Category Archives: Packard, Frank L.

Frank Packard and Sexton Blake

The first Sexton Blake story appeared on 13 December 1893 in issue 6 of The Halfpenny Marvel.[1]  From these modest beginnings, “The Missing Millionaire” by Hal Meredeth (in actuality Harold Blyth), spawned a character that would endure for more than … Continue reading

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Running Special by Frank L. Packard

Packard, Frank L. Running Special. Toronto: The Copp, Clark Co., Limited. 1925, pp. 304. This is Packard’s 17th book and the 4th and final collection of railroad stories.  It contains 10 stories of which only 4 are new.  The previous … Continue reading

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The Night Operator by Frank L. Packard

Packard, Frank L. The Night Operator. Toronto: The Copp, Clark Co., Limited. 1919, pp. 320. Packard’s 9th published book and his second of four railroad books.  The Night Operator is a collection of 10 short stories, all dealing with the … Continue reading

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On the Iron at Big Cloud. by Frank L. Packard

Packard, Frank L., On the Iron at Big Cloud. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1911, pp. 343. The first of Packard’s 32 books, this is a collection of 15 railroad stories. All of the stories were previously published in … Continue reading

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The Wire Devils by Frank L. Packard

Pachard, Frank L. The Wire Devils. Toronto: The Copp, Clark Co., 1918, pp. 318. Up and down the line around Selkirk, a gang of robbers has been making a very successful living.  Moving with the trains and using the railroads … Continue reading

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Two Stolen Idols by Frank L. Packard

Packard, Frank L. Two Stolen Idols. Toronto: The Copp, Clark Co., 1927, pp. 314. Originally serialized in Short Story magazine in four parts: 10 Feb – 25 March 1927, it was published in book form the same year by George … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard

Packard, Frank L. The Adventures of Jimmie Dale. New York: George H. Doran Co., 1917. “Dear Philanthropic crook.” So begins each letter of instruction that the Gray Seal receives from the mysterious Tocsin.  The Gray Seal is the most audacious … Continue reading

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