Earl Derr Biggers (Aug 26, 1884 – Apr 5, 1933) was an American author of plays and novels. Some of his writing, both theatrical and detective, had movie adaptations. He also worked as a journalist for The Plain Dealer prior to his fiction writing career. His most notable work is a series of detective novels featuring Officer Charlie Chan, an American with Chinese roots and a real-life prototype. The Chinese Parrot is a detective novel by Earl Derr Biggers. The story follows detective Charlie Chan and his investigation in California. Chan goes after a string of pearls so beautiful and valuable, that people are ready for extreme measures to possess it. And so it happens – two enigmatic deaths are connected with these pearls. What else are will happen because of this treasure? What does it really cost? Read and find out!