Definitely the shortest eye this side of Inch High, DR. ROBERT "MONGO" FREDERICKSON is probably the world's only dwarf ex-circus star turned college professor turned New York private eye. But he's much more than that. He has a PhD. (in criminalogy), once made a living as an acrobat in the circus, has a "very" big brother, Garth, who's a NYPD lieutenant, and he's a martial arts expert. All of which come in handy in his job as a private detective whose cases frequently bring him deep into X-FILES territory. "Raymond Chandler meets Stephen King", reads the oft-mentioned Playboy quote.
Not to everyone's taste, but definitely well-written, and certainly a treat for anybody who enjoys a good, off-beat tale or two.
Recently, author Chesbro has been writing several short stories featuring Mongo's brother and sometime partner, Garth Frederickson, no longer with the NYPD, who's now working as a P.I. himself.
Although his books were out of print for years, Chesbro and Mongo have attracted quite a cult following, with first editions of some of the Mongo novels reportedly selling for hundreds of dollars.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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