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Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity Series #10)
     

Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity Series #10)

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by Nancy Atherton
 

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Hidden among her belongings are clues that Lori feels certain Miss Beacham wished to be discovered after her death. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking!

Feeling a touch world-weary, Lori Shepherd decides to become a volunteer at the Radcliffe Infirmary, where she

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Hidden among her belongings are clues that Lori feels certain Miss Beacham wished to be discovered after her death. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking!

Feeling a touch world-weary, Lori Shepherd decides to become a volunteer at the Radcliffe Infirmary, where she meets Elizabeth Beacham, a kind, retired legal secretary. But after only one visit, Miss Beacham passes away, leaving behind no family except a brother who has mysteriously disappeared. Armed with the generous help of a handsome neighbor and, as always, Aunt Dimity's supernatural skills, Lori begins to unearth Miss Beacham's secrets--including the surprising truth about her next of kin. Full of delightfully surprising twists and turns, Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin is another page-turning installment in the mystery series that has won the hearts of cozy mystery fans everywhere.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin, the 10th entry in her warm British cozy series featuring U.S. ex-pat Lori Shepard and her ghostly aunt (after 2004's Aunt Dimity: Snowbound), Lori's fondness for Elizabeth Beacham, a retired legal secretary whom she meets while volunteering at Oxford's renowned Radcliffe Infirmary, leads the amateur sleuth on a quest, after her new friend's sudden death, to find the woman's lost brother. From the maze of Oxford streets to Miss Beacham's elegant flat, where the reader can almost smell the aroma of her special raisin bread (recipe included), Atherton creates a world in which we would all like to live. Agents, Meg Ruley and Annalise Robey at the Jane Rotrosen Agency. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Praise for Nancy Atherton and the Aunt Dimity series

"Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldly."Publishers Weekly

"Every scene is superbly crafted to perfection. Even if you have not read all the books in this series, I have not, you can enjoy and immerse yourself in this cozy mystery.” Open Book Society

"I love the graceful style... the sense of tight-knit community, characters who aren’t afraid to be themselves, and, the unique paranormal element...I only wish I had learned about this series earlier." —Gotta Write Network

"In the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity series." —everydayebook.com
 
"Atherton is a superb writer who brings a lot of charm and wit to her story." Suspense Magazine

"Always a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bit." Deadly Pleasures Magazine

"Let Nancy Atherton and Aunt Dimity remind you of the reason you got hooked on books in the first place. I promise you will be scouring bookstores for more of the series after you give it a taste." CrimeCritics.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440623844
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/07/2006
Series:
Aunt Dimity Series , #10
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
73,809
File size:
268 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of twenty-two Aunt Dimity Mysteries. The first book in the series, Aunt Dimity's Death, was voted "One of the Century's 100 Favorite Mysteries" by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


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Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity Series #10) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I btought this home in the early evening and finished it before retiring. I couldn't put it down. Nancy Atherton can craft an amazing mystery without killing anyone. Start at the beginning of this series and read them all. They are unusual mysteries that shouldn't be missed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Spend a day reading this little book and forget your troubles. It's a get happy book.
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JanMarieIN More than 1 year ago
This Aunt Dimity is excellent as ALL of Nancy Atherton's stories are!!
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GBSfan More than 1 year ago
I've been reading cozy mysteries as research since I have a couple series I'm writing. Unfortunately, I'm finding that most are rather disappointing. They aren't well written, the characters are pretty two dimensional, the mysteries are transparent and so on. This one was a pleasant surprise. Lori Shepherd has inherited a house in England from her late mother's best friend, "Aunt" Dimity. She found out when she took possession of the house that Aunt Dimity can still communicate with her through a journal. Now Aunt Dimity helps her solve mysteries. In this book, Lori befriends an old woman in a retirement home. When the woman dies, Lori sets out to find the woman's long lost brother. Along the way, Lori is involved in the grand opening of a riding academy and the lives of her twin five-year-old boys. While there is the expositional dialogue problem that a lot of cozies suffer from as well as the really convenient plot points, this one has well rounded characters--especially Lori and her husband. And I didn't feel the ending was cheat. I'll definitely pick up more of Nancy Atherton's books in the future.
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.
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TheShort1 More than 1 year ago
Trouble getting into the place to leave a review, but book is a 10 and Barnes & Nobles new online interaction is a 2. By now I've forgotten the book.