HL Marsay


HL Marsay is the author of the Chief Inspector Shadow Mysteries.
A Long Shadow and A Viking’s Shadow are out now.
A Ghostly Shadow is released on October 14th 2021.
Published by www.tulepublushing.com
CWA Member.


About HL Marsay

H L Marsay has always loved reading detective stories and promised herself that some day, she would write one too. Fortunately, living in York, a city full of history and mystery, she is never short of inspiration. When she isn’t coming up with new ways to bump people off, she enjoys red wine, dark chocolate and blue cheese – not necessarily together!



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A Viking’s Shadow 

February 3, 2021

There’s no such thing as a coincidence in York ...

As Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year approach, the ancient city of York is busier than ever and so is Detective Chief Inspector John Shadow. First he has the theft of valuable Romanartifacts from a museum, then a Chinese tourist is reported missing. During his investigations, he encounters jewellers, chocolatiers, museum curators and Roman soldiers—all pieces to a puzzle he must solve. After discovering a series of coincidences, he begins to suspect there may be a link between the two cases.

John Shadow is a man of contradictions. A solitary figure who notices the smallest details about other people, but endeavours to avoid their company. A lover of good food, but whose fridge is almost always empty. Although he would prefer to work alone, he is ably assisted by his eager partner Sergeant Jimmy Chang.

Shadow suspects he knows who the culprit is, but he needs proof. And then there’s the headache of trying to dodge attending an important party, even as the normally easygoing Jimmy behaves out of character…

Available to order now.