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Biggers, Earl Derr 1884-1933

Works: 367 works in 1,201 publications in 16 languages and 15,492 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery films  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Film adaptations  War films  Humorous fiction  Comedy films  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Actor, Contributor, Author of screenplay, Lyricist, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3503.I54, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Earl Derr Biggers
The Chinese parrot by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

108 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 552 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 )

89 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 13 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
The house without a key by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

50 editions published between 1925 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 527 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
Behind that curtain by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

83 editions published between 1923 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 496 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 )

78 editions published between 1929 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Hawaii the beautiful Hollywood actress, Shelah Fane, rents a house in Waikiki, 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."--Publisher description
Charlie Chan, five complete novels by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 428 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 )

61 editions published between 1932 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police is in Lake Tahoe when the glamorous opera singer Ellen Landini is shot dead at the party he's attending. Sheriff Don Holt is relieved to have Chan's assistance. There are four suspects - Landini's widower and her former husbands - and a paucity of clues. However, Chan finds clues from a galley proof of Landini's forthcoming autobiography. And it appears that Ah Sing, an elderly, Chinese houseboy and 'Keeper of the Keys', is an important piece of the puzzle, although he is fiercely traditional and uncooperative. However, Chan's cultural knowledge works to his advantage in solving the case
Seven keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

53 editions published between 1913 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer William Magee has bet that he can finish a story at rural resort Baldpate Inn, now closed for the winter. The owner has given him the "only" key to the front door. But there are six other keys, and peculiar characters, some of them up to no good, keep turning up as the mystery deepens
Charlie Chan in London( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 364 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 at the opera( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan investigates two murders on the opening night of an opera. The prime suspect is the husband of the star of the opera, himself a talented singer who recently escaped from the insane asylum where he had suffered from amnesia for years
Charlie Chan in the Shanghai cobra( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 273 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone is out to steal a wealth of diamonds hidden in a porcelain cat ... and covering their tracks with blood. Only Charlie Chan can unravel this harrowing mystery set in San Francisco
Charlie Chan in the secret service( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 266 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 at the race track( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 261 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 at the circus( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chan takes his entire family (all thirteen) including honourable wife to the circus. The owner has sent for him because he has been receiving threatening letters and asks Chan to investigate. As Chan begins he is wrapped up in all the circus acts, including dancing midgets, trapeze performers, a pretty contortionist and a mad ape. As usual in all the Chan films an attempt is made on his life, this time a poisonous cobra before Chan cracks the case with the help of a besotted number one son. As Chan says "free tickets to circus like gold ring on merry-go-round - make enjoyment double."
The agony column by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

38 editions published between 1916 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 179 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 )

24 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 114 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 )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La casa senza chiavi by Earl Derr Biggers( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 écrivain américain de roman policier

Earl Derr Biggers escritor estadounidense

Earl Derr Biggers romanziere e drammaturgo statunitense

Earl Derr Biggers US-amerikanischer Krimi-Schriftsteller

Биггерс, Э. Д 1884-1933

Биггерс, Э. Д. (Эрл Дерр), 1884-1933

Биггерс, Эрль, 1884-1933

Биггерсъ, Эрл, 1884-1933

Эрл Дэрр Биггерс

ارل در بیقرز

ارل در بیگرز ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

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 (410)

French (47)

Spanish (36)

Polish (23)

Italian (20)

Dutch (20)

Chinese (19)

German (16)

Japanese (9)

Finnish (7)

Swedish (6)

Czech (6)

Danish (4)

Hungarian (2)

Russian (1)

Catalan (1)

Charlie Chan carries onThe house without a keyBehind that curtainThe black camelKeeper of the keys; A Charlie Chan storySeven keys to BaldpateThe agony columnLove insurance