Academy Chicago continues its reprints of Earl Derr Biggers' original Charlie Chan mysteries with the third and fourth entries, Behind That Curtain and The Black Camel:
BEHIND THAT CURTAIN
Charlie Chan finds himself back in San Francisco working with an inspector from Scotland Yard to investigate a series of murders in which each victim is found wearing ominous Chinese slippers.
THE BLACK CAMEL
Charlie Chan is aided by a mysterious fortune teller named Tarneverro the Great to solve the murder of a glamorous Hollywood movie star who has been killed on location in Honolulu.
"It takes a special kind of wit to resurrect Charlie Chan, as Academy Chicago has done…ingenious puzzle mysteries written by Earl Derr Biggers in the 1920s." -- Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
"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
"The early Chan novels combine solid entertainment value with a quest ... to portray both Hawaii's culture and Asian Americans' place with in said culture in a positive light." -- Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times
"Old-fashioned mystery fun." -- ForeWord Magazine
The House Without a Key
The Chinese Parrot
COMING SEPTEMBER 2009
Charlie Chan Carries On
Keeper of the Keys