(From the publisher):
Surely not since Poe has there appeared a more striking power for the delineation of mystery and its unraveling than Sax Rohmer's.
Dr. Fu Manchu is the craftiest and most malignant Chinaman that has ever appeared in fiction, and the finesse he employs in baffling Nayland Smith, Detective, is worthy of a better cause. If you will read the first three pages of this story we are certain you will not be satisfied until you have read the entire story.
Original title: The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Wild Frontiers And Exotic Lands
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
- Early Sax Rohmer novels were released with different titles in the U.S. and the U.K. - this one was titled "The Mystery of..." in the U.K. while in the U.S. it was titled "The Insidious..." - The U.K. release predated the U.S. release by 3 months in 1913.
- Originally serialised in 10 chapters between October 1912 and July 1913 in "The Story-Teller" and between February 1913 and June 1913 in "Collier's"