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)
Petra Minx is a wonderful heroine; fiesty, intelligent and strong. The plot is compelling and littered with luxurious boats, fast cars and faster characters! A real page turner!
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.