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Bad Things Happen

by Harry Dolan

Crime / Mystery Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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July 2010 Debut of the Month.

 

Extremely well written debut of murder, suicide, blackmail and red-herrings.  It’s all set round the publication of a small mystery magazine with a dry sense of humour about authors, writing, ghost writers and reputations that must be protected adding a sophistication to a tight mystery.  With a complex tale and lots of twists, it’s a lovely, gripping read.


Comparison: Harlan Coben (The Woods), Tana French, Patrick Quinlan.

 

Sarah Broadhurst

Bad Things Happen Synopsis

David Loogan is leading a new and quietly anonymous life in a new town. But his solitude is broken when he finds himself drawn into a friendship with Tom Kristoll, the melancholy publisher of the crime magazine Gray Streets - and into an affair with Laura, Tom's sleek blond wife. When Tom offers him a job as an editor, Loogan sees no harm in accepting. What he doesn't realise is that the stories in Gray Streets tend to follow a simple formula: Plans Go Wrong. Bad Things Happen. People Die. Then one night David's new boss phones him in a panic, asking him to come to his house immediately. And bring a shovel...

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ISBN: 9780091933104
Publication date: 08/07/2010
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780091933104
Publication date: 8th July 2010
Author: Harry Dolan
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Harry Dolan

Harry Dolan graduated from Colgate University, where he majored in philosophy and studied fiction-writing with the novelist Frederick Busch. He earned a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked for several years as a freelance editor.Dolan, who grew up in Rome, New York, now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his partner, Linda Randolph.

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