A Small Hill to Die on

A Small Hill to Die on

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When the pregnant teenage daughter of a wealthy newcomer to Llanelen is found dead in the nearby woods, spa owner Penny Branigan investigates the family's suspicious financial dealings while her paramour, Detective Inspector Davies, tracks down the killer. By the author of A Killer's Christmas in Wales. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Winner of the Bloody Words Light Mystery Award


The North Wales market town of Llanelen is abuzz when a Vietnamese family moves into Ty Brith Hall. It isn't long before the family's business dealings have the townsfolk wondering what's really going on up at the big house on the hill.


Things take a sinister turn when Penny Brannigan, spending a midwinter afternoon sketching the magnificent views that surround the town, discovers the body of the new family's teenage daughter. Many secrets lie buried in the shallow grave, along with the girl, who Penny identifies by the snakeskin manicure she received at Penny's salon. When an elderly woman returns to Llanelen to care for her ailing brother, Penny discovers the truth about another death at Ty Brith Hall, one that hits very close to home. Though Penny's romantic interest, Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Davies, warns her to stay away, Penny can't resist getting involved, and her urge to help will ultimately put her in danger.


Elizabeth J. Duncan's latest offering in this engaging series is filled with memorable characters, great escapes, explosive plot twists, and plenty of Welsh charm.



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When the pregnant teenage daughter of a wealthy newcomer to Llanelen is found dead in the nearby woods, spa owner Penny Brannigan investigates the family's suspicious financial dealings while her paramour, Detective Inspector Davies, tracks down the killer.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250008244
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY DUN
Characteristics: 259 p. ;,22 cm.

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CountryGirl_1 Jun 26, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed the descriptive settings which compensated for the week plot, however, I found this novel to be racist. There are 4 Asian characters and all were portrayed as insensitive and/or cruel which seemed to imply this is typical of this culture. I will not be reading this author's work in future.

LaughingOne Dec 23, 2013

This is one of an enjoyable series -- Penny Brannigan mysteries -- set in Wales, in village life. The people are charming and curmudgeonly, sometimes at the same time. These are cozies in the best sense of the term. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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Shelley51
Aug 05, 2013

This is the 4th book in this series and I really like the characters. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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