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PRAISE FOR BLUES IN THE NIGHT

“Mace is the real deal, a hardboiled, no-nonsense pro who knows how to handle himself, and yet is self-aware enough to know he has some serious chinks in his armor. But it's his snappy, sardonic Chandleresque take on La La Land-and the changes society and technology have gone through while he was in the joint-that really seal the deal. More please, Mr. Lochte.”

-- KEVIN BURTON SMITH in MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE

“Fast-paced and funny.”
-- KIRKUS REVIEW

“Tense, fast-moving crime novel from Nero Wolfe Award-winner Lochte… Tough, independent Mace is a wild card and one that Lochte should play again.”
-- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Dick Lochte has long been one of my favorite writers and this time out he's delivered a five star thriller that will stay with you for a long time after you close the covers."
-- ED GORMAN'S BLOG

"It's a twisty journey with surprises all along the way, and it's all told with zest and humor that kept me reading past the time when I usually turn off the lights. Lots of great L. A. local color, and colorful characters, too. You can't go wrong here."
-- BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
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THUNDROUS APPLAUSE FOR SLEEPING DOG
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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR!

"OUTCLASSES, IN MANY WAYS, THE TALES OF RAYMOND CHANDLER, ROSS MACDONALD AND OTHER RENOWNED CALIFORNIA MYSTERY WRITERS."
-- Publishers Weekly

"WHAT A TALE IT IS . . . funny, fresh, a winner."
-- Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

"ARRESTING ENTERTAINMENT . . . Balancing violence and humor is no easy feat. Yet Lochte has done it, and done it well."
-- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"FEW CAPTURE CALIFORNIA BETTER."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"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

"REAFFIRMS YOUR FAITH in girls and dogs and Sam Spade."
-- New York Daily News

"A DELIGHTFUL SCREWBALL MYSTERY . . . funny, witty, wonderful."
-- Sacramento Bee

"SLEEPING DOG IS FUNNY AND STRONG AND A JOY TO READ."
-- Robert B. Parker

"IF SERENDIPITY DAHLQUIST DOESN'T ROLLER-SKATE INTO YOUR HEART, you don't have one . . . Imagine a cross between The Maltese Falcon and The Catcher in the Rye."
-- Warren Murphy

"A DUO OF PRIVATE EYES AS WONKY AND OFFBEAT as the mind of Dick Lochte."
-- Harlan Ellison


PRAISE FOR LAUGHING DOG

“A GUARANTEED DELIGHT. Written with fine style and
wit, Dick Lochte’s LAUGHING DOG provides an
intriguing plot and indelible characters.
-- ROSS THOMAS

“WITH GREAT FLAIR and a deft comic touch, Dick Lochte
has created something new under the L.A. sun.
-- LOS ANGELES HERALD-EXAMINER

“Surpasses the already brilliant SLEEPING DOG. Long
live Dick Lochte’s menagerie.”
-- ROGER L. SIMON

“SENSATIONAL WRITING, mordant wit, an intricate crime
puzzle, and a duo of private eyes as wonky and
offbeat as the mind of Dick Lochte.”
-- HARLAN ELLISON

“INTELLIGENT, PLAYFUL, KNOWLEDGEABLE ... Lochte has a
great gift for the grotesquerie.”
-- JOSEPH HANSEN in THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“DELICIOUSLY HUMOROUS and touching moments that
contrast sharply with the evil deeds of villains
whose aliases – George Kerby, Roger Thornhill, etc. –
offer clues to movie buffs.”
-- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

RAVE REVIEWS FOR BLUE BAYOU

“Memorable …Compelling.”

-- Los Angeles Times

“GRITTY … RICH … Add a new name to the top-shelf writers Using New Orleans as their home base: Dick Lochte … BLUE BAYOU has the same kind of imagination as prime Elmore Leonard and even vintage Richard Condon.”
-- Chicago Tribune

“A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE OF THE BIG EASY … Lochte is a superb writer. In BLUE BAYOU he is at his best.”

-- John Lutz

“More fun than a front-row seat at Mardi Gras.”
-- The Denver Post

PRAISE FOR THE NEON SMILE

"The Neon Smile is as colorful and entertaining as any police thriller ever inspired by the fascinating and fantastical Big Easy. This big story would make a great miniseries."

-- JOSEPH WAMBAUGH

"I couldn't put The Neon Smile down! Terry Manion grabbed me on page one and pulled me deeper and tighter with every passing line! Dick Lochte is an artist; the book is literate, intelligent, funny, loving and a helluva good read. I'm from Louisiana, and I can tell you for a fact that no one evokes the feel and atmosphere of that humid, gaudy place and its people better than Lochte. Do I sound like a Dick Lochte fan? Bet your ass I am."
-- ROBERT CRAIS

"Dick Lochte is a superb craftsman and the mystery serves him well. The Neon Smile, with its tantalizing blend of past and present, is Dick Lochte at his best. Well done."
-- SUE GRAFTON

"The Neon Smile is Dick Lochte's magnum opus, rich with so many winning elements -- multigenerational, political and financial corruption, police procedure, psychopathic murder, and a wonderfully perverse New Orleans atmosphere. Lochte pulls it all together flawlessly."
-- JONATHAN KELLERMAN

"Dick Lochte's long hard stare at that old bawd New Orleans reveals an intriguing mystery that spans two generations. Extremely well written and cunningly plotted, The Neon Smile is quality stuff."
-- ROSS THOMAS

"I'm mad for The Neon Smile. Dick Lochte does things with the private eye novel most writers never even thought about. A wonderful, twisty tale with an insider's view of New Orleans and characters you just can't get out of your head."
-- JULIE SMITH

"Lochte more than doubles the cerebral challenges and literary pleasures in this second appearance of New Orleans PI Terry Manion . . . Over a dozen richly drawn characters populate this story -- from a madam-turned-PI to a black artist who renders Mona Lisa in neon -- all set against the grotesque and corrupt backdrops of 1965 and 1995 New Orleans. Chockful of dark humor, wordplay and subtle clues, the novel is rich enough to reward multiple readings."
-- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

"Ingeniously structured and plotted . . . (Lochte) returns to New Orleans and captures it to the last levee-sided beignet at dawn. In fact, Lochte has become one of the city's prime delineators."

-- LOS ANGELES TIMES

 


 
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