In Kipton And The Ovoid Heike and Daddy are now married. Gruff is spoken to less frequently because Kipton is growing up. Handsome Jack returns as her partner detective. Again the setting is Mars, The Pile and surface expeditions. Life on Mars has been discovered, but, before the discoverer can pinpoint the spot for the follow-up scientific crew, he is murdered. With his last breaths of life, he draws a picture clue. Latin and nursery rhymes help Kipton solve this case.
Used availability for Charles L Fontenay's Kipton and the Ovoid
March 1996 : USA Hardback
January 1996 : USA Paperback