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Full Name: James Bigglesworth
Nationality: British
Organization: British Intelligence
Occupation Agent

Creator: W. E. Johns
Time Span: 1932 - 1999

ABOUT THE SERIES

James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth is an agent with British Intelligence.

He is more accurately a pilot for the nascent Royal Flying Corps (RFC) but since that organization essentially got its start as a means of gaining vital troop position intel, anyone working in the RFC was by definition involved in intelligence work. This is even more so when on many occasions pilots were asked to land their single-engine light aircraft in all sort of places, roads and fields and clearings, in order to drop something/someone off or pick something/someone up or go do a wee bit of recon or sabotage themselves.

When we first meet Biggles, he is a brash, eager young man of 17 who has just the RFC, allowed in because his proof of age had sadly gotten lost. Prior to that he had lived most of his life in India where his father had been a British civil servant. Biggles love of travel and adventure and his gift with languages had their start early. It was when he was living at a boarding school as a young teenager back in England and a plane made an emergency landing on the school grounds that Biggles got his first experience with a plane and the love of those crafts and flying itself never waned.

Biggles got his first flying training and then real experience in 1916 where he was one of the many pilots in action during the later half of World War I. He then continued his flying and his government service, not to mention the occasional side jaunts for his own entertainment and excitement, through the intervening years and throughout the Second World War and after.

Biggles will become very well known in a wide variety of circles and called upon for assistance from a large number of people and organizations, governmental or otherwise. He will readily answer those calls and will invariably take with him several close friends he meets early on. The two most important are Algernon Lacey, aka Algy, another pilot and Biggle's usual second-in-command, and 'Ginger' Hebblethwaite, a young but very trustworthy and capable mechanic.

Note: While Biggles will age a bit over the course of the many, many adventures he will have, his chronological progress will not come close to matching the real years in which his stories take place. Readers just knew to go with the flow and not let such things matter.

YOUNG ADULT BOOKS

Number of Books:102
First Appearance:1932
Last Appearance:1999

1 The Camels Are Coming The Camels Are Coming
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

A collection of 17 short stories which recount the many escapades and missions Biggles and friends take part in during the Great War. The stories are:
 1. The White Fokker
 2. The Packet
 3. J-9982
 4. The Balloonatics
 5. The Blue Devil
 6. Camouflage
 7. The Carrier
 8. Spads And Spandaus
 9. The Zone Call
10. The Decoy
11. The Boob
12. The Battle Of Flowers
13. The Bomber
14. On Leave
15. Fog
16. Affaire De Coeur
17. The Last Show



2 The Cruise Of The Condor The Cruise Of The Condor
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

Biggles and Algy head to visit Biggles' uncle Dick and find that the man, recently in Brazil on a treasure hunt, is being besieged by his former porters in his estate back in England. After he is able to fly them all to safety, Biggles and team decide to resume the treasure hunt in South America. The Condor in the title refers to the amphibian plane they will use in Brazil.

3 Biggles Of The Camel Squadron Biggles Of The Camel Squadron
aka Biggles of the Fighter Squadron
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

A collection of 13 short stories which recount more of the escapades and missions Biggles and friends take part in during the Great War. The stories are:
1. The Professor
2. The Joy Ride
3. The Bridge Party
4. The Bottle Party
5. The Trap
6. The Funk
7. The Professor Comes Back
8. The Thought Reader
9. The Great Arena
10. Biggles Finds His Feet
11. The Dragon's Lair!
12. Biggles' Day Off!
13. Scotland For Ever!

4 Biggles Flies Again Biggles Flies Again
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

A collection of 13 short stories of the activities of Biggles and pals shortly after the Great War. The stories are:
1. The Gold Rush
2. The Maid And The Mountains
3. The Blue Orchid
4. Fair Cargo
5. Beauty And The Beast
6. Bob's Box
7. Savages And Wings
8. The Oriental Touch
9. Down In The Forest
10. Three Weeks
11. The Sheikh And The Greek
12. Yellow Freight
13. The Last Show

5 The Black Peril The Black Peril
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1935

Out for a bit of fun flying, Biggles and Algy encounter some bad weather and must land on a previously unknown airstrip. There they encounter a strange, mysterious large amphibious plane so naturally they have to investigate. Story explains how Biggles meets Ginger Habblethwaite.

6 Biggles Learns To Fly Biggles Learns To Fly
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1935

A collection of 12 short stories told in 24 chapters which recount the early days of Biggles' love and interest in flying. The stories are:
1. Biggles Learns To Fly
2. Biggles' First Flight
3. Biggles The Scout
4. Spy In The Sky
5. Crashed Flyers
6. The Laughing Spy
7. Biggles' Bullseye
8. Biggles Buys The Sky
9. Biggles' Big Battle
10. Biggles' Surprise Packet
11. Biggles' Revenge
12. Knights Of The Sky

7 Biggles Hits The Trail Biggles Hits The Trail
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1935

A single adventure serialized as The Mountain of Light over 10 issues of The Modern Boy, #385 - #394, June 22, 1935 - August 24, 1935.
Biggles, along with his pals Algy and Ginger, are invited to the home of Dickpa (Biggles' uncle) for what they are certain will be a new adventure. They are correct and are soon on their way to Tibet and the shining blue mountain!

8 Biggles Flies East Biggles Flies East
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1935

A single adventure serialized over 14 issues of The Modern Boy, #399 - #412, September 28, 1935 - December 28, 1935.
While on leave, Biggles is mistaken for someone else and offered a job, flying for the Germans! Reporting this to British Intelligence, they immediately ask him to accept and soon he is being sent by the enemy to Palestine to work for German Intelligence. He will find himself up against a master spy named El Shereef.

9 Biggles In France Biggles In France
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1935

A collection of 12 short stories originally published in The Modern Boy in two chunks, the first 5 from July-August, 1934 and the next 7 from December 1934 to January 1935. The stories are:
1. Biggles Goes Ballooning
2. Biggles and the Runaway Tank
3. Flying Luck
4. Biggles and the Mad Hatter
5. Biggles' Sky High Hat Trick
6. Biggles and the Flying Camera
7. Biggles Sky High Spy
8. Biggles Carves the Turkey
9. Biggles' Paperchase
10. Biggles and the Flying Wardrobe
11. Flying Crusaders
12. Biggles’ Borrowed Plumes

10 Biggles & Co. Biggles & Co.
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1936

A single adventure serialized as The Gold Flyers over 10 issues of The Modern Boy, #413 - #422, January 4, 1936 - March 7, 1936.
Biggles is approached with the offer to start up a new air freight business specifically to haul gold!

11 Biggles In Africa Biggles In Africa
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1936

A single adventure serialized over 9 issues of The Modern Boy, #443 - #451, August 1, 1936 to September 26, 1936.
When a young pilot by the name of Harry Marton disappears over Africa while trying to set a new London-Cape Town speed record, Biggles and his companions head to that continent to search for him.

12 Biggles - Air Commodore Biggles - Air Commodore
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1937

A single adventure serialized as Biggles Fights Alone over 10 issues of The Modern Boy, #452 - #461, October 3, 1936 to December 5, 1936.
At first the disappearance of British supply ships in the Indian Ocean were marked down as just accidents at sea but Biggles is concerned something more nefarious is at play. He is asked by the British government to investigate.

13 Biggles Flies West Biggles Flies West
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1937

A single adventure serialized as Haunted Treasure (first installment) and Biggles' Treasure Island (all other installments) over 12 issues of The Modern Boy, #490 - #501, June 26, 1937 to September 11, 1937.
When Biggles and friends meet Dick Denver, the latter has been sent a gold doubloon by his father and information as to where lots more can be found. Biggles is anxious to join in the treasure hunt.

14 Biggles Goes To War Biggles Goes To War
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1938

A single adventure serialized over 10 issues of The Modern Boy, #503 - #512, September 25, 1937 to November 27, 1937.
The Eastern European nation of Maltovia is in danger of invasion from its larger neighbor, Lovitzna. When Biggles is asked by the smaller country to go there to build up its air force, he demurs. Then the Lovitzna ambassador warns him sternly to stay away, pretty much insuring Biggles is headed to Maltovia.

15 Biggles Flies South Biggles Flies South
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1938

A single adventure serialized as Biggles on the Treasure Trail over 8 issues of the renamed Modern Boy, #1 - #8, February 19, 1938 to April 9, 1938.
A reunion of 266 Squadron is taking place in Cape Town. Biggles, Algy, and Ginger are en route but stop over in Cairo on the way. There they are enticed to help a young archaeologist search for a fabled lost oasis. Biggles at first did not want to but when he is warned off, he naturally agrees.

16 Biggles Flies North Biggles Flies North
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1939

A single adventure serialized as Biggles on the Treasure Trail over 9 issues of the Modern Boy, #23 - #31, July 23, 1938 to September 17, 1938.
A friend of Biggles, Wilks, has started up a freight airline hauling gold to the Arctic region of Canada. He has some competitors who will stop at nothing, even murder, to ruin his plans. He asks for help from Biggles and allies.

17 The Rescue Flight The Rescue Flight
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1939

A single adventure serialized as Biggles' Rescue Flight over 10 issues of  Modern Boy, #33 - #42, October 1, 1938 to December 3, 1938.
Taking place during WWI, this adventure tells how British pilot Nigel Fortymore is shot and reported killed over the Western Front. His brother Peter and friend Dick, both still in school, think he may still be alive and head to the area to search. Biggles and friends decide to help.

18 Biggles In Spain Biggles In Spain
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1939

A single adventure serialized as Wings Over Spain over 11 issues of Modern Boy, #49 - #59, January 21, 1939 to April 1, 1939.
Taking place during the Spanish Civil War, Biggles comes down with a bad fever and is transported to a ship to get better. When the ship is attacked and sunk off the Spanish coast, he and friends barely make it shore where they decide to do a little spying for England.

19 Biggles Secret Agent Biggles Secret Agent
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1940

A single adventure serialized as Castle Sinister over 10 issues of Modern Boy, #78 - #87, August 12, 1939 to October 14, 1939.
Professor Max Beklinder, inventor of an explosive called Linderite, has disappeared. He had been working on a secret poison gas for the British when word comes he had dies in a car accident in the European nation of Lucrania. Biggles is asked to head there to learn the truth.

20 Biggles In The South Seas Biggles In The South Seas
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1940

A single adventure serialized as Biggles' South Sea Adventure over 9 issues of The Gem, #1652 - #1660, October 14, 1939 to December 9, 1939.
Biggles and friends meet up with a friend from WWI, Sandy Macaster, who is looking for backing for a trip to the South Seas to find a fortune in pearls.

21 Biggles In The Baltic Biggles In The Baltic
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1940

A single adventure serialized as Storm Troop of the Baltic Sky over 11 issues of The War Thriller, #579 - #589, March 9, 1940 to May 18, 1940.
World War II had just started. Biggles is given command of a secret squadron working out of a large cave overlooking the Baltic Sea. His direction is to cause as much trouble as he can to the Germans.

22 Biggles Defies The Swastika Biggles Defies The Swastika
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1941

A single adventure serialized as Biggles Flies Alone over 5 issues of Air Defense Cadet Corps Gazette, September, 1940 to January, 1941 and then 2 issues of Air Training Corps Gazette, March and April, 1941.
Biggles is given a mission to Norway but finds himself in danger when the Germans invade and conquer that country.

23 Biggles Sees It Through Biggles Sees It Through
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1941

This adventure is apparently the first one to appear in book form without having first been published in a magazine.
Biggles and company are flying a recon mission over Finland when they encounter a Polish aircraft engineer who tells them that he has hidden some important tech docs to keep them out of German hands. British Intelligence wants Biggles to retrieve them knowing that the enemy is also looking for them.

24 Spitfire Parade - Biggles At War Spitfire Parade - Biggles At War
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1941

A collection of 13 stories dealing with Biggles being given command of 666 Fighter Squadron and the interesting people who make up that wing. Three are stories which appeared in magazine format shortly before this publication while others are rewrites of WWI stories, altered to work as WWII tales, some of which.
1. Biggles Takes Over - new story originally published as So This Is War
2. The Coming Of Carrington - new story originally published as 'Hard Case' Carrington
3. The Arrival Of Angus - originally published as The Arrival Of Angus, a rewrite of Flying Luck
4. Taffy Trundles In - a rewrite of Biggles and the Runaway Tank
5. One Good Turn - a rewrite of Biggles’ Borrowed Plumes
6. So This Is War - a rewrite of Knights Of The Sky
7. Cuthbert Comes - And Goes - a rewrite of Biggles and the Mad Hatter
8. The Love Song - a rewrite of an unspecified story
9. The Coward - a rewrite of The Funk
10. The Flying Spy - a rewrite of Biggles Sky High Spy
11. The Record Breakers - a rewrite of Biggles' Sky High Hat Trick
12. The Fortune Of War - a rewrite of Reunion
13. Bertie Picks The Lock - a rewrite of Biggles' Exciting Night

25 Biggles In The Jungle Biggles In The Jungle
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1942

Feeling a bit bored, Biggles and company decide a trip to Central America is called for. While there they meet up with a war-time friend named Carruthers, now acting Governor of Belize, who is having trouble with someone calling himself the King of the Forest. The man is causing problems with the harvesting and shipping of important chicle.

26 Biggles Sweeps The Desert Biggles Sweeps The Desert
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1942

Biggles "is ordered to take his squadron to a remote part of the Libyan desert in order to ascertain why certain British transport aircraft, operating on a trans-Africa route, have failed to arrive at their destination".

28 Biggles In Borneo Biggles In Borneo
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1943

Biggles and company are now fighting in the Pacific Theater, operating out of the mountains of Borneo in a secret base trying to inflict as much damage on the Japanese forces as they can.

29 Biggles Fails To Return Biggles Fails To Return
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1943

When Biggles is sent on a secret mission to Monaco and then fails to return from it, his friends Algy, Ginger, and Bertie get permission to go looking for him.

30 King Of The Commandos King Of The Commandos
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1943

This is the 1st in the Gimlet series of war adventures, a companion to the Biggles series.
This is "an account of dangerous moments and exciting encounters in occupied France during the war. ... Leading the Commandoes is Captain Lorrington King, D.S.O., M.C., better-known to his thousands of admirers as Gimlet."
Biggles plays a very small, unspeaking, part in these adventures when he asks for a short time as the pilot conveying the team to missions.

30.1 Biggles - Charter Pilot Biggles - Charter Pilot
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1944

This collection of 16 short stories all recount adventures told by Ginger to his fellow 666 Squadron pilots regarding actions taken by Biggles and company on behalf of Dr. Augustus Duck to take him to investigate different oddities of interest. The stories are:
1. The Adventure of the Enchanted Island
2. The Adventure of the Abominable Caveman
3. The Adventure of the Horticultural Hermits
4. The Adventure of the Crooning Crocodile
5. The Adventure of the Oxidized Grotto
6. The Adventure of the Purple Cloud
7. The Adventure of the Patagonian Giants
8. The Adventure of the Musty Mammoth
9. The Adventure of the Luminous Lily
10. The Adventure of the Suspicious Volcano
11. The Adventure of the Haunted Creek
12. The Adventure of the Golden Shirts
13. The Adventure of the Inquisitive Doors
14. The Adventure of the Counterfeit Crusaders
15. The Adventure of the Green Horse
16. The Adventure of the Silent Death

31 Gimlet Goes Again Gimlet Goes Again
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1944

This is the 2nd in the Gimlet series of war adventures, a companion to the Biggles series.
Gimlet and his men are once again parachuting into France to continue to fight behind enemy lines against the invading Germans.
Biggles has a very small part as a pilot in one of the adventures but at least this time he is allowed to talk, albeit just a little.

32 Biggles In The Orient Biggles In The Orient
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1944

During the War with Japan, someone is causing trouble with the British aircraft operating out of India flying supplies to China. The planes are disappearing and the cause is unknown. Biggles and company are sent there to learn the truth and stop the harassment.

33 Biggles Delivers The Goods Biggles Delivers The Goods
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1946

An acquaintance of Biggles, Li Chi, tells the British government that he has stockpiled a secret supply of rubber, vital for the war effort, and can get even more. The trouble is that it is on an island in the Mergui island chain, behind Japanese lines and far from the nearest British base. Biggles and company are asked to find a solution.

34 Gimlet Mops Up Gimlet Mops Up
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1947

This is the 4th in the Gimlet series of war adventures, a companion to the Biggles series.
Gimlet and his men are asked by a high ranking British military leader to help in tracking down a Nazi underground movement called the Werewolves.
Biggles is brought in to help with piloting an amphibious plane, albeit only for a short time.

35 Sergeant Bigglesworth C.I.D. Sergeant Bigglesworth C.I.D.
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1947

WWII is over. Biggles is approached by Air Commodore Raymond to stick around to help take down a gang using airplanes to fly into an area, conduct a large robbery, fly the proceeds to a hidden location, all often before the theft is discovered. Raymond hopes that Biggles will create an air police force.

36 Comrades In Arms Comrades In Arms
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1947

A collection of 6 stories of different characters and different areas of the world although all take place during WWII. One of the stories deals with Biggles and another is a "Gimlet" tale in which Biggles has a small part.
The Biggles adventure is:
Thunder Over Germany
The Gimlet adventure with Biggles in it is:
An Oriental Assignment

37 Biggles' Second Case Biggles' Second Case
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1948

A single adventure serialized over 8 issues of Boy's Own Paper, Vol 68, #5 - #12, February 1946 to September 1946.
As Biggles and team working at Scotland Yard despair over their boredom, Air Commodore Raymond arrives with news that their archenemy Von Schonbeck, the clever U-boat commander, had escaped to the South Indian Ocean. He was basing himself on his own island and preying on shipping in the area. Biggles decides to pay him a visit.

38 Biggles Hunts Big Game Biggles Hunts Big Game
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1948

When Biggles gets hold of counterfeit stamps and currency, he is intrigued. After learning that the people passing these fakes are powerful enough to have their own airline and thus capable of flooding international markets, he and his friends decide to do something to stop them.

39 Biggles Takes A Holiday Biggles Takes A Holiday
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1949

Hearing that their old friend, Angus Mackail, is "virtually a prisoner in the unheard of 'Paradise Valley' in Central South America, Biggles and company know they have no choice but to head there to help out. This will put them up against ex-Nazi trickster Dr. Liebgarten.

40 Biggles Breaks The Silence Biggles Breaks The Silence
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1949

Biggles, who is growing less thrilled with treasure hunts, nevertheless decides to go on one along with his friends, Ginger, Algy, and Bertie. This one takes them to the frozen South Pole in search of a cargo ship full of gold. Also going after this cache is the dangerous Lavinsky and his gang of cutthroats.

41 Biggles - Air Detective Biggles - Air Detective
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

A collection of 7 short stories all dealing with Biggles and friends as part of the Special Air Police handling criminal investigations. The stories are:
1. The Case of the Black Sheep
2. The Case of the Visiting Sultan
3. The Case of the Unregistered Operator
4. The Case of the Wounded Agent
5. The Case of the Brilliant Pupil
6. The Case of the Murdered Apprentice
7. The Case of the Stolen Aircraft

42 Biggles Gets His Men Biggles Gets His Men
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

A single adventure serialized over 20 weekly issues of the Australian newspaper The Sunday Herald from January 23, 1949 to June 5, 1949.
The kidnapping of several highly specialized scientists get Biggles and company called in to investigate. Evidence points to a Chinese mastermind so it is to China that the team must head.

43 Gimlet Bores In Gimlet Bores In
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

This is the 7th in the Gimlet series of war adventures, a companion to the Biggles series.
Gimlet calls his team together to tell them he has been asked by a British government department to mount a rescue of a man from a medieval fortress in Eastern Europe. Biggles plays a small part as the man who provides pilot duty to there with a flying boat.

44 Another Job For Biggles Another Job For Biggles
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1951

A single adventure serialized as Biggles In Arabia over 7 monthly issues of Collins Magazine For Boys And Girls from February 1950 to August 1950.
It is assigned to Biggles and company to head to the Arabian Desert to wipe out a wild crop of gurra, a dangerous narcotic. When they get there they find the field has already been burnt but someone has made off with a supply of seeds so the mission gets changed accordingly.

45 Biggles Goes To School Biggles Goes To School
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1951

A single adventure serialized as Biggles At School over 6 monthly issues of Boy's Own Paper from October 1950 to March 1951.
This volume contains a series of exploits out of normal school events done by a young Biggles back when he first attended the school.

46 Biggles Works It Out Biggles Works It Out
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1951

A convoy hauling an impressive amount of gold is ambushed in Australia and half of a ton of gold ingots are stolen. Then the criminals disappeared without a trace. Biggles is of the mind that they they used aircraft and decides to look into things himself. He will discover he is going up against his old enemy Erich von Stalhein and a group called the White Prophets of Peace.

47 Biggles Takes The Case Biggles Takes The Case
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1952

A collection of 9 short stories, 8 of which deal with Biggles' days with the Special Air Police and the 9th takes place during WWII. The stories are:
1. Skyway Robbery
2. the Case of the Unknown Aircraft
3. The Renegade
4. Biggles Baits the Trap
5. African Assignment
6. All in the Day's Work
7. The Case of the Secret Aerofoil
8. The Case of the Mysterious Gunshots
9. The Hare and the Tortoise

48 Biggles Follows On Biggles Follows On
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1952

A single adventure serialized over 6 monthly issues in Boy's Own Paper, Volume 74, issues 7 to 12, April 1952 to September 1952.
Von Stalhein is seen in England recruiting soldiers to join his 'international brigade'. Biggles wants to stop him but he is also very curious as to where these mercenaries will be heading.


49 Biggles And The Black Raider Biggles And The Black Raider
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

Central Africa villages are being plagued by raids by an African leader named Cetezulu but known as 'The Black Elephant'. Air Commodore Raymond sends Biggles and company there to mount a resistance.

50 Biggles In The Blue Biggles In The Blue
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

A single adventure serialized over 19 weekly issues in The Eagle, Volume 3, issue 50 to Volume 4 issue 16, March 20, 1953 to July 24, 1953.
A former Nazi named Wolff was living in Jamaica but nearing death. He tried to write a letter to his friend, Erich von Stalhein, along with a map, detailing where secret documents from WWII were hidden but he died before finishing it. Now Biggles learns of it and races to get the cache before his old enemy.

51 Biggles Of The Special Air Police Biggles Of The Special Air Police
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

A collection of 13 short stories. The first 6 being original tales of Biggles in the Special Air Police. The next 6 were reprints of the first six Biggles adventures.  The 13th was a WWI story released in a magazine but not previously in book form.
The new stories are:
1. The Case of the Black Gauntlet
2. The Case Of The Mandarin's Treasure Chest
3. The Case Of The Lost Souls
4. The Case Of The Too Successful Company
5. The Case Of The White Lion
6. The Case Of The Remarkable Perfume
The reprinted stores are:
1. The White Fokker
2. The Packet
3. J-9982
4. The Balloonatics
5. The Blue Devil
6. Camouflage
The last story was:
6. The Ace Of Spades

52 Biggles In The Gobi Biggles In The Gobi
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

A single adventure serialized over 17 weekly issues in The Eagle, Volume 4, issue 17 to issue 33, July 31, 1953 to November 20, 1953.
A request by Air Commodore Raymond to Biggles has the intrepid pilot, along with his friends, Algy, Ginger, and Bertie, heading to Communist China to rescue a group of missionaries.

53 Biggles Cuts It Fine Biggles Cuts It Fine
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

British Intelligence has observed highly skilled people from Iron Curtain countries leaving on long-range submarines, many of them no longer on board when the vessel returns. Biggles and company are asked to start flying to remote islands around the world where it is feared these people are setting up secret bases.

54 Biggles And The Pirate Treasure Biggles And The Pirate Treasure
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

A collection of 11 short stories, some of them original for this publication and some of them released elsewhere earlier. The stories are:
1. Biggles and the Pirate Treasure
2. The Case of the Obliging Tourist
3. Night Flight
4. the Case of the Ivory Idol
5. Biggles Buys a Watch
6. The Case of the Poisoned Crops
7. Biggles Nets a Fish
8. The Case of the Lunatic At Large
9. The Case of the Flying Clown
10. The Case of the Phone Box Murder
11. The Unknown Diamonds

55 Biggles Foreign Legionnaire Biggles Foreign Legionnaire
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

First published in ten parts as Biggles Joins The Legion in Junior Mirror, issues 1-10, September 1 to November 3, 1954.
Learning that his friend, Marcel Brissac of the Surete, has left to join the French Foreign Legion, Biggles is very curious but soon decides the man is after a gang that is out foment war for profit. Biggles and Ginger decide to join Brissac in the Legion to lend their support.

56 Biggles In Australia Biggles In Australia
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1955

First published in ten parts as Biggles Spycatcher in Junior Mirror, issues 23-32, February 2 to May 4, 1955.
The picture of his old nemesis, Erich von Stalhein, in an Australian newspaper alerts Biggles to the man being still alive and still up to no good. Exactly what Biggles does not know, of course, so he and Ginger head Down Under to learn the truth.

57 Biggles' Chinese Puzzle Biggles' Chinese Puzzle
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1955

A collection of 11 short stories, some of them original for this publication and some of them released elsewhere earlier. The stories are:
1. Biggles' Chinese Puzzle
2. The Case Of The Modern Pirate
3. The Adventure Of The Luminous Clay
4. The Flying Crusaders
5. The Mystery Of The Torn Parachute
6. The Case Of The Missing Constable
7. The Case Of The Secret Inquisitors
8. Operation Starlight

58 No Rest For Biggles No Rest For Biggles
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1956

First published in eight parts in Junior Mirror, issues 53-60, September 28 to November 16, 1955.
Several airplanes transporting VIP's with secret documents accompanying them have disappeared over Africa. To track them down, Biggles takes on the identity of such a person as bait.

59 Biggles Takes Charge Biggles Takes Charge
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1956

First published in four parts in Junior Mirror, issues 73-75, February 8 to February 29, 1956.
As Algy was trying to return a key to an old friend, he finds himself in the midst of a kidnapping plot to snatch Prince Karl of Moldavia by communist agents. Biggles soon joins the fun.

60 Biggles Makes Ends Meet Biggles Makes Ends Meet
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

Air Commodore Raymond once again calls upon Biggles and company for help in a sticky matter, this time dealing with a possible case of piracy in the Indian Ocean. 

61 Biggles Of The Interpol Biggles Of The Interpol
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

A collection of 11 short stories, some of them original for this publication and some of them released elsewhere earlier. The stories are:
1. Biggles Works Overtime
2. The Man Who Lost His Foot
3. Assignment In Arabia
4. Routine Patrol
5. The Lady From Brazil
6. Equatorial Encounter
7. Biggles Makes A Bet
8. Murder By Thirst
9. A Matter Of Deduction
10. The Man Who Came By Night
11. The Bird That Died Of Diamonds

62 Biggles On The Home Front Biggles On The Home Front
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

Biggles is approached by CID Inspector Gaskin to assisting in apprehending a fence of stolen goods who is suspected of using an airplane to smuggle the loot out of the country.

63 Biggles Presses On Biggles Presses On
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

A collection of 11 short stories, some of them original for this publication and some of them released elsewhere earlier. The stories are:
1. The Case of the Man on a Spot
2. The Case of the Submerged Aircraft
3. The Case of the  Sabotaged Parachute
4. Mission Oriental
5. The Case of the Haunted Island
6. The Case of the Ambitious Fishmonger
7. The Case of the Fatal Ruby
8. Fishy Business
9. Biggles Lays A Ghost
10. Mischief by Moonlight
11. The Case of the Stolen Truck

64 Biggles On Mystery Island Biggles On Mystery Island
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

Oratovoa is a British island possession in the middle of the Pacific. When several people goes missing there, Biggles is asked to fly there to investigate. Since French and Swedish people were among those who disappeared, Marcel Brissac of the Surete and Sven Helderson of the Swedish police join Biggles and his friends.

65 Biggles Buries A Hatchet Biggles Buries A Hatchet
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

First published in seven parts in Boys Own Paper, Volume 80, issues 6 to 12, March to September 1958.
Biggles is visited by the nephew of his old nemesis, Erich von Stalhein, and told that von Stalhein is being held prisoner on the island of Sakhalin off Siberia. Furthermore, Biggles is warned that the same people holding him are also angry with Biggles and have sent an assassin after him.

66 Biggles In Mexico Biggles In Mexico
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1959

Biggles and Ginger are in Mexico to investigate a gang of robbers who conducted a diamond robbery in London and then fled to Mexico.

67 Biggles' Combined Operation Biggles' Combined Operation
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1959

The lecture given by a visiting American police official at an International Police Conference in Paris is causing some people to be very upset with the man. The speech was about the use of chocolate to get teenagers in America hooked on drugs.

68 Biggles At World'S End Biggles At World'S End
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1959

After receiving a tip from his former nemesis Erich von Stalhein that British gold stolen during WWII was hidden on an island at the southern tip of South America, Biggles decides to go look for it.

69 Biggles And The Leopards Of Zinn Biggles And The Leopards Of Zinn
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1960

Biggles heads to a British colony in Central Africa, close to the Belgian Congo, to look into the deaths said to have been caused by a wild leopard. He finds things are very much not what they seem.

70 Biggles Goes Home Biggles Goes Home
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1960

First published in ten parts in TV Express Weekly, issues 290-299, May 21 to July 23, 1960.
Biggles is the perfect person for Air Commodore Raymond to ask to head to Garhwal in North East India to rescue a Chinese man named Poo Tah Ling. Biggles knows the area well having grown up there. Now he will use that familiarity to find the man being sought by the Chinese army.

71 Biggles And The Poor Rich Boy Biggles And The Poor Rich Boy
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1961

A member of International Police Bureau asks Biggles to take the lead in locating the kidnapped son of a wealthy man, said boy taken by a man with a major grievance against the father.

72 Biggles Forms A Syndicate Biggles Forms A Syndicate
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1961

First published in ten parts in TV Express Weekly, issues 274-283, January 30 to April 2, 1960.
When asked to take part in the hunt for and recovery of a treasure in an archaeological dig site, Biggles agrees but knows they will need a large airplane to carry it off so he forms a syndicate where each member tosses in a share of the cost.

73 Biggles And The Missing Millionaire Biggles And The Missing Millionaire
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1961

Biggles is asked by Air Commodore Raymond to assist finding a missing yacht named the Cordelia. The vessel was loaded with an unusual amount of provisions and the owner was being sought by a large number of creditors.

74 Biggles Goes Alone Biggles Goes Alone
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1962

Biggles is off on his own when Air Commodore Raymond insists he go on a vacation, booking a room at a hotel on the South Cornish coast. He does not get much rest, though, when soon a woman is found murdered and the local police superintendent is very pleased to have his help.

75 Orchids For Biggles Orchids For Biggles
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1962

It is South America that Biggles heads as he searches for a traitor who stole vital documents dealing with nuclear research and then took off. The man has demanded £1 million from the British government or he takes the data elsewhere.

76 Biggles Sets A Trap Biggles Sets A Trap
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1962

The croak of a raven is the sound supposedly made just before a member of the Landaville family, landed gentry for several hundred years, is found dead. That is the Curse of the Landavilles, or so claims the latest owner of the title as he appeals to Biggles help to keep him alive.

77 Biggles Takes It Rough Biggles Takes It Rough
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

A man named Macaster owns a supposedly uninhabited island off Scotland. He plans to develop the property and gets the British government's okay. Then he discovers there are apparently people living there as he hears aircraft taking off and landing at night. He looks to Biggles to help investigate.

78 Biggles Takes A Hand Biggles Takes A Hand
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

Biggles hears from his former nemesis, Erich von Stalhein, that three Soviet assassins are now in London and said to be after the family of an East German bigwig who was shot for treason.

79 Biggles' Special Case Biggles' Special Case
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

Biggles is given another secret mission, this time flying a mysterious passenger on a special diplomatic trip to Asia-Minor. Complicating things is the word that officially the British government must take a hands-off policy.

80 Biggles Flies To Work Biggles Flies To Work
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

A collection of 11 short stories, some of them original for this publication and some of them released elsewhere earlier. The stories are:
1. The Case of the Lost Coins
2. The Case of the Old Masters
3. Mystery on the Moor
4. The Two Bright Boys
5. Horace Takes A Hand
6. Biggles Learns Something
7. Dangerous Freight
8. A Routine Job
9. Dawn Patrol
10. The Trick That Failed
11. The Case of the Early Boy

81 Biggles And The Plane That Disappeared Biggles And The Plane That Disappeared
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

Biggles is brought in to investigate when a pilot in a flying club took a small plane up to give a paying passenger a fun ride ... and then never came back.

82 Biggles And The Lost Sovereigns Biggles And The Lost Sovereigns
aks Biggles and the Lost Treasure
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

First published in seven parts in Look and Learn, issues 82-88, August 10, 1963 to September 21, 1963.
Back in 1942 as Singapore was preparing for the Japanese invasion, 20,000 gold sovereigns were put on a schooner named Vagabond. Soon after, the ship disappeared. Twenty years later, a native was found in a canoe with a necklace made of some of those sovereigns. Biggles is asked to go to the Mergui Archipelago to investigate.

83 Biggles And The Black Mask Biggles And The Black Mask
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

Biggles is certain that an ex-RAF officer named Roderick Canson is a dishonest individual. Now that the man has started an air charter business Biggles is determined to learn what illegal activity is planned but when he starts to investigate, he is attacked and almost dies. This just makes him more certain.

84 Biggles Investigates Biggles Investigates
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

A collection of 8 short stories, all original for this publication and all dealing with Biggles still with the Special Air Police. The stories are:
1. Biggles Investigates
2. A Ring O'Roses
3. The Long Chase
4. A Matter Of Co-Operation
5. Biggles Cracks A Nut
6. The Birthday Present
7. The Case Of The Amateur Yachtsmen
8. The Boy Who Watched The Planes Go By

85 Biggles Looks Back Biggles Looks Back
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1965

At a dinner with his former nemesis and now friend, Erich von Stalhein, Biggles is reminded of an old love from his WWI days with the question, "Did you ever wonder what became of Marie Janis?" Soon von Stalhein and then Biggles will head to Czechoslovakia where she is in trouble with the communist government.

86 Biggles And The Plot That Failed Biggles And The Plot That Failed
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1965

Brigadier Mander asks Biggles to look into the disappearance of his son, Adrian, who had left in his airplane heading to the Sahara to search for the tomb of King Ras Tenazza. Mander is certain the travelling companion of his son is not to be trusted.

87 Biggles And The Blue Moon Biggles And The Blue Moon
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1965

Fearing trouble in the transportation in Malaya of an impressive pearl collection, including a special one known as the 'Blue Moon of Asia', an old friend, Lin Seng, asks Biggles for help. His help will definitely be needed.

88 Biggles Scores A Bull Biggles Scores A Bull
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1965

Biggles is often asked to help look into thefts of one kind or another but this is a first for him when Inspector Gaskin calls for assistance looking in the disappearance of expensive breeding bulls.

89 Biggles In The Terai Biggles In The Terai
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1966

Algy heads to India where his assistance is requested investigating a gold smuggling racket. Algy soon disappearances, prompting Biggles and Bertie to head to that subcontinent to help.

90 Biggles And The Gun Runners Biggles And The Gun Runners
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1966

Biggles goes after a cabal selling arms to rebels in Africa in the hopes of sparking civil war to sell even more munitions. Biggles quits the Air Police in the hope he will be recruited for pilot duty by the arms dealers.

91 Biggles Sorts It Out Biggles Sorts It Out
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1967

Biggles is asked by Air Commodore Raymond to look into the theft of a collection of rubies owned by a Lord Langdon and supposedly stolen by a former footman of his who was spending too much time in the company of Langdon's daughter. Said former servant has been sending letters to her from Africa.

92 Biggles And The Dark Intruder Biggles And The Dark Intruder
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1967

The ability of an airplane to fly into and out of that country in the Cornwall/Devon region, all under the radar, has the authorities asking Biggles and company to investigate.

93 Biggles And The Penitent Thief Biggles And The Penitent Thief
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1967

A member of Biggles' old squadron, Dusty Miller, comes to ask for help. His son, Tommy, got involved in a gang stealing a quarter million pounds of jewelry from a shop in London. The loot is now hidden on an island off Canada and Tommy wants to return it to make amends but the other gang members are not in agreement.

94 Biggles And The Deep Blue Sea Biggles And The Deep Blue Sea
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

Biggles is dispatched to Jean Bonney Island in the Bay of Bengal to look into the possible incursion of the British territory. Why someone would venture to that small volcanic isle is a mystery. Algy is the one accompanies Biggles.

95 The Boy Biggles The Boy Biggles
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

A collection 13 original stories dealing with the period Biggles' life as a young boy, circa 1912, living in India. The stories are:
1. A Test Of Nerve
2. A Chapter Of Adventures
3. More Trouble
4. Death In The Water
5. The Big Bad Bear
6. The One That Got Away
7. A Sort Of Education
8. Living Dangerously
9. The Thugs
10. The Black Intruder
11. A Professor Learns A Lesson
12. The Foolish Tiger
13. The Last Adventure

96 Biggles In The Underworld Biggles In The Underworld
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

Biggles is on the lookout for an escaped infamous criminal named Nicholas Lazor, aka Nick the Sheikh aka Lazor the Razor, who escaped from Dartmoor prison two years ago and is now thought to be hiding as a member of Royal Air Force.

97 Biggles And The Little Green God Biggles And The Little Green God
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1969

A 2-pound piece of carved green jade with a red ruby set in its forehead has disappeared. The object is the Atu-Hua, said to be a South American god. It had been sold at auction and was en route its new home in Chile when the plane carrying it vanished. Biggles is asked to locate both plane and statuette.

98 Biggles And The Noble Lord Biggles And The Noble Lord
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1969

To catch a mastermind criminal and his gang, responsible for several high profile robberies, Ginger goes undercover as a rich Indian princess! Bertie is 'her' chauffeur.

99 Biggles Sees Too Much Biggles Sees Too Much
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1970

Biggles is on vacation at the shore when he sees four men arrive at the docks and board a ship to go shark fishing. When the ship returns some hours later, the four men getting off the boat and driving away are not the same men. Biggles is now intrigued.

100 Biggles Does Some Homework Biggles Does Some Homework
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1998

The author died while on chapter 12 of this adventure and the book remained unfinished and unpublished for 30 years after his death. The exact plot is not known to me.
Biggles is 65 and at normal retirement age but his love of adventure and companionship with his friends has not diminished. One of the things facing Biggles in the newly expanding Special Air Service is who might replace him.

101 Biggles - Air Ace Biggles - Air Ace
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1999

Subtitled The Uncollected Stories, this volume contains ten stories published originally elsewhere and collected for the first time in one set. The stories are:
1. Biggles' Xmas Box!
2. Biggles' Christmas Tree!
3. Biggles And The Joker
4. Biggles' Night Out!
5. The Fledglings
6. Biggles 'On The Spot'
7. Biggles' Exciting Night!
8. Biggles Takes The Bait!
9. The Case Of The Somerset Farmer
10. Simple Arithmetic

102 Biggles: The Untold Story Biggles: The Untold Story
Written by Peter James
Copyright: 1986

The novelization of the 1986 movie titled Biggles: Adventures In Time.

NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORIES

Number of Stories:17
First Appearance:1932
Last Appearance:1932

1 The White Fokker The White Fokker
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

1st of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was first published in Popular Flying Machine, April 1932. It was reprinted as Biggles and the White Fokker in The Modern Boy #257, Jan. 7, 1933.
This is our introduction to Biggles who is still a teenager but already becoming well respected as a pilot and. We are told of an incident in which a German Fokker pilot shoots down a fellow pilot and Biggles gets him in turn.

2 The Packet The Packet
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

2nd of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was first published in Popular Flying Machine, May 1932. It was reprinted as Peril Over The Line in The Modern Boy #258, Jan. 14, 1933.
Just promoted to the rank of Captain, Biggles is sent into enemy territory to retrieve a cachet of secret plans hidden in a rabbit hole in a field. Two pilots have already perished going after it.

3 J-9982 J-9982
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

3rd of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was first published in Popular Flying Machine, June 1932. It was reprinted as Fighting Mad in The Modern Boy #259, Jan. 21, 1933.
The title refers to the number on a captured Sopwith Camel that a German pilot is using to attack British pilots. Biggles must take it down.

4 The Balloonatics The Balloonatics
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

4th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was first published in Popular Flying Machine, July 1932. It was reprinted as The Duneville Sausage in The Modern Boy #260, Jan. 28, 1933.
His commander having gotten hold of 12 bottles of whiskey and offering them to the Biggles of the 266 or Wilkinson of the 287 squadron, whoever can capture a German observation balloon.

5 The Blue Devil The Blue Devil
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

5th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was first published in Popular Flying Machine, August 1932. It was reprinted in The Modern Boy #261, Feb. 4, 1933.
The title refers to a brand new German Albatross, painted blue and causing loads of trouble for the British until Biggles uses an insane maneuver to surprise his opponent and shoot it down.

6 Camouflage Camouflage
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

6th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was republished as The Mystery Gun in The Modern Boy #262, Feb. 11, 1933.
A powerful artillery gun is avoiding as a church! Since it is movable, it can change location during the night to avoid detection. Biggles catches on but is scoffed at.

7 The Carrier The Carrier
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

7th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was republished as Man Hunt in the Air in The Modern Boy #263, Feb. 18, 1933.
When his plane hits a carrier pigeon, Biggles finds a message in the remains which tells of a British spy trapped in a field in Germany hunted by soldiers with dogs. After being told the man was being abandoned, Biggles decides to pull off an impossible rescue.

8 Spads and Spandaus Spads and Spandaus
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

8th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was republished as The Flying Circus in The Modern Boy #264, Feb. 25, 1933.
Biggles joins his squadron with the 287th to help out some recently arrived and very cocky American pilots.

9 The Zone Call The Zone Call
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

9th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was republished as Secret Orders in The Modern Boy #265, Mar. 4, 1933.
After Biggles forces a German pilot to land and the British gets the man drunk, the prisoner reveals the location of a new airfield. Preparations are made to make a surprise attack on it but Biggles suspects a rat.

10 The Decoy The Decoy
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

10th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was republished in The Modern Boy #266, Mar. 11, 1933.
A member of Biggles' squadron is shot down by the Germans using a new maneuver of using one of its planes as a decoy and then attacking a British pilot from other planes higher up. Biggles must fly even higher to get revenge.

11 The Boob The Boob
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

11th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was first published in Popular Flying Machine, September 1932 and republished in The Modern Boy #267, Mar. 18, 1933 and again as Bertie the Boob in The Modern Boy Annual, 1940.
An old family friend pulls strings to get a young and immature man named Algernon 'Algy' Montgomery into Biggles' squadron. It will take some time for Algy to be accepted.

12 The Battle Of Flowers The Battle Of Flowers
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

12th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was first published in Popular Flying Magazine, October 1932. It was republished in The Modern Boy #268, Mar. 25, 1933.
When a surprise German attack on the Squadron 266 aerodrome and Algy's personal garden is one of the many casualties, Algy goes off on his own for revenge but his target was an unusual one.

13 The Bomber The Bomber
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

13th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was republished in The Modern Boy #269, Apr 1, 1933.
A new German bomber has been made especially hard to shoot down and Biggles is nearly killed trying. He knows only a bold different approach will prove successful.

14 On Leave On Leave
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

14th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was republished as The White Feather in The Modern Boy #270, Apr 8, 1933.
HQ uses an odd ploy to force Biggles to take some much deserved leave time. It is while staying with an old family friend that he learns of German seaplanes causing trouble in England so he decides to do something about it.

15 Fog! Fog!
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

15th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was republished as Lost in the Sky in The Modern Boy #271, Apr 15, 1933.
Heading back to the War from his leave, Biggles is plagued by fog and has to make an emergency landing in what turns out to be a camouflaged German petro supply dump. He also comes across a British spy.

16 Affaire De Coeur Affaire De Coeur
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

16th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was republished as Biggles Falls In Love in The Modern Boy #297, Oct. 14, 1933.
Biggles meets the beautiful Marie Janis (who will become the love of his life) and she entices him fly a secret message to her father operating behind German lines. He does so, not know she is really a German spy and is using him as a dupe.

17 The Last Show The Last Show
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

17th of 17 stories in The Camels Are Coming. It was republished as Biggles' Last Fight! in The Modern Boy #298, Oct. 21, 1933.
Desolate from the betrayal by Marie Janis, Biggles turns to drink. He will eventually come out of it, sort of, and will get promoted to Major. On a private mission to the place where he thinks Janis might be at, he is shot down and learns that the Armistice had already been signed and the war was over.

18 The Professor The Professor
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

1st of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, January 1933. It was republished as The Flying Professor in The Modern Boy #284, Jul. 15, 1933.
A new addition to 266 Squadron, run by Biggles, is Henry Watkins. Young Watkins is certain that mathematics can be the answer to all problems including aerial combat and bombing.

19 The Joy Ride The Joy Ride
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

2nd of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, February 1933. It was republished as Biggles' Joy-Ride! in The Modern Boy #285, Jul. 22, 1933.
Wanting to experience flying in a captured German Albatross, Biggles will find himself mistaken for a German and will not only be shot at by his own side, he will end up as part of a German formation!

20 The Bridge Party The Bridge Party
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

3rd of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, March 1933. It was republished as The Bridge They Couldn't Blow Up in The Modern Boy #286, Jul. 29, 1933.
Henry Watkins, the 'Professor', has a unique idea for how to blow up a bridge which involves flying under it and dropping a bomb. It does not work out well.

21 The Bottle Party The Bottle Party
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

4th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, April 1933. It was republished as The Bottle Bombers in The Modern Boy #287, Aug. 5, 1933.
The 'Professor', Henry Watkins, has yet another great idea of how to destroy three new observation balloons which involve dropping bottles to distract the gun crews on the ground. This plan really does not work out well for him.

22 The Trap The Trap
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

5th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, May 1933. It was republished as Biggles Plays Tit For Tat in The Modern Boy #288, Aug. 12, 1933.
A German observation balloon is really a deadly trap with two dummies and a lot of explosives in it. Biggles recognizes the situation and tries to inform other squadrons but is too late as a pilot from the 287th dies as a result. Biggles goes near crazy and comes up with a particularly nasty piece of gory revenge.

23 The Funk The Funk
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

6th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published in The Modern Boy #289, Aug. 19, 1933.
Biggles has to train three new pilots and one of them does not make it back from the first real mission. An insult of dropped boots from the Germans, implying they should join the infantry, causes Biggles to go into a snit but nothing like one of the new guys who wants particular revenge over the death of his pet goldfish by the German attack.

24 The Professor Comes Back The Professor Comes Back
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

7th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published as The Wing-Riders in The Modern Boy #290, Aug. 26, 1933.
Word comes from the German that pilot Henry Watkins, aka the 'Professor', survived his downing and is somewhere behind enemy lines. Biggles goes on a rescue mission.

25 The Thought Reader The Thought Reader
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

8th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published as Biggles on the Trail in The Modern Boy #291, Sep. 2, 1933. It was rewritten as a WWII story called Biggles On The Trail in The Modern Boy's Annual, 1941.
Biggles learns that a German spy is using using corn in a farm field as a signal to pilots reporting on British troop movements. When Biggles tries to interfere, he is shot in the head! It is luckily just a graze and he comes up with his revenge.

26 The Great Arena The Great Arena
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

9th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published as Quits! in The Modern Boy #292, Sep. 9, 1933
After Biggles has a gun jam during a dogfight, the opposing pilot lets him live. It turns out to be his nemesis, Von Doering, who is spending his time mostly going after new pilots so Biggles makes it look like he is newly arrived to draw him out.

27 Biggles Finds His Feet Biggles Finds His Feet
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

10th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published as Biggles In The Trenches in The Modern Boy #293, Sep. 16, 1933
Biggles has to make an emergency landing in 'no-man's land' due to a faulty engine. He makes it to a trench where he finds a wounded soldier. Getting word to his squadron, he arranges for the planes to make a special attack on the Germans opposing them.

28 The Dragon's Lair! The Dragon's Lair!
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

11th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published in The Modern Boy #294, Sep. 23, 1933
On a patrol, Biggles sees a fellow British plane shot down with the Germans using a new anti-aircraft gun that fires phosphorus shells. Destroying the weapon and its stockpile becomes a huge priority.

29 Biggles' Day Off! Biggles' Day Off!
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

12th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published in The Modern Boy #295, Sep. 30, 1933
With a week off, Biggles flies back to England and visits his godfather, inventor Dr. Duvency. That man has created a new anti-submarine bomb and a plan designed to drop it. Biggles agrees to test fly it and ends up in the drink! He also has to figure out how to make it back to his squadron in time.

30 Scotland For Ever! Scotland For Ever!
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1932

13th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Camel Squadron. It was published in The Modern Boy #296, Oct. 2, 1933
Returning to the 266 Squadron base, Biggles is stunned to find it has been taken over by German forces. He needs to find a way to get control back before the rest of his team flies into disaster.

31 The Gold Rush The Gold Rush
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

1st of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, July 1933. It was republished as Biggles' Treasure Hunt! in The Modern Boy #377, Apr. 27, 1935
Biggles is in Guiana working for a company as a pilot along with his pals Algy and Smyth. When the company ends up going bust, they are at least left with the plane!

32 The Maid And The Mountains The Maid And The Mountains
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

2nd of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, August 1933. It was republished as Biggles And The Blue Orchid in The Modern Boy #378, May 4, 1935, combined with the next story. It was again published under its current name in Every Boy's Annual 1952
Flying to Bolivia to visit his old fellow squadron leader, Wilkes, who is an instructor for that country's air force, Biggles learns that the daughter of the country's President has been kidnapped by a rebel leader. He decides he will rescue her, just because.

33 The Blue Orchid The Blue Orchid
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

3rd of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, September 1933. It was republished as Biggles And The Blue Orchid in The Modern Boy #378, May 4, 1935, combined with the previous story.
A Professor Smilee hires Biggles and friends to find for him in the mountains of Bolivia a very rare, and also quite poisonous, blue orchid.

34 Fair Cargo Fair Cargo
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

4th of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, October 1933. It was not published in The Modern Boy.
A woman named Juanita pleads with Biggles and Algy to fly her away, almost anywhere, so she can get out of an arranged marriage.

35 Beauty And The Beast Beauty And The Beast
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

5th of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, November 1933. It was republished as Sandy's Lagoon in The Modern Boy #379, combined with the next story.
Sandy Wyndham shows Biggles a beautiful lagoon filled with pearls. It also has a very dangerous monster below the surface.

36 Bob's Box Bob's Box
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

6th of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, December 1933. It was republished as Sandy's Lagoon in The Modern Boy #379, combined with the previous story.
Biggles and friends go on a treasure hunt but the nature of the treasure is not what they are led to believe.

37 Savages And Wings Savages And Wings
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

7th of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, January 1934. It was republished as Biggles and the Head-Hunters! in The Modern Boy #380, May 18, 1935.
Biggles agrees to help out a stranger and for that good deed finds himself kidnapped and robbed of his plane.

38 The Oriental Touch The Oriental Touch
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

8th of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, February 1934. It was republished as Biggles' Castaway in The Modern Boy #381, May 25, 1935, along with the next story.
When Biggles rescues a Chinese man stranded in the ocean, it turns out that fellow is Li Chi, a known pirate."

39 Down In The Forest Down In The Forest
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

9th of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, March 1934. It was republished as Biggles' Castaway in The Modern Boy #381, May 25, 1935, along with the previous story.
Wanting to take a short cut will prove troublesome to Biggles as he had engine trouble and has to ditch in water.

40 Three Weeks Three Weeks
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

10th of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, April 1934. It was republished as Marooned by Biggles in The Modern Boy #382, Jun. 1, 1935.
Biggles must come up with a clever ploy to keep a Russian spy named Ivan Nikitoff from being able to pass along vital intel.

41 The Sheikh And The Greek The Sheikh And The Greek
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

11th of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was published in Popular Flying Magazine, May 1934. It was republished as Tricksters of the Red Sea in The Modern Boy #383, Jun. 8, 1935.
When Biggles learned that the fellows mentioned in the title had cheated him in the sale of some pearls, he decides to get even.

42 Yellow Freight Yellow Freight
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

12th of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was republished as The Plane Wreckers! in The Modern Boy #384, Jun. 15, 1935, along with the next story.
The murder of two pilots hauling a shipment of gold brings Biggles in to learn what really happened.

43 The Last Show The Last Show
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1933

13th of 13 stories in Biggles Flies Again. It was republished as The Plane Wreckers! in The Modern Boy #384, Jun. 15, 1935, along with the previous story.
On coming back to England, Biggles sees a package fall from a plane and is curious. He will discover a valuable pearl necklass.

44 Biggles Learns To Fly Biggles Learns To Fly
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

1st of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Biggles Learns to Fly in The Modern Boy #323, April 14, 1934.
Biggles is taken up by an instructor who gives him his first ever flight in an aeroplane.

45 Biggles' First Flight Biggles' First Flight
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

2nd of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Biggles' First Flight in The Modern Boy #324, April 21, 1934.
"Sent to France to serve in 169 squadron, Biggles meets Mahoney of 266 on the boat over. Biggles faces aerial combat for the first time, with his experienced gunner, Mark Way."

46 Biggles The Scout Biggles The Scout
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

3rd of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Biggles the Scout in The Modern Boy #325, May 5, 1934.
"After a week's experience, Biggles and Mark go on an important recognisance mission. Returning from the above mission, Biggles and Mark have to ditch in the sea."

47 Spy In The Sky Spy In The Sky
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

4th of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Spy In The Sky in The Modern Boy #326, May 5, 1934.
"Biggles suspects that a visiting French pilot is in fact a spy and takes action to stop him."

48 Crashed Flyers Crashed Flyers
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

5th of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Crashed Flyers in The Modern Boy #327, May 5, 1934.
"Biggles and Mark take part in a night time attack on a German aerodrome. Biggles is again shot down. He and Mark escape from No Man's Land."

49 Knights Of The Sky Knights Of The Sky
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

12th of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Knights Of The Sky in The Modern Boy #328, May 19, 1934.
"Biggles takes part in a dawn patrol led by Mahoney and gets into the “hottest dogfight” of his career so far. Biggles lands and rescues Mahoney after he has a forced landing and on their return, Major Mullen sends Biggles on leave."
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50 The Laughing Spy The Laughing Spy
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

6th of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Biggles' Bullseye in The Modern Boy #329, May 26, 1934.
"Major Raymond sends Biggles on a special mission, to deliver and collect a spy. Having carried out the delivery of the spy, Biggles now has to go and collect him."

51 Biggles' Bullseye Biggles' Bullseye
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

7th of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Biggles' Bullseye in The Modern Boy #330, June 2, 1934.
"Major Raymond sends Biggles on a special mission, to deliver and collect a spy."

52 Biggles Buys The Sky Biggles Buys The Sky
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

8th of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Biggles Buys The Sky in The Modern Boy #331, June 9, 1934.
"Mark is unable to go with Biggles on the photographic mission due to injury, so Biggles takes a new man called Harris, but their camera is damaged in a dog fight. This time flying a new Bristol Fighter, Biggles and Harris return to carry out the photographic mission again, but tragedy awaits."

53 Biggles' Big Battle Biggles' Big Battle
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

9th of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Biggles' Big Battle in The Modern Boy #332, June 16, 1934.
"Biggles and his squadron lend major support to a large ground attack over a number of days. When phosphorus flares set their plane on fire, Biggles and Mark crash again."

54 Biggles' Surprise Packet Biggles' Surprise Packet
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

10th of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Biggles' Surprise Packet in The Modern Boy #333, June 23, 1934.
"Biggles transfers to 266 Squadron and flies a Sopwith Pup. He captures a German Rumpler. Biggles plans a major attack on a German 'circus'.  Seven German Triplanes are destroyed."

55 Biggles' Revenge Biggles' Revenge
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

11th of 12 stories in Biggles Learns To Fly. It was first published as Biggles' Revenge in The Modern Boy #334, June 30, 1934.
"Now equipped with Sopwith Camels, Biggles seeks to avenge his old friend, Mark Way. Biggles shoots down a dark blue Hun and Mahoney shoots down the yellow Hun they all seek, but a surprise is in store."

56 Biggles Goes Ballooning Biggles Goes Ballooning
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

1st of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Biggles Goes Ballooning in The Modern Boy #335, July 7, 1934.
"Shot down, Biggles escapes from behind the lines in a German observation balloon."

57 Biggles and the Runaway Tank Biggles and the Runaway Tank
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

2nd of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Biggles and the Runaway Tank in The Modern Boy #336, July 14, 1934.
"After Biggles blows up a German wine cellar, he is invited to pay for the wine or fight a duel. The story then continues with Biggles trying out a captured German tank and wreaking havoc."

58 Flying Luck Flying Luck
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

3rd of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Flying Luck in The Modern Boy #337, July 21, 1934.
"After Biggles goes flying in bad weather, he is forced to land in a field and charged by a bull. Later in a French farmhouse he meets a jealous French pilot who takes him on a ride to remember."

59 Biggles and the Mad Hatter Biggles and the Mad Hatter
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

4th of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Biggles and the Mad Hatter in The Modern Boy #338, July 28, 1934.
"Clarence Forbes joins 266 squadron and he has a talent for mimicking machines. Biggles takes Clarence on a flight over the lines and discovers that Forbes also has other talents."

60 Biggles' Sky High Hat Trick Biggles' Sky High Hat Trick
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

5th of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Biggles' Sky High Hat Trick in The Modern Boy #339, August 4, 1934.
"Biggles and Wilkinson compete to see who can shoot down the most Germans in one day."

61 The Ace Of Spades The Ace Of Spades
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

One of several stories from different authors collected in a volume called The Cockpit in August 1934 and then republished in the collection The Raid in April 1935.
"Biggles is accused of incompetence by a General and has to clear his name."

62 Biggles and the Flying Camera Biggles and the Flying Camera
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

6th of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Biggles and the Flying Camera in The Modern Boy #356, December 1, 1934.
"Colonel Raymond asks Biggles to recover a recognisance camera with a highly valuable lens."

63 Biggles Sky High Spy Biggles Sky High Spy
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

7th of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Biggles Sky High Spy in The Modern Boy #357, December 8, 1934.
"Biggles suspects that a visiting Canadian pilot is really a German spy. A trap is set, but all is not as it seems and it is left to Algy to save Biggles from making a tragic mistake."

64 Biggles' Xmas Box! Biggles' Xmas Box!
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

1st of 10 stories in Biggles - Air Ace. Originally published in The Modern Boy #358, December 15, 1934.
During WWI Biggles decides to drop a load of sausages on the Germans as a gesture of good will during Christmas.

65 Biggles' Christmas Tree! Biggles' Christmas Tree!
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

2nd of 10 stories in Biggles - Air Ace. Originally published in The Modern Boy #359, December 22, 1934.
Wilkinson steals the Christmas tree that Biggles had procured for his squadron so Biggles comes up with a nice revenge.

66 Biggles Carves the Turkey Biggles Carves the Turkey
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

8th of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Biggles Carves the Turkey in The Modern Boy #360, December 29, 1934.
"Biggles is determined to obtain a turkey for the mess Christmas dinner."

67 Biggles' Paperchase Biggles' Paperchase
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

9th of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Biggles Carves the Turkey in The Modern Boy #361, January 5, 1935.
"266 and 287 squadrons compete to see who can drop propaganda leaflets the furthest over the lines."

68 Biggles and the Flying Wardrobe Biggles and the Flying Wardrobe
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

10th of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Biggles and the Flying Wardrobe in The Modern Boy #362, January 12, 1935.
"Biggles plays a trick on Wilkinson by arranging to have his kit dropped on a German aerodrome."

69 Biggles’ Borrowed Plumes Biggles’ Borrowed Plumes
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

12th of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Biggles’ Borrowed Plumes in The Modern Boy #363, January 19, 1935.
"When Algy gets into trouble with Captain Bitmore, Biggles pretends to be a Colonel."

70 Flying Crusaders Flying Crusaders
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1934

11th of 12 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published as Flying Crusaders in The Modern Boy #364, January 26, 1935.
"Biggles seeks revenge after a plane with Green Streamers deliberately kills Parker."

71 Biggles And The Joker Biggles And The Joker
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1935

3rd of 10 stories in Biggles - Air Ace. Originally published in The Modern Boy #365, February 2, 1935.
When Algy disappears, Biggles heads to Paris where he was last seen only to learn that man has been kidnapped!

72 The Hare And The Tortoise The Hare And The Tortoise
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1935

9th of 9 stories in Biggles Takes The Case. It was originally printed as a WWI story named The Fledglings in The New Book Of The Air 1935. A WWII version was published in Every Boy's Annual 1950.
This tells how Wilkinson makes a wager that his new pilot will be able to shoot down more enemy planes than Biggles' new pilot can.

73 Biggles' Night Out! Biggles' Night Out!
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1935

4th of 10 stories in Biggles - Air Ace. Originally published in The Modern Boy #395, August 31, 1935.
Biggles and Algy are asked to be gunners for Fernwell and end up shot down and needing to find their own escape.

74 The Fledglings The Fledglings
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1935

5th of 10 stories in Biggles - Air Ace. Originally published in The New Book of the Air in 1935 and then in Modern Boy #47, January 7, 1939. It was edited by the author as a WWII story and appeared as The Hare and the Tortoise in Every Boy's Annual in 1950 and then later as such in the collection Biggles Takes The Case.
Wilkinson offers a bet to Biggles that his new pilot will shoot more enemy planes down than Biggles' new pilot.

75 Biggles' Exciting Night Biggles' Exciting Night
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1936

13th of 13 stories in Biggles In France. It was first published in The Modern Boy's Annual 1937.
"Biggles, British war-time flying-ace, finds that there are occasions when wits are worth all the fighting planes in France!"

76 Biggles 'On The Spot' Biggles 'On The Spot'
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1936

6th of 10 stories in Biggles - Air Ace. Originally published in The Modern Boy's Book of Adventure Stories in 1936.
When Biggles dispatches a German officer who was popular with his own men, Biggles becomes a wanted man with numerous enemy out after him.

77 Biggles' Exciting Night! Biggles' Exciting Night!
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1937

7th of 10 stories in Biggles - Air Ace. Originally published in The Modern Boy's Annual in 1937.
Biggles' job was to fly a secret agent behind enemy lines to perform a mission. When that man loses his nerve, it falls to Biggles to carry it out.

78 Biggles Takes The Bait! Biggles Takes The Bait!
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1938

8th of 10 stories in Biggles - Air Ace. Originally published in The Modern Boy's Annual in 1938.
Biggles is asked by a British major to help him on a dangerous assignment. It becomes even more dangerous when it is learned to be a trap.

79 So This Is War So This Is War
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1940

1st of 13 stories in Spitfire Parade. It was first published in Air Stories, February 1940.
"Biggles has been given command of 666 Fighter Squadron which consists of officers who do not take too kindly to discipline."

80 'Hard Case' Carrington 'Hard Case' Carrington
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1941

2nd of 13 stories in Spitfire Parade. It was first published in Air Training Corps Gazette, May 1941.
A new pilot named Tugs Carrington joins 666 Fighter Squadron and immediately shows how good he is.

81 The Arrival Of Angus The Arrival Of Angus
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1941

3rd of 13 stories in Spitfire Parade. It was first published in Air Training Corps Gazette, June 1941. It was a rewrite of Flying Luck
Tells how Angus Mackail was en route to join 666 when he has some trouble, including an upset bull.

82 The Enchanted Island The Enchanted Island
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1941

1st of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, October 1941.
"Investigating a new island, our heroes find all the creatures on the island far bigger than normal."

83 The Horticultural Hermits The Horticultural Hermits
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1941

3rd of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, November 1941.
"Descendants from Jesuits have discovered amazing plants that they use to defend themselves."

84 The Crocodile of Conga-Wonga The Crocodile of Conga-Wonga
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1941

4th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, December 1941.
"Biggles exposes a charade that is being used to con local natives."

85 Reunion Reunion
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1941

12th of 13 stories in Spitfire Parade. It was first published in Britannia and Eve, November 1941.
Biggles tells the tragic tale of what happened to young Tony Luke and the trick fate played on him.

86 Bishimi The Caveman Bishimi The Caveman
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1942

2nd of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, January 1942.
Biggles goes up against seal poachers who are threatening local natives.

87 Grotto Of Death Grotto Of Death
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1942

5th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, February 1942.
Biggles and company come across a large cave in which everything inside it has turned white due to oxidation.

88 The Purple Plague The Purple Plague
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1942

6th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, March 1942.
The country of Nicaragua is suffering a plague of tiny locusts. Biggles comes up with a solution.

89 Mystery Of The Golden Shirts Mystery Of The Golden Shirts
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1942

12th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, May 1942.
Biggles wants to learn why is the area along the Cooper River in Australia known as Dead Cow Creek said to be haunted.

90 Haunted Haunted
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1942

11th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, June 1942.
Biggles wants to learn why is the area along the Cooper River in Australia known as Dead Cow Creek said to be haunted.

91 Mexican Man-Hunt Mexican Man-Hunt
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1942

10th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, July 1942.
The Mexican bandit known as El Cuchillo has an interesting hideout - inside the volcano called Xactapetl.

92 Samson Of Patagonia Samson Of Patagonia
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1942

7th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, August 1942.
Shipwrecked sailors have come across an interesting diet that had greatly increased their height and their strength.

93 Adventure With A Mammoth Adventure With A Mammoth
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1942

8th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, September 1942.
Sudden warmth in Greenland is causing ice melt which is revealing creatures long ago frozen in that area.

94 The Luminous Lily The Luminous Lily
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1943

9th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, August 1943.
Why is an area known as the graveyard of crocodiles producing plants which are phosphoresent?

95 Secret Weapon Secret Weapon
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1944

16th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, January 1944.
Biggles and friends are less than thrilled to encounter a previously unknown species of vampire bats which have the ability to befuddle its victims before biting them.

96 The Lost Crusaders The Lost Crusaders
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1944

14th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, February 1944.
Biggles and company are in the Caucasus region of Russian where they encountered German agents in disguise.

97 Biggles and the Dodos Biggles and the Dodos
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1944

13th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, March 1944.
Biggles and his friends are convinced that despite common belief, the dodo is not really extinct and they are out to prove it.

98 Desert Spectre Desert Spectre
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1944

15th of 16 stories in Biggles - Charter Pilot. It was first published in Boy's Own Paper, April 1944.
Biggles is in the Libyan Desert when he and his friends encounter a tribe of troglodytes still existing.

99 An Oriental Assignment An Oriental Assignment
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1947

1st of 6 stories in Comrades In Arms.
Gimlet and team are sent to Indochina to recover valuable seeds for a rare rubber plant. The items, unfortunately, are being stored in a hotel currently being used by the Japanese forces controlling the area. To help them, Biggles is their pilot getting into and out of the area.

100 Thunder Over Germany Thunder Over Germany
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1947

3rd of 6 stories in Comrades In Arms.
When Cadet Corporal Peter Masters reports that he is certain he spotted a secret German fuel depot in the Black Forest, his boss Air Commodore Raymond and Biggles believe him and decide to act on the tip.

101 Biggles Baits The Trap Biggles Baits The Trap
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

4th of 9 stories in Biggles Takes The Case. It first appeared in The Wonder Books of Comics by Odhams Press in 1949.
Biggles pretends to steal some valuable pearls in order to entice a gang of jewel thieves to try to steal them from him.

102 The Case of the Black Sheep The Case of the Black Sheep
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

1st of 7 stories in Biggles - Air Detective.
Biggles looks into a case of smuggling of nylons into Britain at a time when rationing is still ongoing.

103 The Case of the Visiting Sultan The Case of the Visiting Sultan
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

2nd of 7 stories in Biggles - Air Detective.
The visiting Sultan of Lashanti is coming to London for a state visit. When word comes that an American mastermind is out to capture the leader's plane and steal his crown jewels, Biggles is sent to stop the trouble. He is told, however, to make sure the leader does not know about the danger.

104 The Case of the Unregistered Operator The Case of the Unregistered Operator
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

3rd of 7 stories in Biggles - Air Detective.
Biggles is consulted by an Inspector about a group of thieves who appear to be able to be in two distant places at the same time. Are airplanes being used to pull it off?

105 The Case of the Wounded Agent The Case of the Wounded Agent
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

4th of 7 stories in Biggles - Air Detective.
Biggles is sought to find a way to rescue a British operative who is trouble in the Macedonia region of Greece.

106 The Case of the Brilliant Pupil The Case of the Brilliant Pupil
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

5th of 7 stories in Biggles - Air Detective.
Learning that a man was taking flying lessons did not seem suspicious at all even if the man was a known criminal. When Biggles discovers the man already has a pilot's license, however, he gets very curious.

107 The Case of the Murdered Apprentice The Case of the Murdered Apprentice
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

6th of 7 stories in Biggles - Air Detective.
The disappearance of an aircraft apprentice from a village in Essex is not enough to warrant Biggles' attention but when the man's dead body is discovered on a beach in the Netherlands, Biggles gets involved.

108 The Case of the Stolen Aircraft The Case of the Stolen Aircraft
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

7th of 7 stories in Biggles - Air Detective.
Stealing aircraft from an airport is bad business and sure to get Biggles' attention. When the thefts take place on RAF air stations, he definitely is interested.

109 Skyway Robbery Skyway Robbery
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

1st of 9 stories in Biggles Takes The Case. This story first appeared in the The Boy's Book of Adventure 1950
The Rajah of Malliapore in India needs help recovering his family stolen jewels so Biggles lends a hand.

110 The Case of the Unknown Aircraft The Case of the Unknown Aircraft
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

1st of 9 stories in Biggles Takes The Case. It was later printed in the book Adventure Stories for Boys in 1956.
The crash of an unidentified airplane in the Cairngorms is made of interest to Biggles when it is learned that plane was carrying uranium.

111 African Assignment African Assignment
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

5th of 9 stories in Biggles Takes The Case. It first appeared serialized in the Daily Mail newspaper running May 27, 1950 to August 5, 1950.
A couple calling themselves Mr. and Mrs. Steiner are making natural history films, or so they lead people to believe so they can buy diamonds illegally.

112 The Renegade The Renegade
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

3rd of 9 stories in Biggles Takes The Case. It first appeared serialized in the Daily Mail newspaper running August 19, 1950 to September 30, 1950.
An Englishman is supplying illegal arms to bandits in the jungles of Malaya and Biggles is tasked with blowing the munitions up.

113 All In The Day's Work All In The Day's Work
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1950

6th of 9 stories in Biggles Takes The Case.
Biggles and Ginger are out to retrieve stolen top secret documents.

114 The Case Of The Secret Aerofoil The Case Of The Secret Aerofoil
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1951

7th of 9 stories in Biggles Takes The Case. It was originally printed as The New Aerofoil in The Ace Book of Comics 1951.
The initial report of the airplane crash was it was an accident. Biggles' investigation will find it was murder caused by enemy spies.

115 The Case Of The Mysterious Gunshots The Case Of The Mysterious Gunshots
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1951

8th of 9 stories in Biggles Takes The Case. It was originally printed in The Golden Book of Comics 1950.
A novel, albeit disgusting, way of poaching elephants is shooting them from an airplane.

116 Biggles Buys A Watch Biggles Buys A Watch
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1952

5th of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. It was originally published in the Eagle Annual Number 2 in 1952.
A sharp observation and a bit of curiousity helps Biggles unwrap an interesting watch smuggling observation.

117 The Case Of The Secret Inquisitors The Case Of The Secret Inquisitors
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

7th of 8 stories in Biggles' Chinese Puzzle. It first saw print in The Treasure Book of Comics, 1952.
To learn who has been stealing scientific secrets, Biggles goes undercover as a scientist and gets kidnapped by the people he is out to catch.

118 The Case Of The Black Gauntlet The Case Of The Black Gauntlet
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

1st of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Special Air Police. This is an original tale for this publication
Biggles is hired to do some stunt flying for a movie company not knowing that an old acquaintance wants to use the opportunity to settle a grudge.

119 The Case Of The Mandarin's Treasure Chest The Case Of The Mandarin's Treasure Chest
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

2nd of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Special Air Police. This is an original tale for this publication
Biggles and friends are asked to fly to China to retrieve a treasure chest.

120 The Case Of The Lost Souls The Case Of The Lost Souls
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

3rd of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Special Air Police. This is an original tale for this publication
When Biggles hears someone complaining of ghosts in a certain area, he thinks smugglers are at fault.

121 The Case Of The Too Successful Company The Case Of The Too Successful Company
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

4th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Special Air Police. This is an original tale for this publication
As Biggles looks into a air freight company, Air Mobility Enterprises Limited, he suspects it a front for smuggling.

122 The Case Of The White Lion The Case Of The White Lion
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

5th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Special Air Police. This is an original tale for this publication
A strangely colored lion is causing panic among the local population in an area of Africa and Biggles heads there to hunt the creature.

123 The Case Of The Remarkable Perfume The Case Of The Remarkable Perfume
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

6th of 13 stories in Biggles Of The Special Air Police. This is an original tale for this publication
Biggles is heading to South America and a jungle there to collect some orchids wanted to make a particular perfume.

124 Night Flight Night Flight
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

3rd of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. It was first published in the collection The Daily Mail Annual For Boys And Girls in 1953.
When airplanes start disappearing in the Middle East, Biggles and friends are brought in to learn what is happening.

125 The Flying Crusaders The Flying Crusaders
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1953

4th of 8 stories in Biggles' Chinese Puzzle. It was first published in Eagle Annual Number 3 in 1953.
To avoid capture, a thief hid a stolen painting on an airplane. Now the plane is up for sale and the thief has to be the winning purchaser.

126 Biggles And The Pirate Treasure Biggles And The Pirate Treasure
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

1st of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. This is an original tale for this publication
A pirate's descendant gets hold of a treasure map showing his ancestor's booty. It does not work out well.

127 The Case Of The Obliging Tourist The Case Of The Obliging Tourist
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

2nd of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. This is an original tale for this publication
Biggles solves a jewelry smuggling enterprise with the help of a surprise meeting.

128 The Case of the Ivory Idol The Case of the Ivory Idol
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

4th of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. This is an original tale for this publication.
Biggles is asked to help recover a religious artifact but he is not told all the facts behind it.

129 The Case of the Poisoned Crops The Case of the Poisoned Crops
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

6th of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. This is an original tale for this publication.
Something or someone is causing crops all over East Africa to die. Biggles is asked to find the truth.

130 Biggles Nets A Fish Biggles Nets A Fish
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

7th of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. This is an original tale for this publication.
Someone has spilled the beans on an atomic submarine station and it falls to Biggles to learn who.

131 The Case Of The Lunatic At Large The Case Of The Lunatic At Large
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

8th of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. This is an original tale for this publication.
The arrest of his twin brother causes a war hero to go around the bend and to threaten the use of a bomber plane he steals.

132 The Case Of The Phone Box Murder The Case Of The Phone Box Murder
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

10th of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. It was originally published in Boy's Own Paper, Volume 76, issue 5, February 1954.
Investigating a murder in a public phone box leads Biggles to uncover a large criminal transportation operation.

133 The Case Of The Flying Clown The Case Of The Flying Clown
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

9th of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. It was originally published in Boy's Own Paper, Volume 76, issue 6, March 1954.
A powerful weapons dealer blames for world for his horrible disfigurement and wants to get even with everyone.

134 The Unknown Diamonds The Unknown Diamonds
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

11th of 11 stories in Biggles And The Pirate Treasure. This is an original tale for this publication.
A scientist named Shultz has discovered a clever way of using the monkeys he is studying to smuggle diamonds.

135 The Mystery Of The Torn Parachute The Mystery Of The Torn Parachute
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

5th of 8 stories in Biggles' Chinese Puzzle. It was originally published in Boy's Own Paper, Volume 76, issue 12, September 1954.
A very valuable mineral has been discovered on a volcanic island and Biggles and friends must help get as much as they can as the mountain could erupt at any moment, destroying the island.

136 Biggles' Chinese Puzzle Biggles' Chinese Puzzle
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

1st of 8 stories in Biggles' Chinese Puzzle. It was originally published in Boy's Own Paper, Volume 77, issue 1 October 1954.
Biggles comes to the rescue of his French Surete friend, Marcl Brissac, when that man gets into trouble investigating a smuggling operation in Saigon.

137 The Case Of The Modern Pirate The Case Of The Modern Pirate
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

2nd of 8 stories in Biggles' Chinese Puzzle. It likely was an original for this book.
Biggles and company are in New Guinea trying to locate a missing ship and its cargo of gold.

138 The Adventure Of The Luminous Clay The Adventure Of The Luminous Clay
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

3rd of 8 stories in Biggles' Chinese Puzzle. It was first published in Eagle Annual Number 4 in 1954.
A very valuable mineral has been discovered on a volcanic island and Biggles and friends must help get as much as they can as the mountain could erupt at any moment, destroying the island.

139 The Case Of The Missing Constable The Case Of The Missing Constable
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

6th of 8 stories in Biggles' Chinese Puzzle. It likely was an original for this book.
The disappearance of a policeman results in Biggles being asked to look into things. He discovers the man has been murdered and is determined to find who did it.

140 Operation Starlight Operation Starlight
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1954

8th of 8 stories in Biggles' Chinese Puzzle. An edited version was first published in Chucklers Weekly, Volume 1, issue 23, October 22, 1954.
Biggles and friends go after a smuggling operation, working with their friend Marcel Brissac on the other side of the Channel.

141 Simple Arithmetic Simple Arithmetic
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1955

10th of 10 stories in Biggles - Air Ace. Originally published in The Boys' Own Paper in December 1955.
To help him figure out the whereabouts of a missing airplane, Biggles makes use of five aviation gas cans.

142 Fishy Business Fishy Business
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

8th of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. It first saw print in I-Spy Annual 1955.
An enterprising fur trader has come up with an unusual way of bringing furs into the country without paying duty on them.

143 The Man Who Came By Night The Man Who Came By Night
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

10th of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This was first published in the Daily Mail Boys Annual 1956.
Investigating the body of a parachutist found in a lake will bring Biggles to learn of a watch smuggling operation

144 A Matter Of Deduction A Matter Of Deduction
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

9th of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This was originally published as Biggles and the Crash That Wasn't in the Express Annual 1956.
A pilot's murder is disguised as a plane crash but Biggles is suspicious from the beginning.

145 Mischief by Moonlight Mischief by Moonlight
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

10th of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. It was originally published in The Boys Book of Scouting and the Open Air 1956.
Yet another fence is using aircraft to get his stolen loot out of the country.

146 Biggles Works Overtime Biggles Works Overtime
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

1st of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This is an original tale for this publication.
What looked like an normal albeit unfortunate plane crash turns out to be a means of hiding murder and the theft of valuable pearls.

147 The Man Who Lost His Foot The Man Who Lost His Foot
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

2nd of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This is an original tale for this publication.
To bring down a heroin operation in Devon, Biggles makes use of an addict of that drub.

148 Assignment In Arabia Assignment In Arabia
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

3rd of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This is an original tale for this publication.
An Arab Prince needs the help of Biggles to keep from being kidnapped and killed by his own uncle.

149 Routine Patrol Routine Patrol
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

4th of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This is an original tale for this publication.
Ginger is on one of the Western Isles when he comes upon a "strange woman" hiding.

150 The Lady From Brazil The Lady From Brazil
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

5th of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This is an original tale for this publication.
Biggles gets involved in the investigation of an emerald smuggling operation.

151 Equatorial Encounter Equatorial Encounter
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

6th of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This is an original tale for this publication.
Biggles heads to the Equator to bring a stop to those who are bringing a stop to the rubber trade.

152 Biggles Makes A Bet Biggles Makes A Bet
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

7th of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This is an original tale for this publication.
Biggles is needed to help out a fellow who agrees to fly to France on a bet and inadvertently lands in a marijuana smuggling operation.

153 Murder By Thirst Murder By Thirst
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

8th of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This is an original tale for this publication.
Discovery of gold in Australia results in a man alone and in danger in the desert.

154 The Bird That Died Of Diamonds The Bird That Died Of Diamonds
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1957

11th of 11 stories in Biggles Of The Interpol. This is an original tale for this publication.
Gems in a shotgun shell result in the death of a bird by very unusual means, bring Biggles in to solve an interesting case.

155 Biggles Lays A Ghost Biggles Lays A Ghost
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

9th of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. It was originally published in The Daily Mail Boys Annual 1957.
Visions of a ghostly old aircraft seen in the sky bring Biggles to investigate.

156 The Case of the Man on a Spot The Case of the Man on a Spot
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

1st of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. This is an original tale for this publication.
A Polish man has stolen secret documents and was taking them to England when his wife is kidnapped to force him to bring them back.

157 The Case of the Submerged Aircraft The Case of the Submerged Aircraft
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

2nd of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. This was an original tale for this publication.
Investigating a crash of a Gypsy Moth in a Scottish loch brings Biggles in to investigate and leads him to look into the murder of a woman.

158 The Case of the  Sabotaged Parachute The Case of the Sabotaged Parachute
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

3rd of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. This was an original tale for this publication.
Finding a parachutist dead from a fall is sad but not unusual. Finding some of the cords have been cut is.

159 Mission Oriental Mission Oriental
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

4th of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. This was an original tale for this publication.
Biggles is called upon to help rescue the family of the Sultan of Kulang in Malaya.

160 The Case of the Haunted Island The Case of the Haunted Island
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

5th of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. This was an original tale for this publication.
Biggles heads to a Polynesian atoll to investigate a wrecked ship there and finds a corpse inside which intrigues him.

161 The Case of the Ambitious Fishmonger The Case of the Ambitious Fishmonger
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

6th of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. This was an original tale for this publication.
Illegal salmon is finding its way to fishmongers in London and Biggles suspects aircraft are involved.

162 The Case of the Fatal Ruby The Case of the Fatal Ruby
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

7th of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. This was an original tale for this publication.
A pilot is hired to transport a rare and valuable ruby called the Blood of Asia. The man decides to steal it.

163 The Case of the Stolen Truck The Case of the Stolen Truck
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1958

11th of 11 stories in Biggles Presses On. This was an original tale for this publication.
The theft of a truck loaded with potatoes bring Biggles in to find it using an airplane.

164 The Trick That Failed The Trick That Failed
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

10th of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. This was originally published as Dawn Patrol in Daily Mail Boys Annual, 1958.
An accountant for the RAF who embezzled £12k is apprehended as the man tries to elope with his girlfriend.

165 Horace Takes A Hand Horace Takes A Hand
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

5th of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. It was originally released in the Daily Mail Boys Annual 1959.
A boy named Horace comes across a hideout on the moors of Dartmoor, one set up as a refuge for escaping prisoners.

166 The Two Bright Boys The Two Bright Boys
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

4th of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. It was originally released in the Daily Mail Boys Annual 1959.
Biggles is impressed with the ingenuity of the two boys to build their own plane but he warns them it is not safe to fly. They discover he is right.

167 The Case Of The Early Boy The Case Of The Early Boy
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

11th of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. This was originally published as Pearls and Primroses in Stirring Stories For Girls, 1960.
An airplane is being used to transport stolen jewelry, dropping the loot from high. Biggles is brought into the case when a diamond necklace is found in a tree.

168 Dawn Patrol Dawn Patrol
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

9th of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. This was originally published in Stirring Stories For Boys, 1960.
When Ginger sees an airplane which has registration letters which do not exist, he and Biggles looks into it and discovers a gang smuggling heroin.

169 A Routine Job A Routine Job
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

8th of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. This was originally published in Boy's Own Paper, Volume 84, issue 3, December 1961.
Biggles goes on the hunt for the people supplying marijuana cigarettes.

170 Biggles Learns Something Biggles Learns Something
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

6th of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. This was originally published in Boy's Own Paper, Volume 83, issue 8, May 1961.
An old enemy of Biggles, Laxter, is using horse race meetings to fly criminals into the country.

171 Dangerous Freight Dangerous Freight
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

7th of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. This was originally published in Boy's Own Paper, Volume 84, issue 9, June 1962.
The crew of several airplanes have been poisoned causing the planes to crash; these planes were each hauling gold.

172 The Case of the Lost Coins The Case of the Lost Coins
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

1st of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. This was an original tale for this publication.
Biggles heads to Albania to pick up a collection of valuable coins for the British Museum.

173 The Case of the Old Masters The Case of the Old Masters
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

2nd of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. This was an original tale for this publication.
Biggles is out to learn who is stealing works of art and then flying them out of the country.

174 Mystery On The Moor Mystery On The Moor
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

3rd of 11 stories in Biggles Flies To Work. This was an original tale for this publication.
Seeing a plan on Dartmoor where none should be able to be, Ginger and Biggles start an investigation, one that will take them up against a dangerous plastic surgeon.

175 The Case Of The Somerset Farmer The Case Of The Somerset Farmer
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1963

9th of 10 stories in Biggles - Air Ace. Originally published in The Daily Mail's Boys' Annual in 1963.
Hearing a complaint by a local farmer, Biggles decides to investigate and finds an illegal immigration operation taking place.

176 Biggles Investigates Biggles Investigates
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

1st of 8 stories in Biggles Investigates.
The appearance of an airplane from Spain upside down in a field in England with no sign of the pilot is intriguing to Biggles.

177 A Ring O'Roses A Ring O'Roses
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

2nd of 8 stories in Biggles Investigates.
Biggles looks into the smuggling of geraniums called 'Attar of Roses' and pure alcohol to make perfume.

178 The Long Chase The Long Chase
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

3rd of 8 stories in Biggles Investigates.
Biggles is determined to apprehend the pilot of a plane after the man staged a robbery in which a policeman was murdered. The pursuit is a long one from England up to Scotland.

179 A Matter Of Co-Operation A Matter Of Co-Operation
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

4th of 8 stories in Biggles Investigates.
A foreign police official, a friend to Biggles, tells him that a famous bank robber is said to be England and wants help catching him.

180 Biggles Cracks A Nut Biggles Cracks A Nut
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

5th of 8 stories in Biggles Investigates.
Biggles is brought in to investigate the death of a man who obviously fell from an airplane with no form of identification on him.

181 The Birthday Present The Birthday Present
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

6th of 8 stories in Biggles Investigates.
The young girl's death was a mystery as the only clue to the crime was a box of chocolates next to her.

182 The Case Of The Amateur Yachtsmen The Case Of The Amateur Yachtsmen
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

7th of 8 stories in Biggles Investigates.
While working on an investigation for Interpol, Ginger comes across a suspicious boat and, looking further into it, finds gold in some lobster pots.

183 The Boy Who Watched The Planes Go By The Boy Who Watched The Planes Go By
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1964

8th of 8 stories in Biggles Investigates.
A young boy witnesses something falling from an airplane and sends a letter to the police. That something turns out to be a body.

184 A Test Of Nerve A Test Of Nerve
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

1st of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
Biggles must take on the scariest thing he has ever faced to save the life of his friend, Captain John Lovell.

185 A Chapter Of Adventures A Chapter Of Adventures
short story

Copyright: 1968

2nd of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
A friend named Habu would have died on a broken rope bridge if not for Biggles.

186 More Trouble More Trouble
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

3rd of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
Biggles goes up against an injured leopard and very frightened elephant.

187 Death In The Water Death In The Water
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

4th of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
Biggles goes up against a hungry crocodile to save a young boy.

188 The Big Bad Bear The Big Bad Bear
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

5th of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
Captain John Lovell takes Biggles on a bear hunt where the results do not turn out as expected.

189 The One That Got Away The One That Got Away
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

6th of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
Biggles takes on an enormous python and pays a large price for the experience.

190 A Sort Of Education A Sort Of Education
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

7th of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
A rabid dog threatens a young Indian girl until Biggles takes care of it with a rifle.

191 Living Dangerously Living Dangerously
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

8th of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
Biggles has two unfortunate encounters, the first with a buffalo and the second a wild boar. He learns there is safety high up a tree.

192 The Thugs The Thugs
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

9th of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
Two dangerous members of the thuggee cult go after a friend of Biggles named Sula Dowla and Biggles comes to his aid.

193 The Black Intruder The Black Intruder
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

10th of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
When Biggles goes out in search of honey, he comes across a black panther out hunting as well.

194 A Professor Learns A Lesson A Professor Learns A Lesson
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

11th of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
Biggles is asked to be an interpreter for a visiting Professor and it is good Biggles is around when the man takes a tumble off a cliff.

195 The Foolish Tiger The Foolish Tiger
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

12th of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
Biggles survives being attacked by a wounded tiger but unfortunately so does the tiger when means he and John Lovell have to hunt it down.

196 The Last Adventure The Last Adventure
short story
Written by W. E. Johns
Copyright: 1968

13th of 13 stories in The Boy Biggles.
In one of his last days in India before heading to school in England, Biggles rescues a man being attacked by a leopard.

MOVIES

Number of Movies:1
First Appearance:1986
Last Appearance:1986

1 Biggles: Adventure In Time Biggles: Adventure In Time
Also known as aka Biggles
Director: John Hough
Writers: John Groves, Kent Walwin
Actors: Neil Dickson as James 'Biggles' Bigglesworth, Michael Siberry as Algy, James Saxon as Bertie, Daniel Flynn as Ginger, Fiona Hutchison as Debbie Stephens, Alex Hyde-White as Jim Ferguson, Peter Cushing as Air Commodore Colonel William Raymond
Released: 1986

"Daring British WWI fighter pilot James "Biggles" Bigglesworth and 1980s low-level business executive Jim Ferguson discover that they can time travel to each other's eras. They try to stop the Germans from changing the outcome of WWI."

TELEVISION


Number of Episodes:11
First Appearance:1960
Last Appearance:1960
Network:ITV

REGULAR CAST
Neville WhitingJames 'Biggles' Bigglesworth [ 1 ]
John LeytonGinger [ 1 ]
David DrummondBertie [ 1 ]
Carl DueringVon Stalhein [ 1 ]

       There were 11 adventures told over 44 episodes in the television incarnation of Biggles, each episode taking up 30 minutes (including commercials). Produced by Granada Television for the ITV network, these episodes were all shot in black&white.
       Seven of the adventures were recounted in 3 episodes, 1 took 5 episodes, and 3 lasted 6 episodes.
       The first 13 episodes were aired once a week on Friday. After that, the show went to a twice-a-week schedule with episodes airing on Wednesday and Friday.
       According to Wikipedia: "Aimed at a younger audience there was plenty of action, excitement, death traps and even some flying with each adventure ending in a cliff hanger with the viewers told to tune in next week for more daring adventures."

1 Biggles At The Home Front
Episode 1-1 - 1-3, first aired 04/01/1960
Director: Stuart Latham
Writer: H. V. Kershaw

A three-episode adventure which aired Apr. 01, Apr. 08, Apr 15, 1960.
[plot unknown] 

2 Biggles Flies North
Episode 1-4 - 108, first aired 04/22/1960
Director: Chris McMaster
Writer: H. V. Kershaw

A five-episode adventure which aired Apr. 22, Apr. 29, May 06, May 13,  May 20 1960.
[plot unknown] 

3 Biggles Follows On
Episode 1-9 - 1-14, first aired 05/27/1960
Director: Stuart Latham
Writer: H. V. Kershaw

A six-episode adventure which aired May 27, Jun. 03, Jun. 10, Jun. 17, Jun 24, and Jun. 29 1960.
[plot unknown] 

4 Biggles Takes Charge
Episode 1-15 - 1-20, first aired 07/01/1960
Director: Douglas Hurn
Writer: Thomas Clarke

A six-episode adventure which aired Jul. 01, Jul. 06, Jul. 08, Jul. 13, Jul. 15, Jul. 20 1960.
[plot unknown] 

5 Biggles On Mystery Island
Episode 1-21 - 1-23, first aired 07/22/1960
Director: Eric Price
Writer: Tony Warren

A three-episode adventure which aired Jul. 22, Jul. 27, Jul 29. 1960.
[plot unknown] 

6 Biggles Baits The Trap
Episode 1-24 - 1-29, first aired 08/03/1960
Director: Chris McMaster
Writer: H. V. Kershaw

A six-episode adventure which aired Aug. 03, Aug. 05, Aug. 10, Aug. 12, Aug. 17, Aug. 19 1960.
[plot unknown] 

7 Biggles At World's End
Episode 1-30 - 1-32, first aired 08/24/1960
Director: Derek Bennett
Writer: Rex Arundel

A three-episode adventure which aired Aug. 24, Aug. 26, Aug. 31 1960.
[plot unknown] 

8 Biggles Turns The Scale
Episode 1-33 - 1-35, first aired 09/02/1960
Director: Chris McMaster
Writer: H. V. Kershaw

A three-episode adventure which aired Sep. 02, Sep. 07, Sep. 09 1960.
[plot unknown] 

9 Biggles Springs The Lock
Episode 1-36 - 1-38, first aired 09/14/1960
Director: Eric Price
Writer: H. V. Kershaw

A three-episode adventure which aired Sep. 14, Sep. 16, Sep. 21 1960.
[plot unknown] 

10 Biggles In The East
Episode 1-39 - 1-41, first aired 09/23/1960
Director: David Main
Writer: Edward Luckarift

A three-episode adventure which aired Sep. 23, Sep. 28, Sep. 30 1960.
[plot unknown] 

11 Biggles On The Nile
Episode 1-42 - 1-44, first aired 10/05/1960
Director: Chris McMaster
Writer: Edward Luckarift

A three-episode adventure which aired Oct. 05, Oct. 07, Oct. 12 1960.
[plot unknown] 

COMIC BOOKS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, AND MANGA

Number of Stories:9
First Appearance:1950
Last Appearance:1950

1 The Kidnapped Scientist The Kidnapped Scientist
Published by Strato Publication
Contributors: W. E. Johns (writer), A. De Vine (artist)
Copyright: 1950

1st of 2 graphic adventures printed in The Adventures of Biggles #1 with 24 black & white pages.
Biggles is sent on a mission to rescue Professor Baxter who was captured by the Chinese.

2 Middle East Hazard Middle East Hazard
Published by Strato Publication
Contributors: W. E. Johns (writer), A. De Vine (artist)
Copyright: 1950

2nd of 2 graphic adventures printed in The Adventures of Biggles #1 with 12 black & white pages.
It is up to Biggles and others to stop drug smugglers in the Middle East.

3 Indo China Intrigue Indo China Intrigue
Published by Strato Publication
Contributors: W. E. Johns (writer), A. De Vine (artist)
Copyright: 1950

1st of 2 graphic adventures printed in The Adventures of Biggles #2 with 21 black & white pages.
[plot unknown]

4 Rescue Mission Rescue Mission
Published by Strato Publication
Contributors: W. E. Johns (writer), A. De Vine (artist)
Copyright: 1950

2nd of 2 graphic adventures printed in The Adventures of Biggles #2 with 10 black & white pages.
[plot unknown]

5 The Submarine Spies The Submarine Spies
Published by Strato Publication
Contributors: W. E. Johns (writer), A. De Vine (artist)
Copyright: 1950

1st of 2 graphic adventures printed in The Adventures of Biggles #3 with 24 black & white pages.
[plot unknown]

6 The Pirate Sub The Pirate Sub
Published by Strato Publication
Contributors: W. E. Johns (writer), A. De Vine (artist)
Copyright: 1950

2nd of 2 graphic adventures printed in The Adventures of Biggles #3 with 12 black & white pages.
[plot unknown]

7 Biggles In The Cruise Of The Condor Biggles In The Cruise Of The Condor
Published by Juvenile Productions
Contributors: W. E. Johns (writer), Pat Williams (artist)
Copyright: 1955

A graphic adventure based on the 2nd Biggles book with the same plot.
Biggles and Algy head to visit Biggles' uncle Dick and find that the man, recently in Brazil on a treasure hunt, is being besieged by his former porters in his estate back in England. After he is able to fly them all to safety, Biggles and team decide to resume the treasure hunt in South America.

MY COMMENTS

I am pretty sure that I would not have been the target audience for this series since I was never that big into aerial combat stories as a young reader, exploits of Snoopy vs the Red Baron notwithstanding. Of course the tales of Biggles started coming out two decades before I was born and three before I was into reading as much as I became. Even so, I'm pretty sure I would have passed.

That would have been a shame because I would not have known, and didn't know until recently, that these tales, for all their many, many dogfights, were mostly spy stories with a bunch of adventure tales thrown in.

What's more, they were some pretty well-written stories designed for young boys seeking adventure in far-away, mysterious and exotic places - and the author pretty much nailed ... over and over for 35+ years.

GRADE

My Grade: B

Your Average Grade:   A

YOUR OPINIONS

WindyTree A 2022-11-11

I have enjoyed a few of the Biggles adventures, but personally I like the ''Gimlet'' adventures, and there are only 10x books to collect!


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