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 every of them particularly: Evelyn Lloyd, the town’s former postmistress, who was left conveniently off after the dying of her husband. After Mrs. Lloyd invests a great deal of cash with him, Harry is going lacking, as does her cash. His physique is quickly came upon outdoors the partitions of Conwy fortress, and Mrs. Lloyd is implicated within the murder.Although Penny Brannigan and her enterprise accomplice, Victoria Hopkirk, are busy overseeing the grand commencing 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 dating 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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Extra resources for A Killer's Christmas in Wales: A Penny Brannigan Mystery
One moment you’re perched atop a kitchen chair reaching for a can of peaches and the next minute you’re laid out on the linoleum with a broken hip. She’d mourned the loss of several dear friends over the past few years and for one or two of them, a nasty fall had meant the beginning of the end. Just yesterday she’d sadly crossed two names off her Christmas card list. No, in this weather, she was taking no chances. Still, she was glad to be able to get out to the shops after a day or two of being cooped up indoors.
I’ve just remembered something I need to tell her. ” A few minutes later Penny appeared. “Ah, Penny, there you are. Good. Now I was speaking to the deputy lady mayoress herself a day or two ago, and this year they want to do something a little more formal about the Christmas window dressings in the shops and businesses. ” Heading Penny off before she could protest, Mrs. Lloyd held up her hand. “Now, none of that. I know what you’re going to say. That you’re opening the spa and you’re too busy. But, Penny, my dear, you’ve lived in this community longer than some of us who were born in these parts, like Eirlys here, and you’re one of us now and have been for some time.
With a nice little selection carefully arranged on her plate, she stood by Harry’s side as the other card players approached him, welcoming him to the group, hoping he’d be able to come again and asking polite questions about what had brought him to Llanelen. Did he have family here? Distant ancestors and tracing his roots, perhaps? After a few words with each of them, he disentangled himself and turned to Mrs. Lloyd. “Would you mind if we sat down over there for a moment? There’s something I’d like to ask you,” he said, pointing to one of the empty card tables.