Van Dine, S.S.: Vance 07 - The Dragon Murder Case. v1. 10 Sep 07
The 7th book in the "Philo Vance" series.
" Of all the cases I have thus far recorded none was as exciting, as weird, as apparently unrelated to all rational thinking, as the dragon murder. Here was a crime that seemed to transcend all the ordinary scientific knowledge of man and to carry the police and the investigators into an obfuscous and unreal realm of demonology and folk-lore-a realm fraught with dim racial memories of legendary terrors..."