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Quote1.png Say, that guy gave me the creeps. But he's an ace. If he wasn't, Moe Shrevnitz wouldn't be drivin' no cab today. Tell me what he wants. I'm game for it. Quote2.png
--Moe Shrevnitz

Appearing in "The Chinese Disks"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • The Shadow's Agents:


  • Diamond Bert Farwell (dies)
  • Monte Agland (dies)
  • Throckton Rayne (dies)
  • Ruke Perrin (dies)
  • Duff Corley (dies)
  • Spider Mertz (dies)
  • Jigger
  • Marlin Norse
  • Loon Goy
  • Hoy Wen

Other Characters:


  • New York City


  • The Shadow's rubber suction cups


  • Moe Shrevnitz's cab

Synopsis for "The Chinese Disks"

Years after his first defeat by The Shadow, Diamond Bert Farwell gets out of jail on good behavior. He then institutes a system of Chinese disks to identify his agents and steal and sell large quantities of jewels. He also uses various disguises to evade the police.

The Shadow also uses a variety of agents, some for the first time to bust the crime ring.

At the end of the story, The Shadow sees through Bert's final disguise and is shot by our hero never to rise again.



  • The cover has a hidden clue. By placing a blotter over the right half of the column of the Chinese characters, one can decipher the secret message contained in the left half, which spells out "tonight."

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Recommended Reading

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