The Mystery of No. 1
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The Mystery of No. 1

Written by Sydney Horler

Though published in book form under the name shown above, the adventure was serialized in six sequential issues of Top-Notch Magazine, from Feb. 15 to May 1, 1926 under the name The Order of the Octopus.
The Order of the Octopus is the name adopted by the handful of members of the group organized by Paul Vivanti. A Chinese man who controls most crime in the Far East, a Count who "rules" the underworld in Central Europe, and a beautiful and extremely dangerous woman feared and desired all over the Continent, are eager to unite with Vivanti as the leader to extend their crime domination. Put to stop him is a young but earnest British agent named Peter Foyle.