Harol Marshall is the author of nine novels. Her first
political thriller, The Shadow Cabinet, initially
published by Storyteller Books,was a finalist in the Don
Knotts Silver Bullet Award in 2010, and gleaned 4.5 and 5
star reviews from Compulsion Reads and Long
and Short Reviews when it appeared on shelves in
2012. Her second political thriller, The Singapore
Assassin, has just come out she and is
currently at work on a third: The Shanghai Contract.
As fate would have it, she will be traveling to Shanghai
this year to visit her daughter, where she plans to soak
up the atmosphere and gather background information for
her next thriller.
Marshall grew up in Upstate New York where her father was
Deputy Chief of Police in her hometown, which explains her
love of writing her P.I. Polly Berger series: Holy
Death (2008), Holy Mole Murder (2011), and
her latest, Holy Kow! Who's Dead Now? Coming out
in the late summer of 2014, is a fourth in the series: Holy
Cannoli! Who killed Spinoli? in which Polly is hired
to find a missing husband when the murdered body of the
husband's fishing buddy (Spinoli) washes up on the shore
of Dockweiler State Beach in Southern California.
Marshall's short stories have appeared in several e-zines,
including: The Cynic Online Magazine, Southern
Women's Review, and East of the Web. In
2012, she published a short story anthology, Growing
Up With Pigs, a collection of
twenty-two humorous and heart-warming stories about life
on a small family farm in the 1950's.
Two of her early 'cozy' village mysteries (romantic
suspense) are set in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala
where she once lived and worked:
A Corpse for Cuamantla, and A Corpse
for the Matadora. In addition to her novels and
short stories, Ms. Marshall has authored a stage play
based on her short story, Our New Thing, about two
retired gangsters who discuss going back into business,
but as investment bankers.
She and her husband live in the central Piedmont of North
Carolina where they enjoy gardening and dancing.