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Chesbro, George C.

Overview
Works: 69 works in 248 publications in 5 languages and 5,682 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Martial arts fiction  Spy fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3553.H359, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George C Chesbro
Shadow of a broken man by George C Chesbro( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first novel in the critically acclaimed Mongo mystery series marks the debut of Dr. Robert Frederickson, a.k.a. Mongo the Magnificent, the former circus headliner, black belt karate expert, renowned criminologist and private detective extraordinaire who just happens to be a dwarf
An incident at bloodtide by George C Chesbro( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and French and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mongo and brother Garth return from an evening sail to find an unwelcome guest in Garth's home - an old boyfriend of Garth's wife
The beasts of Valhalla by George C Chesbro( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and French and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detective takes on mad scientists when a D&D fantasy world turns deadly in this " thrilling combination" of "not-quite-science-fiction and suspense" (Playboy). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson-better known as "Mongo the Magnificent"-has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. When Mongo's sister asks him to investigate the death of his nephew, Tommy-the victim of an apparent murder-suicide-the private detective soon learns that everything's tied to the computer game Tommy and his friends created: an elaborate quest based on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The clues send Mongo on a cross-country journey, from a painful visit to his former hometown in Nebraska and back to New York, then on to the rugged coastline of California's Big Sur and, ultimately, the frozen depths of the Arctic Ocean, where a mad genius will stop at nothing to achieve total Armageddon
Bone by George C Chesbro( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City, a homeless man with amnesia must unravel his past while a serial killer stalks the streets, in this taut thriller from the author of the Mongo Mysteries. When he wakes up he remembers nothing, not even his own name. He doesn't know why he's squatting in Central Park or why he carries the human femur that earned him the nickname "Bone." He has no idea what he's done over the past year wandering the streets of Manhattan-or what came before. Det. Lt. Perry Lightning suspects that Bone is the serial killer who's been brutalizing the city's homeless population. He also suspects Bone is playing games, pretending to have no knowledge of his life or his actions. But despite what the detective thinks, Bone doesn't remember committing those horrific crimes. With the help of a social worker named Anne and a street performer named Zulu, Bone attempts to discover the truth. But his pursuit of the past is about to take them deep into New York's underground ... where untold horrors await
The language of cannibals : a Mongo mystery by George C Chesbro( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mongo stirs a vigilante death squad into action when he investigates the death of his friend
An affair of sorcerers by George C Chesbro( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a circus-performer-turned-PI is drawn into the occult underworld, the result is "beautifully plotted and assured" (#1 New York Times-bestselling author Peter Straub). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson-better known as "Mongo the Magnificent"-has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. Mongo needs all his faculties when he's hired to investigate a fellow professor who's been experimenting with sensory deprivation. Soon after, a nun asks him to help clear a psychic of murder. And then, weirdest of all, his seven-year-old neighbor, Kathy, begs him to locate her father's "Book of Shadows." When Mongo finds Kathy's father dead from what seems to be a ritual sacrifice-and the little girl lying comatose nearby-the distressed detective follows a trail of occult clues and discovers that all three of his cases are tied to something wicked. Now, to save Kathy from an unnatural end, Mongo will risk it all to separate the facts from something even stranger than fiction
Second horseman out of Eden by George C Chesbro( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and French and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A circus-performer-turned-PI and his ex-cop brother rescue a girl from a doomsday cult in this novel of "terrific suspense" and "unlimited imagination" (Publishers Weekly). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson-better known as "Mongo the Magnificent"-has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. Mongo and his brother, Garth, have left their day jobs as a professor and a cop, respectively, and formed their own PI firm, Frederickson & Frederickson. It's a great reason to celebrate this holiday season, but when their annual tradition of picking up a few letters to Santa from the post office to fulfill the Christmas wishes of needy children reveals a sinister secret, their cheer is replaced with a yearning for justice. As the brothers race to save a little girl from a religious doomsday cult, they'll get up close and personal with a murderous zealot bent on the eradication of all mankind-preferably before the New Year
In the house of secret enemies by George C Chesbro( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten novellas featuring circus-performer-turned-private-eye Mongo-"one of the greatest characters of recent mystery fiction" (Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson-better known as "Mongo the Magnificent"-has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf
City of whispering stone by George C Chesbro( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A circus-performer-turned-PI takes on "murder and intrigue from New York to Iran" in this "well done, suspenseful" unconventional mystery (Newsday). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson-better known as "Mongo the Magnificent"-has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. When his former big-top boss asks him to find a missing Iranian strongman, Mongo is plunged into a three-ring circus of murder, espionage, and international intrigue. And when Mongo's own brother-police officer Garth Frederickson-gets involved, the detective must fly to Iran, a country on the brink of a revolution. Now he's searching for two missing men, from Tehran to the ancient city of Persepolis, playing a game of a cat-and-mouse with forces far beyond his control. And unlike his days as an acrobat, this time, if he slips up, there's no net
Two songs this archangel sings by George C Chesbro( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and French and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detective's search for a missing friend "careens ahead with the speed and promise of danger of the Indy 500" (The Washington Post Book World). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson-better known as "Mongo the Magnificent"-has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. Mongo's friend and sensei, Veil Kendry, is pretty magnificent himself. A devoted martial arts instructor and extremely successful abstract artist, Veil single-handedly transformed his shady neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side into a safe haven from crime and corruption. But when Mongo enters Veil's abandoned apartment and finds a bullet hole, a cryptic oil painting, and an envelope addressed to him containing $10,000, he starts to worry that Veil's reputation as a vigilante has gotten him into the worst sort of trouble. Determined to find his friend, Mongo attempts to rule out any enemies from Veil's past-details of which Veil has never shared with him. But as he uncovers the shocking truth of Veil's time in the Vietnam War-participating in dangerous CIA missions under the call sign "Archangel"-Mongo soon finds enemies aplenty, ones that will do anything to make sure the past remains a secret
The fear in yesterday's rings : a Mongo mystery by George C Chesbro( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most engaging detective in decades" returns to his big-top roots to solve some bizarre murders-but this time he's working without a net (Library Journal). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson-better known as "Mongo the Magnificent"-has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. Mongo's days as a professional acrobat are long over, but when he learns his former boss is down on his luck-and the circus has been sold-he heads to Florida to rally his fellow ex-performers to help buy back the spectacle they once called home. With seductive snake charmer Harper Rhys-Whitney in tow, Mongo sets out to make a deal with the traveling show's mysterious new owners. But when they track down the talented troupe in America's heartland, Mongo and Harper discover something has shifted under the big top: A string of grisly murders dots the circus's route, causing local tabloids to cry "Werewolf!" Now, if he wants to save his old gig, Mongo will have to get back in the center ring to figure out what's been going bump in the night
Dark chant in a crimson key : a Mongo mystery by George C Chesbro( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veil by George C Chesbro( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in English and French and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le héros de ce roman n'est pas Mongo mais son ami Veil Kendry, ex-agent de la CIA devenu artiste peintre, dont nous avons fait la connaissance dans "Les Cantiques de l'archange". On retrouve l'univers habituel de Chesbro et sa façon très personnelle de mêler le rationnel et le paranormal dans une histoire pleine de suspense
Bleeding in the eye of a brainstorm : a Mongo mystery by George C Chesbro( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York's dwarf detective, Mongo the Magnificent, takes in a homeless woman from her steam grate and hears a fabulous story. A couple of men are going around killing people who earlier had been patients in a hospital. The tale sends Mongo on the trail of a foreign pharmaceutical company, performing illegal experiments on human guinea pigs who now have to be silenced. By the author of An Incident at Bloodtide
Dream of a falling eagle : a Mongo mystery by George C Chesbro( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Robert Frederickson, aka Mongo the Magnificent--dwarf, private detective, martial artist and ex-circus headliner--is hired by the White House to investigate the CIA's role in Haiti. He discovers the mutilated remains of Haiti's most notorious citizens scattered throughout the United States
The cold smell of sacred stone by George C Chesbro( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A circus-performer-turned-PI who's also "the most engaging criminologist to appear in decades" must save his brother from a cult and a terrorist plot (Booklist). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson-better known as "Mongo the Magnificent"-has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. After a series of traumas and an accidental poisoning, Mongo's brother, Garth Fredrickson, is lying unresponsive in an off-limits government psychiatric facility. But that won't stop New York City's most resourceful private eye-because if there's one person in the world Mongo would do anything for, it's Garth. With a little unorthodox therapy, Mongo manages to bring his brother back to the real world. But it quickly becomes clear that Garth isn't himself. Soon the siblings are estranged, and Garth ends up in the center of a cult-an unsuspecting pawn in an international terrorist plot. Up against thousands of believers willing to do anything to protect their "new Messiah," Mongo will risk his life to save him
Jungle of steel & stone by George C Chesbro( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the Mongo Mysteries: Former CIA operative Veil Kendry uses his paranormal powers to track down a stolen African artifact. When Veil Kendry dreams, he possesses a clarity normal people never experience, along with the power of volition, which allows him to enter the minds of others. Veil's strange gift was invaluable as an operative for the CIA, but now he's left that life behind and instead channels his unusual ability into art. When needed, though, he still applies his supernatural and clandestine skills to helping those in trouble. So when Veil crosses paths with a thief who stole a K'ung tribe religious idol from the same midtown art gallery that exhibits his dream-paintings, he's compelled to get involved-despite threats from a corrupt cop named Carl Nagle. Using his dream powers, Veil attempts to enter the mind of the thief in order to apprehend him. But there are others on the hunt, desperate to possess the artifact- and soon, Veil will find himself fighting just to stay alive
The golden child : a novel by George C Chesbro( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie Murphy is to save the Golden Child, a youth with mystical powers who has been abducted
Turn loose the dragons by George C Chesbro( )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two former CIA agents reunite for a dangerous mission in which nothing is as it seems in this seductive thriller from the author of the Mongo Mysteries. Rick Peters was one of the CIA's best operatives until the day the dragons-the company's elite covert team-were disbanded. Forced into unwanted retirement, Peters struck out on his own, becoming an assassin. Now, a two-million-dollar payday is on the table if he can take out San Sierran dictator Manuel Salva. Peters intends to make it look like a CIA operation ... and he has the perfect patsy in mind. Retired for fifteen years, Alexandra Finway has left covert ops behind to raise a family. But when her former partner-and lover-storms back into her life, she finds herself contemplating getting back in the field. Peters claims the CIA wants two of their former dragons to stop a hit on Salva and remove the contract killer from play, all in the interest of international security. A patriot at heart, Finway agrees to take on the mission, unaware Peters has drawn her into a dangerous game of cross and double-cross-and few will make it out alive
King's gambit by George C Chesbro( )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chess, espionage, and redemption are the themes of "King's Gambit", the novel that began a remarkable career. "Chesbro writes wonderfully strange mystery novels...In Chesbro's hands (the events) are not only possible but real enough to make you nervous...perfectly calculated, nail-biting tension".--"Boston Sunday Hearld"
 
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Bleeding in the eye of a brainstorm : a Mongo mystery
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An incident at bloodtideThe beasts of ValhallaBoneThe language of cannibals : a Mongo mysteryAn affair of sorcerersSecond horseman out of EdenIn the house of secret enemiesCity of whispering stone
Alternative Names

controlled identityCross, David, 1940-2008

Chesbro, George

Chesbro George 1940-....

George C. Chesbro American writer

George C. Chesbro Amerikaans schrijver (1940-2008)

George C. Chesbro écrivain américain

George C. Chesbro escriptor estatunidenc

George C. Chesbro escritor estadounidense

ジョージ・C・チェスブロ

チェスブロ, ジョージ・C

Languages
English (136)

French (31)

Dutch (3)

German (2)

Japanese (2)