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Biggers, Earl Derr

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1933 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors


1884 - Born on the 24th of August in Warren, Ohio, USA.


Educated at Harvard University.


1907 - Biggers worked with the Cleveland Plain Dealer.


1908 - He moved to the Boston Traveler as a humor columnist.


1912 - His reviews were often so scathing that causing him to fire.


1913 - Published his first novel, "Seven Key to Baldpate".


1914 - Followed with "Love Insurance".


1916 - Published the "Agony Column" followed and was a huge success.


1919 - Visited Hawaii where a newspaper article appeared concerning the work of Chinese detectives.


1925 - He published the first of the Chan novels, "The House Without a Key".


1926 - The Chinese Parrot appeared and continued the success.


1933 - He died on 5th of April in Pasadena, California, USA.


Created character Charlie Chan





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