No Orchids for Miss Blandish / Twelve Chinamen and a Woman by James Hadley ChaseNo Orchids for Miss Blandish / Twelve Chinamen and a Woman by James Hadley Chase

No Orchids for Miss Blandish / Twelve Chinamen and a Woman

byJames Hadley ChaseIntroduction byJohn Fraser

Paperback | April 12, 2016

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When Riley gets word that Miss Blandish is going out on the town with her new pearl necklace, he decides to stage a jewelry snatch. Things get a little out of hand, and the gang ends up snatching Miss Blandish, too. Now they’ve got a kidnapping on their hands. But that’s when the Grisson Gang steps in and takes over. Ma Grisson wants the pearls, but her sadistic son Slim wants Miss Blandish. And whatever Slim wants, Slim gets—one way or the other. So the ransom is paid, but Mr. Blandish doesn’t get his daughter back. That’s when Fenner is hired, a detective as ruthless as the gang he’s after. They’ve broken Miss Blandish, but will Fenner be able to break them?




Hot off the Blandish case, Dave Fenner is contacted by a frightened young lady who is looking for her sister. Laying down six grand as a retainer, she tells him that all she knows is that her sister is mixed up with twelve Chinamen. Intrigued, Fenner agrees to take the case, only to find that someone has planted a dead Chinaman in his office. No sooner has he removed that problem, Fenner is than visited by two Cubans who search his office, pistol whip him—and lead him to an apartment where he finds his murdered client. Now it’s personal and Fenner will stop at nothing to find the gang behind this strange operation. Which leads him to Pio Carlos, trafficker in human cargo…and Glorie Leadler, a beauty who is not at all who she seems.

Title:No Orchids for Miss Blandish / Twelve Chinamen and a WomanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 12, 2016Publisher:Stark House PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944520066

ISBN - 13:9781944520069


Editorial Reviews

"A brilliant piece of writing, with hardly a word wasted or a false note anywhere."-George Orwell, "Raffles and Miss Blandish""James Hadley Chase's No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1939) did for the gangster novel what Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep did in the same year for the private-eye novel."-John Fraser, Found Pages"Nymphomania, torture killings and gang warfare, with Fenner, private detective, on the trail of a murdered client."-Kirkus Reviews