the Moslem name of Alexander Romanowski, a pulp magazine adventure
writer whose Wings: Tales of the Psychic (1920) is his best collection
of supernatural stories. The rest of his work is colourful
adventure, with only occassional elemets of fantasy. He achieved
Hollywood success with The Thief of Bagdad (1924), the novelisation of a
filmscript by Elton Thomas and Lotta Woods. He also edited
Enthralling Stories of the Mysterious East, Odhams (London), nd.
Wings: Tales of the Psychic, James A. McCann
(New York), 1920
Including: "Disappointment", "Fear", "Krishnavana,
Destroyer of Souls", "Khizir", "Light", "The Man Who Lost Caste",
"Renunciation", "Silence", "Tartar", "That Haunting Thing", "To Be
Accounted For", "Wings".
of Asia, P.
Allen (London), 1935
(subtitled "Devilry and the Occult". 15
short stories published by Philip Allan in their "Creeps" series,
but unlike most of the series which featured contributions by
"various authors", this volume was solely the work of Abdullah.
Several other authors also had single collections in the series,
most notably - Vivian Meik, Christopher Blayre & L.A.
Includes: "The Magic of the Cannibal", "Sacrifice
to the Black One", "Serpent Gold", "Mystery and a Mannikin", "The
Death-Beam", "Mermen of Sulaiman", "The Dak Bungalow Ghost", "The
Krait", "Her Blood For Hindu Goddess", "The Haunted Carpet", "The
Ghosts of Rau Samandar", "The Magic House in Afghan Glens", "The
Human Oil Cure", "The Ebon Well", "Ghostly Inheritance".)
The Thief of
Bagdad, H. K. Fly (New York), 
The thief Ahmed el-Bagdadi falls in love with
the Caliph's daughter. To win her hand he must bring a better gift
than other suitors, and along the way defeat his evil
potentialities. Many supernatutal devices are emplyed along the
ditto, Burt, 1924
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