Search Results: "Gregg Olsen"


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THE GIRL ON THE RUN by Gregg Olsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2016

"Without dropping a beat, the story ends in a crescendo of danger and turmoil and paves the way for the vigilante teen to take on more criminals in subsequent books. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Bestselling true-crime writer Olsen takes a successful stab at thriller writing for teens. Read full book review >

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BETRAYAL by Gregg Olsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Despite the paranormal element, this is more a police procedural than anything else, albeit one that's on the fluffy side. (Paranormal mystery. 12-16)"
Taylor and Hayley Ryan, the twin girls who can connect to and sense past events are again involved in mysterious events in Port Gamble, Wash., in this second Empty Coffin tale. Read full book review >

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ENVY by Gregg Olsen
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A relatively gratifying examination of the complexity of connections in a close-knit community. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Katelyn's death is ruled accidental by the coroner, but twins Hayley and Taylor are convinced that a deeper evil has been committed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"A sordid but strangely bland tale of cold-bloodedness."
How one minister sowed heartbreak and homicide in a tiny community. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Puts the human faces of dozens of miners their kinfolk on a grave mining disaster. (5 b&w photos, not seen)"
Paperback true-crime author Olsen thoroughly combs the Sunshine Mine fire of 1972, a disaster that claimed 91 lives, for both the terrible facts and the human interest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2014

"Despite some truly chilling moments and much to learn, this engrossing case falls flat."
The tale of an entire family succumbing to a tragic string of crimes. Read full book review >

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EXPLORING J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S <i>THE HOBBIT</i> by Corey Olsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Tolkien's roads, it seems, go ever, ever on, but with as amiable and knowledgeable a guide as Olsen, the weather remains fine and the journey sweet."
A journey across Middle-earth with an English teacher. Read full book review >

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“I” by Jack Olsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2002

"True-crime entertainment at its best."
Veteran true-crime author Olsen (Hastened to the Grave, 1998, etc.) explores the crimes and motivations of a truck-stop murderer. Read full book review >

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CHARMER by Jack Olsen
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 1994

"Russell's compulsion to kill is less in evidence here than is Olsen's compulsion to churn out yet another murderous tale. (Author tour)"
Best-selling true-crime writer Olsen's latest account of psychopathic terror is little more than a chronological retelling of the basic facts. Read full book review >

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DIRTBALL by Eric Olsen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"A manifesto about the need to change, which may leave readers wishing it were as reflective as it is revealing."
Olsen dishes up lukewarm shock-and-awe stories in a memoir of self-discovery. Read full book review >