Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Black Gang (Bulldog Drummond, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Black Gang
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Black Gang (Bulldog Drummond #2)

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The Black Gang, Bulldog Drummond's black-hooded and black-leather-clad team of vigilantes, terrorizes British criminals.

This series inspired many later mystery and thriller writers, including Ian Fleming.
ebook, 160 pages
Published October 13th 2010 by Wildside Press (first published 1922)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Black Gang, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Black Gang

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 88)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
There is an organised and well-financed conspiracy to preach Bolshevism in England and most manufacturing towns in the country had a branch therein. In an attempt to discover who was the leader and to wipe out the organisation The Black Gang was formed with a huge, ugly man as its leader. His name was kept secret but it became clear to the inner circle that he was Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond.

Drummond visits The Ritz and notices a couple of characters who he feels that he knows, one of them seemingly
The Black Gang, by Sapper

The Black Gang was the second of the Bulldog Drummond novels written by Herman Cyril McNeile under the pen-name Sapper. Little read today, their legacy the fields of both spy fiction and pulp fiction in general can hardly be over-estimated

They had a definite Boys’ Own feel to them, but the idea of a man who appears on the surface to be a harmless buffoon being in reality a brilliant crime-fighter and the scourge of various international conspiracies, and the further idea
Who would have thought that there was a precursor to 007? Bulldog Drummond is a likable character, there is the same slightly unbelievable aspect of the stories that 007 has in that everything is just a little TOO over the top, including the escapades and the escapes.
This is the first Bulldog Drummond story I've read, although the second in the series. I didn't know much about the book before I started reading so was pleasantly surprised by the story. The best I can describe it as is a watered-down P.G. Wodehouse writing an action packed adventure story. It wasn't deep or particularly well crafted but it was entertaining. I wouldn't recommend everyone to run out to read it, but I noticed my library has the first and third Bulldog Drummond stories so I might ...more
Josh Hamacher
This is the second Bulldog Drummond novel overall, and also the second to feature his nemesis Carl Peterson. In my review of the first novel I wrote "There are certainly no surprises here and cliches abound (although I suspect this series helped create what we now view as cliches), but rollicking good fun." That remains equally true of this second novel.

I read this as part of a four-novel collection available for the Kindle. I had complained about the bad OCR job in the first novel; this second
Racist, stilted, out of date and not worth reading.

What ho! Those dastardly foreigners want to turn jolly old England into a commie state and that bounder Carl Peterson has reared his ugly head again, good job those mysterious fellows "the black gang" seem to have everything in hand, especially that big chappy their leader, good old Drummond!
Drummond here has found his calling in life and has got things more organised than in the first book, where he blundered about more, but he is still very much the same character and once again the story prov
Tom Barnett
I am enjoying this book.

"No—I am not. I am not the police, you wretched thing: I am the leader of the Black Gang."

This was a good story although modern readers should be aware that it contains some antisemitic passages.
Amanda Allen

As charming as its predecessor but too little Mrs. Bulldog. Dialogue brilliant as the first--maybe better. Loved it.
More Bulldog Drummond.
Josh added it
Nov 24, 2014
Sangita Malhotra
Sangita Malhotra marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2014
Allie marked it as to-read
Aug 31, 2014
Dave Bowmore
Dave Bowmore marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2014
Helen Jones
Helen Jones marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2014
K Ramesh
K Ramesh marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2014
K M marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Sapper was the pseudonym of Herman Cyril McNeile, whose father was Malcolm McNeile, a Captain in the Royal Navy and, at who was at the time, governor of the naval prison at Bodmin, the town where Herman was born.

McNeile was educated at Cheltenham College and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1907. He went to France in 1914 when World War I broke
More about Sapper...
Bulldog Drummond Bulldog Drummond: The Carl Peterson Quartet The Third Round The Female of the Species The Return of Bulldog Drummond

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »