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Harry Dolan

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HARRY DOLAN is the author of the mystery/suspense novels BAD THINGS HAPPEN, VERY BAD MEN, THE LAST DEAD GIRL, and THE MAN IN THE CROOKED HAT. His new novel THE GOOD KILLER comes out on February 4, 2020, from The Mysterious Press/Grove Atlantic. He graduated from Colgate University, where he majored in philosophy and studied fiction-writing with the novelist Frederick Busch. A native of Rome, New York, he now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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DAILY MAIL Review of Harry Dolan's THE GOOD KILLER

The U.K. edition of THE GOOD KILLER, published by Head of Zeus, got a great review from Geoffrey Wansell in the Daily Mail:

"It is not exactly common to describe thrillers as fun and entertaining, but it's fair to say this one most certainly is.
"Former soldier Sean Tennant is living quietly in Houston, Texas, with his girlfriend Molly, when his life is thrown into chaos. A troubled loner goes on a Read more of this blog post »
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“I almost let it go. I think it was the yellow dress. It made me want to give her the benefit of the doubt. What can you say about a woman who wears a yellow dress to break into an office at night? How bad can her intentions be?
Still, I was reasonably certain she wasn't telling the truth. Not that it bothered me. Not really. I watched her sitting there, bent slightly forward, the palm of her right hand open in her lap, her left hand rubbing her shoulder. Lips curled in a smile. Innocent eyes looking back at me. It was like being lied to by a basket of kittens.(p134)”
Harry Dolan, Very Bad Men

“Ornate language tended to unsettle him. Passages from nineteenth-century novels might glow like hot coals or squirm like heaps of snakes. In fact, he tried not to read anything written before the First World War. Hemingway made a good cutoff point. Hemingway's sentences were a nice deep blue, and they mostly held still, like stalks of wheat on a windless day.(p18)”
Harry Dolan, Very Bad Men

“Come on," I said. "You think you're going to ask the wrong question and--what?--the Spencers are going to make you disappear?"
"I can't rule it out," she said.
"Actually, I think you can."
"We'll see. I'll call you after, let you know how it goes. If you don't hear from me, well, you do what you think is right. If I disappear, maybe you can find me."
Her voice had turned careless and light, but I thought I could still hear an undertone of gravity in it.
"If you can't find me," she said, "I wouldn't mind being avenged.(p159)”
Harry Dolan, Very Bad Men

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Thomas Bruso Harry: Are you writing another book?


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