Sax Rohmer 1883—1959

Sax Rohmer


Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist best remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu. He worked as a poet, songwriter and comedy sketch writer for Music hall performers before creating the Sax Rohmer persona and pursuing a career writing weird fiction. His first published work came in 1903, when the short story “The Mysterious Mummy” was sold to Pearson’s Weekly. Rohmer’s main literary influences seem to have been Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle and M. P. Shiel.

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    Bat Wing (1921)

    A Spanish colonel and a dark secret make up the plot. Detective Paul Harvey and his trusted sidekick are brought in to solve the mystery, which more »

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    Brood of the Witch Queen (1918)

    The strange deeds of Antony Ferrara, as herein related, are intended to illustrate certain phases of Sorcery as it was formerly practised (according to more »

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    Dope (1919)

    Do you know the kind of life the drug fiend lives? Have you ever imagined what it must be like to be a slave to Chandu – the days of fierce craving, more »

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    Fire-Tongue (1921)

    Fire-Tongue is the mystery thriller that English writer Sax Rohmer credited to his friend, Harry Houdini. Rohmer plotted the challenge like a trap set more »

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    Tales of Chinatown (1922)

    Here is a first-hand description of some of the doings in the slimy, mysterious places of the largest city in England. Here the detectives of Scotland more »

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    Tales of Secret Egypt (1918)

    The scenes of this story are laid in Egypt – Abu-Tabah, the inscrutable Egyptian, who appears and disappears so mysteriously, is not so blood-curdling more »

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    The Golden Scorpion (1919)

    In this sequel to The Yellow Claw, Sax Rohmer’s famous detectives Gaston Max and Inspector Dunbar investigate an international gang of assassins that more »

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    The Hand Of Fu-Manchu (1917)

    Sir Gregory Hale returns to London from Mongolia with a mysterious Tulun-Nur chest that holds the ‘key to India’, a vital secret of the Fu Manchu’s more »

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    The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu (1913)

    The first in the popular Fu-Manchu mystery series introduces English sleuth Denis Nayland Smith and his companion, Dr. Petrie, to the satanic Dr. more »

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    The Orchard of Tears (1918)

    In this very strange and striking romance, the author has added a remarkable charcter to fiction in the person of the world-dreamer and idealist Paul more »

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    The Quest of the Sacred Slipper (1919)

    With the theft of the sacred slipper, rumored to have been worn by the great Prophet himself, came a wave of outrageous horror. Weird, supernatural more »

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    The Return of Fu-Manchu (1916)

    Dr. Fu Manchu lives! He has managed to survive the fire in the cottage and has returned to further the plans of his secret society. Dr. Petrie and more »

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    The Sins of Séverac Bablon (1914)

    Rohmer’s phenomenally popular tale of a ‘Jewish Robin Hood’. Bablon’s ‘sins’ were the blackmail, robbery and kidnap, he uses these techniques to force more »

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    The Yellow Claw (1915)

    An illusive Chinese mastermind and his henchman have already killed one socialite and they hold a mysterious sway over many of London’s elite. What is more »