Book launch at the

Decatur Book Festival



After a career as an employment lawyer, Marian Exall now writes what she loves to read: fiction of all kinds.




Marian Exall

​ writer, trainer, consultant

A SLIPPERY SLOPE ​ available now as an e-book  and in print

"A well-paced, engrossing mystery ... Exall does a superb job of adding layers to the mystery, but she also takes time to develop Sarah's character. ... The prose is especially elegant."  

Kirkus Reviews


INTRODUCING Sarah McKinney ........

​Lawyer and international mediator. Celebrating the conclusion of a case in London, she is hit by a stray bullet. When she meets the intended targets, a beautiful young Jordanian woman and her lover, a journalist on the hunt for the hidden assets of Middle-Eastern strongmen, she is drawn into a criminal intrigue that follows her home to Decatur, Georgia. The Sphinx has the answers -- but who has the Sphinx?


 E-book and print versions:                        Print version for US customers:

Amazon for USA Customers                         Village Books

Amazon for UK Customers                            Trail's End Bookstore



Wow! What a fabulous event! Ninety thousand people attended the 2013 Decatur Book Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, the nation's largest independent book festival.​ Marian Exall was one of twenty-five authors featured in the Emerging Writers Pavilion.






Amazon Reviews give A SLIPPERY SLOPE four and a half stars


Readers say:


"You start and there's no turning back"  ....   "Exciting"  ....   "Intriguing"     

"Well-written and researched"  .....  "Moves at a great pace"

"Sarah is complex -- her competent and business-like veneer covers unresolved issues"  

"Women will debate over the love interest: what would they do?"



                       Coming soon:      A Dangerous Descent 

​                                              The second Sarah McKinney mystery. Visit the Preview page for details.