In Harry Dolan’s bestselling thriller Bad Things Happen, David Loogan arrives in Ann Arbor, Mich., hoping to start anew after his life was derailed by an act of violence. But crime confronts him again when a friend who edits a mystery magazine is murdered. In Dolan’s sequel, Very Bad Men, Loogan is now busy as the magazine’s new editor and romantically involved with Elizabeth Waishkey, the detective he met in the first book. But Loogan still can’t avoid mayhem. He gets involved in a disturbed young man’s plot to kill three people who robbed a bank 17 years ago. The bloody quest may have connections to a U.S. Senate campaign and the kidnapping of a charming tabloid reporter. It all makes for a fast-paced read that has as many twists as corpses. Here, Dolan talks about crime writing in Ann Arbor, what makes Loogan tick and a legendary writer’s pithy blurb.