“Mr. Blake, no doubt you are wondering why I have sent for you. I admit that it is rather an unusual course for a man of my position to adopt, but there are strong reasons for it.”
With those words, Sir Vrymer Fane, head of the British Secret Service, invited Sexton Blake into the world of international political intrigue. In the many cases that followed, the great detective would find himself allied with two of the most popular characters in the Blake canon: James “Granite” Grant, The King’s Spy, and Mademoiselle Julie of the French Secret Service.
Grant was renowned for his fearlessness and dogged determination, and reputed “the brains of the British Secret Service.” Mademoiselle Julie was a multi-skilled, highly intelligent agent whose uncommon beauty “could cast its spell over the strongest of men.” Together, the two would feature in some of the most popular tales of the Roaring Twenties. Sexton Blake: Spy Stories collects their first three adventures: The Case of the King’s Spy, The Case of the Strange Wireless Message and The Mystery of the Turkish Agreement.
Walter William Sayer was a popular writer of the twenties and thirties, who wrote under the name “Pierre Quiroule.” He was considered by many to be one of the most brilliant of all pre-war authors of Sexton Blake stories.
This is the first title in a series of anthologies that collects tales from Sexton Blake’s Golden Age. We’ll draw from a wide list of authors: John W. Bobin, Andrew Murray, William Murray Graydon, G. H. Teed, William J. Bayfield, and many others. Enjoy!
The Case of the King’s Spy: Mark Hodder, Sexton Blake Bibliography, Blakiana
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