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Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan
  

Bad Things Happen

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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.

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Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan

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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Bad Things Happen is a very smart, well-written roller coaster ride that is always threatening to hurl the reader out into roaring empty space. Go along for the thrill ride! * James Patterson * Bad Things Happen is a tense read that keeps you tightly in its grip until the very last page. Harry Dolan has written an incredibly rich, smart read reminiscent of A Simple Plan or Presumed Innocent - not to mention that it's just a damn good story. Readers are in for a breathless ride * Karin Slaughter * Great f***ing book, man. I was totally hooked. I hope you write a dozen more, and that's just next year * Stephen King * Thriller-writing of the highest order * Daily Mail * You better believe [Dolan] has a gift for storytelling...The narrative comes with startling developments and nicely tricky reversals. * New York Times Book Review *


About the Author

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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Publication date

8th July 2010

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Harry Dolan

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Publisher

Ebury Press

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780091933104

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