Season Greetings! It’s been a tough year for everyone (I know of three Charlie Chan events at Universities or Libraries cancelled.) Still, our favorite detective managed to make his presence known and accumulate some interesting accolades this year! Here’s is what you’ll find inside, The Charlie Chan Family Home 2020 Newsletter:
- As always our newsletter begin with the year’s recap and ends with a look at “2021 A New Year…and Beyond” (Guess who’ll be re-releasing the first Charlie Chan novel, The House Without a Key (1925), as an ebook in January 2021?)
- Webmaster Rush Glick quietly celebrated 20 years (since April 23rd, 2000) of his Chan Family Home website! In this newsletter he writes about Actress Francis Chan, who ironically portrayed Charlie’s daughter Francis Chan in the film Black Magic (1944.)
- We re-visit Mr. Otto Penzler’s 7-page article “Collecting Mystery Fiction,” in The Armchair Detective (1982.)
- And take a walking tour through present-day San Francisco’s, Chinatown with Brenda McNeal, as she retraces our detective’s steps in Behind That Curtain (1928.)
All our hopes for your good health and fortune this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year!
MELE KALIKIMAKA & HAU’OLE MAKAHIKIHO!