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Dogtown (Whitney Logan #1)

3.3  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Whitney Logan is a young attorney who can count her billable hours on one hand. Then she teams up with Lupe, a Chicana prostitute who makes up in street smarts what she lacks in Whitney's advanced degrees. Desperate to come up with the rent, Whitney can't afford to turn up her nose when a well-coiffed L.A. "housewife" offers her a thousand dollars to track down her missing ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 263 pages
Published April 1st 1992 by Penguin Books (first published 1991)
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Oct 20, 2016 Anca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A different take on LA noir

The characters definitely make this tale, spun in the streets of LA as the city and its denizens come alive - imperfect, most down and out but striving toward their dreams, whatever they may be and however unattainable. The writing isn't perfect but it's evocative, sincere and true - in all senses of the word. A good read. I look forward to reading the next one in the series.
May 07, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People living in Los Angeles
I first heard about this author from an article in Los Angeles Magazine last year. Her friends were trying to get one of her novels, written a decade or so ago, published posthumously. "Dogtown" is the first in the series of Whitney Logan mysteries. It's gritty and rather sad, and takes place in L.A., mostly East Hollywood. Written in the late '80s/early '90s when Hollywood was grotesque, filled with prostitutes, drugs, dirty nightclubs, etc., the filth comes off the pages in waves and you feel ...more
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Interesting book that was featured in publication that had me wanting to read... Umm
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Mercedes Lambert is Douglas Anne Munson.
Douglas Anne Munson is Mercedes Lambert.

Born in Crossville, Tennessee on February 17, 1948, Douglas Anne Munson's childhood was spent moving from town to town before her family finally settled in southern California in the 1960s. Douglas attended the University of New Mexico, where she majored in Latin American studies, and lived for a year in Ecuador. Afte
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