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Sexton Blake and the Great War (Sexton Blake Library Book 1)

Edited by Mark Hodder

As brilliant as Sherlock Holmes. As daring as James Bond. Sexton Blake, the adventuring detective, is back! This first volume of a new series reinstates one of literatures greatest detectives - back in print for the first time in decades! 

"Makes Jack Reacher look like a bungling amateur...definitely not be missed." The Crime Review


As the battle for the Western Front rages, adventuring detective Sexton Blake pits his intellect and physical prowess against the machinations of the Kaiser. A band of intrepid allies join Blake to take on the forces of evil in three classic stories, collected here for the first time.

From uncovering secret German naval bases to dangling from Zeppelins, fighting atop moving trains and escaping firing squads, Blake moves through war-torn Europe solving mysteries and fighting against tyranny.

Join him as he enters a war of secrets, soldiers and spies…

‘Delighted to see Sexton Blake still going strong’ - Agatha Christie

“Delighted to see Sexton Blake still going strong - and with such aplomb!” 

– Agatha Christie

“The Sexton Blake Saga is the nearest approach to a national folk-lore”

– Dorothy L Sayers

“The Healthy Hero who shows Bond the way!”

– Robert Pitman, Sunday Express

“Sexton Blake is the personification of the perfect detective who matches brain against brain and, where necessary, dexterity against brawn.”

– Ex Detective Superintendant John Gosling, formerly Chief of Scotland Yard’s Ghost Squad

“It was Sexton Blake, this intrepid hero, who first fired my imagination to become a detective.” 

– Ex Chief Superintendant Cherrill, CID.

“I hope The Saint is as full of life as Sexton Blake when he reaches the same staggering total of successfully concluded crime cases.”

– Leslie Charters

“The greatest detective of them all!”

– Daily Mail

“One of the best-known Englishmen in the world.” 

– Sunday Express

“After more than seventy years of continuous publication, Sexton Blake is still the doyen of detectives.” 

– Daily Telegraph

“Sales of Sexton Blake stories have exceeded 500 million copies.”

– Daily Mail