Where "Eyes of the Shadow" left much to be desired, "The Money Master" is easily one of my favorite detective pulp stories of all time. Where "Eyes..." failed to deliver when narrating from the perspective of someone other than the Shadow, "The Money Master" manages to tell an exciting and thrilling mystery from the perspective of multiple interesting characters, who are all competent and dangerous in their own right. The Shadow isn't nearly as much as a deus-ex machina as before, and it really feels like Shadow is taking on a formidable challenge that requires all of his skill being at peak performance. The action is well-paced, the villain is extremely memorable and intelligent, and story somehow manages to top itself nearly every other chapter. 5/5
In addition to these two stories, the book contains some articles about the author and how the Shadow came to be in the literary world. One focuses on the inspirations for many of series' elements, another about publishing the Shadow stories. They're both interesting reads, for both Shadow fans and newcomers alike.