|Jade Dragon & House of Ghosts|
|Author||Walter B. Gibson|
|Published by||Doubleday Crime Club|
Crime Over Casco & The Mother Goose Murders
Jade Dragon Synopsis
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.
Jade Dragon Characters
- The Shadow's Agents:
- 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)
- 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)
- Coffee Joe's
- Gray Star Shipping Company
- Hangman's Alley
- Hotel Sonora
- The Three Pagodas (a restaurant)
- Stockton hills
- Prince Tsai Hsun's Jade Dragon
House of Ghosts Synopsis
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 Characters
- The Shadow's Agents:
- Roger Stanbridge (dies)
- Carl Dorthan (an embezzler)
- Harvey Crispin (an embezzler)
- Wallace Freer (an embezzler)
- Ralph Putney (an embezzler)
- Wiggam (Gustave's housekeeper; dies)
- Joseph Dunninger (a psychic investigator)
- Gustave Stanbridge (dies)
- Jennifer Stanbridge (Gustave's sister)
- Donald Stanbridge (Gustave's brother)
- Dr. Torrance
- New York City
- Stanbridge Manor
- "Devil's Whisper" (explosive paste)
- The Shadow's rubber suction cups
- Both titles in a single volume: Jade Dragon & House of Ghosts.
- Jade Dragon is reprinted from Shadow Magazine #321.
- House of Ghosts is reprinted from Shadow Magazine #271.
- There is also a limited edition of 300 copies signed by the author as Walter B. Gibson and Maxwell Grant.
- 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.