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 very easily 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 found outdoor the partitions of Conwy fort, and Mrs. Lloyd is implicated within the murder.Although Penny Brannigan and her company companion, Victoria Hopkirk, are busy overseeing the grand beginning of their new spa, that doesn’t cease Mrs. Lloyd from desperately seeking Penny’s aid to prove her innocence. It’s really attainable that Harry made different enemies whereas in Llanelen and Penny’s research unfolds whereas she juggles her paintings on the spa, her becoming 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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If not, she wondered if the police would go to the trouble and expense of having a forensic sculptor create a facial reconstruction based on the woman’s skull to attempt to reveal what she might have looked like at the time of her death. Enough of this, she told herself firmly, bringing her thoughts back to the morning about to unfold. Victoria will be wondering where I’ve got to. Best get on. She pushed her chair back, gathered up the newspaper for the recycling, and set her cup and bowl in the sink.
Lloyd agreed. “Florence, while I’m getting my coat on, would you mind ringing the taxi? ” A few minutes later Saunders was holding the front door open for Mrs. Lloyd, and the two disappeared into the night, Mrs. Lloyd leaving a whiff of Shalimar in her fragrant wake. This is bound to end in tears, thought Florence. Good thing I’m here to pick up the pieces. She returned to the living room with a small tray and collected the glasses. She glanced at the table where Saunders had been about to set his glass and reached into her pocket for the little notebook she used to jot down to-do lists, the names of books she wanted to read, programs coming on the television she didn’t want to miss, and the countless other small details that made up her life.
And she treated herself to a weekly manicure at the Happy Hands manicure salon every Thursday afternoon so her hands would look their best on her bridge night. Today was that day. She soon arrived at the salon and, pushing open the door, stepped gratefully into its warmth. “Hello, Eirlys,” she called out as the young manicurist working at the treatment table looked up and gave her a warm smile. “Hard at it, I see. ” Penny emerged from the small preparation room, wiping her hands on a fluffy white towel, and smiled at her customer.