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The Chinese Parrot

(1926)
(The second book in the Charlie Chan series)
A novel by

 
Sally Jordan is a Honolulu heiress who is forced to sell a valuable set of pearls. The pearls are sold to Wall Street financier P.J. Madden through a local jeweler named Alexander Eden. The plan is to deliver the pearls to Madden in New York City. Charlie Chan and the jeweler's son Bob are selected to make the delivery.

Charlie and Bob learn that there has been a change of plans and the pearls will now be taken to Madden's ranch in the California desert. Charlie is suspicious and decides to send Bob ahead to the ranch without the pearls while he arrives later disguised as a Chinese cook.

After arriving at the ranch, Bob and Charlie find a very nervous P.J. Madden, a bilingual parrot and evidence of a possible murder. The only thing lacking is a corpse. Because of the odd circumstances at the ranch, Charlie decides it is wiser to solve the mystery of the suspected killing before handing over the pearls. While Charlie and bob stall for time, Madden's caretaker Louie Wong is murdered and the parrot dies of arsenic poisoning.

THE CHINESE PARROT was produced as a silent film by Universal in 1926 with the role of Chan played by Kamiyama Sojin, a Japanese actor. George Kuwa, another Japanese actor, was cast as Louie Wong.

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Hardback Editions

May 1971 : UK Hardback
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Title: Chinese Parrot
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 0-85468-054-3 / 978-0-85468-054-2 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot: (Annotated)
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 1-5497-7459-X / 978-1-5497-7459-1
Publisher: Independently published
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December 2015 : Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
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ISBN: 1-5228-6315-X / 978-1-5228-6315-1
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April 2015 : Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot: Unabridged Edition
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 1-5119-6899-0 / 978-1-5119-6899-7
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 1-4733-2587-0 / 978-1-4733-2587-6 (UK edition)
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
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ISBN: 1-5084-3953-2 / 978-1-5084-3953-0 (USA edition)
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April 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: The Chinese Parrot
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 1-4448-1495-8 / 978-1-4448-1495-8 (UK edition)
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot (Charlie Chan Mystery)
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 1-4474-1043-2 / 978-1-4474-1043-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vincent Press
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September 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: The Chinese Parrot (World Cultural Heritage Library)
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 1-4387-9411-8 / 978-1-4387-9411-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Intl Business Pubns USA
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October 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot: A Charlie Chan Mystery (Charlie Chan Mysteries)
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 0-89733-578-3 / 978-0-89733-578-2 (USA edition)
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
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ISBN: 1-4068-8002-7 / 978-1-4068-8002-1 (UK edition)
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September 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 1-905432-79-8 / 978-1-905432-79-0 (UK edition)
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot a Charlie Chan Mystery
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 1-4179-0172-1 / 978-1-4179-0172-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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December 1990 : USA Paperback

Title: The Chinese Parrot
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 0-445-40212-1 / 978-0-445-40212-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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January 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
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ISBN: 0-445-40211-3 / 978-0-445-40211-9 (USA edition)
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January 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chinese Parrot (Charlie Chan mystery series / Earl Derr Biggers)
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 0-552-68447-3 / 978-0-552-68447-7 (UK edition)
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1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chinese Parrot
Author(s): Earl Derr Biggers
ISBN: 0-553-08447-X / 978-0-553-08447-4 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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December 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
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July 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chinese Parrot (Annotated)
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July 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
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February 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chinese Parrot (Annotated)
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February 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
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September 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
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April 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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February 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chinese Parrot
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