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The Mandarin's Fan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...days and the blessing of the god Kwang-Ho might be true. The Chinese do not think as we do, Mr. Rodgers, and have their own way of settling these matters. The attack...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 13th 2012 by General Books (first published 1904)
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Ronald Kohlin
An impoverished young gentleman wants to marry, but her aunt refuses. She would rather the young lady marry another man who is less than a gentleman. The aunt's friend, who is one of Hume's busybodies, wants the young lady to marry her nephew whom she controls. Thinly veiled agendas all over the place, with the fan leading to murder, in which the young gentleman is implicated. Who did it? Who knows? Too many suspects to pick one, too much intrigue to trust the testimony of any against the others...more
I give it 2.5 stars. Hume is inappropriately sparing of commas, and omits exclamation points in exclamatory sentences. As a mystery it's okay, and definitely not one of the so-called "Yellow Peril" stories.
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Fergusson Wright Hume (1859–1932), English lawyer and prolific author spent a number of years in New Zealand and Australia where he began his career of more than thirty years writing detective stories, including his first novel and international best-seller The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (1886).

Fergusson [Fergus] Wright Hume was born 8 July 1859 at Powick, Worcestershire, England, son of Glaswegian D...more
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