Michael Marshall - Author

About the Author

Michael Marshall was born in England but spent his early years in the United States, South Africa and Australia. He read Philosophy and Social and Political Science at King's College, Cambridge, before publishing his first novel in 1994. His critically acclaimed novels have won a string of awards and his breakout blockbuster, THE STRAW MEN, was a SUNDAY TIMES bestseller, consequently becoming an internationally bestselling sensation. Marshall has also worked extensively as a screenwriter, writing for clients in both LA and London. He lives in Santa Cruz and Brighton with his wife and son.

 

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Straw Men 3-Book Thriller Collection

Straw Men 3-Book Thriller Collection

Author: Michael Marshall Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2015

The Straw Men. They kill people. Any people. And soon they'll get around to you. Read all the books in the electrifying STRAW MEN trilogy by Michael Marshall.THE STRAW MENSarah Becker is the fifth girl to be abducted. Judging from the state of the bodies that have been found, her long hair will be hacked off and she will be tortured. She has about a week to live.Former LA homicide detective John Zandt has an inside track on the perpetrator - his own daughter was one of his victims two years ago. But the key to Sarah's whereabouts lies with Ward Hopkins, a man with a past so secret not even he knows about it. His parents have just died in a car accident, but they leave Ward a very strange message that leads him to question everything he once believed to be true..THE LONELY DEADA guilty man walks alone into the cold mountain forests of Washington State, aiming never to return. What he finds there starts a chain of events that will quickly spiral out of control.Meanwhile in Los Angeles a woman's body is discovered, sitting bolt upright in a motel bedroom. She is dead, and her killer has left his mark. It soon becomes clear he has something to say, and a lot more work to do.And Ward Hopkins, an ex-CIA agent recovering from the recent shocking death of his parents, is on the trail of his past, tracking down the men who destroyed everything he once held dear, and the murderer whose face he sees every time he looks in the mirror.BLOOD OF ANGELSNotorious serial killer the Upright Man has escaped from prison, and the FBI have no idea where to look for him. His brother, Ward Hopkins, suspects he may have been aided by the Straw Men, the shadowy organization founded on murder as a way of life that killed Ward's parents.But apart from his girlfriend Nina, a discredited FBI agent, the only other person who believes the Straw Men exist is John Zandt, a former homicide cop turned lone vigilante.Ward's brother was broken out for a reason. The Straw Men are planning something new and terrible. And only Ward, Nina and John stand against the Upright Man and his terrifying allies.

The Intruders

The Intruders

Author: Michael Marshall Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2015

Now a major BBC TV show, starring John Simm. Taut, menacing, sinister, gripping, intelligent, action-packed - everything you could want from a thriller. When ex-LAPD patrol cop Jack Whalen's wife goes missing on a routine business trip to Seattle, his world is shaken. Meanwhile, a ten-year-old girl vanishes from a beach in Oregon after an encounter with a sinister stranger - but it gradually becomes clear that she's very far from defenceless. Searching for answers in the shadowy secrets of a past that still haunts him, Jack discovers that the truth has roots deeper and darker than he ever feared.

Killer Move

Killer Move

Author: Michael Marshall Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Everything's going to plan - until someone steals his life...With a lucrative job, great marriage and a beautiful house, Bill Moore is a man with a plan. It's all working out just fine, until the day he finds a card left on his desk, printed with just one word: MODIFIED.From that moment, his life begins to change - at first barely noticeably, then in more and more disturbing ways. Bill soon finds out, in the most terrifying way, that he has become the subject of a dark and deadly game . . . and that he has no choice but to fight back.

Killer Move

Killer Move

Author: Michael Marshall Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2011

Stephen King hailed Michael Marshall's novel Straw Men as a masterpiece . . . brilliantly written and scary as hell. Now, Marshall returns with this latest unnerving talea creepy, fast-paced thriller that grips you from the first page straight through to its shocking end.Bill Moore already has a lot, but he wants more . . . much more.He's got a lucrative job selling condos in the Florida Keys, a successful wife, a good marriage, a beautiful house. He also has a five-year plan for supersuccess, but that plan has begun to drag into its sixth year without reaping its intended rewards. So now Bill's starting to mix it upjust a littleto accelerate his way into the future that he knows he deserves. Then one morning Bill arrives at work to find a card waiting for him, with no indication who it's from or why it was sent. Its message is just one word: modified.From that moment on, Bill's life begins to change.At first, nothing seems very different. But when things begin to unwind rapidly, and one after another, people around Bill start to die, it becomes increasingly clear that someone somewhere has a very different plan for Bill's future. Confused and angry, Bill begins to fight against this unseen force until he comes to a terrifying, inescapable realization: Once modified, there's no going back.

The Transforming Power of Prayer From Illusion to Reality

The Transforming Power of Prayer From Illusion to Reality

Author: Michael Marshall Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/12/2010

'We are here that we may learn to bear the beams of light', said Blake. This is the purpose of discipleship and the spiritual journey. The journey from illusion to reality is a necessary journey through Lent. The greatest ally in any illusory exercise is the devil himself. Where better than in the sphere of religion can the devil promote a programme of illusion and self-deception. We need to pray at every turn in the road for the spirit of discernment, if we are to distinguish between illusion and reality. We have to shake off this illusion if we are to expose ourselves to the bright beams of reality, truth and love.

Intruders

Intruders

Author: Michael Marshall Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2007

Stunning new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Straw Men.When ex-LAPD patrol cop Jack Whalen's wife goes missing on a routine business trip to Seattle, his world is shaken.Meanwhile, a ten-year-old girl vanishes from a beach in Oregon after an encounter with a sinister stranger - but it gradually becomes clear that she's very far from defenceless.Searching for answers in the shadowy secrets of a past that still haunts him, Jack discovers that the truth has roots deeper and darker than he ever feared.

Blood of Angels (The Straw Men Trilogy, Book 3)

Blood of Angels (The Straw Men Trilogy, Book 3)

Author: Michael Marshall Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2005

Tense and suspense-filled thriller from the author of The Straw Men and The Lonely Dead.Since aiding in the capture of his brother, the serial killer known as the Upright Man, Ward Hopkins has been avoiding his demons holed up in a log cabin with his girlfriend, FBI agent Nina Baynam. But when Nina's boss turns up with an intriguing new serial-killer case for her, the couple realise they can't hide forever. Especially when they learn that the Upright Man has escaped from custody.Ward's brother must have had help. The most likely candidates are the Straw Men, the shadowy organisation founded on murder as a way of life that killed Ward's parents. Former homicide cop John Zandt is obsessed with tracking them down following their murder of his daughter, and as he digs deeper he discovers extraordinary secrets about American history and society.The shadows are gathering, and across America sinister forces are stirring. Only Ward, Nina and John stand against the Upright Man and his terrifying allies. It's just a question of when the next killings will start... and whether they will ever stop.

Lonely Dead (The Straw Men Trilogy, Book 2)

Lonely Dead (The Straw Men Trilogy, Book 2)

Author: Michael Marshall Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2005

Grotesquely arranged corpses are turning up in remote locations across America: is it the work of a bizarre sect or a solitary serial killer? An electrifying thriller from the author of The Straw Men.A guilty man walks alone into the cold mountain forests of Washington State, aiming never to return. What he finds there starts a chain of events that will quickly spiral out of control.Meanwhile in Los Angeles a woman's body is discovered, sitting bolt upright in a motel bedroom. She is dead, and her killer has left his mark. It soon becomes clear he has something to say, and a lot more work to do.And Ward Hopkins, an ex-CIA agent recovering from the recent shocking deaths of his parents, is on the trail of his past, tracking down the men who destroyed everything he once held dear, and the murderer whose face he sees every time he looks in the mirror.These three are ominous strands in a web of deadly secrets, roads to a dark history that should never have been told. There are people who will do anything to protect it. Anything at all. As in life, it's not a matter of who dies. We're all going to die.What matters is who dies last.Michael Marshall's unique voice adds a chilling intensity to the serial-killer plot, combining dazzling narrative, a white-hot pace and a deeply disturbing backdrop of conspiracy.

Straw Men (The Straw Men Trilogy, Book 1)

Straw Men (The Straw Men Trilogy, Book 1)

Author: Michael Marshall Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2005

The first in an explosive trilogy of thrillers from Michael Marshall. This book takes the serial-killer book ands adds a chilling new dimension, combining pace, narrative and a genuinely disturbing conspiracy story.Sarah tries to struggle, but the man holds her. The scream never makes it out of her throat. 'Nobody watching,' the man says with hateful calm. 'I made it this way. I can walk where nobody sees.'Sarah Becker is the fifth girl to be abducted by this maniac. Judging from the state of the bodies that have been found, her long hair will be hacked off and she will be tortured. She has about a week to live.Former LA homicide detective John Zandt has an inside track on the perpetrator - his own daughter was one of his victims two years ago.But the key to Sarah's whereabouts lies with Ward Hopkins, a man with a past so secret not even he knows about it. His parents have just died in a car accident, but they leave Ward a bizarre message that leads him to question everything he once believed to be true.As he begins to investigate his own past Ward finds himself drawn into the shadowy, sinister world of the Straw Men - and into the desperate race to find Sarah, before her time runs out

The Straw Men

The Straw Men

Author: Michael Marshall Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2003

Michael Marshall's unique voice adds a chilling intensity to the serial-killer plot, combining dazzling narrative, a white-hot pace and a deeply disturbing backdrop of conspiracy. Sarah tries to struggle, but the man holds her. The scream never makes it out of her throat. 'Nobody watching,' the man says with hateful calm. 'I made it this way. I can walk where nobody sees.' Sarah Becker is the fifth girl to be abducted by this maniac. Judging from the state of the bodies that have been found, her long hair will be hacked off and she will be tortured. She has about a week to live. Former LA homicide detective John Zandt has an inside track on the perpetrator - his own daughter was one of his victims two years ago. But the key to Sarah's whereabouts lies with Ward Hopkins, a man with a past so secret not even he knows about it. His parents have just died in a car accident, but they leave Ward a bizarre message that leads him to question everything he once believed to be true. As he begins to investigate his own past Ward finds himself drawn into the shadowy, sinister world of the Straw Men - and into the desperate race to find Sarah, before her time runs out.

The Stanley Holloway Monologues

The Stanley Holloway Monologues

Author: Michael Marshall Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/1986

Here, for the first time, is complete collection of actor and entertainer Stanley Holloway's incomparable comic monologues, which he performed between 1929 and 1941. All the much-loved characters such as Albert Ramsbottom (`with a stick with an `orse's `ead `andle'), Sam Small (`Sam, Sam, pick oop tha' arm), and King `Arold (`on his `orse with his `awk in his `and') are gathered together and brilliantly illustrated by cartoonist Bill Tidy.

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