2014-12-04 — Review of City of Whispering Stone
A recent post on the blog Pretty Sinister
Books reviewed City of Whispering Stone and discussed the Mongo
books in general. You can read the post here.
2014-07-20 — Blog "Casual Debris" reviews Chesbro
The blog Casual Debris has
posted great reviews of George Chesbro's novella "Strange Prey" and the
first Mongo novel, Shadow of a Broken Man. The latter review especially
focuses on the ties between the two, which both feature the character
2014-02-23 — Mongo series for HBO with Peter Dinklage?
2014-01-04 — Various foreign editions added to Book Cover Gallery
Various Internet perusals have turned up some foreign editions of George's
books that I hadn't previously known about. Books from Japan, Argentina, the
Netherlands, and the Czech Republic have
been added to the Book Cover Gallery.
2013-11-07 — Chesbro mention in Maine Crime Writers' "scariest books" blog
The Maine Crime Writers blog recently posted
Halloween: Our Scariest Books Ever. Author John Clark chose George
Chesbro's Bone. You can read his comments on the
2013-08-02 — Political blogger mentions Chesbro's work
Blogger Lou Hough recently wrote a blog in
response to Paul Krugman's column about the problems of the Republican Party.
By sheer coincidence, she recently picked up a copy of George Chesbro's
Dream of a Falling Eagle:
Ever notice how some things seem meant to be? On Saturday, July 27, I checked out
several mysteries from the local library. The intent was to celebrate my seventy-fifth
birthday week in style. It's quite remarkable how much we can learn even from media
meant to entertain. I'd never read any Mongo mysteries and find it so curious that I
selected this particular one just when I was writing articles about Paul Krugman's column
claiming there is something wrong with the soul of the Republican Party.
Here are her articles. The Chesbro book is mentioned in the latter two.
Update: Lou mentioned the book again in her August 2, 2013, blog post,
2013-07-11 — Kirkus Reviews article mentions Mongo
2010-10-19 — Article reflects on The Beasts of Valhalla
2010-09-18 — A new book by George's wife, Robin N. Chesbro
Robin Chesbro, George's wife, has written a book entitled The Moon and the
Nest about life after George's death. From the back cover:
Love, loss and healing are reflected upon by a newly-widowed woman as she
travels alone in her RV throughout the North American Continent
The book is an entertaining read that's also very sad in parts as Robin details
George's final days and her feelings. I recommend it to all of George's fans.
The Moon and the Nest can be purchased from
2010-08-27 — The Beasts of Valhalla promotional materials
2009-08-16 — Unholy Orders reprint
- I just discovered today that MJF Books (Barnes & Noble) reissued
the anthology Unholy Orders in November 2008. I found a copy at my
local B&N today for $7.98. The book includes George Chesbro's short story
2009-07-30 — Another tribute article
2009-04-07 — George's last story is in stores now!
- George Chesbro's last short story, "Home Inversion," is in stores
now in the June 2009 issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
It's a great story featuring Garth Frederickson.
2009-04-05 — New (old) cover image
Chesbro fan Jon Jordan has written a very nice tribute to George Chesbro in
the latest issue of Crimespree
magazine (issue 28, Jan/Feb 2009). The folks at Crimespree have made
Jon's tribute available as
a PDF download.
- George Chesbro's last short story, "Home Inversion," will be
published in the June 2009 issue of
Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery
which should be in stores in April 2009. The story will arrive 40 years after
that same magazine published George's first short story,
"Snake in the Tower,"
in March 1969.
- Long ago, we had an audio greeting from George that played when visitors
reached this site. Earlier today, I dug up the audio file so that
you can listen to George's audio greeting.
The Washington Post ran an article about George's death.
Here's a nice article about George that was published in the Albany, NY,
newspaper Times Union:
Author of genre novels dies.
Times Union has also set up a Guestbook
for messages for George's family.
A number of bloggers have paid tribute to George this week:
I am very sad to report that George Chesbro died this morning after an
Like all of you, I am a huge fan of George's work. My friendship with
him began in 1999 when I sent him a letter describing the fan website
that I had created for his work. He liked what I'd done, and over the
next couple of months, the fan site was transformed into Dangerous
Dwarf, the official George C. Chesbro website.
I've very much enjoyed my friendship with George and Robin over the years, and
I will miss being able to correspond with him.
I'm sure Mongo and Garth will miss him, too.
Webmaster for DangerousDwarf.com
NEW BALTIMORE - George Clark Chesbro, 68, of New Baltimore, died
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at St. Peter's Hospital.
Born in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 1940, he was the son of the late
George W. and Maxine (Sharpe) Chesbro. An author of over 25 novels and
nearly 100 short stories, George was a recipient of an Ellery Queen
Award and had served as president of the Mystery Writers Association of
America. Earlier in his career, George had worked as a special
education teacher at Pearl River and at the Rockland Psychiatric Center
where he worked with emotionally troubled teens.
Survivors include his wife, Robin N. Chesbro; a son, Mark Chesbro;, a
daughter Michelle Chesbro; two stepdaughters, Rachael and Leah Gass; a
sister, Judith (Richard) Ragone and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces
Services are private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send a remembrance in his name
to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands,
- New fiction! George Chesbro has sold a new short story, "Home
Inversion," to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. We don't know
when it will appear, but as soon as I find out, I'll post it here!
- The screenplay for the planned movie adaptation of An Affair of Sorcerers was
written by George C. Chesbro! Here's hoping it all pans out....
- The Dangerous Dwarf website has been relocated to a new system at a new
datacenter. A new, more modern Discussion Forum
has been created, as well. Please feel free to join and post in the forums!
- A new photo of George Chesbro taken in March 2007 has been placed
on the Portrait page.
- Thanks to jpierre, Le Seigneur des Glaces et de la Solitude,
the new French Mongo novel, appears to be available from
- The news continues! French director/producer Fred Garson
has acquired the movie rights to George Chesbro's 1990 novel
Bone. I'll pass on any additional news as
soon as I have it.
- Four new images have been added to the Book Cover
- Good news and bad news today. The good news is that there's a new Mongo
novel! The title is Lord of Ice and Loneliness.
The bad news is that there is no U.S. publisher for the novel yet.
However, a French translation of the book will be published in France by
Rivages in June 2006. The French title is Le Seigneur des Glaces et de la Solitude, and
it can be ordered from Alapage.com, a French online bookseller. The ISBN number is
It is not known at this time if or when a U.S. edition will be published. My
fingers are crossed....
- No recent news yet about the upcoming movie. Soon, I hope....
- A Chesbro Book Cover Gallery has been
added to the site. It contains scans of covers of various Chesbro editions from
around the world.
- A Chesbro Author Photo Gallery has been added to
the site. It features author photos of George Chesbro from his books.
- George Chesbro's 1991 short story "Priests" is being reprinted in a
new anthology, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense.
The anthology is edited by Linda Landrigan and will be published by Pegasus
Books in June 2006.
Thanks to George C. Chesbro, Roger Eakes, Mari Hall, Bill
Berry, Joan Scott, Becky Gilliam, and Greykell Dutton for various
help in putting this site together!