Dust jacket by Gavin L. O'Keefe

THE GREEN JADE HAND

“Exhibition Extraordinary!” So began the poster advertising the professional debut of Simon Grundt, formerly of the Lincoln School for the Feeble-minded. How the police could choose Simon to solve the murder of Casimer Jech, rare bookdealer, is a tale only Harry Stephen Keeler could have chronicled. Before it’s done you’ll meet ex-con Luke McCracken, ’bo Tom Steever, landlady Sadie Hippolyte, inventor Dirk Mattox and his fiancée Iolanthe Silverthorne, and wealthy gad-about-town Oliver Oliver. Not to mention a host of celestials and a gaggle of cops—all of them affected one way or another by the six-fingered green jade hand.

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