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by Earl Derr Biggers

  • Author: Earl Derr Biggers
  • ISBN: 1171900929
  • ISBN13: 978-1171900924
  • ePub: 1605 kb | FB2: 1114 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Chemistry
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (September 13, 2010)
  • Pages: 432
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 874
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Seven keys to Baldpate ePub download

Seven keys to baldpate. By earl derr biggers. Buccaneer BooksNEW YORK. XXII The usual thing. Seven keys to baldpate. Chapter I. "Weep no more, my lady".

Seven keys to baldpate. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 78-66864. I "Weep no more, my lady". A young woman was crying bitterly in the waiting-room of the railwaystation at Upper Asquewan Falls, New York. A beautiful young woman? That is exactly what Billy Magee wanted to knowas, closing the waiting-room door behind him, he stood staring justinside.

Seven Keys to Baldpate is a 1913 play by George M. Cohan based on a novel by Earl Derr Biggers. The dramatization was one of Cohan's most innovative plays. It baffled some audiences and critics but became a hit, running for nearly a year in New York, another year in Chicago and receiving later revivals; Cohan starred in the 1935 revival. Cohan adapted it as a film in 1917, and it was adapted for film six more times, and later for TV and radio

Seven Keys to Baldpate is a 1930 sound film produced and distributed through RKO Pictures. It was the first sound film of the Earl Derr Biggers novel/ George M. Cohan play Seven Keys to Baldpate.

Seven Keys to Baldpate is a 1930 sound film produced and distributed through RKO Pictures. While the film had a premiere on Christmas Day, 1929, its official release was not until the following month. Richard Dix - William Halliwell Magee. Miriam Seegar - Mary Norton. Margaret Livingston - Myra Thornhill. Lucien Littlefield - Thomas Hayden. Joseph Allen Sr. - Peters, the Hermit. Report an error in the book.

LibriVox recording of Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers. Read in English by Susan Umpleby; Lynne Thompson; Gabriela Cowan; TriciaG; ToddHW. Pulp novelist William Magee has made a bet with the owner of Baldpate Inn that he can write a serious novel in 24 hours. Thinking he will be alone and uninterrupted, Magee arrives at the inn in the dead of winter. But he discovers that there are six other keys to Baldpate Inn, and the holders of those keys enliven his stay with blackmail, shootings and even a disappearing corpse. Summary by Susan Umpleby).

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Seven Keys to Baldpate book. Written in 1913 by Earl Derr Biggers who also wrote the Charlie Chan books, this mystery is set at Baldpate Inn in upper New York the week before Christmas.

Seven Keys to Baldpate book. A famous young pulp fiction writer, socialite from New York City, wants to get away from it all and try and write a serious novel. He aims for solitude at the empty Baldpate Inn, closed for the season.

Baldpate Inn has SEVEN keys. The Seven keys to baldpate -Being the First novel from Earl Derr Biggers. This is one is good in terms of characters and location with lots of action and romance. The novelist has one. The other six fall into the hands of six apparent lunatics-(1) a hermit who flees from barbers and women has a key, (2) a peroxide blonde who "just loves" men has a key, (3) a college professor who has been laughed out of his job has a key, (4) a political "boss" who eats cigars alive and he has a. key, (5) a Belle of High Societee has a key, (6) a bold, bad clubman who has a key and-The Girl. A good mystery from biggers. He is one of my fav author.

Earl Derr Biggers - Seven. has been added to your Cart. In my mind, Seven Keys To Baldpate is more like watching a movie than reading a book, due to its fast paced, seemingly real-time movement and dialogue. The story's wintry setting of a deserted mountaintop summer resort called "Baldpate" is vividly painted, and its many characters - seven of whom appear at Baldpate's door with one of the titled "seven keys," in hopes of outwitting their fellows and absconding with the large sum of mysterious money to which they all lay some form of claim - prove interesting and likable

Seven Keys to Baldpate - Earl Derr Biggers. If it was clear, he said, you could see Baldpate Mountain, over yonder, looking down on the Falls, sort of keeping an eye on us to make sure we don't get reckless

Seven Keys to Baldpate - Earl Derr Biggers. If it was clear, he said, you could see Baldpate Mountain, over yonder, looking down on the Falls, sort of keeping an eye on us to make sure we don't get reckless. And half-way up you'd see Baldpate Inn, black and peaceful and winter-y. Just follow this street to the third corner, and turn to your left.

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Gaiauaco
I really enjoyed Seven Keys To Baldpate, an old-time mystery by Earl Derr Biggers, whose more famous books star world-renowned super-sleuth Charlie Chan.

In my mind, Seven Keys To Baldpate is more like watching a movie than reading a book, due to its fast paced, seemingly real-time movement and dialogue. The story's wintry setting of a deserted mountaintop summer resort called "Baldpate" is vividly painted, and its many characters - seven of whom appear at Baldpate's door with one of the titled "seven keys," in hopes of outwitting their fellows and absconding with the large sum of mysterious money to which they all lay some form of claim - prove interesting and likable, even the "bad guys."

All of the supposedly-closed resort's visitors are lying about who they are and why they have come to Baldpate; save for one, our hero, romance author William Magee, who arrives at the mountaintop first, with the idea of finding solitude enough to conjure the words for his first great novel, but who instead finds himself in the middle of a perplexing, dangerous battle of wits, besieged by one uninvited guest after another.

Everything is revealed, to Mr. Magee and to us, about three-quarters through; and all along the way, the "mystery" keeps us very much intrigued, while conversations between the cast of characters remain clever, funny, and brisk. And that's what I enjoyed most about this book - the witty repartee.
Pedar
Having read Derr Biggers' Chan novels and recently viewing a trio of films based on the title (but more on George M. Cohan's stage play) I wanted to see how the novel compared. Other than charcter names and title this story's plot differs totally from the movies. I'm glad that it did. Like his Chan books Derr Biggers created a fun mystery with a bit of adventure and an old fashioned tale of love. Some will find it a bit corny but I liked it.
MrCat
This book is a kick. I'm on the lookout for a paper copy to have as a keepsake on the bookshelf, just for the novelty and antiquity of the prose. It's a fun little mystery and easy read, I enjoyed it, but what's really engrossing to me is seeing the way women are portrayed in it. Those evil suffragettes, making the devil's trouble for men at every turn! Or an older, fat and ugly woman described as looking, "Like she wanted to vote." I mean it's surreal, reading it today as a woman who has always been able to vote. Heck, my mother and grandmother were always able to vote.

I'm totally getting a copy and making my daughters read it, just so they know this was a real thing, that women were really viewed this way a hundred years ago.

Otherwise it honestly is a fun, shortish, lightweight mystery. I'd recommend it.
Sardleem
A writer seeking solitude in a closed inn finds more and more people intruding upon that solitude. The mystery in this book is, who are all these people and why are they here? When all is revealed, the plot line wouldn't hold up by today's standards. The "secret" (it seems that everybody knew about it) deal that was carried out could just as easily have been done in any office and with a lot less logistical planning. But then, we wouldn't have a mystery novel.

The book does keep the reader's interest as the mystery seems to get more and more involved. One has to get used to the old style of writing. At the time that the book was written, it seems that people would believe that a man could meet a girl with golden curls and blue eyes, instantly fall in love and propose marriage the next day. Or perhaps they liked to think that things could happen that way.
Kashicage
I have wanted to read this book ever since I saw the movie, "House of the Long Shadows" (which is based on the book). Surprisingly the book is nothing like the movie (or should that be the other way 'round?) It is a charming tale that keeps you guessing, and is an intriguing, historical look at how people spoke and acted in the early 1900s.

If you haven't seen the movie, it is worth a look. It stars four actors from the early horror genre: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, and John Carradine. It also stars Desi Arnaz, Jr. It's a funny, creepy-old-house movie with some knuckle-biting scenes. It is set in Wales, so the name of the manor house is changed from "Baldpate" to "Bllyddrpaetwr" or some such spelling!

I really enjoyed reading this book - just be prepared to overlook all the typos.
Jox
We purchased this book because my husband and son were journeying out west. They actually stayed at the Baldpate Inn which they said was delightful. The book is a little boring but nice. If you get a change to go out west try to spend a night here...it is beautiful!
Beazekelv
This is enjoyable, but you have to keep the time in which it was written in mind.

1913. Society was very different.

I love how people keep turning up with progressively stranger and more outlandish stories, and the narrator is trying to figure it all out. (Poor guy, he just wanted a vacation.) It's madcap and rompish and fun - and worth a read.
If you enjoy old movies or books from the early 1900's this should be right up your alley. I found out about the book from Colorado's Baldpate Inn. Now I am on to find a copy of the movie.
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