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Charlie Chan

The Chinese-Hawaiian detective born just outside Cleveland!

Lou Armagno, the blogger behind "The Postman on Holiday" will share his extensive knowledge of all things Charlie Chan and Earl Derr Biggers.

During the Golden Age of Detective Fiction (1920-1939), the American detective story genre emerged and filled a void for mysteries written on this side of the Atlantic. Prior to then, many authors followed the formula of their European predecessors: the country village, trains, cruise ships and a protagonist of title and wealth to solve a crime. However, American authors traded the sleepy country villages for city streets, and the wealthy aristocrats for American tough guys - tough guys who were good with their fists or wits - tough guys who doggedly pursued their quarry!  And while all this was happening, Warren, Ohio author Earl Derr Biggers reached across the Pacific to Honolulu, Hawaii and introduced an iconic Chinese-Hawaiian policeman to American mystery fiction for all time.

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