Ladbroke Black
1877-1940
 

Ladbroke Lionel Day Black was born in Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorkshire. He was educated in Ireland and at Cambridge. He was a journalist and author. He is the creator of ‘Havlock Preed’, a solicitor. He also wrote several novels featuring ‘Sexton Blake’, a detective modelled on Sherlock Holmes (under his own name and under the pseudonym ‘Paul Urquhart’). See also this list for other Sexton Blake authors.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
‘Havlock Preed’ Novels
 1) The Killer at Large  1937
 2) Mr. Preed Investigates  1939
 3) Mr. Preed’s Gangster  1939
'Sexton Blake' Novels
 1) The Case of the Crook Banker  1930
 2) The Informer  1930
 3) The Mystery Militiaman  1940
Other Novels
 1) The Mantle of the Emperor (with Robert Lynd) (short stories)  1906
 2) The Wager  1927
 3) A Broken Butterfly  1932
 4) The Gorgon’s Head  1932
 5) The Prince of Poisoners  1932
 6) The Poison War  1933
 7) The Secret of Hanger’s End  1939
 8) Her Convict Husband  1941
As ‘Paul Urquhart’
'Sexton Blake' Novels
 1) Gun Rule  1931
 2) The Mystery of the Thirteenth Chest  1931
 3) The Brooklands Mystery  1932
 4) The Bungalow Crime  1932
 5) The Mystery of the Rajah’s Jewels  1932
 6) Presumed Dead  1932
 7) The Double Cross  1933
 8) Mr. Kilmer Sees Red  1933
 9) The Victim of Devil’s Alley  1933
10) Yellow Vengeance  1933
11) The Building Estate Murder  1934
12) The Crime at the Crossroads  1934
13) Murder by Mistake  1934
14) The Crime of Count Dureen  1935
15) The Borough Council Ramp  1937
16) The Man on the Dole  1938
17) The Secret of the Dead Men  1938
18) The Mystery of the Lorry Driver  1939
19) The Secret of the Evacuee  1940
Other Novels
 1) The Web (with Thomas Cox Meech)  1907
 2) The Shadow (with Thomas Cox Meech)  1908
 3) The Exploits of a Dead Man  1934
 4) Found in Possession  1935
 5) The House of a Hundred Eyes  1936
 6) The Black Monk  1937

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