|House Without a Key, the (1925) [Novel]|
by Earl Derr Biggers
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Series: Charlie Chan
(From the publisher):
Dan Winterslip was the wandering black sheep of a respectable Boston family. He settled near Honolulu after having made big money abroad -- but no one knows how or where his cash appeared. No one still alive, anyway.
When Dan Winterslip is found on his veranda cot with a knife in his heart, there is no shortage of suspects for the Honolulu police department. There is his brother Amos, who had hated and avoided Dan for over thirty years. There is his nephew John Quincy, just off the boat from Boston, who has failed to dispose of an incriminating sea-chest. And there is a mysterious old shipmate from his seagoing days, recently arrived from points west, who had unpleasant memories to recall.
In his debut, master detective Charlie Chan sifts through a mountain of odd clues to arrive at a bizarre conclusion to a mystery from America's Golden Age of crime fiction.
Original title: The House Without A Key
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural