Seven Keys to Baldpate

Seven Keys to Baldpate

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by Earl Derr Biggers
     
 

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Baldpate Inn has a mystery and seven keys. 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 has a key, 5. a Belle of…  See more details below

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Baldpate Inn has a mystery and seven keys. 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 has a key, 5. a Belle of High Sociétée has a key and, 6. a bold, bad clubman has a key.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016704661
Publisher:
Tri-Fold Media Group
Publication date:
05/23/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
637 KB

Meet the Author

The son of Robert J. and Emma E. (Derr) Biggers, Earl Derr Biggers was born in Warren, Ohio, and graduated from Harvard University in 1907. Many of his plays and novels were made into movies. He was posthumously inducted into the Warren City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame. His novel Seven Keys to Baldpate led to seven films of the same title and at least two with different titles (House of the Long Shadows, Haunted Honeymoon) but essentially equivalent plots. George M. Cohan adapted the novel as an occasionally revived stage play of the same name. Cohan starred in the 1917 film version (one of his rare screen appearances) and the film version he later wrote (released in 1935) is perhaps the best known of the seven film versions. Biggers lived in San Marino, California, and died in a Pasadena, California, hospital after suffering a heart attack in Palm Springs, California. He was 48.

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Seven Keys to Baldpate 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Janice_Brightstar More than 1 year ago
This is a charming Victorian mystery, that reads like a fast-paced "Clue," without the dead bodies. The inn is closed for the season, but those with keys to one of the seven doors accidentally converge while seeking privacy for various secret deeds. The Inn is based on a real inn south of Estes Park, Colorado, although the story is set in upstate New York. What a lark this was! I especially enjoyed the train stations, philosophy of politics, and authentic 1911 atmosphere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1913 comes alive.
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Name :: Hart Gardener. Appearance :: extremely light brown hair, black eyes, tall, pale. With his robes wears a small green fang on a chain around his neck and mismatched tennis shoes. Age/Year :: 13, 3rd year. House :: Hufflepuff. Personality :: A bit quiet and dreamy, but extremely loyal. Kind of clumsy, creative, and intellegent, but not enough to be in Ravenclaw. Favorite Class :: Transfiguration. Least favorite class :: Muggle studies. Wand :: 10 inches, fir wood, unicorn tail core, springy. Pet :: A white cat named Yin. Other :: Plays guitar. Is constantly wanting to explore the grounds.
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Ok.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Athletic 15 yr old girl brown hair brown eyes tan skin. 5'0 .. nice and adventurous