AUNT DIMITY AND THE BURIED TREASURE AUNT DIMITY MYSTERY
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Nancy Atherton's twenty-first cozy mystery in the beloved, Nationally Bestselling Aunt Dimity series. While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity’s youth in London after the War. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not: return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor—setting Lori off on an adventure through London—and through history—to put a piece of Aunt Dimity’s past to rest. In the meantime, a new family has moved to Finch. The villagers are thrilled because their new neighbors are avid metal detectorists. Metal detectors soon become all the rage in Finch and the villagers unearth a lot of rubbish (some of it quite embarrassing) before one of them stumbles upon a trinket that could hold the key to the origin of Aunt Dimity’s bracelet. Is the bracelet a priceless and protected national treasure? Was Aunt Dimity’s lovesick suitor a common thief? If so, how will Lori break the news to Aunt Dimity? And what will she do with the bracelet? As Lori searches for answers, she discovers an unexpected link between the buried treasure in the village and the treasure buried in Aunt Dimity’s heart. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! From the Hardcover edition.
Cozy mystery lovers’ favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventure It’s June, the roses are in bloom, and the small English village of Finch may be in big trouble. Two cottages are for sale, but something—or someone—is driving buyers away. Has a developer targeted Finch? Will property values skyrocket? Will a wave of wealthy weekenders drive out the longtime locals? Lori Shepherd has a lot on her plate—a brand-new baby daughter, her father-in-law’s impending nuptials, and a visit from her dreaded aunts-in-law—but she refuses to stand back and watch while big money destroys her beloved village. Lori suspects that a local real estate agent is illicitly lining her pockets at Finch’s expense, but before she can prove it, she’s sidetracked by a chance encounter with an eccentric inventor. Arthur Hargreaves, dubbed the Summer King by his quirky family, is as warmhearted as the summer sun. In his presence, Lori forgets her troubles—and Finch’s. Lori snaps out of her happy trance when a series of unsettling discoveries shakes her faith in Arthur Hargreaves. She stumbles across a detailed map of Finch in Hillfont Abbey. An ancient feud between Finch and the Hargreaves family comes to light. Arthur appears to be making secret deals with the shady realtor. Is the Summer King as kind as he seems? With Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly help—and her new baby girl in her arms—Lori mounts a crusade to save her village from the Summer King’s scorching greed. Look out for Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure, the next in the series, coming from Viking on May 24, 2016. From the Hardcover edition.
A chance encounter leads Lori into a mystery of long-forgotten secrets... Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince is a delightful mystery stretching back to the Russian Revolution. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Rebecca Tope. 'How do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cosy as a warm fire on a winter's night' - Denver Post In the sleepy Cotswold village of Finch, Lori Shepherd has two restless seven-year-old boys on her hands. When a friend suggests an outing to Skeaping Manor - a bizarre Jacobean house-turned-museum - she leaps at the idea. There they meet Daisy Pickering, a sweet nine year old in a shabby pink parka who regales them with tales of Russian aristocrats. When a fine silver figurine turns up in the pocket of a similar pink parka at Lori's local thrift shop, she recognizes it instantly as the object that mesmerized young Daisy. But when she tries to track down Daisy's mother, she finds they have disappeared without a trace. Stranger still, it seems one of Daisy's imagined Russian princes may be very real - and in desperate need of help. With her Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance, Lori begins to unravel a tangled web of secrets stretching from England's finest country estates back to the blood-drenched soil of the Russian Revolution... What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince: 'With a bit of romance and a dash of humour, Atherton comes through once again with a charming read' 'An intriguing and fun read' 'Atherton is a clever and funny writer. I enjoy the twists and turns she takes to solve the mystery. Great read'
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 King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 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.
In the newest installment of the bestselling Aunt Dimity series, a dreary Christmas leads to hidden treasure and new friendships It's almost Christmas in the small English village of Finch--and everyone is sick. Though many of the villagers regretfully decline their invitations to Emma Harris's annual Christmas bash, Lori Shepherd has no intention of missing it. When the winter weather takes a turn for the worse, it's agreed that none of the guests will leave until morning. There's general merriment as the Christmas party becomes a pajama party--until a car appears in the winding driveway and promptly slides off the slick pavement and into a ditch. Matilda "Tilly" Trout--a lost and scatterbrained, middle-aged woman--is mercifully unhurt and invited to stay the night. While she catches her breath, Emma asks her other guests if they would like a tour of the Manor--including an odd room that puzzles her. Several guests put forth guesses as to its purpose, but it's Tilly who correctly identifies the room as a chapel. Placing a palm on one of the ornately-carved panels, Tilly finds a hidden compartment concealing a pile of glittering treasure--including an exquisitely decorated heart made of solid gold. Where did it come from, and why does it look so different from everything else in the chapel? Why didn't Emma even know about this hidden compartment in her own home until now--and how did Tilly? With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help and Tilly's bewildering store of knowledge, Lori and friends set out to unravel the mystery behind the heart of gold. And, against all odds--and Christmas finally comes to Finch!
A Gothic manor house. A bundle of love letters. A tragic past. Lori Shepherd and the otherworldly sleuth Aunt Dimity discover fresh mysteries in the Northumbrian moors in Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil, Nancy Atherton's delightful mystery. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Midsomer Murders. 'Every scene is superbly crafted to perfection. Even if you have not read all the books in this series, I have not, you can enjoy and immerse yourself in this cosy mystery' - Open Book Society When rare-book expert Lori Shepherd is invited to evaluate an old collection of volumes in grim, neo-gothic Wyrdhurst Hall, she jumps at the chance. But as she drives across the steep embankment of the Northumberland moors while the rain crashes down, she wonders what she has let herself in for. A host of surprises await, including a handsome stranger who knows more about the Hall's secrets than he's letting on, and a cache of letters telling of a doomed love affair from the First World War. It will take all the skills of Lori's otherworldly Aunt Dimity to solve the puzzle and restore peace to a family haunted by its own tragic past. What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil: 'Light mystery but always keeps me guessing until the end' 'The ultimate in cosy... a little romance, a little mystery and laughs too' 'This series is light and airy, a real pleasure reading'
Trouble follows Lori wherever she goes... Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity mysteries have enchanted thousands of readers and Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea, the eleventh addition to the series, is likely to broaden her appeal. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger. '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 Lori Shepherd is no stranger to trouble and intrigue. But when Bill, her high-profile attorney husband, starts receiving death threats aimed at his family, danger hits closer to home. With Scotland Yard on the case, Bill sends Lori and their five-year-old twins to the safety of an island off the coast of Scotland. But nowhere, it seems, is safe. For another mystery is unfolding on the island, and Lori suspects the locals are running a smuggling operation. When she finds a human skull washed up on the beach, her fears are fuelled further. With her otherworldly Aunt Dimity's help, Lori begins to piece together the clues, unaware of the danger growing around her. Can she escape the murderous threats before it's too late? What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea: '[Nancy Atherton] has a magical touch' 'This little book was a breath of fresh air' 'This book makes you feel good all over. A must read'
Can Lori unravel a mystery that is thicker than the snow on the Cotswold hills? The snow forces Lori to take shelter in a house of treasures and secrets in Aunt Dimity: Snowbound, the ninth mystery from much-loved author Nancy Atherton. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger. 'Witty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a book' - Lincoln Journal Star A winter's stroll in the Cotswolds takes an unexpected turn for Lori Shepherd when a snow blizzard strikes out of the blue. Together with two backpackers, she seeks shelter in the nearby Ladythorne Abbey, once home to Lady Lucasta DeClerke, and waits for the storm to pass. But it soon becomes clear that there is more to the Abbey's late owner than meets the eye. And when Lori learns of a plot to steal a priceless family heirloom, she attempts to prevent the theft and keep herself out of harm's way. But as her ghostly Aunt Dimity says, 'Old sins cast long shadows'. If Lori is to banish the hatred and guilt shrouding Ladythorne Abbey, she will need all the wisdom and compassion she can find. What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity: Snowbound: 'If I only had one book to read on a rainy afternoon, this would be the one' 'Not since I first went through the wardrobe to discover the magic of Narnia have I so enjoyed a book' 'Delightful. Interesting characters, great descriptions of village life, and a unique concept make this series a comforting read'
Nancy Atherton's seventeenth in the New York Times bestselling series sees the sleepy village of Finch set aflutter by a bewitching mystery from its past. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! Last year, the otherworldly sleuth's devoted fans secured a place on the New York Times bestseller list for Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree. Now Lori and Aunt Dimity are back on the list—and this time, they're on a witch-hunt. At first glance, the unassuming Mrs. Amelia Thistle is a disappointment to the villagers of Finch, but Lori Shepherd isn't fooled by the new arrival's bland persona. Amelia is a world-famous artist, traveling incognito, and, after unearthing a fragment of a family diary hinting that Mistress Meg, the Mad Witch of Finch, might be one of her ancestors, she's come to Finch in search of the truth. From the Paperback edition.