This little story was quite interesting. I’m not quite sure of where it lands precisely in the Pendergast Series, so I placed it shortly after “Cemetery Dance” but before the events of the Helen Trilogy.
Pendergast tells the story of the time his brother, Diogenes, met up with the tooth fairy, of a sort. The trouble starts when Aloysius swipes Diogenes tooth, and in anger over his brother’s superstition, tosses it away.
The way the tooth collector decorated his house was just wrong, and creepy. Pendergast seems to regret all his actions leading to the disappearance of first his brother, and then his uncle.
I saw the story as an interesting filler to the Pendergast series.