The Slaves of Sumuru - Sax Rohmer (pseudonym of Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward) 1952 - Herbert Jenkins, London - First Edition The second of Sax Rohmer’s delightfully entertaining novels featuring the mysterious female criminal mastermind Sumuru, the female equivalent of Fu Manchu who, apart from being dazzlingly beautiful apparently has "infernal hypnotic gifts".

Sumuru and her organisation are dedicated to the elimination of ugliness and violence from the world. Their dream is a world of beauty, run by beautiful women. Their methods are ingenious and ruthless, and this time ‘Our Lady’ is in New York at her headquarters where the swimming pool is fitted out for her pet Barracuda - of course.
  Published earlier in the U.S as a paperback original by Fawcett as Sumuru (1951).

Reference: Reginald, Menville & Burgess,
Science Fiction and Fantasy 12398A. Day 16.

Octavo pp. 190 [2 advertisements]. In publisher’s red cloth, spine lettered and blocked in black, publisher’s emblem blocked in black to rear board. Dust jacket with front flap price-clipped.
  Condition: Near fine copy, gift inscription to pastedown, in very good price-clipped dust jacket, minor soiling to rear panel, rubbing to edges heavier at corners and spine ends.   Ref: 104471   Price: HK$ 1,900