The Man in the Crooked Hat by Harry Dolan

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One cryptic clue leads a desperate man into a labyrinthine puzzle of murder in the electrifying new novel from national bestselling author Harry Dolan.

There's a killer, and he wears a crooked hat.

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).

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ISBN : 0399157972
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Faith rated it ★★★★☆

October 14, 2017

I don't like serial killer books where the excuse for the murders is that the serial killer is "crazy", so I was relieved to find that this isn't one of those stories. Set in Detroit, Jack Pellum is an ex-cop whose wife Olivia was murdered. The reader, but not Pellum, knows from the first chapter...

Patty rated it ★★★★★

November 30, 2017

The Man In The Crooked Hat By Harry Dolan What it's all about... Jack Pellum is a tortured man. His wife has been murdered. He has one goal. That goal is to find the man in the crooked hat...that’s the man who murdered his wife. Matters are complicated because Jack is a former policeman. Jack’s fathe...

Suzanne rated it ★★★★☆

October 15, 2017

A good mystery in which the obsessive is the protagonist unwilling to return to his life after his wife is found murdered. A police detective, he only wants to work one case, his dead wife’s, so that’s what he does as he leaves everything and everyone else behind. The reader is introduced to the...

Kristen rated it ★★★★☆

October 29, 2017

Jack Pellum is a very interesting character who is obsessed with finding the man who murdered his wife and is determined to solve the mystery. As we follow Jack, there are many twists and turns along the path and many events that rely on one another to lead him to the end. I am looking forward to...

Gary rated it ★★★★☆

November 29, 2017

This is my first Harry Dolan novel but this book, at least, struck me as a crossover between a literary novel and a PI crime-solver. That’s a good thing, in my mind, in that it gives the book a literary depth well beyond the typical mystery or serial PI series. That depth, however, does slow the...

Barb rated it ★★★★★

November 28, 2017

The Man in the Crooked Hat by Harry Dolan is a standalone murder mystery. Jack Pellum, an ex-cop, is our hero. Two years ago, Jack’s wife was murdered, and he is obsessed with finding the murderer, which eventually cost him his job. Even his detective friends try to get him to move on. But Jack c...

Kathy rated it ★★★★☆

November 27, 2017

4.5 stars. In Harry Dolan's The Man in the Crooked Hat, an ex-cop haunted by his wife's unsolved murder follows a string of seemingly disparate murders in hopes of unmasking a clever murderer. Jack Pellum refuses to stop looking for his beloved wife Olivia Makinnen's killer and he is hopeful a new...

Vishaka rated it ★★★★★

October 26, 2017

I don't say this often but this novel deserves this praise: this was a seriously well-written and well-executed mystery. It is rare to have an author introduce such a complicated premise with a high body count, and yet make everything make sense. I loved the author' delivery style because he made...

J. rated it ★★★★★

September 30, 2017

Two years have passed since Jack Pellum’s wife, Olivia Makinnen, was murdered. He can’t let it go, primarily because the case remains unsolved. Another reason is that, at that time, he was a detective in the Detroit Police Department. As a matter of policy, he could not be allowed to participate...

Caitlin rated it ★★★★☆

November 28, 2017

Received free from Penguin First to Read, but my thoughts are my own. 3.5 stars. Told from two points of view: that of former police Jack Pellum, who's spent two years trying to find his wife's killer--the man in the crooked hat, who he believes may have killed other people as well. If he can solv...

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