Bad Things Happen

Bad Things Happen

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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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 with Laura, Tom's sleek blond wife. What Logan doesn't realize is that the stories in Gray Street tend to follow a simple formula : plans go wrong. Bad things happen. People die.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2009
ISBN: 9781415965856
1415965854
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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