A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
6/4/1940 George Chesbro arrives
June 4, 1940. George C. Chesbro was born on this date in Washington, D.C. His most famous novels featured a criminologist named Dr. Robert Ferguson, better known as Mongo the Magnificent. If that seems like an unusual nickame for a criminologist, you are probably not aware that Mongo was a dwarf and in his early years had been an acrobat in the circus.
The Mongo books had memorable titles: Second Horseman Out Of Eden, The Language of Cannibals, and so on. They often had paranormal elements too.