Join us in welcoming Harry Dolan -- the national bestselling author of Bad Things Happen, Very Bad Men, and The Last Dead Girl -- back to Schuler Books for the release of his newest mystery novel The Man in the Crooked Hat! One cryptic clue leads a desperate man into a labyrinthine puzzle of murder in this electrifying new novel. There's a killer, and he wears a crooked hat.
Praise for The Man in the Crooked Hat
“Relentless . . . Superior prose, plotting, and characterization put Dolan in the top rank of crime novelists.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)
Praise for Harry Dolan:
"The twists and turns flow effortlessly. . . . Dolan's writing is excellent, and readers can look forward to his future efforts the way millions of us look forward to the ever more superb novels of Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Jonathan Kellerman and Sue Grafton. A new master mystery writer emerges."--ForbesMagazine
"Dolan has a talent for ingenious, serpentine plots. . . . [He] is an inventive, offbeat writer."--The Washington Post
About The Man in the Crooked Hat
"A new master mystery writer emerges."--Forbes Magazine
Private investigator Jack Pellum has spent two years searching for the man who he believes murdered his wife--a man he last saw wearing a peacoat and a fedora. Months of posting fliers and combing through crime records yield no leads. Then a local writer commits suicide, and he leaves a bewildering message that may be the first breadcrumb in a winding trail of unsolved murders . . .
Michael Underhill is a philosophical man preoccupied by what-ifs and could-have-beens, but his life is finally coming together. He has a sweet and beautiful girlfriend, and together they're building their future home. Nothing will go wrong, not if Underhill has anything to say about it. The problem is, Underhill has a dark and secret past, and it's coming back to haunt him.
These two men are inexorably drawn together in a mystery where there is far more than meets the eye, and nothing can be taken for granted. Filled with devious reversals and razor-sharp tension, The Man in the Crooked Hat is a masterwork from "one of America's best new crime writers" (Lansing State Journal).
About the Author
Harry Dolan is the national bestselling author of Bad Things Happen, Very Bad Men, and The Last Dead Girl. 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.