The Secret Sign: Leonard Gribble / Tom Kerr

This episode of Superintendent Slade’s Case-book is titled “The Secret Sign” and appeared in Boy’s Own Paper 1956 (August issue) pages 44, 46 and 58. As usual Tom Kerr illustrated, why some of these are comic strips and some text, I don’t know

The solution below – don’t cheat!

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Boy's Own Paper 1956 August page 46

Boy’s Own Paper 1956 August page 46

Boy's Own Paper 1956 August page 58

Boy’s Own Paper 1956 August page 58

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SOLUTION

Boy's Own Paper 1956 August page 58

Boy’s Own Paper 1956 August page 58 solution

Murder before lunch: Leonard Gribble / Tom Kerr

This episode of Superintendent Slade’s Case-book is titled “Murder before lunch” – just what a boy likes to read. It appeared in  Boy’s Own Paper 1955 (May issue) pages 22-23

 

The solution below – don’t cheat!

Boy’s Own Paper May 1955 pages 22-23

 

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SOLUTION

BOP 1955 May

Boy’s Own Paper May 1955 pages 22-23

The Shrewd Banker: Leonard Gribble / Tom Kerr

I thought I wouldn’t get any more of this series but here you go….

This comes from Boy’s Own Paper 1955 (July issue) page 22 and this time I have included the solution below – don’t cheat!

BOP 1955 July

Boy’s Own Paper July 1955 pages 22-23

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SOLUTION

Solution for puzzle

The solution for the above puzzle

The Gentle Fraudsman: Leonard Gribble / Tom Kerr PUZZLE

The gentle fraudsman The gentle fraudsman part 2
 From Boy’s Own Paper September 1956 pp49-50

The latest captured puzzle from the 1950s is definitely set in that period as you may not actually guess the answer as these days the solution is not so noticeable. But have a go. You have one week to figure it out before I post the solution. As usual the puzzle is written by Leonard Gribble and drawn by Tom Kerr – the real reason I noticed it in the first place. Kerr’s style is easily identifiable. Black and white, thin figure work – to the point of elongation (not so much here!) , the jawline tends to be similar between figures and the eyes do all the work emotionally.  For a better example visit the excellent Avengers Illustrated. After searching the Internet for some basic biographical details I gave up – Wikipedia having a very patchy article without even basic dates – he’s a mystery despite children of my years knowing his work well from the 50s and 60s! Shame on the Brits, once again!