befriends her older neighbor, Mr. Moto
, and works with him on a garden
Chapters are devoted to specific detective characters, from Philo Vance through Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, Mr. Moto
, Nancy Drew, and Tailspin Tommy.
Old-timers will remember Cinema 7, the Oregon Repertory Theatre, the Willamette Valley Observer, deFrisco's Pub, and Mr. Moto
The chorus of diverse New York human rights activists entertained the crowd with "Mama Said (Don't Build Settlements)" to the tune of the song by the Shirelles and "Don't Buy Israeli Goods" to the tune of "Hava Nagila." A skit hosted by "Mr. Moto
" and his "daughter", "Tzipi Golda Moto-Israel", compared the history of European colonization of North America, the Apartheid regime in South Africa, and the dispossession of the Palestinian people from their land.
Scene is a dock in Macao, where a ship has just deposited several characters familiar to anyone who ever saw "The Man Who Knew Too Much," "Thank You, Mr. Moto
," "Casablanca" or any movie starring Peter Lorre, Robert Mitchum or Bogie and Bacall.
Sumiko, however, makes friends with Mr. Moto
and, showing him what she knows, they grow a garden together.
Marquand devoted some 15 years to writing popular fiction, including the widely read adventures of the Japanese intelligence agent Mr. MOTO
. He then produced his three most characteristic novels, satirical but sympathetic studies of a crumbling New England gentility: The Late George Apley (1937), Wickford Point (1939), and H.M.
He examines Conan Doyle's Brigadier Gerard, Sapper's Bulldog Drummond and Marquand's Mr. Moto
in this context.
Marquand's conception of the Japanese detective Mr. Moto
A 20th Century Fox release of the 19371938 releases of "Think Fast, Mr. Moto
," "Thank You, Mr.
also was the leading character in five later Marquand mysteries.
There followed Haven's End (1933) and three tales set in the Orient: Ming Yellow (1934), No Hero (1935), and Thank You, Mr. Moto