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Olsen, Jack

Overview
Works: 87 works in 276 publications in 2 languages and 20,615 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Fiction  History  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Instrumentalist
Classifications: HV6248.J475, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Olsen
I : the creation of a serial killer by Jack Olsen ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author profiles serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson, the "Happy Face Killer" from Oregon who strangled eight women in the 1990s, detailing his evolution from angry child to psychotic murderer
"Doc" : the rape of the town of Lovell by Jack Olsen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A true story of sexual oppression, denial, and outrage"--Jacket subtitle
Predator : rape, madness, and injustice in Seattle by Jack Olsen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The true story of a sociopath, his victims, and the innocent man who was blamed for his crimes"--Jacket subtitle
Salt of the earth : one family's journey through the violent American landscape by Jack Olsen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the impact on Elaine and Joe Gere of the disappearance of their twelve-year-old daughter Brenda, a crime that led to Joe Gere's suicide
The misbegotten son : a serial killer and his victims : the true story of Arthur J. Shawcross by Jack Olsen ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Little Artie Shawcross bullied classmates, insulted teachers, started fires, tortured animals, and roved the woods of New York's hardscrabble North Country with imaginary friends, talking in a high squawk. He also scored top grades, excelled in sports and shared his money and toys with the children who ridiculed him. From the second grade on, he was subjected to psychiatric examination, regularly confounding the experts. Years later, while serving in Vietnam, Arthur John Shawcross wrote bloodcurdling letters about his battlefield ordeals, then returned to Watertown to commit a string of arsons and burglaries. He served two years in prison, was paroled to his respectable parents - and murdered a boy and a girl. Back in the penitentiary, he proved as enigmatic as ever. Some counselors saw him as a Frankenstein monster, beyond hope, irredeemable. To others he was a troubled young man who could be saved. No two psychiatrists seemed to agree. Shawcross served fifteen years, then conned a parole board into an early release. He settled in Binghamton, but angry citizens learned of his bloody history and ran him out of town. After two smaller communities turned him away, desperate parole authorities finally smuggled the child-killer into Rochester in the dead of night - neglecting to alert the local police. Soon the corpses started turning up, locked in winter ice, covered by reeds in swamps, floating in streams. The homicidal pedophile had changed his M.O., this time murdering diminutive women. As the body count grew, Rochester streets swarmed with police, and still the serial killer managed to snare his tenth victim, then his eleventh
Slaughter the animals, poison the earth by Jack Olsen ( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last man standing : the tragedy and triumph of Geronimo Pratt by Jack Olsen ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the twenty-seven-year battle to vindicate Elmer Gerard "Geronimo" Pratt, a Vietnam veteran and Black Panther Party leader convicted of murder
"Son" : a psychopath and his victims by Jack Olsen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Account of the investigation of a series of rapes in Spokane, Washington, the arrest and trial of Fred Coe, and the attempt of Fred's mother Ruth Coe to have the judge and prosecutor murdered
The bridge at Chappaquiddick by Jack Olsen ( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cold kill : the true story of a murderous love by Jack Olsen ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relates the chain of events that led David West and Cindy Ray to murder her parents in Texas
Aphrodite: desperate mission by Jack Olsen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heroic and tragic, brilliant and stupid, the full story of Aphrodite-a real-life Catch-22-is a powerful exposition of military thinging and the bravery and lunacy of war
Charmer : a ladies' man and his victims by Jack Olsen ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a tree-lined community near Seattle, young women and girls were drawn to George Russell, Jr. They crowned him "cool," trusted him as their protector, and took him to their hearts. And why not? An articulate young African American, he was a cheerful companion, flashy dancer, and urban sophisticate. He had good looks, professional parents, rich friends, a beguiling style and smile. George was a local favorite. Then, bodies started turning up - in a nightclub parking lot, in a quiet, out-of-the-way house, and in a tastefully decorated apartment. The victims, attractive young females, had been bludgeoned to death, violated sexually, then outrageously posed like gallery sculptures. Seasoned investigators were sickened by the cold brutality. A prosecutor described the bodies as "the killer's collected works of art." No one suspected George Russell. He offered the police helpful clues and even put the finger on a pal. When frustrated detectives ran out of leads, they came close to giving up on the case. In this riveting examination into the mind and life of a vicious killer and his deceptively charming persona, Jack Olsen tracks Russell's thirty-year psychological decline, which culminated in a shocking killing spree. But Charmer is more than the tragic story of a murderer and his victims. Written with a thriller's edge, it is a stirring portrait of race and crime in America today
Hastened to the grave : the gypsy murder investigation by Jack Olsen ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gypsy family murder investigation
Night of the grizzlies by Jack Olsen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Give a boy a gun : a true story of law and disorder in the American West by Jack Olsen ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes unpaged photos
Silence on Monte Sole by Jack Olsen ( Book )
15 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man with the candy; the story of the Houston mass murders by Jack Olsen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A full account of the most heinous crime of the century in which nearly thirty young boys were sexually tortured to death
Missing persons by Jack Olsen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Have you seen my son? by Jack Olsen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The black athlete: a shameful story; the myth of integration in American sport by Jack Olsen ( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Olsen, John Edward
Rhoades, Jonathan
Languages
English (136)
Italian (3)
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