July 22, 2011 · Updated 1:02 PM
PORT GAMBLE — Port Gamble is the setting of New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen’s “Empty Coffin,” a new fiction series for teens based on cyber-bullying crimes.
Olsen’s other books include “Starvation Heights,” about Dr. Linda Hazzard's Institute of Natural Therapeutics in Olalla; and “Twisted Faith,” about the Bainbridge Island pastor convicted of killing his wife.
The first book in the "Empty Coffin" series is "Envy."
According to publisher Barnes and Noble: “Crime lives — and dies — in the deceptively picture-perfect town of Port Gamble (aka “Empty Coffin”), Washington. Evil lurks and strange things happen — and 15-year-olds Hayley and Taylor Ryan secretly use their wits and their telepathic ‘twin-sense’ to uncover the truth about the town's victims and culprits.”
"Envy," the series debut, involves the mysterious death of the twins' old friend, Katelyn. Was it murder? Suicide? An accident? Hayley and Taylor are determined to find out — and as they investigate, they stumble upon a dark truth that is far more disturbing than they ever could have imagined.
Port Gamble general manager Shana Smith said Port Gamble has been working with Olsen “as he is using Port Gamble as his town in a six-book series (hoping this does for Port Gamble as ‘Twilight’ did for Forks).”
The book launch party is Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble in Silverdale.