Allan, Lord Harrowby, son and heir of James Nelson Harrowby, came to Lloyds of London with a most unusual request for insurance. He knew that Lloyds took out policies on unusual risks. And what he wanted was insurance of a most unusual kind...love insurance. What follows is a comic novel of improbable dimensions, by the world-famous creator of Chinese detective Charlie Chan!
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About the Author
Earl Derr Biggers (1884–1933) was an American novelist and playwright. He is best remembered for his novels, in particular those featuring the Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan, which were made into films.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you love PG Wodehouse, than you'll love this!! I actually like it better than anything of his, and I love him! This is comic genius with a wonderful pair for the romantic leads - much more comedy than romance and very clean. Reminiscent of the wit of the silver screen - probably those other writers were very influenced by Earl Derr Biggers. Or they should have been! :) I stumbled upon this novel by accident, and I haven't enjoyed or been this excited about a new book in years!! It's like discovering Georgette Heyer or PG Wodehouse for the first time! But set in America, which is so exciting and relateable on a whole different level! Very different from other North American works from the same time period - the whole time I was reading, I couldn't believe ths book was published in 1914 as it feels so modern! And yet, at the same time, it has a sweetness, hope and lack of cynacism that was lost and never regained after the whole world errupted into the great misery of the war... I believe his other works are quite different from this offering, but I'll have to check them out! Highly recommend this! I rarely write reviews, but this book deserved a smashing one!