REVIEW: The Charlie Chan Mystery Weekend in
by Steven Fredrick
September 2, 2010
A number of people have asked me how the Charlie Chan Mystery Weekend went during the third weekend in August of 2010. Since “inquiring minds want to know” about the Charlie Chan gathering in
Included in this review are excerpts from Rush’s posted comments. These comments were originally posted on the bulletin board section of the Charlie Chan Family Home website. Rush is the owner and operator of this wonderful website, which includes tremendous documentation regarding Chang Apana, Earl Derr Biggers, and the actors who appeared in the Chan film series. The web address is: http://www.charliechan.info.
Pull up a teriyaki chicken rice bowl and let’s get started.
Prior to Rush’s arrival in
On June 26th, I began sending out news releases to a variety of mystery bookstores and mystery websites across the country. From the end of June through August, I sent out countless news releases to newspapers, magazines, and radio and TV stations across the mainland and in
Day One: Thursday, August 19, 2010
At noon, on this day, Rush Glick arrived by way of Hawaiian Airlines from
Thursday, August 19th was a beautiful, clear day on
Friday the 20th was Statehood Day in
At the museum, we were the only visitors. We saw the Chang Apana display and examined old documents and photographs. A senior police officer guided us through sections of the museum. We exchanged information about former police buildings, police procedures, and police uniforms during our visit. It was an informative visit.
After our tour of the police museum, we visited the old police station building from 1930. This building, which stands at the corner of