EARL DERR BIGGERS
 
 

Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933) was an American novelist and playwright. He is remembered primarily for adaptations of his novels, especially those featuring the Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan. Many of his plays and novels were made into movies. His novel Seven Keys to Baldpate led to seven films of the same title and at least two with other titles but essentially equivalent plots. George M. Cohan (better known as a songwriter, and vaudeville and Broadway song-and-dance man) adapted the novel as a stage play.


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A murder mystery by the creator of Charlie Chan! A young man, in love with a stranger girl, corresponds with her via a lovelorn column in the local paper. While reading other people's contributions to the column, he discovers that a murder is being planned. He follows the correspondance through the actual commission of the crime. Illustrated.

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174 pages
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ISBN 978-1987074345

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ISBN 978-1987074338

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CHARLIE CHAN #1: THE HOUSE WITHOUT A KEY

ONE BROOCH, A PAGE FROM A GUEST BOOK--

one cigarette stub of a certain kind, an illuminated wrist-watch with the figure two effaced.

That's what they had to go on after they found old Dan Winterslip had been murdered. Old Dan was an ungodly cuss, but he had bought respectability with riches, and he had a way about him. Handsome and genial, his living presence kept the stories of his past down. Dead, they swarmed, like the wings of preying birds, with the lurid details of his old sailing days when the gold stuff was just coming in.

The most famous of fiction detectives--the lovable Charlie Chan--with his charm, his broken English, his Chinese philosophy, and his ability to use his head, ran these few scattered clues right down to the man who slipped on that moonless night into the house without a key.

This is a corking murder story--one of the most perplexing and fascinating of the inimitable Charlie Chan cases.

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6 x 9 inch
376 pages
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ISBN 978-1647203740


Book 1: EARL DERR BIGGERS TELLS TEN STORIES
FIRST EDITION: Earl Derr Biggers tells ten of his stories in this new collection featuring "Love in Hollywood", "Milly", "On Behalf of the Boobs", "The Ebony Stick", "The Duel", "Bread Cast Upon the Waters", "The Honor of the Bluebottles", "The Deuce of Hearts", "A Lost Quixote", and "The Apron of Genius".

The softcover edition contains a frontispiece, the hardcover edition contains a frontispiece and 55 interior illustrations.

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6 x 9 inch
360 pages
$29.95
ISBN 978-1312269866

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308 pages $15.00
ISBN 978-1987069259

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Book 2: EARL DERR BIGGERS TELLS FIFTEEN STORIES
FIRST EDITION: Earl Derr Biggers, the creator of Charlie Chan, tells fifteen of his stories in this new collection featuring "Five O'Clock Junction", "Reformers Three", "Trouble on the Wires", "Meet the Wife", "Saved by Proxy", "A Transaction in Sewing Machines", "Spats McCann", "The Stain-Glassed Window", "There's Many a Slip", "Forty-Seven Girls and Sally", "Soap and Sophocles", "Prisoners in Paradise", "A Big Day for Bill", "Nothing to do Till To-morrow", and "Out of the Dark".

The softcover edition contains a frontispiece, the hardcover edition contains a frontispiece and 34 interior illustrations.

Hardcover w/dust jacket:
6 x 9 inch
318 pages
$29.95
ISBN 978-168101452

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304 pages
ISBN 978-0615964249

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Book 3: EARL DERR BIGGERS TELLS TWENTY-THREE STORIES
FIRST EDITION: Earl Derr Biggers, the creator of Charlie Chan, tells twenty-three of his stories in this new collection featuring "The Prodigal Father", "Conceit", "The Cruise of the 'Scholarship'", "A Game For Two", "A Freshman's Letter Home", "Mr. Dooley Discusses Athletics", "Mr. Dooley on Kipling", "The Harvard Man in Fiction", "The Crimesown", "The Drama and the Trust", "The Christmas Story", "A Book Review", "The Ancient Bargain", "Our Salvation", "Everyman His Own Playwright", "'X' Goes Off to School", "Over Here", "Tales of a City That Was", "Going 'Down Street'", "The Money Mirage", "O'Grady of the Buttons", "The Last Leaf", and "John Henry and the Restless Sex".

The softcover edition contains a frontispiece, the hardcover edition contains a frontispiece and 10 interior illustrations.

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6 x 9 inch
316 pages
$29.95
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304 pages
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ISBN 978-1987069266

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Book 4: EARL DERR BIGGERS TELLS SIX STORIES
Earl Derr Biggers, the creator of Charlie Chan, tells six of his stories in this new collection featuring "Selling Miss Minerva", "The Girl Who Paid Dividends", "Idle Hands", "A Letter to Australia", "Trouping With Ellen", and "Broadway Broke".

The softcover edition contains a frontispiece, the hardcover edition contains a frontispiece and 16 interior illustrations.

Hardcover w/dust jacket:
6 x 9 inch
336 pages
$29.95
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304 pages
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ISBN 978-0615986555

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FIFTY CANDLES
A murder mystery by the creator of Charlie Chan! From the Saturday Evening Post, set in Hawaii, China, and San Francisco, a murder is committed and the only clue is a birthday cake with 50 candles. Illustrated.

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6 x 9 inch
146 pages
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ISBN 978-1681015071

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146 pages
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ISBN 978-1987075076

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LOVE INSURANCE
A romantic comedy about a man who asks a woman to marry him. She accepts. He then takes out a love insurance policy in case she backs out of the wedding--he would be paid the amount on the policy. The young man who wrote the policy falls in love with the engaged woman.

A photographic reproduction of the First Edition book.

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6 x 9 inch
428 pages
$18.95
ISBN 978-1987097993


SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE
Baldpate Inn has seven keys. The novelist has one key. The other six fall into the hands of six apparent lunatics--(1) a hermit who flees from barbers and women has a key (2) a peroxide blonde who "just loves" men has a key (3) a college professor who has been laughed out of his job has a key (4) a political "boss" who eats cigars alive and he has a key (5) a Belle of High Societee has a key (6) a bold, bad clubman who has a key and--The Girl. She (bless her) hasn't a key, you notice, but she provides one--to the mystery that Baldpate Inn immediately becomes soaked in.

A photographic reproduction of the First Edition book.

Hardcover w/dust jacket:
6 x 9 inch
428 pages
$29.95
ISBN 978-1987075144

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428 pages
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ISBN 978-1987075137

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