dare say a more unique pair of detectives
has yet to be written. The books are lively,
meaningful and most of all, they ring true....In
a review Carolyn See wrote in the Los
Angeles Times; “Who says an entertaining,
charming, unpretentious detective story
can’t be . . . an authentic agent
of social change? Without ever making a
big deal of it, the author takes on dozens
of issues that define our weird metropolis.”
She was writing about Dogtown but
the sentiment and appreciation certainly
would apply to every book Douglas Anne Munson
wrote. See ended her glowing review by saying
she hoped to learn more about the characters
of Whitney Logan and Lupe Ramos in books
to come. She was right in hoping for that.
For these characters, one book was not enough.
Now we have three and I still feel shorted.
After this I will miss Whitney and Lupe
and the strange, wonderful people they encounter.
I will miss them for a long, long time."
Edgar Award winning national bestselling
author of Harry Bosch series (from his Appreciation).
Ghosttown, Mercedes Lambert has
become the female Raymond Chandler, with
two of the most fascinating characters in
recent memory, Whitney Logan and Lupe Ramos,
ex-hooker turned wily sleuth. The two women
roam the toughest entrails of modern-day
Los Angeles, a dangerous territory of shady
dealings, lethal secrets, and murder."
–John Rechy, bestselling
author of City of Night, Bodies and
Souls, The Coming of the Night, The Adventures
of Lyle Clemens.
has everything that a great mystery, and
a great writer has to offer-- two gritty,
sexual, poignant female protagonists; an
American Indian sub culture of Los Angeles
rarely written about in a contemporary times;
murder; and the edgy balance between the
spirituality of the old world and the desperate
reality of the new. Mercedes Lambert (aka
Douglas Munson) writes with a twisted beauty
of a city filled with Indian ghosts, Hollywood
ghosts, and our own personal ghosts.”
–Melodie Johnson Howe,
author of The Mother Shadow, Beauty
Dies, and Edgar nominee.
been a Mercedes Lambert fangirl for years
and am thrilled that Ghosttown,
the concluding novel in her Dogtown trilogy, is finally seeing the light of
day. Lambert's Los Angeles is a wickedly
funny, noir, edgy, grifty, politically incorrect
Ellis Island West where Crash meets Day of the Locust with a little
David Lynch thrown in. Lambert is a natural
writer with a unique ear for LA argot, neighborhoods
and characters. Anyone who loves contemporary
noir and dark crime fiction should read
the Dogtown Trilogy. You owe it
to yourself." –Denise
Hamilton, national bestselling
author of Prisoner of Memory and
author of the Eve Diamond series.
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"GHOSTTOWN is a noir masterpiece. One of the most evocative
L.A. crime novels ever written."
-Jonathan Kellerman, Edgar
Award winning national bestselling author
of Alex Delaware series.
Lamberts long-lost masterpiece...Ghosttown
is the best book in the series. It shouldn't
have been her last...Lambert's research
is impressive, but more stunning is her
mastery of high drama...few other novels
have caught L.A.'s bipolar essence so well."
-Los Angeles magazine
is tough and real and entertaining. The
author writes with an energy and honesty
that make for a novel you won’t want
to stop reading. Unblinking, uncompromising,
and full throttle. Begin on page one and
hold tight.” –John Lutz
has published over 35 novels and approximately
250 short stories and articles. He is a
past president of both the Mystery Writers
of America and Private Eye Writers of America.
Mr. Lutz has received the MWA Edgar Award
and the PWA Shamus and Life Achievement
awards. His latest suspense novel is Fear
again, Mercedes Lambert expertly mines a
rich cultural vein lying just beneath the
gritty, sunbaked surface of streetwise L.A."
–John De Cure, author
of Reef Dance and Bluebird
fine addition to the hard-boiled genre....Munson/
Lambert has an exceptional gift for bringing
readers into the realities of her characters
and their streets." The Denver