Author:Earl Derr Biggers

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Earl Derr Biggers
(1884–1933)
American novelist and playwright. He is remembered primarily for his novels, especially those featuring the fictional Chinese American detective Charlie Chan, from which popular films were made in the United States and China.

Works[edit]

Charlie Chan novels[edit]

  • The House Without a Key (1925) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2021 due to Renewal R94337
  • The Chinese Parrot (1926) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2022 due to Renewal R118342
  • Fifty Candles (1926) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2022 due to Renewal R109709
  • Behind That Curtain (1928) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2024 due to Renewal R151394
  • The Black Camel (1929) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2025 due to Renewal R173906
  • Charlie Chan Carries On (1930) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2026 due to Renewal R213428
  • Keeper of the Keys (1932) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2028 due to Renewal R241203


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1933, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.