The third book in Marion Leigh's Petra Minx series of adventure thrillers was launched in Spain in September 2018 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 diabolical human predator. Book signings at The Bookshop, San Pedro Alcantara, Spain, and The Bay Bookshop, Hout Bay, South Africa, gave Marion the opportunity to interact with local readers.
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)
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!
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.