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, one among 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 funds with him, Harry is going lacking, as does her funds. His physique is quickly came across open air the partitions of Conwy fort, and Mrs. Lloyd is implicated within the murder.Although Penny Brannigan and her enterprise companion, 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 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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Having lived through the days when British housewives carried all their shopping home in string bags, she was delighted to see the end of the era of disposable plastic bags and the return to sensible shopping bags. As she shifted her handbag higher up on her arm, her foot caught on a shard of ice that had formed between the cobbles and went out from under her. She instinctively dropped the shopping bag and stretched out her arm to try to balance herself. As her other arm came up as a counterbalance, she felt a strong pair of hands under it, steadying her.

Lloyd said. “Sadly, I lost my Arthur several years ago. He wasn’t much of a bridge player, but he was wonderful on the dance floor. ” They set their cups down on the table, thanked the volunteers for a lovely evening, and jostled along with the others reaching for their coats in the cloakroom. “It’s funny you should say that because I’ve just remembered what I wanted to ask you,” Harry said as he held Mrs. Lloyd’s coat for her. “Besides giving bridge lessons, I’m also a certified dance instructor and I wondered what you would think of the idea of my offering dancing lessons here in the community centre.

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. “Well, thank you again,” she said as she handed the bag to Eirlys and started to enter the salon. “Good-bye,” he said, with a broad smile that revealed well-cared for teeth. “I do hope we’ll meet again. Mrs. Lloyd, is it? Harry Saunders. ” He offered his hand, which she shook. She stood in the doorway of the shop and watched as he turned away and strode off confidently.

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