|Genre:||Science fiction short story|
|Followed by:||A Bathroom of Her Own|
“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.”
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.