ARTHUR WARD

1883 - 1959

Writing as: Sax Rohmer


According to Wikipedia: "

Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward, 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, Arthur Ward initially pursued a career as a civil servant before concentrating on writing full-time. He worked as a poet, songwriter and comedy sketch writer for music hall performers before creating the Sax Rohmer persona and pursuing a career writing fiction.

Like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, Rohmer claimed membership to one of the factions of the qabbalistic Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Rohmer also claimed ties to the Rosicrucians, but the validity of his claims has been questioned. His doctor and family friend Dr R. Watson Councell may have been his only legitimate connection to such organisations.

His first published work came in 1903, when the short story "The Mysterious Mummy" was sold to Pearson's Weekly. Rohmer's main literary influences seem to have been Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle and M. P. Shiel.

He gradually transitioned from writing for music hall performers to concentrating on short stories and serials for magazine publication. In 1909 he married Rose Elizabeth Knox.

He published his first book Pause! anonymously in 1910."



Series Books
 
Fu Manchu Redmoat (ss) (1912)
  The Clue of the Pigtail (ss) (1912)
  The Zayat Kiss (ss) (1912)
  The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu (1913)
  The Knocking on the Door (ss) (1913)
  The Spores of Death (ss) (1913)
  The Golden Flask (ss) (1913)
  Andaman - Second (ss) (1913)
  Karamaneh (ss) (1913)
  Call of Siva (ss) (1913)
  The Green Mist (ss) (1913)
  The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1916)
  The Hand of Fu Manchu (1917)
  The Blue Monkey (ss) (1920)
  The Mark of the Monkey (ss) (1931)
  Daughter of Fu Manchu (1931)
  The Turkish Yataghan (ss) (1932)
  The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
  The Bride of Fu Manchu (1933)
  The Trail of Fu Manchu (1934)
  President Fu Manchu (1936)
  The Drums of Fu Manchu (1939)
  The Island of Fu Manchu (1941)
  The Shadow of Fu Manchu (1948)
  The Wrath of Fu Manchu (ss) (1952)
  Re-Enter Fu Manchu (1957)
  The Eyes of Fu Manchu (ss) (1957)
  The Word of Fu Manchu (ss) (1958)
  Emperor Fu Manchu (1959)
  The Mind of Fu Manchu (ss) (1959)
  The Wrath of Fu Manchu (1973)
 
Other The Sins of Severac Bablon (1914)
  The Yellow Claw [Gaston Max] (1915)
  The Exploits of Captain O’Hagan (1916)
  Tales of Secret Egypt (1918)
  Brood of the Witch-Queen (1918)
  The Orchard of Tears (1918)
  The Golden Scorpion (1919)
  Dope [Daniel 'Red' Kerry] (1919)
  The Quest of the Sacred Slipper (1919)
  The Green Eyes of Bast (1920)
  The Haunting of Low Fennel (1920)
  The Dream-Detective [Moris Klaw] (1920)
  Bat-Wing [Paul Harley] (1921)
  Fire-Tongue [Paul Harley] (1922)
  Tales of Chinatown [Paul Harley] (1922)
  Grey Face (1924)
  Yellow Shadows (1925)
  Moon of Madness (1927)
  She Who Sleeps (1929)
  The Emperor of America (1929)
  The Day the World Ended [Gaston Max] (1930)
  Tales of East and West (1932)
  Yu’an Hee See Laughs (1932)
  The Bat Flies Low (1935)
  White Velvet (1936)
  Salute to Bazarada and other stories [Paul Harley] (1939)
  Seven Sins [Gaston Max] (1944)
  Bimbashi Baruk of Egypt aka Egyptian Nights (1944)
  Sins of Sumuru aka Nude in Mink [Sumuru] (1950)
  Hangover House (1950)
  The Fire Goddess aka Virgin in Flames (1952)
  Sumuru aka Slaves of Sumuru [Sumuru] (1952)
  Virgin in Flames aka The Fire Goddess [Sumuru] (1953)
  The Moon Is Red (1954)
  Return of Sumuru aka Sand and Satin (1954)
  Return of Sumuru aka Sand and Satin [Sumuru] (1955)
  Sinister Madonna [Sumuru] (1956)
  The Secret of Holm Peel (1970)
  Wulfheim (1972)