This early work by Earl Derr Biggers was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. The story of "Inside the Lines" deals with an intrigue to blow up the English squadron at Gibraltar by gaining access to the room where the electrical contact with the harbour mines is made. Biggers paints a picture of the scenes following the outbreak of the war which is full of interest. Earl Derr Biggers was born on 26th August 1884 in Warren, Ohio, USA. Biggers received his further education at Harvard University, where he developed a reputation as a literary rebel, preferring the popular modern authors, such as Rudyard Kipling and Richard Harding Davis to the established figures of classical literature. Following in their footsteps upon graduating, he himself began a career as a popular writer, penning humorous articles and reviews for the Boston Traveler. While on holiday in Hawaii, Biggers heard tales of a real-life Chinese detective operating in Honolulu, named Chang Apana. This inspired him to create his most enduring legacy in the character of super-sleuth Charlie Chan. The first Chan story "The House Without a Key" (1925) was published as a serialised story in the Saturday Evening Post and then released as a novel in the same year. Biggers went on to write five more Chan novels and all were licensed for movie adaptations by Fox Films. These films were hugely popular with several different actors taking the lead role of Chan. Eventually; over 40 films were produced featuring the character. Biggers only saw the early on-screen successes of Charlie Chan due to his death at the age of only 48 from a heart attack in April 1933.
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|Size: ||312 KB|
|Publisher: ||White Press|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781473371620 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|