Margaux Mannion Brown's New Book Offers a Gripping Thriller Over the Fight of Good Versus Evil

Share Article

‘The Devil’s Opus’ follows Sophie and Tony who need to protect their granddaughter from the evil forces.

News Image

There are wicked people in this world. Their deeds defy psychiatric explanations, and the extent of their evil has no cure. They create the game to win it, and when they lose, there are grievous consequences. Leo Buckman is a sociopath, a black hole sucking the light out of anyone that comes close to him. Left vulnerable by the sudden death of her husband, Katie Mezzo falls prey to Buckman’s grift, eventually becoming his codependent and willing victim. After Katie’s brutal murder, the prestigious and socially prominent Mezzo family is left spinning with questions, spiritual devastation, and a lust for revenge.

“The Devil’s Opus” is a novel about the wealthy and prominent Reno family, the Mezzos, and how they react to the sociopaths Leo Buckman and Eddie Saldana’s involvement with the demise and eventual murder of their daughter Katie. It is a story about the sociopathic mind, the death of a child, the love of family and friends, expectations and disappointment, abandonment and loss, self realization, and joy.

Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour suspense, Margaux Mannion Brown’s first work of fiction reads like a page-turning thriller. It is a book that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence — a book that no American can afford to miss.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Margaux Mannion Brown was born in Midvale, Utah, a township about twenty-five minutes from the heart of Salt Lake City. After graduating from Saint Mary of the Wasatch Catholic High School, she attended the University of Utah. There, she studied philosophy, English literature, and education. Her twenty-five-year teaching career began in Salt Lake and continued when her family moved to Nevada in 1988. She currently lives with her husband in Carson City, where she continues to write and play the piano and violin. Ms. Brown loves being outdoors and frequently visits Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The Devil's Opus* by Margaux Mannion Brown
Publication Date: 1/31/2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 112 pages; 978-1-4931-5565-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 112 pages; 978-1-4931-5566-8
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-5567-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
+1 (888) 795-4274 Ext: 7879
Email >
Visit website