BIBLIOGRAPHY 1966

1965
Master List
1967
PUBLISHING

Author George E. Rochester dies aged 68.

ISSUES
Corpse to Cuba THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 21 · Jan. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
CORPSE TO CUBA
by Arthur Kent · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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Every Man an Enemy THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 22 · Jan. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
EVERY MAN AN ENEMY
by W. Howard Baker · Illustrator: None
Other content: None
Notes: This is a reworking of SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 4th series issue 396 WALK IN FEAR (1957).
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The Case of the Muckrakers THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 23 · Mar. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
THE CASE OF THE MUCKRAKERS
by Wilfred McNeilly · Illustrator: None
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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Murder on the Monte THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 24 · Mar. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
MURDER ON THE MONTE
by Ross Richards · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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The Deadlier of the Species THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 25 · Apr. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
THE DEADLIER OF THE SPECIES
by Desmond Reid (Stephen Frances) · Illustrator: None
Other content: None
Notes: Stephen Frances was better known as Hank Janson.
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Frenzy in the Flesh THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 26 · May 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
FRENZY IN THE FLESH
by Desmond Reid (Wilfred McNeilly) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: None
Notes: My copy is an American edition. The series was numbered differently in the US; this was no.7.
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Sorcerers of Set THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 27 · Jun. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
SORCERERS OF SET
by Martin Thomas (Thomas Martin) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: None
Notes: Myra Dent is seduced in a hotel by a lothario named Frank Miller. Miller has been hired by the girl's stepfather, Robert Langridge, to 'blacken her name'. Should Miller be successful, the resultant scandal will cut Myra out of her real father's will, leaving her mother — Langridge's wife — to inherit a fortune. Mission accomplished, Miller departs unaware that behind him, in the hotel room, Myra has been stabbed death. As a member of a sect devoted to Set, the Egyptian god of evil, she knows too much and has been murdered to keep her from betraying the organisation. Miller quickly becomes a victim too. Myra's mother asks Sexton Blake to investigate her daughter's death. He and Detective Chief Inspector Coutts are puzzled by the rapid decomposition of the girl's corpse and by a tattoo on her chest; a hieroglyphic representation of the name 'Cleopatra'. Tinker follows Robert Langridge as he meets another female member of the sect — Nari Sayd — and is led to their Temple. There, he is killed. Tinker, driving through thick fog, is involved in a traffic accident which leaves him in a critical condition after his skull is broken. After reading about this in a newspaper the following day — and having learned that Sexton Blake is on the case — the leader of the sect tries to kill Tinker by influencing his condition via a magic ritual. Blake's assistant is saved by intervention from Gideon Ashley, the detective's friend and an expert in esoteric matters (see BRED TO KILL, 4th series, issue 448). Blake breaks into Nari Sayd's flat and finds evidence of her involvement with the cult of Set. Later, he visits while she is there but is knocked unconscious by another of the cultists. He recovers in the temple, where he is to be sacrificed to Set ... present in the form of a huge crocodile. Escaping, Blake confronts the leader of the cult and exposes the villain's identity. While this is happening, Nari Sayd loses her mind and burns the temple to the ground, losing her life and killing many of her fellow cultists in the process. The worshippers of Set are no more, Tinker is on the road to recovery, and Sexton Blake finishes a case during which many supernatural events have been experienced.
Trivia: Sexton Blake's doorbell plays a Bach fugue.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
The Case of the Bismark Memoirs THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 28 · Jul. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
THE CASE OF THE BISMARK MEMOIRS
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: None
Notes: This is a reprint of SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 151 THE MYSTERY BOX (1920); see that issue for story notes. The same tale also appeared in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 432 (1934) under the original title.
Rating: ★★★☆☆☆
A Starlett for a Penny THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 29 · Aug. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
A STARLET FOR A PENNY
by W. A. Ballinger (Unknown, probably W. Howard Baker) · Illustrator: Unknown
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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Death on the Spike THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 30 · Sep. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
DEATH ON A SPIKE
by Desmond Reid (Ross Richards) · Illustrator: None
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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Murder Goes Nap THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 31 · Oct. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
MURDER GOES NAP
by Rex Dolphin · Illustrator: None
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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Fire Over India THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 32 · Nov. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
FIRE OVER INDIA
by W. Howard Baker · Illustrator: None
Other content: None
Notes: This is a revision of SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 4th series issue 451 THE ANGRY NIGHT (1960).
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The Snowman Cometh THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 5th series · Novel 33 · Dec. 1966 · Mayflower-Dell Books · 3/6
THE SNOWMAN COMETH
by Desmond Reid (W. Howard Baker and Wilfred McNeilly) · Illustrator: None
Other content: None
Notes: None at present.
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