A Brush with Death is a cozy. The cover caught my attention, and books about old letters, etc. always interest me.
Penny Brannigan inherits a cottage from a friend and as she cleans it out discovers some old letters. Her friend had a lesbian relationship in the 1960's, but her lover, an artist, had been killed in an unsolved hit-and-run. Although there were some suspicious circumstances, the death was eventually written off as an accident.
Penny begins looking for more information, hoping to solve the mystery. I enjoyed Penny's friends in the small Welsh village of Llanelen.
The novel is a typical cozy in that there is no graphic violence and setting and community are important aspects of the mystery.
Light, but fun.
Fiction. Mystery/Cozy. 2010. 258 pages.