Published: 28/09/2015
ISBN: 9781784623487
eISBN: 9781784625788
Format: Paperback/eBook

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Marion Leigh grew up in Birmingham, England, a distinction she is delighted to share with authors Lee Child, Jonathan Coe and the great J.R.R. Tolkien. After graduating in Modern Languages from the Un... read more

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Dead Man's Legacy
by Marion Leigh

This is a wide-ranging, fast-paced international adventure featuring the feisty Petra Minx, a sergeant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Marine Unit.

Sergeant Petra Minx of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is ecstatic when her quirky boss, A.K., orders her to catch the next plane to the Bahamas to meet the legendary Betty Graceby, a retired Canadian singer and ex-Vegas dancer. The complaints Betty has been filing against her rowdy and unpleasant grandson Ken have finally caught the attention of the authorities. But why the sudden interest?

Martin, an investigative journalist with a great nose for a story, has heard rumours of a major new arts centre to be financed by an anonymous benefactor… and Betty’s fortune has tripled since the death of her husband, Joe LePinto, who was killed in a car being driven by her smooth-talking son Cliff. So is money the key, and how far will the Graceby ‘boys’ go to secure their future?

As the action moves from Nassau to Las Vegas and on to the Great Lakes of North America, Petra develops a deep affection for Betty and her simple fact-finding mission becomes much more personal. She uncovers a viper’s nest of hatred, greed, treachery and lust and comes to understand that LePinto’s influence is as pervasive in death as it was in life. The dead man’s legacy is a weighty one...

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Dead Man's Legacy, the second book in the Petra Minx series of adventure thrillers, was launched yesterday at Buy-The-Book, in Nassau, Bahamas, which is where the story begins and ends. Bahamians are avid readers and supporters of new authors.

The first book in the series, The Politician's Daughter, takes Petra undercover to the Mediterranean on the trail of a missing girl. It was published in 2011 by Rudling House.

Other books by Marion include:
Rosie Aims High, A Rosie Raccoon story for children, based on an event that occurred in Toronto, Canada, in May 1983 (Kindle e-book) and
An adult poetry collection entitled To Love Sex and Cunning Linguistics (Kindle e-book)

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5 out of 5 stars

I thought this was a fantastic read. You will love it.

by Sue Wallace

This book was very personal to me in the way that I'm also a policewoman, so I extra love and adore police procedurals novels. A mounted police woman is sent to the Bahamas to do some undercover work, but thinking of that, how do you do that in a bikini and a tequila in the hand.... Some investigations occur in the Caribbean and then the story's focus shifts to Canada. I loved the references to the history and historical places in the book as I haven't been there before and finds it all interesting. Our main character is a bit of a man's lady (see what I did there... a ladies' man.... LOL), and breaks a few hearts along the way. Interesting read and even though it was my first novel by this author, it will certainly not be my last. Thanks for the read!

by Tanya Brough

3 out of 5 stars

An enjoyable police procedural novel. The writing is fast paced, the story well drawn and the characters interesting. Another fun read from Marion Leigh.. I look forward to the next in series of this well-done series. Each book is more enjoyable then the last.

by Lori Reed

Dead Man's Legacy complements and adds to the excellent Politician's Daughter, the 1st of the Petra Minx series. Happily, many of the characters return for the second book, along with a raft of equally well drawn new ones. If you're looking for a rich, sweeping and colourful thriller that you can't put down, then this is it!

by David


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