Aunt Dimity's Death

Aunt Dimity's Death

Large Print - 2013 | Large print ed.
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Lori Shepherd's fondest childhood memories are of her mother telling countless fascinating stories about a character named Aunt Dimity. Now an adult, Lori receives quite a shock when she learns Aunt Dimity was a real person and has recently died. Summoned to an eccentric law office, Lori's bewilderment grows when informed that Dimity has left a complicated task for her -- and a handsome reward upon completion.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410456427
1410456420
Branch Call Number: Large Print X
Characteristics: 389 pages ; 22 cm.

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vkreads
Oct 06, 2018

1st in the Aunt Dimity series of 24 titles thru yr 2019: 2nd bk in the series is Aunt Dimity and the Duke
This first book is like a mystery but without a murder.
Author's writing is refreshing, dynamic, lively. Smooth flow of dialogue and story plot.
Set in England, rural mostly.
Likeable characters; and they are kind to each other.
Important to read the series in sequence. Ask your librarian to help define the series order.

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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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