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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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Synopsis

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

Author

Harry Dolan

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Publisher

Ebury Press

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780091933104

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