Keeper of the Keys (Charlie Chan #6)
Once again, the setting of the novel is rural California, where Chan has been invited as a houseguest. He meets a world-famous soprano, Ellen Landini, who is murdered not too long after the meeting. Chan does not have far to look for suspects -- the host is her ex-husband, as are three of the other house guests. Her servants, entourage and husbands all come...more
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Hawaii's Charlie Chan gets his first look at snow in Keeper of the Keys. In another first for the Chinese detective from Honolulu, this mystery will move Chan to facilitate the flight of someone involved deeply in a murder and its aftermath. Not a first by any means in this old-fashioned series, Chan will also facilitate a budding romance.
As Charlie travels by train through the snow-clad mountains all the pieces ...more
The REAL Charlie Chan character is a Chinese/Hawaiian police detective who is just pretty damn smart. He's an astute observer of the human condition, a humane and compassionate soul, and (in my opinion) can rival a Sherlock Holmes in solving a complex ho ...more
This book is every bit as good as its predecessors. Plenty of potential suspects. Lots of hints and allusions. A final twist at the end.
I wish Charlie good fortune in his home on Punchbowl Hill.
Il titolo “I sepolti vivi (Scene dalla ‘Casa morta’)” mi aveva sempre intrigato. È quello della copia in mio possesso pubblicata nel 1932 dalle Edizioni A. Barion di Sesto San Giovanni. Sapevo che in italiano quest’opera ha titoli molto mutevoli, e quando l’ho scovata quest’estate, lisa, sbrindellata, ingiallita e pigmentata , su una bancarella ho capito che aspettava me. Il non averla mai comprata, nonostante del Dosto abbia quasi al completo l ...more
My sole complaint with this one is the last-minute introduction of a personality trait in a key character that we had not seen before. It seemed much too convenient. That sa ...more