The Complete Charlie Chan Vol 1 (3-books-in-1)

Earl Der Biggers

Meet Charlie Chan.

The House without a Key The novel deals with the murder of a Boston socialite in Hawai?i. The story revolves around the victim's nephew John Quincy Winterslip, a bond trader, who came to the islands to try to convince his aunt Minerva, to return to Boston but soon falls under the spell of the islands himself and is of some assistance to Detective Charlie Chan in solving the mystery.

The Chinese Parrot The story concerns a valuable string of pearls which is purchased by a wealthy and eccentric financier. The son of the jeweller is assigned to shepherd the transfer of the pearls to the financier's vacation home in a desert area of California and Charlie Chan also travels from Hawaii to California with the pearls. But with two mysterious deaths, first of a Chinese-speaking parrot and then of the household's Chinese man-of-all-work, Charlie Chan has a mystery to solve.

Behind That Curtain Fifteen years ago, a London solicitor was killed in circumstances in which the only clue was a pair of Chinese slippers, which he apparently donned just before his death. Sir Frederic Bruce has been following the trail of the killer ever since. Just when it seems he might finally solve the murder case, Inspector Bruce is killedand was last seen wearing a pair of Chinese slippers, which have vanished. It is left to Chan to solve the case and tie up all loose ends.

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 848
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357310697
  • Price : INR 999

Earl Der Biggers

Earl Derr Biggers was born in Warren, Ohio on August 24, 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 humor 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 know as the creator of Charlie Chan

Discover more books

Advanced Search