknown
WHO WAS GUILTY?
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Unknown
THE INN-KEEPER'S FATE
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Unknown
THE HOUSE OF JUDAS
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
THE UNWRITTEN LAW
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: A. Jones
THE SINISTER SCIENTIST
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Unknown
THE CASE OF THE RANCHER EARL
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Unknown
THE MYSTERY MILLIONAIRE
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
Trivia: The inset portrait of Sexton Blake on the cover illustration is, in fact, an old portrait of another detective, Panther Grayle of Russell Square, originally published in an early CHAMPION Annual. Grayle was created by Jack Lancaster for the EMPIRE LIBRARY in 1910 and later resurrected by Howard Steele for CHAMPION. The character was assisted by a reformed 17-year-old delinquent named Dusty.
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No cover as yet THE BOYS' FRIEND LIBRARY · 2nd Series · Issue 255 · Jan. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THEY CAME TO SPY
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This was originally published as a serial in PILOT issues 99 to 108 (1937).
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No cover as yet DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 255 · 8/1/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE MAN WITH THE PURPLE SCAR
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Black Dagger Crimes DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 257 · 22/1/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE BLACK DAGGER CRIMES
by Edwy Searles Brooks · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Your Character From Your Fingerprints (article); Ink Stains on a Gambler's Hands Launched the World's Greatest Forger (article); Alias — The Angel by Gerald Verner
Notes: This is a reprint of SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 406 THE BLACK DAGGER (1933).
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No cover as yet DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 259 · 5/2/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE MAGICIAN OF SOHO
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This is a reprint of UNION JACK issue 1,101 BLACK MAGIC (1924).
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The Fog Devils DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 261 · 19/2/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FOG DEVILS
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Come at Once—If You Want to Trap the 3-Million-Dollar Gang (article); The Man Who Shrugged by Anon.; Alias — The Angel by Gerald Verner
Notes: This is a reprint of UNION JACK issue 1,102 THE FOG-FIENDS (1924).
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The Secret of the Last Survivor DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 263 · 5/3/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE SECRET OF THE LAST SURVIVOR
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); The Case of the Cairo Blackmailer by Ex-Detective Insp. Harold Brust; Alias — the Angel by Gerald Verner
Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This is a reprint of SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 163 THE SECRET OF THE FROZEN NORTH (1921). The story was also reprinted as DEAD MAN'S DIARY in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 416 (1934).
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Limehouse Loot DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 265 · 19/3/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
LIMEHOUSE LOOT
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Trailing the White Slaver's Victim by Ex-Detective Insp. Harold Brust; Alias — the Angel by Gerald Verner; Sane — or Insane? by Anon.
Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer. This is a reprint of SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 319 THE CHINATOWN MYSTERY (1932).
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The Riddle of the Phantom Coach DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 266 · 26/3/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE RIDDLE OF THE PHANTOM COACH
by John Baron (Augustus Baker) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); The Case of the Card Gang's Decoy by Ex-Detective Insp. Harold Brust; The Mystery of the Jade Amulet by G. H. Teed; Alias — the Angel by Gerald Verner
Notes: This is a reprint of UNION JACK issue 1,107 THE SECRET OF THE DUTCH GARDEN (1924).
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The Case of the Crook Oil King DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 267 · 2/4/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE CASE OF THE CROOK OIL KING
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); The Affair of the Colonel's Confession by Ex-Detective Insp. Harold Brust; Alias — the Angel by Gerald Verner
Notes: This is believed to be a revised version of an older story (as yet unidentified). Story features Zenith the Albino
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The Riddle of the Fake Clues DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 268 · 9/4/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE RIDDLE OF THE FAKE CLUES
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Murder Comes Aboard by Ladbroke Black; The Case of the Wild Young Man by Ex-Detective Insp. Harold Brust; Human Contraband (article); Alias — the Angel by Gerald Verner
Notes: This is a short story, thought to be a reprint from PENNY PICTORIAL issue 649.
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No cover as yet DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 269 · 16/4/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE RADIO CROOK
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This is a reprint of SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 269 THE RADIO CROOK (1931).
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The Secret of Plan YK DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 271 · 30/4/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE SECRET OF PLAN YK
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); The Secret of the Napoleon Bust by Ex-Detective Insp. Harold Brust; The Strange Affair of the Antique Cradle by L. C. Douthwaite
Notes: This is believed to be a revised version of an older story (as yet unidentified).
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The Great Milk Racket DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 273 · 14/5/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE GREAT MILK RACKET
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); The Case of the Boy Who Went Bad (article); The Strange Affair of the Antique Cradle by L. C. Douthwaite
Notes: None at present.
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The Strange case of the Sinister Uncles DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 276 · 4/6/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE STRANGE CASE OF THE SINISTER UNCLES
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Red Saunders by Sinbad; The Secret of the Marble Bacchante by G. H. Teed.
Notes: None at present.
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The Sinister Dr. Satira DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 278 · 18/6/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE SINISTER DR. SATIRA
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); The Secret of the Glass Skulls by Barry Perowne; Red Saunders by Sinbad; The Secret of the Marble Bacchante by G. H. Teed.
Notes: This rehashes parts of UNION JACK issue 1,206 LORD OF THE APE MEN and issue 1,207 THE MYSTERY OF THE MASKED MAGICIAN (both 1926).
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The Riddle of the Royal Oak DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 280 · 2/7/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE RIDDLE OF THE ROYAL OAK
by Anon. (Ladbroke Black) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); The Secret of the Glass Skulls by Barry Perowne; Red Saunders by Sinbad; The Secret of the Marble Bacchante by G. H. Teed.
Notes: This is a reprint of SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 315 THE MYSTERY OF THE 13TH CHEST (1933).
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Where is Dr. Satira? DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 282 · 16/7/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
WHERE IS DR. SATIRA?
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Red Saunders by Sinbad; The Secret of the Marble Bacchante by G. H. Teed.
Notes: This is a reprint of UNION JACK issue 1,211 THE QUEST OF THE LIMPING MAN (1927).
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The Bride of Doom DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 284 · 30/7/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE BRIDE OF DOOM
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Red Saunders by 'Sinbad'; The Secret of the Marble Bacchante by G. H. Teed
Notes: None at present.
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Bait for Dr. Satira DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 286 · 13/8/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
BAIT FOR DR. SATIRA
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Red Saunders by 'Sinbad'; Mantrap! by Jeffrey Gaunt
Notes: This is a rehash of parts of UNION JACK issue 1,217 THE LAIR IF THE LIMPING MAN and UNION JACK issue 1,246 THE ADVENTURE OF THE DUMMY'S DOUBLE (both 1927).
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The Hour of Fear DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 288 · 27/8/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE HOUR OF FEAR
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); The Huntsman by Gerald Verner; Mantrap by Jeffrey Gaunt
Notes: This is a reprint of UNION JACK issue 1,400 FEAR! (1930).
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No cover as yet DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 290 · 10/9/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE MAN FROM ALCATRAZ
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: Story features Gilbert and Eileen Hale. This is believed to be a revised version of an older story (as yet unidentified).
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Warning From Dr. Satira DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 292 · 24/9/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
WARNING FROM DR. SATIRA
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Find the Clues with Inspector Hornleigh (article); The Huntsman by Gerald Verner; Pink Mask by Coutts Brisbane.
Notes: This is a reprint of UNION JACK issue 1,248 JUSTICE DEFIED (1927).
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The Man Who Sold Secrets DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 294 · 8/10/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE MAN WHO SOLD SECRETS
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Find the Clues with Inspector Hornleigh (article); The Huntsman by Gerald Verner; Pink Mask by Coutts Brisbane.
Notes: None at present.
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The Miser of Marl House DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 296 · 22/10/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE MISER OF MARL HOUSE
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Find the clue with Inspector Hornleigh; The Air Wolf and the Mystery of the Icy Fingers by Geo. E. Rochester; The Huntsman by Gerald Verner
Notes: This is a reprint of UNION JACK issue 1,249 THE MYSTERY MAN OF MARL HOUSE (1927).
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The Adventure of the Pearl Pirates DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 298 · 5/11/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE PEARL PIRATES
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received (ed.); The Round Table (ed.); Find the Clues with Inspector Hornleigh (article); The Air Wolf and the Strange Case of the Golden Cat by Geo. E. Rochester; The Huntsman by Gerald Verner.
Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer and Marie Galante. This is a reprint of SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 265 THE SECRET OF THE THIEVES' KITCHEN (1930).
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Dr. Satira's Revenge DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 300 · 19/11/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
DR. SATIRA'S REVENGE
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Murder in Czechoslovakia (article); The Huntsman by Gerald Verner
Notes: This is rehashed from parts of UNION JACK issue 1,250 SEXTON BLAKE, CONVICT and UNION JACK issue 1,251 THE TRAIL OF THE BANDAGED MAN (both 1927).
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The Trail of the Black Knight DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 302 · 3/12/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE TRAIL OF THE BLACK KNIGHT
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Find the Clues With Inspector Hornleigh (article); The Air Wolf and the Mystery of the Yellow Caravan by Geo. E. Rochester; The Huntsman by Gerald Verner
Notes: None at present.
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The Clue of the Painted Smile DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 304 · 17/12/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE CLUE OF THE PAINTED SMILE
by Donald Stuart · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Christmas Round Table (ed.); Find the Clues With Inspector Hornleigh (article); The Clue of the Clean Hands by L. C. Mansfield; The Antlered Man by Edwy Searles Brooks
Notes: None at present.
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Dr. Satira Stakes All DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 306 · 31/12/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
DR. SATIRA STAKES ALL
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: From Information Received; The Round Table (ed.); Find the Clues With Inspector Hornleigh (article); The Candle Drips ... by L. C. Mansfield; The Antlered Man by Edwy Searles Brooks
Notes: This is a reprint of UNION JACK issue 1,326 DEAD MAN'S PLUNDER (1929).
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No cover as yet PILOT · Issue 118 · 8/1/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 1)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This serial was republished as a single volume in THE BOYS' FRIEND LIBRARY second series issue 671 (1939).
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No cover as yet PILOT · Issue 119 · 15/1/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 2)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The  Flaming Frontier PILOT · Issue 120 · 22/1/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 3)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Will Hay at Bendover by Anon.; The Laughing Buccaneer by Anon.; The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs; Houdini — Magic Maker No. 1 by Anon.; Meet the Staff (ed.); Young Guy Fawkes by Anon.; Tales of Warder Strong by Anon. plus various strips
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet PILOT · Issue 121 · 29/1/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 4)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet PILOT · Issue 122 · 5/2/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 5)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet PILOT · Issue 123 · 12/2/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 6)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet PILOT · Issue 124 · 19/2/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 7)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet PILOT · Issue 125 · 26/2/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 8)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet PILOT · Issue 126 · 5/3/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 9)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The  Flaming Frontier PILOT · Issue 127 · 12/3/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 10)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Who is the Scarlet Lotus? by Anon.; Will Hay at Bendover by Anon.; Steele of Stoke by Anon.; The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs; Buffalo Bill, King of Scouts by Anon.; Tales of Warder Strong by Anon. plus various strips
Notes: None at present.
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The  Flaming Frontier PILOT · Issue 128 · 19/3/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 11)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Who is the Scarlet Lotus? by Anon.; Will Hay at Bendover by Anon.; Steele of Stoke by Anon.; The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs; Buffalo Bill, King of Scouts by Anon.; Tales of Warder Strong by Anon. plus various strips
Notes: None at present.
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The  Flaming Frontier PILOT · Issue 129 · 26/3/1938 · Amalgamated Press · 2d
THE FLAMING FRONTIER (part 12)
by John Brearley (John Garbutt) · Illustrator: Harry Lane
Other content: Who is the Scarlet Lotus? by Anon.; Will Hay at Bendover by Anon.; Steele of Stoke by Anon.; The Beasts of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs; Buffalo Bill, King of Scouts by Anon.; Tales of Warder Strong by Anon. plus various strips
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 605 · Jan. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE TIME OF THE CRIME
by Donald Stuart · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Spy From Spain THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 606 · Jan. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SPY FROM SPAIN
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Clue of the New Suit (article).
Notes: Story features Hon. R. S. V. Purvale.
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The Three Lepers' Heads THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 607 · Jan. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE THREE LEPERS' HEADS
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Murder in Berlin! (article)
Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie.
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THE BAILIFF'S SECRET THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 608 · Jan. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE BAILIFF'S SECRET
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Tragic Traveller (article)
Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 609 · Feb. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE LIFT SHAFT CRIME
by Warwick Jardine (Francis Warwick) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the Missing Doctor THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 610 · Feb. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING DOCTOR
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Cream Car Murder (article).
Notes: Story features Dr. Ferraro.
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The Secret of the Sunken Ships THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 611 · Feb. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF THE SUNKEN SHIPS
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Dodging Arrest (Article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Three Who Paid THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 612 · Feb. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE THREE WHO PAID
by Donald Stuart · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.): When Crooks Cook Magic (article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 613 · Mar. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE BLACK ACE
by George Dilnot · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 614 · Mar. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF THE HOLD
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Terror of Tangier THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 615 · Mar. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE TERROR OF TANGIER
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Clue of the Faked Address (article)
Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer, Mary Trent and George Marsden Plummer. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 77 (1927).
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The False Alibi THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 616 · Mar. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE FALSE ALIBI
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Murder for a Car (article)
Notes: Story features R.S.V. Purvale.
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The Riddle of Big Ben THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 617 · Apr. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE RIDDLE OF BIG BEN
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Visions of a Fortune (Article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 618 · Apr. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CASE OF THE MURDERED POSTMAN
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the Street Musician THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 619 · Apr. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE STREET MUSICIAN
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Debts Paid By Murder (article)
Notes: Story features R.S.V. Purvale.
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The Excavator's Secret THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 620 · Apr. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE EXCAVATOR'S SECRET
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Shoplifter (article).
Notes: Story features Gilbert and Eileen Hale. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 65 (1926).
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The Mystery of No.7 Bitton Court THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 621 · May 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF NO.7 BITTON COURT
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Fatal Clues (article
Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie.
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The Pigeon-Loft Crime THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 622 · May 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE PIGEON-LOFT CRIME
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Chauffeur's Plot (article).
Notes: Story features Hon. R. S. V. Purvale.
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The Prisoners of Peru THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 623 · May 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE PRISONERS OF PERU
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Found in the Wilds (article)
Notes: Story features Splash Page. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 115 (1927).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 624 · May 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
CROOK'S CONVOY
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Man Who Turned King's Evidence THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 625 · Jun. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MAN WHO TURNED KING'S EVIDENCE
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Moat Farm Case (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Secret of a Dead Man THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 626 · Jun. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF A DEAD MAN
by Paul Urquhart (L. L. Day Black) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Murder of a Peer (Article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 627 · Jun. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE NEWSPAPER SELLER'S SECRET
by Walter Edwards (Walter Shute) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Tiger of Canton THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 628 · Jun. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE TIGER OF CANTON
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Milking the Mugs (Article)
Notes: Story features George Marsden Plummer and Vali Mata-Vali. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 89 (1927).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 629 · Jul. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CASE OF THE KIDNAPPED SPECIALIST
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Hated Eight THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 630 · Jul. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE HATED EIGHT
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Wife Poisoner (article).
Notes: A man named Drannel is found dead on Hampstead Heath. Sexton Blake believes that an ad in the 'personals' may give a clue to the circumstances of his death. He answers it and, mistaken for another, is instructed to travel to Paris. After he has departed, a Frenchman arrives at Baker Street with urgent information for him. Tinker goes with the man to Paris but, once there, his companion turns on him and knocks him unconscious. Meanwhile, Blake has teamed up with Bertrand Charon of the Surete. The latter informs him that Drannel was really named Claude Ravel and was killed because he had information about a secret society named the Council of Eight. This group, dedicated to hastening political instability in Europe, is now set to kidnap a millionaire named Jasper Rotham. So, when the real Rotham arrives in Paris, he is sent to a safe-house and a disguised Charon takes his place. He is kidnapped but when Blake and the police trail him to a house in the suburbs, they find it empty but for a bomb which they narrowly avoid. The Eight imprison Charon with Tinker in the catacombs beneath the city. Elsewhere, Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie are also on the trail of the Eight. They are put on the right track by Louise Desconnon, a woman who has betrayed the organisation. Blake, too, is guided to this woman. Mlle. Julie arrives at Desconnon's apartment first and is promptly drugged. Blake arrives next, discovers her, but is knocked unconscious. Grant receives a panic-stricken call from Desconnon, traces it to a call-box, and finds her there stabbed in the back and at death's door. After taking her to hospital, he goes to her apartment and finds Julie, who he carries out without realising that Sexton Blake is unconscious in a wardrobe. Later, Julie follows a lead to Professor Rinaldo, inventor of an invisibility ray and the same man who had previously lured Tinker into the hands of the Eight. He now does the same with her. Blake, having recovered and escaped from the wardrobe, searches for Charon and finds the entrance to the secret hideout of the Eight in the catacombs. Having gained a hooded cowl from one of the gang, he infiltrates their base. Granite Grant is also closing in; a document posted to him by Claude Ravel before he was murdered exposes Rinaldo as the head of the Eight, so Grant visits the professor's home. Tinker, meanwhile, escapes imprisonment and meets up with Blake. All the main characters now gather for an attack on the Eight's headquarters and are successful in their assault.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆ A more sophisticated plot than the average Sexton Blake story but one that becomes a little repetitive and confusing as the tale progresses. The invisibility ray seems completely surplus to requirements and is left unexplained.
The Fatal Pit THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 631 · Jul. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE FATAL PIT
by Mark Osborne (John W. Bobin) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Murder in the Mine (article)
Notes: Story features George Marsden Plummer. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 103 (1927).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 632 · Jul. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE ROADHOUSE MYSTERY
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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The Hire-Purchase Crime THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 633 · Aug. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE HIRE-PURCHASE CRIME
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Car Thieves (Article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Secret of Moor House THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 634 · Aug. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF MOOR HOUSE
by Donald Stuart · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Man Overboard (article).
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 635 · Aug. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CASE OF THE POISONED PEN
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: Story features Splash Page. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 121 (1927).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 636 · Aug. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE MURDERED ICE CREAM MAN
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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Dangerous Money THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 637 · Sep. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
DANGEROUS MONEY
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Murder for a Car (article)
Notes: Story features Mark Judson.
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The 'Allah's Eye' Conspiracy THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 638 · Sep. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE 'ALLAH'S EYE' CONSPIRACY
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Real Life Bluebeards (article).
Notes: Story features Gunga Dass.
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The Mystery of the Missing Constable THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 639 · Sep. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING CONSTABLE
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Tell-Tale Footprints (article).
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Disguised Apache THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 640 · Sep. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CASE OF THE DISGUISED APACHE
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Modern Hermits (article).
Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer and Mary Trent. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 113 (1927).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 641 · Oct. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE THREE FRIGHTENED MEN
by Berkeley Gray (Edwy Searles Brooks) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This story was adapted for the radio serial ENTER — SEXTON BLAKE. It was reprinted in serialised form as 'the story of the radio drama' starting in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 310 just three months after its debut here. It is, therefore, the most rapidly reprinted story in Sexton Blake's history. It also marks the one and only appearance in the Blake saga of Inspector William Williams, more usually known as 'Sweet William', the long-suffering Scotland Yard man in Berkeley Gray's Norman Conquest novels.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 642 · Oct. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CASE OF THE MISSING BRIDEGROOM
by George Dilnot · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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Murder on the High Seas THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 643 · Oct. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
MURDER ON THE HIGH SEAS
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Floating Hearses (article)
Notes: Story features R. S. V. Purvale.
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The Mystery of Film City THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 644 · Oct. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE FILM CITY
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Lost Gold-mines (article)
Notes: Story features George Marsden Plummer and Vali Mata-Vali. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 119 (1927).
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Danger At Westways THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 645 · Nov. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
DANGER AT WESTWAYS
by Donald Stuart · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Men on Bail (article).
Notes: None at present.
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The Giant City Swindle THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 646 · Nov. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE GIANT CITY SWINDLE
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Jewels of Doom (article).
Notes: None at present. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 123 (1927).
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The Mystery of the Dead Man's Wallet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 647 · Nov. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MYSTERY OF THE DEAD MAN'S WALLET
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Missing Wife (article).
Notes: Story features Hon. R. S. V. Purvale.
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The Suspected Six THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 648 · Nov. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SUSPECTED SIX
by Hedley Scott (Hedley O'Mant) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Crazy Ghosts (article).
Notes: None at present.
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The Secret at Sixty-Six Fathoms THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 649 · Dec. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET AT SIXTY-SIX FATHOMS
by Stanton Hope · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); A Narrow Squeak (Article)
Notes: Story features Joe Harman and Mike O'Flynn.
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The Man on the Dole THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 650 · Dec. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE MAN ON THE DOLE
by Stanton Hope · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Unknown Killer (article)
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 651 · Dec. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE SECRET OF THE SNOWS
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 124 (1927).
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No cover as yet THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 652 · Dec. 1938 · Amalgamated Press · 4d
THE CLUE OF THE TATOOED MAN
by J. G. Brandon · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: Unknown
Notes: None at present.
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