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Bad Things Happen
Bad Things Happen
Author: Harry Dolan
The man who calls himself David Loogan is leading a quiet, anonymous life in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He?s hoping to escape a violent past he would rather forget. But his solitude is broken when he finds himself drawn into a friendship with Tom Kristoll, the publisher of the mystery magazine Gray Streets?and into an affair...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780399155635
ISBN-10: 0399155635
Publication Date: 7/23/2009
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed Bad Things Happen on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Interesting plotline and characters. However this reads like an academic exercise in a Writing Mysteries 101 Class. I have a personal bias against academic style writing because it is passive to the extreme, lacks punch, and is excessively constrained by structure. In this case this style of writing distracted me from the story itself. If you don't mind the academic style of writing you will like this one. My wife, who is an academic and isn't phased by meandering prose and passive language, loved this book and is recommending it to everyone. So, there you go. To each his/her own.
susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed Bad Things Happen on + 819 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was a very well written book! It was a great murder mystery with so many twists and turns. A Hitchcock-like tale. The characters were very rich and enjoyable, as well. Highly recommend if you are a fan of murder mysteries.
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