Marion writes historical legal mystery thrillers with a supernatural twist.
Here are the first three books in the Mysterious Marsh Series, featuring a feisty young lawyer named Hazel Dawkins and her trusty dog Poppadum, not to mention a feast of interesting characters, and the memoir that started the fictional stories
when the clocks stopped
When lawyer Hazel Dawkins decides to write a few wills while waiting for the imminent birth of her first child, little does she anticipate the dramatic events that her decision will set in train. But all too soon the dark and violent past collides with the sun-warmed present and Hazel finds herself pitted against an implacable ancient evil that has stalked the mysterious Romney Marsh for centuries.
As she fights with every fibre of her to right a great wrong, she knows that her very life is at stake – and with it, the life of her unborn baby. Yet to succeed, she must also change the destiny of a young woman who lived 200 years previously – for Annie’s fate is interwoven with her own. And time is running out ….
when the tide turned
August 1976, at the height of the Cold War, an oppressive heat is hanging over Romney Marsh. Hazel Dawkins is enjoying maternity leave when she is unexpectedly asked to return to work. Soon she finds herself swept up in evil and intrigue. As the past and present intertwine in a rising tide of horrifying events, she discovers that dark forces threaten her sanity, her family and the whole of England.
What is the mystery of the man pegged down to die on the incoming tide? And what is the true significance of a painting depicting a sudden storm at sea? Risking her life at every turn, Hazel has to uncover layers of ancient secrets if she is to avert a catastrophe that will destroy all that she holds dear.
when the earth cracked
As the winter of 1977 turns into spring, there is the promise of a beautiful summer on Romney Marsh in the South of England. But feisty young property lawyer, Hazel Dawkins, is unexpectedly caught in a web of frightening criminal intrigue that threatens the lives of herself and her family. Seeking explanations, she finds herself ensnared in tragic events that occurred 1700 years earlier in a Britain ruled by the Roman Gallic Empire. There, she confronts the power of the cult of Mithras as it wars with the Old Religion.
In the midst of an earthquake that shatters the fabric of both time and place, entangling worlds separated by nearly two millennia, Hazel strives to reconcile the ancient past with the present and to discover the meaning of forces that are seemingly beyond her understanding.
Soliciting from Home
This is the memoir on which the Mysterious Marsh series is based.
SPOILER WARNING: Many of the real events mentioned here are also included in the series, but here the events have true endings.
Packed with authentic and endearing characters, unexpected romance and good old-fashioned country town drama, Soliciting from Home is an amusing, occasionally sad, but always warmhearted account of a young woman setting up a legal practice in a small community in 1970s Kent, England.