BIGGLES OF THE INTERPOL

Book First Published on 23rd May 1957 - 181 pages

These stories were first published in various annuals and periodicals.

I know that a number of Biggles short stories were published in an Australian Magazine called “Chucklers Weekly” in 1954 but I don’t know which ones.

I understand that stories from this book were sold to the ‘The London Evening News’ and published on 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th June 1954.

 If anybody knows of any more details then please E-MAIL ME

 

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.

I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in 1954 in “Chucklers Weekly” or ‘The London Evening News’.

 

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.

 I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in 1954 in “Chucklers Weekly” or ‘The London Evening News’.

 

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).

 I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in 1954 in “Chucklers Weekly” or ‘The London Evening News’.

 

ROUTINE PATROL (Pages 82 to 88)

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

 I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in 1954 in “Chucklers Weekly” or ‘The London Evening News’.

 

THE LADY FROM BRAZIL (Pages 89 to 95)

A clever Emerald smuggling racket is foiled.

 I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in 1954 in “Chucklers Weekly” or ‘The London Evening News’.

 

EQUATORIAL ENCOUNTER (Pages 96 to 118)

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

 I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in 1954 in “Chucklers Weekly” or ‘The London Evening News’.

 

BIGGLES MAKES A BET (Pages 119 to 135)

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

I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in 1954 in “Chucklers Weekly” or ‘The London Evening News’.

 

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.

 I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in 1954 in “Chucklers Weekly” or ‘The London Evening News’.

 

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.

 I have not yet been able to establish if this story were ever published elsewhere.  I suspect it was published in 1954 in “Chucklers Weekly” or ‘The London Evening News’.

 

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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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