marion leigh

"It's Minx, Petra Minx."

A Holiday To Die For

The third novel in the Petra Minx series. Available in paperback and on Kindle.



Welcome to the official website of author Marion Leigh!

… and to the world of Petra Minx, a young, feisty Marine Unit Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The idea for the Petra Minx series of adventure thrillers came to Marion in 2006 when she was boating in Canada, on Lake Huron. At a drinks party on board a sailboat in Kincardine, Marion explained to fellow guests her desire to create a tough, independent female character, a sort of globetrotting “Jane Bond” who would be called in, on a semi-official basis, to investigate situations where Canadians had run into trouble. Each stand-alone book in the series would be set in a different part of the world and draw on Marion’s travel and boating experiences. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive and Marion set to work.

The Politician’s Daughter, set in the Western Mediterranean, was published in 2011.

Dead Man’s Legacy, set in the Bahamas, Las Vegas and the Great Lakes, was published in 2015.

Reviews of The Politician's Daughter:

"A most exciting and pacey read. I was gripped from the beginning."
Merle King – Author of Silver and Time

"An absorbing adventure with lots of local colour and subtle undertones."
Francisco Miranda de Rojas – Spanish Author

"Excellent read – This book was recommended to me by my daughter, and I should like to thank her very much!  This is an excellent read, holding your attention all the way through.  Petra Minx is a great heroine and I look forward to reading more of her exploits.  I love the Costa del Sol and was certainly transported there by this book.  I have no hesitation in passing on my recommendation to others." Robert Hall, London, England

"I found "The Politician's Daughter" to be a most engrossing and unusual combination of cleverly crafted intrigue, exploration of the darkest sides of human personality and description of the way the super-rich live in their floating palaces and sprawling hillside villas. Add a pinch of eroticism and humour here and there, and you have all the ingredients for a most entertaining reading experience. Marion Leigh's book takes you to a completely different world." Jacques R., Toronto, Canada