The Chinese parrot : a Charlie Chan mystery (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The Chinese parrot : a Charlie Chan mystery

Author: Earl Derr Biggers; Marilyn Stasio
Publisher: Chicago : Academy Chicago Publishers, 2010, ©1932.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is the first in which Chan travels from Hawaii to mainland California, and involves a crime whose exposure is hastened by the death of a parrot. The story concerns a valuable string of pearls which is purchased by a wealthy and eccentric financier. The handsome young 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. Because of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Charlie Chan, (Fictitious character); Charlie Chan, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earl Derr Biggers; Marilyn Stasio
ISBN: 9780897335782 0897335783
OCLC Number: 798813315
Notes: Originally published: 4Kids Entertainment, 1932.
Introduction by Marilyn Stasio.
Description: vi, 279 pages ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Earl Derr Biggers.

Abstract:

It is the first in which Chan travels from Hawaii to mainland California, and involves a crime whose exposure is hastened by the death of a parrot. The story concerns a valuable string of pearls which is purchased by a wealthy and eccentric financier. The handsome young 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. Because of his long association with the owner of the pearls--before joining the police force, he was her houseboy--Charlie Chan travels from Hawaii to California with the pearls. After two mysterious deaths, first of a Chinese-speaking parrot and then of the household's Chinese man-of-all-work, Charlie Chan masquerades as a pidgin-speaking cook named Ah Kim and works underground to solve a number of crimes. Along the way, the jeweller's son meets a beautiful young woman who works as a location scout and decides to stay in the California desert.

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