Saturday, September 15, 2007

#74. Aunt Dimity's Death

Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
First in the Aunt Dimity series


Pages: 244
Finished: Sept. 15, 2007
Reason for Reading: when I read a blurb about this series and saw mention of a ghost as one of the characters, my interest was piqued and I just had to try it out.
First Published: 1992
Genre: cozy mystery, ghost story
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

When I learned of Aunt Dimity's death, I was stunned.



Comments: This book was pure joy! What a charming, delightful story. A down-and-out recent divorcee finds she's come into some money when a relative she didn't know about dies. Only she must travel to England first to settle some matters and uncover the secret surrounding Aunt Dimity. This book is classified as a mystery but there really isn't much mystery to it. It involves a secret, but the book defies genre. It starts out as a fairy tale, turns into a ghost story and all the while is a romance. The characters were a delight and I found myself smiling the whole time I was reading this book. This book is most certainly a "cozy" and a warm, friendly read. I'm looking forward to meeting these characters again in the next book. Recommended!

3 comments:

  1. I've heard a lot of good things about the Aunt Dimity series. Glad you liked it!

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  2. I have enjoyed this series, too. The last one I listened to on CD, and it was very fun in audio format. Your review reminded me to go check if there are any new ones that have come out lately - thanks!

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  3. Glad to hear you've enjoyed the series. I'm hoping the next will as good as the first.

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