Search Results: "Bruce Atherton"


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COWZAT by Bruce Atherton
by Bruce Atherton, illustrated by Ben Redlich, developed by Colour Me Interactive
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2013

"Udderly engaging, if an innings short of a finished match. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Melodramatic Aussie narration and broadly comical art milk this tale of cricket's origins Down Under for all it's worth. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY DIGS IN by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Atherton's placid fourth (Aunt Dimity's Good Deed, 1996, etc.) confirms her status as the coziest cozy of them all. (Mystery Guild selection; author tour)"
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. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY AND THE VILLAGE WITCH by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 2012

"Although there's little mystery in the traditional sense, the hunt for historical artifacts adds spice to one of the most charming adventures of Lori and Aunt Dimity (Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree, 2011, etc.)."
The entire population of an English village comes together to protect the privacy of the newest resident. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY AND THE SUMMER KING by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2015

"As usual, not much happens to Lori (Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well, 2014, etc.), but the slight story is gracefully told."
Once again, something strange is going on in a lovely Cotswold village. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY: DETECTIVE by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"The solution, when it finally arrives, is barely believable, but fans of Aunt Dimity are as unlikely to complain about the lightweight, easy-flowing entertainment as they are to remember it two weeks later."
Aunt Dimity, the author's unflappable, always with-it ghost-sleuth (Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil, 2000, etc.), is still writing directives that appear and quickly disappear in her niece Lori Shepherd's journal. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY AND THE WISHING WELL by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 2014

"Lori's latest is perfect for those who prefer charmingly low-key puzzles to blood-soaked chills and thrills."
The discovery of a wishing well turns a quiet Cotswold village into a hotbed of seething resentment. Read full book review >

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AUNTY DIMITY: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2008

"One of Aunt Dimity's most suspenseful mysteries. Loyal fans will be thrilled by every new revelation."
After Lori's twins claim they saw a vampire in the woods, her investigations reveal some astonishing facts. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY GOES WEST by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 19, 2007

"An anemic mystery whose high spots are the beauties of the Rockies and a single cookie recipe."
The 12th adventure for ghost detective Aunt Dimity takes her to Colorado, where she again assists the living. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY'S CHRISTMAS by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Interesting ideas narrated in a bright, literate style, but burdened by much treacly preaching and an obsession that remains unconvincing throughout."
Lori Shepherd lives in England, in the village of Finch, with husband Bill and nine-month twins. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2006

"Lori's soothing familiar, Aunt Dimity, has little to do in this unmysterious tale. Fans will have to settle for the trip to Erinskil and the recipe for lemon sticky cake."
A death threat sends a family fleeing from the West Midlands to the western isles of Scotland. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY'S GOOD DEED by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Giddily opaque plotting, a clutch of overmannered characters, and a general aura of sticky sweetness: Fans could adore it; others might like to see the author's graceful writing skills brought a bit more down to earth. (Author tour)"
Another foray into fantasyland with rare-book expert Lori Shepherd (Aunt Dimity and the Duke, 1994, etc.), the heiress to a charming English cottage and a considerable sum of money who has been married for two years to Bill Willis, a Boston lawyer of aristocratic lineage. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY BEATS THE DEVIL by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 2, 2000

"A zippy update of the old-fashioned puzzler."
Aunt Dimity, that garrulous, well-meaning ghost who communicates via automatic writing in a journal kept in the Cotswold cottage of Bill and Lori Shepherd, keeps thrashing her way off the bookshelf until Bill forwards her to Lori, who is up in Northumberland evaluating the private library belonging to newlyweds Jared and Nicole Hollander. Read full book review >