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Bad Things Happen (David Loogan, Bk 1)
Bad Things Happen - David Loogan, Bk 1
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: 9780425234402
ISBN-10: 0425234401
Publication Date: 7/6/2010
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Bad Things Happen (David Loogan, Bk 1) on + 1551 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A very surprisingly good first novel! And I'm absolutely positive that the author, Harry Dolan, is fond of pretzels. Convolutions wrap around motives like a ball of yarn. Each time the reader thinks 'Aha! I figured it out, another turn of the page unwraps another player with a twisted motive.

The man who calls himself David Loogan is leading a quiet, anonymous life in the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. But when he's hired as an editor at a mystery magazine, he's drawn into an affair with the sleek blond wife of the publisher, Tom Kristoll---a man who soon turns up dead

Elizabeth Waishkey is the most talented detective in the Ann Arbor Police Department, but even she doesn't know if David Loogan is a killer, or an ally who might help her discover the truth.

As more deaths start mounting up -- some of them echoing stories published in Gray Streets -- it's up to Elizabeth to solve both the murders and the mystery of Loogan himself
reviewed Bad Things Happen (David Loogan, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good 1st effort by Mr. Dolan. A bit different from the typical mystery and a nice read. I'll jump into his next effort as soon as possible.
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Helpful Score: 1
Mystery was pretty good. It was well-written with lots of turns in the plot and the "who-done-it" finale. Although not yet the writing quality of Patterson, Connelly and certainly not an Alex Cross character, I would read another book by Dolan. Worth the read.
clariail avatar reviewed Bad Things Happen (David Loogan, Bk 1) on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This was a new to me author so wasn't sure what to expect. Lots of twists and turns which kept you on your toes. It always seemed like the characters knew things going on that you didn't which you would expect but the writing made it seem more mysterious. The MC David Loogan is an enigma which I look forward to reading more of.

For those that might want to know - there are a few curse words here and there in the book.
reviewed Bad Things Happen (David Loogan, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! The relationship between the cop and the murderer is sooo creepy but very fascinating. If you are a mystery lover this really puts a different twist on that relationship for any other book I've ever read. I had to get the 2nd book immediately because I was very interested in what would happen next with that. I would highly recommend this book
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joann avatar reviewed Bad Things Happen (David Loogan, Bk 1) on + 336 more book reviews
David Loogan has rented a house in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The house belongs to a professor who is away. We don't know too much about our main character at this point. He is writing and keeps dropping off his work to "Gray Streets", a mystery magazine.
David is hired by Tom Kristoll, the publisher of said magazine as an editor. David quickly becomes involved in an affair with Tom's wife, Laura.
David becomes good friends with Tom and is called one night to come to the office, where an unfortunate circumstance has happened with a murder. David helps Tom take care of the body.
From here, there is murder after murder and many different possibilities of who has killed whom. There are many characters with intertwining stories and much history to learn.
I thought this was interesting, with each character being different, so no confusion about their story. Will definitely consider reading more of Harry Dolan's work.
bookaddicted avatar reviewed Bad Things Happen (David Loogan, Bk 1) on + 125 more book reviews
Author's debut novel and it is a winner. Plenty of plot twists and interesting characters to keep your attention. One murder leads to another and another...how are they tied together and who the suspects are will keep you guessing. There is a sequel coming out that I hope lives up to the strengths of this book.
reviewed Bad Things Happen (David Loogan, Bk 1) on + 2921 more book reviews
Wasn't sure about this when I started it but it grabs you from the first and continues to grab you so you won't want to put it down, well written in the terms of keeping something happening on each page to keep you turning the pages.


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