6 White Roses


Fiction - Mystery - Murder
374 Pages
Reviewed on 06/16/2014
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Author Biography

I always thought I would communicate in the world as a writer. As a child I was a voracious reader, and knew someday I would pen a great novel. It was my calling. But life sometimes takes left turns and I went to broadcasting school instead of a four-year college. I wanted to be the next Barbara Walters and make a million a year. Well, that didn’t happen. But I did spend thirty years having fun, spinning records, interviewing people, doing love song dedications. I had a ball until…

Congress passed a law in 1996 allowing broadcast corporations to own multiple radio stations in one market. Well, the gobbling began and soon behemoths like Clear Channel ate up radio stations like locusts in a wheat field. And radio announcers like me were axed on bloody Fridays with surgical precision. Something had to give. I left radio and began doing what I really loved doing...writing.

My website is:kellymarshallbooks.com where there are links to order my books. You can contact me at kellymarshall@kellymarshallbooks.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Julia Hopkinson for Readers' Favorite

6 White Roses by Kelly Marshall is an excellent murder mystery thriller with adult themes. On the first page, the strangled body of six-year-old Emily Chatburn is found by an early morning fisherman. The case is handed to macho Detective Nick Winston and his female partner, Pat Strom. Mystery number one is clearly whodunit, but mystery number two is why did the child’s mother, Elizabeth, wait more than twelve hours after her daughter went missing to call the police; finally, where does the local reverend and overly-attentive ‘friend’ to Elizabeth, Gerald Foster, fit in, and why is Elizabeth’s ex-husband back on the scene? The story covers the detectives’ increasingly disturbing investigation, but also peeks into their steamy private lives to find out what makes each of them tick.

6 White Roses grabs you from the first page, drags you into its compelling mystery, and does not let you go - I absolutely loved it. It is an intriguing, complex mystery, with engaging, sexy (and permanently horny!) lead characters in Winston and his current girlfriend, Tandy, and Strom and her partner, Carina. The story is well plotted and brilliantly executed, the tension is constantly on the rise, and the conclusion is chillingly effective. I didn’t realise straight away that this book was part of a series, but, having enjoyed this so much, I have now also downloaded Kelly Marshall’s The Radio Murders and am looking forward to getting back to Strom and Winston’s world. I sincerely hope there is more to come from this classy writer.

Sandra Nachlinger

A terrific story with enough twists and turns to keep me engaged from Page 1 all the way through to the end. I've read both of Kelly Marshall's Winstrom-Strom books, and I'm looking forward to the next one.

K. Guimond

Having been raised in the Seattle area, Kelly Marshall's first book, The Love Songs Murders, captured my attention right away. Her sequel, 6 White Roses, didn't disappoint. This author just keeps getting better with every book she writes! I was intrigued from the beginning. It kept me guessing throughout the book and left me wowing in the end. I for one will be eagerly awaiting her next book in the Winston-Strom series.