Sinister Madonna - Sax Rohmer (pseudonym of Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward) 1956 - Herbert Jenkins, London - First Edition A fine first edition of one of the increasingly elusive of Mr.Rohmer's Sumuru titles, featuring the female equivalent of Fu Manchu who, apart from being dazzlingly beautiful apparently has ‘infernal hypnotic gifts’.

The fifth and last book in the Sumuru series.
  A composite of themes from the Sumuru novels was filmed in 1967, as 'The Million Eyes of Su-Muru', starring former 'Goldfinger' victim Shirley Eaton.

References: Steinbrunner & Penzler,
Encyclopaedia of Mystery & Detection, 345. Reginald, Menville & Burgess, Science Fiction and Fantasy 12396. Day 16.

Octavo (book size 19.1x13.2cm), pp. 187 [1] [2 advertisements] [2]. In publisher’s scarlet cloth, spine lettered and blocked in black, publisher’s emblem blocked in black to rear board. Dust jacket priced ‘10/6 net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in fine jacket with the exception of a hint of a wrinkle to head of spine and light wear to corners.   Ref: 107937   Price: HK$ 4,000