BIBLIOGRAPHY 1945

1944
Master List
1946
ISSUES
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 306 · 06/01/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 8)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 307 · 13/01/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 9)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 308 · 20/01/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 10)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Blake pursues Luke Rankin through the tunnel but is knocked flying when explosives, planted by the crooks, explode, blocking the route. The detective works out that the tunnel must emerge in the Wangonilla Valley on the other side of the mountain. He thinks the crooks will raid the Bellamy sheep station there for horses, so Blake and his party set off to intercept him. They ride hard and arrive in time to find Black Pete and his gang attacking the station. As they engage with the enemy, Luke Rankin breaks away. Sexton Blake chases after him.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 309 · 27/01/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 11)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 310 · 03/02/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 12)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 311 · 10/02/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 13)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 312 · 17/02/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 14)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 313 · 24/02/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE TRAIL OF THE MISSING HEIR (part 15)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 314 · 03/03/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 1)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 315 · 10/03/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 2)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 316 · 17/03/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 3)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 317 · 24/03/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 4)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 318 · 31/03/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 5)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 319 · 07/04/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 6)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 320 · 14/04/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 7)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: As the natives lead their captives — Sexton Blake, Tinker and Hoo Sung — towards their village, Blake saves one of them from a poisonous snake. At the settlement, the saved man pleads for their lives but the chief is not sympathetic. His son is ill and dying and he believes that this is due to 'devils' brought by the white men. Blake discovers that the boy is suffering from appendicitis. He offers to 'cut the devil out'. If the patient is up and walking in a week, Blake and his friends will go free ... but the boy dies, so will the captives!
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 321 · 21/04/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 8)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 322 · 28/04/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 9)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 323 · 05/05/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 10)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 324 · 12/05/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 11)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 325 · 19/05/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 12)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Blake and Tinker set fire to part of the stockade as a distraction and, under its cover, enter Kyoto’s base. Locating the hut where Hoo Sung and Bert are imprisoned, they overpower the guard and set them free. The four then race to the Rolling Sphere and board it. While Hoo Sung gets to work righting it, Blake and Tinker hold off Kyoto’s men.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 326 · 26/05/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 13)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 327 · 02/06/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN SUBMARINE (part 14)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Sexton Blake and Hoo Sung drive the Rolling Sphere over the cliff, crashing down onto the submarine. Kyoto's men escape from the stricken craft, swim ashore, and start climbing a path to the cliff top — only to find Blake's allies, the natives, waiting at the top. With the enemy rounded up, Blake, Tinker and Hoo Sung return to headquarters, where Hoo Sung receives a message.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 328 · 09/06/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 1)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 329 · 16/06/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 2)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 330 · 23/06/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 3)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 331 · 30/06/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 4)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 332 · 07/07/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 5)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 333 · 14/07/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 6)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 334 · 21/07/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 7)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 335 · 28/07/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 8)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 336 · 04/08/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 9)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 337 · 11/08/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 10)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 338 · 18/08/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 11)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 339 · 25/08/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 12)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 340 · 01/09/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 13)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 341 · 08/09/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 14)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 342 · 15/09/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 15)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Ku Ling climbs out onto the idol's chin and attacks Sexton Blake, sending them both falling towards the ground fifty feet below. Hoo Sung deploys a net from the Rolling Sphere into which the two men plunge. They climb aboard the sphere and Blake orders Hoo Sung to destroy the idol to prove to the priests that it's a fake. This done, Blake then realises that he must recapture Kwang Chu.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 343 · 22/09/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE THREAT OF KWANG CHU (part 16)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 344 · 29/09/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 1)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 345 · 06/10/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 2)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 346 · 13/10/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 3)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 347 · 20/10/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 4)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 348 · 27/10/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 5)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 349 · 03/11/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 6)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 350 · 10/11/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 7)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 351 · 17/11/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 8)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 352 · 24/11/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 9)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 353 · 01/12/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 10)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 354 · 08/12/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 11)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC · Issue 355 · 15/12/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 12)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
Trivia: KNOCK-OUT drops THE MAGNET from its title.
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KNOCK-OUT COMIC · Issue 356 · 22/12/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 13)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT COMIC · Issue 357 · 29/12/1945 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF DR X (part 14)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCK-OUT FUN BOOK 1945 · Date unknown · Amalgamated Press · Price unknown
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE TORN CHART
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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The Loot of France THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 87 · Jan. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE LOOT OF FRANCE
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Living in Fear (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Sword of Vengeance THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 88 · Jan. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE SWORD OF VENGEANCE
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Not So Perfect Crime (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Deserted War Bride THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 89 · Feb. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE DESERTED WAR BRIDE
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Jack in the Box (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Riddle of the Gambling Den THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 90 · Feb. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE GAMBLING DEN
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Old, But Original (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The House on the Hill THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 91 · Mar. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE HOUSE ON THE HILL
by John Drummond (J. N. Chance) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Again, the Blunt Instrument (article)
Notes: None at present.
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Under Police Investigation THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 92 · Mar. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
UNDER POLICE OBSERVATION
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Dodgers (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Great Airport Racket THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 93 · Apr. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE GREAT AIRPORT RACKET
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Woman Who Robbed the Treasury (article); The Medical Student Mystery (article); Laughter in Court (article).
Notes: None at present.
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At Sixty M.P.H. THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 94 · Apr. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
AT SIXTY M.P.H.
by John Drummond (J. N. Chance) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: A Surprise Confession (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Tallyman's Fate THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 95 · May 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE TALLYMAN'S FATE
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Order to Quit (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Stolen Evidence THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 96 · May 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE STOLEN EVIDENCE
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Spotting the Mug (article)
Notes: John Borden is on trial for the murder of a man in a small art gallery but his case is adjourned for a week after the evidence against him is destroyed — the car carrying it to court from Scotland Yard burst into flames. Unless it can be proved that this was an act of sabotage, Borden will go free. Superintendent Hall suspects a Canadian soldier named Matt Carren who, along with a girl named Helen Felton and the murder victim, Harry Winter, had been a legatee to a stranger's Will. This man, Nathan Stoel, left them a letter which, it later turns out, details the secret of a certain painting he owns; Borden had stolen that letter from the solicitor's safe. When the solicitor commits suicide, Hall discovers that Sexton Blake is also investigating the case at Carren and Felton's request. Hall soon finds himself with Superintendent Venner trailing behind the detective as they hunt for the mysterious painting. Stoel's former partner, Jacques Dubal, is also after it and manages to get hold of it only to have it snatched away by Tinker. Blake photographs the picture, which is just as well, because when Hall and Venner are transporting it to Scotland Yard, it's stolen from them. With no evidence against him, Borden is released only to be gunned down by Dubal. With his dying breath, he tells Blake the secret of the painting, which leads to a final confrontation in the war-shattered landscape of France ...
Rating: ★★★★☆☆ A gripping and tautly-plotted thriller. The narrative follows Superintendent Hall rather than Sexton Blake — and when the Baker Street detective first appears about a third of the way into the story, he does so in fine style.
The Man From Arnhem THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 97 · Jun. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MAN FROM ARNHEM
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Last Laugh (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Blackmailed Refugee THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 98 · Jun. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE BLACKMAILED REFUGEE
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Crook Officials (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The House in the Wood THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 99 · Jul. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE HOUSE IN THE WOOD
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. C. Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Rolling Stone Rogues (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Riddle of the Mummy Case THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 100 · Jul. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE MUMMY CASE
by John Drummond (J. N. Chance) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Old Lady of Seneca (article); Who Shot the Burglar? (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Trail of the Five Red Herrings THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 101 · Aug. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE TRAIL OF THE FIVE RED HERRINGS
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Dangerous Mail (article)
Notes: A publisher asks Sexton Blake to read a manuscript by an amateur author named Walter Peakall. It is an unpublished crime story which tells of a series of robberies committed under the cover of red herrings. The first is a bank robbery — the safe being blown at the same time that a gas main is detonated. While the police and public are occupied with the burning gas pipe, the criminals escape with the loot from the bank. The second is the robbery of a fur warehouse — the red herring being an exploding garage. What is remarkable is that these first two of the five crimes described have actually happened — though after the story was written! Blake decides to interview the author and learns that he used to be in the Navy. With help from an agent named Charlie Sprake, Blake follows a trail of clues to another ex-serviceman, a man named Ted Herring. Ted had read Peakall's manuscript and, after teaming up with fellow disgruntled veterans Bill Murdoch, Joe Bannester and Dandy Parks — and supported by his wife, Kitty — he had copied the crimes. Now, the gang is preparing for the third heist — the robbery of a diamond dealer. Blake discovers where the loot from the previous crimes is stored. He tricks Murdoch and Bannester into coming to Baker Street and reveals that he's onto their game. Meanwhile, Tinker and Sprake retrieve the stolen money and deliver it to the detective's consulting room. Confronted with this, both men resign themselves to their fate. However, Blake knows that at heart they are good men who have been treated unjustly by a country that seems ungrateful for their part in the war. He allows them to go free. He then sees to it that Herring, Kitty and Parks are all arrested on lesser charges — their responsibility for the thefts remaining secret. They all received fairly light sentences to, as Blake puts it, 'teach them a lesson'.
Trivia: Sexton Blake's address is given as 23a Baker Street.
Rating: ★★★★★☆
Sergeant Gray's Crime THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 102 · Aug. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
SERGEANT GRAY'S CRIME
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Fatal Key (article); Left to Burn (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Monta Grandee Diamonds THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 103 · Sep. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MONTA GRANDEE DIAMONDS
by Stanton Hope · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: After the War? (article); Laughter in Court (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Missing Wardress THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 104 · Sep. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE MISSING WARDRESS
by Geo E. Rochester · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Between New York and Paris (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Spanish Legatee THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 105 · Oct. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE SPANISH LEGATEE
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Chief Offender (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Riddle of the Workman Squire THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 106 · Oct. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE WORKMAN SQUIRE
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Cottage Inn Tragedy (article); Who Told You That? (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the Red Chateau THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 107 · Nov. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MYSTERY OF THE RED CHATEAU
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Two Men in a Car (article)
Notes: None at present.
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On Compassionate Leave THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 108 · Nov. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
ON COMPASSIONATE LEAVE
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: When the Bell Tolled (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Secret of the Sands THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 109 · Dec. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE SECRET OF THE SANDS
by Walter Tyrer · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Mystery Murders (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the Confiscated Ship THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 110 · Dec. 1945 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE SECRET OF THE CONFISCATED SHIP
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Queer H.Q.s (article); For Better or For Worse (article)
Notes: None at present.
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