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The Ringer (Lieutenant Luis Mendoza #20)

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Mendoza investigates a series of apparently motiveless female homicides in which the victims are beaten to death, but not raped or robbed. Also, one of Mendoza's cops is accused of heading a stolen-car ring.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 30th 1972 by Gollancz
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This is one of my favorite stories in the Luis Mendoza LAPD Homicide series by Dell Shannon. In this police procedural, among the many cases the department has to work, the most worrisome is the investigation of Detective Tom Landers by Internal Affairs. Tom has been identified as a ringleader of a car theft gang and the men in Homicide are supposed to stay out of the investigation. It's the persistence of female Police Records Clerk, Phil O'Neill, who Tom has dated a few times, that cracks open ...more
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Pseudonym of Elizabeth Linington.

Barbara "Elizabeth" Linington (March 11, 1921–April 5, 1988) was a prolific American novelist. She was awarded runner-up scrolls for best first mystery novel from the Mystery Writers of America for her 1960 novel, Case Pending, which introduced her most popular series character, LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Luis Mendoza. Her 1961 tome, Nightmare, and her 1962 novel, Kn
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