"I wrote a Sexton Blake.
I was paid half the going rate because the story had to be "cleaned up and cut down by half", although when it appeared in the bookshops, under a house-name that seemed more suited to an undertaker or a bent solicitor, not a word had been changed, not a comma snipped.
As an experience to put steel into the beginner-writers` soul, it is to be recommended. Even so, the sum I got, to one not long out of blazer and straw boater, was staggering."
Jack Adrian, from his introduction to Sexton Blake Wins
I first encountered `Jack Adrian` as editor of Sexton Blake Wins and Crime at Christmas, and have only recently leaned that `Jack` is in fact author Christopher Lowder.
I have often wondered which Blake story he wrote, and which pseudonym was `attached` to it.
Sadly, I remain in ignorance over the matter. Or can someone enlighten me ?
In the meantime, you can satisfy any longings you may have to learn more about Lowder by clicking on these links ;