Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea by Nancy Atherton

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The eleventh cozy mystery featuring everyone’s favorite phantom-detective Nancy Atherton ’s Aunt Dimity novels have enchanted thousands of readers, and this new addition to the series is likely to broaden the spell. A series of death threats sends Lori Shepard to a remote island off the Scottish coast and to a fabulous castle restored by an eccentric friend of her husband’s. But she finds herself drawn into an elaborate whodunit that may involve smuggling—or worse. Why has a human skull washed up on the beach? Is a desolate island really the best place to hide from a murderer? As Lori draws once more on Aunt Dimity’s supernatural aid, Atherton whips equal measures of whimsy and suspense into an irresistible confection.




 

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NANCY ATHERTON is the bestselling author of seventeen other Aunt Dimity mysteries. The first book in the series, Aunt Dimity's Death, was voted One of the Century's 100 Favorite Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 
Published February 6, 2007 by Penguin Books. 340 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Dimity Westwood is as dead as ever, but she's still on hand- -a reassuring presence whose words appear magically in a blue notebook--to offer counsel and consolation to her legatee Lori Shepherd when fighting breaks out between Dr. Adrian Culver, the Oxford archeologist who's commandeered St. Geo...

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Back in Finch, Lori finds that her neighbors have done all the work for her Christmas party and that Aunt Dimity is eager to provide answers to all her unanswered questions, leaving Lori to contemplate some major changes in her own life.

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Dimity's letters often consisted of stories from ``Aunt'' Dimity to tell to the growing-up Lori.

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Once William Willis Sr.’s brought Fairworth House nearly up to his high standards, all he needs are the perfect servants.

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This time, she's determined to bring forlorn, 40ish American computer executive Emma Porter, on a visit to Cornwall she'd hoped to take with her live-in lover until he dumped her for a trophy twit, to Penford Hall, where Grayson Alexander, the 14th duke, needs her to help unearth a storied lanter...

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Once Amelia reveals her identity to several people, Lori, the current rector and his wife, and Lori’s father-in-law, who’s smitten by Amelia, join in the hunt.

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When attorney Bill Willis is threatened, he packs off his sleuthing wife Lori Shepherd (Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday, 2003, etc.) and their twin sons to the remote island of Erinskil, where old family friend Sir Percy Pelham is the laird.

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So, with the aid of the Pym sisters' gingerbread cookies (a recipe for which is provided at book's end) and the sage advice of phantom counselor Aunt Dimity, who appears to Lori supernaturally on the blank pages of a journal, Lori and the vicar's nephew, Nicholas, begin a quest to unearth the tru...

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Having inherited an English cottage from her mother's good friend, Dimity, American Lori Atherton (last seen in Aunt Dimity Digs In) is now settled into the village of Finch with her husband, Bill, their twin sons and her father-in-law.

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Courtly lawyer William Willis and his attentive son Bill inform Lori that Dimity left instructions that she and Bill go to her Cotswolds cottage to prepare a collection of ``Aunt Dimity'' stories for publication.

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Lori plans a second honeymoon for herself and her overworked husband, lawyer Bill Willis, in the idyllic English cottage Lori inherited from Dimity (Aunt Dimity's Death, 1992).

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In Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin, the 10th entry in her warm British cozy series featuring U.S. ex-pat Lori Shepard and her ghostly aunt (after 2004's Aunt Dimity: Snowbound), Lori's fondness for Elizabeth Beacham, a retired legal secretary whom she meets while volunteering at ...

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At the Hall, Emma is greeted by Grayson as the savior of his ruined chapel garden, waiting to be restored in time for the village ``Fete'' that occurs once every 100 years to celebrate a legendary local supernatural event.

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At the start of Atherton’s absorbing 17th mystery featuring paranormal detective Lori Shepherd (after 2011’s Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree), Amelia Thistle, believed to be “a mild-mannered, middle-aged widow of independent means,” moves into a cottage in the Cotswolds village of Finch.

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