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D C Thomson have just announced the publication of two paperback books featuring some the best cases of their long-lived sleuth Dixon Hawke. The Dover Street detective first saw the light of day the week before the Titanic had its fateful meeting with the iceberg in a case entitled 'The Great Hotel Mystery' in the firms newspaper 'The Saturday Post' on the 6th April 1912 and he would go on to solve over 5500 cases in various publications including his own Dixon Hawke Library and Dixon Hawke Casebook, as well as the pages of the boys' story paper Adventure, until his 'final bow' in Dundee's 'Evening Telegraph and Post' on 27th May 2000.
The new publications titled 'Dixon Hawke and the Case of the Missing American and other stories' and 'Dixon Hawke and the Case of the Smuggled Diamonds and other stories' each contain 27 stories within their 244 pages and as both of the title stories first appeared in the pages of a Dixon Hawke Casebook, No's 16 and 7 respectively, it also seems likely that the rest of the contents will have been culled from one or other of the twenty original Casebook volumes published between 1938 and 1953.


02 Jan 2018, 16:09
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Here's a link for anyone who wants it:
https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/our-brands/dct-book-titles/dixon-hawke-and-the-case-of-the-smuggled-diamonds.html


02 Jan 2018, 16:21
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Thanks for that Lew.
As we concern ourselves here, for the most part, with comics and, by extension, story papers it is worth pointing out that Hawke's outings in D C Thomson's boys' story paper 'Adventure' began in the very first issue in 1921 and lasted, although by no means in every number, till the penultimate issue in 1961. After this Hawke would not appear in a boys' title under his own name again although a Hawke case, from the pages of 'Adventure' in 1954 titled 'Beware of the Black Terror', would resurface in the pages of 'Hornet' in the mid 1960's with Paul Terhune as the named detective. Terhune, before his reprint appearances in Hornet, having himself been the 'Wizard' story paper's major sleuth in the 1940's.


02 Jan 2018, 17:33
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