Dick Lochte

Dick Lochte

The Nero Wolfe Award Winner, Shamus Award Nominee, Edgar Award Nominee

Author of a New York Times  Book of the Year, author of one of the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century chosen by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

Dick Lochte burst onto the crime-writing scene with Sleeping Dog and has continued to take the genre by storm ever since, becoming a Los Angeles Times bestselling author of 10 books of crime fiction and earning the highest honors a writer can attain in the mystery genre.

Sleeping Dog chronicles the adventures of a precocious 14-year-old girl and a weary Los Angeles private detective as they search for the girl’s mother across California. It has become one of the most acclaimed crime novels ever. Lochte’s detective masterpiece was nominated for the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony Awards and took home the Nero Wolfe Award. It was also named a New York Times a “Notable Book of the Year” and was selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers of America as one of the 100 Most Popular Mystery Novels of the Century. Fans and critics alike were equally excited and impressed by the thrilling sequel, Laughing Dog. Both novels are published by Brash Books, along with his terrific short story Rappin’ Dog.

Lochte’s many other popular crime novels, including his Terry Manion series and his Billy Blessing mysteries written with Al Roker, are every bit as masterful. His novel Blue In the Night was named one of the top five crime novels of the year by the Private Eye Writers of America.

He’s not just a crime fiction author, either. Lochte is also a successful screenwriter, penning scripts for actors like Jodie Foster and Roger Moore, and he is a highly respected mystery critic and historian, whose many reviews and commentaries have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Mystery Scene, and other publications. Be sure to look for his insightful commentary and reviews on the Brash Books blog.

Books by Dick Lochte

The Body in the Back Seat – Coming Soon

The Body in the Back Seat - Coming Soon

It's the 1960s...and a writer for a wild men's magazine is finds himself entangled in mystery and murder in this irreverent, tricky whodunit.

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Blues in the Night

Blues in the Night

A hard-boiled, Shamus Award-nominated novel of redemption, a lightning-fast thrill ride, a witty whodunit and an edgy, no-holds-barred love story that reads like a modern day "Maltese Falcon" on steroids...by one of the most acclaimed and admired writers in crime fiction.

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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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Reviews For Dick Lochte

“Dick Lochte is Writing a Mystery Novel” — The Story Behind SLEEPING DOG 5.0

Dick Lochte is a superb craftsman

Sue Grafton

“Dick Lochte is Writing a Mystery Novel” — The Story Behind SLEEPING DOG 5.0

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

Los Angeles Times

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