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Bad Things Happen

By Harry Dolan

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Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 08 July 2010
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...

About the Author

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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A pacy, intelligent crime debut - Raymond Chandler meets the Coen brothers with shades of Harlan Coben

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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

EAN: 9780091933104
ISBN: 0091933102
Publisher: Ebury Press
Dimensions: 19 x 12 x 2 centimetres (0.21 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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