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The first book in Earl Derr Biggers' hugely successful Charlie Chan series. In this first novel, Chan comes to the aid of an aristocratic Boston family who find themselves in dire straits over what has befallen Dan Winterslip, the black sheep of the family, who lives in a mansion on Waikiki Beach — the house without a key. The troubles begin when a young nephew is dispatched by the family in Boston to retrieve a wayward aunt who has overstayed her welcome in Dan Winterslip's house. Biggers brings Honolulu to life with his deft descriptions of the landscape and its hybrid ethnic communities. And with the creation of Inspector Chan, Biggers also shatters stereotypes and is ahead of his time in highlighting the positive aspects of Chinese-Hawaiian culture.Show more
Ein Todesfall in einem alten Londoner Hotel bildet den Ausgangspunkt einer ganzen Mordserie: Ein Unbekannter dezimiert nach und nach die Teilnehmer einer amerikanischen Reisegesellschaft. Inspektor Hayley von Scotland Yard nimmt sich des Falles an. Doch schon bald muss er erkennen, dass er dem gerissenen Verbrecher, den er unter den Teilnehmern der Reise vermutet, nicht gewachsen ist. Als die Weltreisenden endlich Honolulu erreichen, eskalieren die Ereignisse und Charlie Chan übernimmt den Fall. Gemeinsam mit der Reisegruppe begibt er sich auf die letzte Etappe der Fahrt, die zugleich für alle die gefährlichste wird.Show more
Inspector Duff works with the Scotland Yard. He is called in to investigate a mysterious murder that occurred at a famous local London hotel. A deaf old man, traveling on pleasure trip from America with his daughter and granddaughter, has been murdered during the night. At first, the investigation seems to be pointing towards Doctor Lofton, the leader of the tour group, as the culprit. Much to the chagrin of the other travelers in the group, they are all subjected to questioning and investigation by Inspector Duff. A few look good for the murder - an infamous Chicago gangster, an exceedingly nervous man, a few people in the wrong place at the time of the murder. Without evidence, Duff is unable to detain the group from continuing on with their tour. He finds himself wishing for the assistance of his old friend, Charlie Chan, who now resides in Hawaii. The plot thickens when one of the suspects is found dead at a further stop on the trip. Duff finds himself traveling to investigate the new murder, quickly followed by another murder. Duff plans to meet with the group again when they arrive in Hawaii - hoping to get the help of Charlie Chan as well. When they arrive in Hawaii, Charlie Chan not only helps; he finds himself taking over the investigation.Show more