Very Bad Men by Harry Dolan

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From the national bestselling author of Bad Things Happen -- the debut that Stephen King called a "great f***ing book" -- comes a new crime novel that will blow readers away...

ANTHONY LARK has a list of names -- Henry Kormoran, Sutton Bell, Terry Dawtrey. To his eyes, the names glow red on the page. They move. They breathe. The men on the list were once involved in a notorious robbery. And now Lark is hunting them, and he won't stop until every one of them is dead.
DAVID LOOGAN -- editor of the mystery magazine Gray Streets -- is living a quiet life in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Detective ELIZABETH WAISHKEY and her daughter. But soon David and Elizabeth are drawn into Lark's violent world. As Elizabeth works to track down Lark, David befriends LUCY NAVARRO, a reporter with a crazy theory about the case that threatens to implicate some very powerful people. And when Lucy disappears without a trace, David decides her theory may not be so crazy after all...
 

About Harry Dolan

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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 currently works as a freelance editor. He grew up in Rome, New York, and now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 
Published July 7, 2011 by Berkley. 425 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Lark’s motives are obscure, but they have something to do with U.S. Senate candidate Callie Spencer, whose father Harlan was the Chippewa County Sheriff shot and paralyzed in the bank robbery and whose father-in-law, John Casterbridge, is the senator she hopes to succeed.

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Publishers Weekly

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Dolan follows Bad Things Happen, his acclaimed debut, with a riveting crime novel also featuring Ann Arbor, Mich., amateur sleuth David Loogan, editor of the mystery magazine Gray Streets.

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In Harry Dolan’s bestselling thriller Bad Things Happen, David Loogan arrives in Ann Arbor, Mich., hoping to start anew after his life was derailed by an act of violence.

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Book Reporter

Often an aspiring writer will drop off his story secretly, hopeful that Loogan will read it and proclaim it to be the greatest story ever written.

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The Washington Times

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This is a mystery within a mystery within a mystery, and it is a tribute to the author’s skill that it retains attention as it unwinds and unwinds.

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Mysterious Reviews

As much as the mystery seems to revolve around Tom, the dead and buried body, and Tom's subsequent demise, it is impossible to lose sight of the fact that just who exactly is the man who calls himself David Loogan remains an unknown as well.

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Gray Streets Mystery Magazine editor — and sometimes uncredited author — David Loogan frequently receives unsolicited manuscripts.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

In Harry Dolan’s latest novel, Very Bad Men, David tells us a story that will explain “the motives people have for killing one another.” As we will see, the reasons for taking someone’s life can vary from a matter of convenience to a thirst for revenge.

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I bet you will find something that will interest you wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family wp.me/p2DwkQ-cmT http://t.co/FN0NuUFC After receiving a manuscript with the words, “I Killed Harry Kormoran” at his work, ...

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