Sexton Blake

Created by Harry Blyth and a cast of thousands

SEXTON BLAKE was called the "prince of the penny dreadfuls" and "the office boys' Sherlock Holmes." He first came to life way back in 1893 in The Halfpenny Marvel, shortly after a certain Mr. Holmes toppled off Reichenbach Falls, and was often even more like Mr. Holmes than the original. He even lived -- surprise, surprise! -- on Baker Street in London.

He was created by Harry Blyth, although the hero was initially called Frank Blake. Who thought of changing "Frank" to "Sexton" is not known. Blyth received nine guineas for the first story, signed away all his rights to the character, but stuck around to write about half a dozen more stories before other pens -- rarely credited -- took over.

Those other pens would eventually include Gilbert Chester, John Creasey and Berkely Grey, creator of Norman Conquest. The stories took definite form about 1905 and were marketed aggressively by early press baron Lord Northcliff's Amalgamated Press though his various weekly magazines. Though Northcliffe rose to being a power in the world, much of his fortune was due to the pennies and half pennies plunked down on newsagents' counters every week for the story papers and comics that carried, among others, the exploits of Sexton Blake.

And, as the stories continued to spew out, Blake soon outgrew his influences. He gave up the bicycle he dashed about in, and acquired a Rolls. Although definitely a detective, Sexton preferred fighting mysterious cowled villains, complete with long barrelled Brownings and homes in ruined abbeys, very much in the Edgar Wallace tradition. The countless stories were always stronger on action rather than deduction.

He had a comical landlady called Mrs. Bardell and - to me at least - a not needed and irrelevant bloodhound called Pedro. He drove his Rolls at an incredible 20 mph rather than say "follow that hansom" and flew a plane over the English Channel a little earlier than Mr. Bleriot. His exploits took him not just though London and the Home Counties but to the Alps, Papua New Guinea, the Gobi Desert, and to outwitting efforts to have him consumed by man eating plants and being placed on moon rockets. He was assisted by a street smart Tinker Bell who drove cars, fought villains and thought independently, an early Archie Goodwin rather than an imitation Watson.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Blake took on nearly legendary proportions in England and in some parts of what was then the Empire. The key persons involved were not only the writers but also three editors: WH Back, Leonard Pratt and Harold Twyman. The publications included the Sexton Blake Weekly, the Union Jack and the Detective Weekly ("Starring Sexton Blake").

The 200 or so writers included Peter Cheyney, Gwyn Evans and Gordon Shaw. And the collection of super villains included Miss Death (whose mask was a silken skull), Prince Memes (prince apparently of the "white slave" market) and Dr. Cagliostro. A handful of the stories were wonderful, most sheer pulp and a reasonable number absolutely unreadable - and all with the strange glow that lights up the most terrible of pulp.

There were even, it seems, a few films in the 20s and 30s, though no one I know has admitted to ever having seen one.

Post-WWII, there was a new Blake. In 1956, Bill Howard Baker took over as editor of the Sexton Blake Weekly and heaved the tall, dark, slightly humourless manhunter out of the Golden Age and threw him into the Nuclear one, with shades of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. The cowled villains were out, the mean streets in. Blake now ran an international agency out of Berkely Square (the same London though), acquired a svelte secretary (Paula Dane) and was altogether less old world, more suave and more ruthless. There was still no sex, though the girls were more knowledgeable and there were the politest of hints about Paula Dane. Tinker Bell had next to no role barring gushing "how wonderful" in the closing scene and fortunately Pedro ceased to exist.

There were some secret-agent-James-Bond style stories generally set in the war but by and large, the atmosphere was seedier, the girls a little flashier and the villains less romantic and more hard bitten. This phase continued into the mid-sixties.

Strangely enough, these were the first Blake stories I read. Some of them were pretty good and I suppose they have a sort of Golden Age appeal to me and perhaps others. There are a number of books carrying collections from the earlier Golden Age but as far as I know none for the post-WWII period.

Blake petered out in the late sixties, although another revival was briefly attempted. Sex was now permitted -- at least among the villains and occasionally among clients -- and girls giggled more often than seemed necessary. Of course, Sexton Blake and Ms. Dane remained immaculate and serene. This version does not seem to have done well and the few stories I have read were tawdry. Sexton Blake took final retirement in the late 1970s, after a reign of some eighty years.

One thing remained common in all the versions. They remained solely action stories (which is not a bad thing in itself) and Blake never developed any significant personality traits, other than standard master detective/super-hero affectations. Tinker did in a few but Blake never had anything you could like or dislike or just recognise. This, I dare say, is common enough in pulp fiction.

If intellectual justification is what you need, there is always Dorothy L. Sayers. She wrote that the "significance (of the Sexton Blake stories) in popular literature would richly repay scientific investigation." And if scientific investigation of pulp is not quite your scene, you may remember that the editors believed in quantity, and let quality take care of itself. It's true, and a happy accident, that sometimes pretty good quality slipped through and, a great deal of the time, there was at least lights, action, drama.

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FURTHERMORE...

Sexton Blake had a long life beyond the world of the printed word. He appeared on stage, screen, television, radio and even comics. The stories, with their serialized feel and non-stop action transferred well to most media.

NOVELS

  • Tiller and Tideway(1908; by E. W. Alais)
  • The Coster King (1909; by E. W. Alais)
  • Sexton Blake, Foreman (1911; by E. W. Alais)
  • Sexton Blake, Steward (1911; by E. W. Alais)
  • The Shadow of His Crime (1915; by John William Bobin)
  • The Lease of Convict 308 (1916; by E. W. Alais)
  • The Banker's Trust (1916; by John William Bobin)
  • The Grip of the Law (1916; by John William Bobin)
  • The Merchant's Secret (1916; by John William Bobin)
  • Payment in Full (1916; by John William Bobin)
  • The Case of the Twin Detectives (1916; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • Midst Balkan Perils (1916; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Peril of the Prince (1916; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Red Spider (1916; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • A Case of Blackmail (1917; by E. W. Alais)
  • When Conscience Sleeps (1917; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the International Adventurer (1917; by John William Bobin)
  • A Legacy of Shame (1917; by John William Bobin)
  • Sexton Blake-Special Constable (1917; by John William Bobin)
  • Ten Years After (1917; by John William Bobin)
  • The House with the Double Moat (1917; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • Camouflage (1918; by E. W. Alais)
  • A Matter of Millions (1918; by William J. Bayfield)
  • Whose Was the Hand (1918; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the Girl Reporter (1918; by John William Bobin)
  • The Case of the Two Bankers (1918; by John William Bobin)
  • In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1918; by John William Bobin)
  • The Stolen Crown (1918; by John William Bobin)
  • The Affair of the Demobilized Soldier (1919; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Bungalow Tragedy (1919; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Clue of the Charred Diary (1919; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Fourth Theory (1919; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Boy Without a Memory (1919; by John William Bobin)
  • Daylight Robbery (1919; by John William Bobin)
  • The Hidden Menace! (1919; by John William Bobin)
  • The Island Mystery (1919; by John William Bobin)
  • The Matador's Fortune (1919; by John William Bobin)
  • The Mystery of the "Agony" Advert (1919; by John William Bobin)
  • The Mystery of the Grey Car (1919; by John William Bobin)
  • The Problem of the Derby Favorite (1919; by John William Bobin)
  • The Riddle of Riverdale (1919; by John William Bobin)
  • The Stolen Partnership Papers (1919; by John William Bobin)The Case of the Bogus Ingots (1920; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Home of His Children (1920; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Lincoln's Inn Tragedy (1920; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Marble Arch Mystery (1920; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Twist in the Trail (1920; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Great Diamond Bluff (1920; by John William Bobin)
  • His Son's Honour (1920; by John William Bobin)
  • Link by Link (1920; by John William Bobin)
  • The Only Son (1920; by John William Bobin)
  • Out of the Reach of the Law (1920; by John William Bobin)
  • Twice Wronged (1920; by John William Bobin)
  • The Affair of the Blackfriars Financier (1920; by Leonard Harold Brooks)
  • The Avenging Seven (1920; by Leonard Harold Brooks)
  • The Doctor's Double (1921; by E. W. Alais)
  • In the Shadow of Night (1922; by E. W. Alais)
  • The Cornish Coast Mystery (1941; by Delano Ames)
  • The Episode of the Stolen Voice (1921; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Leopard Man (1921; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Man Who Forgot (1921; by R. C. Armour)
  • Terror Island; or, The House of Glass (1921; by R. C. Armour)
  • Through Fire and Water (1921; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Affair of the Family Diamonds (1921; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Architect's Secret (1921; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the Deserted Wife (1921; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the Double Tangle (1921; by William J. Bayfield)
  • False Scents (1921; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the Island Trader (1921; by John William Bobin)
  • Payment Suspended (1921; by John William Bobin)
  • The Gnat (1921; by Leonard Harold Brooks)
  • The Baboon's Paw (1922; by R. C. Armour)
  • By the Skin of His Teeth (1922; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Diamond Flood (1922; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Lighthouse Mystery (1922; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Mystery of the Sunken Road (1922; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Studio Mystery (1922; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Werewolf of Elphinstone (1922; by R. C. Armour)
  • The White Refugees (1922; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Case of the Vanished Husband (1922; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Mystery of the Missing Journalist (1922; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the Bogus Laird (1922; by John William Bobin)
  • The Case of the Cultured Pearls (1922; by John William Bobin)
  • The Case of the Trade Secret (1922; by John William Bobin)
  • The Hooded Riders (1922; by John William Bobin)
  • In the Grip of the Tong (1922; by John William Bobin)
  • On the Bed of the Ocean (1922; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • Fingerprints of Fate (1922; by Leonard Harold Brooks)
  • The House of Ghosts (1922; by Leonard Harold Brooks)
  • The Case of the Island Princess (1923; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Case of the Mysterious Germs (1923; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Desert Trail (1923; by R. C. Armour)
  • In Savage Hayti (1923; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Secret of the Lagoon (1923; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Sun God (1923; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Affair of the Seven Mummy Cases (1923; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the "Wizard" Jockey (1923; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Doctor's Secret (1923; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Last Clue (1923; by William J. Bayfield)
  • A Legacy of Vengeance (1923; by John William Bobin)
  • The Mystery Mandarin (1923; by John William Bobin)
  • The Green Eyes (1923; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The House at Waterloo (1923; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Mystery of Glyn Castle (1923; by Leonard Harold Brooks)
  • The Secret of Thurlston Towers (1923; by Leonard Harold Brooks)
  • The Adventure of the Oil Pirates (1924; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Case of the Eccentric Will (1924; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Case of the Kidnapped Legatee (1924; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Case of the Millionaire Newspaper Owner (1924; by R. C. Armour)
  • Certified Insane (1924; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Platinum Smugglers (1924; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Trail of the Tiger (1924; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Case of the Income-Tax Frauds (1924; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the Millionaire's Blackmail (1924; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Farrowshot Park Affair (1924; by William J. Bayfield)
  • Flat No. 4 (1924; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Old Tollgate Mystery (1924; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Strange Case of Habberton's Mile (1924; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the Head Dispenser (1924; by John William Bobin)
  • The Boarding-House Mystery (1924; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Brixham Manor Mystery (1924; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Case of the Sleeping Partner (1924; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Human Bloodhound (1924; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Mystery of Rodney's Cove (1924; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Adventure of the Egyptian Student (1925; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Clue of the Cloakroom Ticket (1925; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Case of the Deported Aliens (1925; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the Press Photographer (1925; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Crumblerock Crime (1925; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Mystery of the Pot-Bank (1925; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Secret of the Mansions (1925; by William J. Bayfield)
  • In the Night Watch (1925; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Adventure of the Silk Smugglers (1926; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Affair of the Trade Rivals (1926; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Mystery of Bullen Point (1926; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Riddle of the Lost Emigrant (1926; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Secret of Torre Island (1926; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Treasure of the Manchus (1926; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Adventure of the Red-Headed Man (1926; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Council of Crooks (1926; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Crook's Double (1926; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Death Duty Swindle (1926; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Mystery of Hanging Sword Alley (1926; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Mystery of the Seaside Hotel (1926; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Case of the Bookmaker Baronet (1926; by John William Bobin)
  • The Case of the Long-Firm Frauds (1926; by John William Bobin)
  • The Impersonators (1926; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Riddle of the Lascar's Head (1926; by Leonard Harold Brooks)
  • Dead Man's Shoes (1927; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Movie Mystery (1927; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Pirates of the Air Way (1927; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Prisoner of Buddha (1927; by R. C. Armour)
  • All Suspected (1927; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The City of Horrors (1927; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Oath of Fear (1927; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Secret of the Tomb (1927; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Trail of the Old Lag (1927; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Phantom of the Mill (1927; by Lester Bidston)
  • The Fatal Pit (1927; by John William Bobin)
  • The Tour of Terror (1927; by John William Bobin)
  • The Affair of the Crook Explorer (1928; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Mystery of the Isle of Fortune (1928; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Mystery of the Masked Surgeon (1928; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Trail of Doom (1928; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Adventure of the Man "On Bail" (1928; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The "Flying Squad" Tragedy (1928; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Riddle of the Million Pound Bet (1928; by William J. Bayfield)
  • Down and Out (1928; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Trail of the Poison Gang (1928; by Lester Bidston)
  • The Blackpool Mystery (1929; by Lester Bidston)
  • The Affair of the Atlantic Mail Robbery (1929; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Bootlegger's Victim (1929; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Riddle of the Dead Man's Pit (1929; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Riddle of the Great Art Exhibition (1929; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Secret of the Cask (1929; by R. C. Armour)
  • The "Black Maria" Mystery (1929; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Covent Garden Mystery (1929; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Death of Duboyne (1929; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Masked Forgers (1929; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Mint Mystery (1929; by William J. Bayfield)
  • Crooks Ltd. (1929; by Lester Bidston)
  • Prisoners of the Desert (1929; by Stacey Blake)
  • The Great "Tote" Fraud (1929; by John William Bobin)
  • The Secret of the Surgery (1929; by John William Bobin)
  • The Masked Raiders (1930; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Masked Dancer (1930; by William J. Bayfield)
  • The Mystery of Oldham (1930; by Lester Bidston)
  • The Case of the Crook Banker (1930; by Ladbroke Black)
  • The Informer (1930; by Ladbroke Black)
  • The Law Courts Mystery (1930; by Allan Blair)
  • The Lombard Street Mystery (1930; by Allan Blair)
  • The Murder of Constable Cartwright (1930; by Allan Blair)
  • The Mystery of the Monument (1930; by Allan Blair)
  • The City of Crooks (1930; by Stacey Blake)
  • The Gang's Deserter (1930; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Trapper's Victim (1930; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Great Shipyard Mystery (1931; by John Ascott)
  • The Fatal Alibi (1931; by Lester Bidston)
  • Gang's Prisoners (1931; by Lester Bidston)
  • The Silent Syndicate (1931; by Lester Bidston)
  • Exhumed! (1931; by Allan Blair)
  • The Fatal Wager (1931; by Allan Blair)
  • The Great Tunnel Mystery (1931; by Allan Blair)
  • The Kidnapped Witness (1931; by Allan Blair)
  • The Death House (1931; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Murder of Munsden (1931; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Secret of the Sanatorium (1931; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Cup Final Crime (1932; by Lester Bidston)
  • The Mill of Fear (1932; by Lester Bidston)
  • The Lincoln's Inn Tragedy (1932; by Allan Blair)
  • The Policeboat Mystery (1932; by Allan Blair)
  • The Town Hall Crime (1932; by Allan Blair)
  • The Waiting Room Mystery (1932; by Allan Blair)
  • The Fatal Talisman (1932; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • Murder in the Air (1932; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Trafalgar Square Mystery (1932; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Motor Coach Murder (1933; by Lester Bidston)
  • The Arterial Road Murder (1933; by Allan Blair)
  • The Great Turf Fraud (1933; by Allan Blair)
  • The Lord Mayor's Show Mystery (1933; by Allan Blair)
  • The Man from Dublin (1933; by Allan Blair)
  • On Ticket of Leave (1933; by Stacey Blake)
  • The Survivor's Secret (1933; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Taxi-Cab Murder (1933; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Tragedy of the West End Actress (1933; by John G. Brandon)
  • Dead Man's Peak (1933; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • Dr. Ferraro's Frame-Up (1933; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Mystery of the Tramp Steamer (1933; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Secret of the Loch (1933; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Black Dagger (1933; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Blazing Garage Crime (1934; by Allan Blair)
  • The Crime at the Seaside Hotel (1934; by Allan Blair)
  • The Case of the Gangster's Moll (1934; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Championship Crime (1934; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Chink's Victim (1934; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Glass Dagger (1934; by John G. Brandon)
  • Murder on the Stage (1934; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of Three Cities (1934; by John G. Brandon)
  • On the Midnight Beat (1934; by John G. Brandon)
  • Under Police Protection (1934; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Secret Temple (1934; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Nursing Home Crime (1935; by Coutts Brisbane)
    The Secret of the Gold Locket (1935; by R. C. Armour)
  • The Bathing Pool Mystery (1935; by Allan Blair)
  • The Case of the Crook Councilor (1935; by Allan Blair)
  • The Case of the Murdered Taxi Driver (1935; by Allan Blair)
  • The Mystery of Becher's Brook (1935; by Allan Blair)
  • The Secret Inquest (1935; by Allan Blair)
  • By Order of the Tong (1935; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Case of the Murdered Commissionaire (1935; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Downing Street Discovery (1935; by John G. Brandon)
  • Murder in Y Division (1935; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Red Boomerang (1935; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Yellow Mask (1935; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Crime on the Moor (1935; by T. C. Bridges)
  • The Secret of the Glen (1935; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Crime at the Quay (1936; by Allan Blair)
  • The Man with the Glaring Eyes (1936; by Allan Blair)
  • The Old Bailey Mystery (1936; by Allan Blair)
  • The Case of the Night Club Queen (1936; by John G. Brandon)
  • Dead Man's Evidence (1936; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1936; by John G. Brandon)
  • Murder on the Fourth Floor (1936; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of the Murdered Blonde (1936; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of the Three Acrobats (1936; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Victim of the Thieves' Den (1936; by John G. Brandon)
  • Blind Man's Secret (1936; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Case of the Three Absconding Swindlers (1936; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Crime of Gunga Dass (1936; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Secret of the Balkan Heiress (1936; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Trail of the White Turban (1936; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Case of the Blackmailed Banker (1937; by Allan Blair)
  • The Riddle of Five Needle Creek (1937; by Allan Blair)
  • The Devil's Own (1937; by Gerald Bowman)
  • The Bond Street Raiders (1937; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Crime in the Kiosk (1937; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Diamonds of Ti Ling (1937; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Man from Italy (1937; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Melbourne Mystery (1937; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of the Murdered Sentry (1937; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of X20 (1937; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Spy from Spain (1937; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Tattooed Triangle (1937; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Victim of the Secret Service (1937; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Masked Man of the Desert (1937; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Midnight Lorry Crime (1937; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Clue of the Tattooed Man (1938; by John G. Brandon)
  • Crooks Convoy (1938; by Allan Blair)
  • The Mystery of the Missing Constable (1938; by Allan Blair)
  • The False Alibi (1938; by John G. Brandon)
  • Murder on the High Seas (1938; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of the Dead Man's Wallet (1938; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of the Ice Cream Man (1938; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of the Street Musician (1938; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Pigeon Loft Crime (1938; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Road-House Mystery (1938; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of the Missing Doctor (1938; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Case of the Kidnapped Prisoner (1939; by Allan Blair)
  • The Case of the Stolen Police Dossier (1939; by Allan Blair)
  • Fatal Forgery (1939; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Great Taxi-Cab Ramp (1939; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Gunboat Mystery (1939; by John G. Brandon)
  • In the Hands of Spies (1939; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Man from Singapore (1939; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Man with Jitters (1939; by John G. Brandon)
  • Murder on the Ice Rink (1939; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of the Green Bottle (1939; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Flaming Frontier (1939; by John Brearley)
  • They Came to Spy (1939; by John Brearley)
  • The Riddle of the Negro's Head (1939; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • The Case of the Dictator's Double (1940; by Allan Blair)
  • The Mystery Militiaman (1940; by Ladbroke Black)
  • The Black Swastika (1940; by John G. Brandon)
  • Crook's Cargo (1940; by John G. Brandon)
  • On Ticket of Leave (1940; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Riddle of the Dead Man's Bay (1940; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Riddle of the Greek Financier (1940; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Terror of the Pacific (1940; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Mystery of the Red Tower (1940; by Coutts Brisbane)
  • Under Secret Orders (1941; by John G. Brandon)
  • The Riddle of the Body on the Road (1941; by Edwy Searles Brooks)
  • The Riddle of the Blazing Bungalow (1951; by Stephen Blakesley)
  • The Man with a Number (1952; by Stephen Blakesley)
  • The Trail of Raider No. 1 (1952; by Stephen Blakesley)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (1955; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Without Warning (1955; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Battle Song (1956; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Dark Mambo (1956; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Devil's Can-Can (1956; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Frightened Lady (1956; by W. Howard Baker)
  • It Happened in Hamburg (1956; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Requiem for Redheads (1956; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Murder with Variety (1957; by William Arthur)
  • Shoot When Ready (1957; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Walk in Fear (1957; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Corpse to Copenhagen (1957; by Jonathan Burke)
  • Appointment with Danger (1958; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Crime Is My Business (1958; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Crime on My Mind (1958; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Murder Most Intimate (1958; by W. Howard Baker)
  • No Time to Live (1958; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Expresso Jungle (1959; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Passport Into Fear (1959; by W. Howard Baker)
  • The Angry Night (1960; by W. Howard Baker)
  • The Big Smear (1962; by W. Howard Baker)
  • The Reluctant Gunman (1962; by W. Howard Baker)
  • The Impostor(1963; by W. Howard Baker, with Philip Chambers)
  • Treason Remembered (1967; by W. Howard Baker)
  • Epitaph to Treason (1960; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • This Man Must Die! (1960; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • The Television Murders (1961; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • A Corpse for Christmas (1962; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • Savage Venture (1962; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • Studio One Murder (1962; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • The Last Tiger (1963; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • Murder in Camera (1963; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • I, the Hangman (1965; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • Murderer at Large (1965; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • The Strange Face of Murder (1965; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • The Witches of Notting Hill (1965; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • A Starlet for a Penny (1966; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • Crash and Carry (1967; by Stephen Christie)
  • Down Among the Ad Men (1968; by W. A. Ballinger)
  • Slaughter in the Sun (1969; by Stephen Christie)

  • ALSO
  • A Clue from the Deep (publication date unknown; by Anonymous)
  • The Clue of the Dead Eyes (publication date unknown; by Anonymous)
  • The Missing Millionaire (publication date unknown; by Anonymous)
  • Witness for the Defence (publication date unknown; by Anonymous)
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  • The Mystery of the Diamond Belt (1916; by Lewis Carlton)
  • The Monomark Mystery (1928; by Lewis Carlton)
  • The Night Safe Mystery (1932; by Lewis Carlton)
  • The Case of the Stranded Touring Company (1933; by Lewis Carlton)
  • Bullets to Baghdad (1960; by Philip Chambers)
  • Keep it a Secret (1961; by Philip Chambers)
  • Shot from the Dark (1961; by Philip Chambers)
  • Dangerous Playmate (1962; by Philip Chambers)
  • Moscow Manhunt (1962; by Philip Chambers)
  • The Impostor (1963; by Philip Chambers and W. Howard Baker)
  • Lotus Leaves and Larceny (1963; by Philip Chambers)
  • The Black-Out Crime (1930; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Green Room Crime (1930; Gilbert Chester)
  • Murder on the Marshes (1931; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery Gangster (1931; Gilbert Chester)
  • Dr. Duvene's Crime (1932; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Murder on the Broads (1932; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Palais de Danse Tragedy (1932; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Secret of the Farm (1932; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Studio Crime (1932; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Case of the Bogus Prince (193; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Crime on the Clyde (1933; Gilbert Chester)
  • Murder to Music (1933; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Caravan Crime (1934; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Case of the Deportee (1934; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Salvage Pirates (1934; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Abyssinian Mystery (1935; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Beauty Parlor Murder (1935; Gilbert Chester)
  • Murder on the Pier (1935; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Tithe War Mystery (1935; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Case of the Brass-Bound Chest (1936; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery of the Greek Exile (1936; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery of the Old Curiosity Shop (1936; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Secret of the Steps (1936; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Stage Door Crime (1936; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Taximan's Quest (1936; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Charity Fund Mystery (1937; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Coronation Mystery (1937; Gilbert Chester)
  • The House on the Cliffs (1937; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Man from Moscow (1937; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Hire-Purchase Crime (1938; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Secret of the Snows (1938; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Secret of the Sunken Ships (1938; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Depository Mystery (1939; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Monastery Mystery (1939; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery of the Condemned Cottage (1939; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Case of the Man on Leave (1940; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Riddle of the Gas Meter (1940; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Riddle of the Murdered Fisherman (1940; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Crime of Corporal Sherwood (1941; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery of the Hush-Hush Factory (1941; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Man from Norway (1942; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Man Who Bailed Out (1942; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery of the Underground Factory (1942; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Paper Salvage Crime (1942; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Riddle of the Missing Fire-Watcher (1942; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Silk Stocking Murder (1942; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Victim of the Combine (1942; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Case of the Repatriated Prisoner (1943; Gilbert Chester)
  • Doctor Sinister (1943; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery of the Kidnapped Munition Worker (1943; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Secret of Stillwater Mere (1943; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Soldier Who Came Back (1943; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Man They Couldn't Buy (1944; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Man Who Wouldn't Quit (1944; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery of the Demobilized Soldier (1944; Gilbert Chester)
  • Previously Reported Missing-Now? (1944; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Riddle of the Kidnapped Pensioner (1944; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Strange Case of the Footman's Crime (1944; Gilbert Chester)
  • The House in the Wood (1945; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery of the Confiscated Ship (1945; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Sword of Vengeance (1945; Gilbert Chester)
  • Under Police Observation (1945; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery of the Double Burglary (1946; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Red Van Mystery (1946; Gilbert Chester)
  • A Date with Danger (1947; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Great Currency Racket (1947; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Mystery of the Crashed Air Liner (1947; Gilbert Chester)
  • The Riddle of the Night Garage (1949; Gilbert Chester)Slaughter in the Sun (n.) Baker 1969; by Stephen Christie)


Hugh Clevely: (books) (stories)

Calling Whitehall 1212 (1952)

The Case of the Smuggled Currency (1953)

The Girl from Toronto (1953)

The Night Club Mystery (1953)

The Case of the Criminal's Daughter (1954)

The Case of the Three Survivors (1954)

The Crime at 3 A.M. (1954)

The Heir of Tower House (1954)

The Case of the Legion Deserter (1955)

The House of Evil (1955)

The Strange Affair of the Widow's Diamonds (1955)

John Creasey: (books)
The Case of the Murdered Financier (1937)
The Great Air Swindle (1939)
The Man from Fleet Street (1940)
The Case of the Mad Inventor (1942)
Private Carter's Crime (1943)

Edward C. Davies: (books)
The Warehouse Murder (1930

George Dilnot: (books) (stories)
The Crime Reporter's Secret (1937)
The Case of the Missing Bridegroom (1938)

Maurice B. Dix: (books)
The Victim of the Girl Spy (1936)
The Secret of the Dead Convict (1937)
The Great Hush-Hush Mystery (1939)
The Secret of the Siegfried Line (1940)
The Affair of the Smuggled Millions (1943 [*@England]

Rex Dolphin: (books)
Guilty Party (1959)
Stop Press-Homicide! (1959)
Walk in the Shadows (1959)
Some Died Laughing! (1960)
The Devil to Pay (1961)
Trouble Is My Name (1961)
Murder Goes Nap (n.) Mayflower 1966)
The Trial of the Golden Girl (n.) Mayflower 1967)
Driven to Kill (n.) Baker 1969)

L. C. Douthwaite: (books) (stories)
Horror House (1930)
The Ghost Trail (1932 [*@Canada]
The Army Defaulter's Secret (1943)

Sidney Drew: (books)
The Island of Secrets (1929
The Gangster's Deputy (1930)
The Fortnight of Fear (1931)
The Mansion House Mystery (1931)

John Drummond: (books)
The Essex Road Crime (1944)
The Manor House Menace (1944)
The Painted Dagger (1944)
The Riddle of the Leather Bottle (1944)
The Tragic Case of the Station Master's Legacy (1944)
At Sixty Miles Per Hour (1945)
The House on the Hill (1945)
The Riddle of the Mummy Case (1945)
The Mystery of the Deserted Camp (1948)
The Town of Shadows (1948)
The Case of the "Dead" Spy (1949)
The Riddle of the Receiver's Hoard (1949)
The Secret of the Living Skeleton (1949)
The South Coast Mystery (1949)
The Case of L.A.C. Dickson (1950)
The House in the Woods (1950)
The Mystery of the Haunted Square (1950)
The Secret of the Sixty Steps (1950)
The Case of the Man with No Name (1951)
Hated by All (1951)
The Mystery of the Sabotaged Jet (1951)
The House on the River (1952)
The Mystery of the Five Guilty Men (1954)
The Case of the Two-Faced Swindler (1955)
The Teddy-Boy Mystery (1955)

Alfred Edgar: (books) (stories)
Lawless Justice (1922)
The Power of the Unknown (1922)
The Sign in the Sky (1922)
The Secret of the Safe (1923)
The Cup Final Mystery (1927)
The Trail of the Traitor (1929)

Walter Edwards: (books)
The Ambush (1931)
The Murder on the Moor (1932)
The Great Stores Crime (1933)
The Hiker's Secret (1933)
The Fatal Memoirs (1934)
The Case of the Murdered Pawnbroker (1935)
The Man in Brown (1935)
The Barber's Shop Crime (1936)
The Secret of the Identification Parade (1936)
The Mystery of the Marchers (1937)
The Newspaper-Seller's Secret (1938)
The Secret of the Cellar (1939)
The Great Stores Mystery (1940)

R. C. Elliott: (books)
The Phantom Bat (1930)

Louis Essex: (books)
The Crook of Crauford Court (1930)

Gwyn Evans: (books) (stories)
The Barton Manor Mystery (1925)
The Man Who Never Slept! (1925)
The Crook of Fleet Street (1926)
The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1927)
The Prisoners of Peru (1927)
The Case of the Crimson Conjurer (1928)
The Case of the Jack of Clubs (1928)
King of the Underworld (1928)
The Mystery of Mitcham Common (1928)
The Mission of Doom (1930)
The Silent Jury (1930)
The Abandoned Car Crime (1931)
The Crystal Cell (1931)
The Death Sign (1931)
The Riddle of the Turkish Baths (1931)
Steel Face (1931)
The Great Waxworks Crime (1932)
The Man from Dartmoor (1932)
Sinister Castle (1932)
Death in the Jungle (1933)
Dr. Sinister (1933)
The Fatal Friendship (1933)
The House of the Hanging Sword (na) Detective Weekly Feb 10 '34
The Black Cap (1934)
Crime at Christmas (co) Baker 1974)
"The Affair of the Black Carol" (ss)
"The Crime of the Christmas Tree" (ss)
"Mrs. Bardell's Christmas Eve" (ss)
"The Mystery of Mrs. Bardell's Xmas Pudding" (ss)
"The Plague of Onion Men" (ss)

F. Dubrez Fawcett: (books)
Journey to Genoa (1960

R. Francis Foster: (books) (stories)
The Secret of the White Thug (1929)

Martin Frazer: (books)
The Crime at Crown Inn (1936)
The Riddle of Dead Man's Mine (1937)
The Mystery of the German Prisoner (1940)
The Case of the Shot Looter (1941)
The Fatal V Sign (1942)
The Mystery of the Shadowed Footballer (1948)
The Case of the Dope Dealers (1952)

C. Vernon Frost: (books)
The Crime on the Heath (1937)

E. J. Gannon: (books)
The Woolrich Arsenal Mystery (1907)
Sexton Blake's Trust (1908)
Sexton Blake-Clerk (1908)
The Sleepwalker (1908)

John Garforth: (books)
Sexton Blake and the Demon God (n.) Mirror Books 1978

Clifford Gates: (books)
The Case of the Murdered Caretaker (1940)

H. H. Clifford Gibbons: (books)
The Great Revue Mystery (1923)
Solved in Thirty-Six Hours (1923)
The Affair of the Country Club (1924)
The King's Secret (1924)
The Secret Millionaire (1924)
The Secret of the Carpathians (1924)
The Secret People (1924)
The Third Key (1924)
The Affair of the Diamond Star (1925)
The Case of the Bogus Bride (1925)
The Case of the Red Cremona's (1925)
The Crook of Mayfair (1925)
Limited Liability (1925)
On the Night Express (1925)
The Riddle of the Registry Office (1925)
The Yellow Cat (1925)
The Affair of the Cross-Roads (1926)
The Case of the Red Oak Chest (1926)
The Case of the Silent Safe-Cutters (1926)
The Excavator's Secret (1926)
The South Coast Mystery (1926)
The Affair of the Kidnapped Crook (1927)
The Great Salvage Swindle (1927)
The Mystery of the Four Rooms (1927)
The Mystery of the Mansion Fire (1927)
The Secret of the Snows (1927)
Who Killed Carson (1927)
The Fur Raiders (1928)
The Riddle of the Garage (1928)
The Riddle of the Runaway Cat (1928)
The Riddle of the West End Hairdresser (1928)
The Ballot Box Mystery (1929)
The Flaming Belt (1929)
The Motor Show Mystery (1929)

Norman Goddard: (books)
Sexton Blake's Honour (1907)
Detectives, Limited (1910)
Ten Years Penal Servitude (1911)
The Man with the Green Eyes (1917)

Richard Goyne: (books) (stories)
The Cinema Crime (1933)
The Kidnapper's Victim (1934)

Berkeley Gray: (books)
Three Frightened Men (1938)

Robert Murray Graydon: (books)
The Mysterious Mr. Reece (1917)
The Masquerader (1919)
The Mystery of the Mandarin's Idol (1928)
The Masked Marauder (1930)

William Murray Graydon: (books) (stories)
Sexton Blake in Siberia (1908 [*@Russia]
Across the Equator (1910
Sexton Blake in the Congo (1910 [*@Belgian Congo]
Sexton Blake's Quest (1911)
Sexton Blake, Spy (1912)
The Case of the Cashiered Officer (1916)
The Case of the Suppressed Will (1916)
In Triple Disguise (1916)
Their Great Adventure (1916)
The Blockade Runners (1917
Craft and Cunning (1917)
Perils of Petrograd (1917
The Secret of the Past (1917)
The Three Trails (1917)
Where the Trail Ended (1917)
The Great Abduction Mystery (1918)
The Ordeal of Alick Hillersdon (1918)
The Reformation of Royce Remington (1918)
Ten Days' Leave (1918)
The Case of the Mysterious Jockey (1919)
Dark Secrets (1919)
The Five Diamonds (1919)
Five Years After (1919)
The Record of the Case (1919)
Salvage of the Sea (1919
A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing (1919)
African Gold (1920
The Black Streak (1920)
By the Terms of the Will (1920)
The Hand That Hid in Darkness (1920)
Shadowed Lives (1920)
The Vengeance of Three (1920)
At the Shrine of the Buddha (1921
A Breach of Trust (1921)
The Case for the Prosecution (1921)
The Case of the Five Merchants (1921)
The Case of the Mill Owner's Son (1921)
The Four Trails (1921)
Gipsy or Gentleman (1921)
The Green Turban (1921)
One of the Flying Squad (1921)
The Sign of the Serpent (1921)
Thirty Years After (1921)
Within Fourteen Days (1921)
The Yellow Face (1921)
The Brigand's Secret (1922)
The Derelicts (1922
The Earl's Return (1922)
Lady Sharlow's Secret (1922)
The Lama's Secret (1922
Lost in Cambodia (1922
The Mystery of the Swamp (1922)
Sexton Blake in Silesia (1922
The Taming of Neville Ibbetson (1922)
The Trader's Daughter (1922)
The Affair of the Three Gunmen (1923)
The Arctic Trail (1923
The Case of the Adopted Daughter (1923)
The Case of the Four Barons (1923)
Down East (1923
The Mystery of the Dover Road (1923)
The Path of Fear (1923)
The Shield of the Law (1923)
An Amateur in Crime (1924)
The Case of the Two Guardians (1924)
The Curious Case of the Crook's Memoirs (1924)
The Game Keeper's Secret (1924)
In Double Disguise (1924)
In the Hand of the Riffs (1924
The Mystery of the Abandoned Cottage (1924)
Next o' Kin (1924)
The Prisoner of Ellis Island (1924
The Adventure of the Annamese Prince (1925)
Black Cargo (1925)
By Order of the King (1925)
The Case of the Nabob's Son (1925
The Case of the Society Blackmailer (1925)
The Case of the Two Scapegraces (1925)
Held in Trust (1925)
His Father's Crime (1925)
The Priest's Secret (1925)
The Affair of the Missing Witness (1926)
Behind the Walls (1926)
The Blackshirt Mystery (1926)
The Bloodhound's Revenge (1926)
The Case of the Bogus Treasure Hunt (1926)
The Case of the Theatrical Profiteer (1926)
The Clause in the Will (1926)
The Prisoner of the Mountains (1926
The Shipwrecked Detective (1926)
The White Death (1926)
The Yacht of Mystery (1926)
The Adventure of the Rogue's Apprentice (1927)
The Burglar of White Birches (1927)
The Case of the Human Ape (1927)
The Crime in the Wood (1927)
The Crook of Chinatown (1927)
The Embassy Detective (1927
The Man Who Drove On (1927)
The Masked Dictator (1927)
Rogues of the Desert (1927
The Trail of Death (1927)
Wanted (1927)
The Case of the Fatal Taxi Cab (1928)
The Deserter of the Foreign Legion (1928
The Doctor Who Wouldn't Tell (1928)
The Mystery of Monte Carlo (1928 [*@France]
The Mystery of the Golden Chalice (1928)
The Riddle of Crocodile Creek (1928
The Rogue of Afghanistan (1928
The Secret of the Russian Refugees (1928)
The Secret of the Two Blackmailed Men (1928)
The Bogus Tourist-Agency (1929)
The Case of the Murdered Mahout (1929)
The Man Who Came Back (1929)
The Mystery of the Docks (1929)
The Secret of the Flames (1929)
The Secret of the Vampire Actress (1929)
The Sixth Victim (1929)
The Vanishing Death (1929)
The Crime of Convict 13 (1930)
The Desert of Doom (1930
The Feud of Fear (1930 [*@England]

V. J. Hanson: (books)
Death and Little Girl Blue (1962)
Rex Hardinge: (books) (stories)
The Midnight Mystery (1929)
The Fatal Car (1930)
The Mission of Menace (1930)
The Mission of Vengeance (1931)
The Masked Slayer (1932)
The Mystery of the Reunion Dinner (1932)
The Radio Crook (1932)
The Secret of the African Trader (1932
The Man I Killed (na) Detective Weekly Jul 8 '33
The Black-Hill Mill Case (1933)
The Ivory Tusk (1933)
The Blazing Launch Murder (1934)
The Man from Holland (1934)
The Mystery of the Murdered Chef (1934)
The Case of the Black Magician (1935
The Crime in Carson's Shack (1935)
The Secret of Smuggler's Cove (1935)
The Ex-Serviceman's Secret (1936)
The Motor Show Mystery (1936)
The Murder at Hermit's Cottage (1936)
Murder on the Boat Express (1936
The Mystery of the African Mine (1936 [*@Africa]
The Secret of the Sale Room (1936)
The Body on the Beach (1937)
The Man They Could Not Convict (1937)
The Mystery of the African Expedition (1937 [*@Africa]
The Secret of the Dental Surgeon (1937)
The Case of the Kidnapped Specialist (1938)
The Case of the Murdered Postman (1938)
Dangerous Money (1938)
The Case of the Missing Musician (1939)
The Mystery of the African Farm (1939 [*@Africa]
The Police Station Mystery (1939)
The Man from the Jungle (1940)
The Observer Corps Mystery (1940)
One of Seven (1942)
The Man from Chungking (1946)
The Case of the Chinese Courier (1947)
The Men from Mongolia (1947)
The Secret of the Jungle (1947
The Secret of the Veld (1947
The Yellow Terror (1947)
The Case of the African Emigrant (1948)
The Case of the Stolen Mine (1948)
The Gargoyle of Polgelly (1948
The Riddle of Highwayman's Stone (1948)
The Riddle of the Sealed Room (1948)
The Secret of the African Settler (1948
The Case of the African Trader (1949
The Case of the Crime Reporter (1949)
The Case of the Secret Agent (1949)
The Legacy of Hate (1949)
The Mystery of the Devil Mask (1949)
The Tragedy of the Bromleighs (1949)
The Mystery of the Forbidden Territory (1950
The Tragedy of Windyridge (1950)
With Criminal Instinct (1950)
The Case of the Frightened Girl (1951)
The Case of the Green Caravan (1951)
The Headmaster's Secret (1951 [*@Academia]
The Secret of the Desert (1951
The Man from Space (1952)
The Prisoner of the Manor (1952)
The Riddle of the Crooked Gambler (1952)
The Case of the African Hoodoo (1953
The Mystery of the Body on the Cliff (1953)
The Secret of the Fated Family (1953)
The Lodging-House Mystery (1954)
The Riddle of the Invisible Menace (1954)
The Victim of the Devil's Bowl (1954)
The Voyage of Fear (1954
The Man with Five Enemies (1955)
The Mystery of the Outlawed Black (1955
The Secret of the Man Who Died (1955)
By Whose Hand (1956)
Consider Your Verdict (1959)
Safari with Fear (1959
"The Land of Lost Men" (ss)
The Crooked Gambler (????)

A. S. Hardy: (books)
Traitor and Spy (1917)
Sexton Blake's Vow (1918)
The Crimson Mask (1919)
The Secret of the Mine (1919)
The Trainer's Secret (1925)
The Mystery of the Championship Belt (1926)
The Team of Crooks (1927)
The Case of the Mystery Champion (1928)
Who Killed Trainer Lincoln (1930)
The Crook of Newmarket (1931)
The Bookmaker's Crime (1935)
The Touring Company Crime (1935)

Edwin Harrison: (books)
Diamonds Can Be Trouble (1958)
The Fatal Hour (1958 [*@Spain]
Killer's Playground (1959)
Witness to Murder (1959)

Cecil Hayter: (books)
The Mammoth Hunters (1909
Sexton Blake at School (1909)
Sexton Blake in the Sixth (1909)
Sexton Blake at Oxford (1910)
Sexton Blake's Zulu (1913
In the Hands of the Head-Hunters (1918

Harry Gregory Hill: (books)
The Idol's Eye (1921)
The Case of the Rajah's Son (1922)
The Golden Goddess (1922)
The Mill Pond Mystery (1922)
The Rajah of Ghanapore (1922
The Actor's Secret (1923)
In Darkest Madras (1923
The Great Museum Mystery (1924)
The Loot of Nan Sahib (1924
The Shrine of Kali (1924
The Hunchback of Hatton Garden (1925)
The Blackmailed Baronet (1926)
The Riddle of the Amber Room (1927)

C. Malcolm Hincks: (books) (stories)
The Riddle of the Rovers (1929)
The Throne of Peril (1930)

William Benjamin Home-Gall: (books)
State Secrets (1921)

Stephen Hood: (books)
The Crook from Chicago (1931)

Stanton Hope: (books)
Dead Man's Sands (1929)
The Death Ship (1931
The Cruise of Terror (1932
The Case of the Missing Ships (1935
The Dockyard Mystery (1936)
The Terror of Thunder Creek (1936)
The Stolen Submarine (1937
The Secret at Sixty-Six Fathoms (1938
The Amazing Affair of the Shipyard Sabotage (1940)
In the Grip of the Gestapo (1940
The Sign of the Blue Triangle (1942)
The Case of the Monta Grandee Diamonds (1945)
The Mystery of the Engraved Skull (1954)

John Hunter: (books) (stories)
Three Die at Midnight (1934)
The Affair of the Fatal Film (1935)
The Case of the Fatal Film (1935)
Crook Cargo (1936)
The Trail of the Dope Chief (1936)
The Crime on the Promenade (1937
The Prisoner of Lost Island (1937)
The Man Who Turned King's Evidence (1938)
The Secret of the Hold (1938)
The Riddle of the Lost Ship (1939
The House of Darkness (1940)
The Mysterious Mr. Maynard (1940)
Raiders Passed (1941)
Under Sexton Blake's Orders (nv) Sexton Blake Annual, 1941
The Case of the Bronze Statuette (1942)
The Case of the French Raiders (1942
The Mystery of the American Envoy (1942)
The Riddle of the Black Racketeers (1942)
The Riddle of the Uncensored Letter (1942)
The Secret of the Demolition Worker (1942)
The Secret of the Grave (1942)
The Devil of Danehurst (1943)
The Monopoly Menace (1943)
Barred from the West End (1944)
The Man from the Far East (1944)
The Riddle of the Italian Prisoner (1944)
The Case of the Deserted War Bride (1945)
The Great Airport Racket (1945)
The Mystery of the Red Chateau (1945
Sergeant Gray's Crime (1945)
The Case of the Defaulting Sailor (1946)
Fourteen Years After (1946)
The Mystery of Moat Farm (1946)
The Wimbledon Common Trap (1946)
The Case of the Double Event (1947)
The Riddle of the Smiling Man (1947)
Warned Off (1947)
The Affair of the Spiv's Secret (1948)
The Case of the American Tourists (1948)
The Curse of the Track (1948)
When the Jury Disagreed (1950)
Witness to the Crime (1950)
The Case of the Crooked Skipper (1951)
It Happened in Melgrove Square (1951)
The Mystery of the New Tenant (1951)
The Case of the Doped Favourite (1952)
The Case of the Girl on Remand (1952)
The Spiv's Mistake (1952)
The Victim of the Crooked Hypnotist (1952)
Destination Unknown (1953)
The Thieves of Alexandria (1953
The Woman on the Spot (1953)
The Case of the Stolen Ransom (1954)
The Crime on the French Frontier (1954
Murder in the Air (1955)
The Mystery of the Vanished Trainer (1955)
Gangster's Girl (1956)
Silent Witness (1957)

D. Herbert Hyde: (books)
Dressed to Kill (1959)

Lewis Jackson: (books) (stories)
The Case of John Muir of Merchant Navy (1942)
The Case of the Missing Stoker (1942)
The Case of the "Suspect" Watchmaker (1943)
The Case of the Biscay Pirate (1944
The Case of the Five Fugitives (1944)
The Riddle of the Ruins (1944)
The Case of the Five Red Herrings (1945)
The Man from Arnheim (1945)
On Compassionate Leave (1945)
The Riddle of the Workman Squire (1945)
The Tallyman's Fate (1945)
The Case of the Fatal Souvenir (1946)
The Case of the Night Lorry Driver (1946)
Down East (1946)
The Tenant of No. 13 (1946)
The Woman with a "Record" (1946)
According to Plan (1947)
The Case of the Fighting Padre (1947)
The Crime on the Cliff (1947)
The Night of the 23rd (1947)
The Riddle of the Film Star's Jewels (1947)
The Case of the Doped Heavyweight (1948)
The Man Who Went Wrong (1948)
The Case of the Discharged Policeman (1949)
The Death of Miss Preedy (1949)
The Man Who Left Home (1949)
The Man from Persia (1951)
"Sexton Blake's Secret" (ss)

Warwick Jardine: (books)
Crook's Loot (1932)
Doomed Men (1932)
The Great Dumping Mystery (1932)
The Crime in Park Lane (1933)
The Harley Street Murder (1933)
The Man from Tokio (1933)
The Mystery of the Unknown Victim (1933)
The Pleasure Cruise Murder (1933)
The Secret of the Sudan (1933
The British Museum Mystery (1934)
The Cloakroom Murder (1934)
The Secret of the Glacier (1935
The Stolen Test-Tube (1935)
The Case of the Murdered Wedding Guest (1936)
The Seaside Cafe Crime (1936)
The Seaside Crime (1936)
The Pavement Artist Mystery (1937)
The Victim of the Cult (1937)
The Lift Shaft Crime (1938)
The 13th Code (1939)
The Riddle of the Ranch (1939)
The Secret of the Surgery (1939)
The Man from Algiers (1948)
The Madman of the Marshes (1949)
A Case for M.I.5 (1950)
The Old Man of the Moors (1950)
The Secret of Capri (1950
Top Secret No. 1 (1951)
The Man with a Grievance (1952)
The Mystery of the Arab Agent (1953)
The Riddle of the Green Cylinder (1955)
Death Her Destination (1961)
.
More to come...

SHORT STORIES

"The Missing Millionaire" (December 20, 1893, The Halfpenny Marvel)

"The Green Emerald" (publication date unknown; by Anonymous)

"The Curse of Pengarth Castle" (by Edwy Searles Brooks)

"The House of Light "(by Edwy Searles Brooks)

"The Pauper of Pengarth Castle" (by Edwy Searles Brooks)

COLLECTIONS

Sexton Blake (1972; by Anonymous)

Sexton Blake's Early Cases (1976; by Anonymous)

Sexton Blake Wins (1986; by Jack Adrian )

The Sexton Blake Casebook (1987; by Anonymous)

TELEVISION

SEXTON BLAKE
(1968 - 1971)
30 30-minute episodes
Starring Laurence Payne as SEXTON BLAKE
and Roger Foss as Tinker
.

"Return of the Scorpion" (Part One)

"Return of the Scorpion" (Part Two)

"The Invicta Ray" (Part One)

"The Invicta Ray (Part Two)

"The Invicta Ray" (Part Three)

"The Invicta Ray" (Part Four)

"The Great Train Robbery" (Part One)

"The Great Train Robbery" (Part Two)

"The Great Soccer Mystery" (Part One)

"The Great Soccer Mystery" (Part Two)

"The Great Soccer Mystery" (Part Three)

"Sexton Blake & Captain Nemesis" (Part One)

"Sexton Blake & Captain Nemesis" (Part Two)

"Sexton Blake & Captain Nemesis" (Part Three)

"Sexton Blake Vs The Gangsters" (Part One)

"Sexton Blake Vs The Gangsters" (Part Two)

"Sexton Blake VS The Gangsters" (Part Three)

"Sexton Blake & the Frightened Man (Part One)

"Sexton Blake & the Frightened Man" (Part Two)

"Sexton Blake & the Undertaker" (Part One)

"Sexton Blake & the Undertaker" (Part Two)

"Sexton Blake & the Undertaker" (Part Three)

"Sexton Blake & the Toy Family" (Part One)

"Sexton Blake & the Toy Family" (Part Two)

Sexton Blake & the Puff Adder (Part One)

"Sexton Blake & the Puff Adder" (Part Two)

"Sexton Blake & the Puff Adder" (Part Three)

"Sexton Blake & the Puff Adder" (Part Four)

"Sexton Blake & the Puff Adder" (Part Five)

"Sexton Blake & the Puff Adder" (Part Six)
.

SEXTON BLAKE AND THE DEMON GOD
(1978, BBC)
6-part miniseries
Starring Jeremy Clyde as SEXTON BLAKE
and Philip Davis as Tinker

COMICS

SEXTON BLAKE
(1939-60)
Comic strip in The Knockout .
.

SEXTON BLAKE
(1967)
Short-lived tie-in with the TV series.

Respectfully submitted by Probir. Further bibliographical data provided by Kevin Burton Smith. Thanks to David Liebert for the heads up.


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