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Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 1)

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472216359

Price: £4.99

ON SALE: 10th April 2014

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

When dreams become reality, life is turned upside down…

Aunt Dimity’s Death is the first novel in Nancy Atherton’s delightful crime series set in the Cotswolds. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.


‘Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldly’ – Publishers Weekly

When Lori Shepherd was little she used to listen to stories of her inimitable Aunt Dimity from far-off England. Now Lori is newly divorced, down on her luck, and has long since realized her Aunt Dimity was just a character from a comforting bedtime story.

Or was she? When Lori is summoned suddenly to a law firm, she learns Aunt Dimity was a very real person – a wealthy real person who has died and left a respectable bequest. Now Lori must visit her aunt’s English cottage and find a secret hidden among the letters sent between her mother and Dimity over four decades. As Aunt Dimity’s gentle spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest, she is about to discover a wealth of secrets that will open her eyes to the possibilities of life, and death…

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity’s Death:

‘This is a book that I tuck by my bed to sooth myself to sleep

‘A frothy, fun little cosy with a pleasant rural backdrop’

Absolutely one of the best heart-warming mysteries! I have read this book a couple of times since my initial discovery and it cheers my spirit every time due to its warmth and charm

Reviews

Atherton is simply a wonderful writer
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Atherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her story
Suspense Magazine
How do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's night
The Denver Post
Irresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernatural
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Atherton's series is for those who like the puzzle of a mystery minus the corpses... This is the way life really ought to be if only we were all better behaved. Put on the teakettle and enjoy
Rocky Mountain News
Witty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a book
The Lincoln Journal Star
A charming mystery, filled with warmth and affection
Deadly Pleasures Magazine
Let Nancy Atherton and Aunt Dimity remind you of the reason you got hooked on books in the first place. I promise you will be scouring bookstores for more of the series after you give it a taste
CrimeCritics.com
I love the graceful style... the sense of tight-knit community, characters who aren't afraid to be themselves, and, the unique paranormal element... I only wish I had learned about this series earlier
Gotta Write Network
Praise for Nancy Atherton: Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldly
Publishers Weekly