A classic noir featuring Ed Hunter and Uncle Am, two of mystery fiction's most beloved private eyes
In most murder cases, the setting stays put, if nothing else. But when murder comes to visit the J. C. Hobart traveling carnival, the entire operation has left town before Captain Weiss can gather any tangible leads. For young Ed Hunter, the case throws him together with a gorgeous redhead from the show, but as another murder occurs, and then a third, he and his Uncle Am find their hands full with more than just their ball game concession. In a strange atmosphere of freak shows, show girls, and an escaped chimpanzee, Ed and Uncle Am take it upon themselves to find the killer on the loose—a killer who chooses his victims according to their size.
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Fredric Brown (Author)
Fredric Brown (1906–1972) was the only writer to achieve equal prominence in the mystery and science fiction genres. His first foray into mystery, The Fabulous Clipjoint, won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Brown...