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Exploit of Death (Lieutenant Luis Mendoza #34)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  3 reviews

September is the worst month for heat in Southern California, and LAPD lieutenant Luis Mendoza is feeling the burn as the sweltering temperatures raise tempers and violence.

Heading the list is the bizarre murder of a young French girl - which eventually leads Mendoza to Paris. An old man smothered in his hospital bed; a polite holdup artist nicknamed Baby Face; a Hollywo

Mass Market Paperback, 221 pages
Published 1990 by Worldwide Library (first published 1983)
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Donna Jo Atwood
I love Del Shannon's Luis Mendoza mysteries. I'm sure I read this one years ago, but it's been so long I'd forgotten most of it. I like how the detectives are always stretched to cover a multitude of cases in every book. It does make it a little confusing sometimes to remember exactly which victim of which crime is being spoken of, but it also makes it more realistic.
The main mystery here involves a misidentified corpse of a young girl. Mendoza and his wife had met her only a few days before and
Fredrick Danysh
Lt. Luis Mendoza of the LAPD breaks a cardinal rule of police work and becomes emotional involved with the death of a young French woman that he and his wife met on a trip to France. Other murders also grab his attention.
Jun 30, 2008 S rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Luis Mendoza looks down at the corpse and knows that she is not who they say she is. And he's going to prove it.

An enjoyable police procedural starring the LAPD Homicide division.
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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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