Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (Aunt Dimity Series #11)

Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (Aunt Dimity Series #11)

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by Nancy Atherton
     
 

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The eleventh cozy mystery featuring everyone’s favorite phantom-detective

Nancy Atherton ’s Aunt Dimity novels have enchanted thousands of readers, and this new addition to the series is likely to broaden the spell. A series of death threats sends Lori Shepard to a remote island off the Scottish coast and to a fabulous castle restored by an

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The eleventh cozy mystery featuring everyone’s favorite phantom-detective

Nancy Atherton ’s Aunt Dimity novels have enchanted thousands of readers, and this new addition to the series is likely to broaden the spell. A series of death threats sends Lori Shepard to a remote island off the Scottish coast and to a fabulous castle restored by an eccentric friend of her husband’s. But she finds herself drawn into an elaborate whodunit that may involve smuggling—or worse. Why has a human skull washed up on the beach? Is a desolate island really the best place to hide from a murderer? As Lori draws once more on Aunt Dimity’s supernatural aid, Atherton whips equal measures of whimsy and suspense into an irresistible confection.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea, her soothing 11th cozy starring U.S. ex-pat Lori Shepherd (after 2005's Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin), Lori and her twin sons, Will and Rob, retreat to the scenic Scottish isle of Erinskil after Lori's lawyer husband, Bill Willis, receives death threats via e-mail. The ideal refuge, however, soon becomes a hotbed of trouble, and Lori's forced to depend more on her own instincts than the advice of the ghostly Aunt Dimity, who communicates through journal entries, to protect her sons' lives as well as her own. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A death threat sends a family fleeing from the West Midlands to the western isles of Scotland. When attorney Bill Willis is threatened, he packs off his sleuthing wife Lori Shepherd (Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday, 2003, etc.) and their twin sons to the remote island of Erinskil, where old family friend Sir Percy Pelham is the laird. While her husband works with Scotland Yard to track down the source of the threats, Lori enjoys the island, with its quaint legends of the past. The twins romp on the beach with their bodyguard Andrew Ross; Lori's minded by enigmatic bodyguard Damian Hunter. A trip to the pub reveals Peter Harris, a West Midlands neighbor, and his friend Cassie, masquerading as bird watchers to escape tabloid reporters. Noting on their birding expeditions a prosperity the island's farming and its tweed mill can't explain, they wonder if the mysterious lights they see at night are evidence of drug smuggling. After Peter vanishes, the search leads Lori and Damian to the hiding place of ancient treasures and modern cash. Barely escaping death when the stalker tracks them down, Lori learns all in the denouement. 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.
From the Publisher
Nancy Atherton is a simply wonderful writer. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

A charming mystery, filled with warmth and affection. (Deadly Pleasures)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786285181
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
04/12/2006
Series:
Aunt Dimity Series, #11
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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From the Publisher
Nancy Atherton is a simply wonderful writer. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

A charming mystery, filled with warmth and affection. (Deadly Pleasures)

Meet the Author

Nancy Atherton is the author of six Aunt Dimity novels: Aunt Dimity’s Death, Aunt Dimity and the Duke, Aunt Dimity’s Good Deed, Aunt Dimity Digs In, Aunt Dimity’s Christmas, and Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (all available from Penguin). She lives next to a cornfield in central Illinois.

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Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (Aunt Dimity Series #11) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spottedpaw caught 3 tuna. Whitepaw caught 4 flounders. Coralpaw caught 2 silverfish. They padded back to camp with their catch.
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Calyvorri More than 1 year ago
What can I say, I just get totally lost in these books, I just love them. It is so easy to imagine being in the story itself.. I just wish there were more of them.
Read_by_Shea More than 1 year ago
I bought this book before I realized that it was part of a series. Even though I read it out of order, I still really enjoyed it. I saw it described as a cozy mystery, which is a great description. It is the kind of book you want to read while curled up with a cup of tea. It was a creative, well written story. I already picked up her first book to start at the beginning!
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I am a fan of Nancy Atherton's work and look forward to new installments of the Aunt Dimity series. However, this one left me flat. I especially disliked the voice given to her two five year old sons. It also irked me now how every character is of privilege. I also would of liked for there to be more interaction with Aunt Dimity.
JonyakaLena More than 1 year ago
I love this series and have now read all of the books. They are charming and entertaining. This book is particularly intense and I wouldn't recommend it for children. One of the great things about this series is I can escape into the lives of the characters living in a charming village in England. Don't miss out. The series starts with Aunt Dimity's Death. I highly recommend you start at the beginning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have an idea that you would like to slow down your pace and really just read for fun, you'll enjoy this Aunt Dimity book. These books don't solve the problems of the world or explain rocket science, but they sure do provide a couple hours of relaxed reading for the busy mind. Slow down and enjoy this ghostly little read !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It had been a while since I had read any of the Aunt Dimity books. I was memerized by this tale of intrigue, complete with death threats causing Lori Shepherd and her 5-year- old twins to be forced into hiding in an ancient castle on a secluded Scottish island. True,everyone in the story was surrounded by an embarrassment of riches, especially the twins, but why not? The world is made of the haves and the have-nots. It is not mandatory to include 'poor little urchins' in every single story written. Variety is the spice of life, not to mention the reality.