BIBLIOGRAPHY 2009

2008
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2010-12
PUBLISHING

A malware infection forces the closure of the Blakiana website. Its creator and proprietor, Mark Hodder, gets a publishing deal and is too busy writing novels to repair the site. Has Sexton Blake finally been forced into obscurity? Two new anthologies and a radio documentary suggest not.

ISSUES
The Casebook of Sexton Blake THE CASEBOOK OF SEXTON BLAKE · 07/03/2009 · Wordsworth Books · £2.99
Edited by David Stuart Davies
THE SLAVE MARKET
by Cecil Hayter · Illustrator: None
A FOOTBALL MYSTERY
by W. J. Lomax · Illustrator: None
THE MAN FROM SCOTLAND YARD
by Ernest Sempill · Illustrator: None
THE LAW OF THE SEA
by William Murray Graydon · Illustrator: None
THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE YELLOW BEETLE
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: None
A CASE OF ARSON
by Robert Murray Graydon · Illustrator: None
THE BLACK EAGLE
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: None
Other content: Foreword and story notes by Mark Hodder.
Notes: A collection of excellent old stories from Sexton Blake's heyday. Reviews are here: THE SLAVE MARKET (UNION JACK issue 171, 1907); A FOOTBALL MYSTERY (UNION JACK issue 169, 1907); THE MAN FROM SCOTLAND YARD (UNION JACK issue 222,1908); THE LAW OF THE SEA (UNION JACK issue 464,1912); THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE YELLOW BEETLE (UNION JACK issue 507, 1913); A CASE OF ARSON (UNION JACK issue 698, 1917); THE BLACK EAGLE (UNION JACK issue 1,048, 1923).
Rating: ★★★★★★
Sexton Blake, Detective SEXTON BLAKE, DETECTIVE · September 2009 · Snowbooks Ltd. · £15
Edited by George Mann
A DUEL TO THE DEATH
by Anon. (George Norman Philips) · Illustrator: Unknown
WELL MATCHED!
by Anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
WALDO THE WONDER-MAN
by Anon. (Edwy Searles Brooks) · Illustrator: Arthur Jones
THE BARA DIAMOND
by Anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
THE SACRED SPHERE
by Anon. (G. H. Teed) · Illustrator: Val Reading and Arthur Jones
PARRIED!
by Anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
THE GREAT BANK FRAUD
by Anon. (Lewis Carlton) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
QUITS!
by Anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
THE BOUNDARY RAIDERS
by Anon. (Andrew Murray) · Illustrator: A. Jones
THE REMOVAL OF MR. SOAMES
by Anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
THE MYSTERY OF THE INARI TREASURE
by Anon. (Cecil Hayter) · Illustrator: Unknown
THE CASE OF THE LOUIS QUINZE SNUFF-BOX
by anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
TINKER'S TERRIBLE TEST
by Anon. (Andrew Murray) · Illustrator: H. M. Lewis
ABDUCTED!
by Anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
THE GNOMID
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons) · Illustrator: J. H. Valda
BLAKE SCORES!
by Anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
LORD OF THE APE-MEN
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE
by Anon. (Cecil Hayter) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
A MYSTERY IN MOTLEY
by Anon. (George N. Phillips) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
TRAPPED!
by Anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
SUSPENDED FROM DUTY
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Eric Parker
THE GREAT BRIDGE TUNNEL MYSTERY
by Anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
THEY SHALL REPAY!
by G. H. Teed · Illustrator: Eric Parker
FOUND GUILTY!
by Anon. (Ernest Sempill aka Michael Storm) · Illustrator: R. J. MacDonald
THE NEXT MOVE
by G. H. Teed, Gwyn Evans, Robert Murray (Robert Murray Graydon) and Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) · Illustrator: Eric Parker
THE CHRISTMAS CAVALIER (play)
by Gwyn Evans · Illustrator: Eric Parker
Other content: Introduction by Michael Moorcock; Bibliography
Notes: A huge and brilliant collection of excellent classic-era stories. Reviews are here: A DUEL TO THE DEATH (UNION JACK issue 837, 1919); WELL MATCHED! (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 545, 1909); WALDO THE WONDER-MAN (UNION JACK issue 794, 1918); THE BARA DIAMOND (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 546, 1909); THE SACRED SPHERE (UNION JACK issue 529, 1913); PARRIED! (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 547, 1909); THE GREAT BANK FRAUD (UNION JACK issue 473, 1912); QUITS! (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 548, 1909); THE BOUNDARY RAIDERS (UNION JACK issue 554, 1914); THE REMOVAL OF MR. SOAMES (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 549, 1909); THE MYSTERY OF THE INARI TREASURE (UNION JACK issue 672, 1916); THE CASE OF THE LOUIS QUINZE SNUFF-BOX (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 550, 1909); TINKER'S TERRIBLE TEST (UNION JACK issue 525, 1913); ABDUCTED! (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 551, 1909); THE GNOMID (UNION JACK issue 1,362, 1929); BLAKE SCORES! (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 552, 1909); LORD OF THE APE-MEN (UNION JACK issue 1,206, 1926); A MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 603, 1910); A MYSTERY IN MOTLEY (UNION JACK issue 1,182, 1926); TRAPPED! (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 604, 1910); SUSPENDED FROM DUTY (UNION JACK issue 1,519, 1932); THE GREAT BRIDGE TUNNEL MYSTERY (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 606, 1911); THEY SHALL REPAY! (UNION JACK issue 1,378, 1930); FOUND GUILTY! (PENNY PICTORIAL issue 607, 1911); THE NEXT MOVE (UNION JACK issue 1,516, 1932); THE CHRISTMAS CAVALIER (DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 95, 1934).
Rating: ★★★★★★
Sexton Blake versus Fu Manchu BLAKIANA WEBSITE · July 2009
SEXTON BLAKE VERSUS DOCTOR FU MANCHU
by Mark Hodder
Read it here.
Notes: The British Secret Intelligence Service has ordered Sexton Blake to avoid any confrontation with the Si Fan — but when George Marsden Plummer kidnaps Tinker as part of a scheme to extort money from a financier, the Baker Street detective finds himself on a collision course with Doctor Fu Manchu!
Trivia: This is a sequel to THE DAY OF THE DRAGON (see below).
Unrated (Fan fiction will not be rated).
The Mystery of Devil's Forest BLAKIANA WEBSITE · May 2009
THE MYSTERY OF DEVIL'S FOREST
by Anon. (Unknown. Adapted by Mark Hodder)
Read it here.
Notes: Searching for a missing peer, Sexton Blake and Tinker enter Morfran Forest in Wales. In the dark heart of this superstition-riddled place, they discover what appears to be a remnant of pre-history ... and a deadly one at that!
Trivia: This is an adaptation of THE HAUNTED FOREST by Anon. which appeared in THE BOY'S FRIEND issue 1,305 (19/06/1926). In the tradition of Amalgamated Press, the names of the characters have been altered and some story alterations have been made.
Unrated (Fan fiction will not be rated).
The Day of the Dragon BLAKIANA WEBSITE · Jan. 2009
THE DAY OF THE DRAGON
by Anon. (Unknown. Adapted by Mark Hodder)
Read it here.
Notes: A murder leads Sexton Blake into a pitched battle with Prince Wu Ling and The Brotherhood of the Yellow Beetle to recover an artifact for another of China's secret societies — the Si Fan!
Trivia: This is an adaptation of THE CHINESE DRAGON by Anon. which appeared in THE BOY'S FRIEND issue 1,319 (25/09/1926). In the tradition of Amalgamated Press, the names of the characters have been altered and some story alterations have been made.
Unrated (Fan fiction will not be rated).
Pedro Pulls Through BLAKIANA WEBSITE · Jan. 2009
PEDRO PULLS THROUGH!
by Anon. (Unknown. Adapted by Mark Hodder)
Read it here.
Notes: On the night of the thirteenth, James Craddock is murdered in his bedroom. Detective-Inspector Martin calls in Sexton Blake after finding a trail of very strange footprints on the lawn. Tinker sets Pedro on the track but the bloodhound fails to respond, unable to pick up the scent. Have the bloodhound's powers finally failed him ... ?
Trivia: This is an adaptation of THE MONSTER by Anon. which appeared in THE BOY'S FRIEND issue 1,320 (2/10/1926). In the tradition of Amalgamated Press, the names of the characters have been altered but the tale is otherwise almost unchanged.
Unrated (Fan fiction will not be rated).
The Case of the Flying Submarine BLAKIANA WEBSITE · Jan. 2009 ·
THE CASE OF THE FLYING SUBMARINE
by Anon. (Unknown. Adapted by Mark Hodder)
Read it here.
Notes: Sexton Blake is asked to guard a secret submarine on its maiden voyage. When it disappears with Tinker aboard, he comes up with a startling theory. But can he convince the Admiralty in time to rescue his faithful assistant?
Trivia: This is an adaptation of THE SUBMARINE THAT SANK UPWARDS by Anon. which appeared in THE BOY'S FRIEND issue 1,302 (22/04/1926). In the tradition of Amalgamated Press, the names of the characters have been altered but the tale is otherwise almost unchanged.
Unrated (Fan fiction will not be rated).



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