Sexton Blake Bibliography: 1935

Publishing: From issue 106 of DETECTIVE WEEKLY Sexton Blake regularly loses his front cover billing until, with issue 130, his stories are dropped completely. They would resume late in 1937 but mostly in the form of reprints and rewrites.

Blake author John W. Bobin (aka Mark Osborne) dies aged just 46.

John Hunter makes his debut as a Blake writer. Real name Alfred John Hunter, he was born in 1891 and had his first stories published when he was still a schoolboy. By the inter-war years he was so successful that his tales were appearing in practically all the story papers. His contributions to the world of Sexton Blake include Captain Dack, skipper of the Mary Ann Trinder. Hunter died in 1961, aged 69.

Blake: The super-crooks have dwindled into near extinction by this point, and Blake is becoming much more involved in "cozy crimes," with the SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY beginning to sport titles such as THE NURSING HOME CRIME, THE BATHING POOL MYSTERY and MURDER ON THE PIER.

TIME FOR MURDER
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 98 · 5/1/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); Retribution! (article); The Flying Hat by Vincent Cornier; Tinker's Notebook; Mail-Order Murder! (article).

Notes: None at present.

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MURDER ON THE MIDNIGHT COACH
by Edwy Searles Brooks
No cover image at present

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 99 · 12/1/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE MASTER TERRORIST
by Geo E. Rochester

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 100 · 19/1/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); The Berlin Cinema Murder by Anon.; The Man Who Limped by Leonard Falkner

Notes: None at present.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE GIRL IN BLUE
by G. H. Teed

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 101 · 26/1/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Round Table; Tinker's Notebook; The Case of the Monkey's Paw (article); Death Drops In by Carroll John Daly

Notes: None at present.

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A CLUE IN GOLD
by A. S. Hardy (Arthur Steffens)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 102 · 2/2/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); The House of Hate by Rex Hardinge; The Blue Polikoff by Anthony Ford

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE PARIS ASSASSIN
by George D. Woodman

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 103 · 9/2/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); The Secrets of Quentin Drex by Gwyn Evans; Don't Touch the Body! by Anthony Ford

Notes: None at present.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE MURDER BLOOMS
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. C. Gibbons)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 104 · 16/2/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); The Crime in the Wood (article); The Six-Shooter's Centenary (article); Tinker's Notebook

Notes: None at present.

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THE VICARAGE MURDER CASE
by Paul Urquhart (L. L. Day Black)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 105 · 23/2/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); Zeppelins Over England by Anon.; The Pool of Secrets by Gwyn Evans; Tinker's Notebook

Notes: None at present.

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MURDER AT FULL MOON
by Frank Lelland (A. McLelland Burrage)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 106 · 2/3/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); The Poultry Farm Murder by H.E.H. Tracy; Tinker's Notebook

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE VICTIMS OF BLACKFELL PIT
by Geo. E. Rochester

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 107 · 9/3/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); You Want the Best Swindles (article); Can You Solve the Mystery of the Dinner Party Murder (quiz); Hot-House Poison by Anthony Ford; Tinker's Notebook.

Notes: None at present.

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DEATH AT THE ZOO
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 108 · 16/3/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); Spies Ltd. by G. H. Teed; Murder at the Cafe Grillon (article); Tinker's Notebook

Notes: None at present.

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THE SARCOPHAGUS MURDER CASE
by Roland Howard (W. L. Catchpole)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 109 · 23/3/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: A.N.G.

Other content: The Mystery of the Human Cocoons by Gwyn Evans; The Riddle of the Empty House by Gilbert Chester

Notes: None at present.

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THE GIRL WITH THE FRIGHTENED EYES
by Edwy Searles Brooks
No cover image at present

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 110 · 30/3/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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MURDER AT THE MICROPHONE
by Donald Stuart

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 111 · 6/4/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Merger with Death by Carroll John Daly; Safe Breakers - Try This One! (Anon.)

Notes: None at present.

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THE HOT CROSS BUN MURDERS
by Gwyn Evans

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 112 · 13/4/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Great Aerodrome Mystery by H. E. H. Tracy

Notes: None at present.

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THE 'PEPPER-BOX' MYSTERY
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. C. Gibbons)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 113 · 20/4/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); Menace! by Anon.; "Here is a Police Message ..." by Paul Urquhart; From Information Received.

Notes: None at present.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE ROMAN VASE
by Anthony Ford

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 114 · 27/4/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Silk Scarf Murders by John Hunter

Notes: None at present.

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MURDER AT MOAT HOUSE
by Arthur Hardy (Arthur Steffens)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 115 · 4/5/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Round Table (ed.): From Information Received; Mogara's Curse by Geo. E. Rochester; The Case of the Howling Dog by Warren William

Notes: None at present.

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DEATH OF A FILM STAR
by Francis Brent (Alfred John Hunter)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 116 · 11/5/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Round Table; The Mystery of Plan B.6. by G. H. Teed; The Locked Garage Mystery (article); From Information Received

Notes: None at present.

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THE MAN WITH THE RATS
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. C. Gibbons)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 117 · 18/5/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: The Round Table; From Information Received; The Gallant Murderer by Erle Stanley Gardner; Murder on the Heath (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE PHANTOM BROADCAST MYSTERY
by Rex Hardinge

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 118 · 25/5/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Man Who Feared by Arthur Hardy

Notes: None at present.

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THE GREAT STEELWORKS MYSTERY
by George. E. Rochester

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 119 · 1/6/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Menace Over Red House by H. E. H. Tracy

Notes: None at present.

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THE BATHING POOL MYSTERY
by Paul Urquhart (L. L. Day Black)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 120 · 8/6/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Man They Couldn't Kill by Carroll John Daly

Notes: None at present.

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MURDER AT THE TOWER OF LONDON
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 121 · 15/6/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); From Information Received; Spies in Singapore by G. H. Teed; The Great Pearl Robbery (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE SUN GOD'S SECRET
by Anthony Ford

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 122 · 22/6/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Mystery Man of Montmatre by C. M. Booth

Notes: None at present.

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THE FLAMING TERROR
by Robert Murray (Robert Murray Graydon)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 123 · 29/6/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Murder in Manchester by Geo. E. Rochester

Notes: None at present.

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DEATH IN THE BARBER'S CHAIR
by G. H. Teed

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 124 · 6/7/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Round Table; From Information Received; Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie; The Case of the Vanished Headmaster (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE DOUBLE ALIBI
by Gerald Bowman
No cover image at present

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 125 · 13/7/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE GIRL WITH THE GUN
by A. S. Hardy (Arthur Steffens)

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 126 · 20/7/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); From Information Received; Who Killed the Sergeant-Major? by Paul Urquhart; Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Notes: None at present.

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THE CRIME AT LONE HOUSE
by Robert Murray (Robert Murray Graydon)
No cover image at present

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 127 · 27/7/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE FIRE TONGS MURDER MYSTERY
by Edwy Searles Brooks
No cover image at present

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 128 · 3/8/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Waldo the Wonder-Man.

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THE CRIME ON THE UNDERGROUND
by C. M. Hincks

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 129 · 10/8/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: Fred Bennett

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); From Information Received; The Holiday Camp Mystery by H.E.H. Tracy; Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Notes: None at present.

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MAKE UP FOR MURDER
by Anthony Ford

DETECTIVE WEEKLY · Issue 130 · 17/8/1935 · Amalgamated Press · 2d

Illustrator: J. H. Valda

Other content: The Round Table (ed.); From Information Received; The Legacy of Terror by Paul Urquhart; The Case of the Temple Dancing Girl by G.H. Teed

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE GANGSTER'S MOLL
by J. G. Brandon
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 461 · Jan. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE SLAVER'S SECRET
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 462 · Jan. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Desert Slaves (article).

Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie.

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THE CRIMSON BELT
by G. H. Teed
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 463 · Jan. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Doctor Huxton Rymer and his companion Mary Trent stumble upon the scene of a murder. A man named James Townshend has been killed by Chinamen who seek possession of a map he keeps in his crimson-coloured belt. Rymer makes off with the belt and some documents. Meanwhile, Townshend's daughter, Sylvia, engages Sexton Blake. Her father, she explains, had been entrusted with jewels by descendants of the Manchu dynasty along with evidence pertaining to the correct line of descent, all of which he had buried in Australia. The map is the only clue to the treasure's whereabouts. When Blake and Tinker investigate the scene of the murder, Tinker gets onto the trail of one of the Chinamen and is led to Prince Wu Ling, the head of the Brotherhood of the Yellow Beetle. After narrowly escaping an attack by Wu Ling's henchman, San, Tinker reports back to Baker Street where Blake deduces that this affair is a three-cornered fight that will inevitably lead to Australia. Furthermore, he soon finds evidence that Huxton Rymer and Mary Trent occupy one corner of the triangle. Now all parties set sail for the southern continent — Blake, Tinker and Sylvia Townshend with Mademoiselle Yvonne aboard the Fleur-de-Lys, her yacht. Upon arrival, Blake is approached by Mary Trent who tells him that Rymer has been kidnapped by Wu Ling and will be killed unless she delivers the map. She begs Blake to act as go-between and rescue the doctor. He agrees to this but falls into a trap; Rymer and Wu Ling have actually joined forces. Blake's life is saved by Yvonne and Tinker who, suspecting that all is not as it seems, gather a force of men to rescue the detective. Tinker shoots Wu Ling in the shoulder and all the criminals are captured (though they are later — and rather inexplicably — released). Finally, the treasure is recovered and Blake becomes its guardian.

Trivia: This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 307 (1923). The review is based on a reading of that issue.

Rating: ★★★★☆


THE RUSH HOUR CRIME
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 464 · Jan. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat; The Twelfth Victim (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE TITHE WAR MYSTERY
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 465 · Feb. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Victim of the Farm (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE SECRET OF SMUGGLER'S COVE
by Rex Hardinge

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 466 · Feb. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Clue of the Brown Coat (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE VANISHED MILLION
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 467 · Feb. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: This is a reprint of THE VANISHED MILLION; OR, IN THE LAND OF THE LETTS which appeared in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 330 (1924).

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THE CRIME OF COUNT DUVEEN
by Paul Urquhart (L. L. Day Black)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 468 · Feb. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Animal Crooks (article).

Notes: None at present.

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THE DOWNING STREET DISCOVERY
by J. G. Brandon
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 469 · Mar. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE SECRET OF THE SEALED ROOM
by Donald Stuart

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 470 · Mar. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Sealed Rooms (article).

Notes: None at present.

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THE FOREST OF FORTUNE
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 471 · Mar. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Mystery of the Vanished Diamonds (quiz); Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Victims of the Villa (article).

Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This is a reprint of THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 352 (1924).

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THE MYSTERY OF BECHER'S BROOK
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 472 · Mar. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The First Detective (article).

Notes: None at present.

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THE SECRET OF THE GLACIER
by Warwick Jardine (Francis Warwick)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 473 · Apr. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Tragedies of the Snows (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE MARTELLO TOWER MYSTERY
by G. H. Teed

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 474 · Apr. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Die of Death (article).

Notes: Story features Dr. Huxton Rymer.

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THE MAN WITH THE BLACK WALLET
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 475 · Apr. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This is a reprint of THE SECRET OF THE BLACK WALLET which appeared in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 318 (1924).

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THE CASE OF THE MURDERED PAWNBROKER
by Walter Edwards (Walter Shute)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 476 · Apr. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Who Killed Chang Wu? (quiz); Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Mail Train Robbery (article).

Notes: None at present.

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THE YELLOW MASK
by J. G. Brandon

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 477 · May 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Silk Handkerchief Clue (article)

Notes: Story features R. S. V. Purvale.

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THE NURSING HOME CRIME
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 478 · May 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE RAJAH'S SON
by Hylton Gregory (Cecil Hayter)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 479 · May 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: Story features Gunga Dass. This is a reprint of THE CASE OF THE RAJAH'S SON which appeared in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 217 (1922).

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THE CASE OF THE CROOK COUNCILLOR
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 480 · May 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Severe Sentences (article).

Notes: None at present.

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THE COTTAGE OF TERROR
by Donald Stuart

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 481 · Jun. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.): The Bride From Brixton (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING SHIPS
by Stanton Hope

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 482 · Jun. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Crooks of the Sea (article).

Notes: None at present.

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THE SECRET OF THE GOLD LOCKET
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 483 · Jun. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Notes: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Week-End Crime (article)

Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This is a reprint of THE SECRET OF THIRTY YEARS from THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 377 (1925).
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THE BOOKMAKER'S CRIME
by A. S. Hardy (Arthur Steffens)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 484 · Jun. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE BLACK MAGICIAN
by Rex Hardinge

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 485 · Jul. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Black Magic (article).

Notes: None at present.

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MURDER IN Y DIVISION
by J. G. Brandon
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 486 · Jul. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Clue of the Paper Packets (article).

Notes: My copy is missing the cover. Story features R. S. V. Purvale

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THE CRIME ON THE MOOR
by T. C. Bridges
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 487 · Jul. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE CURSE OF KALI
by Hylton Gregory (H. Egbert Hill)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 488 · Jul. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Land of Temples (article).

Notes: Story features Gunga Dass. This is a reprint of THE SHRINE OF KALI which appeared in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 317 (1924).

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THE AFFAIR OF THE FATAL FILM
by John Hunter
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 489 · Aug. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE BEAUTY PARLOUR MURDER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 490 · Aug. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE SECRET OF THE ARMAMENTS KING
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 491 · Aug. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Riddle of the Two Dead Men (article)

Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie.

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THE BATHING POOL MYSTERY
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 492 · Aug. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Seaside Crimes (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE RED BOOMERANG
by J. G. Brandon

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 493 · Sep. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Secret of the Flames (article)

Notes: Story features R. S. V. Purvale.

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MURDER ON THE PIER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 494 · Sep. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Babbacombe Mystery (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE CASHIERED OFFICER
by G. H. Teed

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 495 · Sep. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Wrongfully Sentenced (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE TOURING COMPANY CRIME
by A. S. Hardy (Arthur Steffens)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 496 · Sep. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Actors' Real-Life Thrills (article).

Notes: My copy is missing the cover.

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THE CRIME IN CARSON'S SHACK
by Rex Hardinge
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 497 · Oct. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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BY ORDER OF THE TONG
by J. G. Brandon

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 498 · Oct. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Scream From Next Door (article)

Notes: Story features R.S.V. Purvale.

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THE CASE OF THE MURDERED TAXI DRIVER
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 499 · Oct. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Secret of the Shavings (article).

Notes: None at present.

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THE MAN IN BROWN
by Walter Edwards (Walter Shute)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 500 · Oct. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Gold Madness (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE STOLEN TEST TUBE
by Warwick Jardine (Francis Warwick)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 501 · Nov. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Secret of the Suitcase (article)

Notes: Story features Dearth Tallon.

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THE SECRET OF THE GLEN
by Coutts Brisbane (R. C. Armour)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 502 · Nov. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LORD TRENCH
by Donald Stuart

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 503 · Nov. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Shot Policeman (article).

Notes: A stranger dressed in black has been lurking around outside Trencham Close, the secluded home Colonel Charles Rayner inherited from Lord Trench, his uncle. One night a message is thrown through a window. It reads: Put the book on the sundial. If you keep what is not yours you must pay the penalty. Rayner invites his friends Dick Farrell and Harry Glenn to come and stay. Late in the evening, they see Rayner's daughter, Mary, sneaking out into the darkness. In the morning they explore in the direction she had gone and discover the body of a well-known police informant hanging from a tree. In a nearby cottage, they find Sexton Blake. He has been commissioned by Lord Trench's ex-fiancee, Dorothy Lessinger, who lives nearby with her retiring brother, Alfred. Miss Lessinger feels sure that Trench's death was a case of murder. He had seemed fearful during the weeks prior to his death and it later emerged that, bit by bit, he had withdrawn his whole fortune. Blake telephones Inspector Coutts and asks him to trace Stephen Cripps, a man who had known the informant. Coutts later reports that Cripps has gone missing. Mary, who had been creeping out that night to meet her friend Isabel Leyton, is kidnapped by the man in black, to be held hostage until the book is handed over. She sends a note to her father revealing that the book is 'Bardelys the Magnificent' by Rafael Sabatini. However, the volume doesn't appear to be anywhere in Trencham Close. The detective, with Tinker, Rayner, Farrell and Glenn, sets a trap for the kidnapper by placing a different book on the sundial before lying in wait. The man in black arrives but, as he picks up the book, a shot rings out and he falls dead. Mary escapes and returns to Trencham Close. When Blake investigates the house where she had been held, he picks up the first clue to the villain's identity. A few hours later, near the local railway station, he sees Alfred Lessinger talking to the missing Cripps. He tasks Farrell with following Cripps while he himself returns to London to pursue inquiries there. They are fruitful — he learns that Trench had been converting his fortune into gold because he feared a communist revolution was imminent. That night, Farrell follows Cripps to an assignation with an unseen associate but is caught and knocked unconscious. Blake and Coutts arrive from London when they hear of his injury. The detective sets another trap and the criminal falls straight into it. His identity is, at last, exposed. Finally, the secret of the book is solved and the treasure is found.

Trivia: Before this case, Blake has and Coutts have not seen each other for some time.

Rating: ★★★★☆


THE HAVANA MYSTERY
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 504 · Nov. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Under a Scoundrel's Will (article)

Notes: Story features Granite Grant and Mlle. Julie. This is a reprint of THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST BATTLESHIP which appeared in THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 1st series issue 363 (1925).

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THE CASE OF THE MURDERED COMMISSIONAIRE
by J. G. Brandon
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 505 · Dec. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); Behind the Locked Door (article)

Notes: My copy is missing the cover. Story features R. S. V. Purvale.

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THE ABYSSINIAN MYSTERY
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 506 · Dec. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: On the Night of the Ninth (article)

Notes: One time cotton king Telsen G. Harmer buys passage aboard a steamer to make a quick getaway from British Somaliland. As he departs, the words "The secret of Akwara!" are on his lips. Akwara — which is on the upper reaches of the Blue Nile — is also mentioned in London when a small-time crook known as Gentleman Jim is approached by an Italian Secret Service man named Luigini who tells him to take a post as a footman at the estate of David Swanlingham, a member of parliament. While there, Jim is to listen out for any mention of Akwara and report it to Luigini. Meanwhile, Sexton Blake is asked by the Foreign Office to investigate Harmer who is now staying in London. When Luigini is murdered an Abyssinian student named Theodore is blamed. Meanwhile, at the Swanlingham house, Gentleman Jim discovers that David Swanlingham's new wife is a woman he knows — a woman with a criminal past. He uses this to blackmail her into opening the safe in the study so he can examine the politician's papers. However, she is interrupted by the arrival of Theodore who shocks her by appearing at the window. She shoots at him, misses, and faints. Sexton Blake, who has followed Theodore, arrives just after the shooting and questions everyone present, including Harmer, who is Swanlingham's guest. Before he can get any meaningful information, he is knocked unconscious by Yoki, Harmer's Japanese valet. Revived by Tinker, he and his assistant set off in the Grey Panther to pursue Harmer, who has driven away. They see him pick up Theodore but he then shoots their tyres flat and speeds away. Blake starts on another track: contacting MacPherson, the engineer of the ship that had brought Harmer from Somaliland. MacPherson tells him that the ship has been chartered by Harmer to return to Africa — carrying a cargo of explosives that have been supplied by Swanlingham, who owns a munitions company. When Harmer sets sail, he is followed by Blake and Tinker, Swanlingham and his wife, and Gentleman Jim. As the American's intentions become clear, Swanlingham realises that he's been conned — and when his wife is then kidnapped by Harmer, the politician begins working with Blake, as does Gentleman Jim. They follow the villain into central Abyssinia — to the Akwara tribe — where he intends to blow up a cliff to block the flow of the Blue Nile. This will destroy Egypt's cotton industry and allow him to make a fortune by backing the American competitors. With help from his allies, Sexton Blake foils the scheme and Harmer is killed by one of the many enemies he has made.

Trivia: My copy is missing the cover.

Rating: ★★★☆☆


THE SECRET INQUEST
by Allan Blair (William J. Bayfield)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 507 · Dec. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE SOHO CAFE CRIME
by Pierre Quiroule (W. W. Sayer)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 2nd series · Issue 508 · Dec. 1935 · Amalgamated Press · 4d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Consulting Room Chat (ed.); The Mystery of the Two Masked Men (article)

Notes: Story features Granite Grant. This is a reprint of THE MYSTERY OF THE PLATINUM NUGGET, THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 2nd series issue 5 (1925).

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