In Room 28 on the 3rd floor of Broome's super-respectable hotel in London, lay an American tourist, one Hugh Morris Drake, kindly automobile manufacturer from Detroit. He had been murdered in the night. Drake was a member of a round-the-world travel party, and before Inspector Duff of Scotland Yard could discover any convincing evidence, the group was moving on. By train and ship they widened the distance between themselves and Broome's Hotel, while Death hovered like a brooding hawk above, and Duff tried frantically to get the answer to the puzzle. How Charlie Chan comes into it, the reader will want to discover for himself. Suffice it to say that he does come in -- the same old Charlie with his fresh aphorisms and delicious mannerisms ...
CHAPTER I - RAIN IN PICCADILLY
CHAPTER II - FOG AT BROOME'S HOTEL
CHAPTER III - THE MAN WITH A WEAK HEART
CHAPTER IV - DUFF OVERLOOKS A CLUE
CHAPTER V - LUNCHEON AT THE MONICO
CHAPTER VI - TEN-FORTY-FIVE FROM VICTORIA
CHAPTER VII - AN ADMIRER OF SCOTLAND YARD
CHAPTER VIII - FOG ON THE RIVIERA
CHAPTER IX - DUSK AT SAN REMO
CHAPTER X - THE DEAFNESS OF MR. DRAKE
CHAPTER XI - THE GENOA EXPRESS
CHAPTER XII - THE JEWELER IN CHOWWRINGHEE ROAD
CHAPTER XIII - A KNOCK AT CHARLIE'S DOOR
CHAPTER XIV - DINNER ON PUNCHBOWL HILL
CHAPTER XV - BOUND EAST FROM HONOLULU
CHAPTER XVI - THE MALACCA STICK
CHAPTER XVII - THE GREAT EASTERN LABEL
CHAPTER XVIII - MAXY MINCHIN'S PARTY
CHAPTER XIX - THE FRUITFUL TREE
CHAPTER XX - MISS PAMELA MAKES A LIST
CHAPTER XXI - THE PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS
CHAPTER XXII - TIME TO FISH
CHAPTER XXIII - TIME TO DRY THE NETS
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