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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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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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