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And What Have You Got At The End Of The Day?

Shadow of a Broken Man  (Mongo, book 1)

By George C. Chesbro

14 Jan, 2018

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You

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1977’s Shadow of a Broken Man is the first volume in George C. Chesbro’s long-running Mongo series. The Mongo series lives in the intersection of mundane detective fiction and outright science fiction. Or at least I think it does.

Former circus tumbler turned black belt martial artist turned academic, criminology professor Dr. Robert Mongo the Magnificent” Fredrickson has a minor side-line as a private detective. His cases are often peculiar, as if people with normal cases don’t seek out New York’s only dwarf detective. Lookism, I suppose. 

His new case seems pretty straightforward: find out how a dead man managed to design a new building.

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