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Missing Persons

(1981)
A novel by

 
 
Missing Persons is a major novel of contemporary suspense and horror, combining the shock and tension of A Stranger Is Watching with the gritty realism of The Blue Knight - a story of terror, loss, and love that unlocks the nightmares lurking behind the facades of ordinary lives.

Could it happen to you? Severn Gamble's wife walks into the Justice Building of a major Northwestern city to pick up some typing - and never comes out. ("Margot?") No one has seen her. ("Margot!") She has disappeared. ("Margot!") And the nightmare begins.

Gamble starts to hunt for her, joined by two police officers - Johnny Boon, case hardened, cynical, and with a wife who's just walked out on him; and Tally Wickham, young, pretty, smartass, and as compatible with Boon as oil and water. Together and separately the three of them undertake a search for Margot Gamble, a search that soon becomes obsessional, as others begin disappearing, too, beginning with a child and ending no one knows where. "God, please God, let her be alive. And God...let her not be in pain...."

Never faltering, thick with vivid characterization, and building to one of the most terrifying climaxes in years, Missing Persons is a new masterpiece of suspense, a novel to hear and remember and dream about on dark nights.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Jack Olsen's Missing Persons

Hardback Editions

September 1982 : UK Hardback

Title: Missing Persons
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 0-7091-9832-9 / 978-0-7091-9832-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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January 1982 : USA Hardback
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Title: Missing persons
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 0-89621-340-4 / 978-0-89621-340-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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Paperback Editions

August 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Missing Persons
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 0-445-04729-1 / 978-0-445-04729-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Popular Library
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January 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Missing persons
Author(s): Jack Olsen
ISBN: 0-689-11133-9 / 978-0-689-11133-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Missing Persons
Author(s): Jack Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Classics and Notorious USA
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July 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Missing Persons
Author(s): Jack Olsen
Publisher: Crime Rant Classics and Notorious USA
Availability: Amazon UK