Created at the tail end of the Victorian era, Sexton Blake rapidly became one of the most popular fictional characters of the 20th Century. He featured in thousands of adventure stories written by more than two hundred authors and published in countless story papers, magazines and comics. He also appeared in stage plays, radio dramas, movies and television serials. One of the most written about characters in the English language, he was once a household name and a publishing phenomenon. This book contains a selection of the finest stories from this vast output, edited by George Mann with an introduction by Blake aficionado Michael Moorcock.
George Mann is the author of The Affinity Bridge, Ghosts of Manhattan and The Human Abstract, as well as numerous short stories, novellas and an original Doctor Who audiobook. He has edited a number of anthologies including The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, The Solaris Book of New Fantasy and a retrospective collection of Sexton Blake stories, Sexton Blake, Detective. He lives near Grantham with his wife, son and daughter.