Karen E. Olson




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Karen E. Olson

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I am the author of the Annie Seymour mystery series: SACRED COWS, SECONDHAND SMOKE, DEAD OF THE DAY, and the Shamus Award nominated SHOT GIRL. SACRED COWS won the Sara Ann Freed Memorial Award at Mysterious Press/Warner Books and was a Gumshoe finalist. Annie Seymour is a police reporter in New Haven, Connecticut. She is tough-talking, sassy and smart. She has been compared to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, but as the Chicago Sun-Times put it, "based more in reality."

The books in my mystery series featuring Las Vegas tattoo shop owner Brett Kavanaugh are THE MISSING INK, PRETTY IN INK, DRIVEN TO INK, and INK FLAMINGOS.

Of THE MISSING INK, Publishers Weekly said: "The Painted Lady, a tattoo shop in contemporary Las Vegas, and its owner, a
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I'm thrilled to announce that SHOT GIRL, the fourth in my Annie Seymour mystery series, has been nominated for a Shamus Award by the Private Eye Writers of America.

The winner will be announced on Oct. 16 at the annual Bouchercon mystery convention, held this year in Indianapolis.

I can't say how excited I am about this. I took a real risk with SHOT GIRL, making Annie an unreliable narrator. It w... Read more of this blog post »
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Secondhand Smoke (Annie Sey...
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“I shook my head. "Not Interested" I said.
he straightened up. "Not interested in what?"
In you." I couldn't be more blunt.
Excuse me, miss, but I was going to ask if you would like to sign up for karaoke.”
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