The Foxer

Foxer Fact No. 1003

In Selby Meredith’s twenty-one ‘Inspector Fox Investigates’ novels (all published between 1923 and 1929) the final chapter always came in the form of a collage foxer. Readers that failed to crack the picto-puzzle never learnt the identity of the murderer or thief.


  1. All is Well says:

    The tri-engine aircraft is a Blackburn Perth, I think.

  2. mrpier says:

    The Sabre jet is a Marine Corps FJ-2 Fury of the VMF-312 Checkerboards.

  3. All is Well says:

    The topmost ship (the drawing) is a Nelson-class battleship.

  4. Artiforg says:

    The lady at the top is Lillie Langtry wikipedia page containing the photo from above

  5. foop says:

    Am I going mad or is the thing in the top left a strimmer head?

    See, for example: link to

  6. chuckieegg says:

    Blokes photo on right is Norman Brearley

  7. mrpier says:

    I think the Patrol boat is a Freemantle class operated by the Royal Australian Navy.

    • All is Well says:

      Thank you! I’ve been looking at patrol boats forever, trying to figure out which one it was. To add to this, it’s HMAS Gladstone (FCPB 216), moored in the Australian city of the same name.

    • Lazzars says:

      Looks like it, specifically HMAS Gladstone

      link to

  8. Lazzars says:

    The furnace at the bottom is an Industrial Furnace in the 1907 paper factory in Krępa, Poland.

    link to

  9. All is Well says:

    The blueprint in the bottom-left is a FV 510 Warrior.

  10. AFKAMC says:

    I can see some famous horses in there:
    Lillie Langtry – Irish Thoroughbred racehorse link to
    Fury – equine TV star link to
    Warrior – Dicken medal recipient link to
    (Old) Nelson – George Washington’s horse link to

  11. AFKAMC says:

    Posting again because my first attempt is awaiting moderation (think I put too many links to Wikipedia in maybe)…

    I can see some famous horses in there:
    Lillie Langtry – Irish Thoroughbred racehorse
    Fury – equine TV star
    Warrior – Dicken medal recipient
    (Old) Nelson – George Washington’s horse

  12. phlebas says:

    Could that thing in the top right be a windscreen wiper blade or something of the sort?

    • mrpier says:

      I was thinking a magazine to a pistol or submachinegun, but no luck so far.