By Elizabeth J. Duncan
Whilst Penny Brannigan inherits an enthralling, out of date cottage within the North Wales city of Llanelen, she quickly realizes she has come into greater than what genuine property brokers wish to describe as a fascinating interval estate: She’s additionally obtained stories, secret, and an unsolved, decades-old crime.
As Penny varieties during the property of her benefactor, a deceased instructor, she comes upon a packet of letters from a promising younger Liverpool artist, A. Jones, who was once killed in an twist of fate in 1970. An artist herself, Penny units out to find who killed this painter, and is helped through a small staff of townsfolk, together with her company accomplice, Victoria Hopkirk. whereas at a retrospective artwork exhibition in Liverpool, Penny acknowledges what she believes to be a watercolor painted through Jones. however it is attributed to a different artist, prime her to suspect that artwork robbery was once on the center of the case, and that Jones’s demise was once no twist of fate.
In her eagerly awaited sequel Duncan splendidly revisits the bustling Welsh city and colourful characters brought in The chilly mild of Mourning. With its lyrical prose and tantalizing puzzle, this new secret is a deal with on many degrees.
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A Brush with Death: A Penny Brannigan Mystery by Elizabeth J. Duncan