Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101981306

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Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure Excerpt :

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 King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking!

Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-06-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525522690

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Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold Excerpt :

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!

Aunt Dimity s Death Book
Score: 3
From 45 Ratings

Aunt Dimity s Death


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1993-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101549513

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Aunt Dimity s Death Excerpt :

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.

Aunt Dimity  Detective Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Aunt Dimity Detective


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-01-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440627460

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Aunt Dimity Detective Excerpt :

The delightful seventh installment of the bestselling and beloved Aunt Dimity series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking! When Lori Shepherd returns from her trip to America, she is shocked to hear that Prunella "Pruneface" Hooper has been killed. This is the first murder in the village of Finch in more than a century, and everyone is in an uproar. Before the town implodes in the wake of this scandal, Lori sets out to solve the murder. Unfortunately, nearly everyone in Finch had a reason to want Mrs. Hooper dead. With the help of the ghostly Aunt Dimity and Nicholas, the enigmatic (and charming!) self-defense instructor, Lori aligns motive, means, and opportunity to unravel this delightfully tangled and gossip-filled whodunnit.

Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593295786

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Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage Excerpt :

In the twenty-fifth installment of the bestselling Aunt Dimity series, when an inscrutable newcomer arrives in Finch, Lori is determined to befriend him--and in the process discovers Finch's own heart-wrenching past It's early May in the small English village of Finch and the air is crackling with excitement: a newcomer is about to move into Pussywillows, a riverside cottage with a romantic reputation. Will the cottage's newest resident prove yet again its enchanting ability to matchmake? But when Crispin Windle arrives, no one knows what to make of him: seemingly a loner, he repels every welcoming gesture and appears altogether uninterested in being a part of the community. Soon, the townspeople have all but dismissed him. Only Lori and Tommy Prescott, a young army veteran who recently moved to Finch, refuse to give up. They orchestrate a chance meeting that leads to a startling discovery: a set of overgrown ruins. They are, Aunt Dimity shares, the remains of a Victorian woolen mill that once brought prosperity to Finch. As the three explore, they stumble upon the unmarked graves of children who died working at the mill. Heartbroken, Lori, Tommy, and Mr. Windle get to work on the seemingly impossible task of identifying the children to give them a proper burial. And as Mr. Windle works tirelessly to name the forgotten children, he slowly begins to open up--giving the romantic cottage a chance to heal his heart as well.

Aunt Dimity and The King s Ransom Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Aunt Dimity and The King s Ransom


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-07-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525522669

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Aunt Dimity and The King s Ransom Excerpt :

In the 23rd installment of the bestselling Aunt Dimity series, a dark and stormy night kicks off a ghost chase in rural England On a dull and dreary October day, Lori Shepherd and her husband Bill set off for the historic town of Rye, on the southeast coast of England, for a quiet weekend together without the kids. Bill must first pay a visit to a reclusive client--but after Lori drops him off, a powerful storm drives her off course and leaves her stranded in an ancient, rambling inn called The King's Ransom. When Lori is spooked by ghostly noises in the night, Aunt Dimity reminds her rather tartly that not all ghosts intend to harm the living. But the longer Lori is stuck at the inn, the stranger things seem. She learns that the inn was once a hangout for smugglers, and that it's riddled with secret tunnels the smugglers used to reach a network of hidden caves. Then there's the inn's cook--a brawny, gruff ex-con--who seems to have a beef with a mysterious French guest. Are the noises Lori hears made by the spirits of long dead smugglers? Or should she be more worried by the inn's living inhabitants? Joining forces with her new friend Bishop Wyndham, and guided by Aunt Dimity's wise counsel, Lori sets out to discover once and for all who--or what--is haunting The King's Ransom.

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-04-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698192195

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Aunt Dimity and the Summer King Excerpt :

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.

Aunt Dimity and the Widow s Curse Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Aunt Dimity and the Widow s Curse


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101981337

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Aunt Dimity and the Widow s Curse Excerpt :

Nancy Atherton's twenty-second cozy mystery in the beloved, nationally bestselling Aunt Dimity series. It's early April in the small English village of Finch. Lori Shepherd's husband and sons are spending Easter break camping, and Lori is perfectly happy to be left at home with Bess, spared a week of roughing it with a curious toddler. The two attend a village events committee meeting and Lori is astonished when the elderly, soft-spoken widow Mrs. Annabelle Craven stands to make an announcement: she's decided to hold a quilting bee in the old schoolhouse. At the quilting bee, Lori ends up seated beside Mrs. Craven, delighted at the opportunity to learn more about her neighbor's life in the village of Old Cowerton. But dear, sweet Mrs. Craven's stories reveal a startling secret about her first husband's death. With Aunt Dimity's advice, Lori sets out to learn the truth about what the residents of Old Cowerton refer to as the "widow's curse"--and the deeper she digs, the more horrifying the tale becomes, until she discovers the most astounding revelation of all. Watch out for Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming out in July 2018!

Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101549636

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Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil Excerpt :

The charming sixth installment of the bestselling Aunt Dimity series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking! With rain crashing down on her Range Rover, as it climbs up a steep embankment on the Northumberland moors, Lori Shepherd is beginning to doubt the wisdom of her decision to evaluate a rare book collection at Wyrdhurst Hall. The grim, neo-gothic hall that greets her upon arrival is full of surprises-including a charming, secretive stranger, and a cache of World War I letters that tell a tale of doomed love and hint at a hidden treasure. It will take all of Dimity's supernatural skills to help Lori solve the puzzle and restore peace to a family haunted by its tragic past.

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-04-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698151512

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Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well Excerpt :

The nineteenth in the New York Times–bestselling series, featuring the original paranormal detective. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking! In this New York Times bestseller, dashing Australian Jack McBride arrives in the village of Finch to wrap up his reclusive late uncle’s affairs. While helping Jack clear out his uncle’s overgrown garden, Lori finds a long-forgotten wishing well. As a joke, she makes a wish—and it comes true! Word spreads, and soon the entire village besieges the well with wishes of their own. As more and more wishes come true, chaos ensues, and Lori—with Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly help—races to prove there’s something other than magic at work before her beloved village implodes.

Encyclopedia of Weird Detectives Book

Encyclopedia of Weird Detectives


  • Author : Paul Green
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-09-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476678009

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Encyclopedia of Weird Detectives Excerpt :

The detective genre has explored supernatural and paranormal themes throughout its colorful history. Stories of detectives investigating spiritualists, ghostly apparitions, the occult and psychics have spanned pulp fiction magazines, comic books, novels, film, television, animation and video games. This encyclopedia covers the history of the genre in its multiple forms and informs and adds to the knowledge of either the new or informed reader. Its A-Z format provides ready reference by title. Detective fans browsing for new discoveries will enjoy the entertaining style.

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-04-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101561799

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Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch Excerpt :

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 King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 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.

The Thin Woman Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Thin Woman


  • Author : Dorothy Cannell
  • Publisher : Crimeline
  • Release Date : 2012-03-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307816726

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The Thin Woman Excerpt :

In the delectable debut that earned her instant acclaim, award-winning author Dorothy Cannell serves up a murder mystery to be savored. . . Ellie Simons longs to be thin—and married. But with her single-minded passion for éclairs and clotted cream, her prospects on both counts seem dim. That's why the summons to attend a family reunion at the old ancestral home is about as welcome as a snakebite. How can she show up with her embarrassingly full figure in her humble unmarried state and keep her chins up? Enter Bentley T. Haskell of Eligibility Escorts, a devastatingly attractive writer of smutty novels who also cooks like a dream. With Bentley posing as her besotted beau, Ellie feels brave enough to beard her batty relations in their den. . . . But mouldering Merlin's Court is nothing like Ellie remembers, and with her wretchedly beautiful cousin Vanessa making eyes at Ben, and her malevolent old uncle Merlin popping up in the most unexpected places, it's enough to put Ellie off her food. And the best—and worst—is yet to come, as the weekend leads to sudden death, unexpected romance, and a treasure hunt that promises epicurean Ellie wealth, hearth, and happiness . . . if she survives. Praise for The Thin Woman “[Dorothy] Cannell makes a delicious debut; discriminatory whodunit fans will want more of her inventions.”—Publishers Weekly “A likable debut—combining fairy-tale romance, treasure hunts, and a homicidal mania.”—Kirkus Reviews

Aunt Dimity  Snowbound Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Aunt Dimity Snowbound


  • Author : Nancy Atherton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-01-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101043967

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Aunt Dimity Snowbound Excerpt :

Lori Shepherd and the phantom Aunt Dimity have become one of the mystery genre’s most celebrated detective duos. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking! In their latest adventure, a pleasant woodland stroll through the English countryside is rudely cut short by the blizzard of the century, forcing Lori to take shelter in Ladythorne Abbey—an old pile still haunted by the presence of the madwoman whose prison it once was. But the abbey’s greatest secret is the priceless jewel it conceals somewhere within its cloisters—an heirloom that hides a treacherous past that Lori’s fellow guests can’t wait to get their hands on. Only Aunt Dimity’s indispensable wisdom can help Lori unravel a mystery that is considerably thicker than the accumulating snow in this page-turning treat.

A Finder s Fee Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Finder s Fee


  • Author : Joyce and Jim Lavene
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101625668

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A Finder s Fee Excerpt :

The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O’Donnell, is a woman with a gift for finding lost things. Sometimes it leads her to lost keys or earrings—and sometimes it leads her to murder… DIRTY CAMPAIGNING Two weeks before the mayoral election, Dae gets sidetracked from her political aspirations by a spirit in need of rescuing. An antique amber necklace allows Dae to connect with Maggie Madison, a witch who wants Dae to rebury her bones so she can rest in peace. But digging leads Dae to an even bigger mystery, a forty-year-old murder with ties to Randal “Mad Dog” Wilson, her mayoral opponent. Dae wants to run a clean race, but town sentiment is mixed about whether she’s using her abilities to get the election to go her way. And when she learns that her own grandfather—the former sheriff of Dare County—might be mixed up in the long-buried tragedy, Dae will have to uncover the real killer and put Maggie to rest, before her political career ends up six feet under…