Casebook of Sexton Blake

Casebook of Sexton Blake Welcome to the breathtaking adventures of Sexton Blake For the greater part of the th century the countless escapades of super sleuth Sexton Blake kept millions of readers on the edge of their seat

  • Title: Casebook of Sexton Blake
  • Author: David Stuart Davies Mark Hodder Cecil Hayter W.J. Lomax Ernest Sempill William Murray Graydon G.H. Teed Robert Murray Graydon
  • ISBN: 9781840221701
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Paperback
  • Welcome to the breathtaking adventures of Sexton Blake For the greater part of the 20th century, the countless escapades of super sleuth Sexton Blake kept millions of readers on the edge of their seats Together with his faithful sidekick, the youthful Tinker, and his intelligent bloodhound, Pedro, he stood firm against an onslaught of crime and villainy, defeating his eneWelcome to the breathtaking adventures of Sexton Blake For the greater part of the 20th century, the countless escapades of super sleuth Sexton Blake kept millions of readers on the edge of their seats Together with his faithful sidekick, the youthful Tinker, and his intelligent bloodhound, Pedro, he stood firm against an onslaught of crime and villainy, defeating his enemies with his extraordinary powers of deduction, iron fists and unyielding determination.This thrilling collection presents seven exploits from his golden age The Slave Market In the dangerous depths of Africa, Blake races to the rescue of an old school friend A Football Mystery Blake and Tinker join the England team to beat the cheating opposition The Man From Scotland Yard Blake has his first encounter with the greatest super villain he would ever meet The Law of the Sea Blake goes down with the ship in his own version of the sinking of the Titanic The Brotherhood of the Yellow Beetle Blake grapples with oriental cunning in the form of Prince Wu Ling A Case of Arson A master crook is at work but Blake is on his trail The Black Eagle A wronged man is out for revenge Can Blake stop him before it s too late.

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  • David Stuart Davies Mark Hodder Cecil Hayter W.J. Lomax Ernest Sempill William Murray Graydon G.H. Teed Robert Murray Graydon

    David Stuart Davies was born in 1946 He was a teacher of English before becoming a full time editor, writer, and playwright Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and non fiction He is the editor of Red Herrings, the monthly in house publication of the Crime Writers Association.

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  • There are several novels in this volume, written by different authors (though one author is represented twice), and although they may be some of the best of the Sexton Blake tales, they still represent only the smallest fraction of the total stories written about this venerable British fictional and cultural hero. He's a crime fighter, but while it's tempting to compare him to Sherlock Holmes when he exhibits great dexterity of mind and observation, he is actually a much more versatile character [...]


  • Sexton Blake, hero of thousands of short stories, novels and Penny Dreadful tales, returns.Despite the tag of `poor man's Sherlock Holmes', Blake is a rather different creation. The emphasis is much more on action. The tales generally lack the element of concealment and of literary puzzle that mystery stories rely on. They do not rely on a closed group of suspects, one of whom must have committed the crime, for instance. All the stories here are written more as thrilling tales. Very often the re [...]


  • A collection of original Sexton Blake stories from the early 20th century. There is also an introduction essay on the history and development of the characters. The stories are essentially action adventures with only a very generalised detective theme to some of them. There is a lot of fighting and dramatic escapades abound. each story has a very different theme and setting to the others. Although there is a great element of nostalgia to these stories the downside to being a product of this peri [...]


  • A fast-paced Novella.As an aspiring author (latest: Deadly Intrigue) I'm always looking for interesting ideas. This was my first look at the Sexton Blake novellas, and I was impressed. Each story is fast paced, with mystery and hooks everywhere to get you to read on.The authors break many 'rules' about writing: switching viewpoints, including an all-seeing commentary, as in 'He had not the slightest notion'. And the adverbs are spread thickly.But it works for the reader, and as thousands of stor [...]


  • Its a two-star read, but Im granting it an extra star for sheer zaniness, as well as for being a rich repository of now-used-up ideas for detective fiction. Terrible, silly, and fun. All the people out there sucking up Divergent and Hungergames and Beautiful Creatures, take note: if you're gonna rot your brain with mindless trash fiction, there are decades of it out there. You don't have to read the same crap as everyone else, go find some great old crap!


  • Very much of it's era, nothing wrong with that of course, and clearly bashed out to feed the demand of a hungry audience. He's a cut rate Sherlock Holmes but there is plenty to amuse in these books even if not always intentionally.




  • I think my Irwin stories may develop into a modern twist on old English heroes like Sexton Blake and The Saint.


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