The author most famous for writing the Mongo the Magnificent mystery series is dead at 68.

I really loved the Mongo mysteries. How could you not love a collection of semi-paranormal mysteries starring a criminologist dwarf who used to be a circus acrobat? I really loved the way Chesbro alluded to Mongo's dwarfism without continually going "Hey, look! A midget!" My favorite Mongo mystery that I've read is The Cold Smell of Sacred Stone, in which Mongo's brother becomes the messiah to a doomsday cult. His books are always a lot of fun, and apparently Peter Dinklage has been trying to turn Mongo into a James Bond style film franchise, which I would love to see.