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 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 dying 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 chanced on outdoors the partitions of Conwy fort, 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 aid 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 transforming into 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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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. Just as they arrived, Eirlys opened the door. “Oh, Mrs. Lloyd there you are,” she said. ” “Well, you had nothing to worry about,” Mrs. Lloyd replied. “Penny was right, it is a bit slippery out and I very nearly took a tumble. ” She smiled at her companion as she took her shopping bag from him.

Oh! It’s from Harry. ” “Well, I hope you’re going to tell him you’re busy,” Florence said. Mrs. Lloyd gave her a puzzled look. ” “Because Wednesday is the cut-off day for accepting an invitation from a gentleman for the weekend,” Florence said. “After that, you’re supposed to say you’re busy. ” Mrs. Lloyd laughed lightly. “Desperate, is it? ” She looked at her watch. ” Clutching the note from Saunders, she got up from the table and hurried off down the hall. Florence watched her go, and then began sorting the morning post into three little piles: one to keep, one to shred, and one to recycle.

Lloyd sighed, then reached for her coat. “No, of course we don’t. ” “Well, mind how you go, Mrs. Lloyd,” said Penny. ” Mrs. Lloyd gathered up her handbag and hooked it over her arm. ” She glanced at Eirlys, who gave Mrs. Lloyd a brief smile and then returned to the task of applying the first coat of varnish to her client’s nails. Little wisps of black hair escaped from behind her ears as she bent forward in concentration. Penny closed the door behind Mrs. Lloyd and returned to the preparation room.

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