Pierre Quiroule (W W Sayer)- The Vanished Million - Sexton Blake Library 330/1924 (reprinted as SBL 467/Feb 1935)
Author`s pseudonym sometimes misprinted as Pierre Quirole
This is not one I have in my own collection, I read it online on the Comicbookplus site.
It is some time since I read it, but I remember it tolerably well hopefully.
This story features not only Sexton Blake and Tinker but also Mr Sayer`s own characters Granite Grant and Mademoiselle Julie. The action is set in both England and Latvia.
The plot is sufficiently involved to hold the readers` interest, but not so involved as to become convoluted.
The portrayal of Blake is very much as it should be - both a man of action and a thinking man, a determined purser of wrongdoers but also a man capable of compassion.
As a general thing, my particular interest is in the Blake of the post-war years but it doesn`t pay to be dogmatic about these things and I would say this was an enjoyable read for me and one I would like to revisit at some point.