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The Chinese Parrot: Biggers’ Big Decisions

When I was sixteen years old I read Earl Derr Biggers’ first Charlie Chan mystery, The House Without a Key. And then I read his second mystery featuring Chinese-Hawaiian police detective Charlie Chan — … 1,081 more words


The House Without a Key: Four and Counting

The first time I read Earl Derr Biggers’ The House Without a Key, I was sixteen years old. Having just received my drivers license, I drove to the Warren Public Library, where my brother and I browsed through mystery novels. 732 more words


Seven Keys to Baldpate

A writer hides out to work in an isolated mansion that’s soon overrun by weirdness. 976 more words


Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935)

‘Don’t tell me, this is the one and only key in existence.’

A young mystery writer arranges to stay at an isolated hotel, which is closed for the winter. 461 more words

Movie Reviews

Going Back a Bit ~ Older books on my shelves


The Agony Column by Earl Derr Biggers

This is not a Charlie Chan mystery. It is a romantic mystery, quite thrilling actually, set at the onset of WW I. 339 more words

Book Reviews

The Devil's Triangle

There is an area located off the coast of Florida in which planes and boats have supposedly disappeared never to be seen again. It has been popularized by books and there is even a film narrated by Vincent Price on the subject. 430 more words