Release date: February 28, 2012 | Series: Aunt Dimity Mystery
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).
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 Publishers Weekly
After touring New Zealand in 2010’s Aunt Dimity Down Under, amateur sleuth Lori Shepard returns to Finch, her Cotswolds village, in Atherton’s entertaining 16th paranormal mystery. Lori’s Boston Brahmin father-in-law, T. William Arthur Willis Sr., who’s retired as head of the family law firm, has relocated to Fairworth House, an old estate, to be near his grandchildren and son and daughter-in-law. After much renovation, Lori helps her father-in-law to hire a live-in couple to cook and look after the grounds and to host a welcome party for the locals. When odd things begin to happen at Fairworth, including moving furniture and strange sounds, Lori turns to ghostly Aunt Dimity for assistance. Some readers may find the lack of murder and mayhem disappointing, but series fans will delight in the antics of familiar characters, in particular Finch’s single ladies, and the charming portrayal of English village life. 5-city author tour. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is one of my favorites of this series because, for one, the story takes place in the small village of Finch, second, we are reunited with some favorite old characters and introduced to a few interesting new ones and finally it combines comedy with a seriousness that only the English can provide. If you’re looking for a pleasant relaxing read-this is it.