Thursday, November 20, 2008

George C. Chesbro (1940-2008)

I was saddened to learn of the November 18th death of George C. Chesbro, creator of sleuth and ex-circus performer Mongo Frederickson. The first fan letter I ever wrote was to Chesbro, after I had read the superb Shadow of a Broken Man (1977), and I still remember (and kept for years) the kind postcard he wrote in response. I believe I was about 14 years old at the time. He was a class act.

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