Kelly Marshall: One of the Top 25 Mystery Writers You Need To Be Reading
August 2, 2019
Kelly Marshall writes compelling mysteries and dares you to come along for a ride you will never forget. Tension traps you immediately, then the intensity is strangled with fear.
As a child, Kelly Marshall always thought she would communicate in the world as a writer and someday pen a great novel.
But life took a left turn and instead, Kelly ended up at broadcasting school. She spent the next thirty years spinning records, interviewing people, doing love song dedications and having a ball at radio stations in Virginia, Colorado, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington.
After thirty years, she walked away from the microphone and decided to do what she had always wanted to do . . . write.
Kelly lives in the Pacific Northwest with her grandson, Dawson.
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A charismatic and popular priest, Father Michael Dunne is brutally stabbed to death in the confessional.
The Seattle Catholic Community is stunned and in mourning for a cleric who served not only the people in his parish but many in the Northwest’s burgeoning homeless and drug-addicted communities.
Seattle homicide detectives Nick Winston and Pat Strom find Father Mike face down in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds to his body. Because the attack was so savage, the police surmise the killer knew the pastor.
What in his past could account for the highly personal nature of the crime?
Was he murdered by a penitent scared that the priest would break the seal of the confessional?
Or did an illicit love affair come back to haunt Michael Dunne?
Everyone loved Father Mike…with one grave exception.
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die is the third book in the Winston and Strom Novels.
One review says: “Kelly Marshall writes compelling mysteries and dares you to come along for a ride you will never forget. Tension traps you immediately, then the intensity is strangled with fear.
“In Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die, I found myself walking the same dark streets where a serial killer walked, the same deadly streets where the lives of beautiful girls can fall without warning into the frightening chill of a nightmare that ends only when they take their final breaths.
“Detectives know a murderer will strike again, and time, like life itself, is a precious commodity that is quickly running out. Each new sundown may be someone’s last. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die is a haunting, terrifying journey, and I dare you to breathe during the final fifty pages.”
It’s the one call cops hate to get. Seattle homicide detectives Nick Winston and Pat Strom are summoned to Lake Union to investigate the death of six-year-old Emily Chatburn.
Their probe unmasks a family’s darkest secrets. Nick becomes entangled in an obsessive web of lust and lies that threaten to derail his career in law enforcement.
6 White Roses is a thriller served up for mystery buffs who like their murder sexy and sinister.
Seattle homicide detectives Nick Winston and Pat Strom dig working together. Their lively banter gets them through the daily dark side of their business. After all, dead bodies dominate their workload.
He’s straight; she’s gay. In politically liberal Seattle, that’s not a problem until…they both find the same woman irresistible. Suddenly their wonderful working relationship is intolerable.
At the center of their attention is radio announcer, Jasmine James. Beautiful and sultry, James has a sexual appetite big enough to satisfy both detectives. The two officers are not the only ones obsessed with the Love Songs host.
A crazed fan kidnaps Jasmine James while four of her male listeners are discovered dead with a single bullet to their ear as her Love Songs program plays softly in the background.
The pressure is on for the Seattle cops to find the murderer and locate James before her air runs out.