A Killer's Christmas in Wales: A Penny Brannigan Mystery by Elizabeth J. Duncan

By Elizabeth J. Duncan

Because the townsfolk of the Welsh valley city of Llanelen settle in for the snowiest iciness in twenty-five years, an American stranger arrives. Harry Saunders charms the women, one in all them particularly: Evelyn Lloyd, the town’s former postmistress, who was left with ease off after the demise of her husband. After Mrs. Lloyd invests a great deal of funds with him, Harry is going lacking, as does her funds. His physique is quickly came upon open air the partitions of Conwy citadel, and Mrs. Lloyd is implicated within the murder.Although Penny Brannigan and her company accomplice, Victoria Hopkirk, are busy overseeing the grand beginning of their new spa, that doesn’t cease Mrs. Lloyd from desperately seeking Penny’s support to prove her innocence. It’s rather attainable that Harry made different enemies whereas in Llanelen and Penny’s research unfolds whereas she juggles her paintings on the spa, her starting to be courting with Detective Inspector Davies, and the Christmas window pageant that she signed as much as judge.With A Killer's Christmas in Wales, Elizabeth J. Duncan delivers a pleasant holiday-themed secret.

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That’s how I met Arthur, in fact. ” She sighed. “Oh, just thinking about it brings it all back. ” Florence handed the letter opener back to Mrs. Lloyd who began to slit her way through the rest of her post, which seemed to consist mainly of bills, with one or two Christmas cards. She chewed thoughtfully on her toast and looked around the well-appointed dining room with its heavy drapery and dark, old-fashioned furniture. Soft morning light slanted through the tall windows and a carriage clock on the mantelpiece ticked away the seconds.

Stepping onto the pavement, she closed the gate carefully behind her, and after hearing the satisfying click of the latch settling into place, she turned toward the High Street and set off eagerly, not knowing she was headed for a date with destiny. An active, robust woman in her mid-sixties, Mrs. Lloyd favoured the old-fashioned look of a crisp white blouse paired with a pleated skirt, and on chilly days like this one, a buttoned-up cardigan underneath her winter coat. Now retired from her life’s work as postmistress of the North Wales town of Llanelen, Mrs.

If you’re okay to stand there for a minute, I’ll get your bag,” he said, releasing her arm. Mrs. Lloyd stood motionless as he bent over and picked up the bag, then scooped the wayward oranges into it. “There we go,” he said. ” “No, I’m just fine, thank you,” she said, gesturing vaguely at her shopping bag. ” The man smiled, offering her his arm. “Oh, really, that won’t be necessary,” Mrs. Lloyd protested. “I’m just going a little way up Station Road to the manicure salon. ” “It’s no trouble. Let’s get you there safely,” he replied and, tucking her arm in his, led her the few metres across the square and then along Station Road to the door of the salon.

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