BIBLIOGRAPHY 1947

1946
Master List
1948
PUBLISHING

The COLLECTORS' DIGEST is founded by Herbert Leckenby. This fan magazine, dedicated to the old story papers, went on to run for 665 issues over a period of 58 years, and contained a section — BLAKIANA — which was committed to articles and research submitted by fans of Sexton Blake.

ISSUES
No cover as yet KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 410 · 04/01/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE FLYING PERIL (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 411 · 11/01/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE FLYING PERIL (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 412 · 18/01/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE FLYING PERIL (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 413 · 25/01/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE FLYING PERIL (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 414 · 01/02/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE FLYING PERIL (part 17)
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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 415 · 08/02/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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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Sexton Blake and the Case of the Catseye Rings KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 416 · 15/02/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (part 2)
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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 417 · 22/02/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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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Sexton Blake and the Case of the Catseye Rings KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 418 · 01/03/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (part 4)
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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Sexton Blake and the Case of the Catseye Rings KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 419 · 08/03/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 420 · 15/03/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 421 · 22/03/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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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Sexton Blake and the Case of the Catseye Rings KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 422 · 29/03/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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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Sexton Blake and the Case of the Catseye Rings KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 423 · 05/04/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (part 9)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: One-Eye Pete and his gang now have both rings. They also have Tinker as a prisoner aboard the submarine. However, Sexton Blake is hidden on the vessel and sets his faithful assistant free. Together they try to take over the ship but fail and are forced out of the conning tower. The submarine dives, leaving them floating alone in the mid-Atlantic. They climb onto a stray torpedo, fearing that it might explode at any moment.
Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 424 · 12/04/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 425 · 19/04/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 426 · 26/04/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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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Sexton Blake and the Case of the Catseye Rings KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 427 · 03/05/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (part 13)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: One Eye Pete and his gang discover that the rings, when looked into both at once, reveal a map which discloses the location of pirate treasure. The island on which it is buried has since sunk to the bottom of the sea but with his submarine the crook can, at last, retrieve the loot. However, Sexton Blake overhears One Eye Pete's plan and hurries ahead to the sunken island where he finds the wreck of the pirate ship. He and Tinker discover the tresure but suddenly the ghostly figure of a pirate materialises before them!
Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 428 · 10/05/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 429 · 17/05/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE CATSEYE RINGS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 430 · 24/05/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 431 · 31/05/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (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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KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 432 · 07/06/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (part 3)
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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 433 · 14/06/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (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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KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 434 · 21/06/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (part 5)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Sexton Blake and Tinker pursue the crooks to Nigeria. They catch up with the enemy plane just as a storm hits. With their instruments damaged, they crash into the tree tops. When they follow a trail to a village, they see that the crooks have been captured by the natives.
Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 435 · 28/06/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 436 · 05/07/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (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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No cover as yet KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 437 · 12/07/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 438 · 19/07/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 439 · 26/07/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 440 · 02/08/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
SEXTON BLAKE AND THE CASE OF THE TROPICAL ADVENTURE (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 441 · 09/08/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 442 · 16/08/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (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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The Adventure of the Four Buddhas KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 443 · 23/08/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (part 3)
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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KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 444 · 30/08/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (part 4)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Tinker is captured by Ah Sing and his ape but makes a break for it and runs up a spiral staircase. Unfortunately, the stairs end in space and the lad finds himself falling. Meanwhile, Sexton Blake follows Gant's trail and leaps on the American. Tinker, who has fallen into a chimney, emerges from a nearby fireplace and joins the fray. The Buddhas are on a desk in the room ... but it suddenly starts to sink into the floor!
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 445 · 06/09/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 446 · 13/09/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (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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KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 447 · 20/09/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (part 7)
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 tell Ah Sing that they've already secured three of the fourth buddhas. Ah Sing cliams to know where the fourth is and, throwing a smoke bomb for cover, he and his ape flee in Hoo Sung's car. The Chinese scientist reveals that he also knows where to find the buddha — it's in the keeping of Sheik Abdul Djan at El-Barim on the Persian Gulf. He also reveals that the four buddhas once stood behind the throne of Kauli; and there can never again be a kingdom of Kauli unless they are restored. Furthermore, Hoo Sung is the Prince of that lost country! After handing Elmer Gant to the police, Blake, Tinker and Hoo Sung set off to El-Barim in the Flying Car. They find that Ah Sing has got there first; and Sheik Abdul's house is burning!
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 448 · 27/09/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (part 8)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 449 · 04/10/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (part 9)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: After Ah Sing attacks, Hoo Sung plunges the Flying Disc into the sea and submerges. He steers the craft to nearby land, then takes off and flies over the enemy plane. Sexton Blake shoots the tip of its wing off and Hoo Sung lowers a grapple which fastens on the plane.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 450 · 11/10/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (part 10)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Ah Sing and the ape, Gibo, bail out of their plane and parachute to safety. Crossing the border into China, they meet with a gang of bandits and join forces with them. Meanwhile, Sexton Blake and Hoo Sung follow their enemy's trail, steering the Flying Disk over a land mine.
Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆
KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 451 · 18/10/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (part 11)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: The Flying Disc is crippled by the land mine and Sexton Blake and his allies are knocked unconscious. Ah Sing claims the fourth buddha and flees. Blake, Tinker and Hoo Sung set off in pursuit; driving overland while Hoo Sung, atop the vehicle, repairs a broken rotor. The bandits cross a ravine via a rope bridge. As the Flying Disc follows, Hoo Sung slips and falls.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
No cover as yet KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 452 · 25/10/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 453 · 01/11/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 454 · 08/11/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (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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KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 455 · 15/11/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (part 15)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 456 · 22/11/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 457 · 29/11/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE ADVENTURE OF THE FOUR BUDDHAS (part 17)
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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 458 · 06/12/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE GREAT PINE CITY MYSTERY (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 KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 459 · 13/12/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE GREAT PINE CITY MYSTERY (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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KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 460 · 20/12/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE GREAT PINE CITY MYSTERY (part 3)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
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Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: Sexton Blake and Tinker are captured by Indians. Their people have been taken by pale faces and they are hostile, threatening to kill the detectives. However, Little Crow repays his debt by freeing them. They flee northwards and float downriver on a log. Little Crow reveals that there is oil in Pine City which they can use to refuel the flying disc.
Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆
KNOCKOUT COMIC · Issue 461 · 27/12/1947 · Amalgamated Press · 3d
THE GREAT PINE CITY MYSTERY (part 4)
by Anon. (Percy Clarke) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
PDF: Click here
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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No cover as yet KNOCKOUT FUN BOOK 1947 · Date unknown · Amalgamated Press · Price unknown
THE MAN WHO KIDNAPPED FATHER CHRISTMAS
by Anon. (Unknown) · Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)
Other content: Various strips and text stories.
Notes: None at present.
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A Date With Danger THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 135 · Jan. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
A DATE WITH DANGER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Doctor of Death (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Crime on the Cliff THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 136 · Jan. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CRIME ON THE CLIFF
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Films, Fame and Fate (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Secret of the Veld THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 137 · Feb. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE SECRET OF THE VELD
by Rex Hardringe · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Laughter in Court (article)
Notes: Sue Carroll, a Rhodesian, takes a job as a widow's companion as a means to return to South Africa. Her employer, Mrs Harmon, is transporting her husband's body there for burial. But Mrs Harmon is acting strangely and Sue finds herself being followed by Bob Charter, formerly of the South African police. On the voyage, Sue is drugged each night by the widow and, just before arrival at Capetown, is shocked to discover that her employer is actually a disguised man! Knocked unconscious, she awakens in the African veld where she witnesses Harmon trying to purchase a farm from a couple named Danby. She then sees Charter shoot Danby dead but is herself blamed for the killing. A cable to England brings Tinker to Capetown where he finds Sue but they are both then captured by the Harmon gang. They are temporarily rescued by Charter — who Sue is mistaken about — but before too long he also falls into the hands of the villains. Meanwhile, after the reported death of Tinker, Sexton Blake arrives in South Africa to investigate. He discovers that all the parties concerned seem to be searching for the proceeds of a robbery. Infiltrating the gang in the guise of a prospector, the detective works from within to encourage the jealous rivalries between the villains but before his plan is complete the police, following up his leads, mount a raid. The gang is captured but the mystery of Widow Harmon remains until Blake provides the solution.
Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ An exciting adventure which, unfortunately, is let down by a too heavily manufactured and unbelievable outcome.
The Riddle of the Escaped P.O.W. THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 138 · Feb. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE ESCAPED P.O.W.
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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According to Plan THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 139 · Mar. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
ACCORDING TO PLAN
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Double Event THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 140 · Mar. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE DOUBLE EVENT
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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The Affair of the Missing Parachutist THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 141 · Apr. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE AFFAIR OF THE MISSING PARACHUTIST
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Chinese Courier THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 142 · Apr. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE CHINESE COURIER
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Crying Clue (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Riddle of the Smiling Man THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 143 · May 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE SMILING MAN
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Missing Speed Cop (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the Crashed Air-Liner THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 144 · May 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MYSTERY OF THE CRASHED AIR-LINER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Coloured Dogs (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Man From Kenya THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 145 · Jun. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MAN FROM KENYA
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Missing Farmer (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Riddle of the Film Star's Jewels THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 146 · Jun. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE FILM STAR'S JEWELS
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Escape From Execution (article)
Notes: Detective-Inspector Harker and his colleague Detective-Sergeant Jennings travel to the home of Elia Shepard, a faded Hollywood actress of British birth. While she and her American tycoon husband, Dugget, were attending a premier, their home was burgled, jewellery removed from the safe, and Dugget’s valet, Wilson, was killed and left in Miss Shepard's bed. Harker constructs what appears to be a watertight theory that casts the crime as an inside job, with the finger of accusation pointed firmly at the film star. However, after the detective inspector is knocked unconscious and almost killed in the grounds of the house, and then a body is found in the manure heap, Jennings calls in Sexton Blake. Blake tears Harker’s theory apart piece by piece before identifying the burglars as a notorious gang of jewel thieves who have so far managed to evade the law. Getting onto their trail, he finds that they’re about to flee across the Channel on a stolen boat. He and Tinker hide aboard it, pounce on the crooks, and recover a large haul of stolen jewellery.
Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ What starts off as an intriguing mystery with many a red herring fails to live up to its promise and feels like it was finished in a hurry, leaving many loose threads untied.
The Yellow Terror THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 147 · Jun. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE YELLOW TERROR
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: A Family Affair (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Euston Road Mystery THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 148 · Jun. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE EUSTON ROAD MYSTERY
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Poor Millionaire (article)
Notes: None at present.
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Warned Off! THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 149 · Jul. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
WARNED OFF!
by John Hunter · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Was it Lucky? (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Holiday Camp Mystery THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 150 · Jul. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE HOLIDAY CAMP MYSTERY
by Walter Tyrer · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Wagging Tongue (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Riddle of the Burmese Curse THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 151 · Aug. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE RIDDLE OF THE BURMESE CURSE
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Friend to Friend (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Case of the Fighting Padre THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 152 · Aug. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE CASE OF THE FIGHTING PADRE
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Backing a Loser (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Man Who Lost His Memory THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 153 · Sep. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MAN WHO LOST HIS MEMORY
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The One Who Died (article)
Notes: This is Anthony Skene's final Sexton Blake novel.
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The Secret of the Jungle THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 154 · Sep. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE SECRET OF THE JUNGLE
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: An Unfriendly Drink (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Night of the 23rd THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 155 · Oct. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE NIGHT OF THE 23rd
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Miles From Civilisation (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Great Currency Racket THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 156 · Oct. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE GREAT CURRENCY RACKET
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: The Tell-Tale Photo (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Men From Mongolia THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 157 · Dec. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MEN FROM MONGOLIA
by Rex Hardinge · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Born to be Hanged (article)
Notes: None at present.
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The Mystery of the Whitehall Bomb THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 158 · Dec. 1947 · Amalgamated Press · 7d
THE MYSTERY OF THE WHITEHALL BOMB
by Anthony Parsons · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Murder for Love (article)
Notes: None at present.
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