Sexton Blake Bibliography: 1924

Publishing: Gwyn Evans, one of the most popular of the Sexton Blake authors, makes his first contribution to the saga. He was born in North Wales in 1899. His great-aunt was Marian Evans — better known as George Eliot. Evans was a newspaper journalist in Egypt prior to joining the league of Blake writers where he quickly blossomed into one of the most inventive contributors. Mercurial by nature, Evans wrote all his stories in long-hand and often pushed his editors to the limits of their patience; one yarn tells of how he delivered a manuscript that the editor, after reading the first chapter, paid for, only to later discover that the new material lasted just a few pages before giving way to an old story which Evans had added on to make it look like the manuscript was complete! (Having been paid 'early', Evans delivered the finished work a couple of days later). Among his creations are Splash Page, Ruff Hanson, and The League of Onion Men. He was also responsible for developing Mrs Bardell's character, especially in his much-loved Christmas stories. Gwyn Evans died at an early age on 7th April 1938.

Author Andrew Murray makes his last contribution to the Sexton Blake saga before being incapacitated by a severe mental illness that caused paralysis. He died in 1929.

THE SECRET OF THE CARPATHIANS; OR, THE CASE OF SONIO DELROY
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 315 · Jan. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story takes place in Rumania.

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THE MAWPETH MILLIONS
by Anon. (Warwick Reynolds)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 316 · Jan. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present

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THE SHRINE OF KALI
by Anon. (H. Gregory Hill)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 317 · Jan. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Rogues of the Railroad (article)

Notes: Story features Gunga Dass. This was reprinted as THE CURSE OF KALI in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 488 (1935).
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THE SECRET OF THE BLACK WALLET
by Anon. (W. W. Sayer)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 318 · Jan. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Arthur Jones

Other content: Animal Criminals (article)

Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This was reprinted as THE MAN WITH THE BLACK WALLET in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 475 (1935).

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THE GREAT MUSEUM MYSTERY
by Anon. (H. Gregory Hill)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 319 · Feb. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Strange Clues (article)

Notes: Story features Gunga Dass.

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THE CASE OF THE INCOME-TAX FRAUDS
by Anon. (William J. Bayfield)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 320 · Feb. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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IN DOUBLE DISGUISE
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 321 · Feb. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE MILLIONAIRE NEWSPAPER OWNER
by Anon. (R. C. Armour)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 322 · Feb. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE HEAD DISPENSER
by Anon. (John W. Bobin)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 323 · Mar. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Crimes with Curious Motives (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE MYSTERY OF RODNEY'S COVE
by Anon. (Edwy Searles Brooks)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 324 · Mar. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE GREAT IVORY SWINDLE
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 325 · Mar. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Mlle. Yvonne Cartier and Hammerton Palmer.

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THE CASE OF THE MILLIONAIRE BLACKMAILER
by Anon. (William J. Bayfield)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 326 · Mar. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Behind Prison Bars! (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE ECCENTRIC WILL
by Anon. (R. C. Armour)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 327 · Apr. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Dr. Ferraro.

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THE FARROWSHOT PARK AFFAIR
by Anon. (William J. Bayfield)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 328 · Apr. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Facial Characteristics (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE THIRD KEY; OR, THE CLUE OF THE HOROSCOPE
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 329 · Apr. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Modern Astrology (article)

Notes: Fourteen years ago, the younger brother of an astrologer named John Simpson was murdered in Australia by his business partner, a man named Callahan, who was subsequently lost at sea. Simpson had warned his brother of danger after exploring Callahan's horoscope but to no avail. Now, John Simpson himself is found dead with a knife in his back. He was killed while seemingly working on the chart of a young woman; Adelaide Dacre. She becomes the prime suspect when it's revealed that she was seen at the house on the night of the murder and possesses one of three keys to the residence; the other two being accounted for. She is arrested and charged. A few days later a young man named Cyril Carter asks Blake to help her. The detective discovers that someone else had been at the house and he photographs the evidence. However, his camera is stolen by a crook named Bill Ivorson who Blake and Tinker track to an old cellar where they witness him meeting with a gang of criminals led by a bully named Vinor. To their surprise, the meeting is interrupted by the arrival of Cyril Carter, who appears to be in with the gang. Blake deduces that Ivorson is actually Billy Dacre, Adelaide's brother, and that they are all mixed up in a smuggling racket. Next day, Billy Dacre is found dead. Tinker investigates Carter but is captured and held to ransom; Blake is told to give false evidence to ensure Adelaide's release. Meanwhile, the girl in question is rescued from the police authorities. Blake traces her to a boat in Norfolk where she is hiding with her rescuer — a man whose identity and motives are revealed by Simpson's astrological chart, which had never been that of Adelaide Dacre as everyone had thought. The detective untangles a web of intrigue by using astrology, saves Tinker and the girl, and brings the real villains to book.

Rating: ★★★☆☆


THE VANISHED MILLION; OR, IN THE LAND OF THE LETTS
by Anon. (W. W. Sayer)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 330 · Apr. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This was reprinted as THE VANISHED MILLION in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 467 (1935).

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THE GREAT CIRCUS MYSTERY
by Anon. (E. J. Murray)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 331 · May 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE SECRET MILLIONAIRE; OR, THE CASE OF THE BLACK BLOTTING PAPER
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 332 · May 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: In a thick fog, Tinker is invited into a house by girl — Miss Jackson — who immediately realises that she's made a mistake and hustles him out. The next day, Sexton Blake is commissioned by the secretary, Campion, and uncle, Mr Savage, of a young millionaire named Mitchell, to find him and discover why he is playing fast and loose with his shares, rocking the stock exchange. Three weeks previously Mitchell had left England for a rest cure, taking with him a man named Aubrey Dare. When Tinker sees a photo of the companion, he recognises him from a picture he saw in Miss Jackson's house. Tinker finds a note that appears to be from from Dare, in which he professes his love for the girl. Blake discovers that Mitchell is most likely in America, so he and Tinker take passage to that country. Aboard ship, they encounter Sholto Barr, a big Canadian, and befriend him. One night Tinker is surprised to discover that Miss Jackson is also on the ship. He tries to accost her but an unseen assailant stops him. Afterwards, Sexton Blake finds a scrap of black blotting paper at the scene of his assistant's encounter. Miss Jackson eludes them when the ship docks in New York. They pursue her but discover that Barr is also on her trail. Far from being a friend, he is a gang boss. The detective traces the girl to an apartment block but falls into a trap set by Barr and barely escapes by climbing down a lift shaft. Later, at a ball held by one of the city's financiers, he bumps into Eileen Hale, who seems to have some connection with the gangster. She tries to frame him for a petty theft but the detective spoils her scheme and departs. Tinker, meanwhile, catches up with Miss Jackson who reveals that the gang is holding her lover prisoner; a man named Allan Delafield. Blake breaks up the gang before rejoining Tinker. Miss Jackson reveals it is not Aubrey Dare with Mitchell but somebody else. When they eventually catch up with Mitchell, he proves to also be Delafield, the girl's lover ... and Dare is Gilbert Hale! Though held at gunpoint by Eileen, Blake explains to Mitchell/Delafield how the real Aubrey Dare had been replaced by Gilbert who, working with Barr, had been attempting to work an enormous financial coup. Blake overpowers Eileen. She flees and warns Gilbert and Sholto Barr that the game is up. The criminals all get away.

Trivia: Though Gilbert Hale plays a key role in the story, he is never actually "on stage." "Trouble" Nantucket receives a passing mention.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆


THE HUMAN BLOODHOUND; OR, THE CASE OF THE HOODED MYSTERY MAN
by Anon. (Edwy Searles Brooks)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 333 · May 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE PLATINUM SMUGGLERS
by Anon. (R. C. Armour)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 334 · May 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Dr. Ferraro.

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THE LOOT OF THE NANA SAHIB
by Anon. (H. Gregory Hill)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 335 · Jun. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Arthur Jones

Other content: The Derby Mystery by Anon.; Cattle-Theft Agencies (article)

Notes: Story features Gunga Dass.

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THE BOARDING-HOUSE MYSTERY
by Anon. (Edwy Searles Brooks)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 336 · Jun. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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AN AMATEUR IN CRIME; OR, SAVED BY SEXTON BLAKE
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 337 · Jun. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE BRIXHAM MANOR MYSTERY
by Anon. (Edwy Searles Brooks)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 338 · Jun. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE KIDNAPPED LEGATEE
by Anon. (R. C. Armour)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 339 · Jul. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie.

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FLAT NO. 4
by Anon. (William J. Bayfield)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 340 · Jul. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE GAMEKEEPER'S SECRET
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 341 · Jul. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF LARACHI, THE LASKAR
by Anon. (Oliver Merland)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 342 · Jul. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE KING'S SECRET
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 343 · Aug. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Arthur Jones

Other content: The Grand Prix Motor Races (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE TWO GUARDIANS
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 344 · Aug. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE SECRET OF THE BUCKET SHOP
by Anon. (J. G. Jones)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 345 · Aug. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Bucket-Shop Brokers (article)

Notes: None at present.

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CERTIFIED INSANE
by Anon. (R. C. Armour)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 346 · Aug. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Dr. Ferraro.

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE CROOK'S MEMOIRS
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 347 · Sep. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Incriminating Evidence (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE ADVENTURE OF THE OIL PIRATES
by Anon. (R. C. Armour)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 348 · Sep. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE RIVAL RACE GANGS
by Anon. (H. Crichton Miln)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 349 · Sep. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE STRANGE CASE OF HABBERTON'S MILL
by Anon. (William J. Bayfield)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 350 · Sep. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE AFFAIR OF THE COUNTRY CLUB
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 351 · Oct. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Arthur Jones

Other content: Lost Property (article)

Notes: Story features Gilbert and Eileen hale.

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THE FOREST OF FORTUNE
by Anon. (W. W. Sayer)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 352 · Oct. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This was reprinted under the same title in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 471 (1935).

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THE PRISONER OF ELLIS ISLAND
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 353 · Oct. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Ellis Island (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE OLD TOLLGATE TRAGEDY
by Anon. (William J. Bayfield)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 354 · Oct. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE SECRET PEOPLE; OR, BURNING SANDS
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 355 · Nov. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Arthur Jones

Other content: The Third Degree (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE CLAIRVOYANT'S RUSE
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 356 · Nov. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer and Mary Trent.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE ABANDONED COTTAGE
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 357 · Nov. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE TRAIL OF THE TIGER; OR, THE PIRATES OF HOANG HO
by Anon. (R. C. Armour)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 358 · Nov. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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NEXT OF KIN (SEXTON BLAKE'S CHRISTMAS CASE)
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 359 · Dec. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Crooks and Christmas (article)

Notes: On the cover and spine, this story is called NEXT OF KIN. Inside, it's called NEXT O' KIN.

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THE CASE OF THE JADE-HANDLED KNIFE
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 360 · Dec. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Arthur Jones

Other content: The Romance of Hong Kong (article); His Last Ride by Anon.

Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer.

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IN THE LAND OF THE RIFFS; OR, SEXTON BLAKE, SHEIK
by Anon. (William Murray Graydon)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 361 · Dec. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Cavendish Doyle.

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THE CASE OF THE SLEEPING PARTNER
by Anon. (Edwy Searles Brooks)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 1st series · Issue 362 · Dec. 1924 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Cranks or Criminals (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE RETURN OF MR. REECE
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,056 · 5/1/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: This is part of the Criminals' Confederation story arc and features Mr. Reece.

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THE GOLDEN LOTUS
by Anon. (H. Gregory Hill)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,057 · 12/1/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Wire Devils by Frank L. Packard; Detective Magazine Supplement; A Word from the Skipper (ed.)

Notes: Story features Gunga Dass.

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THE MEDIUM OF PORTMAN SQUARE
by Anon. (Richard Goyne)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,058 · 19/1/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) and J. H. Valda (interior)

Other content: The Wire Devils by Frank L. Packard; Detective Magazine Supplement

Notes: None at present.

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ON THE RIGHT HAND WALL
by Anon. (W. W. Sayer)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,059 · 26/1/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) and J. H. Valda (internal)

Other content: The Wire Devils by Frank L. Packard; Detective Magazine Supplement

Notes: Story features Granite Grant.

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THE HOUSE IN THE MAZE
by Anon. (W. J. Lomax)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,060 · 2/2/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Wire Devils by Frank L. Packard; Detective Magazine Supplement

Notes: None at present.

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THE SPIDER'S WEB
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,061 · 9/2/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Wire Devils bt Frank L. Packard

Notes: Part of the Criminals' Confederation story arc, featuring Dirk Dolland and Mr. Reece.

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THE CASE OF THE HAUNTED WORKS
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,062 · 16/2/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: While on a case in the Midlands town of Covingtree, Sexton Blake and Tinker save the day when a crane goes out of control in a factory they happen to be passing. They quickly learn that the place — owned by a Mr Verrinder — has experienced a number of near-disasters recently and is also being 'haunted' by ghostly wails and by the machines which mysteriously start up during the night. When Blake asks whether Verrinder has any enemies, he is informed that the neighbouring business, Spolson's, cannot expand due to the presence of the Verrinder factory and is experiencing financial problems. When he detects evidence that someone has been spying on his investigations, Blake follows the trail to Spolson's and witnesses a man taking a delivery of dynamite to Mr Spolson. Meanwhile, Tinker discovers that Gilbert and Eileen Hale are in town and follows them as they snoop around the outskirts of the factory. They turn on him, tie him up, bundle him into a lorry and send it careening onto a railway line where it is hit by a locomotive. Tinker is thrown clear. That night, he keeps watch on the factory and, when all the lights and machinery suddenly come on, he enters to search for the cause. He finds nothing except for a black cat. Then, in a store room, he is confronted by a weird apparition that holds him spellbound. Breaking its grip, he flees and fetches a policeman. They return to find nothing ... except the dead black cat! Sexton Blake follows Spolson to nearby Birmingham and sees him meeting with a man on the city's outskirts. As night closes in, the two men, followed by the detective, carry boxes of dynamite to an abandoned coal mine into which they disappear. Blake follows but is spotted and lured into a trap, finding himself imprisoned underground with an explosive device which, when it goes off, will loose an underground lake on top of him! Tinker, by this time, has left Verrinder's and followed the Hales to the mine, where he witnesses them holding Spolson and his henchman at gunpoint. Gilbert reveals that he knows the manufacturer plans to blast the underground lake causing the ground beneath his factory to subside so that he can claim £100,000 insurance. Gilbert demands £80,000 to keep quiet. A fight breaks out in which Tinker becomes involved. Spolson falls to his death. The Hales escape. Tinker races to the Verrinder factory to fetch men to help him free Blake but while there he is astonished to see his guv'nor emerging from a hole in the wall. Blake explains that an underground fault-line has been feeding sounds from a neighbouring mine into the building. He also provides a rational explanation for the other 'ghostly' events.

Rating: ★★★☆☆


THE SIGN OF THE YELLOW DRAGON
by Anon. (Andrew Murray)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,063 · 23/2/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) and H. M. Lewis (interior)

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features The Owl and Adrian Steele. This was the last Blake story written by Andrew Murray and it marks the final appearance of The Owl.

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THE STREET OF MANY LANTERNS
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,064 · 1/3/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features Mlle. Yvonne Cartier.

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THE TRAIN OF TRAGEDY
by Anon. (George N. Philips)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,065 · 8/3/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features Zenith the Albino.

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THE GREEN PORTFOLIO
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,066 · 15/3/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) and J. H. Valda (internal)

Other content: The Atom Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement

Notes: This story is inspired by the great Japanese earthquake of 1923 and features Dr. Huxton Rymer.

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THE MUMMY'S TWIN
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,067 · 22/3/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Detective Magazine Suypplement; The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins

Notes: Story features Prince Menes.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE MASK OF MIRTH
by Anon. (Walter Shute)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,068 · 29/3/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins

Notes: None at present.

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THE SECRET OF THE SARCOPHAGUS
by Anon. (J. W. Bobin)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,069 · 5/4/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) and J. H. Valda (internal)

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement

Notes: None at present.

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THE KEY-MAN OF THE CONFEDERATION
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,070 · 12/4/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement

Notes: This is part of the Criminals' Confederation story arc and features Mr Reece and Dirk Dolland.

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THE TIME KILLER
by Anon. (Gwyn Evans)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,071 · 19/4/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker and A. Jones (interior)

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Editorial Small-Talk (ed.); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: A glowing spectre of a hound appears on the London Underground, witnessed by Sexton Blake and Tinker. The following morning, the detective receives a visit from Professor Rufus Llewellyn who informs him that a box containing millions of germs has been stolen from his laboratory. The same morning, the newspapers report the disappearance of Lord Lavendale — a sporting peer — and Tom Gunn, a Labour leader. Blake is visited by a man who claims to be the exiled king of the Mediterranean island of Rosario. He wants the detective to help him regain the throne. However, realising that his visitor is in disguise, Blake sets Tinker to follow him. Tinker does so and finds that the so-called king is actually a man named Mike Malone. Furthermore, Malone had invited Lavendale and Gunn to Rosario. After proving that the glowing hound was nothing but an advertising stunt, Blake and his assistant are flown to the island by an airman named Briscoe. There they find the two missing men who, though they've been gone six days, insist that they left London a mere forty-eight hours ago. They are in Rosario to see how money they've invested has been spent to develop the island as a resort to rival Monte Carlo. Their publicity agent, an American named Brian 'Booster' Bruce, seems similarly confused about the passage of time. When Tinker starts to display the same symptoms, Blake discovers that the cause stems from Rosarios famous spring waters. He then investigates Bruce's room and finds in it Professor Llewellyn's stolen bacilli, which gives him the clue that solves the mystery and connects it to the glowing hound ... and the motive of the 'crime' turns out to be far more prosaic than expected.

Trivia: This story marks the Blake debut of author Gwyn Evans. It was later narrated as a 13-part radio serial. It was also reprinted in the 1998 compilation THE SHADOWS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.

Rating: ★★★★☆


THE PANIC MAKER
by Anon. (S. G. Shaw)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,072 · 26/4/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: 'A topical tale of the Wembley Cup Final!.

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THE CASE OF CORMACK'S KEY
by Anon. (H. W. Twyman)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,073 · 3/5/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement; Editorial Small-Talk (ed.)

Notes: A Sexton Blake story written by the UNION JACK's editor, H. W. Twyman.

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GRAFT!
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,074 · 10/5/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) and J. H. Valda (interior)

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: This is part one of a two-part story.

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THE STRANGLE-HOLD
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,075 · 17/5/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement

Notes: This is part two of a two-part story.

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THE SYNDICATE FOR SALE; OR, KESTREL BETRAYED
by Anon. (Jack Lewis)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,076 · 24/5/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features Leon Kestrel.

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THE ELECTRIC MAN
by Anon. (Edwy Searles Brooks)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,077 · 31/5/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Arthur Jones

Other content: The Atom-Smasher by L. H. Robbins; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features Waldo the Wonder-Man.

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THE GREAT WEMBLEY MYSTERY
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,078 · 7/6/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Gilbert and Eileen Hale.

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PLUMMER'S MISSING MILLION
by Anon. (Walter Shute)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,079 · 14/6/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features George Marsden Plummer.

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THE CASE OF THE LOST LOBANGU
by Anon. (John W. Wheway)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,080 · 21/6/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Sir Richard Losely and Lobangu. An abridged version of this was reprinted in the SEXTON BLAKE ANNUAL 1941.

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THE LIZARD MAN
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,081 · 28/6/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement; Editorial Small-Talk (ed.)

Notes: In this issue, readers are asked to vote for whether the Detective Magazine supplement should be continued (the yes votes won).

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THE STRANGE CASE OF THE JIG-SAW PUZZLE
by Anon. (George N. Philips)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,082 · 5/7/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features Zenith the Albino.

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THE QUEST OF THE JEWELLED GLOBE
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,083 · 12/7/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Millionaire art collector Mathew Cardolak learns that among a great many crown jewels being auctioned in the Caspian Republic there is a jewelled globe of immense worth. The globe has its origins in an ancient civilisation that once existed in Cambodia ... and Cardolak knows that inside the globe there is another treasure of immeasurable value. He summons The Three Musketeers. He then uses two agents, James Yost and Jerry, to commission a diamond dealer to arrange to view the globe before it goes to auction. During this private viewing, the Three Musketeers pounce, killing the dealer and auctioneer before making off with the globe. Detective-Inspector Thomas and Sexton Blake begin to investigate the murders and when clues lead them to the auctioneer's office, they arrive just as his chief clerk is shot dead. Blake, who due to Cardolak's involvement is certain that the Musketeers are behind the crimes, expects to find that Yost and Jerry are, in fact, two of the villainous trio. He is therefore more than a little surprised when he goes to question them and finds that they are definitely not Musketeers. In fact, they declare themselves to be honest agents of Cardolak, innocent of any crime. Nevertheless, Blake is granted a warrant to board and search Cardolak's yacht, The Sultan, which is currently in French waters. Taking a patrol boat, he catches up with the yacht and leads a boarding party onto its deck. He finds, disguised amongst the engine crew, Archie Pherison and Reggie Fetherston, who are both overpowered and handed over to the French authorities. The globe is recovered and given into the custody of Scotland Yard where further research reveals the secret hidden inside: a huge diamond. Meanwhile, Algy Somerton, who had not been on the yacht, remains at liberty.

Trivia: Mrs Bardell has a niece named Jenny. She also has a soft spot for Detective-Inspector Thomas, who resembles her late husband. For the modern reader, there are some rather unpleasant anti-semitic setiments on display in this tale.

Rating: ★★★★★


THE STRANGE CASE OF THE RUNAWAY SURGEON
by Anon. (Jack Lewis)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,084 · 19/7/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features Leon Kestrel.

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THE RIVAL PRESIDENTS
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,085 · 26/7/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: This story is part of the Criminals' Confederation story arc and features Mr Reece.

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THE CASE OF THE STRANGE SICKNESS
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,086 · 2/8/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) and J. H. Valda (interior)

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement; Editorial Small Talk.

Notes: Story takes place in China and features Wu Ling.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE RANDOM BULLET
by Anon. (W. W. Sayer)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,087 · 9/8/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) and Albert Morrow (interior)

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features Granite Grant.

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THE TRAIL OF BROKEN MEN
by Anon. (S. G. Shaw)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,088 · 16/8/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement; Editorial Small-Talk (ed.)

Notes: Story features the Moonslayer.

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING ATHLETE
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,089 · 23/8/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement; Editorial Small-Talk (ed.)

Notes: None at present.

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ROGUES OF THE 'REVONTAZIN'
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,090 · 30/8/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Val Reading

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement

Notes: None at present.

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THE MAN IN STEEL
by Anon. (George N. Philips)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,091 · 6/9/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Zenith the Albino is down on his luck. Virtually destitute, he's working with a gang of labourers. Unfortunately, he doesnít fit in with his fellow navvies and is regarded with suspicion. It's not a lifestyle Zenith can maintain for long. By the second page he's been extravagantly generous with what little cash he has, stunned a pub full of workers to silence with a virtuoso performance on a fiddle, and returned to his dingy apartment to tell his female companion (a destitute but faithful girl) who he really is. But how, she wonders, has the great Zenith the Albino fallen into such dire straits? His answer is simple: Sexton Blake. "We fought, he and I, across the years and the continents, in the air, upon the seas, upon the earth and under the earth, and more and more often he defeated me." Blake has made the albino an outcast, blocking all avenues of escape, closing off all his bolt-holes and shutting down all lines of business. Zenith had been forced to escape into the great unwashed masses, taking shelter among the ordinary working classes. But now he has come to a decision. It's time to end this time-wasting and joust with his hated (yet admired) enemy once again. So Zenith sets off for a small English town where he intends to steal a newly invented armour-strengthening formula that he will then sell to a foreign power. He is fully aware that his nemesis is there investigating the murder of the scientist who invented the formula ... and that's where the entertainment really begins: as the tale switches to follow Blake, we know that Zenith is behind the succession of strange events that occur, but the detective doesn't. Their sparring match reaches its heights with a glorious car chase, culminating in a crash that badly injures Zenith.

Rating: ★★★★☆ Sexton Blake is well portrayed in this story: honourable, strong, cunning and tremendously skilled. Even so, he is eclipsed by Zenith who is absolutely fascinating. There is no doubt that the Sexton Blake saga was enjoying its Golden Age when this one was written.


THE SECRET OF THE BOTTLE
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,092 · 13/9/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: For seven months since his first encounter with Sexton Blake, John Hasford — aka David Stone aka the Black Eagle — has lived in the Latin Quarter in Paris. When a petty criminal named Louis the Blood is convicted of a crime he didn't commit — the theft of jewels from a jeweller named Dubuis — and is sent to Devil's Island, Hasford smuggles a secret message to him. Communication is returned, directing Hasford to the location of a hidden bottle in which a note is stored. Having retrieved this, Hasford travels to his home in London. Meanwhile, a ship's captain known as Bully Packer is murdered, his neck broken. Detective-Inspector Martin inspires Sexton Blake to connect this crime with the Black Eagle. The original owner of the stolen jewels, the Comtesse de Lussac, asks Blake to investigate the case. He leaves for Paris, aware that Hasford is also on his way there. As his investigations proceed, the detective becomes convinced of Louis the Blood's innocence and begins to suspect Dubuis. These suspicions are correct, as John Hasford well knows, for the note in the bottle has revealed the full story to him. The Black Eagle pays the jeweller a visit but is followed by Blake who overhears what ensues. Hasford accuses Dubuis of faking the robbery so that he might keep the jewels and claim the insurance. He forces the man to write a confession and reveals his intention to keep the loot for himself. However, Blake intervenes and claims the jewels on behalf of his client. He questions Hasford about the murder of Bully Packer but receives a denial which he believes, though it is revealed that the captain was responsible for Hasford's brother's terrible scars. Blake suspects that the brother might be the murderer but can't prove it. Since the Black Eagle has not committed any actual crime, he is free to go.

Trivia: Sexton Blake is the author of Crime and the Criminal and Reminiscences.


Rating: ★★★★★


PLUMMER'S DEATH-RAY!
by Anon. (Walter Shute)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,093 · 20/9/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: This story features the death of George Marsden Plummer, though he's resurrected in SEXTON BLAKE'S XMAS TRUCE (UNION JACK issue 1,105).

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REECE ON THE RUN!
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,094 · 27/9/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: This story is part of the Criminals' Confederation story arc and features Mr Reece.

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THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLACK SPIDER
by Anon. (D. Thomas)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,095 · 4/10/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker (cover) and Harry Lane (interior)

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: None at present.

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THE AFFAIR OF THE YELLOW BRICKS
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,096 · 11/10/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement; Editorial Small-Talk (ed.)

Notes: Story features Mlle. Yvonne Cartier.

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THE MANDARIN'S MILLIONS
by Anon. (Robert Murray Graydon)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,097 · 18/10/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: This is a part of the Criminals' Confederation story arc.

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THE WIZARD OF WURTZ
by Anon. (George N. Philips)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,098 · 25/10/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Mystery of the Marshes by H. W. Twyman; Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features Zenith the Albino.

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THE LAW OF THE CLAW
by Anon. (Jack Lewis)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,099 · 1/11/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Mystery of the Marshes by H. W. Twyman; Slave Island by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons); Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features Leon Kestrel.

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THE LATIN QUARTER MYSTERIES
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,100 · 8/11/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: The Mystery of the Marshes by H. W. Twyman; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story takes place in Paris.

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BLACK MAGIC
by Anon. (Gwyn Evans)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,101 · 15/11/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Mystery of the Marshes by H. W. Twyman; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: This would be reprinted in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 259 as THE MAGICIAN OF SOHO (1938).

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THE FOG-FIENDS
by Anon. (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,102 · 22/11/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Mystery of the Marshes by H. W. Twyman; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: This would be reprinted in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 261 as THE FOG DEVILS (1938).

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THE CLAYTON MOAT MYSTERY
by Anon. (W. W. Sayer)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,103 · 29/11/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: Detective Magazine Supplement; The Mystery of the Marshes by H. W. Twyman

Notes: In 1890, Prince Bismarck's private secretary stores a box filled with his employer's memoirs in the vaults of Goyle's Bank, London. He puts the bank receipt in a flask which he throws into the Thames. He is never seen again. Thirty years later, the flask is found by a river worker who takes it to Sexton Blake. A German agent named Stromburg has a brief tussle with the detective before raiding the bank and stealing the memoirs. By intercepting a letter from Lord Vavasour to Stromburg's employer, Count Dorflisch, Blake learns what the box in the bank vault had contained. Vavasour's letter concerns a forthcoming meeting between him and Dorflisch. When this occurs at Vavasour's home, Mylton Towers, Dorflisch reveals that the memoirs contain damning facts about Vavasour's father. His attempted blackmail is cut short though; Vavasour leaves the room for a moment and when he returns he finds a man dead on the floor and Dorflisch gone. But even worse, he discovers that important government papers pertaining to Persia have been stolen from his desk. A disguised Sexton Blake arrives on the scene to investigate and sees that the dead man is Stromburg. Meanwhile, Sir Vyrmer Fane, head of the Secret Service, sends Granite Grant to find out what has become of the Persian documents. Mademoiselle Julie also appears on the scene. Between them, they identify the real killer, reclaim Vavasour's lost papers and recover the Bismarck memoirs.

Trivia: This is based on The SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY novel THE MYSTERY BOX (series 1, issue 151, 1920) from which this review derives. It was later reworked again for THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD as SEXTON BLAKE SOLVES IT and again as SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 5th series novel 28 with the title THE CASE OF THE BISMARK MEMOIRS (1966).

Rating: ★★★☆☆


THE LEOPARD OF DROONE
by Anon. (Edwy Searles Brooks)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,104 · 6/12/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: E. E. Briscoe

Other content: Detective Magazine Supplement; The Mystery of the Marshes by H. W. Twyman; Editorial Small-Talk (ed.)

Notes: Story features Waldo the Wonder-Man. This was reprinted under the same title in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 378 (1940).

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SEXTON BLAKE'S XMAS TRUCE
by Anon. (G. H. Teed)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,105 · 13/12/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Mystery of the Marshes by H. W. Twyman; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer, Mlle. Yvonne Cartier and George Marsden Plummer.

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THE KENTISH SMUGGLERS
by Anon. (S. G. Shaw)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,106 · 20/12/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: The Mystery of the Marshes by H. W. Twyman; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: Story features the Moonslayer.

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THE SECRET OF THE DUTCH GARDEN
by Anon. (Augustus Baker)

UNION JACK · New series · Issue 1,107 · 27/12/1924 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Mystery of the Marshes by H. W. Twyman; Detective Magazine Supplement.

Notes: This would be reprinted in DETECTIVE WEEKLY issue 266 as THE RIDDLE OF THE PHANTOM COACH by John Baron (1938).

Unrated