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Gregg Olsen

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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.

A New York Times bestselling author, Olsen has written seven nonfiction books, three novels, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.

The award-winning author 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, The Today Show, FOX News; CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, CBS 48 Hours, Oxygen’s Snapped, Court TV’s Crier Live, Insid
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In the play Arsenic and Old Lace, two women, living under that "harmless little old lady" persona, offering seniors a cozy place to room and board, use elderberry wine and arsenic to commit murder. The play, written by Joseph Kesselring, is billed by the Connecticut Theatre Group as "a delightful evening of [...:]
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“Some of this story is completely true. And some of it isn't. Like truth, evil comes in all sorts of flavors. Some bitter. Some deceptively sweet. Sometimes it comes with a heavy price. While most people don't invite evil into their lives, the dirty little secret is that an invitation isn't necessary. Locked doors don't matter. Neither do fancy security systems. Evil is kind of amazing when you think about it. She knows how to get inside.”
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“If only these walls could talk…the world would know just how hard it is to tell the truth in a story in which everyone’s a liar.”
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“Some of this story is completely true. And some of it isn't. Like truth, evil comes in all sorts of flavors. Some bitter. Some deceptively sweet. Sometimes it comes with a heavy price. While most people don't invite evil into their lives, the dirty little secret is that an invitation isn't necessary. Locked doors don't matter. Neither do fancy security systems. Evil is kind of amazing when you think about it. She knows how to get inside.”
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“Her daughter's comment amused Emily. 'I didn't know stalking could be a group activity”
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“I'd tell my mother to, you know, go you-know-what herself and I would go help those children. They're in an orphanage and they've got family! That's sickening. What does John do? Nothing. His kids are in an orphanage... and he does nothing.
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“I'm a successful businessman, a very successful bussinessman,' he said, dead-eyed to the camera. 'Guys like me don't kill our wives. We trade 'em in and get a new one”
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“Some of this story is completely true. And some of it isn't. Like truth, evil comes in all sorts of flavors. Some bitter. Some deceptively sweet. Sometimes it comes with a heavy price. While most people don't invite evil into their lives, the dirty little secret is that an invitation isn't necessary. Locked doors don't matter. Neither do fancy security systems. Evil is kind of amazing when you think about it. She knows how to get inside.”
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message 12: by Dustin

Dustin Hi, good day, Gregg!

Thank you so very much for accepting my friend request, it is appreciated!:)


Have a wonderful day, enjoy the rest of your week!

Happy reading & writing!


message 11: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Gregg. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. You may not be thrilled, but might be well amused. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
Stan
http://www.amazon.com/Marvin-Clark-Se...


message 10: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Gregg. Thanks so much for Friending me. Hope you're having a very Happy Holidays. How's the writing going with you?


message 9: by Peg

Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Gregg.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 7: by Erika

Erika Just finished "Twisted Faith". Very compelling. Also loved "Starvation Heights"


message 6: by peg

peg Starvation Heights is one of the few true crime books that I recommend to my friends.

When are we going to see Starvation Heights,the movie?


message 5: by Devon

Devon I wish there were more quotes from your books :( ill have to add them as I read if I like it so other people can like them on here too :)


Gregory Haney Hahaha, wow Gregg how did you find me on here?

I was entranced with the new book by the way, it was great! Reading about my own town like that was very exciting, so much so that I decided to re-read all your thriller books again!


message 3: by Saxon

Saxon Henry Hi Gregg:

Good luck with the new book. I listed your site and blog on my blog: http://theroadtopromise.blogspot.com/


message 2: by Gregg

Gregg Olsen Hi Beth,
You're welcome. Best of luck to you and your latest mystery!


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Gregg,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author!


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