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by Earl Derr Biggers

eBook Charlie Chan: Behind That Curtain ePub
Author: Earl Derr Biggers
Language: English
ISBN: 055308464X
ISBN13: 978-0553084641
Publisher: Bantam (1974)
Category: Classics
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 589
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Charlie Chan Carries On. by. Earl Derr Biggers. Book five in the charlie chan series. Somewhere back of the curtain, London went about its business as usual.

Charlie Chan Carries On. The scene was in striking contrast with that the inspector had witnessed at the cinema the night before. No blazing sunlight here, no white breakers, no gently nodding palms.

Behind That Curtain book. This book takes place in San Francisco shortly Last Winter, I went on a tear through all of Earl Derr Biggers' Charlie Chan mysteries

Behind That Curtain book. The third novel in the Charlie Chan series. This book takes place in San Francisco shortly Last Winter, I went on a tear through all of Earl Derr Biggers' Charlie Chan mysteries. I was mesmerized by the famous detective, both for his incredibly interesting sleuthing skills and the fact that all of the stories are set in the 1930's. Consequently, as you read through his storytelling, you are transported to a completely different land of enchantment and mystery with, as always, more than one suspect to keep Charlie hot on multiple trails!

Earl Derr Biggers ultimately wrote six Charlie Chan mystery novels: The House Without A Key, The Chinese .

Earl Derr Biggers ultimately wrote six Charlie Chan mystery novels: The House Without A Key, The Chinese Parrot, Behind That Curtain, The Black Camel, Charlie Chan Carries On, and Keeper of the Keys. Each of these books is wonderfully told, and through the later films, radio shows, comics, and television series, Charlie Chan became an enduring popular figure. On January 24, 1925, 'The Saturday Evening Post' began its serialization of the book that would make Earl Derr Biggers famous: The House Without a Key, the first of the Charlie Chan series.

Earl Derr Biggers (August 26, 1884 – April 5, 1933) was an American novelist and playwright

Earl Derr Biggers (August 26, 1884 – April 5, 1933) was an American novelist and playwright. He is remembered primarily for his novels, especially those featuring the fictional Chinese American detective Charlie Chan, from which popular films were made in the United States and China. The son of Robert J. and Emma E. (Derr) Biggers, Earl Derr Biggers was born in Warren, Ohio, and graduated from Harvard University in 1907, where he was a member of The Lampoon.

Charlie Chan is in San Francisco for one week only †“ he absolutely must leave on Wednesday's boat to get back to. .

Charlie Chan is in San Francisco for one week only †“ he absolutely must leave on Wednesday's boat to get back to Hawaii, where a new son awaits his return. Never mind that Sir Frederic Bruce, a former Scotland Yard detective he's only just met, but for whom he already has great respect, has been murdered at a dinner party he was attending. Never mind that Chan catches twice as many clues as the bumbling San Francisco detective put on the case †“ he must get home to his son. But even Charlie Chan can't resist a challenge from a beautiful, intelligent woman like June Morrow, deputy district attorney and the lawyer in charge of prosecuting Sir Frederic's murder.

Earl Derr Biggers, it is said, modeled Charlie Chan after two detectives he met while on vacation in Oahu, Hawaii. Even if you remember the old Charlie Chan movies, these stories will be a pleasant surprise for you. Chan is an astute observer of human behavior and human nature in general.

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Charlie Chan appeared in only six novels by Earl Derr Biggers Afraid to give him a large role in early films, Behind That Curtain had a very brief appearance in the early part of the film and a slightly longer appearance near the end of the film.

Charlie Chan appeared in only six novels by Earl Derr Biggers. When Biggers wrote the first novel, it was an instant hit. The other books maintained the popularity that the first achieved. Afraid to give him a large role in early films, Behind That Curtain had a very brief appearance in the early part of the film and a slightly longer appearance near the end of the film. Other than the detective's minor appearance, the film was faithful to the book.

Charlie Chan - Behind That Curtain by Earl Derr Biggers. Charlie Chan is a fictional Chinese-American detective created by Earl Derr Biggers in Loosely based on Honolulu detective Chang Apana, Biggers conceiv. A cover gallery for Pocket Books. Behind That Curtain by Earl Derr Biggers Pocket Books 1942; bought 2011 or earlier. Vintage Charlie Chan Vol 3 Pacific Comics by vintagepostexchange. Charlie Chan is a fictional Chinese-American detective created by Earl Derr Biggers in 1923.

Cover depicts a painting of actor Warner Oland as he appeared in the 1930s Charlie Chan movies. A little trivia about the films, none of the actors who protrayed Chan in the movies were oriential (Warner Oland; Sidney Toler; Roland Winters & on TV J. Carroll Nash, though all #1 son were (Keye Luke, James Hung, etc.), a statement of the times in Hollywood during the 1930s/40s. The 3rd novel of Charlie Chan by creator Earl Derr Biggers, have Honolulu Policeman Charlie Chan solves a murder mystery that has baffled Scotland Yard for 15 years. A dinner party with the host lying dead and Chan having find which dinner guest is a murderer. All of Bigger's Charlie Chan novels except one was made into films.
Dilkree
This book has all the characters that were so dear to 1920 - 1930s mysteries - the rich, handsome young man about town, the beautiful young career woman, the world famous explorer, the crusty society matron, the gruff and somewhat inept police detective, the young reporter looking for a scoop, the beautiful woman with a mysterious past, a few other suspicious characters and, of course, Charlie Chan. The only thing missing is a seance. But, that is okay since the room is all in darkness when the murder is committed anyway as the explorer is showing some of his films. This is a fun read of a simpler time with enough red herrings thrown in to keep the reader guessing throughout.
Grokinos
Although I now have a Kindle edition of Behind That Curtain, I still have my original, first edition belonging to my father, which I've read periodically through the years. As a college English teacher and writer of novels myself, including the Judge Godbold mysteries, I am very aware of character development as well as plot machinations, and I contend that the author aced these areas. For those reasons this Biggers novel--and I own several other Chan stories--strikes me as the best of the lot. I still am captivated by the story line when I re-read it, and I still enjoy the characters, all unique and some with most clever utterances. A chaste love story is included in the story, which even has a woman in a "man's" profession, quite unusual for the late 1920s when it was written. For mystery lovers, this novel is a perpetual delight.
Kaim
I read my first Charlie Chan books 30+ years ago in high school. After 3 decades and having forgotten the story in this book, I decided to revisit Earl Derr Biggers famous detective. I half expected to find a very different character than I found so long ago. Yet, I was remarkably satisfied with the story. Chan is affectingly humble, yet imminently clever in his quiet wisdom. I also found the dialogue to be quite witty at times, almost like watching a fast paced mystery film from the 1930s or 1940s. Overall, this was a pleasurable light read. I'm glad I decided to take a walk down memory lane and revisit my old friend Charlie Chan.
Lesesshe
This was another great Charlie Chan mystery. I wasn't disappointed. I enjoyed reading it. Some of the views and prejudices with regards to Asians (for that time period) are a bit amusing today. One element that I've picked up on from the various Charlie Chan books that I didn't get from the movies that were made, is that the views about Asians were not unnoticed by Chan, and he didn't appreciate them.
Ddilonyne
Very fast paced pop corn detective reading in the old style. If you haven't read any of BIggers other books it is a good way to see if you like the genre and discover Charlie Chan which spun off endless movies during the mid-20th century from Hollywood.
santa
Behind That Curtain

This 1928 novel by Earl Derr Biggers features Detective Sergeant Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police Department. [Chan is based on a famous detective in Honolulu.] Forget those Hollywood movies, they are mostly a caricature of the novels. This book shows the attitudes and culture of America in the 1920s, a time when detective stories proliferated like the criminalistics dramas of today.

Sir Frederic Bruce, recently retired from Scotland Yard, has arrived in San Francisco. A newspaper reporter mentions that Charlie Chan is in town and sets up a meeting. Bruce is staying with Barry Kirk, the owner of a large office building. Bruce tells of some famous cases, one is the unsolved murder of Hillary Galt in England. He is also interested in the mysterious disappearance of Eve Durand, and other young women. A dinner party is held and the famous explorer Colonel John Beetham attends to show lantern slides and movie films about his travels. There is an interruption when one of the guests tells about a strange man running down the fire escape. When they investigate the rooms they find Sir Frederic Bruce shot dead! Nobody heard a sound.

The remaining chapters tell of the investigation. Chan notices things and helps police Captain Flannery to find the facts in this case. The Assistant DA supports Chan. Inspector Rupert Duff of the Scotland Yard arrives, along with Major Eric Durand, the husband of the missing wife. Stories are checked, people are investigated, and the puzzle is solved when all of the pieces of this story fit together.
Felolak
Although Chan is desperately eager to return to 1920's Honolulu and his family, a murder at a dinner party on his last evening in San Francisco captures his interest even though Captain Flannery, in charge of the case, clearly does not want Chan's participation.

Slow start as usual, seguing into a nicely convoluted problem with lots of red herrings. I picked the wrong killer almost immediately. For some reason, this plot intrigued me more than previous books in the series, and the title was appropriate even though a bit contrived.
This was again given to my husband who just loves Charlie Chan and he read it in under two days - so good, he wants more and now I will download it onto my kindle so I can read them while on vacation. Many thanks.....
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