Marc Olden


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in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
December 25, 1933

Died
September 05, 2003

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Marc Olden (1933–2003) was the author of forty mystery and suspense novels. Born in Baltimore, he began writing while working in New York as a Broadway publicist. His first book, Angela Davis (1973), was a nonfiction study of the controversial Black Panther. In 1973 he also published Narc, under the name Robert Hawke, beginning a hard-boiled nine-book series about a federal narcotics agent.

A year later, Black Samurai introduced Robert Sand, a martial arts expert who becomes the first non-Japanese student of a samurai master. Based on Olden’s own interest in martial arts, which led him to the advanced ranks of karate and aikido, the novel spawned a successful eight-book series. Olden continued writing for the next three decades, often drawin
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Average rating: 3.86 · 1,086 ratings · 129 reviews · 54 distinct worksSimilar authors
Poe Must Die

3.64 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 1978 — 21 editions
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Giri

3.97 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 1982 — 16 editions
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Gaijin

4.02 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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Oni

4.05 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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Dai-sho

3.76 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1985 — 9 editions
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Kisaeng

3.85 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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Black Samurai (Black Samura...

3.78 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 1974 — 10 editions
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Te

3.88 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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The Ghost

3.45 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1998 — 9 editions
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The Golden Kill (Black Samu...

4.04 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1974 — 11 editions
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“I find myself agreeing with Goethe, who when told he too worked excessively, replied that he had all eternity to rest. Eternity is unavoidable, but until it embraces me, I shall keep myself fully consumed with living.”
Marc Olden, Poe Must Die

“Americans have always wallowed in bad taste and show no signs of reversing this trend.”
Marc Olden, Poe Must Die

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