Sleeping Dog by Dick Lochte
A Leo and Serendipity Mystery

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SLEEPING DOG is ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED CRIME NOVELS EVER.
A New York Times Book of the Year, A Nero Wolfe Award Winner
An Edgar Award Finalist, A Shamus Award Finalist and an Anthony Award Finalist
Named by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century.

This beloved, comedy-noir thriller teams up Leo Bloodworth, a hard-drinking, middle-aged Los Angeles PI with hypertension and a low tolerance for precious teenagers, with Serendipity Dahlquist, a bright and strong-willed roller-blading 14-year-old searching for her lost dog. But things quickly escalate, plunging the oddest of odd couples into the dark underworld of sunny Southern California and pitting them against one of the biggest, and most brutal, organized crime families in Mexico.

"Outclasses, in many ways, the tales of Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald and other renowned California mystery writers." Publishers Weekly

"Dick Lochte is a superb craftsman." Sue Grafton

“Sleeping Dog is funny and strong and a joy to read." Robert B. Parker



 

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Published September 2, 2014 by Brash Books. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The primary gimmick in this bouncy but labored California mystery debut is its two-toned narration: sour Leo G. Bloodworth, an aging ex-cop turned seedy shamus, tells half the story; the other half, in alternating chapters, is told by Bloodworth's painfully precocious sidekick—14-year-old S...

Nov 21 1985 | Read Full Review of Sleeping Dog: A Leo and Seren...

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Los Angeles Times columnist Lochte deserves raves for his debut. This thriller outclasses, in many ways, the tales of Raymond Chandler, Ross MacDonald and other renowned California mystery writers. Ra

Jan 01 1985 | Read Full Review of Sleeping Dog: A Leo and Seren...

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Besides giving us some shrewd and satirical observations about life in California, he tells the story in the first person--but with Leo and "Sara" alternating the narrative, a choice device seldom used since Vera Caspary's "Laura."

Nov 24 1985 | Read Full Review of Sleeping Dog: A Leo and Seren...

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