Harol at book signing

Signing Books (Really!)



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.