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. Originally published in leading mystery magazines in the 1970s, these ten novellas-each introduced with notes from the author-offer new readers and diehard fans alike a tantalizing taste of the unique blend of hardboiled mystery, science fiction, and explosive action of this acclaimed series. In the House of Secret Enemies-which includes The Drop, High Wire, Rage, Country for Sale, Dark Hole on a Silent Planet, The Healer, Falling Star, Book of Shadows, Tiger in the Snow, and Candala-is the 9th book in the Mongo Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
by George C. Chesbro
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