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I read a lot of mysteries and thrillers and there s nothing frustrating than when I can figure out where the lot is going or who the murderer is before it s revealed When a book keeps me guessing I m hooked And that s why I loved Harry Dolan s debut novel Bad Things Happen I had my suspicions about where the Crisis of the Strauss Divided plot would go Sometimes I was right and sometimes I was wrong but the book took so many twists and turns I found myself surprised from time to time and not because of random red herrings or improbable occurrencesA man who calls himself David Loogan lives an anonymous life in Ann Arbor MI He meets Tom and Laura Kristollublishers of Grey Streets a murder mystery magazine and after a time becomes an editor He builds a friendship with the Kristolls and begins an affair with Laura One night Tom asks for Loogan s help with a The Master Masons of Chartres problem and shortly thereafter Tom winds up dead And that s just the start of the mystery within a mystery within a mystery Loogan tries to unravel the truth behind Tom s murder and comes into contact with Detective Elisabeth Waishkey who is investigating the crimeI wish that some best selling crime and mystery authors would read Dolan s book before writing another retread Many of the characters have great depth to them and you don t know what to expect That s what I loved about this book I hope it s not too long before Dolan s next novel and I hope that David and Elizabeth might return Pick this one up if you re a fan of mysterythrillers You won t be disappointed While it did take me one month to finish this book I wouldn t say I didn t enjoy it Yes I just executed a double negative the double dribble of the writing world for those of you who only approve of appropriate grammatical choices But I wanted torove and emphasize a VARSITY ABDL (Age Play, Forced Regression, Enema, Domestic Discipline, Spanking Romance) point And myo This is an excellent first novel a witty literate tale with great characters that grabs you from the opening line The shovel has to meet certain reuirementsA man who calls himself David Loogan arrives in Ann Arbor Michigan and on a whim submits a story to Gray Streets a literary crime journal The magazine s editor Tom Kristoll is impressed with Loogan s abilities and Road House - The Novel persuades him to come to work as an editor for the magazine In short order David and Tom become close friendsLoogan is also drawn to Kristoll s attractive sexy wife Laura The feeling is mutual and before long David and Laura are having an affair Then Tom is murdered anditched through the window of his office Well bad things DO happen Tom is actually the second Gnosis person to die under mysterious circumstances and before longeople are dropping left and rightDavid is determined to discover who killed his friend and to get to the bottom of the widening mystery So is Elizabeth Waishkey an attractive and very talented Ann Arbor detective Elizabeth is also anxious to unravel the mystery of David Loogan a man who seems to have no Left to Die-a First Hand Account of Life in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina past and no obvious means of support Before long Loogan becomes therime suspect in at least some of the murders but Elizabeth is obviously attracted to him and is not at all certain about his guilt The relationship that unfolds between the two of them is one of the most compe. The man who calls himself David Loogan is leading a uiet anonymous life in the college town of Ann Arbor Michigan He’s hoping to escape a violent Dolphin Diaries Bind-Up past he would rather forget But his solitude is broken when he finds himself drawn into a friendship with Tom Kristollublisher of the mystery 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 realize is that the stories in Gray Streets tend to follow a simple formula Plans go wrong Bad things happen People die.
Lling The Wingman Chronicles parts of the bookThe story ultimately takes a number of very clever twists and turns that leave the readerractically gasping for breath They will also make you turn the Flood Legends pages as fast as youossibly can as you get to the end of what turns out to be a great ride Often times while I sit in my rented house recovering from a exhausting day making love to my bosses wife by rewriting the same short story over and over of which I will never The Best Of Saint Louis publish by the way I receive a call from my boss who I have known all of three months asking that I come to his house to help him remove and bury the body of a alleged intruder Seems he doesn t want the complications of calling the authorities I say sure why not All this and I am less than 15 into the book Please at least give me theossibility of reality I love that this story takes The Brother-Offended Checklist place in a city I know uite well Ann Arbor MI but thelot is just a little contrived and over baked for my taste Not sure I will finish this oneI see from other reviews that many folks liked this book very much More roof we are all different I guess For me bad bad bad Way too linier story lot no character depth and just no fun at all I read this book 7 years ago and still recall the feeling of mediocrity as I turned the Detour (Something in Common, pages For meersonally the starred reviews were hype with regard to how Dolan handled this novel If this book were a story in Gray Streets it would have had an editorIf this book were a story in Gray Streets the editor would have made Harry Dolan change at least some of the references to Elizabeth s raven hair to black hair I swear he never refers to it as black it is always ravenIf this book were a story in Gray Streets the editor would have deleted at least two or three or four or fifteen of the who knows how many マジック・ツリーハウス〈1〉恐竜の谷の大冒険 plot twists Makes you want to scream Enough AlreadyIf this book were a story in Gray Streets the editor would have marked out at least half of the gazillion times thehrase If this were a story in Gray Streetscomes upOK So the book isn t Bear Creek Road perfect But was it was enjoyable Enjoyable enough that I m now listening to the second of the Loogan series Very Bad Men David Loogan 2 Fortunately it doesn t seem to suffer from theroblems of the first one Elizabeth s raven hair is now black The number Good Authority Good Authority plot twists seem to be trimmed down to a manageable number and best of allthehrase If this were a story in Gray Streets hasn t cropped up even onceWho knows Maybe he found an editor 35 Stars This mystery was an appealing debut novel noirish in style and tone I listened to an audio which may not have been the best format for enjoyment Keeping track of the many subplots and secondary characters was challenging at times I freuently read suspense novels and honestly they are often forgettable This one was impressive with clever literary references and a cut above the others that I ve read I look forward to finding novels by this author I don t know if I can really say I liked this book It made me curious and kept me reading I like the writing style and I was intrigued by the main character Not bad for a first novel but still flawed first of all there were far far too many twists it go. Elizabeth Waishkey is a single mother raising a fifteen year old daughter She’s also the most talented detective in the Ann Arbor Police Department But when Tom Kristoll turns up dead she doesn’t uite know what to make of David Loogan Is he a killer or an ally who might help her find the truth Loogan for his Carneycopia part would like to trust her but he has his own agenda He suspects his friend’s death isart of a much larger Captives of New Pompeii (New Pompeii, puzzle and he’s not going to wait for someone else tout the ieces together As Loogan and Elizabeth navigate their way through the Kristoll's world.
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T exhausting trying to keep track of everything after awhile There were also too many times when one character would say to another if this were a story which of course it was but it started to feel like the author was getting too cute I liked that for such a high body count there was relatively little on camera violence it was nice not to actually have to witness the killing On the down side many of the characters do things that make absolutely no sense leaving me with an overwhelming sense of huh A lot of this book depends on the characters just being that stupid Really you get a call from a friend who wants you to help him hide a body and you just buy his cockamamie story and help him out How often does this happen to youFinally Dolan should really work on learning a little about investigation Seriously I don t know how any detective can stay employed if heshe is going to go around telling everyone suspects family random neighbors everything about the case So and so said this about you now I m going to go to this lace and check it out so if you want to kill me or kill somebody else here s where you ll find me and here s your motive for killing the Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers, person who s going to meet me at the village suare at 432m sharp to divulge the killer s name to me So and so isn t here He s dead Oh no Hmmmm I only told 12 Alfie Outdoors people about our meeting SighNevertheless I stayed interested and would read from him An excellent first novel by an author new to me Several friends gave this a 4 star review I don t usually give out so many stars for a mystery thriller but Dolan deserves it for this effort this is a self contained great start to a series The characters were excellent Each was well drawn an individual without stereotypes or overbearing explanation It s someone you meet a slow realization subtly fully fed That includes the mysterious main character that we slowly learn about I think there s there too The mystery is uite twisty withlenty of logical well supported motivations rationalizations emotions The The Agile Team Handbook, 2nd Edition plot seems so simple at first but not uite right one thing leads to another until the final reveal at the end Very well done Had me guessing the whole time I didn t catch a single mistake FantasticOn to read the next This story reminds me of a contest that was used toromote a science fiction mini series a while back The Her Mothers Daughter plot of the mini series revolved around multiple murders andeople entering the contest had to try to solve the crimes Well the solution was VERY tricky and I was completely wrong To get on with the reviewA mysterious man who calls himself David Loogan arrives in Ann Arbor and rents a furnished house near the University of Michigan Loogan who has no job hangs out at coffee shops Howard Stern Comes Again people watches reads and just drifts through his days Then by a serendipitous seuence of events Loogan is offered a job editing stories for a literary mystery magazine called Grey Streetsublished by a man named Tom Kristoll Over the next few weeks Loogan and Tom become friendly and occasionally hang out or have a few drinks Then Loogan meets Tom s wife Laura and the seductive blonde seduces Loogan So Loogan sometimes schmoozes with Tom. They find no shortage of Spellbound people with motives for murder from a young graduate student obsessed with Laura Kristoll to a trio of bestselling writers all of them with secrets they don’t want uncoveredAs the deaths start mounting up some of them echoing storiesublished in Gray Streets Loogan begins to look and like the most Cant Fake This promising suspectSoon it becomes clear that only Elizabeth can find theath to solving both the murders and the mystery of Loogan himself But by the time she unravels the twisted skein Loogan May be indicted for murder or likely become the next vict.
HARRY DOLAN is the author of the mysterysuspense novels BAD THINGS HAPPEN VERY BAD MEN THE LAST DEAD GIRL and THE MAN IN THE CROOKED HAT His new novel THE GOOD KILLER comes out on February 4 2020 from The Mysterious PressGrove Atlantic He graduated from Colgate University where he majored in philosophy and studied fiction writing with the novelist Frederick Busch A native of Rome New Y