Seven Keys to Baldpate

Earl Derr Biggers

And then there were seven!

A well-known pulp fiction writer, and socialite from New York, wants to get away from it all and be alone to write a serious novel. He chooses to go to Baldpate, an inn closed for the season and perfect he thinks for the isolation he wants. His desire for solitude at the empty Baldpate Inn however is thwarted as visitor after visitor comes in with one of the titular keys to the Inn. Why are they here?

A gun is flashed. A safe is blown. A misogynist recluse is recruited to cook. A beautiful girl the hero falls for is she as trustworthy as he thinks? Nothing is what it seems.

A breezy thriller from the creator of Charlie Chan that had ten stage, radio and movie adaptations.

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 244
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357310628
  • Price : INR 399

Earl Derr Biggers

Earl Derr Biggers was born in Warren, Ohio on 24 August 1884. Years later, while attending Harvard University, Biggers showed little passion for the classics, preferring instead writers such as Rudyard Kipling and Richard Harding Davis. Following his graduation from Harvard in 1907, he worked briefly for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and at Bobbs-Merrill publishers. By 1908, Biggers was hired at the Boston Traveler to write a daily humour column. Soon, however, he became that paper's drama critic. It was at this time that he met Elanor Ladd, who would later become his wife and who would have a marked influence in his writing. He is best-known as the creator of Charlie Chan (available as yellowbacks)

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