Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101981326

Category: FICTION

Page: 240

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FP 30,000. Aunt Dimity Mystery #22, following BURIED TREASURE. Lori attends a village events committee meeting and is astonished when the elderly, soft-spoken widow Mrs. Craven stands to make an announcement: shes 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 neighbour's life in the village. But dear, sweet Mrs. Cravens stories reveal a startling secret about her first husbands death. With Aunt Dimitys advice, Lori sets out to learn the truth about what the residents of Old Cowerton refer to as "the widows curse."
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Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101561793

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7058

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.
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Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101475720

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3540

The gentle spirit's sixteenth adventure is a New York Times bestseller and as "cozy and charming as a cup of Earl Grey" (Bookpage.com). And watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! After a dizzying time Down Under, Lori Shepherd returns to Finch and finds that her wealthy father-in-law, William Willis, Sr., has just purchased a splendid ten-acre estate nearby. While William fends off local ladies intent on romance, Lori oversees the painstaking restoration of a peculiar painting found during renovations. It's nothing Lori can't handle-until moving furniture, strange sounds, and the theft of the painting prompt her to call on Aunt Dimity for help uncovering the estate's shadowy past. From the Paperback edition.
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Aunt Dimity's Death

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101549513

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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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 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.
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Introducing Aunt Dimity, Paranormal Detective

The First Two Books in the Beloved Series

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780143116066

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 2047

Over the course of 14 successful books, Atherton's Aunt Dimity series has become enormously popular. Now, with the first two mysteries in one volume, "Introducing Aunt Dimity, Paranormal Detective" makes it easy to get a taste of the ghostly sleuth's delightful debut.
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Aunt Dimity Down Under

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101189932

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4461

Lori Shepherd travels to New Zealand in Aunt Dimity's fifteenth charming adventure. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! Mystery readers everywhere continue to be won over by Nancy Atherton's popular cozy series. In the latest installment, Lori Shepherd is bereft when she learns that her beloved neighbors, Ruth and Louise Pym, may be dying. Summoning her to their sickroom, the elderly sisters have a favor to ask: Will Lori find their long-lost brother, Aubrey, before death claims them? Despite her misgivings, Lori sets out for distant New Zealand-where Aubrey fled after being cast out of the family in disgrace. With the help of a charming kiwi bird and her otherworldly friend, Aunt Dimity, Lori tries to heal a family broken by deceit. From the Paperback edition.
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Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101606290

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3182

On the heels of two bestsellers, everyone’s favorite paranormal detective embarks on her eighteenth cozy adventure. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! It’s a cold, dreary February in the sleepy village of Finch and Lori Shepherd has two stir-crazy kids on her hands. So she leaps at the chance to visit Skeaping Manor, a bizarre Jacobean-house-turned-museum. There she meets Daisy Pickering, a sweet, but strange little girl from a poor family who spins a wild tale about the Russian aristocrats who once owned the priceless silver pieces on display. A few days later, Daisy’s shabby pink parka turns up at Lori’s thrift shop—with a silver sleigh figurine in the pocket. Lori tries to track down the Pickering family, only to find that they’ve disappeared without a trace. A delightful whodunit stretching back to the Russian Revolution, Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince will beguile new and longtime fans. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110198130X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6419

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.
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Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143126989

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9199

"When a strapping young Australian named Jack MacBride arrives in Finch to wrap up his late uncle's affairs, heads turn in the sleepy English village. But when Lori volunteers to help Jack clear out his uncle's overgrown garden, they discover something even more shocking than a stranger turning up in Finch."--
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Aunt Dimity and The King's Ransom

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525522662

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2618

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.
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Aunt Dimity and the Summer King

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0670026700

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3705

Cozy mystery lovers' favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventure There's trouble in Finch. Four recently sold cottages are standing empty, and the locals fear that a developer plans to turn their cozy village into an enclave of overpriced weekend homes. But for once Lori Shepherd can't help. Her infant daughter, her father-inlaw's upcoming wedding, and the crushing prospect of her fortieth birthday have left her feeling inadequate and overwhelmed. Until, that is, she has a chance encounter with an eccentric inventor named Arthur Hargreaves. Dubbed the Summer King by his equally eccentric family, Arthur is as warmhearted as the summer sun. In his presence, Lori forgets her troubles?and Finch's. But Lori snaps out of her happy trance when she discovers detailed maps of Finch in the Summer King's library. Next, a real estate agent comes knocking. Is Arthur secretly plotting Finch's demise? With Aunt Dimity's otherworldlym help?and her new daughter in her arms?Lori mounts a crusade to save her beloved village from the Summer King's scorching greed.
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Aunt Dimity and the Duke

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440672743

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 5757

The beloved Aunt Dimity returns in this delightful follow-up to the book that launched the Aunt Dimity series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking! Emma Porter is forty, fat, frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. When her longtime lover dumps her for a younger woman, Emma escapes the cloying sympathy of family and friends by setting out on a summer-long driving tour of England's glorious gardens. A Dimity-contrived coincidence brings her to Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion in Cornwall, where she finds a duke in search of a missing lantern with extraordinary powers. Suspecting there's more than one mystery to be solved at Penford Hall, Emma accepts the duke's invitation to stay on and restore the once glorious chapel garden to its former beauty. The dark rumors surrounding a rock star and the near-death of the duke's beautiful cousin confirm Emma's suspicions, and set her--with Aunt Dimity's ghostly guidance--on the path to Penford Hall's secrets and the pleasure of unexpected love.
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Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101549637

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6053

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.
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Aunt Dimity

Detective

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142001547

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

View: 4047

When murder comes to Lori Shepherd's village for the first time in over a century, she agrees to investigate, despite her own hectic life as a mother of twins.
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Aunt Dimity Goes West

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201967

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6560

The world's original paranormal detective returns for the twelfth installment in the New York Times bestselling series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! Nancy Atherton 's Aunt Dimity series has charmed its way into the hearts of mystery fans everywhere, finding a larger audience with each new book. In Aunt Dimity Goes West, Atherton's vivid storytelling and knack for bringing a setting to life will have fans lassoed to their chairs. Lori Shepherd, still recovering from her most recent adventure, is taking a vacation with her family in the beautiful mountain town of Bluebird, Colorado. But there's something amiss at their seemingly perfect vacation home. Is the place cursed or is a sinister human hand shaping its eerie reputation? With Aunt Dimity's help, Lori sets out to solve a hundred- year-old mystery and discovers that sometimes the strangest places can seem the most like home. From the Paperback edition.
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Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780670020508

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 7457

U.S. ex-pat Lori Shepherd and Aunt Dimity investigate sabotage (and possible regicide) at a local Renaissance faire held in the idyllic Cotswolds village of Finch.
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The Pericles Commission

Author: Gary Corby

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429948746

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2704

Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens and whose murder has thrown the city into uproar. It's a job not made any easier by the depressingly increasing number of dead witnesses. But murder and mayhem don't bother Nico; what's really on his mind is how to get closer (much closer) to Diotima, the intelligent and annoyingly virgin priestess of Artemis, and how to shake off his irritating twelve year-old brother Socrates. The Pericles Commission is the first in an exciting new series by first-time novelist Gary Corby, who takes us to Ancient Greece at one of the most exciting times in history. In this wonderfully approachable, historically rich novel, Athens is brought vividly to life in a mystery engaging from the first page to last.
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Aunt Dimity's Good Deed

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101127995

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5744

The third in 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! Nancy Atherton's growing number of fans will certainly be delighted by Aunt Dimity's latest appearance in the honey-colored English cottage she bequeathed to her "niece," Lori Shepherd. Thanks to Aunt Dimity, Lori's life has taken on fairy-tale proportions: she's financially set for life and happily married or so she thinks. When Lori's plans for a second honeymoon to England with her workaholic husband fall through, she begrudgingly takes along her father-in-law who promptly disappears, leaving behind a mysterious note. Inspired and guided by the ghost of Aunt Dimity and her inimitable blue journal, Lori's search for the elderly gentleman turns into a harrowing mission to uncover a centuries-old family secret complicated by mistaken identities, falsified deeds, family feuds, and Lori's unseemly attraction to her husband's beguiling English cousin. In a delightful chase that takes her all over the English countryside, Lori discovers the true meaning of marital bliss, and Nancy Atherton's fans, new and old, will savor a masterpiece of old-fashioned fun.
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Aunt Dimity's Christmas

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101549580

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2596

The fifth installment in the bestselling and 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 can hardly wait for Christmas this year: lean times are over, the cottage Aunt Dimity willed her is more beautiful than ever, her nine-month-old twins, Will and Rob, are thriving, and she and husband Bill have never been happier. Determined to make this Christmas the best ever, Lori embarks on a round of shopping, holly-cutting, angel-cookie making, and more. When fat snow flakes begin drifting down outside of the window, Lori feels all her holiday wishes are about to come true. But the next day, beneath the lilac bushes now covered by freshly fallen snow, Lori makes a disturbing discovery: the body of a mysterious stranger--a tramp--barely alive. While the nearby village of Finch continues with its seasonal preparations, including rehearsals for the Christmas Eve Nativity play, Lori puts her plans on hold and teams up with Julian Bright--a devilishly attractive Roman Catholic priest--to search out the stranger's identity. Their journey takes them from abandoned World War II airfields to homeless shelters, places where the Christmas star shines dimly, if at all. As Lori unveils the tragic secret that led the stranger to her door, she confronts painful truths about herself and discovers the real meaning of a perfect family Christmas. From the Paperback edition.
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Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143036548

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 8153

Volunteering at the Radcliffe Infirmary, world-weary Lori Shepherd befriends a lonely retired secretary who soon after passes away, and when Lori discovers that the woman possessed a considerable estate, she attempts to locate the woman's next-of-kin. By the author of Aunt Dimity: Snowbound. Reprint.
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