Sleeping Dog

Sleeping Dog by Dick Lochte

A New York Times Book of the Year, Nero Wolfe Award Winner, Edgar Award Finalist, Shamus Award Finalist, 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.


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 Sleeping Dog

Sleeping Dog 5.0

What a tale it is . . . funny, fresh, a winner

Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

Sleeping Dog 5.0

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

Publishers Weekly

Sleeping Dog 5.0

Arresting entertainment . . . Balancing violence and humor is no easy feat. Yet Lochte has done it, and done it well

Los Angeles Times Book Review

Sleeping Dog 5.0

Few capture California better

Kirkus Reviews

Sleeping Dog 5.0

A first novel that is original, that moves alertly along; that has considerable charm as well as action; that has believable characters and elegant writing; that has moments of high humor and some black humor

New York Times Book Review