Marilyn Brown Oden is the award-winning author of eleven books, including The Dead Saint and Crested Butte (historical fiction). Her travels on 6 continents and encounters with refugees and prisoners, royalty and presidents enrich her writing. Several experiences shaped The Dead Saint: serving on the staff of a U.S. Congressman, being a counselor, making an official visit to refugee centers in the war zones of Bosnia-Herzegovina during the NATO bombing, and participating in an ecumenical fact-finding delegation in the Mideast. She enjoys family and friends, walking to the Santa Fe Plaza, and cross-country skiing in the moonlight. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.

Praise for The Dead Saint

“The casual yet taut style will keep readers turning pages to find out if Bishop Lynn can prevent disaster that involves the highest echelons of the U.S. government..."  more
       – Publishers Weekly

"A story of international espionage with just the right amount of inspirational seasoning."     – Fresh Review  more

“This is the most gripping suspense novel I have ever read..."  
      – John Killinger 

"Oden's book grabs readers by the lapels and takes them on a high-energy, thought-provoking run..."
 – Sheron Patterson, United Methodist Reporter  more

"This is a fast moving, well written and enjoyable novel of international intrigue and murder that begins on the streets of New Orleans and ends in the Oval office at the White House..."
 – George Taylor, The Good Book Stall  more


Sept 17, 2011

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