The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag

The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag
Publication date:1942.10
Genre:Science fiction short story
Preceded by:Waldo
Followed by:A Bathroom of Her Own
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“The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag” is a novella by Robert A. Heinlein. It was originally published in the October 1942 edition of “Unknown Fantasy Fiction” magazine under the pseudonym of “John Riverside.”

Exposition

Jonathon Hoag discovers a mysterious substance under his fingernails and can’t remember what he does for a living or how he spends his days. He enlists private detectives Edward and Cynthia Randall to follow him and uncover his identity, entangling them in a web of intrigue and nightmarish encounters… causing all to question their own and each others sanity.

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