By Elizabeth J. Duncan
Because the townsfolk of the Welsh valley city of Llanelen settle in for the snowiest wintry weather in twenty-five years, an American stranger arrives. Harry Saunders charms the women, considered one of them specifically: 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 cash with him, Harry is going lacking, as does her funds. His physique is quickly came across outdoors the partitions of Conwy citadel, and Mrs. Lloyd is implicated within the murder.Although Penny Brannigan and her enterprise companion, Victoria Hopkirk, are busy overseeing the grand establishing of their new spa, that doesn’t cease Mrs. Lloyd from desperately seeking Penny’s support to prove her innocence. It’s relatively attainable that Harry made different enemies whereas in Llanelen and Penny’s research unfolds whereas she juggles her paintings on the spa, her turning out to be courting with Detective Inspector Davies, and the Christmas window festival 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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Extra info for A Killer's Christmas in Wales: A Penny Brannigan Mystery
Now, girls, I do hope you’ll sign up for the dancing lessons as we want a very good turnout for Harry. If we don’t get enough people, the classes won’t be able to go ahead and that will certainly be a disappointment to some of us. ” “We’re definitely leaning toward going, Mrs. Lloyd,” Penny told her. “Yes, we are,” Victoria echoed. A couple of people standing nearby murmured their assent, and as the group began to disperse to get on with the busy morning that lay ahead, Penny raised a hand to brush her hair back from her eyes and gave Victoria an almost apologetic smile.
As she shifted toward the passenger door, Saunders leaned forward to adjust his coat and, as he did so, wedged the cheap, now-empty wallet between the seat and the side of the vehicle. He opened his door, walked around behind the car, opened Mrs. Lloyd’s door and, offering her his arm, helped her alight. The driver smiled to himself as he watched this display of old-fashioned gallantry, then drove off. At the next streetlight he slowed and unfolded the ten-pound note Saunders had given him. It barely covered the fare.
It’ll be tipping down rain, and a cold rain at that, before the morning’s over, she thought. Swirls of mist wreathed the trees and shrouded the ancient hills that overlooked the town, cloaking them in mysterious foreboding. She closed and locked the door and, crossing her arms over her chest, headed upstairs in search of a warm sweater to wear under her raincoat. She’d need both. A trim, smart-looking woman in her early fifties, Penny had arrived in the town of Llanelen many years earlier as a recent university arts graduate looking for a place to stay for a night or two.
A Killer's Christmas in Wales: A Penny Brannigan Mystery by Elizabeth J. Duncan