Near fine in near fine DJ. Publisher's review slip laid in. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR at the 2003 Santa Barbara Festival of Books. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: 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
From the Inside Flap:
When teen Serendipity Dahlquist’s dog is snatched, she’s determined not to lose her hold on this one memento of her dead father. Brushing off her soap star grandmother, she skates across town to hire Leo “the Hound” Bloodworth to find Groucho. The crusty PI seems already to have stepped into some caca through his slimy partner. Each hot in pursuit of a personal agenda, Serendipity and Leo then cruise past the girl’s appalling family, the Mexican mafia, some ancient history, some modern mayhem, and what can only be the Hollywood/Los Angeles culture, to a surprise convergence.
For a first novel, Sleeping Dog not only braves a risky concept, it displays rare control. The idea of a detecting team is as old as the genre. What author Dick Lochte does is play with the form by having each detective—the aging private eye, the precocious teen—tell the tale. Each has written a book about the case and rushed to publication, leaving the savvy house acquiring both manuscripts to combine them in a single volume. The reader gains all the fun of seeing the case from different, often contradictory, perspectives. It’s even better when the author salts the situational humor with riffs on the genre, welcoming the reader as a savvy partner in the joke.
Leo to Serendipity: “That happens when you’ve been dead awhile. Rictus. Some writer called it ‘the ivory grin’ which may be a little melodramatic but says it all.”
Credit Dick Lochte’s brilliant characterizations as well as knowing LA inside out for the Sleeping Dog’s critical success. Published in 1985, it won the Nero Wolfe Award and was nominated for the Edgar, the Shamus, and the Anthony Awards. In 1999, the Independent Mystery Booksellers’s named it one of their 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century. Poisoned Pen Press will republish the only sequel, Laughing Dog.
Título: Sleeping Dog (SIGNED)
Editorial: Arbor, New York 1985
Año de publicación: 1985
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: 1st edition, 1st printing.
Descripción Arbor House, 1985. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP92748691
Descripción Arbor House, 1985. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP96068831
Descripción New York: Arbor House, 1985, New York, 1985. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Good/No Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ISBN:0-87795-738-X. This hardcover detective mystery has no dustjacket but is in excellent condition with little wear. The buckskin and creme colored hardcovers have very little wear and look great. The spine has copper lettering and looks great, tight with little wear. The pages are white with little wear and no marks. 273 pages. Great story! CHEAP SHIPPING MEDIA MAIL!. Nº de ref. de la librería 004077
Descripción Arbor House. Paperback. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2779133685
Descripción Arbor House. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 087795738X Very Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Nº de ref. de la librería Z087795738XZ2
Descripción Arbor House Pub Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1985. H Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. F First Edition. New York, New York, U.S.A.: Arbor House Pub Co. 1985. F First Edition. H Hardcover. Very Good. Hint of dust soiling to top of page edges. Nº de ref. de la librería 00506714
Descripción Arbor House, 1985. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Includes dust jacket. First Edition. First Edition / First Printing as identified with "1" in the full number line. Unclipped Dj with mild shelfware. Not an ex-library or remainder copy. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001094100
Descripción Arbor House, NY, 1985. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 85185
Descripción Arbor House, 1985. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 087795738X-2-4
Descripción Arbor House, New York, 1985. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Rafal Oblinski dj Ilustrador. 1st Edition. NOT ex-library. Brown tweed spine w/ cream bds. Unchipped dust jacket. No names, clean text. Solid 11711 shelf. Nº de ref. de la librería 044503