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Greg Messel

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Greg Messel has spent most of his adult life interested in writing, including a career in the newspaper business. He won a Wyoming Press Association Award as a columnist and has contributed articles to various magazines. Greg lives in Edmonds, Washington on Puget Sound with his wife Jean DeFond.
Greg has written nine novels. His latest is "Cable Car Mystery" which is the sixth in a series of mysteries set in 1959 San Francisco. "Shadows In The Fog," "Fog City Strangler," "San Francisco Secrets," "Deadly Plunge" are sequels to the first book in the series "Last of the Seals." His other three novels are "Sunbreaks," "Expiation" and "The Illusion of Certainty." For a more detailed summary of Greg's novels go to www.gregmessel.com
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Last of the Seals

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Fog City Strangler

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Deadly Plunge

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San Francisco Secrets

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The Illusion of Certainty

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Expiation

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Sunbreaks

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I’m well on my way in writing the next book in the Sam Slater Mystery series “San Francisco Nights.”

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A mysterious woman in a large red hat is following Sam Slater and finally crosses his path on a train. The woman says she desperately needs help because she is getting threatening anonymous notes. Sam is willing to help her but Amelia warns that she has a bad feeling about the m...

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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Magdalena Thanks for the friend invite, Greg!


Quantum Thief - Queen of the Night Thanks for the friend request Greg.


Stacey Thanks for the friendship. I lived and worked in Edmonds for many years. Looking forward to checking out your SF series!


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Kevis Hendrickson Thanks for the friend-vite, Greg.


Robert Thanks for the friend request, Greg.


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Cindi Thanks, for the request, Greg.


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Greg Messel Jennifer wrote: "Hello Greg,

I am looking for books to pilot at Mt. D. Which one of your books should I read first? Jenny R."

I would suggest Last of the Seals. Thanks Jenny. Sorry I didn't see the message earlier


Jennifer Hello Greg,

I am looking for books to pilot at Mt. D. Which one of your books should I read first? Jenny R.


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Beth Michele Thanks for the add Greg! :)


Rachel R. (My Book Empire) Hello there! Thank you for the invite :)


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