Charlie Chan Carries On - Earl Derr Biggers 1931 - Grosset & Dunlap, New York - Photoplay edition The fifth novel in the series, in which Chan begins in London investigating the murder of Hugh Morris Drake, the Detroit automaker.

First published in 1930, this photoplay edition of 1931 was issued for the movie starring Warner Oland, however only a trailer is known to have survived. Marvellous dust jacket, and illustrated with photographic plates from the film.

So popular was Charlie Chan that a total of 44 ‘Charlie Chan’ movies were made from 1931 to 1949 (actually, there were three others from 1925 to 1929, each with a different actor who played Chan). Over the length of this series, six different actors, none of whom were really Chinese, starred as Charlie Chan.
  On January 24, 1925, 'The Saturday Evening Post' began its serialization of the book that would make Earl Derr Biggers famous: The House Without a Key, the first of the Charlie Chan series. Chan, the first Chinese detective in literature, was modeled after Chang Apana, a real-life police detective in Honolulu. Earl Derr Biggers wrote six Charlie Chan novels: The House Without A Key, The Chinese Parrot, Behind That Curtain, The Black Camel, Charlie Chan Carries On, and Keeper of the Keys.

Reference: Penzler, p.18.

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  Condition: A near fine copy, small owner’s signature, very slight lean, in very good bright dust jacket ,light rubbing to edges some small 1cm closed tears, and corners worn.   Ref: 104080   Price: HK$ 1,600