Today in Literary History – February 15, 1883 – Sax Rohmer, author of the Fu Manchu books is born

Arthur Ward, who wrote mystery novels about the evil mastermind Dr. Fu Manchu under the pseudonym "Sax Rohmer," was born in Birmingham, England on February 15, 1883. Ward began his writing career scripting comedy sketches and humorous songs for Music Hall acts. He developed his fictional character the nefarious Chinese master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu …