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Constable Khang's Mysteries of Old Shanghai:

Old Shanghai of the late 1920s & 1930s, that “paradise for adventurers”, overflowing with old world prejudices, international intrigue, gangsters, high finance’s beasts of the bourse and assorted secret and magical societies, comes alive in these bicultural, broadly historically accurate, tales of a humble constable in the city’s Chinese police force attempting to do his job in an increasingly complex and dangerous environment.

While the adventures of Constable Khang are clearly fictional, we at Drowsy Emperor in our attempts to capture the look and feel of Shanghai in the late 1920s & 1930s, in all its political and cultural complexity, have extensively reviewed and drawn inspiration and direction from thousands of archival photos, as well as related artwork, historical records and histories of those tumultuous and intriguing times.

 

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CONSTABLE KHANG'S MYSTERIES OF OLD SHANGHAI: THE CAT WITH THE TELLTALE TATTOO!
Constable MeeMee Khang of the late 1920s & 1930s Shanghai Flower and Bird Market Constabulary has three days to find out where this strange kitten tattooed with the Chinese characters for murder came from. Three days to find the fortune teller who sold him and three days to determine ...

 
CONSTABLE KHANG AND THE BLACK ANGEL
Constable Khang's search for the mysterious magician is complicated when in the midst of his inquiries a number of the Shanghai's more notorious notables suddenly turn up missing. Khang is then drawn into the thick of what may be a related matter centering on the ...

 
CONSTABLE KHANG AND NIKOLA TESLA "A FOOT IN BOTH WORLDS!"
In Book III Constable Khang teams up with enigmatic scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla; the man for whom the term “mad scientist” was originally coined. Tesla and Khang are drawn together after Tesla is brought to Shanghai by a shadowy syndicate offering seemingly unlimited research funding to ...

 
CONSTABLE KHANG IN MYSTERY OF THE KAMAGATA MARU!
In the winter of 1924 the Japanese steamer the Kamagata Maru loaded down with a multi-million dollar cargo of high grade opium began its fateful voyage from Constantinople to Shanghai where the Middle-Eastern syndicate that planned on turning their investment of a small fortune into a large ...

 
CONSTABLE KHANG AND CARL JUNG "THE DREAM MERCHANT'S MENU"
In the "The Dream Merchant's Menu" legendary psychoanalyst and father of the theory of the collective unconscious, Carl Jung travels to Shanghai to pursue his life-long obsession with the study of dream states and rumours of a little known underside to the opium trade. ...