The Yellow Claw


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(4.5 stars; 12 reviews)

When a woman is murdered at mystery writer Henry Loureoux's apartment, Scotland Yard inspector Dunbar begins his investigation with a note that the woman left behind written to a Mr. King. When M. Gaston Max, a Parisian criminal investigator and master of disguise, comes to help the case, things begin to get interesting. Can they find out who Mr. King is and stop the crazed murderer from striking again? Can they find Henry's butler, Soames, before he ends up in danger? And where is Henry Loureoux's wife?

This book has a lot of "Yellow Peril" and other racial stereotypes, typical of its day. The novel was the basis for the 1921 British silent film The Yellow Claw. (Summary by TriciaG) (10 hr 29 min)

Chapters

I. The Lady of the Civet Furs 9:42 Read by bmitchell062003
II. Midnight and Mr. King 19:54 Read by Carisse Ramos
III. Inspector Dunbar Takes Charge 15:02 Read by James R. Hedrick
IV. A Window Is Opened 12:36 Read by James R. Hedrick
V. Doctors Differ 9:25 Read by Chad Jackson
VI. At Scotland Yard 8:36 Read by Nancy Gorgen
VII. The Man in the Limousine 16:27 Read by Nancy Gorgen
VIII. Cabman Two 12:11 Read by Nancy Gorgen
IX. The Man in Black 12:22 Read by Nancy Gorgen
X. The Great Understanding 16:22 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XI. Presenting M. Gaston Max 10:21 Read by Harley James
XII. Mr. Gianapolis 12:01 Read by Bruce McCready
XIII. The Draft on Paris 25:42 Read by Bruce McCready
XIV. East 18642 19:22 Read by Bruce McCready
XV. Cave of the Golden Dragon 22:09 Read by ToddHW
XVI. Ho-Pin's Catacombs 17:34 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XVII. Kan-Suh Concessions 18:05 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XVIII. The World Above 13:18 Read by Harley James
XIX. The Living Dead 13:51 Read by Harley James
XX. Abraham Levinsky Butts In 12:30 Read by John
XXI. The Studio in Soho 11:32 Read by John
XXII. M. Max Mounts Cagliostro's Staircase 9:09 Read by John
XXIII. Raid in the Rue St. Claude 22:14 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXIV. Opium 13:25 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXV. Fate's Shuttlecock 9:37 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXVI. "Our Lady of the Poppies" 18:19 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXVII. Grove of a Million Apes 19:09 Read by ToddHW
XXVIII. The Opium Agent 13:50 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXIX. M. Max of London and M. Max of Paris 12:13 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXX. Mahara 17:28 Read by Harley James
XXXI. Musk and Roses 18:52 Read by Harley James
XXXII. Blue Blinds 12:03 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXXIII. Logic vs. Intuition 9:50 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXXIV. M. Max Reports Progress 20:24 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXXV. Tracker Tracked 20:46 Read by Lector1
XXXVI. In Dunbar's Room 15:29 Read by Lector1
XXXVII. The Whistle 16:42 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXXVIII. The Secret Traps 17:44 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XXXIX. The Labyrinth 19:12 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XL. Dawn at the Nore 20:13 Read by Nancy Gorgen
XLI. Westminster--Midnight 14:06 Read by Nancy Gorgen

Reviews


(5 stars)

Much better than I expected. Suspenseful.