Aunt Dimity's Death

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Penguin, 1993 - Fiction - 244 pages
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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.

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User Review  - CarmenMilligan - LibraryThing

This was a very cute start to a prolific cozy mystery series. It was recommended to me by a friend after I asked for a "light read" and I am officially hooked. The story grabbed me from the beginning ... Read full review

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User Review  - KarenRinn - LibraryThing

This is a charming book with likable characters and gorgeous sounding locales. Looking forward to reading more in this series about personal growth and solving mysteries. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Nancy Atherton is the author of six Aunt Dimity novels: Aunt Dimity's Death, Aunt Dimity and the Duke, Aunt Dimity's Good Deed, Aunt Dimity Digs In, Aunt Dimity's Christmas, and Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (all available from Penguin). She lives next to a cornfield in central Illinois.

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