May 29, 2019 posted by

The Black Camel has ratings and 39 reviews. Amber M. said: This was not my kind of book, at all. It was probably not terrible, and perhaps even well. A mysterious millionaire with a penchant for strange pets takes a flyer on a string of pearls and finds that death is the broker. “Charlie Chan embarks on an. Charlie Chan has 62 ratings and 8 reviews. Bobby said: I have always maintained that Earl Derr Biggers’ blend of romanticism and mystery is second to non.

Author: Duzahn Vura
Country: Madagascar
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Automotive
Published (Last): 8 November 2016
Pages: 468
PDF File Size: 3.92 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.41 Mb
ISBN: 748-1-89793-761-7
Downloads: 56683
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tubar

Chan learns that Shelah claimed to know who his murderer was–which would dr a sure-fire motive if the murderer is among the party. The mystery itself rates 5-stars, although the character development hovers slightly below 3-stars, so I’ll split the difference with 4-stars.

And what does it have to do with the unsolved murder of Denny Mayo in Hollywood three years ago?? It will come as little surprise to the reader that she later turns up dead.

Ellen joins them at Dudley Ward’s estate overlooking the blue lake and pine trees, bringing with her young Hugh Beaton, her latest conquest. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Charlie has this ridiculou I bought this a few years ago because it had rerr great painted cover, and promptly forgot about it until I was looking for something to read about a month ago. Like the first book in the series, this is a quick read which will keep you turning the pages.

Aug 19, Dan Adams rated it it was amazing Recommended to Dan by: He is remembered primarily for his novels, especially those featuring the fictional Chinese American detective Charlie Chanfrom which popular films were made in the United States and China.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The New York Times.

Charlie Chan

We just wanted to be working actors” [ paraphrased because I read this years ago and don’t have the exact quote at hand]. Crystal Guerrero rated it liked it Sep 18, Critic John Soister argues that Charlie Chan is both; when Biggers created the character, he offered a unique alternative to stereotypical evil Chinamen, a man who was at the same time “sufficiently accommodating in personality Apr 18, Fran Irwin rated it really liked it. Three and a half stars.

So, the intrigue for readers of the peri This one comes the closest to mimicking the early Charlie Chan films, although it naturally appeared before them. It’s like if you had a Russian student write a paper about bears and vodka. But obviously there’s something wholly different about how he’s treated in the context of these stories.

Also, Biggers clearly points out how racist some of the other characters are and does not praise them for it, so I suppose it was pretty advanced for the s.

Refresh and try again. Doolittle, parrots only can recite what they’ve heard. Kaye in regard to lovely descriptive prose — at least within a mystery setting. Something is rotten in this sprawling Spanish inspired house and it is up to our sleuth to go undercover as a menial cook and determine what is cooking. The more I read Biggers’ Charlie Chan mysteries I’m on my 4th as I type thisI find that his writing style is much the same in wit and atmosphere as are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes adventures, despite the difference in locales.

It will be quite some time before I read another. Recently, I watched a few old Charlie Chan movies from the mid-’40s, starring Sidney Toler who took up the reins after Warner Oland retired.

In “The Black Camel” he repeatedly insults, and waves from his presence, a police subordinate who happens to be from Japan.


Earl Derr Biggers

At times I wondered if these novels were written with the hopes that they would become movies as they later did since there was almost too much dialogue.

Just a vague sense of things charlid not quite right, a feeling that slowly grows into a fairly strong conviction that dark deeds really are afoot but still without anything resembling proof.

To ask other readers questions about Charlie Chanplease sign up. Plus the copy I was reading was from my dad, which he received as a youth – publishedI think.

Earl Derr Biggers

The handover does not go smoothly however – Bob Eden spots a suspicious biggrs character who seems to be shadowing him. Charlie travels from Hawaii to California, and to try and solve a murder; however, the only leads he has are pearls, a pidgin speaking cook, and a dead parrot. Privacy Policy — Disclosure.

Park played Chan; Boris Karloff appeared in the film, as well. The Chinese Parrot is still a wonderful mystery and fun book to read. Eden, of course, is smitten by her. But — and this is the interesting part — neither Charlie nor Bob Eden can figure out exactly what has occurred at the ranch.

Charlie Chan – Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Apr 24, Scilla rated it really liked it. Harboring suspicions that a man has been murdered in this purple desert, the difficulty for Bob and Charlie rests in discovering who the victim was and who did the deed.

This book kept my interest from start to finish.