Lucky Dog and Other Tales of Murder

A collection of nine of Dick's short stories, including Lucky Dog, Rappin' Dog and Mad Dog (featuring series characters Leo Bloodworth and Serendipity Dahlquist), Get the Message (featuring Terry Manion), Murder at the Mardi Gras and A Murder of Import (featuring J.J. Legendre) and Sad-Eyed Blonde, Vampire Dreams and A Tough
Case to Figure.

"These wonderful short stories remind us of how subtle and incisive a writer Lochte is; he can create a credible character with a few strokes and then proceed to tickle and dazzle us into believing we've known this person all our lives." -- The Chicago Tribune

Orange County Noir
, edited by Gary Phillips

Dick's story, The Movie Game, finds a late night cab driver in Laguna Niguel trying to keep his beautiful blonde passenger safe from two carloads of syndicate killers.

Hollywood and Crime
, edited by Robert Randisi

In Dick's Devil Dog, private detective Leo Bloodworth starts out looking for evidence of demonic
possession in Los Angeles and winds up tracking down caviar smugglers and a murderer.

A Prisoner of Memory
, edited by Ed Gorman & Martin H. Greenberg

Dick's story Devil Dog was selected as one of the Year's 25 best crime and mystery

Murder Most Feline
, edited by Ed Gorman, Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff

Dick's short tale Catnip features New Orleans prosecuting attorney Billy Quinlan and his wife Jenny, a former cat burglar. Billy's trying his first murder case and Jenny decides to fall back on her old skills to help.

Creature Cozies
, edited by Jill M. Morgan

In this collection of stories with pets, Dick's Diamond Dog follows Leo Bloodworth and Serendipity
Dahlquist as they search for the murderer of a mean-spirited noir novelist named Diamond Jack Barker who has tried to steal an animal shelter dog Serendipity had picked for Leo's birthday gift.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2004
, edited by Nelson DeMille

Dick's story about the aftermath of a bank robbery, Low Tide, originally appeared in the collection Flesh and Blood: Guilty as Sin, edited by Max Allan Collins and Jeff Gelb.

Opening Shots: Volume Two
, edited by Lawrence Block

Included is Medford & Son, Dick's first short story, about a spy with a very limited future. It appeared originally in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe
, edited by Byron Preiss

As part of Chandler's centennial celebration, Dick was one of twenty-five authors asked to write an original story featuring private detective Philip Marlowe. Set in 1940, Sad-Eyed Blonde is a sequel to Chandler's story Goldfish.
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