Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, known to readers as Sax Rohmer, was born in Birmingham on February 15, 1883 to a working class Irish Catholic family. He started his career writing songs and comedy sketches for Music Hall revues, selling his first story to Pearson's Weekly in 1903. His first novel, The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu, originally serialized in 1912, introduced the world to this classic villain, eventually featured in twelve subsequent novels. Rohmer took painstaking care in his arcane research, with many mysteries featuring such occult investigative characters as Gaston Max, "Red" Kerry, Morris Klaw and Paul Harley. Besides also authoring several novels of supernatural horror, toward the end of his career, Rohmer enjoyed another success with a female Fu Manchu known as Sumuru. He married Rose Elizabeth Knox in 1909 and after World War II, they moved to New York, only returning to London shortly before Rohmer's death in White Plains, New York, on June 1, 1959, of influenza.



$19.95
  • Brood of the Witch Queen / The Quest of the Sacred Slipper
  • 978-1-944520-24-3
  • Two stand-alone exotic thrillers from the author of the Fu Manchu series. Weird deaths and supernatural events threaten London in these two early 20th century occult masterpieces. Introduction by William Maynard. Spring 2017.



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  • The Yellow Claw / The Golden Scorpion
  • 978-1-933586-81-6
  • Rohmer created Fu Manchu and other superb villains. In these two mysteries, we are introduced to Gaston Max, a Parisian detective and a master of disguise, hot in the pursuit of two criminal masterminds who seek to undermine the very fabric of British society. Introduction by William Patrick Maynard. November 2015.



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  • Bat Wing / Fire-Tongue
  • 978-1-933586-49-6
  • Sax Rohmer is the creator of the famous Asian villain, Fu Manchu. This volume features two occult mysteries from the 1920s featuring investigator Paul Harvey, Rohmer's homage to Poe's C. Auguste Dupin. Includes a new introduction by Rohmer expert, Gene Christie. "The nearest approach to the pure detective-story that Sax ever made." óCay Van Ash & Elizabeth Sax Rohmer, Master of Villainy. A Mystery Classic.