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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 retired from the corporate world and now lives on the Puget Sound near Seattle in Edmonds, Washington with his wife of over 40 years, Carol Madsen Messel. They have three adult children who are married and have 11 grandchildren.
Greg has written seven novels. His latest is "Fog City Strangler" which is the fourth in a series of mysteries set in 1958 San Francisco. "San Francisco Secrets," "Deadly Plunge" is a sequel to the first book in the series "Last of the Seals." His other three novels are "Sunbreaks," "Expiation"...more


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Our guest today is Greg Messel, author of the mystery romance, Fog City Strangler. Greg Messel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in Edmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound with his wife, Carol. Fog City Strangler is his seventh novel and is the fourth in a...

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Published on April 15, 2014 16:35
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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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The Illusion of Certainty
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Expiation
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San Francisco Secrets
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Magdalena Thanks for the friend invite, Greg!


Quantum Thief~ Decaying Butterfly Princess 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.


message 5: by Cindi

Cindi Thanks, for the request, Greg.


message 4: by Greg

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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