Sunday, July 31, 2011

Very Bad Men, by Harry Dolan

Harry Dolan is a very talented writer.  David Loogan, the editor of a mystery magazine, Grey Streets, and Elizabeth Waishkey, an Ann Arbor police detective, are great creations.  Very Bad Men did not need an editor like "a basket of kittens," but a like a tiger with a buzzsaw.  So many characters, so many layers of villains, so many plot twists, so many dead people.  Most often a mystery that reaches 412 pages has lost its way.  I hope Dolan gets a better editor for book three or that Amy stops worrying about whether he likes her.

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