Sax Rohmer

B. J. Harrison Reads The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu

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"The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu" is the first book in the Fu-Manchu series, about the notorious evil mastermind. In the crime fiction world, Fu-Manchu stands on equal grounds with Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes’ nemesis. Rohmer created an archetypal villain who is very much a product of his times, and a reflection of the social and political conditions. Fu-Manchu’s plans are always attacked and challenged by Detective Nayland Smith, who gives his all to defeat the mad doctor. A compelling and fast-paced read, this novel is the wonderful beginning to this amazing villain’s career.

B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

Sax Rohmer (1883-1959), the pseudonym of Arthur Henry Ward, was a British writer of crime and supernatural fiction, famous for the creation of the villain Fu-Manchu. The occult played an important part in his life, and many of his works are directly influenced by it. He wrote many novels, short stories, and non-fiction works, among which were "The Fu-Manchu" series, "Brood of the Witch-Queen", and "The Yellow Claw".
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