Murder is for Keeps

In the eighth Penny Brannigan mystery, Penny examines the watercolors at a crumbling castle.

By Elizabeth J. Duncan Read by Anne Flosnik Cozy Mystery / Detective / Fiction / Mystery & Thrillers English, Unabridged 6h 20m Sell Sheet
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Part 8 of the Penny Brannigan Mystery series.

							Local artist and amateur sleuth Penny Brannigan has been spending her summer painting views of the once-lovely Gwrych Castle, which is now in a heartbreaking state of disrepair. So when she hears that one of the locals, Mark Baker, is leading a team of enthusiastic volunteers to restore the castle, she is thrilled. However, after disagreements over how the work should proceed break out, the body of an overbearing volunteer is discovered and Mark is implicated. Convinced that he is innocent, Penny asks Gareth Davies, a recent retiree from the North Wales Police Service, to join her investigation. However, it is surprisingly not Gareth who finds the most important clue: while examining the estate's watercolors, Penny discovers that 90-year-old paintings might hold the key.

"Duncan's character-driven series delivers again. While the story telegraphs the killer's identity pretty clearly, the information on the real-life Welsh estate and gardens makes up for the simple mystery." - Kirkus Reviews

"...longtime fans should enjoy cameos from many of Llanelan's quirky residents, whose participation in a pub quiz to raise money for the castle restoration provides a humorous interlude. Anglophiles will savor details about the castle's history and gardens." - Publishers Weekly