Empire of the Devil by Frederick Nebel


and other tales of adventure

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Acclaim for the work of Frederick Nebel

“Trust him to entertain you.”—The Washington Post

“Entertaining . . . action and characters are well blended.”—The Enquirer News

“Mr. Nebel handles the plot with commendable skill; he describes, often brilliantly, terrific action.”—Winnipeg Free Press

The Black Dog Books Frederick Nebel Library, Volume 1

From a master crime fiction writer comes this first collection of tales of exotic adventure. Hunt lost treasure in Borneo; pursue a cursed gem in India; battle a secret society in the Orient; unravel a mystery at sea; flee from headhunters and more in these eight thrilling, action-packed tales.

Edited and with an introduction by Tom Roberts.


  • Introduction by Tom Roberts
  • Seas of Chance
  • The Crimson Diamond (with an afterword by the author)
  • Drums of Doom
  • Empire of the Devil
  • Hell’s Back Door
  • Pound For Pound
  • Wolves of Dismay
  • Passage to Macassar

Appendix A

  • Frederick Nebel: A Brief Biography by Evan Lewis

Appendix B

  • A Bibliography of Works by Frederick Nebel by Evan Lewis and Tom Roberts

First book publication

Trade paperback / 316 pages

Cover art by Fred Craft

Additional information

Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in