Shocking surprises await SLEEPING DOG heroes Serendipity Dahlquist and Leo Bloodworth when they're hired to protect rapper B.A. Dawg from death threats.
Dick Lochte is the author of about 15 books in total. His debut in 1985 was SLEEPING DOG which introduced investigator Leo Bloodworth as well as his teenage helper Serendipity Dahlquist. This was followed in 1988 with LAUGHING DOG. Both have been re-published by Brash Books in the past few months.
RAPPIN’ DOG is a recently penned short story which introduced both main protagonists to me. Bloodworth is hired by a high profile rapper after receiving some death threats. Bloodworth tries to advise him he would be better off in the hands of the police, but our rapper doesn’t like the cops.
Having had run-ins in the past with a former employee, we already have a likely suspect (or fall guy).
A fair few twists and turns along the way before we arrive at a resolution. Our B.A. Dawg dude is kind of past caring by this point. Neat resolution and credit to the author, I missed the subtle pointer towards our guilty party.
Interesting enough and definitely a pair of sleuths I will want to read more about.
20-odd pages long, but good enough to keep the scoreboard ticking over!
4 from 5
Dick Lochte has his website here.
A freebie short story courtesy of Brash Books.
Col - Just the title got my attention. This sounds like a solid story, too. Hmm...could be a new author for me to 'meet.'ReplyDelete
Glad to find something of interest for you Margot!Delete
I would like to try Sleeping Dog sometime. I thought maybe I had a copy of it... but not yet.ReplyDelete
Tracy, no problem - book sale later in the year then!Delete
I read the first of these books when it first came out, and absolutely loved it, I've always meant to find out if there were more in the series - thanks for giving me a push.ReplyDelete
Wow, glad to find you are already familiar with author and characters. I had never really heard of him, before Brash re-published.Delete
A new series for me as well, Col, but I'll have to keep it down for now.ReplyDelete
Prashant, no problem. They will still be waiting for you in the future!Delete