Jack Olsen

Jack Olsen - True Crime
Jack Olsen was the award-winning author of thirty-three hugely popular books published in eleven languages.The Misbegotten Son, The Bridge at Chappaquiddick, the eco-thriller Night of the Grizzlies, and his monumental study of a Nazi massacre in Italy, Silence on Monte Sole are just a few of the books to his credit. Three of his works were adapted for the screen, including his widely read Have You Seen My Son? The Washington Post calls Olsen "the dean of true crime authors" and the Times describes his work as "a genuine contribution to criminology and journalism alike." Olsen was known for his scholarly approach to crime reporting and to this day his studies of crime are required reading in some university criminology courses. Olsen is perhaps best known for his three studies of rape: "Son": A Psychopath and His Victims, which won a Special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America; followed by Predator, the American Mystery Award winner for Best True Crime, and lastly "Doc": The Rape of the Town of Lovell, which was awarded the 1991 Edgar for Best Fact Crime. A former Time bureau chief, Olsen also wrote for Vanity Fair, People, Paris Match, Readers Digest, Playboy, Life, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, New York Times Book Review and others journals. Jack Olsen lived on Bainbridge Island where he was active in his local community, always giving generously of his time. He passed away in 2002, at the age of 77. For more information please go to http://www.jackolsen.com/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Olsen.