Bad Things Happen, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780091933104



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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.

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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

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