Victim Six is a bloody thriller with a nonstop, page-turning pace.
Gregg Olsen is one of this country's favorite true crime writers.
A rapid-fire page-turner.|
Seattle Times on Victim Six
Olsen's characters jump to life and his plots are so intricate you never see the killer coming. The first in Olsen's new YA series, Empty Coffin, is a definite hit! RT Book Reviews
Envy is a well-executed tale, with many a twist to keep the reader poised until the final page. We Love This Book (UK)
The Boy She Left Behind
The second novel in Gregg Olsen's riveting and edgy Young Adult Vengeance series brings back Rylee Cassidey and thrusts her into a search that could change her life . . . or end it.
Rylee tracks a serial killer in Portland, Oregon doing what she does best — lying, reinventing, and plotting vengeance for the victims of the brutal killer that has college students at Portland State University terrified. At the same time, she grapples with a betrayal so shocking that it sends her reeling, testing her as she’s never been tested before. Is there anyone she can trust?
The Sound of Rain
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: a disinterested mom, a suicidal pedophile, and too many questions left unanswered. 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. Will a shocking discovery be the key to finally getting justice for Kelsey and resurrecting her own life?
New True Crime
A Killing in Amish Country
At just 30 years old, with dark-blonde hair and freckles, Barbara Weaver was as pretty as the women depicted on the covers of her favorite "bonnet" stories - romance novels set in Amish America. Barbara had everything she'd ever wanted: five beautiful children, a home, her faith, and a husband named Eli. But while Barbara was happy to live as the Amish have for centuries - without modern conveniences, Eli was tempted by technology: cell phones, the Internet, and sexting. Online he called himself "Amish Stud" and found no shortage of "English" women looking for love and sex. Twice he left Barbara and their children, was shunned, begged for forgiveness, and had been welcomed back to the church.
Barb Raber was raised Amish, but is now a Conservative Mennonite. She drove Eli to appointments in her car, and she gave him what he wanted when he wanted: a cell phone, a laptop, rides to his favorite fishing and hunting places, and, most importantly, sex. When Eli starts asking people to kill his wife for him, Barb offers to help.
New Waterman & Stark Thriller
Just Try To Stop Me
Seduction. Mind control. Murder. These are the weapons that have made Brenda Nevin 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 enemy—forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman—into her trap. This time, sheriff’s detective Kendall Stark won’t be able to stop her. The killing will be filmed. The feed will be live. And the blood will be streaming . . .
New Young Adult
The Girl on the Run
A twisted murder, a tangle of lies . . . Now Rylee must run for her life. What if you discovered that everything you thought you knew about yourself was a lie? Rylee is 15 years old, and she has spent her life being shuttled from city to city by her parents. She assumes the reasons are normal. But the truth couldn't be more shocking. One day Rylee comes home from school to find the most horrifying thing imaginable — her father dead, with a knife through his heart, and a key clutched in his hand. Her mother's purse is on the counter, but she appears to be long gone. A message in blood is written on the floor . . . RUN. With her brother in tow, Rylee begins a dark journey, one that will uncover horrific and chilling crimes and lead her to an unexpected and gruesome discovery about her real father and what — or who — is behind his insatiable desire to kill. Run is the first title in the new Vengeance series, following Rylee as she begins to piece together the story of her life. An edgy thriller with a resourceful and memorable female protagonist.
Second in the Waterman & Stark Thriller Series
Now That Shes Gone
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…
USA Today Bestseller
The Girl in the Woods
Kitsap County forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman and detective Kendall Stark join forces in the first Waterman/Stark thriller that leads them from the dark discovery of a body part in Banner Forest to a serial killer and the twisted relationships of an unforgettable cast of characters that will leave readers breathless. Coming in November 2014.
New York Times Bestseller
New York Times bestselling authors Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris take a new look at some of the country’s most notorious crimes. Overkill is a compilation of Notorious Colorado, Notorious Arizona and Notorious Utah.
Honored by Washington Secretary of State
In 1911, Claire and Dora Williamson traveled to Dr. Linda Hazzard's Institute of Natural Therapeutics near Seattle, Washington. There, instead of receiving medical attention, the wealthy sisters were tortured, starved, and robbed of their inheritance. Dora escaped, but Claire was not so lucky. In detail, the author recreates the shocking 1912 trial of Dr. Hazzard for the murder of the beloved sister.
The definitive book on the case that broke America's heart
If I Can't Have You
Susan Cox Powell was last seen in her home in West Valley City, Utah on December 6, 2009. From that moment on, few cases have seen the tragic twists and turns. Gregg Olsen teams up with veteran journalist Rebecca Morris to unravel the twisted tale of a family come undone.
Early reviews have been terrific.
“A powerful narrative of one family's tragedy.” – Publisher's Weekly.
“Crime writer Olsen and investigative reporter Morris offer a behind-the-scenes look at a compelling true-crime mystery.” – Booklist
New York Times Bestseller
Bodies of Evidence
A New York Times bestseller by authors Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris take a new look at the Northwest’s most notorious crimes. Many of them made history. Two – Ted Bundy’s killings and Mary Kay Letourneau’s teacher sex scandal – made Time magazine’s list of the top crimes of the 20th century. Some are lesser known or have taken on new importance, such as one of the country’s first school shootings, in Moses Lake, Washington. This is the first in the Notorious USA collection of case files. More to come!
New York Times Bestseller
Shocking True Story
Kevin Ryan is a writer in the much-maligned genre of true crime who desperately needs a devious, over-the-top story for the subject of his next book. How else can he keep his wife Valerie’s roots dyed and keep himself from handing out taco samples at the local supermarket?
When Kevin isn’t Googling himself or spot checking his books’ stock at stores around the country or online, he’s bringing the hazards (ie, criminals and other crazies) of his job home to wife Val and twin daughters Taylor and Hayley. Kevin is on the hunt for the big one, the story that could break him out of the mid-list and onto the bestseller lists. And then there’s a knock at the door--a story finds him…
Latest adult thriller
Ted Bundy. America's most notorious serial killer. For two women, he 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...
New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal Bestseller
If Loving You is Wrong
Mary Kay Letourneau, a grade school teacher, was a demure and beautiful blonde. She was seen as a loving presence in the classroom, her haven from a home life that was empty and cold. But a series of events led her to collapse and she was convicted of child rape for her affair with one of her students, with whom she had two children.
Washington's official selection for National Book Festival
New York Times bestselling adult true crime author Gregg Olsen makes his YA debut with EMPTY COFFIN, a gripping new fiction series for teens based on ripped-from-the-headlines stories...with a paranormal touch. Crime lives—and dies—in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka "Empty Coffin"), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen—and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic "twin-sense" to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits. Envy, the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out—and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.
Based on the shocking true crime about cyber-bullying, Envy will take you to the edge--and push you right over.
econd in the Empty Coffin Series
Foreign exchange student Olivia Grant is stabbed to death after a party--and the prime suspect is her best friend. As twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan get pulled into the aftermath of this Amanda Knox-like crime, they realize nothing is what it seems. Could it be betrayal of the ultimate kind?
eBook novella preview of the Birdy Waterman series
They call it the Bone Box. A collection of old cases, solved and unsolved, that continue to haunt forensic pathologist Birdy Waterman. None is more disturbing than the first. After two decades, Birdy still remembers the screaming. The blood on the boy's hands. The body of a girl, butchered in the woods. Birdy's testimony helped put her cousin behind bars. Now, twenty years later, she wants to reopen the box. Reexamine the evidence. And rekindle her fears that a killer walked free--and is closer than ever.
Bitch on Wheels
Previously titled "Black Widow" or "Confessions of an American Black Widow"
Sharon Lynn Nelson was a wild, beautiful preacher's wife who couldn't get enough sex, money, or enough of her "Mountain Man" lover, Gary Adams. Nelson was so consumed by greed that she convinced Adams to kill two of her three husbands in order to cash in on their insurance policies. This is a portrait of a woman, an American black widow, who ultimately got snared in her own twisted web.
New York Times and USA Today bestseller
Closer Than Blood
The first time was easy. No one ever suspected the victim had been murdered. The crime long buried, the dark passions guiding the killer's hand are still alive. But the need for revenge cannot be denied. Only one person can stop the killing. Only one person can identify the killer. Only one person knows the face of death — is as close as the face in the mirror...
Best True Crime 2010, Suspense Magazine
A Twisted Faith
In the early morning hours of December 26, 1997, a Bremerton, Wash., house went up in flames. In it was the shy, beloved minister's wife Dawn Hacheney. When the fire was extinguished, investigators found only her charred remains. Her husband Nick was visibly devastated by the loss. What investigators failed to note was that Dawn's lungs didn't contain smoke; she was dead before the fire began. So begins this true crime story that's unlike any other...
No. 1 Amazon UK Kindle bestseller
The bodies are found in towns and cities around Puget Sound. The young women who are the victims had nothing in common...except the agony of their final moments. But somebody carefully chose them to stalk, capture, and torture—a depraved killer whose cunning is matched only by the depth of his bloodlust. But the dying has only just begun. And next victim will be the most shocking of all?
Sequel to A Cold Dark Place
Heart of Ice
Three bodies, three different towns. Each victim was a sorority girl—pretty, privileged, and brutally murdered. There are no fingerprints, no clues. He is scrupulously careful, craving those exquisite seconds when the light fades from his victim's eyes. But the rush never lasts, and the killing won't stop. Not until one special woman has been made to suffer.
USA Today Bestseller
A Cold Dark Place
In a secluded farm house in the Pacific Northwest, a family has been slaughtered-and a teenage son has disappeared. Single mother and cop, Emily Kenyon spearheads a dark hunt for a killer. But Emily's teenage daughter Jenna is one step ahead of her. Jenna knows the boy suspected of murdering his family and wants to help him-perhaps too much. Then within days of the first murder, another family is butchered, this time in Iowa. And on the heels of this brutal slaying, another follows in Salt Lake City. Eerie similarities link the crime scenes. But an even darker connection threatens to claim even more victims. As Emily fits the puzzle pieces together, she realizes the danger surrounding her daughter is worse than she'd imagined. Now in a desperate race to save Jenna, Emily must match wits with the most cunning, diabolical killer she's faced yet in her career-a killer who's just placed her and her daughter at the top of his list.
New York Times Bestseller
Sex. Murder. Mystery. (True Crime Box Set)
Three book box set (two full length book and a short story) by New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen, includes BITCH ON WHEELS about Sharon Nelson, a Colorado woman, had her lover Gary Adams murder two of her three husbands. IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG is about Seattle school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau and her relationship with her sixth grade student. Finally, TAKEN IN THE NIGHT, is an ebook short about a sensational Tacoma kidnapping case that J. Edgar Hoover and his G-men couldn't solve.
Olsen's first short fiction, edited by Lee Child
Gregg Olsen contributed a story to Killer Year: A Criminal Anthology edited by international bestselling author Lee Child. The collection includes stories from the Killer Year authors, plus contributions from Ken Bruen, Allison Brennan, Duane Swierczynski, MJ Rose and Laura Lippman. Is coming from St. Martin's Minotaur in January. Gregg's short story is called THE CRIME OF MY LIFE.
New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller
A Wicked Snow
Hannah Griffin was a girl when tragedy struck on her family's farm. She still remembers the flames reflected against the newly fallen snow and the bodies the police dug up—one of them her mother's. It was the nation's worst murder scene in decades and the killer was never found. Two decades later Hannah is a CSI investigating a case of child abuse when the past comes hurtling back. Years of buried questions are brought to life. A killer with unfinished business is on the hunt. And an anonymous message turns Hannah's blood cold: Your Mom called...
Idaho Book of the Year (ILA) Boise State University First Year Read, PNBA bestseller
The Deep Dark
In The Deep Dark, Gregg Olsen looks beyond the intensely suspenseful story of the fire and rescue to the wounded heart of Kellogg, a quintessential company town that has never recovered from its loss. A vivid and haunting chapter in the history of working-class America, this is one of the great rescue stories of the twentieth century.
This is the chilling tale of Tanya Reid, a mother so desperate for attention that she murdered one of her children and repeatedly attempted to suffocate the other. This is the first book to focus on Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, a disorder in which parents create fake illnesses in their children to receive attention. The story unfolds as a medical mystery with a dash of Perry Mason.
New York Times Bestseller, Wall Street Journal Bestseller
This is the bizarre story of an Amishman named Eli Stutzman who leaves death at every stop. First his Amish wife, then his supposed gay lover, and finally his son. The ten-year-old boy, Danny, is found in a Nebraska ditch on Christmas Eve and is dubbed "Little Boy Blue" by the townspeople of Chester, NE.
New York Times Bestseller
Stella Nickell poisoned her husband with Excedrin capsules laced with cyanide. But when the coroner declared the death the result of natural causes, party girl Stella could not collect insurance money. According to the FBI, Stella then tampered with more headache capsules, killing an innocent mother of two. Those actions led to the end of two-piece capsules and more tamper-resistant packaging.