Name that book: a detective novel in Los Angeles
March 27, 2014 7:41 AM Subscribe
Help me remember the title of this book?
posted by Cwell to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I read a book a few years ago -- can't remember the name or author. It was a detective novel set in Los Angeles in the 1960s. A father hires a private eye to investigate his daughter's brooding artist fiance. The couple lives in a beach house and a recurring clue has something to do with a roving band of surfers who travel in a station wagon (?). I believe, in the end, the father turns out to be the "bad guy."
It could be Raymond Chandler, but I've googled with all my keywords and no titles ring a bell.