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The House Without a Key

Earl Derr Biggers


Published in 1925, The House Without a Key introduces the kindly detective Charlie Chan, conceived by Earl Derr Biggers as a counter to the “Yellow Peril” stereotypes common in the era’s society.

John Quincy Winterslip, having been sent by his family to convince his aunt to return to Boston, arrives in Honolulu to find that a rich family member with a shady past has been murdered. Detective Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police Department recruits John to aid in the investigation. As he works to uncover the murderer, John learns about Chinese culture—and true love.

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  1. Remove 'se:role' metadata in favor of 'role' available in EPUB 3.3

  2. Finish metadata and initial publication

  3. [Editorial] Fix typo introduced when modernizing spelling

  4. Add semantics

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