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Chan, the first Chinese detective in literature, was modeled after Chang Apana, a real-life police detective in Honolulu. 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. Consulter l'avis complet. The last, and definitely the best, of the Charlie Chan mysteries. A satisfying mystery with somewhat of a surprise ending. Earl Derr Biggers was born in in Warren, Ohio. He graduated from Harvard University in with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
After college, Biggers went to work at The Boston Traveler, where he wrote a humorous column, and then reviews, until By that time he had finished his first novel, "Seven Keys To Baldpate," migrated to New York with his first novel and also his first comedy, "If You're Only Human" and began writing plays. Biggers wrote magazine articles, stories, novels and plays, including a war play, "Inside The Lines," which ran nights in London in and He published two more novels during the s, Love Insurance in and The Agony Column in , but his main activity was focused on humor writing, particularly in magazines and short stories.
In , Biggers decided to quit playwriting and go to California to write for motion pictures. His reputation spread among the public with his most famous creation, Charlie Chan.
He wrote six Charlie Chan novels, all moderately popular. All were adapted to the cinema, except for "Keeper Of The Keys".
The Charlie Chan movies were one of the most successful screen series in history, with over 40 movies based on the character. There were also numerous Chan radio adaptations and comic strips, as well as attempts to bring the character to television. Earl Biggers died in Pasadena, California, in April of at the age of 48, from a heart attack. Account Options Connexion. Version papier du livre.
Charlie Chan in Keeper of the Keys. Earl Derr Biggers. Informations bibliographiques.
Earl Derr Biggers
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. He worked as a journalist for The Plain Dealer before turning to fiction. Cohan quickly adapted the novel as a hit Broadway stage play of the same name.
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