Arthur Henry Ward (1883 - 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He was an author of early science fiction and fantasy. He was perhaps best known for creating the super-villian, Dr. Fu Manchu -- a character who went on the become the subject of many films and in fact, much plundering. (Think about it for a moment: how many evil Chinese Mandarin masterminds have you heard tell of? Remember Ian Fleming's Dr. No? Remember Lo-Pan, from Big Trouble in Little China? Egg Fu, from Wonder Woman? Be careful. They're everywhere.)
The Yellow Claw features Gaston Max, a Parisian criminal investigator and mastery of disguise and his battle with Mr. King, a master criminal similar to Rohmer's earlier Fu Manchu character.
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Some people might not be comfortable with the older style of writing but it is worth the effort to read the book. Picture of the horrors of the opium use and trade in UK is accurate and disturbing
A very interesting crime novel from Rohmer. He was a great writer, and this doesn't disappoint.