Aunt Dimity's Death

Aunt Dimity's Death

Book - 1992
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The debut that kicked off twenty-two books (and counting...) of the bestselling, beloved Aunt Dimity series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse , coming in May 2017 from Viking!

Lori Shepherd thought Aunt Dimity was just a character in a bedtime story...

...Until the Dickensian law firm of Willis & Willis summons her to a reading of the woman's will. Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's about to inherit a siazable estate--if she can discover the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English country cottage. What begins as a fairy tale becomes a mystery--and a ghost story--in an improbably cozy setting, as Aunt Dimity's indominable spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest to discover how, in this life, true love can conquer all.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1992.
ISBN: 9780140178401
9780670844494
0670844497
Characteristics: 244 p. ;,22 cm.

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readMystery
Dec 15, 2017

Everyone I've introduced "Aunt Dimity's Death" to has loved it. The first in Nancy Atherton's supernatural cozy mystery series, it introduces Lori Shephard to readers and takes her to a small English village where she encounters communication with Aunt Dimity who was a WW2 friend of Lori's late mother. During her childhood Lori's mother told her stories about Aunt Dimity which she assumed were like fairy tales until a notice of Dimity's death and provisions of her will brings Lori to England and leads to the discovery that Dimity was a real person. Over the course of the series, Lori makes jumping to conclusions almost an Olympic event but Dimity's communications with her provide cautionary advice while providing Lori with a non-judgemental sounding board for her ideas.

This book also introduces village residents who become fixtures in subsequent Dimity novels, capturing some of the good and bad of living in a small, tightly-knit community that is sometimes gossipy, clannish, and superstitious but ultimately does the right thing. The gentle mystery series always highlights the inner good in the characters in resolving plotlines.

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foxylady31
Apr 21, 2017

The first in a series of light enjoyable mystery. Have read several before found this beginning book of the series

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PuppyToes
Aug 06, 2016

I'd already read of few of the later books in this series, so I was delighted to find the first one. It did not disappoint. A nice light read, with some humour, mystery and a bit of romance.

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ctkvlk
Oct 29, 2015

I look forward to reading more from this series--charming and clever!

cals_peggy Oct 02, 2015

This is a supernatural cozy mystery with a large dose of romance. A fun, quick read.

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Kirb
Nov 15, 2014

Fun series. Love the descriptive way of writing.

rowanquincy Aug 30, 2014

A wonderful series. This is the first book. Nice cozy mysteries. Highly recommended for a quick, gentle read.

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Preeceville56
Jul 13, 2014

I fell in love with this book. It was funny and sad. I read it in a few hours could not put it down. I wish everyone would read this story.

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mom1977
Jun 02, 2014

this book is well written, funny, a true story of friendship!

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newdog
Jan 29, 2014

I Loved, loved, loved this book! Now I'm extremely excited to read the entire series!

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