Sex. Murder. Mystery. (True Crime Box Set)

Sex. Murder. Mystery. (True Crime Box Set)

by Gregg Olsen

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Sex. Murder. Mystery. (True Crime Box Set) by Gregg Olsen

Three book box set (two full length book and a short story) by #1 New York Times bestselling author of Starvation Heights.


The unbelievable true story of Sharon Nelson, a Colorado woman, who had her mountainman man lover Gary Adams murder two of her three husbands.

"... more interesting than the crime itself is Olsen's portrait of Nelson as a brash, trashy, manipulative sexpot who believed that she was entitled to (and got) everything and everyone she wanted: even her confession, given freely to police in a Pizza Hut restaurant, was anything but contrite. Moreover, Olsen records the recollections of many community members who saw Nelson for what she was, yet seemed oblivious to the adultery, theft and murder under their noses..." (Publisher's Weekly).

With a foreword by M. William Phelps Investigative journalist, author of 20 books, creator of Investigation Discovery’s “Dark Minds.”


"Wonderfully researched...Searing and brilliant...A must-read!" -- Ann Rule, the undisputed queen of True Crime

You know how the story ended...but do you know how it all started?

Before her world unraveled, the pretty, personable Seattle schoolteacher Mary Kay Letourneau was living a life many would envy -- she had a handsome husband, four beautiful children, and a beloved following of students. Then she was accused of child rape...

How did a 34-year-old teacher fall in love with one of her sixth-grade students? Was it a complete lapse of judgment, or -- as she contends -- the meeting of two soulmates? Were the two planning to run away together -- before police caught them in a parked car? Did the couple have illicit sex in every room of the Letourneau house, as the teenager told the tabloids? Read about the case that shocked the world and rocked the headlines -- first teacher/student sex case that now seems epidemic. Review: The tale seems ripe for tabloid exploitation: the fresh-faced blond elementary schoolteacher and mother of four just couldn't keep her hands off that 13-year-old boy. Worse yet, Mary Kay Letourneau had become obsessed with the slight, Samoan teenager while he was still a student in her sixth-grade class--and he fathered two babies with her. Yet in the hands of true crime writer Gregg Olsen, If Loving You Is Wrong becomes a poignant profile of an emotionally stunted young woman tightly wound up in a web of lies too fragile to sustain the weight of her own compulsions.

The facade the Letourneaus presented to the world was that of a devoted, upwardly mobile young couple. In reality Steve and Mary Kay were on the verge of financial and emotional bankruptcy. They married because she'd become pregnant and appearances were everything to Mary Kay's parents, ultra-conservative, family-values-promoting politician John Schmitz and his icy wife, Mary. Olsen, whose previous books include Abandoned Prayers and Black Widow, does a superior job with the story, interviewing Letourneau herself as well as friends and neighbors, researching and assembling the facts behind the lurid headlines in a nonjudgmental manner that allows readers to draw their own conclusions about the bigger issues at stake.


In this ebook short, introduces readers to the sensational kidnapping case that J. Edgar Hoover and his G-men couldn't solve -- the mystery of Tacoma's Charlie Mattson, a little boy taken in the night more than eight decades ago.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148528678
Publisher: Crime Rant Books
Publication date: 09/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 84,399
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Throughout his career, Gregg Olsen has demonstrated an ability to create a detailed narrative that offers readers fascinating insights into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances.

A #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Olsen has written nine nonfiction books, ten novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.

The award-winning author has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel. He has also appeared on Dateline NBC, William Shatner's Aftermath, Deadly Women on Investigation Discovery, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Today Show, FOX News, CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, CBS 48 Hours, Oxygen's Snapped, Court TV's Crier Live, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, and A&E's Biography.

In addition to television and radio appearances, he has been featured in Redbook, USA Today, People, Salon magazine, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times and the New York Post.

The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the ILA and Starvation Heights was honored by Washington's Secretary of State for the book's contribution to Washington state history and culture. His Young Adult novel, Envy, was the official selection of Washington for the National Book Festival.

Olsen, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife, twin daughters, three chickens, Milo (an obedience school dropout cocker spaniel) and Suri (a mini dachshund so spoiled she wears a sweater).

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Sex. Murder. Mystery. (True Crime Box Set) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I enjoyed the two book set well enough, I was expecting a three book set. Most disappointing of all, the out-line, summery thing at the end gets you interested in the third story, but there is no story to actually read, just the odd interesting bits to get you really into the case.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s an okay read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started out good, but really dragged about 2/3 of way through. I couldn't finish it
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Lots of new information that I didn't know. 
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I've only read the first book, and it was interesting. I wish; however, there were pictures included. I find pictures of those involved make it more real. I tried looking on Internet but had little luck. Maybe it was in this collection and I just missed it.
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You are a disgrace to that name!
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Gtg see ya later some day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bored 15 yo girl. 229-782-7016
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Walked in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought it and looking forward to reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No thats ok.