It's the Swinging Sixties and Harry Trauble is ready for some California Dreamin'. He's young, single, living at a cool beach-side pad and working in Hollywood at Ogle, the nation's second most popular magazine for men. So what if the Vietnam Conflict is heating up and Watts is a racial powder key about to blow? At Ogle, with its beautiful people, amusing eccentrics and sexual freedom, it's nothing but fun and games. Unless you're worried about a company executive being crushed by a giant statue of the magazine' s jaunty frog logo . . . or the strangled corpse left in the back seat of Harry's car . . . or the dark and sinister plan that's placed the employees of Ogle on the hit list of a very efficient assassin.
This book was previously published under the title Croaked!
PRAISE FOR THE BODY IN THE BACK SEAT"A splashy, sexy, swingin' adventure. Lochte delivers plenty of surprises and a lot of laughs along the way." Booklist
"A giddy romp." Kirkus Reviews
"Tongue-in-cheek, the 6Os social satire rolls out in a smooth, droll fashion that would make the late, great Richard S. Prather proud." Mystery Scene
"Memorable, quirky characters that are fun and entertaining." CrimeSpree Magazine