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The Hand of Fu-Manchu (Fu Manchu #3)

3.52  ·  Rating details ·  301 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
Dr Fu-Manchu is back once again! His very existence seemingly proves him immune from natural laws, a deathless incarnation of evil! Brand new editions of the world-famous novels featuring one of the most iconic characters of the 20th Century, standing alongside Sherlock Holmes and James Bond.

And this time the Devil Doctor is not alone. Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his assoc
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by Titan Books (first published 1917)
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Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone

The review from afar – No. 11

Re-revised forward to these overseas reviews:
As I emulate a yo-yo, I continue to rely on an old-style Kindle 3G for any non-technical reading. I tip my hat to the fine folks at Project Gutenberg: virtually every title I have or will be reading in the near future comes from them.

The Hand of Fu Manchu (UK title, The Si-Fan Mysteries) is the third installment (and ends with the temporary halt) in the duel between Colonial Police Commissioner (with a Royal Roving License
Marts  (Thinker)
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, fiction
Another thrilling Nayland Smith / Dr. Petrie adventure plagued by the terrors of Fu Manchu...
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Routine and quaint. Exoticism is the only aspect of this novel that differentiates this story from so many others of the period.
Thin characterization and clumsy writing. But if you can reset your "quality control" and enjoy guilty pleasures on occasion you may enjoy.
Victor Gentile
Jan 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sax Rohmer in his book, “The Hand of Fu-Manchu” Book Three in the Dr. Fu-Manchu series published by Titan Books brings us new adventures of Sir Denis Nayland Smith, Dr. Petrie and, of course, the evil Dr. Fu-Manchu.

From the Back Cover: “Imagine a person, tall, lean, and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan…”

London, 1913—the era of Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and the Invisible Man. A time of shadows, secret societies, and dens filled with opium addicts. Into t
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Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Vintage Science Fiction Month--January by: Hearts on Fire Reviews
Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Reviews. Review copy (print) received via Hearts on Fire Reviews, from publisher (Titan Books) in exchange for my provision of a fair and impartial review.

Readers of my reviews will know that I have been a confirmed aficionado of the wily Oriental villain Dr. Fu Manchu and his determined British adversary Sir Denis Nayland Smith since tiny childhood. I’ve always found Smith and sidekick Dr. Petrie more appealing than Holmes and Watson (shocker), perhaps because Sax Ro
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sinister doctor returns again in "The Hand of Fu Manchu," and this time the Devil Doctor is not alone. "The Hand of Fu Manchu," also known as "The Si-Fan Mysteries," is the third of 14 Fu Manchu books that Sax Rohmer gave the world. Now Sir Denis Nayland Smith, Doctor Petrie, and their associates encounter baffling mystery after mystery in one of London's newest hotels and then elsewhere in London itself. Eventually, they learn of a new and deadly organization that stalks the shadows; Fu Man ...more
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
White people of Europe beware! Your sovereignty is yet again under attack by the heinous, devil-worshiping Yellow threat! (Now with more villainy, more burning opium dens, more perilous double-crosses, more hidden passages, more black panthers, more scorpions, more beautiful women of unknown ethnic origin, and more Dr. Fu-Manchu.)
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm sticking with my radio serial analogy. Some good scenes in this one (trapped on the hashish house rooftop with the fire raging, tunnel filled with deadly bugs, Fu's brain surgery). Nayland Smith seems wired to the point of overload and Petrie's still annoying. I think I like these better than Doc Savage...
Sep 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pulp-adventure
Although I discovered the racist, pulpy Fu-Manchu novels of Sax Rohmer when a high school friend loaned me a copy during the height of the James Bond spy craze, it wasn’t until many years later that I remembered that I had watched a television adventure show with an evil mastermind when I had been much younger. The television show (Yes, it was about Fu-Manchu!) had been one of those typical Hollywood efforts where a Caucasian actor played the major Asian character (as in Mr. Moto and Charlie Cha ...more
Andrew Garvey
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Thoughts on this book coning soon as part of a Fu-Manchu artucle at
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AKA Arthur Sarsfield Ward (real name); Michael Furey.

Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (15 February 1883 - 1 June 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is best remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu.

Born in Birmingham to a working class family, Rohmer initially pursued a career as a civil servant before concentrating on writing fu
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