Very Bad Men

Very Bad Men

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Mystery magazine editor David Loogan receives a sinister manuscript that begins with a murder confession and names individuals who are being stalked and killed for their involvement in a notorious robbery years earlier.
Publisher: New York : Amy Einhorn Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780399157493
Branch Call Number: Fiction Dol
Characteristics: 412 p. ; 24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Apr 24, 2018

Anthony Lark, the vigilante killer, made more sense to me than the other characters. Too much tangled family history to keep track of. David Loogan is Harry Dolan (a Mary Sue, as fic calls writers' wannabes). That a competent police detective would let him interfere in a case, and be his girlfriend, is laughable.

Feb 21, 2013

This book, as with the first makes me want to read the 3rd, but it doesn't look like it's out in print yet and I'm not sure if it is a continuation of David Loogan and Det. Waishkey characters or not.

This was as good as the first. David Loogan an editor for a mystery magazine finds himself yet again in the middle of a million murders. Okay, it was only 8 murders, but that's a lot to keep track of. Not to mention all the characters. By the end of the book I was really struggling to keep everyone straight and their connections to one another straight as well. That being said, David is living with Det. Elizabeth Waishkey who works for the Ann Arbor police dept. Together they try to solve the murders and prevent as many as possible. David tries to solve the mysteries by relying on his active imagination and a little clever deduction while Elizabeth tries to take the law abiding approach. It makes for great reading. I really do enjoy Dolan's prose.

JeremiahSutherland Dec 19, 2012

Very bad book. Stilted dialogue has no life in it.

Maybe the author is trying for the Hemingway style.

Nov 29, 2011

Plot does not feel real and is hard to believe. Characters lightly sketched. Seem not to behave like real people and do not leave a lasting impression.

mikeyppl Nov 28, 2011

A very good addition to the series. Looking foward to the next installment.

jimbedley Sep 30, 2011

Actually a little better than the first novel. But there are unresolved issues that just disappear between the two books. We are, as usual, expected to swallow Loogan's uncanny intuition which is not based on any facts available to the reader. These are not bad books, but just not the best available in this genre.

Sep 06, 2011

A good twisting plot, but not enough suspense for me.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SJCPL

To Top