Sleeping Dog

Sleeping Dog 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 brig

  • Title: Sleeping Dog
  • Author: Dick Lochte
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  • Page: 404
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 SThis 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.

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    1. Precocious doesn’t begin to describe fourteen-and-a-half year-old Serendipity Dahlquist who’s wise well beyond her years. Neither of her parents is in the picture and so Serendipity, or Sarah, lives in L.A. with her grandmother, a famous day-time television soap opera star. Sarah’s treasured companion is her dog, Groucho, a bullterrier that was a gift from Sarah’s late father thirteen years earlier, before he went off to meet his fate in the Vietnam War.Sarah is devastated when she retur [...]

    2. Meet one of the most offbeat detective teams you’ll ever meet – a sharp 14 year old girl looking for her missing dog and a world weary LA former cop turned private eye – as they try to unravel a string of knife and garroting killings up and down California – killings that seem to follow them wherever they go.Along the way, they run into organized dog fights; the girl’s mom who abandoned her years ago and left her in care of her soap actress grandmother; the local mafia; violent, but du [...]

    3. Excellent book! I am so glad I found it. I had read one of the author's short stories in "The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries" and the blurb about the author enticed me to read his first novel. I look forward to the other novels in the series. I liked the stucture of the book in the way that Leo and Serendipity alternated narrating the chapters. It provided their differences in the perspective of the events that occurred. A thoroughly satisfying read.

    4. What I liked best about this bookI loved the characters I could picture every one of them in my mind they are so real. Serendipity; a typical 14 year old, going on 20 something. She is the most adorable pain in the butt child and as sharp as a knife. Leo Bloodworth; a middle aged bumbling P.I. is no fool. Grandma an actress in a soap, Edith Van Dine, a great lady with sense of drama around her. And of course the cast of many others in this plot. Cleverly narrated through the points of view of th [...]

    5. The success of self-publishing meant that books no longer have an expiration date. Authors have a chance of rescuing their out-of-print books and giving them a chance to find a new audience. But should they? In the case of Dick Lochte’s “Sleeping Dog” (Brash Books), the answer is definitely yes. The slightly skewed story of a world-weary Los Angeles P.I. helping a precocious girl find her missing dog reads as fresh as when it was released in 1985. In the pantheon of L.A. detectives, put Le [...]

    6. Sleeping Dog, a crime novel first published in the '80's, introduces a precocious and persistent teen, a jaded detective who disdains kids in general, and tells how they become an effective crime fighting team in spite of the awkwardness and miscommunication that ensues when they meet. Author Dick Lochte uses the Same Story/Separate Perspectives technique to tell the whole story as it unfolds.Serendipity Renn Dahlquist lives with her grandmother, a key cast member of a popular soap opera. Her da [...]

    7. Serendipity Dahlquist, who earned her name at birth in the late 60s, opens this story as a fourteen year old in the early 80s. Her dog, the one given her as an infant by the father who perished in Vietnam, is missing. At the suggestion of a Los Angeles police officer whom Serendipity thinks is not giving the problem due attention, she turns to detective Leo Bloodworth, whose office is in a seedy area, and Leo and Serendipity meet when a thug assaults Leo upon his getting to the office where Sere [...]

    8. I think dogfighting is so barbaric that I nearly quit reading SLEEPING DOG by Dick Lochte. But, the story was so good it kept me going; instead, the volume of my daily reading reduced drastically.There’s a very old-fashioned feel to the story—I kept expecting Humphrey Bogart to appear. The good guys are repeatedly attacked and beaten up, for what seems like slight reason. And there are plenty of horrible deaths.Not my kind of story, you would say.The ingeniousness of SLEEPING DOG comes from [...]

    9. Hilarious mystery featuring a unique odd couple of protagonistsLeo and Serendipity are marvelously original characters involved in a very complicated mystery perhaps a bit too complicatedbut the characters are so interesting that the plot barely matters.

    10. I did not the subject matter. A 14 year old girl should not be exposed to such violence and immorality. It is supposed to be humorous but I found it disgusting.

    11. What I liked best about this bookI loved the characters I could picture every one of them in my mind they are so real. Serendipity; a typical 14 year old, going on 20 something. She is the most adorable pain in the butt child and as sharp as a knife. Leo Bloodworth; a middle aged bumbling P.I. is no fool. Grandma an actress in a soap, Edith Van Dine, a great lady with sense of drama around her. And of course the cast of many others in this plot. Cleverly narrated through the points of view of th [...]

    12. My initial impression of this book was very mixed as the chapters are written in different voices - often giving differing viewpoints of the same situation or incident. But around 4 or 5 chapters in, the book really clicked and the different voices gelled into one story for me and I started to understand the voices and their views on life.The dog of the title doesn’t sleep as much as be a background to the story, so the title doesn’t really tell you much about the book, but the dog certainly [...]

    13. More twists and turns than a drive along the Mohawk Trail. With a precocious teenager displaying the wit and subtle sarcasm of a seasoned stand-up comic. This whodunit thriller leads the reader through big cities and rural villages in quest for who? Even they do not know who they are chasing but during the entire chase they are being chased, and they do not know who is chasing them. Sound like a dog chasing his tail? As the author explains in the end notes this is a book written some few years a [...]

    14. Fourteen-year-old Serendipity Dahlquist wants to ask middle-aged LA private eye Leo Bloodworth to find her stolen dog and happens to arrive at his office just in time to see some suspicious characters leaving. It turns out they’ve left Bloodworth’s officemate dead.Refusing to be given the brushoff, she instead teams up with Leo to solve her case and the “partner’s” murder, with help from those two classic sources: a friend in the police department and a reporter. Along the way, she sav [...]

    15. Flavia de Luce move over! Dick Lochte's lively neo-noir novel from the 80's features a rugged middle-aged private eye that inadvertently teams up with a precocious teenager who adds both spice and complexity to his attempts to find her missing dog and resolve his office-mate's murder.I loved every minute of this fast-paced mystery, and for me it read more like The Odd Couple, or a buddy story. The unlikely pairing was both tender and funny and their head-butting never grew tired for me.The story [...]

    16. Most of you would probably rate this novel a three. I really enjoyed this unusual detective story written in 1985 and alternately told by a precocious 14 year old girl and a seemingly (he was really pretty sharp; but he had human foibles) bumbling private detective. I especially loved the gutsy, calls-it-like-it-is girl. The story takes place in various parts of CA so Californians might especially enjoy visiting Weed, LA and other places in between. The story is totally creative and seems unreal [...]

    17. This is a very well written book, written from both perspectives of the two lead characters, which I found particularly interesting - seeing the same scene from two vastly different viewpoints. I really liked the way the author uses his characters to give different viewpoints (even on issues as controversial as dog fighting) such as a maligned friend's come-back. Its a mix of hilarious and sweet, and Serendipity is an amazing character. Definitely recommend this - mystery and comedy.

    18. Not bad, but the dogfighting aspect (while not gone into in great detail nor too much of the book) was ugly and unpleasant. It didn't rise to a condemnation or expose, however. The girl's reaction to the death of her pet was oddly complacent, and it didn't make a lot of sense, given the relationship to the girl, for the dog to be killed. The coincidences and the likelihood that the scam would be realized and carried out so long stretch the bounds of belief.

    19. Fun, first-rate mystery with two great characters and a neat narrative twist. The story is told alternately by Leo Bloodworth,a heavyset, bumbling middleaged detective and a teenage girl named Serendipity. the two are allies in a fight with organized crime and are in many scenes together, which are told alternately from both points of view. It is an interesting way to unfold a mystery and I like the book a lot.

    20. A brilliant interaction between a young teen and a middle-aged cynic continues through murders, kidnapping, strange encounters, and a suspense that stays right up to the end. This book is about damaged people and their world. Its beauty lies in the way characters are portrayed and the humanity of everyone involved. Descriptions are at a minimum, but provide all that is needed for an exciting and entertaining read. I read it in one day because I was not able to put it down once I began reading.

    21. Dogs don't lie, Orangemen do.I read this mystery many years ago and then here on Kindle as an antidote to the 2016 election. My reactions are that the author is very good at portraying the remarkable relation ship of a savvy preteen and harried detective so well that I did not know the villains till the very end. Parental neglect is not portrayed with a heavy hand. And the denouement is clever. I have other books in this series to read.

    22. Full disclosure: I got a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.The book is fun to read. Told from two points of view in alternating chapters, it's a mystery of a disappeared dog that turns into a multiple murder mystery. Serendipity is a precocious high school freshman and Bloodworth is a private detective in his late forties.

    23. I am a big Dick Lochte fan. I have read a couple of his books but this one I enjoyed the most. Wonderful story written at times by the hard bitten PI and sometimes by the precocious teenager. A wonderful sense of humour is evident throughout. Some of the pejoratives I am sure would not be used today but this story was written in 1985.

    24. Re-read of a favorite from 30 years ago. Fourteen-year-old Serendipity hire PI Leo Bloodworth to find her missing dog. The conceit is that each has written a book about their adventures and submitted the books to the same publisher. The published book alternates point-of-view between the two.This is a good L.A. based private eye book with good action and interesting characters.

    25. I picked this up on the street for $1 knowing nothing about Dick Lochte, based on the glowing blurbs on the cover referencing Ross Macdonald, Hammett & Chandler. I wasn't expecting much, but was quickly won over by Lochte's remarkably inventive and winning style. It's been a long time since I devoured a book so quickly; this is a page turner! Highly recommended.

    26. While the plot was a bit convoluted and somewhat darker than I expected the lead characters (a fourteen year old girl and a veteran PI) made this a real page-turner. I especially enjoyed the alternating narration by chapter employed by the author.

    27. This would have been a solid 3 stars if homophobia hadn't reared its ugly, backward head a couple too many times. Maybe the author was trying to show that the narrators are fallible, but they became a little too fallible for me.

    28. Fun, amusing, raucous and sassy. This book doesn't require you to do much else other than pay attention to the action. It's a murder mystery of sorts but it's also light amusement. Yes, that's an odd combination but then that's why I stuck with this 'til the very end.

    29. Fun crime novel with two narrators--a stereotypical, hard-nosed PI and 14-year-old girl. Won a bunch of prizes in the mid-80s--now it's back in a reprint edition

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