I recently checked the status of my crime novel, The Upside to Murder, happy to see that many readers have enjoyed the story. Better yet, since it has now been made available in audio version in 2018, I stopped to see some of the reader’s comments, which were – for the most part – glowing.  And, no, these reviewers are not my friends and relatives, the people come from the four corners of the nation.

Since it’s been a while, and considering the audio, I thought I’d create a new promo for mystery lovers who never heard of the book and might be interested. I should also point out, that in 2016, a Hollywood producer sought me out to sign a rights contract for a two-year option to make a film. Enough  money was never raised, thus – no movie. But it did my ego a lot of good.

Paperback print copies are at, or signed copies (discounted) are available by e-mailing me at

Story Line:  After 16 year-old Cassandra is gang-raped, shot and left for dead, African-American Doctor Orville T. Madison, embarks on a stealth campaign to protect his daughter from reliving the terrifying ordeal through rigors of the justice system. His obsessive pursuit drives the Miami physician into a spiral of chaos as he desperately tries to resolve inexplicable conflicts between love of child and love of God. A gut-wrenching drama pitting good versus evil bringing out the worst in the best of people.

Audio copies can be purchased on line at : The Upside to Murder (Audible Audio Edition): Marshall Frank, Scott Sutherland, Frankly Speaking: Gateway

Aberdeen Bay Press | | Retail $16.95

Here’s a sampling of the audio book reviews: 



I love crime books and I loved this book very much as well it answered to a lot of questions and a lot of intrigues in one very specific and very good story the book was great the narrator was superb and it was enjoyable and very well written


Do two wrongs make a right? Well, I guess you can say that depends on the situation and if there is an upside to one or both of the wrongs. What do you do when the one you love and looks up to you for protection is violated and abused so badly, that their life will never be the same?? As a parent, who loves their child unconditionally, you do whatever you have to do. This book is well done and the narration was perfect


Wow, what conflict and suspense!
Very engaging and thought-provoking audiobook, not to mention an awesome story!

I loved the writing and the narration, and really enjoyed the listen. It’s good!! 🙂 I’ve often thought about what I, or someone I love, would do in the same situation


This was a great crime novel. the twists come every time you think you have caught up. The characters were well fleshed out and the narrator helped to bring everything to life. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a crime drama because they will be thrilled.


This is an excellent detective thriller. We are presented with a complex tale of morals and devotion; devotion to family and to God. The hook is when this devotion between family and God conflicts

I totally enjoyed this realistic, complicated crime book which I could not stop listening. The book is about Orville’ daughter beaten raped and shot and he wants revenge always saying “Everything I did, I did for you”. The book is full of realistic action, twists and turns that is heart and guts wrenching and highly recommend this suspenseful thriller and would enjoy listening to more of author’s book.


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6 Responses to THE UPSIDE TO MURDER – POLICE NOVEL (By Marshall Frank)

  1. Helen Bennett June 30, 2019 at 5:21 pm #

    The book sounds fascinating! Unfortunately, the reviewers could use a good course in written English. (Maybe they listen better than they write?)

  2. Donald Gilleland June 30, 2019 at 6:15 pm #

    Well deserved comments. It’s one of, if not the very best of your books.

  3. John M. June 30, 2019 at 8:31 pm #

    Nice, well-deserved accolades.

    What’s with the new photo on your web page? Did you quit drinking?:):)

    • Edward A. Hensley June 30, 2019 at 9:59 pm #

      Ditto the new neat profile pic of Marshall!
      Great book, I read it in 2 days, cuz I had
      something I couldn’t put off that made me
      me put it down on day one. I had hoped
      it would make the big screen. Good
      audio reviews. Get enough and it may
      make TV or the big screen yet. Hope so.

  4. Anonymous July 6, 2019 at 8:34 am #

    You are a fabulous writer and have enjoyed every book you have witten. What about the one that is going to be made into a movie??
    Have a good day
    Linda R. Nelms

  5. paul Vincent zecchino July 9, 2019 at 9:54 pm #

    Your manner of writing puts us in among the characters, Marshall. We’re right there, the steamy Miami nights, the ravening neighborhoods, the tension. Your books occupy a position of honor on our shelves, and we’ve bought extra copies to give to friends, some who are retired from ‘the job’ and who greatly appreciate them.

    All the best,

    Dr. Marleen L. Zecchino
    Paul V. Zecchino