Welcome to Tea and a Good Word

St. Alban's Cathedral rose window.
St. Alban's Cathedral in Hertfordshire
Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England

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Winter at South Lake, Berkshire, England

Greetings, I'm author Marilyn Leach and I write inspiring English mysteries that go hand in hand with a cup of tea.

I wish you joy at this time of fresh snow, long nights, and cozy fires. 

As we continue to walk through these difficult times, I hope and pray you'll be wise, healthy, and safe.




Good Word Quote for the Week:

 Whatever you must do today, do it with the confidence of a four-year-old in a Batman cape."  Unattributed



 If you like a brain-tickling mystery along with a hot cup of tea, especially when snow freshens the earth and jack frost dances across the window, you're in the right place.  To see what I have to offer you, click the links below.


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 My Published Library

Noteworthy Authors

England Chit Chat 

Snaps of England 

More Snaps 


ALL MY Berdie Elliott Mystery Series EBOOKS are available to AMAZON's KINDLE UNLIMITED members.



For cozy winter reading:

How does an Advent wreath hold the clues that solves a murder? 

Join Berdie Elliott and the small English village of Aidan Kirkwood to find the answer in Candle for a Corpse.  Read more at: 

My Published Library


Get a copy of it here.

Ebook now Available:

All Hallows Dead: A Berdie Elliott All Saints Mystery

How does a sixteenth century saint solve a twenty-first century mystery?

Click here to learn more about the story.

A Fall Read that keeps you guessing

Publisher's Weekly has had a campaign encouraging all of us to continue enjoying the pleasure of reading.


To see my special guests who are showing us their great reads, click here

Have you ever wondered how an author cooks up Delicious Red Herrings, those characters that appear to be "the rat who did it" and keeps you guessing for pages? Click the link below to see how I create them for my mysteries. 

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In My Published Library

A new water feature for the church back garden in Aidan Kirkwood becomes a Lenten mystery when bones are unearthed from a shallow grave.

Dig into the truth with Up from the Grave: A Berdie Elliott Lenten Mystery 

To find out more about it, click the underlined link above.







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Paul Trow | Reply 23.11.2017 09:32

Are you the lovely Marilyn Leach I used to work with at the Hendon Times? If so, please call me on 07973862747, best wishes, Paul Trow

marilyn leach 25.11.2017 23:03

Sorry, Paul. I'm not that Marilyn, but she sounds lovely. Cheers

Debra | Reply 06.06.2017 08:24

Just finished Enigma of Fire, I Loved it and am so anxious for the next book, and when will that be? The Berdie Elliot Mysteries are so much fun!

marilyn 07.06.2017 13:35

You are so welcome, Debra. And happy reading. Cheers

Debra Replogle 07.06.2017 09:29

Oh that is great I will be watching for it Thank You

marilyn 06.06.2017 11:40

Debra, I just submitted "Message from the Deceased," a Berdie Elliott Saint's Day mystery to my publisher about 3 weeks ago. Hope it's in print by next year.

Dena Netherton | Reply 21.08.2016 18:27

Marilyn, just love your photos. Au, how I'd love to visit merry old England some day!

marilyn leach 22.08.2016 14:51

November's a good time to travel there. I think you'd love it, Dena. Cheers

Brad | Reply 06.02.2015 19:37

So med, is this where the book party is?


marilyn leach 13.02.2015 13:45

Hey, Brad, sorry, but no. The book party was on Facebook. Oh well, there will be other opportunities, yeah?

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18.02 | 22:20

Well, I want to say that after seeing your shares picture and views about England I am very happy and your post is so informative for me.

26.11 | 14:04

So glad you enjoy London. Cheers

26.11 | 14:03

Pat, I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. Christmas tours coming up. Cheers

15.11 | 00:23

Love, love the pictures, Marilyn! Enjoyed the scenic tour; places to dream about.

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