Behind That Curtain Author:Earl Derr Biggers On a foggy January night Hilary Galt was found dead in his private office in London with a bullet in his brain. Oddly enough his shoes were on the desk, and his feet were clad in a pair of velvet slippers embellished with curious Chinese characters. Sixteen years later Sir Frederic Bruce, famous Scotland Yard detective, was shot through the hear... more »t during a dinner party at a penthouse in San Francisco. He had been wearing those same slippers, but when his body was discovered -- the slippers were missing. He had discussed some of the reasons for being in San Francisco with the famed Detective-Sergeant Charlie Chan of the Honolulu police. Who was Eve Durand that so greatly concerned Sir Frederic? Why was he so anxious to obtain information from Li Gung?