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A new force stalks the fog shrouded streets of London bringing death to its victi. This is the second Paul Harley mystery It isn t a bad story but Paul Harley does not get too far in solving the murder That falls to someone who is a suspect It s still a decent adventure but just doesn t uite jell somehow

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Mystery classic with supernatural elements From the author of the Fu Manchu books. If there s one thing a detective hates it s when their client hems and haws about explaining basic details of why they need a detective only to die just as they make up their minds with only a cryptic last utterance as a clueBut that s the situation Paul Harley is in with his latest case Sir Charles Abingdon noted osteologist suspects he may be in danger but is so vague about the circumstances that it s impossible to tell why He promises to make explanations at dinner but collapses just after drinking a bit of water uttering only Fire TongueNicol Brinn before passingNicol Brinn is an American millionaire who happens to be in London just now but what possible connection could he have to Sir Charles And the phrase Fire Tongue is a complete mystery Oh and neither the water nor the glass itself were poisoned so how did Sir Charles dieBrinn appears to know something about Fire Tongue but is evasive at best on that matter and claims to know nothing about Sir Charles death or why he might have felt threatened He does promise to let Harley know if he has any definite leads Very suspiciousHowever Harley learns that Sir Charles daughter Phyllis Phil Abingdon has been receiving attentions from Ormuz Khan a Middle Eastern banker And since certain features of this case suggest the Oriental that s worth looking into as wellReaders familiar with Sax Rohmer s work will fnd little mystery here Once there s a mysterious Oriental in the case it s obvious he s guilty somehow From there on in it s secret societies poisons unknown to Western science subtle mental powers and lots of perilThis isn t Rohmer s best work by a long shot He divides the role of hero up between three male characters poorly has characters make stupid decisions to keep the happenings mysterious and the backstory is given in four straight chapters of infodump at the end Exciting but incoherentAnd that s before we get to the racism sexism and making the villain effeminate in appearance to indicate that he s somehow unnatural Perhaps the weirdest bit in this direction is that Brinn s face is repeatedly described as Sioux like without any indication of Native American heritageThis is by the by the second Paul Harley book the first Bat Wing was apparently of an actual mystery Mr Harley is an ex barrister who has turned to political consulting and detection as a interesting career He s apparently psychic able to detect auras of evil or danger Which would be helpful if this sense were directional and didn t sometimes interfere with his ability to make rational observationsLike many pulp heroes Mr Harley is also a master of disguise Pity the baddies were specifically looking for someone in disguiseMr Brinn is a harder edged sort and rather cold blooded He has a sense of honor that allows him to dally with other men s wives but not break his word It s a good thing he s a millionaire or he d never get away with this stuffAnd then we have Detective Inspector Wessex of Scotland Yard a bright but not too bright fellow who fills in chapters when neither Mr Harley nor Mr Brinn is available on screenOverall only recommended to Sax Rohmer completists It s in the public domain in the US my copy was from a print on demand publisher but you should be able to find the text on the internet de-munich-agrave-la-lib-eacute-ration-1938-1944 receiving attentions from Ormuz Khan a Middle Eastern banker And since certain features of this case suggest the Oriental that s worth looking into as wellReaders familiar with Sax Rohmer s work will fnd little mystery here Once there s a mysterious Oriental in the case it s obvious he s guilty somehow From there on in it s secret societies poisons unknown to Western science subtle mental powers and lots of perilThis isn t Rohmer s best work by a long shot He divides the Essays Biographical Critical And Historical Illustrative Of The Rambler Adventurer And Idler Vol 1 Of 2 role of hero up between three male characters poorly has characters make stupid 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Ms the mysterious Fire Tongue Psychic detective Paul Harley investigates in this. Most of the Rohmer I ve read has been Fu Manchu This is similar but just different enough Cracking old style adventure with all the expected ingredients a bit of mystical stuff Eastern conspiracies murders and a dogged detective Right after finishing it I went back to Manybooksnet and grabbed Rohmer


10 thoughts on “Fire Tongue

  1. says:

    The review from afar – No 15 Re revised forward to these overseas reviewsSince emulating a yo yo I continue to rely on the old style Kindle 3G for any non technical reading I tip my hat to the fine folks at Project Gutenberg virtually every title I have or will be reading in the near future comes from them F

  2. says:

    Fire Tongue has a promising title but alas is but second rate Rohmer Here one finds the characteristic Rohmerian menace from the East this time in the form of a secret society based in India and presided over by an effeminate financier from Iran There are two stalwart men of action and two damsels in distress but despite the doubling of the recipe the concoction falls flat Rohmer spends too much time stoking the fires of suspense which mer

  3. says:

    This is the second Paul Harley mystery It isn't a bad story but Paul Harley does not get too far in solving the murder That falls to someone who is a suspect It's still a decent adventure but just doesn't uite jell somehow

  4. says:

    Fire Tongue is definitely an interesting read but the language and culture are obviously from a different era That's not necessarily a bad thing but it has uite a different flow from modern English and the story is rampant with racismThis is a fairly predictable mystery story with enough fun and exotic detail to make it entertaining The language is probably difficult for young readers to comprehend in spots but it's a fun story for a leisur

  5. says:

    Most of the Rohmer I've read has been Fu Manchu This is similar but just different enough Cracking old style adventure with all the expected ingredients a bit of mystical stuff Eastern conspiracies murders and a dogged detective Right after finishing it I went back to Manybooksnet and grabbed Rohmer

  6. says:

    Paul Harley on the trail of an evil oriental to rescue an attractive young woman from his clutches

  7. says:

    Ludicrously OTT but surprisingly readable a model for today's conspiracy novelists to ponder seriously when creating lovable megalomaniacs who threaten our cornflakes

  8. says:

    If there’s one thing a detective hates it’s when their client hems and haws about explaining basic details of why they need a detective only to die just as they make up their minds with only a cryptic last utterance as a clueBut that’s the situation Paul Harley is in with his latest case Sir Charles Abin

  9. says:

    Paul Harley is engaged by a gentleman Sir Charles Abingdon who fears his life is in danger Before the man is able to adeuately explain the danger the danger he dies right in front of Harley His last words are Fire tongue and Nicol Brinn Nicol Brinn is a famous and eccentric American explorer while Fire Tongue means noth

  10. says:

    A fiery taleThis second take of stouthearted English gentleman Harley is rather exciting Again we have mysterious

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