Bad Things Happen

Bad Things Happen

A Novel

Audiobook CD - 2009
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When Tom Kristoll, mystery magazine publisher, is murdered, David Loogan, a friend to Tom and a lover to Tom's wife, teams up with Ann Arbor's finest detective, Elizabeth Waishkey, to find the culprit. Loogan, a recluse with a broken past, believes Tom's death is just one piece in a grand puzzle. And as the body count rises, his theory proves right. As suspicions fall on everyone including Loogan, Waishkey must not only solve the homicide mysteries, but also figure out her perplexing cohort.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Audio, p2009
ISBN: 9780143144595
0143144596
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (ca. 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Davies, Erik

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JCLHopeH Aug 22, 2013

I enjoyed the puzzle and suspense Dolan weaves in his introductory crime novel, and the reader for the audiobook (Erik Davies) does a nice job portraying main character David Loogan. Bits of the story felt cliché, but I gave in and enjoyed the plot for what it was. The storyline invokes the feeling of a classic dark, rainy murder mystery. A good night-time read!

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Streetcat
Jun 02, 2010

As a police procedural, this book is (unintentionally) laughable. The revolves around a series of murders involving staff and writers at a "literary mystery magazine". Much of the book is very wordy, with dialogue that needs a good editor to trim it into shape. The title is apt, though, sadly, the bad thing that happens is the publication of this book.

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nitetraino
Feb 15, 2010

Such as publishing this novel. 1 of 10 stars

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Streetcat
Jun 02, 2010

This isn't like a story in Gray Streets.

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