Earl D. Biggers

Earl Derr Biggers (1884-1933) was an American author best known for his series of detective novels featuring the character Charlie Chan. Born in Ohio, Biggers published his first novel, Seven Keys to Baldpate, in 1913. The book inspired many popular stage and screen adaptations as well as the name of a real resort in Colorado. Biggers's Charlie Chan was introduced in The House Without a Key (1925) and appeared in a total of six books and more than four dozen films.

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