BIGGLES' CHINESE PUZZLE

Book First Published on 9th May 1955 - 188 pages

These stories were first published in various annuals and periodicals.  I have noted below the titles the original publication details where known.

 

This contains eight short stories. These are as follows:-

 

BIGGLES' CHINESE PUZZLE (Pages 7 to 57)

Biggles and Co. rescue Marcel Brissac from Saigon where he has discovered a smuggling racket.

 This was originally published in the Boy’s Own Paper  Volume 77, issue 1, dated October 1954

 

THE CASE OF THE MODERN PIRATE (Pages 58 to 87)

Our heroes are sent to New Guinea to find a ship and its cargo of stolen gold (dust cover of book).

 I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in “Chucklers Weekly” in 1954.

 

THE ADVENTURE OF THE LUMINOUS CLAY (Pages 88 to 100)

An important mineral substance must be found on a volcanic island that may disappear at anytime.

 This story was originally published in the 'Eagle Annual No. 4' 1954 (by Hulton Press Ltd)

 

THE FLYING CRUSADERS (Pages 101 to 115)

A stolen painting has been hidden in a plane and now the thief is trying to buy the plane to get it.

 

This story was originally published in its complete and unedited form in the 'Eagle Annual No. 3' 1953 (by Hulton Press Ltd)

 

It later re-published in an edited version in the ‘BBC Children's Annual’ 1956 (by Burke, London in associated with the BBC)

 

THE MYSTERY OF THE TORN PARACHUTE (Pages 116 to 134)

A torn parachute is the clue that leads Biggles to find a murderer hiding out in remote Scotland.

 This was originally published in the Boy’s Own Paper  Volume 76, issue 12, dated September 1954

 

THE CASE OF THE MISSING CONSTABLE (Pages 135 to 152)

A policeman has disappeared and Biggles discovers he has been murdered and who did it.

 I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in “Chucklers Weekly” in 1954.

 

THE CASE OF THE SECRET INQUISITORS (Pages 153 to 167)

Biggles impersonates a scientist and is kidnapped by someone who is selling scientific secrets.

 

This story was originally published in 'The Treasure Book of Comics’ 1952 (by Odhams Press Ltd)

 

OPERATION STARLIGHT (Pages 168 to 188)

Biggles and Co. smash a smuggling racket with the help of Marcel Brissac at the French end.

An edited version of this story was published in “Chucklers Weekly”, Volume 1, Issue Number 23, dated 22nd October 1954

 

 

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Biggles' Chinese Puzzle

Subtitle - And other Biggles' adventures

Publication Details - published by Brockhampton Press

 

Frontispiece

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