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Welcome to lovely Dorset.
The village of Bilbury, Gloucester, England
Bilbury, Gloustershire
Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England

You've arrived at Marilyn Leach Tea and Books

A sunny day needs a sunny read. Cheers


If you like a good mystery and a cup of  tea, especially in a cozy chair by a sunlit window, you're in the right place.  To see what I have to offer you, click the links below. 




Want to see photos of an English spring and summer?  Click on Snaps of England.


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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  My Published Library

Noteworthy Authors

England Chit Chat 

Snaps of England 

More Snaps 





Amazon's Ebook price reduced:  A fun Pentecost mystery, Enigma of Fire is a fired-up brain tickle.  To find out more, click here My Published Library

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.



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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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