BIBLIOGRAPHY 1944

1943
Master List
1945
PUBLISHING

John Drummond, whose real name was John Newton Chance, arrives on the scene. He was born in 1911, the son of the man in charge of popular comics COMIC CUTS and CHIPS (among others). After writing some of the most acclaimed Sexton Blake stories of this period, he went on to publish a number of novels, one of which was made into the science fiction film THE NIGHT OF THE BIG HEAT. He died in 1983, aged 72.

ISSUES
KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 253 · 01/01/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 254 · 08/01/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 255 · 15/01/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 256 · 22/01/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 257 · 29/01/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 258 · 05/02/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 259 · 12/02/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 260 · 19/02/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 261 · 26/02/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 262 · 04/03/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 263 · 11/03/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 264 · 18/03/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 265 · 25/03/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 266 · 01/04/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 267 · 08/04/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 268 · 15/04/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: As the Japanese diver attacks Blake, Tinker disarms him. However, when more of the enemy appear, the detectives are forced to flee. After hiding in weeds, they stumble upon an underwater A. A. gun being operated by the Japanese soldiers. As it takes aim at a ship floating overhead, Blake and his assistant pounce upon the crew, overpower them, and blow up the gun. The explosion attracts more enemy troops. As they close in on the two Britishers, Blake instructs Tinker to shoot a nearby shark.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 269 · 22/04/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 270 · 29/04/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 271 · 06/05/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Leading a submarine filled with commandos, Sexton Blake and Tinker, with Hoos Sung in The Rolling Sphere, travel out to the danger zone where the Japanese undersea fort has been attacking shipping. They submerge to the seabed where the commandos, Blake and Tinker don diving suits and exit the sphere. They cross to where an enemy convoy is crawling across the sand and the commandos distract the enemy trrops while Blake stows away aboard one of the Japanese transports.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 272 · 13/05/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 273 · 20/05/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 274 · 27/05/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 275 · 03/06/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: After sinking the Japanese supply ship, Sexton Blake and his friends watch as the crew swim to a waiting submarine. The Rolling Sphere attacks the vessel which then surrenders. An allied cruise ship arrives to take care of the prisoners. The Sphere dives to tackle the sea fort, which is bringing its guns to bear on the cruiser. With commandos from the British submarine, Sexton Blake leads the attack and a battle commences on the sea bed.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 276 · 10/06/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 277 · 17/06/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: The undersea fort can only be destroyed by dropping a grenade down its central air shaft. Blake suggests that Hoo Sung and The Rolling Sphere should attack from one side to create a diversion. While it does that, Blake and a small group of commandos will use ladders to scale the fort from the other side. However, when they reach it, the ladders slide from the edifice's smooth sides. The detective boards the submarine and asks its captain to take him over the fort. From there, the detective descends towards the air shaft using an underwater parachute.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 278 · 24/06/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 279 · 01/07/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 280 · 08/07/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 281 · 15/07/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Sexton Blake lands his captured plane on the huge aircraft-carrying flying machine within the cloud. He is captured and shown around. The machine is held aloft by giant gas bags. A powerful magnet pulls planes down onto the craft's deck. Blake is held captive in a cabin, where he finds a British airman; a fellow prisoner. Together, they make a bid for freedom.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 282 · 22/07/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 283 · 29/07/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 1)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 284 · 05/08/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 2)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 285 · 12/08/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 3)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 286 · 19/08/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 4)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 287 · 26/08/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 5)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 288 · 02/09/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 6)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 289 · 09/09/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 7)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 290 · 16/09/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 8)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 291 · 23/09/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 9)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 292 · 30/09/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 10)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 293 · 07/10/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 11)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 294 · 14/10/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 12)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 295 · 21/10/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 13)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 296 · 28/10/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 14)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 297 · 04/11/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 15)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 298 · 11/11/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE GOLDEN LION (part 16)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 299 · 18/11/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 1)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: In Sydney, Sexton Blake rushes to the offices of the Sinclair Detective Agency to discover the whereabouts of Richard Seymour, the missing heir. A lorry smashes into his car — a desperate attempt to stop him. It fails, and Blake enters the agency only to discover that his rival, Lukin Rankin, has already been there and learned that Seymour was last seen on the Garoo Downs, 300 miles away. Rankin has departed on a track repair train — and Blake is told that this is the only train going there! He commissions a special and steams off in pursuit, hoping to stop the villain from murdering Seymour ... but Rankin switches the points on the track, causing Blake's train to derail!
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 300 · 25/11/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 2)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 301 · 02/12/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 3)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 302 · 09/12/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 4)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 303 · 16/12/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 5)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 304 · 23/12/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 6)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 305 · 30/12/1944 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 7)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
KNOCK-OUT FUN BOOK 1944 · Date unknown · Amalgamated Press · 7/6
SEXTON BLAKE ON THE TRAIL OF THE TOAD
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Sexton Blake and Tinker are asked to investigate a series of robberies at stores, shops and warehouses. They receive a note warning them off. It is signed by The Toad. Suddenly, nearby, a smash and grab raid occurs. An item of loot is dropped and on it Blake finds a clear set of fingerprints which turn out to belong to a well-known crook named Slim Jim. When this man is spotted with a colleague, he is arrested, though the other man runs away. Tinker shadows him but is led into a trap, knocked out and thrown into a canal. He revives in time to see the crook get away ... and also notices that a nearby barge is named Toad. Later, Sexton Blake finds a clue that leads him and Tinker to Conley Castle, home of the hermit-like Lord Conley. Here they notice that lorries are arriving at the castle empty but leaving full. Chartering a plane so that he can get a bird's eye view, Blake notes that the canal runs under the castle. That afternoon, he hides aboard a barge. As it floats under the castle, part of the tunnel wall slides open and stolen property is unloaded into the building. The vessel then emerges into the open and Blake pounces, overpowering its crew before summoning the police. Meanwhile, Tinker scales the castle wall and enters through a window ... but he doesn't realise that he's been spotted. Inside, he finds Lord Conley tied up but, before he can free him, he is captured by crooks and dragged before The Toad. At that moment, Blake and the police raid the castle via the secret entrance in the tunnel and round up the gang.
Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆
The Man from the Far East THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 63 · Jan. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MAN FROM THE FAR EAST
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Mystery Still Remains (article)
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
The Riddle of the Kidnapped Pensioner THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 64 · Jan. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE KIDNAPPED PENSIONER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Wanted Witness (article)
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
The Case of the Biscay Pirate THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 65 · Feb. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE BISCAY PIRATE
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: One of Three (article)
Notes: Story features Leon Kestrel.
Unrated
Previously Reported Missing - Now? THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 66 · Feb. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING — NOW···?
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Not Suspected (article)
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
The Mystery of the Cairo Express THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 67 · Mar. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MYSTERY OF THE CAIRO EXPRESS
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Bogus Doctor (article)
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
The Riddle of the Italian Prisoner THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 68 · Mar. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE ITALIAN PRISONER
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Laughter in Court (article); The Wrong Type of Chum (article).
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
The Riddle of the Ruins THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 69 · Apr. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE RUINS
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Crook Informer (article)
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
The Mystery of the Demobilised Soldier THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 70 · Apr. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MYSTERY OF THE DEMOBILISED SOLDIER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Nothing Like Truth (article)
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
The Essex Road Crime THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 71 · May 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE ESSEX ROAD CRIME
by John Drummond (J. N. Chance) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Mystery of Room 66 (article)
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
The Case of the Renegade Naval Officer THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 72 · May 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE RENEGADE NAVAL OFFICER
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Matchbox Crime (article); Cash Crazy (article).
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
Barred from the West End THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 73 · Jun. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
BARRED FROM THE WEST END
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Not a Sound was Heard (article); Liver Pills and Diamonds (article).
Notes: After a drunken spree encouraged by recent acquaintance named Ted Trevett, Tom Marshall is banned from entering London's West End for two years. He discovers that this strict sentence has been arranged by his father, Digby, who seems to be withholding a secret in connection with the district. Weeks later, Tom finds a man dying from a stab wound. The man gasps his father's name and also that of Trevett. Tom runs for help but when he returns to the spot the man has vanished. Fearing that his father is in trouble, he calls Sexton Blake. In the guise of a petty criminal named "Brookie", the detective haunts the West End until he makes contact with Trevett. He befriends him and is introduced to a pick-pocket named Dol Kesney and the latter's fiance, Clare. Later, Blake meets Clare alone and learns that the two men are working up a scheme with a crooked lawyer named Jessamy. Meanwhile Tinker discovers that the knife victim was Lemuel Forster — Kesney's uncle. Mrs Forster, unaware of her husband's death, moves into the Marshall manor and seems to have a hold over Digby Marshall. Now, thanks to misinformation spread by Tinker, the criminals start to suspect each other; Stevens tries to shoot Dol but misses and kills Clare; Jessamy realises that "Brookie" is very dangerous; and Trevett just wants to get out of the game. All the parties head towards a showdown at the Marshall manor. There, Mrs. Forster has been living in comfort at Digby's expense but now has a change of heart and tells him that she will no longer use the hold she has over him and will return to her simple life. She goes to meet Stevens, the killer of her husband, and finds him hanging by the neck in a barn. Dol turns up and agrees with her that it's time to get out. He returns to London and is immediately arrested by the police for picking pockets. Blake, Mrs. Forster and Jessamy arrive at the place where Digby Marshall's secret is buried. Blake defeats Jessamy's plans and runs him out of town; Mrs. Foster atones for her sins and is left to rebuild her life; and Digby faces up to his past and comes clean.
Trivia: When Tinker uses a false identity he gives his name as James Carter. Under questioning, he insists that 'Carter' is his real name.
Rating: ★★★★★☆
The Man Who Wouldn't Quit THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 74 · Jun. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T QUIT
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Clue of the Hatband (article)
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
The Manor House Menace THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 75 · Jul. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MANOR HOUSE MENACE
by John Drummond (J. N. Chance) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Planned in Room 932 (article)
Notes: None at present.
Unrated
The Case of the Indian Millionaire THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 76 · Jul. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE INDIAN MILLIONAIRE
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Missouri Murder (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Five Fugitives THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 77 · Aug. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE FIVE FUGITIVES
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Man From Italy (article)
Notes: None at present.
Trivia: According to this story, Tinker's real surname is Smith.
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The Man They Couldn't Buy THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 78 · Aug. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MAN THEY COULDN'T BUY
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Buried Alive (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the Bombed Monastery THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 79 · Sep. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MYSTERY OF THE BOMBED MONASTERY
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Salted Boodle (article); A Prickly Clue (article).
Notes: None at present.
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The Tragic Case of the Stationmaster's Legacy THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 80 · Sep. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE TRAGIC CASE OF THE STATIONMASTER'S LEGACY
by John Drummond (J. N. Chance) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Danger Ahead (article); Imitative Crimes (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Conscript Miner THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 81 · Oct. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE CONSCRIPT MINER
by Walter Tyrer · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: A Black Man's Ordeal (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Riddle of the Leather Bottle THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 82 · Oct. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE LEATHER BOTTLE
by John Drummond (J. N. Chance) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Old Lady At No.42 (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the Indian Relic THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 83 · Nov. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MYSTERY OF THE INDIAN RELIC
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Twelve Men (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Strange Case of the Footman's Crime THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 84 · Nov. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE STRANGE CASE OF THE FOOTMAN'S CRIME
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Silk Shawl Clue (article)
Notes: This story marks the final appearance of Gilbert and Eileen Hale.
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The Case of Serg. Bill Morden THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 85 · Dec. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF SERGT. BILL MORDEN
by R. Standish (R. Goyne) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
THE SHIP WITH TWO MASTERS
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: None
Other content: Just Asking For It (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Painted Dagger THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 86 · Dec. 1944 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE PAINTED DAGGER
by John Drummond (J. N. Chance) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: A Short Life — And a Crooked One (article)
Notes: None at present.
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