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Newest Release: Who Lit the Whistling Kettle?

Hello, I'm Marilyn Leach, author of inspirational mysteries.

Do you enjoy English cozy's?  There are smashing stories right here at your fingertips.  My fun, brain-tickling whodunits are terrific companions to a comfortable chair and hot cups of tea on autumn evenings.  See what's on offer below and enjoy your read.  Cheers

Who Lit the Whistling Kettle?

Marilyn's newest book release is here!


When Poppy Ellis moves from London to buy and operate a small village teashop in rural England, little does she know that intrigue will add spice to her new life there. A long boat, The Whistling Kettle, goes up in flames on the canal right behind her shop, and Poppy has to solve the crime before her new tearoom career goes up in smoke as well.

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All Hallows Dead: A Berdie Elliott All Saints Mystery

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

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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 

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A Spring Read that will tickle your brain and add laughs along the way.

Up From the Grave

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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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