Behind that Curtain

Behind that Curtain
Behind that Curtain

Behind that Curtain

A Charlie Chan Mystery
By Earl Derr Biggers, Introduction by Marilyn Stasio


324 Pages, 5 1/4 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $17.95) (US $14.95)

ISBN 9780897335843

Rights: US

Chicago Review Press (Jun 2012)
Academy Chicago Publishers

Price: $14.95
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In the third installment of the Charlie Chan mysteries the diminutive Chinese detective who hails from Honolulu finds himself back in San Francisco after his incredible adventures in the California desert with the previous book, The Chinese Parrot. A former head of Scotland Yard comes to town hot on the trail of a 15-year-old murder, where the significant clue is a pair of Chinese slippers. There is also the mysterious disappearance of a series of women, one of whom the British inspector believes may be linked to his case. When the English sleuth is himself inexplicably murdered in a social gathering, it's up to Charlie Chan to figure out the guilty party, and solve the related mystery.


"Reading these books is a definite pleasure. Author Biggers is a smooth strategist, clever plotter and keen observer, and the novels give the same escapist tingle as the best of Agatha Christie." —Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Author Biography

Earl Derr Biggers was born in Warren, Ohio in 1884. He graduated from Harvard University in 1907, and lived for many years in California. He wrote six novels featuring detective Charlie Chan, who became a staple of the movies. He died in Pasadena, CA in 1933.