Fu-Manchu - The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu

Sax Rohmer

Sax Rohmer was the acclaimed author of the Fu Manchu series of novels. The first, The Mystery of Fu Manchu, was published in 1912 with many more following. Rohmer also wrote more traditional detective stories and supernatural horror. He died in London in 1959.

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Synopsis

London, 1913—the era of Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and the Invisible Man. A time of shadows, secret societies, and dens filled with opium addicts. Into this world comes the most fantastic emissary of evil society has ever known… Dr. Fu Manchu.

Denis Nayland Smith pursues his quarry across continents and through the back alleys of London.
As victim after victim disappears at the hands of the
Devil Doctor, Smith must unravel his murderous plot before it is too late.

Includes a special feature by Leslie S. Klinger.

“The true king of the pulp mystery is Sax Rohmer—and the shining ruby in his crown is (the) Fu-Manchu stories.”—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Colony

“Sax Rohmer is one of the great thriller writers of all time! Rohmer created in Fu-Manchu the model for the super-villains of James Bond, and his hero Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie are worthy stand-ins for Holmes and Watson... though Fu-Manchu makes Professor Moriarty seem an under-achiever.”—Max Allan Collins, New York Times bestselling author of The Road to Perdition

“I love Fu-Manchu, the way you can only love the really GREAT villains. Though I read these books years ago he is still with me, living somewhere deep down in my guts, between Professor Moriarty and Dracula, plotting some wonderfully hideous revenge against an unsuspecting mankind.”—Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy

“Fu-Manchu is one of the great villains in pop culture history, insidious and brilliant. Discover him if you dare!”—Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling co-author of Baltimore: The Plague Ships

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780857686039
  • Dimensions: 203 x 130 mm
  • Paperback: 320pp
  • Publication date: 16 March 2012
  • All authors:
    Sax Rohmer
  • All characters:
    Fu Manchu

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