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Full Name: Free Lances in Diplomacy
Nationality: British
Organization: Free Lances
Occupation Agency

Creator: Clarence H. New
Time Span: 1910 - 1942

ABOUT THE SERIES

The Free Lances of Diplomacy is a private intelligence organization.

Its activities take place shortly after the turn of the 20th Century, the first recorded adventure of its members being in 1910, just a few years before the commencement of the Great War, and its last being a bit over 20 years later in 1933, just a few years before the start of the Second World War.

When we first meet this small group of adventurers they were three men who would decide that there existed a need for action above and beyond what the government of the United Kingdom was doing in the way of intelligence gathering and then logical responses based on that intel. This trio of initial members consisted of determined people, all "members of numerous clubs at home and in the colonies" whose "private incomes enable them to go and come as they please". A fourth individual of considerably different background would soon join their ranks.

The leader of the group and the first person to actually take action which would informally bring the others together, is Lord

George Trevor. We are told when we first meet him that "[his] family had been landed gentry of Devonshire ever since the Yorkshire Trevors and married into Welsh and Devon Houses during the Tudor period." He was "a peer of England, one of the most celebrated in all Europe" and "a trained athlete of unsuspected strength and activity, in the prime of life - who passed for a lazy, good-natured, eccentric clubman of sporting proclivities - but who was secretly the most brilliant diplomatic force of his time".

"Without his inseparable monocle, Sir George's eyes had the controlled yet penetrating expression of a man accustomed to command." While his persona when not earnestly at the business of the Free Lances is decidedly a disinterested cavalier, out for his own amusement only and largely bored to tears at that, that affectation is dropped and he becomes exceptionally serious and to-the-point.

His disguising of his true nature is explained by him to the sitting British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs as "whatever suggestions or services I might care to give are likely to be much more effective if I am supposed to be merely a country squire whose daily life is too well known to permit any suspicion that I am interested in larger matters". He would go on to reveal that prior to this first action we are allowed to follow, he had already been at work staving out a major scandal involving a powerful rule in India.

It will be some time after our introduction that we learn an astounding new fact about Trevor.

The other two charter members of the Free Lances are Freddy Gilbraith, 'The Honorable' minister of Parliament whose connections and antecedents had been known for a century or more making him a prominent figure in the social life of London, and the Earl of Peveney, a "still youthful" man whose family "possess an equally open record, backed by generations of active and influential ancestors".

The fourth member of the Free Lances of Diplomacy is the beautiful, graceful, and still quite young but impressively intelligent and daring Lady Nan Trevor, once the ward of Lord Trevor and now his recent bride.

These four will use their vast connections and friendships and, as needed, wealth to strive to keep the nations of Europe from entering a foolish war and, when even those tremendous talents proved insufficient, to strive to ensure His Majesty's people would come out on top.

Note: Quite some time after these adventure began to appear in magazine format, a collection of nearly a dozen of them was released which contained an amazing twist to the identity of Lord Trevor. It postulated that the real Lord Trevor had been in the back country of Mysore (Afghanistan and Pakistan region) when he took gravely ill, his servants abandoning him in fright.

It chanced that arriving in that very spot were a handful of adventure-seekers. Chief among this group was the incredibly wealthy and extremely experienced Cyrus Grisscome (of whom more can be learned in page on the Agent of the Government). Also in the party was the famous and noted war correspondent, Culpeper Zandtt (see The International Bureau for more information on him, as well as Abdool Mohammed, a young khan educated at Oxford.

Immediately it was noted that Grisscome bore an uncanny resemblance to the now dying Lord Trevor who took up an incredible idea and who spent his remaining days teaching Grisscome his entire family history as well as a litany of friends and recent activities. It was the hope Lord Trevor that Grisscome could combine his own wealth with that of Lord Trevor as well as the title and position and estate that came with it, all for some greater good.

BOOKS

Number of Books:1
First Appearance:1918
Last Appearance:1918

1 The Unseen Hand The Unseen Hand
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Contains the following stories:
The Mystery of the Free Lances, an original story presenting the "facts" linking the British Lord Trevor to the American Cyril Grisscome, Agent of the Government, and explaining how the Free Lancers of Diplomacy got their start.

That story was followed by 11 adventures, mostly consecutive starting at #73 in the series.
The Aldershot Affair
(Toughing Upon)The Honor of Islam
The Neutrality of Holland, aka The Fight For Holland
The Greater Plot
The Skager-Rack - and Kitchener, aka The Wireless Mystery
The Mysterious Camp in the Pyrenees
A Machiavellian Coup [In Roumania], aka The Roumanian Coup
A Counterstroke in Sweden
The Shifting Ministries [and the Green Circle], aka Outwitting the Green Circle
The Breeding of Suspicion, possibly aka Behind the Secret Panel
Capt. Creighton's Account [of the Russian Revolution], aka The Beginnings of the Revolution

NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES

Number of Stories:265
First Appearance:1910
Last Appearance:1942

1 The Affair of the Kiel Maneuvers The Affair of the Kiel Maneuvers
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1910

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1910 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. I.
[plot unknown]

2 A Ward of the Crown A Ward of the Crown
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1910

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1910 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. II.
The Free Lancers must find a way to keep the son of a monarchy on the Continent alive when others try to kill him.

3 Friends of the Grand Duke Friends of the Grand Duke
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1910

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1910 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. III.
[plot unknown]

4 An Imperial Indiscretion An Imperial Indiscretion
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1910

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1910 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. IV.
[plot unknown]

5 The Abduction of an Aviator The Abduction of an Aviator
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1910

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1910 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. V.
[plot unknown]

6 The House of Weissburg-Altstadt The House of Weissburg-Altstadt
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1910

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1910 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. VI.
[plot unknown]

7 The Egyptian Affair The Egyptian Affair
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1910

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1910 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. VII.
[plot unknown]

8 The Slavonic Conspiracy The Slavonic Conspiracy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1910

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1910 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. VIII.
[plot unknown]

9 The Love Affair of a Princess The Love Affair of a Princess
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1910

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1910 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. IX.
[plot unknown]

10 With Royalty at Biarritz With Royalty at Biarritz
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1911 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. X.
[plot unknown]

11 A House Party at Trevor Hall A House Party at Trevor Hall
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1911 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. XI.
[plot unknown]

12 A Personal Obligation A Personal Obligation
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1911 - Subtitled The Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. XII.
[plot unknown]

13 When the Fox Stole the Bait When the Fox Stole the Bait
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1911 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. I.
[plot unknown]

14 The Potter and the Clay The Potter and the Clay
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1911 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. II.
[plot unknown]

15 A Leak in the Foreign Office A Leak in the Foreign Office
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1911 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. III.
[plot unknown]

16 Political Anaesthesia Political Anaesthesia
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1911 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. IV.
[plot unknown]

17 A Regency Plot A Regency Plot
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1911 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. V.
[plot unknown]

18 The Cat's Paw The Cat's Paw
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1911 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. VI.
[plot unknown]

19 The Great Loan Syndicate The Great Loan Syndicate
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1911 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. VII.
[plot unknown]

20 Et Tu - Carissima Et Tu - Carissima
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1911 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. VIII.
[plot unknown]

21 A Debut in the Secret Service A Debut in the Secret Service
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1911

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1911 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. IX.
[plot unknown]

22 A Dangerous Recognition A Dangerous Recognition
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1912 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. X.
[plot unknown]

23 The Mohammedan Conspiracy The Mohammedan Conspiracy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1912 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. XI.
[plot unknown]

24 A Foreign Office Duel A Foreign Office Duel
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1912 - Subtitled Further Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. XII.
[plot unknown]

25 The Durbar of the Kaisar-i-Hind The Durbar of the Kaisar-i-Hind
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1912 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. I.
[plot unknown]

26 The Affair at Spithead The Affair at Spithead
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1912 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. II.
[plot unknown]

27 The Laugh on Prinz Wilhelm The Laugh on Prinz Wilhelm
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1912 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. III.
[plot unknown]

28 The Conspiracy of March 14th The Conspiracy of March 14th
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1912 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. IV.
[plot unknown]

29 The Mysterious Death of a Monarch The Mysterious Death of a Monarch
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1912 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. V.
[plot unknown]

30 Marked for Murder Marked for Murder
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1912 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. VI.
[plot unknown]

31 The Princess Delicia The Princess Delicia
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1912 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. VII.
[plot unknown]

32 The King of Delgaria The King of Delgaria
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1912 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. VIII.
[plot unknown]

33 Sonia Krellovna Sonia Krellovna
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1912

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1912 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. IX.
[plot unknown]

34 The Balkan War The Balkan War
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1913 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. X.
[plot unknown]

35 On the Chess-Board of Europe On the Chess-Board of Europe
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1913 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. XI.
[plot unknown]

36 The Jade Casket of Tzu-Hsi The Jade Casket of Tzu-Hsi
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1913 - Subtitled Latest Adventures of a Diplomatic Free Lance: No. XII.
[plot unknown]

37 A Recruit for the Lost Legion A Recruit for the Lost Legion
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1913
[plot unknown]

38 Russia Provides Occupation for an Ally Russia Provides Occupation for an Ally
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1913
[plot unknown]

39 A Honeymoon Alibi A Honeymoon Alibi
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1913
[plot unknown]

40 The Shadow of the Slav The Shadow of the Slav
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1913
[plot unknown]

41 A Militant Outrage A Militant Outrage
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1913
[plot unknown]

42 A Conspirator in Old Chelsea A Conspirator in Old Chelsea
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1913
[plot unknown]

43 A Key to the Canal A Key to the Canal
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1913
[plot unknown]

44 The British Foreign Office Acquires a The British Foreign Office Acquires a "Goat"'
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1913
[plot unknown]

45 The Goat Scores a Coup The Goat Scores a Coup
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1913

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1913
[plot unknown]

46 Secret Instructions from the Czar Secret Instructions from the Czar
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1914
[plot unknown]

47 The Education of Hassan Ali The Education of Hassan Ali
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1914
[plot unknown]

48 American Ideas in Diplomacy American Ideas in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1914
[plot unknown]

49 In the Devil's Clutches In the Devil's Clutches
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1914
[plot unknown]

50 An Empire Versus a Wooden Shaving An Empire Versus a Wooden Shaving
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1914
[plot unknown]

51 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1914
[plot unknown]

52 The Breath of Suspicion The Breath of Suspicion
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1914
[plot unknown]

53 The Brain Pump The Brain Pump
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1914
[plot unknown]

54 That Which Can Never Be Undone That Which Can Never Be Undone
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1914
[plot unknown]

55 What One May May Do What One May May Do
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1914
[plot unknown]

56 The Armies of the Fourth Estate The Armies of the Fourth Estate
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1914

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1914
[plot unknown]

57 The Fortunes of War The Fortunes of War
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1915
[plot unknown]

58 A Message to Roumania A Message to Roumania
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1915
[plot unknown]

59 The Neutrality of Bulgaria The Neutrality of Bulgaria
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1915
[plot unknown]

60 A Crisis in Turkey A Crisis in Turkey
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1915
[plot unknown]

61 The Voice of Count Johann The Voice of Count Johann
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1915
[plot unknown]

62 Within the Enemy's Citadel Within the Enemy's Citadel
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1915 and later printed in the Jan. 1942 issue of the same periodical.
[plot unknown]

62.5 The Man From Downing Street The Man From Downing Street
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in Published in The New Magazine (UK) Jun 1915 - It is not known if this is a reprint or an original story.
[plot unknown]

63 An Escape - and a Resurrection An Escape - and a Resurrection
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1915
[plot unknown]

64 The Wail of the Banshee The Wail of the Banshee
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1915
[plot unknown]

65 The Serpents Among Them The Serpents Among Them
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1915
[plot unknown]

66 The Netherlands Plot The Netherlands Plot
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1915
[plot unknown]

67 The Scandinavian Coup The Scandinavian Coup
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1915
[plot unknown]

68 The Brewing of Hell-Broth The Brewing of Hell-Broth
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1915

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1915
[plot unknown]

69 Greeks of Thermopylae - Greeks of the Debacle Greeks of Thermopylae - Greeks of the Debacle
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1916
[plot unknown]

69.5 Secret Service Secret Service
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The New Magazine (UK) Jan 1916 - It is not known if this is a reprint or an original story.
[plot unknown]

70 The Dare-Devils The Dare-Devils
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1916
[plot unknown]

71 Traitors Unawares Traitors Unawares
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1916
[plot unknown]

72 The Menace in Petrograd The Menace in Petrograd
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1916
[plot unknown]

73 The Aldershot Affair The Aldershot Affair
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1916
[plot unknown]

74 The Honor of Islam The Honor of Islam
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1916
[plot unknown]

75 The Fight for Holland The Fight for Holland
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1916
[plot unknown]

76 The Greater Plot The Greater Plot
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1916
[plot unknown]
Click here to read the story.

77 The Wireless Mystery The Wireless Mystery
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1916
[plot unknown]

78 The Mysterious Camp in the Pyrenees The Mysterious Camp in the Pyrenees
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1916
[plot unknown]

79 The Roumanian Coup The Roumanian Coup
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1916

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1916
[plot unknown]

80 A Counterstroke in Sweden A Counterstroke in Sweden
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1917
[plot unknown]

81 The Last Laugh The Last Laugh
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1917
[plot unknown]

82 Outwitting the Green Circle Outwitting the Green Circle
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1917
[plot unknown]

83 The Man Behind the Throne The Man Behind the Throne
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1917
[plot unknown]

84 Behind the Secret Panel Behind the Secret Panel
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1917
[plot unknown]

85 The Crisis in Petrograd The Crisis in Petrograd
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1917
[plot unknown]

86 The Beginnings of the Revolution The Beginnings of the Revolution
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1917
[plot unknown]

87 Overheard in Germany Overheard in Germany
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1917
[plot unknown]

88 The World Against Them The World Against Them
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1917
[plot unknown]

89 In the Kaiser's Council-Chamber In the Kaiser's Council-Chamber
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1917
[plot unknown]

90 Poker in Vienna Poker in Vienna
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1917
[plot unknown]

91 The Loaded Dice of Germany The Loaded Dice of Germany
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1917

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1917
[plot unknown]

92 Eagles of the Sea Eagles of the Sea
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1918
[plot unknown]

93 Inside Work Inside Work
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1918
[plot unknown]

94 The Enemy in Their Midst The Enemy in Their Midst
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1918
[plot unknown]

95 Between the Lines Between the Lines
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1918
[plot unknown]

96 That Which Was Russia That Which Was Russia
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1918
[plot unknown]

97 We Have Just Begun to Fight We Have Just Begun to Fight
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1918
[plot unknown]

98 When Treason Stalked by Night When Treason Stalked by Night
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1918
[plot unknown]

99 The Corporal from Cincinnati The Corporal from Cincinnati
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1918
[plot unknown]

100 The Blue Letter The Blue Letter
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1918
[plot unknown]

101 The Devil Unchained The Devil Unchained
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1918
[plot unknown]

102 The Return of the Free Lances The Return of the Free Lances
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1918
[plot unknown]

103 The Tightening of the Net The Tightening of the Net
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1918

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1918
[plot unknown]

104 One to Ten Thousand One to Ten Thousand
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1919
[plot unknown]

105 In Butchers' Hands In Butchers' Hands
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1919
[plot unknown]

106 In the Center of the Web In the Center of the Web
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1919
[plot unknown]

107 The Green Table - and the Croupiers The Green Table - and the Croupiers
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1919
[plot unknown]

108 The Tiger The Tiger
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1919
[plot unknown]

109 The Drift Toward Chaos The Drift Toward Chaos
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1919
[plot unknown]

110 Briton and Bolshevik Briton and Bolshevik
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1919
[plot unknown]

111 The Spreading of the Plague The Spreading of the Plague
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1919
[plot unknown]

112 The Girl from the States The Girl from the States
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1919
[plot unknown]

113 The Italian Interlude The Italian Interlude
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1919
[plot unknown]

114 The Ironville Experiment The Ironville Experiment
short story
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1919. Also published as An Adventure in Diplomacy in Cassell's Magazine of Fiction, Dec. 1919.
[plot unknown]
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115 Putting Up a Front Putting Up a Front
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1919

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1919
[plot unknown]

116 Wanted: 100,000,000 Americans Wanted: 100,000,000 Americans
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1920
[plot unknown]

117 The Rising Tide The Rising Tide
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1920
[plot unknown]
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118 Indirect Action [1] Indirect Action [1]
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1920
[plot unknown]

119 The Guiding Hand The Guiding Hand
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1920
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120 Getting the Output Getting the Output
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1920
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121 The Radical Revolution The Radical Revolution
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1920
[plot unknown]

122 The Old Game - and the Changing Players The Old Game - and the Changing Players
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1920
[plot unknown]

123 A Message to Russia A Message to Russia
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1920
[plot unknown]

124 When England Began to Wake Up When England Began to Wake Up
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1920
[plot unknown]
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125 Drawing the Cobra's Fangs Drawing the Cobra's Fangs
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1920
[plot unknown]

126 Books and Bombs Books and Bombs
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1920

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1920
[plot unknown]

127 Chinese Hazard Chinese Hazard
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1921
[plot unknown]

128 The Dreams of Asia The Dreams of Asia
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1921
[plot unknown]

129 The House of Intrigue The House of Intrigue
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1921
[plot unknown]

130 In an Old Venetian Palace In an Old Venetian Palace
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1921
[plot unknown]

131 Under the Crust of India Under the Crust of India
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1921
[plot unknown]

132 A European Commonwealth A European Commonwealth
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1921
[plot unknown]

133 For the Peace of Europe For the Peace of Europe
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1921
[plot unknown]

134 Seeing Is Believing Seeing Is Believing
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1921
[plot unknown]

135 A Gathering of the Vultures A Gathering of the Vultures
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1921
[plot unknown]

136 Young Player in the Old Game Young Player in the Old Game
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1921
[plot unknown]

137 The Great Imposture The Great Imposture
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1921

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1921
[plot unknown]

138 A Daring Impersonation A Daring Impersonation
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1922
[plot unknown]

139 The Ghost in Charge The Ghost in Charge
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1922
[plot unknown]

140 Mr. Trevor of Boston Mr. Trevor of Boston
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1922
[plot unknown]

141 A Challenge to the Submarine A Challenge to the Submarine
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1922
[plot unknown]
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142 A Major Operation in Politics A Major Operation in Politics
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1922
[plot unknown]

143 Government by the People Government by the People
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1922
[plot unknown]

144 A Question of Finance A Question of Finance
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1922
[plot unknown]

145 An Echo from the Russian Debacle An Echo from the Russian Debacle
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1922
[plot unknown]

146 The Alliance That Never Was Signed The Alliance That Never Was Signed
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1922
[plot unknown]

147 The Oriental Embassy Affair The Oriental Embassy Affair
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1922
[plot unknown]

148 The Propaganda Fund The Propaganda Fund
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1922
[plot unknown]

149 War Clouds in the Balkans War Clouds in the Balkans
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1922

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1922
[plot unknown]

150 When Intrigue Was in Flower When Intrigue Was in Flower
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1923
[plot unknown]

151 A Prescription from Three Specialists A Prescription from Three Specialists
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1923
[plot unknown]

152 The Whispering in Russia The Whispering in Russia
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1923
[plot unknown]

153 Mr. Blynn's Night Off Mr. Blynn's Night Off
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1923
[plot unknown]

154 A Mohammedan Adventure A Mohammedan Adventure
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1923. Also printed in the November 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

155 The Missing Treaty The Missing Treaty
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1923. Also printed in the November 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

156 The Camera-Men The Camera-Men
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1923. Also printed in the November 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

157 Personally Conducted Personally Conducted
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1923. Also printed in the November 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

158 A Short-Sighted Plot A Short-Sighted Plot
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1923. Also printed in the November 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

159 The Oriental Menace The Oriental Menace
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1923 and again in the Apr 1942 issue. Also printed in the November 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

160 Man Proposes Man Proposes
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1923. Also printed in the November 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

161 The Embassy Plot The Embassy Plot
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1923

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1923. Also printed in the November 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

162 The Windsor Castle Plot The Windsor Castle Plot
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1924
[plot unknown]
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163 What Happened at Windsor What Happened at Windsor
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1924
[plot unknown]

164 The Map of the Mediterranean The Map of the Mediterranean
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1924
[plot unknown]

165 The House at Harlesden Green! The House at Harlesden Green!
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1924
[plot unknown]

166 A Night in the Kremlin A Night in the Kremlin
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1924
This adventure "finds the Free Lances venturing a dangerous impersonation in Russia and discovering some highly interesting facts".
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167 A Night on Breton Road A Night on Breton Road
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1924
[plot unknown]

168 The Roumanian Entente The Roumanian Entente
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1924
[plot unknown]

169 The Arresting Ray The Arresting Ray
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1924
[plot unknown]

170 The Traffic in Munitions The Traffic in Munitions
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1924
[plot unknown]

171 A Call for Help A Call for Help
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1924
[plot unknown]

172 Jason Hudders, M.P. Jason Hudders, M.P.
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1924
[plot unknown]
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173 A Weakening of Morale A Weakening of Morale
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1924

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1924
[plot unknown]

174 The Man Who Forgot The Man Who Forgot
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1925

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1925
[plot unknown]

175 A Limb of the Old Tree A Limb of the Old Tree
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1925

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1925
[plot unknown]

176 The Business of Annihilation The Business of Annihilation
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1925

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1925
[plot unknown]

177 A Turncoat in Parliament A Turncoat in Parliament
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1925

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1925
[plot unknown]

178 The Advantage of the Initiative The Advantage of the Initiative
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1925

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1925. Also printed in the March 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

179 The One Irresistible Woman The One Irresistible Woman
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1925

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1925. Also printed in the March 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

180 Sidetracking a Hypnotist Sidetracking a Hypnotist
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1925

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1925. Also printed in the March 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

181 In a London Backwater In a London Backwater
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1925

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1925. Also printed in the March 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

182 Production Production
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1925

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1925. Also printed in the March 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

183 Fear Fear
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1925

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1925. Also printed in the March 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

184 The Herriott Gas The Herriott Gas
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1926

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1926. Also printed in the March 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

185 To Be - or Not to Be - Annihilated To Be - or Not to Be - Annihilated
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1926

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1926
[plot unknown]

186 The End of the Submarine The End of the Submarine
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1926

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1926
[plot unknown]

187 That Boasted Isolation That Boasted Isolation
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1926

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1926. Also printed in the March 2018 issue of High Adventure.
[plot unknown]

188 Balance Wheels Balance Wheels
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1926

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1926
[plot unknown]

189 A Cabinet in the Making A Cabinet in the Making
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1926

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1926
[plot unknown]

190 Framing the Left Wing Framing the Left Wing
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1926

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1926
[plot unknown]

191 Cherchez la Femme Cherchez la Femme
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1926

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1926
[plot unknown]
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192 The Unbearable Note The Unbearable Note
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1926

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1926
[plot unknown]

193 The Attack from Moscow The Attack from Moscow
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1927

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1927
[plot unknown]
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194 Four of a Kind Four of a Kind
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1927

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1927
[plot unknown]
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195 A Daughter of the Slums A Daughter of the Slums
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1927

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1927
[plot unknown]

196 The King Business The King Business
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1927

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1927
[plot unknown]

197 A Radio Double-Cross A Radio Double-Cross
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1927

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1927
[plot unknown]

198 Thanks to the Kitten Thanks to the Kitten
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1927

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1927
[plot unknown]

199 Maitre de l'Epee Maitre de l'Epee
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1927

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1927
[plot unknown]

200 The Specter in the Air The Specter in the Air
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1927

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1927
[plot unknown]

201 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1928
[plot unknown]

202 An Adventure in Backfire An Adventure in Backfire
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1928
[plot unknown]

203 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1928
[plot unknown]

204 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1928
[plot unknown]

205 The Resignation of Michael Radayne The Resignation of Michael Radayne
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1928
[plot unknown]

206 A Spy in Downing Street A Spy in Downing Street
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1928
[plot unknown]

207 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1928
[plot unknown]

208 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1928
[plot unknown]

209 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1928
[plot unknown]

210 A Very Private Conference A Very Private Conference
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1928
[plot unknown]

211 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1928

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1928
[plot unknown]

212 A Potentate in Trouble A Potentate in Trouble
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1929
[plot unknown]

213 The Mysterious Affair at Clifton Hill The Mysterious Affair at Clifton Hill
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1929
[plot unknown]

214 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1929
[plot unknown]

215 Enemies of Peace Enemies of Peace
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1929
[plot unknown]

216 The Prince Comes Home The Prince Comes Home
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1929
[plot unknown]

217 Prince Abdool of Afridistan Prince Abdool of Afridistan
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1929
[plot unknown]

218 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1929
[plot unknown]

219 The Attempt to Cork Suez The Attempt to Cork Suez
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1929
[plot unknown]

220 The Cloud in the East The Cloud in the East
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1929
[plot unknown]

221 Documents in Code Documents in Code
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1929
[plot unknown]

222 Airways of the Sea Airways of the Sea
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1929
[plot unknown]

223 What the Australian Had What the Australian Had
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1929

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1929
[plot unknown]

224 The Twelve-Hour Gas The Twelve-Hour Gas
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1930
[plot unknown]

225 The Carmanian Crisis The Carmanian Crisis
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1930
[plot unknown]

226 The Honor of the Trevors The Honor of the Trevors
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1930
[plot unknown]

227 Pirates or Patriots Pirates or Patriots
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1930
[plot unknown]

228 The Aylesworth Metal The Aylesworth Metal
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1930
[plot unknown]

229 Free Lances in Diplomacy Free Lances in Diplomacy
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1930
[plot unknown]

230 The Parliament Plot The Parliament Plot
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1930
[plot unknown]

231 A Wireless Bomb A Wireless Bomb
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1930
[plot unknown]

232 The Adventure of Joe Hobbs The Adventure of Joe Hobbs
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1930
[plot unknown]

233 Trouble in the Balkans Trouble in the Balkans
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1930
[plot unknown]

234 "The Maharajah of Bandracore"
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1930
[plot unknown]
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235 An Agreement in Code An Agreement in Code
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1930

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1930
[plot unknown]

236 Game of a Royal Pawn Game of a Royal Pawn
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1931
[plot unknown]

237 Spass of Hamburg Spass of Hamburg
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1931
[plot unknown]

238 Moscow Gets a Jolt Moscow Gets a Jolt
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1931
[plot unknown]

239 The Peace-Time War The Peace-Time War
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1931
[plot unknown]

240 Indirect Action [2] Indirect Action [2]
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1931
[plot unknown]

241 The Defense of London The Defense of London
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1931
[plot unknown]
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242 The Man from Carpathia The Man from Carpathia
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1931
[plot unknown]

243 A Nightmare Ended A Nightmare Ended
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1931
[plot unknown]

244 A King Is Kidnaped A King Is Kidnaped
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1931
[plot unknown]

245 The Adventure of Lady Jean The Adventure of Lady Jean
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1931
[plot unknown]

246 The Red Raid The Red Raid
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1931
[plot unknown]
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247 The 1931 Air Raid on London The 1931 Air Raid on London
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1931

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1931
[plot unknown]

248 The Silencing of John Cowdray The Silencing of John Cowdray
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1932
[plot unknown]
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249 The Buildings That Vanished The Buildings That Vanished
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1932
[plot unknown]

250 A Manchurian Adventure A Manchurian Adventure
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1932
[plot unknown]

251 Behind the Scenes in China Behind the Scenes in China
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Apr 1932
[plot unknown]
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252 When China Fights When China Fights
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1932
[plot unknown]

253 The Sinews of War The Sinews of War
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1932
[plot unknown]

254 An Asiatic Vendetta An Asiatic Vendetta
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jul 1932
[plot unknown]

255 The Cloud in the Orient The Cloud in the Orient
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1932
[plot unknown]

256 Why Devils Came to Manchuria Why Devils Came to Manchuria
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Sep 1932
[plot unknown]
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257 The Putsch That Failed The Putsch That Failed
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Oct 1932 and also printed in the Jul 2009 issue of High Adventure
[plot unknown]
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258 The Return of the Exile The Return of the Exile
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1932
[plot unknown]
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259 The Ghost of a Colossus The Ghost of a Colossus
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1932

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Dec 1932
[plot unknown]
Click here to read the story.

260 The Foreign-Office Murder The Foreign-Office Murder
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1933

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jan 1933
[plot unknown]
Click here to read the story.

261 Six Who Could Think Six Who Could Think
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1933

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Feb 1933
Someone is killing off important men across Europe with poisons and it must be stopped at all costs.
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262 The Abducted Premier The Abducted Premier
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1933

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Mar 1933
[plot unknown]
Click here to read the story.

263 The Transatlantic Air Mail The Transatlantic Air Mail
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1933

Published in The Blue Book Magazine May 1933
[plot unknown]
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264 Planes Across the Sea Planes Across the Sea
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1933

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Jun 1933
[plot unknown]

265 The Strange Case of Lady Anne The Strange Case of Lady Anne
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1933

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Aug 1933
[plot unknown]

266 The Anchored Island The Anchored Island
novella
Written by Clarence H. New
Copyright: 1942

Published in The Blue Book Magazine Nov 1942. This was listed in the "Twice-Told Tales" section indicating it was a repeat of a previously published story however there were no such titled story in the previous 265 stories. It is unlikely to be a new tale as the author had passed away a decade earlier.
[plot unknown]

MOVIES

Number of Movies:4
First Appearance:1914
Last Appearance:1914

1 A Leak In The Foreign Office A Leak In The Foreign Office
Director: Frederick Sullivan
Writer: Lloyd Lonergan
Actors: James Cruze as Lord Trevor, Florence La Badie as Nan, Justus D.. Barnes as Abdul
Released: 1914

A woman in need of money agrees to spy for Germany and her first target is a young British clerk in the Foreign Office who reveals much of what he knows while under hypnosis. Unfortunately, one thing he knows is the true profession of Lord Trevor and Nan.

2 The Cat's Paw The Cat's Paw
Director: Frederick Sullivan
Writer: Lloyd Lonergan
Actors: James Cruze as Lord Trevor, Florence La Badie as Nan, Justus D.. Barnes as Abdul
Released: 1914

A secret treaty between England and Japan is being kept in a British Lord's safe in his house for the time being. A notorious German spy and his young female accomplice are determined to get it. Lord Trevor and Nan are just as determined to stop them.

3 A Debut in the Secret Service A Debut in the Secret Service
Director: Frederick Sullivan
Writer: Lloyd Lonergan
Actors: James Cruze as Lord Trevor, Florence La Badie as Nan, Justus D.. Barnes as Abdul
Released: 1914

Nan is determined to prove to Trevor that she could handle a mission as well as he and his colleagues. When a woman is injured outside the house of her neighbor, in her delirium she admits to being an agent of German spy, Col. Pfaff. Nan goes undercover in disguise to get her hands on some secret plans that Pfaff has stolen.

4 The Mohammedan's Conspiracy The Mohammedan's Conspiracy
Director: Frederick Sullivan
Writer: Lloyd Lonergan
Actors: James Cruze as Lord Trevor, Florence La Badie as Nan, Justus D.. Barnes as Abdul
Released: 1914

Hearing something is up in Egypt, Lord Trevor sends his friend Abdul there to learn more. When Abdul is discovered, Nan decides to take his place, disguised as a young Arab boy selling fruit. She learns of a plot to poison the food supply being shipped to Britain.

MY COMMENTS

From March 1910 to August 1933 the extremely prolific Clarence H. New penned (well, typed) 265 adventures about the group he dubbed the Free Lances of Diplomacy. In that span 281 issues of Blue Book Magazine were published. That means in the 23 years, including one very nasty Great War, he missed only 16 issues (some of those he had other stories). That puts him in the same awesome (IMHO) category as Walter Gibson writing The Shadow tales as Maxwell Grant or Lester Dent penning Doc Savage adventures. And yet his name is not close to being as remembered (again IMHO). Shame, that!

I know that he typed them because he, or an heir, donated his extensive set of papers to Wake Forest University and they make them available for viewing by appointment at their library. I spent two very long but enjoyable days there a couple years ago and came away with camera snapshots of a bunch (but nowhere close to a quarter) of his output, complete with pen-and-pencil edits galore. I would have added some of them here but was asked not to.

New's characters tend to be a bit wordy (which for me is pot chastising kettle) but there is still a lot of action and some very varied plotlines and the amount of disguises and ploys and schemes and such that they use were very Mission Impossible over a half century before.

GRADE

My Grade: B

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