Review to come
"All things Charlie, it seems, are radically polarizing." - Yunte Huang
I read this book just before and during my trip to Hawaii. Which enriched the experience that's for sure. Especially since I got to visit some of the locations mentioned in the book!
This book is about more than just Charlie Chan. It's about Chang Apana, the Chinese American Honolulu detective who inspired the character, Earl Derr Biggers, the author of the Charlie Chan books and the legacy they both left behind. It's also about Chinese Americans in Hawaii and the early History of Hawaii especially it's law enforcement. You also get quite a bit about Charlie Chan as a fictional character however that is not the main focus.
Read my full review here: http://quellebooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/charlie-chan-untold-story-of-honorable.html