Book List in Order: 26 titles

  • Wild and weird tales by the author of the Mongo Mysteries—including the novella that inspired the dwarf detective’s first adventure: Shadow of a Broken Man.   The “unlimited imagination” of the creator of Mongo the Magnificent is given free ...



  • Wild stories featuring favorite characters from the Mongo Mysteries, including Mongo’s brother, Garth Frederickson, and ex–CIA agent/Vietnam vet Veil Kendry.   Three very different sleuths—an ex–NYPD cop, a psychic painte...


  • Jade Aden, an ex-Naval Intelligence officer and formerly the service's top covert operative in the Middle East, is a woman with dark, dangerous secrets, and deadly skills. As the result of a brutal incident,she has been made a scapegoat and unjustly ...


  • The author of the Mongo Mysteries reveals the interior life of a troubled writer in this deeply personal autobiographical novel.   At the age of fifty-eight, author Garth Fugue is adrift. For the last forty years he has poured his soul into twen...


  • "Not-quite-science fiction and suspense make a thrilling combination, and nobody works it better than Chesbro . . . Raymond Chandler meets Stephen King by way of Alice's looking glass".--"Playboy"....


  • Mongo is a dwarf, private detective, martial arts expert, ex-circus headliner and criminologist. He and his brother Garth are working on two separate cases - or so they think. In one, they are preparing a report as part of a special committee investi...


  • Mongo's back in his 12th novel (after An Incident at Bloodtide). The martial arts expert, PI and former circus star who happens to be a dwarf relies a bit less on gymnastics and coincidence this time, and more on his human nature. On a cold night in ...


  • The Hudson River shone like silver during their evening sail. Unfortunately, when Mongo and his brother Garth step ashore, a self-styled sorcerer named Sacra Silver is also around. An old boyfriend of Garth's wife, Mary, he is soon tossed out of the ...






  • In Mongo's latest mystery, the dwarf detective pursues the world's most vicious terrorist, leading to a showdown between the terrorist and Mongo and his crew at Lake Geneva....


  • A rash of hideous killings throughout the Great Plains seizes the imagination of the more lurid tabloid newspapers, which bray WEREWOLF! Hunters and gun buffs have been torn to shreds and partially devoured. Mongo enters the scene on a mission of ...


  • Dr. Robert Frederickson ('Mongo' to his friends), dwarf, private detective, criminology Ph.D., martial arts expert, ex-circus headliner, cult hero of such crime thrillers as Shadow of a Broken Man, Second Horseman Out of Eden and The Language of Cann...


  • Christmas time usually finds Mongo in a jolly mood; he and his brother Garth customarily celebrate the season by granting the wishes of needy children. But there is no joy in this year's task - the Frederickson brothers must race the clock to bestow ...


  • While investigating the death of a friend in a small village in the Hudson River Valley, Mongo must unexpectedly duel with an old enemy as well as a right-wing conspiracy....


  • While the Human Resources Administration tries to aid the homeless, a psychopath beheads hopeless derelicts on the streets of New York. A man called Bone, himself a street person, becomes the prime suspect: the period of his amnesia coincides with th...


  • JUNGLE OF STEEL AND STONE, the second in the 'Veil' series, was based on a true story, an incident reported in The New York Times about a tribe in the Kalahari desert that was disintegrating, physically and morally, as a result of its idol/god being ...


    • / Private Investigator
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    He's an ex-circus performer turned hard-boiled New York private eye - with a Ph.D. in criminology and a black belt to boot. He's also a dwarf - which creates some curious problems even as it gives him special insight into the slings and arrows that p...


  • In the tranquil cloister of a Tibetan monastery sits the Golden Child, a magical boy of such purity and goodness that everyone he touches is imbued with his mystic grace. Down the mean streets of Los Angeles, Chandler Jarrell patrols, a wisecrackin...


  • Mongo and his brother Garth are changed forever, as is their view of the world, because they possess a secret that must never be told. Here the epic adventure continues as the brothers become fugitives and outcasts struggling to solve the puzzle of a...






  • When Veil Kendry was born, a brain infection almost ended his life. That illness has left him with a supernatural power that is both a blessing and a curse. Veil dreams with a clarity unknown to nature; his dreams bring him to the edges of time and i...


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    He's an ex-circus performer turned hard-nosed New York private eye -- with a Ph.D. in criminology and a black belt to boot. He's also a dwarf -- which creates some problems even as it gives him special insight into the slings and arrows that pierce t...


  • THE $2 MILLION HIT TEAM HE is the bitter, deadly efficient ex-CIA assassin. SHE is his beautiful and reluctant partner -- and one-time lover. FOR HIM, it is the chance to strike it very rich and settle a highly personal score. FOR HER, it is a ma...


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    WHEN DANGER LOOMS, MONGO STANDS TALL An angelic little girl lay writhing in hellish agony...a rock superstar was pumping damnation into his veins...a master magician was under a curse more powerful than he...and Mongo himself was assailed by every...


  • MONGO CASTS A LONG SHADOW Can a dwarf be the super-sleuth of the decade? If his name is Dr. Robert Frederickson, formerly Mongo the Magnificent... if a search for a missing circus strongman leads him on a blood-slick trail from the dressing roo...


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    Meet Dr. Robert Frederickson, a.k.a. Mongo. He has a Ph.D. in criminology and a black belt in karate. He teaches at a university, and is a private detective who specializes in solving cases that Sam Spade would have found too kinky to cope with. And,...


  • 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 ...