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Gregg Olsen

Biography

Gregg Olsen

Throughout his career, Gregg Olsen has demonstrated an ability to create a detailed narrative that offers readers fascinating insights into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances.

Award-winning author Gregg Olsen has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel. He has also appeared on “Good Morning America,” “The Early Show,” FOX News; CNN, “Anderson Cooper 360,” “Deborah Norville Tonight,” MSNBC’s “Special Edition,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “48 Hours,” “I-Detective,” “Fame for 15,” “Crier Live,” “Leeza,” Sally Jessy Raphael, “Inside Edition,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Evening Magazine,” “Northwest Afternoon,” AM Northwest, MSNBC’s “Headliners and Legends with Matt Lauer,” and A&E’s “Biography.” 

In addition, the New York Times bestselling author has been featured in Redbook, USA Today, People, Salon magazine, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times and the New York Post. A native of Seattle, he lives in Olalla, Washington (near Seattle).

Gregg has won awards for his writing from the Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi), National Federation of Presswomen (a National first place) and some awards from Public Relations Society of America and Society for Technical Communications. The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the Idaho Library Association and was one of two finalists for the Western Writers of America Spur Award in the category of Contemporary Nonfiction.

Gregg Olsen

Books by Gregg Olsen

by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris - Nonfiction, True Crime

Thirty-year-old Barbara Weaver was content to live as the Amish have for centuries, but her husband, Eli, wanted a life beyond horses and buggies. When Barbara was found dead, shot in the chest at close range, all eyes were on Eli…and his mistress, a Conservative Mennonite named Barb Raber. The Weaver case marked only the third time an Amish man was suspected of killing his wife in more than 200 years in America. But the investigation raised almost as many questions as it answered: Was Barb Raber the one who fired the fatal shot? Or was Barbara Weaver dead before someone entered the house? What did Eli’s friends, family and church really know about him? And will life among the “Plain People” ever be the same?

by Gregg Olsen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Former homicide detective Nicole Foster has hit rock bottom. Driven off the force by her treacherous partner and lover, she’s flat broke and struggling with a gambling addiction. All Nicole has left is the dream of a warm bed at a homeless shelter and the haunting memories of three-year-old Kelsey Chase --- whose murder case ended her career. As Nicole obsesses over the old facts, she realizes everything about that case felt off. When the little girl’s grieving father begs Nicole for help, she’s drawn back into the investigation…and given one shot at redemption. But the deeper Nicole digs, the more evil she uncovers, including betrayals that hit painfully close to home.

by Gregg Olsen - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Seduction. Mind control. Murder. These are the weapons that have made Brenda Nevins one of the most wanted --- and feared --- criminals in the world. Now the notorious serial killer has escaped from prison and is plotting her revenge. Using innocent young women as bait, she will lure her unsuspecting victims into her trap. This time, sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark and forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman won’t be able to stop her. The killing will be filmed. The feed will be live. And the blood will be streaming.

by Gregg Olsen - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Notorious serial killer Brenda Nevins has cajoled, seduced, blackmailed and left a trail of bodies all across Washington State. Now, after a daring prison escape, she is free to carry out her ultimate act of revenge. The targets: forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman and sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark. The pawn: a television psychic hungry for fame, ratings and blood. There’s only way to stop a killer as brutal, brilliant and twisted as this: Beat her at her own game.

by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris - Nonfiction, True Crime

When a Utah mother went missing in December 2009, the media was swept up in the story --- with lenses and microphones trained on Susan’s husband, Josh. He said he had no idea what happened to his young wife, and that he and the boys had been camping in the middle of a snowstorm. Over the next three years, the story would reveal shocking secrets, ultimately leading to Josh murdering his sons and killing himself.

by Gregg Olsen - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

For two women, Ted Bundy --- America’s most notorious serial killer --- is the ultimate obsession. One is a cop whose sister may have been one of Bundy’s victims. The other is a deranged groupie who corresponded with Bundy in prison and raised her son to finish what Bundy started. To charm and seduce innocent girls. To kidnap and brutalize more women than any serial killer in history. And to lure one obsessed cop into a trap as sick and demented as Bundy himself.