Charlie Chan is an awesome character. He’s subtle, smart, unsuspecting and original. If you haven’t read any books featuring him, I’d suggest starting with his first appearance, “The House Without A Key.” It’s a classic slice of American life in the 20’s in Hawaii. Good stuff. Above is a tribute to the Charlie Chan of the movies (played by Swedish actor Warner Oland… yes, Swedish). Lots more stills from the films here.