It's my pleasure to bring you Marilyn Leach and her newest book Enigma of Fire.
While the book is in pre-order, I just found out that if you order it (and you know you won't be billed until launch day) and Marilyn gets 300 preorders she will go mass market.
THIS IS HUGE!
THIS IS HUGE!
So if you're interested, and I love her books, please pre-order.
Before I expose the clandestine features of my life, let me just say thanks to LA for this fun opportunity. I had an entertaining rummage into some truths that here-to-for have been relatively unknown.
1. If it was possible, I’d not go food shopping at a big box grocer for the rest of my life. Door to Door Organics, Schwans, the ice cream man: all represent my kind of food procurement. They deliver. I will admit to enjoying farmer’s markets, but that’s seasonal in Colorado. Sadly, endless food delivery is not a viable option for me at the moment. So I soldier on at Safeway.
2. I’m a fairly good dancer. I’ve taken classes in tap dancing (now a lost art), ballet, hula, folk, and cowboy line boogies. I enjoyed them all and have even been complimented. I also like an occasional silver glistening ball and the party dances it inspires.
3. But then, I’m an incredibly poor dancer. Anything that relates to being held and guided by a partner is the kiss of mortification for me. Ballroom dancing lessons, as much as I fancied them along with the dream of effortlessly floating across a romantic flood-lit floor, found me stumbling about, apologizing with every step and turn, and sending dance partners from seventeen to seventy scrambling for the door.
4. I love an occasional flutter at the horse track. That’s why I don’t go. For me, it has “bad habit” written all over it. Only once have I gone home with less money than I brought. That’s why it spells dangerous. I discovered a winning technique that worked. No studying of statistics, odds, or insider knowledge, but a practical winning system none-the-less. I didn’t take home thousands, but it bolstered the readies. However, I think I’ll keep my method to myself. After all, we all need to keep some secrets or we wouldn’t be interesting. Right?
5. I can tell you one thing that is clearly not a secret. I love to write. And at the top of the list are British cozy mysteries. I thank God for the opportunity to story-tell and share them with the world.Now, what secrets are you ready to confess? I invite you to leave a comment.
When English village, Aidan Kirkwood, experiences an explosive fire, the entire parish is aflame with rumor and innuendo until Berdie Elliott, the scorching sleuth and vicar’s wife, can douse the flames with cold, hard facts that expose the perpetrator. A heroic dog, elusive book, and military champions come together to reveal the enigma of fire.
“Cedric, Don’t chance it. Please,” Doug’s voice trembled as he shot out the command.
“Don’t what?” Berdie asked herself as much as Doug.
“Down, Mrs. Elliott.” Doug’s eyes wide, his breathing was short and rapid for the toil of making his wheels go toward them as fast as he could manage.
“Down? What are you talking about?”
Berdie suddenly experienced a jolt to her body that propelled her to the ground with such force it left her breathless. A stab of pain coursed through her while the reverberation of full-on colliding trains penetrated her ears. The horrific ache that shot through her knees focused her senses as she tried to gather her thoughts. Grass etched itself into her cheek, making it itch. Then the smell of acrid smoke assaulted her nose. She worked to catch a breath of air. What’s happened?
Are you an Agatha Christie fan? Does the thought of an English village make you long to grab your passport and head across the pond? Are cozy mysteries your cup of tea? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you won’t want to miss Marilyn Leach’s newest release, Enigma of Fire.
Intrepid heroine Berdie Elliott, a vicar’s wife whose sleuthing skills were honed as an investigative reporter, faces her most challenging mystery yet when her husband’s former military comrades come to the sleepy village of Aiden Kirkwood for a sculling regatta. From its riveting prologue to the final resolution, this story showcases Leach at her best.
~ Amanda Cabot, CBA and ECPA bestselling author
Marilyn Leach is a dyed-in-the-wool British enthusiast who lives lakeside near the Colorado foothills. She enjoys viewing and reading mysteries that originate across the pond. From the Scottish Boarders to Devon, city buzz to rural church bells, she enjoys excursions throughout the beautiful isle that inspire her writing. Her dear friends, who have become like family, live in Reading, England.