Troubador A Holiday to Die For

Released: 28/07/2018

ISBN: 9781789014198

eISBN: 9781789011524

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A Holiday to Die For


The dynamic duo from The Politician’s Daughter, Marine Unit Sergeant Petra Minx of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and her Italian friend Carlo, who works for Interpol, return in another grand adventure. 

With some misgivings, Petra accompanies the mercurial Carlo to his cousin’s wedding in South Africa. The bait: a trip to Namibia and a safari in Etosha National Park. But other people are out there laying bait for unsuspecting young women.

Two teenage girls are attacked on their first night in Cape Town. When Petra discovers they have joined a tour to Namibia which includes volunteering in an African village and that her boss’s protégeé, Vicky, has left her job at a local hotel to do community service, her antennae begin to quiver. Her suspicions grow when she meets the reluctant bride, Julia, her stepbrother Florian who trades on his looks to ensnare women, and the phoney priest Father John.

Petra is determined to find the girls and foil Florian’s diabolical plans for the future, but can she do it without ruining her holiday, her friendship with Carlo and perhaps her life?

The third book in Marion Leigh's Petra Minx series of adventure thrillers will be launched in Spain in September and in South Africa in November. A Holiday to Die For takes Petra through South Africa and Namibia on a dangerous quest to thwart the plans of a dangerous human predator. Marion will be signing books at The Bookshop, La Colonia, San Pedro Alcantara on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5.30 - 7 pm.

Dead Man's Legacy, the second book in the Petra Minx series, was launched 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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Another great and easy read as Petra travels through The Cape Town area of South Africa and Namibia. Supposedly on holiday, she finds herself embroiled in the machinations of a white supremacist group, where idealistic young women are exploited. As always, Marion takes her protagonist through interesting local scenes and events and a fight against time to save a young Canadian woman from a fate, possibly worse than death.

by Sailor Bryan

Marion Leigh

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 University of Oxford, she spent a year doing volunteer work in Indonesia then worked as a teacher in London. Later, she moved to Canada where she established and ran a successful financial and legal translation company. Never a good skier, she now likes to spend the winter in warmer climes, including Spain and the Bahamas.

Marion draws on her travel experiences on five continents to add authenticity and local colour to her writing. Boating is also a recurrent theme, reflecting her passion for the water. Her latest novel, A Holiday to Die For, takes Petra Minx to South Africa and Namibia on a dangerous quest to thwart the plans of a beautiful human predator. It is the third in her Petra Minx series of adventure thrillers, following The Politician's Daughter and Dead Man's Legacy.

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