Release date: January 26, 2010 | Series: Aunt Dimity Mystery
Everyone’s favorite supernatural detective steps in to thwart unchivalrous deeds at a Renaissance fair
With Penguin’s Fall 2009 publication of Introducing Aunt Dimity, Paranormal Detective certain to attract new readers to the popular cozy series, Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon is poised as the perfectly irresistible gem that will leave them eager for more.
After living in the small English village of Finch for eight years, Lori Shepherd longs for some excitement to spice up her all-too-familiar routine. So when a Renaissance festival complete with wizards, wenches, knights, and jesters sets up in town for the summer, Lori gets her wish-and more. She soon discovers a sinister stalker, a jealous saboteur, and an evil assassin behind the scenes of King Wilfred’s Faire, and it’s up to Lori-with Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly guidance-to prevent the medieval revelry from ending in modern-day tragedy.
Maybe it’s because I’m not a fan of Renaissance Fairs that caused this book to drag for me but the characters were as charming as always and Lori still let her imagine run wild. I’m ready for the next one.
Release date: January 27, 2009 | Series: Aunt Dimity Mystery
Penguin’s popular Aunt Dimity series returns and “loyal fans will be thrilled by every new revelation”(Kirkus Reviews)
Everyone’s favorite paranormal detective is back in Nancy Atherton’s thirteenth Aunt Dimity mystery-but this time Lori’s supernatural confidante may not be the only one who’s not quite dead. Could the cloaked figure Lori’s twins saw in the woods near the family’s English country cottage really have been a vampire? Atherton’s ever-growing legion of fans and all fans of cozy mysteries will find themselves curling up with a nice cup of garlic- er, tea-for the most spine-tingling Aunt Dimity mystery yet.
Poor Lori, she makes the wildest assumptions, but without them this series would be what it is. I really enjoyed this one since I’m a fan of vampires and I’m looking forward to the next installment to see what trouble Lori can dream up.
Release date: February 6, 2007 | Series: Aunt Dimity Mystery
Another page-turning installment in Nancy Atherton’s beloved cozy mystery series featuring Aunt Dimity, phantom detective
Lori Shepherd is no stranger to trouble and intrigue. But when Bill, her high- profile attorney husband, receives a number of chilling death threats aimed at his family, danger hits close to home. With Scotland Yard on the case, Bill decides to send Lori and their five- year-old twins to the safety of a remote island off the coast of Scotland. There, another mystery begins to unfold- Lori suspects that the locals on the island are making a fortune running an illegal smuggling operation. What else could explain their luxurious lifestyles? But after finding a human skull washed up on the beach, Lori fears something even more sinister is going on. With Aunt Dimity’s help, Lori begins to piece together the clues, unaware of the growing danger on the island. Will the murderous threats against her family finally catch up with her?
I don’t think I was really in the mood as I read this book because my mind kept wandering and I had to re-read passages over again to refresh my memory as to what I had read. I still love the series because its not it’s fault that I was having a bad day.