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Biggers, Earl Derr 1884-1933

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Most widely held works by Earl Derr Biggers
Charlie Chan at the race track( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 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
Charlie Chan in the secret service( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,013 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 Egypt( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chan battles an entire conspiracy filled with multiple murders - wherein the prime suspect seems to have committed crimes in three places at once"--Container
Seven keys to Baldpate; a mysterious melodramatic farce in a prologue, two acts and an epilogue by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

65 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 573 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
Charlie Chan in Shanghai( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chan visits the country of his honorable ancestors only to encounter a murder and an opium ring"--Container
The house without a key by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

69 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 560 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
Charlie Chan carries on by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

83 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chan conducts a round-the-world party to investigate a murder. For other editions, see Author Catalog
The Chinese parrot by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

102 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 544 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
Behind that curtain by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

77 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 501 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 467 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 444 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 )

60 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 394 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 the Shanghai cobra( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 267 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
The jade mask( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 259 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
The agony column by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

34 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 184 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."
Love insurance by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

21 editions published between 1914 and 2015 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working for an American branch of Lloyds' insurers, Owen Jephson is used to underwriting unusual things, nonetheless he is taken aback when Lord Harrowby asks him to insure against his fiancee jilting him at the altar. Never one to turn down an interesting offer, he agrees but swiftly dispatches Dick Minot to Florida to make sure that Lloyds' assets are protected and that Cynthia Meyrick makes it down the aisle. Unfortunately Minot promptly falls in love with Cynthia after accidentally meeting her on a train, and has to decide where his loyalties lie - should he sabotage or support the wedding, especially as it comes to light Lord Harrowby may not be all that he seems?
Charlie Chan e il custode delle chiavi by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeting at midnight by George Callahan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan, the wily Chinese sleuth, is invited to a spiritualistic seance to solve a perplexing mystery. All the tricks of a fake medium are brought to play, but Chan discovers the mechanical figures, and how they operate. From then on, solving the mystery is easy for the keen-witted Chan
Behind that curtain( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When British Colonel John Beetham, who is hiding a pretty heiress from her philandering husband, is forced by a mysterious murder to flee across the globe to San Francisco, only detective Charlie Chan can prevent the enraged husband from getting his revenge on Beetham
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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

เอิร์ล เดอร์ บิกเกอร์ส

비거스, 얼 1884-1933

비거스, 얼 데리 1884-1933

비거스, 얼 데어 1884-1933

얼 데어 비거스


ビガーズ, E. D

ビガーズ, アール デア


English (417)

French (49)

Spanish (40)

Polish (24)

Italian (20)

Dutch (20)

German (15)

Chinese (14)

Japanese (14)

Finnish (8)

Czech (8)

Swedish (7)

Danish (3)

Hungarian (2)

Russian (1)

Catalan (1)

The house without a keyCharlie Chan carries onThe Chinese parrotBehind that curtainThe black camelKeeper of the keys; A Charlie Chan storyThe agony columnLove insurance