The Cold Light of Mourning: A Mystery (Google eBook)
Elizabeth J. Duncan spins a charming tale of murder and intrigue in this winning first novel.
The picturesque North Wales market town of Llanelen is shocked when Meg Wynne Thompson, a self-made beauty who has turned out to be something of an unpopular bride, goes missing on her wedding day…and turns up dead. The last person believed to have seen her is manicurist Penny Brannigan, an expatriate Canadian who has lived in North Wales for almost twenty-five years. When Penny notices that something is not quite right at the funeral of her dearest friend, she becomes emotionally invested in the case, and sets out to investigate.
It seems that several people, including the bride’s drunken, abusive father, had reasons to wish Meg dead, but when the trail leads to her groom’s home, an explosive secret will shake the small town.
With its bucolic Welsh setting and vivid, colorful characters, this mystery is sure to delight the most discerning of traditional-mystery fans.
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Review: The Cold Light of Mourning (Penny Brannigan #1)User Review - Carole Eyles - Goodreads
Loved the setting, found the writing amateurish but not bad for a first novel. Will read more to see how she progresses.I like the trope of the artist who sees things differently. Read full review
Review: The Cold Light of Mourning (Penny Brannigan #1)User Review - Ed - Goodreads
#1 in the Penny Brannigan series. An original premise; the protagonist is a Canadian who has a nail salon in a small Welsh town. A fun read. Penny Brannigan, a Canadian who has lived in North Wales ... Read full review
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