Sexton Blake Bibliography: 1943

Publishing: Author Walter Tyrer joins the ranks of Sexton Blake writers. Born in 1900, he sold his first story (non-Blake) in 1921 and by 1947 had sold at least 20,000,000 words of juvenile fiction. He died in 1978, aged 78.

SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 201 · 02/01/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

PDF: Click here

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: Sexton Blake and his group approach The Penguin's secret base under cover of darkness. After overpowering a sentry, they manage to locate Helen James and rush upon their enemy in an attempt to save her.

Rating: ★★★★☆


SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 202 · 09/01/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 203 · 16/01/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 204 · 23/01/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 205 · 30/01/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 206 · 06/02/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

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Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: In the Rolling Sphere, Sexton Blake and his allies discover the sunken ship, the Tourraine. Blake dons a diving suit and crosses to the wreck to search for the missing documents. He finds that he is not alone ... another diver is hunting for the papers. The two men fight and Blake overpowers his foe, who turns out to be The Penguin. As he leaves, the detective finds himself cornered by a group of enemy divers.

Rating: ★★★★☆


SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 207 · 13/02/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 208 · 20/02/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

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Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: Sexton Blake is rescued by his friends aboard the Rolling Sphere which then submerges and fights off an enemy fleet. Later, at midnight, the Sphere surfaces and is met by a flying boat. Blake and Tinker are escorted to London while the Sphere proceeds to Gibraltar. The detective is given a new mission — to work with the French Resistance — and a small tank. Upon arrival on the French coast, he and Tinker drive inland but are pursued by Nazi tanks. Blake steers into the yard of a farm. When the Nazis arrive, the British tank seems to have vanished!

Rating: ★★★★☆


SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 209 · 27/02/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 210 · 06/03/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 211 · 13/03/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 212 · 20/03/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 213 · 27/03/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 214 · 03/04/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 215 · 10/04/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 216 · 17/04/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 217 · 24/04/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 218 · 01/05/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 219 · 08/05/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

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Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: After sabotaging the submarine construction yard, Sexton Blake and Tinker dodge into a tunnel which leads them to another part of the site. From here, they gain entry into the giant submarine and load a torpedo which they fire at a stack of dynamite. The explosion brings down the roof of the cavern, totally destroying the submarine. But can the detectives escape?

Rating: ★★★★☆


SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 220 · 15/05/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

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Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: Blake and Tinker escape through an air shaft and are met by members of the Resistance. They are taken to the coast where Hoo Sung and Bert Smith wait in the Rolling Sphere. General Johnson is also present and gives Blake a new mission: to find out whether the Nazis are building a flying aircraft carrier. The Sphere proceeds to Naples where Blake and Tinker find a secret air base. They witness the gigantic aircraft carrier taking off and vow to destroy the base before any more can be constructed.

Rating: ★★★★☆


SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 221 · 22/05/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 222 · 29/05/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 223 · 05/06/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 224 · 12/06/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

PDF: Click here

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: Blake and Tinker's commandeered plane is hit by enemy fire. Tinker radios an S.O.S. which is responded to by Hoo Sung. After crash landing in the sea, the detectives are picked up by the Rolling Sphere. However, the Sphere is spotted by the enemy and the Italian fleet launches an all-out attack.

Rating: ★★★★☆


SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 225 · 19/06/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

PDF: Click here

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: Hoo Sung crashes the Rolling Sphere into the hull of one of the Italian ships, before submerging and fleeing from the falling depth charges. The enemy is left behind and the Sphere proceeds to the secret airbase where the British flying aircraft carrier is being constructed. Blake informs the authorities the the Nazi carrier is already in service. He and Tinker are offered a ride in the British version, which is about to go in search of its counterpart.

Rating: ★★★★★


SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 226 · 26/06/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

PDF: Click here

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: The huge British flying aircraft carrier lifts off with Sexton Blake and Tinker aboard. It travels to Sicily in search of its Nazi counterpart and quickly encounters the enemy. Swarms of fighters engage, with Blake and Tinker flying among them. When their fighter is hit, they parachute onto the German carrier where The Penguin awaits.

Rating: ★★★★★


SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 227 · 03/07/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 228 · 10/07/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 229 · 17/07/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 230 · 24/07/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 231 · 31/07/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 232 · 07/08/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 233 · 14/08/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 234 · 21/08/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 235 · 28/08/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 236 · 04/09/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 237 · 11/09/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 238 · 18/09/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 239 · 25/09/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 240 · 02/10/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 241 · 09/10/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 242 · 16/10/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 243 · 23/10/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 244 · 30/10/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

PDF: Click here

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: Sexton Blake and Tinker help the free Germans to fix explosives to the Bodensee Viaduct. A Nazi patrol spots them but too late — the bridge explodes. In the confusion, Blake's party escapes. Returning to headquarters, they learn that British planes are on their way. The R.A.F. bombers drop munitions to the freedom fighters but, while Blake and his friends collect the shipment, the Penguin arrives on the scene!

Rating: ★★★☆☆


SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 245 · 06/11/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 246 · 13/11/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

Unrated


SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 247 · 20/11/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 248 · 27/11/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 249 · 04/12/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 250 · 11/12/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 251 · 18/12/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

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SEXTON BLAKE ON SPECIAL SERVICE
by Anon. (Percy Clarke)

KNOCK-OUT COMIC AND MAGNET · Issue 252 · 25/12/1943 · Amalgamated Press · 3d

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.

Notes: None at present.

Unrated


Knock-out Comic

KNOCK-OUT FUN BOOK 1943 · Date unknown · Amalgamated Press · Price unknown

Illustrator: Anon. (Alfred Taylor)

Other content: Various strips and text stories.



SEXTON BLAKE CATCHES A SPY
by Anon. (Unknown)

Notes: None at present.

Unrated

SEXTON BLAKE AND THE STOLEN PEARL
by Anon. (Unknown)

Notes: None at present.

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PTE. CARTER'S CRIME
by John Creasey

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 39 · Jan. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Playing for Safety (article)

Notes: At an Army base some thirty miles outside London, Private James Carter is falling for one of the girls who occasionally works in the canteen; a mysterious American named Eve Dorien. Arranging to meet her outside the camp, Carter is attacked by two men wearing theatrical make-up. He breaks free from them and returns to his barracks. Next morning, the police arrive and arrest him for the murder of Miss Dorien. His clasp knife, which he had lost the day before, had been used to kill the girl and disfigure her face, making the corpse unrecognisable. Carter's C.O. asks Sexton Blake to investigate. The detective learns that Eve had worked for Julius Cattray, an important American who has recently had some vital papers pertaining to government business stolen from him. Tinker discovers that Eve has rented her flat to a rather oily character named Mr Ledbetter. He works for a film company and, after breaking into his flat, Tinker finds evidence that Carter's attackers, Higson and Tug, also work at the studios. Higson makes an attempt on Cattray's life but is foiled by Blake. He then kills the doorman at the building where Eve used to live when he learns that the man saw her alive after the time of her supposed death. Realising that the murder victim was disfigured to disguise the fact that Eve is still alive, Blake wonders whether the missing girl has been kidnapped because she learned of a plot to steal papers from Cattray. Ledbetter, who is second in command of the spy ring responsible, has Higson shot to prevent him from betraying the mysterious figure who leads it. Top suspects are Holbein and Bennison, Cattray's secretaries... but when the former is shot at by Tug — who is then critically injured when he crashes his motorcycle — and the latter is gunned down, it begins to seem as if the plot might originate at a much higher level. Tinker, aided by Private Carter, traces the whereabouts of Eve; finding her drugged and in the power of the gang. Blake, meanwhile, discovers how the documents are being smuggled out of the country and sets a trap for the mastermind behind the scheme. Avoiding a hand grenade and a hail of bullets, he brings the criminals to justice, exposing their leader as a Nazi sympathiser.

Rating: ★★★★☆


THE RIDDLE OF THE DISGUISED GREEK
by Anthony Parsons

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 40 · Jan. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Jealousy Leads to Jail (article)

Notes: None at present.

Unrated


THE ARMY DEFAULTER'S SECRET
by L. C. Douthwaite

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 41 · Feb. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Unsolved Murders (article)
Trivia: The cover gets the author's initials wrong: 'L.G.' instead of the correct 'L.C.'

Notes: None at present.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE KIDNAPPED MUNITION WORKER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 42 · Feb. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Three "Real Life" Stories (article); The Clue of the Two Letters (article).

Notes: None at present.

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THE MANSION ON THE MOOR
by J. Purley

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 43 · Mar. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: "I Was Not There!" (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING D.F.C.
by Anthony Parsons

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 44 · Mar. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: After the Inquest (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE 'SUSPECT' WATCHMAKER
by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 45 · Apr. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Threatened Lives (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE DEVIL OF DANEHURST
by John Hunter

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 46 · Apr. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Defence v. Prosecution (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE TERROR OF TREGARWITH
by John Sylvester (Hector Hawton)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 47 · May 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Laughing Guillotine (article)

Notes: This was filmed as THE ECHO MURDERS starring David Farrar as Sexton Blake.

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THE SOLDIER WHO CAME BACK
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. C. Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 48 · May 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Infernal Machine Crime (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE AFFAIR OF THE BRONZE BASILISK
by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 49 · Jun. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Unheard Shot (article)

Notes: This is Zenith the Albino's very last story. Sexton Blake is commissioned to investigate the theft of a statuette — the Bronze Basilisk — from Brunton House, a building perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea. Pretty soon, he finds himself caught in the middle of gang warfare. The occupant of the house, a criminal named Minchfield, is battling with Zenith for possession of the statuette. Minchfield is a thoroughly nasty piece of work; he brutally murders one of his own servants. When the the two criminals set their henchmen against Blake, the detective is pushed to his physical limits. He survives the attempts on his life and discovers that Zenith has planted time-bombs across London to simulate an air-raid. While the populace heads for the shelters, his gang will be emptying houses of their valuables. Blake tackles the albino in one of the houses and both men are caught by the exploding bomb. Injured, they are captured by Minchfield's mob. Zenith appears to be dead. However, Blake is conscious and manages to get a message to Tinker, who rescues him. Later, he visits Smith's Kitchen — the club for criminals that Zenith has always frequented. He finds albino lying in state. Minchfield has set this up to win the loyalty of his enemy's henchmen. Zenith is, though, very much alive and is soon on the run with the gang boss's loot. Tinker is next to fall into Minchfield's hands and is nearly tortured (a knife is slipped into his cheek in preparation to disfigure him), only escaping when Blake wades in. The Minchfield gang is finally defeated but their boss escapes and confronts the albino. A fight erupts but Blake saves Zenith and captures Minchfield, handing him over to Detective Inspector Coutts. In the confusion, though, Zenith has once again made a clean getaway. Blake deduces that the Bronze Basilisk must be hidden in Brunton House. He heads there and once again battles Zenith. Unknown to both, Griffin's widow — determined to avenge her husband's murder — has planted dynamite at the base of the building. The blast sends the house sliding into the sea. Blake is knocked senseless by falling debris. He regains consciousness lying on a huge pile of rubble at the water's edge. He searches for Zenith and finds his cloak and hat, but of the albino there is no sign. Finally, he unravels the secret of the basilisk and all the plot's loose threads are finally tied.

Trivia: Eric Parker's cover is interesting in that Zenith appears to be considerably aged. A touch of realism perhaps ... and a clue to Sexton Blake's greatest secret (see THE SEXTON BLAKE TIMELINE).

Rating: ★★★★★ A thrilling but extraordinarily violent adventure. The contrast between Zenith's old-world charm and Minchfield's modern brutality is profound.


DOCTOR SINISTER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 50 · Jun. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Danger Let Loose (article); The Fence (article)

Notes: None at present.

Unrated


THE SHIPYARD MENACE
by J. Stamper

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 51 · Jul. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Cheating the Gallows (article); Passing of the Gallows (article); Three Lamps, and a Colour (article).

Notes: None at present.

Unrated


CALLING WHITEHALL 1212
by Anthony Parsons

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 52 · Jul. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Asking For Trouble (article)

Notes: This shouldn't be confused with CALLING WHITEHALL 1212 (THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY 3rd series, issue 275) by Hugh Clevely, which is an entirely different Sexton Blake novel.

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THE MYSTERY OF SQUADRON X
by Walter Tyrer

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 53 · Aug. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Fingerprints - 500 Years Old (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE AFFAIR OF THE SMUGGLED MILLIONS
by Maurice B. Dix

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 54 · Aug. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Danger Underground (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CRIME OF THE EMPTY SHRIMPER
by Martin Frazer (Percy A. Clarke)

Notes: None at present

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THE CRIME OF THE CASHIERED MAJOR
by Anthony Parsons

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 55 · Sep. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Medical Rogues (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE SECRET OF STILLWATER MERE
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 56 · Sep. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Modern Hermits (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE MAN FROM MADRID
by P. Meriton (John Hunter)
No cover image at present

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 57 · Oct. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Unknown

Other content: Unknown

Notes: None at present.

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THE RIDDLE OF CUBICLE 7
by Anthony Parsons

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 58 · Oct. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: Not According to Plan (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE MONOPOLY MENACE
by John Hunter

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 59 · Nov. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Burglar Who Left His Name and Address (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE REPATRIATED PRISONER
by Gilbert Chester (H. H. Clifford Gibbons)

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 60 · Nov. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Riddle of Two Dead Men (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CURSE OF THE CARRINGTONS
by Walter Tyrer

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 61 · Dec. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Trap That Failed (article)

Notes: None at present.

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THE CASE OF THE SECRET ROAD
by Anthony Parsons

THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY · 3rd series · Issue 62 · Dec. 1943 · Amalgamated Press · 7d

Illustrator: Eric Parker

Other content: The Indian Village Crime (article)

Notes: None at present.

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