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Biggers, Earl Derr 1884-1933

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Most widely held works by Earl Derr Biggers
The house without a key by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

81 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Quincy Winterslip, a young lawyer from Boston, travels to Hawaii to visit his wealthy uncle, Dan Winterslip. John had failed a request to retrieve and destroy a certain box from his uncle's house in San Francisco - but others are also eager to find it. He arrives in Hawaii and learns that his uncle has been murdered. When Charlie Chan offers to help solve the killing and the mysteries surrounding the box, the detective's main clue is a wristwatch with an obliterated number 2 ... whilst John, much interested in the chief suspect's daughter, assists Chan in solving the mystery
Seven keys to Baldpate; a mysterious melodramatic farce in a prologue, two acts and an epilogue by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

60 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a medley of mystery, farce and intrigue. It's an especially fine example of the American mystery play...A writer goes to a mountain inn to plot. He gets more than he bargained for." -- Publisher's description
The Chinese parrot by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

106 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When heiress Sally Jordan is forced to sell a valuable set of pearls, they are sold to the Wall Street financier P.J. Madden through a local jeweller named Alexander Eden. The pearls are to be delivered to Madden in New York by Charlie Chan and the jeweller's son, Bob. However, plans change and the pearls must be taken to Madden's ranch in the Californian desert. But there, mysteriously, a Chinese speaking parrot dies, followed closely by a member of the household. Chan goes undercover to investigate and solves a number of crimes ... whilst Bob Eden meets a beautiful young woman
Charlie Chan carries on by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

75 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inimitable Charle Chan of the Honolulu Police follows a trail of murder that leads from the London slaying of a Detroit automobile tycoon, to the French Riviera, Calcutta, San Remo, Yokohama, and Hawaii. -- Novelist
Behind that curtain by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

76 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In San Francisco, former head of Scotland Yard Sir Frederic Bruce pursues the long-cold trail of a murderer. 16 years previously, a London solicitor had been killed. The only clue - the Chinese slippers he wore. At the same time there was another mystery: a series of women around the world had vanished - and all were linked to the disappearance of a woman in India, named Eve Durand. But then, at a dinner party attended by important guests, Inspector Bruce is killed - and he had been wearing a pair of Chinese slippers. Now it's left to Chan to solve the case
The black camel by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

67 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Hawaii the beautiful Hollywood actress, Shelah Fane, rents a house in Wakiki, but when she is found dead in the garden's pavilion, it sparks a murder investigation. It seems that this case is linked with another murder - three years before - of a Hollywood actor, and involves a psychic named Tarneverro. Chan, in his position as a detective with the Honolulu Police Department, untangles the deception, lies and mystery surrounding the case, hoping to find the murderer who brought the 'Black Camel of Death' to her door
Charlie Chan, five complete novels by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan, the imperturbably ingenious detective with impressive powers of deduction, solves five bizarre mysteries
Keeper of the keys; A Charlie Chan story by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

62 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan's reputation for solving the most perplexing murder cases has spread far beyond Honolulu. Having been summoned to Lake Tahoe to investigate the matter of a long-missing child, he finds himself also investigating the murder of a glamorous opera singer
Charlie Chan in London( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To investigate a young woman's claim that her brother has been framed for murder, Chan invites himself to a stately English manor, where guests gathering for a fox hunt unwittingly harbor the real killer!"--Container
Charlie Chan in Egypt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The famous detective grapples with supernatural forces, as well as a murder mystery in this classic, which also features a young Rita Hayworth"--Container
Charlie Chan in Paris( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chan battles an entire conspiracy - filled with multiple murders - wherein the prime suspect appears to have committed crimes in three places at once!"--Container
Charlie Chan in Shanghai( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chan visits the country of his honorable ancestors, only to encounter a murder and opium ring"--Container
Charlie Chan at the opera( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan squares off against a talented opera star who suffers from amnesia and an insane need for revenge
Charlie Chan in the secret service( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during World War II, Chan becomes a secret service agent assigned to find the killer of an man who invented a way to protect ships from German U-boats
Charlie Chan in the Shanghai cobra( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan faces off against an escaped con from Shanghai who's been killing his victims with cobra venom so he can rob a government vault of its valuable contents: highly toxic radium
Charlie Chan in the Chinese cat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone is out to steal a wealth of diamonds hidden in a porcelain cat ... and covering their tracks with a murder. When a novel is written which accuses the wife of the victim of the murder, her daughter calls in Charlie Chan and his no. 3 son to unravel this harrowing mystery set in San Francisco
Charlie Chan at the race track( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equestrian adventure in which the renowned detective Charlie Chan must untangle the murder of a racehorse owner by an international gambling ring
The jade mask( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an eccentric scientist is murdered, the government sends in Charlie Chan to find a missing top secret formula and catch a killer, using one important clue: a broken piece of a jade mask
Charlie Chan at the circus( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the esteemed detective takes his honorable wife and all twelve children on an outing to the circus, he soon discovers that the main attraction is a baffling case of murder. With the help of his eldest son, Chan investigates
The agony column by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

34 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While traveling to London, a young American writer becomes smitten when he overhears a young lady say she is smitten when he overhears a young lady say she is addicted to reading the personal ads, known in London as the "agony columns."
 
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The Chinese parrot
Alternative Names
Bigerss, Erls Ders 1884-1933

Biggers, Derr.

Biggers, E.D.

Biggers, E.D. 1884-1933

Biggers, Earl 1884-1933

Biggers, Ėrlʹ 1884-1933

Derr Biggers, Earl

Earl Derr Biggers Amerikaans journalist (1884-1933)

Earl Derr Biggers auteur de romans policiers

Earl Derr Biggers romanziere e drammaturgo statunitense

Earl Derr Biggers US-amerikanischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Биггерс, Э. Д 1884-1933

Эрл Дэрр Биггерс

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비거스, 얼 1884-1933

비거스, 얼 데리 1884-1933

비거스, 얼 데어 1884-1933

얼 데어 비거스

ビガース

ビガーズ, E. D

ビガーズ, アール デア

艾爾·德爾·畢格斯

Languages
English (373)

French (54)

Spanish (39)

German (28)

Polish (26)

Chinese (18)

Italian (18)

Japanese (13)

Dutch (8)

Finnish (8)

Czech (8)

Swedish (6)

Danish (3)

Hungarian (2)

Korean (1)

Russian (1)

Catalan (1)

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Seven keys to Baldpate; a mysterious melodramatic farce in a prologue, two acts and an epilogueThe Chinese parrotCharlie Chan carries onBehind that curtainThe black camelKeeper of the keys; A Charlie Chan storyThe agony column