About Marguerite Ashton

When Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting but realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law enforcement investigators to create; Criminal Lines Blog, an online library for crime writers who need help with their book research.

She’s a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe. 

A member of Sisters in Crime, Marguerite grew up in Colorado, but is now happily living in Wisconsin and playing as much golf as possible. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Marguerite Ashton’s Books

Cold Read : (Oliana Mercer series Book 3)

Settling into campus life at the posh Reyersen Academy acting school, Oliana Mercer prepares for an audition for a lead part in a play called Cold. She soon discovers that her new roommate is not only vying for the same role, but is seeing Austin – Oliana’s ex-boyfriend. She does all she can to avoid… [Read More]

Staged: (Oliana Mercer series Book 2)

It’s been two weeks since Oliana Mercer learned a horrible family secret and witnessed the death of her best friend. Two weeks of heartache, secrets, and lies. While Oliana wants to move on, graduation day is a turning point for her, but for the worse. Austin wants Oliana to stay and not attend Reyersen Drama… [Read More]

Shadowed Seats: (Oliana Mercer series Book 1)

Oliana knows that every family has a secret, but she never expected hers to come from the grave. High school senior Oliana Mercer dreams of attending the prestigious Reyersen Drama Academy and pursue her acting career. But when tragedy strikes, Oliana discovers secrets hidden from her by her adopted parents, dimming the lights on her perfect… [Read More]

Her Final Watch

Speaking second-hand truths can be deadly …  Detective Lily Blanchette will stop at nothing to solve a murder. Her current case involves the killing of an undercover cop working to bring down the mob for prostitution and drugs. But Lily’s usual laser-like focus on the case has been disrupted. Two weeks earlier, she learned she… [Read More]

Promised Lies

Detective Lily Blanchette has a lot on her plate…  Her sister Celine has recently been murdered and her parents are on the brink of divorce. Now she’s lead on a multiple murder investigation. Six months after Lily’s sister’s death, the bodies of two young women are discovered. One look at the way the bodies have… [Read More]

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