The Dr Nikola Omnibus Vol 2 (3-books-in-1)

Guy Boothby

The criminal mastermind and 'man of mystery' is back.

Doctor Nikola, an occultist anti-hero seeking immortality and world domination. The adventures of Nikola launched with the first episode of A Bid for Fortune continue in the three books collected in this volume.

Nikola is suave but menacing dressed in "faultless evening dress, slender, having dark peculiar eyes and dark hair, and white toad-coloured skin." He lives in a bungalow on the Rue de Lafayette in Shanghai, with his perennial companion, the black cat Apollyon (named after a dark angel) huge, baleful, gleaming-eyed perched on Nikola's shoulder.

"The heart of the series is devoted to the Doctor's convoluted search for a Tibetan process that will resuscitate the dead and ensure immortality in the living, and there are some hints that unhampered by compunctions, armed with psi powers and blessed with a powerful experimental intellect he may have reached his goal." John Clute

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 596
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311403
  • Price : INR 799

Guy Boothby

Guy Newell Boothby (13 October 1867 26 February 1905) was a prolific Australian novelist and writer, noted for sensational fiction in variety magazines around the end of the nineteenth century. He lived mainly in England. He is best known for such works as the Dr Nikola series, about an occultist criminal mastermind who is a Victorian forerunner to Fu-Manchu, and Pharos, the Egyptian, a tale of Gothic Egypt, mummies' curses and supernatural revenge. Rudyard Kipling was his friend and mentor, and his books were remembered with affection by George Orwell.

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