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Publication Order of Morwenna Mutton Mystery Books

Foul Play at Seal Bay (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodshed on the Boards (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Grand Old Time (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Age of Misadventure (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five French Hens (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Old Girls' Network (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heading Over the Hill (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing the Sun (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lil's Bus Trip (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Girls' Getaway (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Year of Mr Maybes (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witch's Tree (As: Elena Collins) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Highland Hens (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Oldies' Book Club (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady of the Loch (As:Elena Collins) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Silver Ladies Do Lunch (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vintage Village Bake Off (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Gals' French Adventure (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Judy Leigh

Judy Leigh has lived in the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall and now resides in Somerset. A former teacher of theater, she has been involved in punk band lyric writing and setting up Shakespeare Festivals.

She had a 20 year career as an Advanced Skills instructor of Theater Studies. She left that to complete an MA in Professional Writing at Falmouth University. As a professional writer she has been published in magazines including the Feminist Wire, The Purple Breakfast Review, and You is for University.

Ms. Leigh is a woman of many interests and abilities. Trained as a Reiki healer, she has also written blogs about vegan recipes and staged a series of Shakespeare Festivals for young people to perform his works on stage.

She’s usually very busy writing but enjoys spending time walking on the beach, practicing yoga and loving on her three black cats. Ms. Leigh also enjoys live theater, music and football. (Soccer in the US)

Ms. Leigh has written numerous stories of cozy tales focused on women who are in their “silver” years and aren’t ready to give up on life. They stories are fun, flirty, and fantastical.

A Grand Old Time introduces us to Evie Gallagher. She has serious regrets about the decisions she made after being recently widowed. She’s seventy-five and not dead yet and the hasty move into a care home has her thinking things over.

She wakes up one morning and decides to make a change to her life, walking out of the Sheldon Lodge and heading out across Europe on what she calls her Great Adventure! Of course she gets push back. Not everyone, especially her son Brendan and wife Maura, think a Great Adventure is reasonable or safe for a seventy-five year old woman.

Evie keeps in touch with a trail of text messages, confusing to Brendan and Maura, as they endeavor to track her down and bring her back to where they think she belongs. Shocks are in store for them because evidently Evie has not given up on love and living life!

Another cozy story with silver protagonists is The Old Girls’ Network. Sisters Barbara and Pauline are as different as oil and vinegar, chalk and cheese, cats and dogs. Pauline is good natured and homely while Barbara is outspoken and aloof. After they move to the sleepy village of Winsley Green they quickly start rubbing each other the wrong way.

77-year old Barbara is intended to convalesce but when Pauline accidentally plows over one Bisto Mulligan, a vagrant of unknown origin, he becomes their houseguest while he recovers and both sisters have the job of helping him along. However, as the sisters get to know Mr. Mulligan, it become very apparent he is not as he first appeared.

The sisters and Bisto get to know one another and come to realize he is a kind man with courage and could change all their lives and situations. As spring moves on to summer, the three become friends and consider the possibilities of making changes and possibly embracing new horizons, new journeys, and new love.

Never say never, even to falling in love in the last chapters of life. In Ms. Leigh’s heartwarming story, A Year of Mr. Maybes, Val is determined to make lemonade from her plentiful share of lemons she’s recently been dealt, including a fresh divorce in her seventies. Resettled in Lowenstowe, a picture-postcard town on the Cornish seaside, Val is getting comfortable in her little fisherman’s cottage and looking forward to starting a new life chapter.

First task is to find herself a plus-one for her son’s wedding at Christmas. She is not going to show up looking lonely and forlorn while her ex-husband shows up with a new girlfriend on his arm. That will not do. Her new neighbor, Connie, is going to help her dive into the dating scene. After decades of married life Val is scared, uncertain, and certainly feeling out of her depth.

How is she to know who Mr. Right is? How can she learn to trust any man again? So far she has a growing collection of Mr. Wrongs and no rights. Time is passing and the wedding and Christmas is rapidly approaching. Maybe she can decided that she doesn’t need to have a Mr. Right on her arm to have happiness and dignity. Maybe she can be happy with just herself. Or maybe she will be surprised…

In Five French Hens Ms. Leigh gives us another septuagenarian uplifting story. 73 year old Jen has shocked her four best friends at her aqua aerobics class with her announcement that she intends to marry Eddie. They don’t object to a woman of her silver years getting married. Every woman deserves a chance at happiness.

Their apprehension deals with the fact that she met this Eddie fellow on a beach just a few months ago on Boxing Day. Eddie has decided he wants a stag party in Las Vegas- a long trip away from the British beaches.

The ladies decide a hen party to remember forever is called for and make plans to go to Paris for a week. Their outrageous escapades include attending racy cabarets, rubbing lux elbows with millionaires while drinking champagne at casinos, all the while living their wildest dreams.

A week can be a lifetime and each woman comes home with dreams that are very different than the ones she jetted off to Paris with just days ago.

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4 Responses to “Judy Leigh”

  1. Catherine Waldron: 2 months ago

    I really enjoy reading your books and especially liked the road trip one which set off from London and travelled to the SW eventually ending in Whitby. I live near Totnes and was born in Whitby, I know the Grosmont railway line very well. Thank you for cheering me up and for being so positive. Kindest Regards Catherine

  2. Shirley Seet: 1 year ago

    Hi Judy,
    Just finished reading “Heading over the Hill”- enjoyed reading it a lot with the wonderful characters you created as well as the lovely friendship amongst the neighbours. I felt the loneliness that Gillian felt living with a boring & unloving husband but glad they managed to rekindle their relationship. Also love Dawnie’s character – having so much fun as she & Billy enjoy their lives together.
    I wii continue reading more of your books! Thank you

    • CynthIa: 10 months ago

      Just read The Golden Girls Getaway..llovèd it.
      Also Heading Over the hill….just great. So off to the bookstore with a list….

  3. Kate: 2 years ago

    Hi Judy, loving your older lady tales (being one myself) fills me with joy for the future


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