Will the REAL Charlie Chan please step forward.

Chang Apana's grave site at the Manoa Chinese Cemetary What's that you ask, "a REAL Detective Chan?" Yes, there was actually a living, breathing person, who inspired Author Earl Derr Biggers and served as the "spark" for his fictional Detective Charlie Chan. Now I realize "most of you" reading this already knew that! However, take … Continue reading Will the REAL Charlie Chan please step forward.

Chan & Holmes, two sides of a coin – a comparison and contrast!

"Being from different eras and cultures, any 'rivalry' between the two detectives would probably be something akin to soccer (football) and baseball...both are popular across the globe, but are unique in their following!" -- Rush Glick, Webmaster The Charlie Chan Family Home The above statement by Mr. Glick is a good analogy and so true. … Continue reading Chan & Holmes, two sides of a coin – a comparison and contrast!

Meet Lily Wu…Who? The female Charlie Chan.

With February the month for flowers, candy, and valentines, it's appropriate we take a look at author Juanita Sheridan’s fictional sleuth Ms. Lily Wu, and her cohort, novelist Janice Cameron. World famous mystery-fiction critic, editor, and author Anthony Boucher (eponym for the world's leading mystery convention, Bouchercon) adored Sheridan’s fictional Lily Wu; dubbing her The … Continue reading Meet Lily Wu…Who? The female Charlie Chan.

It’s here! The 2019 Charlie Chan Family Home Newsletter.

"EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!" We're happy to announce the second annual newsletter for the Charlie Chan Family Home website has arrived (Newsletter link.) Please deign to peruse this humble offering for the New Year. Inside we highlight significant events and happenings throughout 2019 and include other interesting topics surrounding one of America's first … Continue reading It’s here! The 2019 Charlie Chan Family Home Newsletter.