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Publication Order of Chant Books

Publication Order of Mongo Books

Shadow of a Broken Man (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
City of Whispering Stone (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Affair of Sorcerers (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beasts of Valhalla (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Songs This Archangel Sings (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cold Smell of Sacred Stone (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Horseman Out of Eden (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fear in Yesterday's Rings (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Language of Cannibals (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the House of Secret Enemies (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Chant in a Crimson Key (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Incident at Bloodtide (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bleeding in the Eye of a Brainstorm (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dream of a Falling Eagle (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Veil Kendry Books

Veil (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jungle of Steel and Stone (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Collections

Strange Prey and Other Tales Of The Hunt (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lone Wolves (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Eye for Justice(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unholy Orders(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

George C. Chesbro is the author of more than two dozen mystery fiction novels. The author was born in 1940 in Washington DC and before he became a bestselling author, he worked a range of odd jobs.
For more than 17 years, Chesbro was a Special Education teacher at Pearl River. He also worked with emotionally troubled teenagers at the Rockland Psychiatric Center.

However, he had always had a desire to become a fiction author and he soon quit, even if he had no concrete plans on how to achieve his dreams.

He would then work as a night security guard and also went back to teaching very dangerous and severely disturbed children to make ends meet.

George published “Kings Gambit” his debut novel in 1976 and has never looked back since. He now has more than two dozen works of fiction to his name across short stories, single-standing novels, and series of novels.
With more than 100 short stories to his name, he won the Ellery Queen Award and was the president of the Mystery Writers Association of America.
After achieving so much literary success he died aged 68 in 2008.

Much of George C. Chesbro’s novels are set in the “Mongo verse” which he explains in detail in the novel “In the House of Secret Enemies” that he published in 1971.

Back in 1971, Chesbro had just embarked on his journey toward becoming an author by publishing short stories. He went on a quest for a character that he could recycle in several stories.
This was a time when there were many handicapped detectives such as Longstreet and Ironside. Out of nowhere, he got the idea of a dwarf private detective, which was initially amusing.

George believed the character was unpublishable, bizarre, unworkable, and absurd and hence a waste of time to try to make him into a lead character for an entire series of novels.

While he kept searching for a different type of lead character, the idea of the dwarf detective kept nagging at him. Trying to exorcise the idea, he began writing something of a novelette that was to be satirical in nature.
Halfway through, he discovered that the most essential component of a man’s character is the desire to be treated with dignity and taken seriously.

Touched by the revelation, he started over and this time gave his character as much dignity as he could. In turn, Mongo gave George a career that spanned several decades until his death in 2008.

George C. Chesbro’s novel “Shadow of a Broken Man” introduces Mongo otherwise known as Dr. Robert Fredrickson.

He is a New York City University professor, doctor of criminology, black belt in karate, and former circus tumbler. Mongo is also a very unusual man since he is a dwarf in addition to being a private investigator.
When Mongo is called upon to look into the new building that has been declared a marvel of modern design, it does seem like just an everyday thing.

But he finds it strange that the design of the building is very similar to what had been the style of an architect recently deceased. When Mongo begins looking into the possibility that the man may actually not be dead, he opens a huge can of worms.
Russian torturers, CIA agents, United Nations delegates, and British spies began to descend on Mongo. Many are willing to do anything to learn from him but others will kill just to ensure that their dark secrets do not get out.
“Shadow of a Broken Man” is the debut novel of the “Mongo” adventures full of fantastic turns and twists, and intrigue.

It is a delightful introduction that introduces an appealing character who is just as fascinating as the complex cases that he is charged with investigating.

George C. Chesbro’s novel “City of Whispering Stone” has to be one of the best of the “Mongo” series of novels.

In this work, Mongo the circus performer turned private investigator takes on intrigue and murder from Iran to New York in this suspenseful, well-done, and unconventional mystery.

With a black belt in karate, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a genius IQ, Dr. Robert Frederickson the criminology professor fondly known as “Mongo the Magnificent” has a very unusual background for a PI.
At some point, he gets contacted by his former top boss who needs him to go on assignment in Iran. He is to locate a missing Iranian strongman and suddenly he finds himself in a three-ring circus of international intrigue, espionage, and murder.
When Garth Frederickson his own brother who is a police officer gets involved, he will have to fly to Iran, which at the time is about to experience a massive revolution.

He is now on a quest to find two missing men and plays a game of cat and mouse from the ancient city of Persepolis to the capital Tehran, battling with forces beyond his control.
Unlike his time working in the circus as an acrobat, there will be no net if he slips up.
It is an interesting story penned with a fearless sense of fun.

“An Affair of Sorcerers” by George C. Chesbros is another interesting addition to the “Mongo” series of novels.

Mongo will be required to call upon all his mental faculties in this outing as he will be looking into a professor who has been doing experiments that involve sensory deprivation.

It is not long before a nun asks him to clear a psychic accused of murder and even weirder, Kathy his seven-year-old neighbor requests his help to locate the “Book of Shadows” that once belonged to her father.
Things get very interesting when Mongo stumbles upon the body of Kathy’s father. It seems he had been killed in a ritual sacrifice with the little girl abandoned a few meters away lying comatose.

Distressed, he follows several occultic clues and finds that most of the cases he has been working on have something to do with the occult.

To save Kathy from harm, Mongo will do anything to get to the bottom of this case that is stranger than fiction.

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