Book List in Order: 48 titles


  • Just after the funeral of a murdered man, the murderer is shocked to find that he has been left a legacy by his victim - a bank deposit box containing some old socks, a key for a set of cut-throat razors and a number of pornographic photographs of th...


  • Clearly it was to be no ordinary house party at Ramboro Castle. The couple's undercover mission was the investigation of the possible substitution of a bogus Lew Grogan for the genuine article. They discovered that the marriage lines of their fellow...


  • Julian Hammer wrote thrillers. When people asked him how he thought of all the murders, he would reply that he did them personally first. Thus, when Jonathan Blake called on Hammer to look into the case of a missing person, it did appear that the a...


  • Jonathan Blake always kept appointments. He had kept many, in all sorts of places, at all sorts of times, but never one like that one he kept in the house in the woods in the fading light of an October day. It seemed a perfect, peaceful place to visi...


  • Jonathan Blake knew he should never have gone back to Dead End, especially when almost the entire population had once tried to kill him. However, there was something in the menacing desolation of the place that drew him back. He met Laura again, and ...


  • Jonathan Blake had become involved in finding out just who had stolen a precious statuette. A gang of amateurs had so clever a plot that they had attracted the attention of a group of international spies, who habitually used amateurs as guide dogs t...


  • Is it possible for a man to have one head at night and quite another the following morning? As a student of evil, Jonathan Blake knew men who might find it very convenient to change their heads. It was when he tried to find out which men did this s...







  • Ferne inherits an island off the coast of Cornwall which is occupied by squatters - Brett Bottray, gangland king and his formidable mother. When Ferne receives an invitation to a houseparty on the island, he accepts; not to demand restitution, but t...








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    Keyes was sent to the house owned by Arethusa Greco-Browne to get her signature on a document relating to her deceased husband's will. Keyes had heard unfavourable reports about the house and its two other occupants, Anna and Harry, After his first m...


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    Revenge has many shapes. In the game of espionage the shape is usually death. But there is another kind of death - that of the mind. When a man wakes to find he cannot tell nightmare from reality, he is on the road to Limbo, at the frontier of Hel...


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    MysteryLarge Print EditionIn small towns, a new widow is supposed to look and behave appropriately. When she behaves instead as if newly released into a life of fresh hope and joy, and no one has yet found out how the late husband met his violent end...






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    Jonathan Blake had no idea when he accepted an invitation to an ordination service in Canterbury that he would be running into a bevy of beautiful old friends whose smiles and blandishments were a screen to stop him from seeing the body on the floor ...


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    LOHM find themselves involved in the affairs of one of the oldest of the private distillers' companies. New wine in old bottles seems to follow the trend of the adage as disaster follows disaster. It is almost impossible to say whether a murder was a...


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    Should an old acquaintance call and say he has been threatened with murder you say he is a fool, a neurotic, a liar or perhaps just a daydreamer. But the man who called on Jonathan Blake might have been telling the truth, because of a past record of...


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    When Jonathan Blake came into his family fortune he assumed that his hitherto turbulent and dangerous life would give way to things more pleasant. But danger continued to pursue him to his own home, bringing mystery, suspense, intrigue and death. Is ...


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    When Jonathan Blake came to LOHM to find out about revolver shooting, he discovered that the premises were apparently deserted. But he soon found himself locked in - with a dead woman and a man who stood over her with a gun in his hand. But why wou...


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    She landed on an unknown shore, which was shrouded in sea mist. Silence was everywhere; the only sound was the lapping of an idle sea on shingle. She came to find life, but when the mist cleared she found only the wreckage of where it had once been....


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    The detective had only to find an uncle who had gone missing, and whose hat had been found. But when he arrived at the house of the van Deken family, his ideas of an easy job vanished. He was beset by each member of the family taking him aside to t...


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    Jonathan Blake, sent to ask about some men who had disappeared, found a reclusive millionaire's isolated manor and its derelict ironworks a place he would not care to be found dead in. But the staff was selected from beautiful ladies, which eased Bl...


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    When Jonathan Blake fell asleep one afternoon and woke to find he had a butler he thought he had seen somewhere before, and then other strange visitors began to stroll into his house and take up station, a dream seemed the only possible explanation. ...


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    Robbing trains may seem simple, but in fact it takes care and a certain amount of luck. For instance, if you have a diversion of the line which makes the trains keep to a walking pace, then your chances are improved. Jonathan Blake did not arrive at ...






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    In Spain, some twenty years after the war, Blake is trying to rescue a wayward daughter from trouble and return her to her politician father. But, after being trapped and shot at in a deserted village, with Blake in hot pursuit, the girl escapes to a...


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    Jonathon Blake helps his neighbor, a pretty girl, but stays almost long enough to be next on the list to be murdered....


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    The forests of Bavaria are not always enchanting, particularly when wild wolf men range the woods through the night. Behind it all is a scientist who might have discovered the secret of harnessing the power of storms. What he had not discovered was h...


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    Keyes had scarcely had a moment's peace since he had become involved with those crazy van Dekens. So when he and Alex travelled down to Cornwall on their honeymoon he reckoned on at least a few days of quiet. But, within hours, Alex's sister arrived ...


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    A murder is not an easy thing to plan if a man intends to profit by it. It is even more difficult if the killer has not met his victim. In this case, the villain was a weak man and his victim, as he found to his dismay, was a strong one. Although his...


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    To enter a house where it is known a bomb has been hidden, ready to go off on the slightest movement, takes courage if a negative common sense. Jonathan Blake, however, thought he could work out just where it would be. But on the trembling threshol...


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    It is understandable that a multi-millionaire should wish to be out of sight, but to buy a large old manor and put armed guards at the lodges seemed a little extreme. When Jonathan Blake went to visit somebody on the estate, he found a lot of the mil...


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    MysteryLarge Print EditionJonathan Blake was returning to an old house and an old love, he thought. What he came back to was a house of smugglers and wreckers who had plundered the Cornish coast for centuries and wrecked fine ships on the rocks below...


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    A man comes to find his way into a secret house, but when he finds it he has a feeling that he is already lost. His mission is to save the world from final devastation, but the nearer he comes to that last secret, the greater his feeling of being lo...


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    There are days when nothing goes right. Jonathan Blake did not want to find a corpse in his hotel bedroom. When he was trying to get it down the fire escape without being seen, he found the bottom flight had been locked up. Then somebody took his ...


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    Some eccentric millionaires like to have beautiful girls dance naked on the lawn while sprayed by a hose - but few fill the hose pump with whitewash. And few play jokes upon their lady friends while in their baths. Jonathan Blake visited a house wher...


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    Jonathan Blake had an appointment with an unknown man near midnight in a disused railway station - but nobody came to meet him. After a long wait, a woman appeared with the unusual excuse that her train had broken down and she had come to catch a re...


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    Industrial espionage has long been known in the business world, and when a gang of protection racketeers desert their normal routine and move in on professional people, their chosen victims are four members of LOHM, the industrial counter-spy organis...


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    A man is running away, but no one follows him. He runs to a hiding place he knew as a child, but it is crumbling, day by day. He finds there a man and a woman, pretending to be housekeepers. Who are they? Murderers, traitors, spies? Then suddenly ...


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    The first time Jonathan Blake met Jennifer Bold Walker, murder was suspected. People had disappeared, and the circumstances were black against Jennifer, but there was no proof and she outplayed the young Blake. Ten years later, more people had gone...