Bad Things Happen
"Witty, sophisticated, suspenseful and endless fun...the best first novel I've read this year." -Washington Post
"A hypnotically readable novel, with...dialog worthy of Elmore Leonard."--Douglas Preston
The man who calls himself David Loogan is hoping to escape a violent past by living a quiet, anonymous life in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But when he's hired as an editor at a mystery magazine, he is 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 Loogan is a killer or an ally who might help her find the truth. As more deaths start mounting up-some of them echoing stories published in the magazine-it's up to Elizabeth to solve both the murders and the mystery of Loogan himself.
"Fans of Peter Abrahams and Scott Turow will find a lot to like."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - campingmomma - LibraryThing
Pretty good for a first novel. I look forward to reading the second. It was a little difficult in the end to follow all the murders and murderers (there were a lot of deaths to keep track of). I never ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - neddludd - LibraryThing
While entertaining, this is clearly a first novel. The author adopts an almost hermaneutic style that excludes all humans but crime writers, editors, and police. Clearly in thrall with a writerly life ... Read full review