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Crime, corruption, and even terrorism have gripped the city of London. Not even the detective inspectors of New Scotland Yard are to be trusted. Finding himself unable to watch passively as his foul nemesis, René Papineau, wreaks havok on the city, Professor Grim decides he must stand up and fight for what he believes is right. 

The Thankless Third sees the professor transformed from his comfortable role as mad scientist and inventor, to a costume- wearing hero known as the Phantom of Vigilance. Wielding a gadget-laden crime- fighting ensemble, the professor stalks the rooftops of London with a super-human spring-loaded prosthetic leg, bullet stopping Dragonvest, and razor-sharp rapier.

Join Chumbles & Grim in these, the most perilous of their adventures yet! Great for ages nine through adult.

The Thankless Third includes the following novelettes from The Trying Tales of Chumbles & Grim series:

-Theophilus Grim and the Fist of Vigilance

-Theophilus Grim and the Man of Granite

-Theophilus Grim and the Blood of Solace

-Theophilus Grim and the Bonds of Betrayal

-Theophilus Grim and the Irksome Extraction

-Theophilus Grim and the Sons of Promise

The Trying Tales of Chumbles & Grim

The Trying Tales of Chumbles & Grim is a fast-paced series of entertaining novelettes packed with Victorian era mayhem and clever contraptions, with a dose of steampunk and mad science thrown in.  Sometimes mysterious, sometimes a bit scary, these short stories for kids are always sure to delight. Great fun for kids aged 9-12, as well as adults who still love stories filled with action and adventure.

Professor Theophilus Grim is a clever scientist and inventor who dreams of making the world a better place through his many inventions and various concoctions. The trouble is, every invention he makes has a way of blowing up, or catching him on fire.

F. Walter Chumbles, Grim's best friend, is a disgraced former surgeon with a bone saw, a surgeon’s bag, and a penchant for Scotch whiskey and declaring Grim dead.

Together, the two engage in a series of delightful adventures sure to make your day a bit more fun.

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