Search Results: "Gregg Olsen"


BOOK REVIEW

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: 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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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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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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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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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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SWANS & KLONS by Nora Olsen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Although aimed at LGBT readers and despite its unevenness, philosophical dystopia fans of all orientations will find much to appreciate in this story that tackles big ideas. (Dystopian adventure. 13-17)"
In an idyllic all-female future, Rubric and Salmon Jo's luxurious life is disrupted by their Utopia's dark side. 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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 1996

"A detailed study of the disintegration of a family, but lacking in some of the finer strokes that make a great crime story. (Literary Guild and Mystery Guild selections; author tour)"
Another solid true-crime entry from Olsen, author of (among others) Doc (a 1990 Edgar award winner) and Charmer (1994). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"High-quality advocacy certain to stir debate."
The president and CEO of the Goldwater Institute makes a convincing case that the slow pace of the Federal Drug Administration's development and approval process for new medications is needlessly costing lives. Read full book review >

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SCUBA by Jimmy Olsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2017

"A thriller that offers a good read for a week at the beach."
In this novel, scuba diver Olsen (The Hero of Blind Pig Island and Other Island Stories, 2012, etc.) takes readers from a shipwreck 200 years ago to a present-day tale of greed, political intrigue, and mayhem.Read full book review >

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THE GIRL BEFORE by Rena Olsen
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A moving story of recovery and responsibility."
What at first feels like a tale of suspense turns into a thoughtful look at victims and perpetrators and the difficulties that arise for someone who is both at once. Read full book review >