BIGGLES OF THE INTERPOL

Book First Published on 23rd May 1957 - 181 pages

A couple of these stories were first published in various annuals and periodicals. Others were published in an Australian comic called “Chucklers Weekly” in 1954.

I don’t know how many parts but I know the first part was in Volume 1 Issue Number 23, dated 1st October 1954

I have noted below the titles the original publication details where known.

 

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

 

BIGGLES WORKS OVERTIME (Pages 7 to 45)

A routine plane crash actually turns out to be the cover for murder and the theft of valuable pearls.

 This story may have been published in “Chucklers Weekly” (see top of page)

 

THE MAN WHO LOST HIS FOOT (Pages 46 to 68)

A heroin addict helps Biggles smash a heroin growing racket in Devon of all places.

 This story may have been published in “Chucklers Weekly” (see top of page)

 

ASSIGNMENT IN ARABIA (Pages 69 to 81)

Biggles helps an Arab prince escape from his Uncle who is trying to usurp his title. (Dust cover).

 This story may have been published in “Chucklers Weekly” (see top of page)

 

ROUTINE PATROL (Pages 82 to 88)

Ginger finds a strange woman hiding out on one of the Western Isles.

 This story may have been published in “Chucklers Weekly” (see top of page)

 

THE LADY FROM BRAZIL (Pages 89 to 95)

A clever Emerald smuggling racket is foiled.

 This story may have been published in “Chucklers Weekly” (see top of page)

 

EQUATORIAL ENCOUNTER (Pages 96 to 118)

Trade in rubber and other valuable commodities are being disrupted. Biggles finds the culprits.

 This story may have been published in “Chucklers Weekly” (see top of page)

 

BIGGLES MAKES A BET (Pages 119 to 135)

A pilot flies to France for a bet and finds himself in a Marijuana smuggling racket.

This story may have been published in “Chucklers Weekly” (see top of page)

 

MURDER BY THIRST (Pages 136 to 146)

A huge gold find in Australia leads to a man being abandoned to his fate in the Australian desert.

 This story may have been published in “Chucklers Weekly” (see top of page)

 

A MATTER OF DEDUCTION (Pages 147 to 159)

A pilot is murdered and the murder covered by a faked crash. Biggles isn't fooled.

 This story was originally published as “BIGGLES AND THE CRASH THAT WASN’T” in the ‘Express Annual’ 1956 (by Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd) 

 

THE MAN WHO CAME BY NIGHT (Pages 160 to 170)

The body of a parachutist found in a lake leads to discovery of a watch smuggling racket.

This story was originally published in the ‘Daily Mail Boys Annual' 1956 (by Associated Newspapers Ltd)

(These annuals are all undated and can only be distinguished by reference to the dust jacket picture.  This one has a boy in a school cap with a red background)

 

THE BIRD THAT DIED OF DIAMONDS (Pages 171 to 181)

Gems hidden in shot for a shotgun are the cause of this intriguing title. Biggles solves the mystery.

 This story may have been published in “Chucklers Weekly” (see top of page)

 

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Biggles of the Interpol

Subtitle - Some adventures of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth of the International Police Commission

Publication Details - published by Brockhampton Press

 

Frontispiece

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The “Hampton Library” reprint – click on the above picture to find out more details

 

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