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  • ISBN 1419109030
  • ISBN13 978-1419109034
  • Language English
  • Author Sax Rohmer
  • Publisher Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
  • Pages 212
  • Formats rtf doc mbr azw
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1507 kb
  • Size Fb2 1702 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 617

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XX. A spanish cigarette XXI. The wing of a bat XXII. Colin camber's secret XXIII.

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LibriVox recording of Bat Wing, by Sax Rohmer. Private detective Paul Harley investigates a mysterious case involving voodoo, vampirism, and macabre murder in the heart of London. The first book in the Paul Harley series, written by Sax Rohmer, author of The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. Summary by Mark Nelson). For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Most people who stumble onto this are going to know something about Sax Rohmer, presumably through his excellent Fu Manchu books. There is a ton of other Rohmer about, though, of varying quality. This is one of the better non-Fu Manchu books, but you'll better appreciate it if you understand, going in, that this is not the pulpy, semi-supernatural adventure one might associate with Rohmer.

Sax Rohmer was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he adopted the name Sarsfield, the name of a famous Irish general admired by Rohmer's mother. He married Rose Elizabeth Knox in 1909 and, at his wife's insistence, began using the name Sax Rohmer for his fiction, eventually employing the pseudonym as his actual name. Rohmer was basically a self-taught scholar. He started writing as a journalist; his beat was the Limehouse underworld in London

Elizabeth Sax Rohmer and Cay Van Ash, her husband's former assistant, wrote a biography of the author, Master of Villainy, published in 1972. Other books in the series. Paul Harley (3 books). Mor. rivia About Bat Wing.

Sax Rohmer loud tattoo upon the knocker. The door opened and Ah Tsong looked out. "Tell your master that Mr. Paul Harley has called to see him upon urgent business. Master no got," replied Ah Tsong, and proceeded to close the door.

Sax Rohmer (pseudonym of Arthur Henry "Sarsfield" Ward; 1883–1959) was a British writer of songs sketches, plays and stories. Born in Birmingham to Irish immigrant parents, the family moved to London in about 1886, where Rohmer was schooled. His formal education finished in 1901, following the death of his alcoholic mother.

Электронная книга "Bat Wing", Sax Rohmer Bat Wing is the first Paul Harley detective story.

Электронная книга "Bat Wing", Sax Rohmer. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Bat Wing" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Bat Wing is the first Paul Harley detective story. Harley is called on to investigate a mysterious case in the heart of London, involving voodoo, vampirism and macabre murder. This series is considered one of Rohmer's best outside his famous Dr. Fu Manchu series. Sax Rohmer was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire.

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Most people who stumble onto this are going to know something about Sax Rohmer, presumably through his excellent Fu Manchu books. There is a ton of other Rohmer about, though, of varying quality.

This is one of the better non-Fu Manchu books, but you'll better appreciate it if you understand, going in, that this is not the pulpy, semi-supernatural adventure one might associate with Rohmer. It is, rather, a straight-up murder mystery much in the mold of HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES or (I suspect this is the real influence) A.E.W. Mason's excellent Hannaud books (THE PRISONER OF THE OPAL, THE HOUSE OF THE ARROW, etc.) That is to say it has Gothic *elements*, but ultimately it's a Whodunit.

And as such it's not bad at all. Spanish Lord with Mysterious Past engages the Holmes/Watson substitutes to protect him because he feels his past is catching up with him -- in particular, a troubling period in Cuba where he angered Voodoo powers. And they come, and sure enough all sorts of spooky things start happening.

The solution genuinely caught me off guard, and I'm not one to be easily fooled by such things so that admission alone is high praise from me. I liked the creation of atmosphere, something Rohmer always knew how to do, and I was impressed that Rohmer gave the book an internal sense of tension, not always an easy thing to do in a traditional murder mystery. It's lurid in stages but c'mon, this is Sax Rohmer we're talking about.

I would go so far as to say this is rather underrated: anyone knowledgable enough about mystery fiction to get my Mason references would genuinely enjoy this, I think.
Mazuzahn
This is a very well written mystery novel. When most Sax Rohmer fans think of his works they generally first touch upon such pulp fiction staples as his Dr. Fu Manchu series, fast paced, relentless tales of adventure, hair-breadth escapes, cunningly crafted murder, and above all, action. When the story starts off I was thinking that all the signs are here that we are in for another rip roaring Rohmer tale; what with voodoo, and mysterious dark secrets, all of the elements are in place for another romp. That being said, Bat Wing is nothing like most other Rohmer stories. Instead of an action/adventure story, this is a carefully crafted Edwardian "manor house" mystery, replete with deep, dark secrets, vivid memorable characters, with overtones of voodoo and the supernatural, all carefully held together, in an atmosphere of impending doom. The characters are developed in considerable depth, the story is layered with seemingly baffling clues and events, and then the whole thing is propelled along into an even deeper mystery with a truly surprising ending. It's a testament to the author's skill that he is able to keep this story flowing along in one direction, and then takes off on a wholly different tangent half way in, with no gun battles, fist fights, and only a single, solitary dead body. No matter what you may think you know of Sax Rohmer as a writer, you will be impressed with what he is able to do with this story.

For free on Kindle. It is well worth your time.
RED
I enjoy these old Arthur Ward books, from Fu Manchu to Bat Wing. A dash of apparently supernatural spices, straight arrow detective bones of the era, some strange, untrustworthy, non-British immigrant noodles, and some real vegetables here and there and, voilá, a thin soup with a little flavor. But still I enjoy them. There's an undeniable atmosphere of the times Ward wrote as Sax Rohmer, and no little politically incorrect racial stereotypes. My favorites will be Brood of the Witch Queen, and Quest of the Sacred Slipper. Somewhat tastier porridge from the author.
Rayli
I have read all Sax novels and they are all fantastic ! Rohmer is one of the best classic authors ever. His Fu Manchu series had me hooked through every book. I could not stop reading any of Rohmers exciting , superbly written tales of mystery and adventure. Batwing was no exception. Fun, exciting fiction that is different from others in style and subjects . You will never be bored reading a Sax Rohmer novel!
Zeleence
This was interesting as a door into the past. It takes place approximately 90 years ago in the English countryside. It was a bit too predictable and the pacing was slow at times. The most interesting part, for me, was the manners and mores of a time gone by. The synopses of the story is available elsewhere.

Note: The ebook contains numerous formatting errors. If this type of thing bothers you, just remember it is free.
Vozuru
While Bat Wing doesn't compare to Sax Rohmer's best work (the Fu Manchu series), it's a typical pulp era mystery his fans should enjoy anyhow.

Bat Wing features a voodoo plot, mysterious and exotic women, obtuse British police officers, and one of the most impressive of villains, all told in a leisurely manor house mystery style. I'd read it again some day.
GYBYXOH
This was written in the very early 20th century. It has drama, intrigue, and mystery. It truly keeps you guessing what the heck is really going on until the very end. If you like it, you should also read his Dr. Fu Manchu series.
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