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Gregg Olsen Books In Order

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Publication Order of Port Gamble Chronicles / Empty Coffin Books

Beneath Her Skin / Envy (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dying to Be Her / Betrayal (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Waterman and Stark Books

The Bone Box (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl in the Woods (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now That She's Gone (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just Try To Stop Me (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vengeance Books

The Girl on the Run / Run (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Girls on Film (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy She Left Behind (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nicole Foster Thriller Books

The Sound of Rain (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Weight of Silence (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Detective Megan Carpenter Books

Snow Creek (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Water's Edge (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Ridge / Dark Falls (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vanishing Point / Stillwater Island (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Emily Kenyon Books

A Cold Dark Place (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of Ice (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Notorious USA Series Books

by Katherine Ramsland, Caitlin Rother, Ron Franscell
The Boy Who Fired The First Shot (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stranger and the World's Bravest Little Girl (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl and the Horrors of Howard Avenue (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Cheerleader (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil at the Front Door (By: Ron Franscell) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Light of the Moon (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Murder Game (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Many Secrets, Many Graves (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strangers in the Night (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkest Waters (With: Katherine Ramsland) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Lover's Wife (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fundamental Love (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Overkill (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garden State Thrill Killers (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Corridor Killer (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimes of the Century (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Death (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare at Noon (By: Ron Franscell) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Complicated Woman (By: Caitlin Rother) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead on Delivery (By: Caitlin Rother) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill Him Some More (By: Caitlin Rother) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Gone Wrong (By: Caitlin Rother) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Dozen (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Alley (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heartless (By: Katherine Ramsland) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sheriff Detective Kendall Stark Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Wicked Snow (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear Collector (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shocking True Story (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Thing She Ever Did (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lying Next to Me (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hive (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Know Where You Live (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Abandoned Prayers (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bitter Almonds (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cruel Deception / Mockingbird (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Starvation Heights (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Confessions of an American Black Widow / Bitch on Wheels (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
If Loving You Is Wrong (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deep Dark (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Twisted Faith (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Sequins (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
If I Can't Have You: Obsession, Murder and a Mother's Strange Disappearance (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unnatural Causes (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amish Schoolhouse Murders (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unforgettable Fire (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Killing in Amish Country (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
If You Tell (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Mother (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Black Widow (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amish Wife (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gregg Olsen is a famous American novelist and a USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of crime-related novels. He has written a number of nonfiction books and novels based on the thriller genre.

He has written many novels based on the life of noted American criminals. Olsen was born on March 5, 1959 in Seattle, Washington. He has received many awards and acclaim for his works. His book ‘The Deep Dark: Disaster and Redemption’, was selected as the “Idaho Book of the Year” in 2006 by the Libraries Association of Idaho.

He was also a finalist for a Spur Award by the Western Writers of America for the best contemporary historical nonfiction book in the year 2007. One of his books was also selected by the Boise State University as a part of the syllabus for freshmen.

Another book Starvation Heights was selected by the Washington Secretary of State for its annual literary program as a means for contributing towards the culture of the state. It was also used for adaptation for a stage play by Oregon playwright Ginny Foster, Portland and was a part of the National New Festival in 2008.

The book was also selected to be adapted into a film by producer Jason Forgelson and Tracy Letts. Olsen has appeared on a number of international TV programs for discussing criminal cases. The young-adult novel ‘Envy’ written by Olsen was officially selected for the National Book Festival of Washington and by the Washington State Library.

He lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife, who is a graphic designer, their twin daughters and three chickens. Olsen has been successful in giving the insights of the lives of people who are caught in unusual circumstances, by creating a detailed narrative.

He has worked in a collaboration with author Lee Child on a collection of short stories. He has appeared on educational shows for the History and Discovery channels and various other national and international shows. Olsen’s popularity has also made him to appear in magazines such as the USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Redbook, Seattle Times and the New York Post.

His book ‘Bodies of Evidence’ written along with author Rebecca Morris debuted in The New York Times bestseller list at #16 and another book ‘If Loving You is Wrong’ made it to #4 in the list. Apart from these, many other novels written by him have featured in the bestseller lists.

Olsen has written many stand-alone novels and nonfiction stories along with few book series’. All the three novel series’ that he has written are very short, consisting of only a couple of books. His first novel series ‘Empty coffin’ comprised of two novels published in 2011 and 2012.

They were titled ‘Envy’ and ‘Betrayal’. In Envy, the city of Port Gamble in Washington is depicted as an “Empty Coffin” as it is covered with the darkness of winter. The city if full of criminal activities and truth is as far from the city as sunlight is from darkness.

A character named Katelyn is seen as a depressed teen, regretting her miserable at one time. The next time, she is seen lying on a stainless steel slab with frosted skin and glassy eyes. No one knows the cause of her death. At some other place down the street, a pair of twins named Taylor and Haley Ryan are seen trapped in the encroaching darkness of winter.

They are frightened by the news of Katelyn’s death and realize that they very much entwined in the Empty Coffin, which is circulating evil. Just as they are wondering about the truth about the death of Katelyn, they are pushed by an unknown force to uncover the truth.

They believe it to be the soul of Katelyn, who is helping them to escape the Empty Coffin. Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out the truth about the culprits and the victims using their wits and twin-sense intelligence. As they proceed with the investigation, they come across even more disturbing dark truths. The novel was based on a true crime involving cyber-bullying that resulted in the death of a 13-year old girl, Megan Meier.

It was well appreciated by the readers for its well-paced story and the natural unfolding of the events leading to the conclusion. The supernatural elements of the novel were also praised by the reviewers. It shows the devastating effects of bullying prevalent in the society which needs to be stopped.

Fellow writers regarded this story as a riveting page-turner that could not be stopped without finishing the whole story. It explores the serious issue of cyber-bullying in a well-crafted way. Olsen has been praised for the real life depiction of his characters and the intricate plots.

The novel was a dark truth about the online anonymity that tears apart families and individuals due to its tragic consequences. With this novel, Olsen established himself as a true crime writer. He showed his caliber of writing crime novel by taking inspiration from the actual crime news and happenings in the society.

It was an enjoyable experience for the mystery loving fans who liked the appeal of the crime genre. The next installment of the series was an action-packed thriller named Betrayal. It shows a crime scene where a foreign exchange student is stabbed to death.

The crime takes place just after a party and the victim is Olivia Grant. Her best friend is the prime suspect in the case and the twins Taylor and Hayley again strive hard with their limited intelligence to bring out the truth of Olivia’s death.

They soon realize that nothing is what it looks and they have to look at every aspect of the case in great detail. The novel was inspired by real life case involving Amanda Knox. It featured all the real life crime solving techniques and suspenseful thrillers. It had the heart-stopping mysteries and ethical questions with a plenty of red herrings.

As the twins move deeper and deeper into the crime, they come across the truth about a family member regarding their past. They suspect their family member to have carried out the crime and the worst kind betrayal of all.

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3 Responses to “Gregg Olsen”

  1. Diane: 3 years ago

    I have just finished reading all 3 books in the Detective Megan Carpenter series and was so happy to see that 3 more will be on the way. I absolutely love this character and I thoroughly enjoy your books!

  2. Bertie Sulik: 7 years ago

    Ur a fantastic writer. I really enjoy ur books.

  3. Elaine: 9 years ago

    What is the next book after “The girl in the woods” or is it a stand alone book??


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