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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 retired from the corporate world and now lives in South Jordan, Utah. He has three adult children who are married and have 11 grandchildren.
Greg has written eight novels. His latest is "Shadows In The Fog" which is the fifth in a series of mysteries set in 1959 San Francisco. "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 Gre
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Average rating: 3.94 · 103 ratings · 76 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Last of the Seals
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Fog City Strangler
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Deadly Plunge
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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San Francisco Secrets
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4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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The Illusion of Certainty
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Expiation
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Sunbreaks
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"Holy crap!!! I can't even think of how to put this review into words! When you read the title, you get a sense that the book will be one way, but once you start reading, this book takes you in a complete different direction. It's fast paced. Easy..." Read more of this review »
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"Wise Bear Media Reviews Shadows in the Fog by Greg Messel -- 4.5 Paws!

I've been a fan of Greg Messel and his Sam Slater mystery series since the beginning. "Shadows in the Fog" is another fine installment in the niche mystery noir genre. It's rare..." Read more of this review »
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Magdalena Thanks for the friend invite, Greg!


Quantum Thief~ Half Puppeter of Ice Cream 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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