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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 as a reporter, a columnist and news editor. 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 eleven novels. His latest "Dreams That Never Were: is a historical fiction political thriller about the events surrounding the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Greg has also written a mystery series set in 1959 San Francisco including "San Francisco Nights," "Shadows In The Fog," "Fog City Strangler," "San Francisco Secrets," "Deadly Plunge" and "Last of the Seals." His other three n
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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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Cable Car Mystery

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Shadows In The Fog

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The Illusion of Certainty

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Dreams That Never Were

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Expiation

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Sunbreaks

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Listen to my interview o NPR about my new book, Vietnam, the turmoil of 1968 and the restoration of hope
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Magdalena Thanks for the friend invite, Greg!


Quantum Thief - Spooky Ink Bandit Girl 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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