VIDEO: This author takes us to the places in Long Beach where his homicide novels unfold • Long Beach Post

Tyler Dilts’ four Long Beach Homicide novels are excellent police procedurals that are liberally adorned with real Long Beach locations.

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The books (“A King of Infinite Space,” “The Pain Scale,” “A Cold and Broken Hallelujah,” and “Come Twilight”) feature LBPD’s Danny Beckett and make for great reading for Long Beachers, who can follow Beckett through Belmont Heights, around Rainbow Harbor, stopping for the Rancher omelet at Potholder Too, perusing the stacks at the Mark Twain Neighborhood Library and picking a few things up at La Bodega Market No. 4.

Dilts’ latest book is a stand-alone mystery. Though his Danny Beckett is in it a bit, “Mercy Dogs” has as its central characters Ben Shepard, a retired Long Beach Police officer who is taking care of his father who is suffering from dementia.

Dilts recently took Long Beach Post columnist Tim Grobaty and videographer Thomas Cordova on a tour of where his novels are set.

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