Bad Things Happen Paperback
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...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 08/07/2010
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780091933104
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Review by edwardsgt
David Loogan is taken on as an editor of a crime magazine in Ann Arbor after becoming friends with the publisher which begins a spiral of murders which he feels compelled to try to solve. However, his own background is mysterious and not what it seems. A plot which reminded me of Harlan Coben and kept you guessing until all was revealed in its complexities in the final pages. A worthy debut novel.
Review by runner56
A superb booknoir...I loved it a very fast read in the tradition of Chandler...look forward to reading the follow up book very bad men