Got started on this last night. It's unputdownable, and unlike some mysteries of the era maybe even more relevant in our #MeToo moment. My second Dorothy B. Hughes - I'll be hunting down the rest of her novels.
Perfect noir, set in 1947 Los Angeles. The main character, Dix, starts out the story stalking a girl alone at night and then renews a friendship with an old army buddy who‘s a cop, all while a strangler is on the loose in the city. Can‘t recommend enough.