How about a cozy mystery?

Stop by Seekerville today and join the fun as Marilyn Leach takes us through the steps of writing a cozy mystery.

Her series, The Berdie Elliott Mysteries, features a vicar’s wife with a knack for solving mysteries. The first book of the series, Candle for a Corpse, has Berdie and the entire village on the trail of a lively Advent whodunit.

Who would guess that a simple Advent wreath would light the way to solving a Christmastide mystery in a small English village? Well, when Berdie Elliott, the local vicar’s wife and former investigative reporter, gets the scent, anything can happen. Though Berdie’s husband often disapproves, her divine gift of sorting truth from lies puts her in the stew. Along with her best friend, Lillie, Berdie unwraps far more than Christmas gifts when an Advent gathering at the vicarage goes awry, and murder rocks the village. Lively newcomers, secret identities, a clandestine wedding, and a dissenting constable add to the adventure. Berdie, to the delight of the entire village, ties up the mystery like a bright Christmas bow. Mince pies anyone?

Join in the conversation! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Candle For A Corpse, or the second book in the series, Up From The Grave.

See you there!

At the age of nine, Marilyn wrote her first play with a childhood neighbor, “The Ghost and Mr. Giltwallet”.  It was a mystery.  And she’s been writing, whether hobby or livelihood, since.  A graduate of Colorado State University, she has worked in domestic missions and taught both English acquisition and art in underserved populations.   She’s had the opportunity to co-author several plays that have been performed on both church and secular stages, as well as two screenplays, one of which was a semi-finalist in the John Templeton Screenwriting Competition.  Marilyn’s Advent of a Mystery, was released in September of 2010, Candle for a Corpse in 2012 and Up From the Grave in 2013.  She has written numerous Biblical meditations and essays printed in various publications including Guideposts, Big Dreams in Small Spaces, and Quiet Hour.   Marilyn is a dyed-in-the-wool British enthusiast and it colors her work.  She lives lakeside in a cottage on the outskirts of Denver near the foothills.  Stop by her website:

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One Response to How about a cozy mystery?

  1. This looks like a fun read.