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.
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BY SAX ROHMER
[Illustration: " When the woman raised her arms in a peculiar fashion, the shadow on the blind was remarkably like that of a bat "]
CHAPTER I. PAUL HARLEY OF CHANCERY LANE II. THE VOODOO SWAMP I...
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