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Jade Dragon & House of Ghosts
Jade Dragon (Doubleday Crime Club)
Author Walter B. Gibson
Illustrator Steve Marchesi
Publication date 1981
Published by Doubleday Crime Club
ISBN 0385178239
Publication Order
Preceded by
Crime Over Casco & The Mother Goose Murders
Followed by

Jade Dragon SynopsisEdit

Crime began with the Jade Dragon, which Prince Tsai Hsun brought to America long ago. When an importer's assistant purchased the jewel in San Francisco's Chinatown, death occurred to the shop owner shortly afterward by an assassin's hand. And now the assistant's life was in danger too.

The Shadow becomes involved with the case and with the help of G-Man Vic Marquette, the two uncover a jade smuggling racket.

Jade Dragon CharactersEdit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents:

Villains:

  • Jonathan Gilmar (an importer of Oriental art; dies)
  • Sangu (Gilmar's servant; dies)
  • Taka Takara (a hired assassin; dies)
  • The "Old One" (an elder who pretends to be Chung Sung; captured)
  • Ambridge (captured)
  • Artemus Kremp (a dealer of Chinese antiques; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Vic Marquette
  • Gloria Brent (Jonathan Gilmar's assistant)
  • Chung Sung (owns a jade mine in Stocton)
  • Police Lieutenant Wade
  • Janius Amwent
  • Koon Wan (a store owner; dies)

Locations:

  • Coffee Joe's
  • Gray Star Shipping Company
  • Hangman's Alley
  • Hotel Sonora
  • The Three Pagodas (a restaurant)
  • Stockton hills

Items:

  • Prince Tsai Hsun's Jade Dragon

Vehicles:


House of Ghosts SynopsisEdit

Stanbridge Manor was haunted, but whether by real ghosts or by humans was the question, and The Shadow had the aid of Joe Dunninger, world's greatest "ghost-breaker," in this battle against supernatural crime.

House of Ghosts CharactersEdit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents:

Villains:

  • Roger Stanbridge (dies)
  • Carl Dorthan (an embezzler)
  • Harvey Crispin (an embezzler)
  • Wallace Freer (an embezzler)
  • Ralph Putney (an embezzler)
  • Wiggam (Gustave's housekeeper; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Joseph Dunninger (a psychic investigator)
  • Gustave Stanbridge (dies)
  • Jennifer Stanbridge (Gustave's sister)
  • Donald Stanbridge (Gustave's brother)
  • Dr. Torrance
  • Hector

Locations:

  • New York City
  • Coledale
  • Stanbridge Manor

Items:

  • "Devil's Whisper" (explosive paste)
  • The Shadow's rubber suction cups

Vehicles:


NotesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Error: The copyright page states it is reprinting The Shadow story "Jade Dragon" from 1942. However, as mentioned in Walter B. Gibson's introduction, this volume is actually reprinting the September 1948 story of "Jade Dragon." The 1942 title is "The Jade Dragon."
  • Joseph Dunninger, who appears in "House of Ghost," was one of the most famous and proficient mentalists of all time. He was also a life-long friend to author Walter B. Gibson.

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