Laughing Dog

Laughing Dog by Dick Lochte

The Sequel to Sleeping Dog, a New York Times Book of the Year, a Nero Wolfe Award winner, and a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony Awards

Hardboiled private eye Leo Bloodworth and his self-appointed partner, fifteen-year-old Serendipity Dahlquist, are back in a wild and deadly new mystery that’s every bit as brilliant and memorable as SLEEPING DOG.

This time, Leo and Serendipity are on the trail of a teenage runaway and missing pair of sapphire earring, two seemingly separate, increasingly dangerous cases rife with gang members, designer drugs, killer birds, DIY plastic surgery…and a terrorist plot that could plunge sunny Southern California into a permanent nuclear winter.


Books by Dick Lochte

Sleeping Dog

Sleeping Dog

What happens when a hard-drinking, middle-aged PI teams up with a strong-willed 14-year-old searching for her lost dog? Find out in Dick Lochte’s suspense masterpiece – and one of the most acclaimed crime novels ever.

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Laughing Dog

Laughing Dog

Hardboiled private eye Leo Bloodworth and his teenage partner Serendipity Dahlquist are back in a wild and deadly new mystery you’re sure to love just as much as Dick Lochte’s award-winning thriller Sleeping Dog.

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Rappin’ Dog

Rappin’ Dog

A short story sequel to SLEEPING DOG and LAUGHING DOG. Big surprises await Serendipity Dahlquist and Leo Bloodworth when they're hired to protect rapper B.A. Dawg from death threats.

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Reviews For Laughing Dog

Laughing Dog 5.0

Deliciously humorous and touching moments that contrast sharply with the villains’ evil deeds

Publishers Weekly

Laughing Dog 5.0

Dancingly macabre, packed with perils, pungent with humor

The Sunday Times (London)

Laughing Dog 5.0

Sensational writing, mordant wit, an intricate crime puzzle...

Harlan Ellison

Laughing Dog 5.0

An intelligent, playful, knowledgeable writer...Lochte has a great gift for the grotesquerie

Los Angeles Times

Laughing Dog 5.0

A guaranteed delight. Written with fine style and wit, Dick Lochte’s Laughing Dog provides an intriguing plot and indelible characters

Ross Thomas