. A darkly comedic new Orleans primer--with the food, music and heat interrupted by bullets. Kirkus. Dick lochte, casts a dark eye on the big Easy in this fast-moving tale of crime, sex, whose debut mystery won the Nero Wolfe Award, and revenge. Legendre's death is a suicide. Compelling. Los angeles Times.
The Neon Smile Terry Manion Mystery Book 2#ad - I couldn't put it down. Jonathan kellerman"Over a dozen richly drawn characters. Terrymanion grabbed me on page one and pulled me beeper and tighter with every passing line! Dick Lochte is an artist, intelligent, funny, the book is literate, loving and a helluva good read. Robert crais"Dick Lochte is a superb craftsman.
Lochte does things with the private eye novel most writers never even thought about. Julie smith"the neon smile is Dick Lochte's magnum opus. The neon smile, with its tantalizing blend of past and present, is Lochte at his best. Sue grafton"i'm mad for THE NEON SMILE. The neon smile is as colorful and entertaining as any police thriller ever inspired by The Big Easy.
The Neon Smile Terry Manion Mystery Book 2 #ad - Joseph wambaugh"i couldn't put THE NEON SMILE down. Chockful of dark humor, wordplay and subtle clues, the novel is rich enough to reward multiple readings. Publisher's Weekly Starred Review.
Diamond Dog A Leo and Serendipity MysteryLaughing Dog Ent. #ad - Leo bloodworth and serendipity dahlquist, have to find the killer of crime novelist Diamond Jack Barker before their friend, the heroes of SLEEPING DOG and LAUGHING DOG, Lt. Rudy cugat, goes on trial for the crime.
Rappin' Dog: A Leo and Serendipity Mystery A Leo and Serendipity Mystery Book 3Brash Books #ad - Dawg from death threats. Shocking surprises await sleeping dOG heroes Serendipity Dahlquist and Leo Bloodworth when they're hired to protect rapper B. A.
MAD DOG: A Leo Bloodworth Mini-Mystery#ad - Los angeles private detective leo bloodworth and several others are tricked into spending Christmas Eve as panelists on a popular nighttime radio show, dissecting a thirty-year-old murder in which each of them played a part. As long-hidden facts begin to surface, it appears one of them may be a vicious killer.
Laughing Dog: A Leo and Serendipity Mystery A Leo and Serendipity Mystery Book 2Brash Books #ad - Laughing dog“sensational writing, mordant wit, an intricate crime puzzle. Harlan ellisonhardboiled private eye leo bloodworth and his self-appointed partner, and a finalist for the Edgar, a New York Times Book of the Year, are back in a wild and deadly new mystery that’s every bit as brilliant and memorable as SLEEPING DOG, a Nero Wolfe Award winner, fifteen-year-old Serendipity Dahlquist, Shamus and Anthony Awards.
Dancingly macabre, packed with perils, pungent with humor. The sunday times londonthis time, killer birds, two seemingly separate, leo and Serendipity are on the trail of a teenage runaway and missing pair of sapphire earring, increasingly dangerous cases rife with gang members, designer drugs, DIY plastic surgery…and a terrorist plot that could plunge sunny Southern California into a permanent nuclear winter.
Laughing Dog: A Leo and Serendipity Mystery A Leo and Serendipity Mystery Book 2 #ad - An intelligent, playful, knowledgeable writer… Lochte has a great gift for the grotesquerie. Los angeles Times“Deliciously humorous and touching. Publishers Weekly.
Palm Beach Nasty Charlie Crawford Palm Beach Mysteries Book 1Tribeca Press #ad - After months of petty crimes, he's first on scene to find a man hanging from a banyan tree. Add to the mix a sultry real estate broker who knows where all the bodies are buried, a gorgeous forensic cop often one step ahead of Crawford, a Mutt and Jeff combo of stone cold killers and you've got Palm Beach Nasty.
Taut and efficient, "it's a pleasure to watch craftsmen at work, and added, " Booklist said, and that describes the author as well as the cops. ". Prime suspects are a hedge-fund billionaire with a thing for young girls and a bartender with a sketchy past and a ten-out-of-ten creep factor. For fans of carl hiaasen, and stuart woods comes tom turner's "entertaining debut" Publishers Weekly set in glitzy Palm Beach, Elmore Leonard, FL―where the residents are as treacherous as they are rich.
Palm Beach Nasty Charlie Crawford Palm Beach Mysteries Book 1 #ad - Burned out by high-profile murders in new york and his love life splashed all over Page Six, homicide cop Charlie Crawford heads south and signs on with the Palm Beach PD. Turner's palm beach is a blend of desperate criminals, merciless billionaires and surprising heroes, social climbers, " said Publishers Weekly.
Right in the middle of it all is crawford's girlfriend, a beautiful, conniving gallery owner, ready to do whatever it takes to move up a bracket or two.