Marian Exall

award-winning writer
of mysteries and historical fiction

Marian Exall is an award-winning author of mysteries and historical fiction. She grew up in England, and lived in France and Belgium before moving to the United States where she raised a family and pursued a career as a lawyer. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Daughters of Riga is now available for preorder online through Amazon in the US and the UK, Barnes & Noble,, and your favorite bookstore. Print copy: $18.99. Ebook: $5.99.

Exall’s World War II family saga traces the lives of two daughters who lose their mothers in the chaos of wartime and was inspired by a true story of unsung heroism.

Published by the Wild Rose Press. Release date: February 28, 2024.

Watch a recent interview with Marian Exall here. 


The Sarah McKinney Mystery Series

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Stories are a gift from the older generation to the next, if only we will take the time to unwrap them.

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A Long And Winding Road

February 28: Publication Day! When, last summer, the Wild Rose Press told me Daughters of Riga would be released on February 28, 2024, it seemed impossibly distant. Until I remembered how long it had been since this writing journey began: I completed the first draft...

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A Life of Crime

A Life of Crime

I am addicted to British TV crime series, with an occasional seasoning of Scandinavian noir or French série policière. But my latest binge was American: The Killing (four seasons streaming now on Prime Video.) Oops, now I read the small print, The Killing is based on...

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