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Selected Works

REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS

POE MUST DIE
"a provocative, emotionally charged portrait...full of ominous impulses...let's have more of them!" -- Baltimore Sun

THE GHOST
"masterful!" -- Kirkus reviews

GAIJIN
"fascinating characters, an intricate plot...a blistering pace!" -- Tom Clancy

FEAR'S JUSTICE
"a tense and muscular crime adventure...that rings with savvy appraisal of halls of power and mean streets." -- Publisher's Weekly

"THE LAST BLACK SAMURAI: REMEMBERING MARC OLDEN"
- Heroic Times Blog


An interview about Marc Olden's works with Diane Crafford (see attached photo)

"The fact that what you are about to read and hear is a YEAR in the preparation, goes to the absurd vagaries of mi vida loca, my crazy life.

But here finally, before the clock turns over on yet another year is my interview with Diane Crafford, on one of my favorite writers, the late, great and incomparable Marc Olden.

We’ll start with the text portion of the interview, and following that the pretty free flowing audio interview. HUGE, HUGE thanks to Diane for her time, her good humor, her anecdotes, and her extreme patience.

Now without further delay….

1st to set the stage.

Who is Marc Olden?

Marc Olden is a writer I became aware of, oddly enough on an auction site. Being something of a bibliophile I’m always looking to pick up books, and no doubt I was looking for either Warren Murphy’s DESTROYER books, or books by the late great Donald Goines ....."

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Copyright © 2011 HeroicTimes

KIRKUS REVIEWS: REVIEW OF KISAENG

Writerly thriller from the author of such martial-arts epics as Gaijin, Giri, Oni, etc. Olden is master of swift, fact-crammed prose that gives a surface credibility to plots built entirely on coincidence, the philosophic structure of the Olden universe; and he is superior to just about all thriller writers for knockout characterizations and superbly whimsical dialogue whose menace and tension flatten the reader's nose to the page while snapping his fingers....


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Copyright © 1991 Kirkus Reviews

Review of Fear's Justice by Vintage Hardboiled Reads

"Back in the 70s I was hooked reading those numbered men's adventure/vigilante novels. One of the best (if not THE best) was a series titled Narc written by a guy named Robert Hawkes. It featured an America drug agent called John Bolt and I found the writing in these books heads above the others that were being pumped out at that time. I later discovered that Robert Hawkes was a pseudo for Marc Olden, who also was penning the excellent Black Samurai and The Harker File novels ....."

Copyright © 2011 Vintage Hardboiled Reads

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