Search Results: "Nancy Atherton"


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ATHERTON by Patrick Carman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"A humdinger of a cliff-hanger will leave even reluctant readers demanding more, and soon. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
The world is Atherton; the inhabitants are human; the government is dystopian—a standard science fiction/fantasy formula. Read full book review >

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NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. 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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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 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 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 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 WIDOW'S CURSE by Nancy Atherton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Perhaps the most heartwarming entry in this long-running series (Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure, 2016, etc.), one that presents a very different path to solving the case."
When a neighbor admits to killing her husband, a haunted sleuth feels obliged to investigate. Read full book review >

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AUNT DIMITY SLAYS THE DRAGON by Nancy Atherton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2009

"After enjoying Lori's ditzy adventures, her fans may well hunt up the nearest Renaissance fair. Others may find this coziest of cozies a bit of a snooze."
The advent of a Renaissance fair rouses village sleuth Lori Shepherd (Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter, 2008, etc.) from her boredom with costumes, rituals and contemporary felonies. 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 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 >

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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 >