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The Yellow Claw

Auhtor: Sax Rohmer

Language: english
Published: 1915

Genres:

fiction,  mystery detective,  thrillers
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Review by Michael Gallagher, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'The Yellow Claw':

An illusive Chinese mastermind and his henchman have already killed one socialite and they hold a mysterious sway over many of Londons elite. What is the secret of their power? Follow the trail with Sax Rohmers famous detectives Gaston Max and Inspector Dunbar as they chase the international gang of hoodlums and their leader the evil Dr. King.

Excerpts from the Book 'The Yellow Claw':


... busily on. The light of the table-lamp, softened and enriched by its mosaic shade, gave an appearance of added opulence to the already handsome appointments ...
... which is really his proper state to go unshaven and unshorn, to dine upon bread and cheese and onions, to work until all hours of the morning, and ...
... was made in the left shoulder with a hypodermic syringe the mark is quite fresh. Dr. Cumberly glared at his fellow practitioner, angrily. Are ...
... he purchased a penny stamp and fumbled in his pocket for an imaginary letter, he observed, with interest, that the woman had purchased, and was loading ...
... gripped the counter hard, staring at the newly arrived cocktail as though it were hypnotizing him. These little matters, added Gianapolis, ...
... He hastily packed his grip, and, with a last glance about the room and some seconds of breathless listening at the door, he attached to the handle ...
... to the bathroom, and could be heard filling the hand-basin with water. Kursi! he called from within. Soames, seriously doubting his own sanity, ...
... you say you thinking to agree with the conditions and be satisfied. She ceased speaking, but continued to smile and so complete was the stillness, that ...
... god had had greater faith in his potent protection than Soames had in that of his unseen master. What should a servant of Mr. King fear from the officers ...
... irresistible. The ladies being momentarily out of ear-shot, M. Gaston glancing rapidly about him, said: May I beg a favor, Dr. Cumberly? Certainly, ...
... his own attention, he took no part in the conversation for some time. Then: I agree with you! he said, suddenly, interrupting Helen the greatest ...
... his hands clasped behind him, stood looking out of the window. Leroux's pallor now was most remarkable his complexion had assumed an ivory ...
... who seek to explore the ultimate regions of poppyland, for those who have learnt the mystery from the real masters in Asia and not in Europe-the enterprise ...
... in his writing-case. It represented a very typical Parisian gentleman, with a carefully trimmed square beard and well brushed mustache, wearing pince-nez ...
... the poorest opinion and indeed she never had been known to express admiration for, or even the slightest confidence in, any man breathing. The amiable ...
... to a ridge on top. In profile the forehead is almost apelike in size and contour... . SOAMES! exclaimed Inspector Dunbar, leaping to his feet, ...
... in London. It is the property of the gentleman whose telephone number is 18642 East-Mr. I. Gianapolis and the reason of its frequent presence in the neighborhood ...
... that the morning was arrived... and had seen the flecks at the roots of his dyed hair, blanched by the terrors of that vigil-of that watching, from moment ...
... Stringer, and now a faint, lighter smudge in the blackness, ahead and below, proclaimed itself the wake of some rapidly traveling craft. I can hear ...
... up. Anything important? he asked. We cannot trace the makers of the sanitary fittings, and so forth, but they are all of American pattern. There's ...