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The Sins of Sumuru - Sax Rohmer
1950 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Herbert Jenkins, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dustwrapper
Book shows no names etc, tightly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
The dust jacket shows no loss or tears
A Dr Steel Maitland mystery
A lovely clean copy with fabulous jacket artwork
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The Moon is Red - Sax Rohmer
1964 UK Digit paperback edition, published in London
A decent solid copy
Book shows no names etc, light tanning and moderate rubbing to edges

The mysterious and savage deaths of 2 women which have savage reminders . . .
A solid vintage reading copy and an uncommon title
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Hangover House - Sax Rohmer
[1951] UK hardback Thriller Book Club edition published in London
A VG book in VG dust jacket
Book shows no names etc, tight and soilid, bit of scattered edge foxing
The jacket has a bit of edge wear, tidy with great artwork

Which of those at Hangover House had stabbed the unknown man ? Was it Peter, the young scatter-brain husband oi Joan Faraway, who had given the party, or Mohammed, the Egyptian ? Was it Mrs. Muller, Mr. Lovelace, her ineffectual escort, or Sidonia, the dance band singer who had been flirting with Peter Faraway ? Or could it have been Larkhall Pike, the irascible occupier of the mansion, " Elfie " Elphinstowe, aunt of Lady Hilary Bruton, or Hilary herself, whom Storm Kennedy, private detective, had been assigned to protect from a blackmailer ?

A nice period reading copy
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Egyptian Nights - Sax Rohmer
1944 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Hale, London
A VG+ book in VG+ unclipped dustwrapper
Book shows no names etc, tightly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
The wrapper shows minor wear and rubbing to edges
A Major Baruk mystery and very rare in jacket
A nice clean copy with cover art by Abbey
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Egyptian Nights
1944 UK hardback first edition, first impression, Robert Hale, London
A VG+ book sadly sans dustwrapper
Book shows no names etc, tightly bound and square, clean contents and cloth
A Major Baruk mystery
A solid copy of a scarce book
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The Mystery of Dr Fu-Manchu - Sax Rohmer
1938 UK Penguin paperback later edition, published in London London
A VG book still tightly bound
Book shows no names etc, light tanning and moderate rubbing to edges
The first book and an important classic
A nice solid period copy
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Brief Biography
ROHMER, Sax. Pseudonym for Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward; adopted name Sarsfield at the age of 18; later used Sax Rohmer even in personal life; also wrote as Michael Furey. British. Born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, 15 February 1883. Married Rose Elizabeth Knoxin 1909. Journalist: covered the underworld in London's Limehouse; wrote songs and sketches for entertainers. Later lived in New York City. Died 1 June 1959.

Sax Rohmer - The Characters
Moris Klaw
Moris Klaw, the Dream Detective, describes himself as "an old fool who sometimes has wise dreams." He is able to absorb the atmosphere of the criminal act by lying down and sleeping at the scene of a crime. He carries an odically sterilized red silk cushion. From the lining of his archaic brown bowler, he takes a scent spray and plays its contents on his high, bald brow, an odor of verbena fill ing the air. His skin has the color of dirty vellum and his hair, eyebrows, and beard are so toneless as to be virtually without color. He wears gold-rimmed pince-nez, a silk muffler, and a long black cloak. He is an antiques dealer and has a gray parrot that announces a visitor with, "The Devil has come for you, Moris Klaw." A bit of a charlatan, Klaw has frequently been accused of being an insane theorist, yet he has never failed to point his finger at the guilty party. He is assisted by his beautiful brunette daughter, the graceful Isis.

Sir Denis Nayland Smith
Nayland Smith and his companion, Doctor Petrie, represent England and, indeed, what they see as the white race, in a battle for survival against the supernatural powers of the would-be Emperor of the World, the evil Fu Manchu Smith is a hard-working, sometimes inept adversary, who has been described as more nuisance than threat to the superhuman powers of Fu Manchu. He has worked, at various times, as a Scotland Yard Inspector, a Criminal Investigation Department Commissioner, and as a free agent on detached duty. He has a zest for adventure and never gives up in his battle with the evil Oriental doctor, though luck saves his life on more than one occasion. He has been knighted for his successful efforts to thwart Fu.

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