Aunt Dimity Digs In (Aunt Dimity Series #4) [NOOK Book]

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The latest in this enchanting and fast-selling series, featuring the beloved ghost Aunt Dimity, opens in a picturesque English cottage where the lovable Lori Shepherd is up to her elbows in pureed carrots and formula bottles, striving to be the perfect mother to twins! Luckily, a beautiful Italian nanny arrives just in time so Lori can help settle the local civil war stirred up by a visiting archaeologist's excavation.

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Aunt Dimity Digs In (Aunt Dimity Series #4)

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Overview

The latest in this enchanting and fast-selling series, featuring the beloved ghost Aunt Dimity, opens in a picturesque English cottage where the lovable Lori Shepherd is up to her elbows in pureed carrots and formula bottles, striving to be the perfect mother to twins! Luckily, a beautiful Italian nanny arrives just in time so Lori can help settle the local civil war stirred up by a visiting archaeologist's excavation.

With Reginald, the stuffed pink rabbit and Edmond Terrance, the stuffed tiger in tow, Lori hunts down a missing document, and the archaeologist digs up a lot more than artifacts. It is Aunt Dimity's magic blue notebook that provides the key to buried secrets and domestic malice, and shows all the residents of Finch that even the darkest acts can be overcome by forgiveness.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Aunt Dimity, the ghost with the flowing handwriting, returns for a fourth outing with her living partner, Lori Shepherd, in this fluffy village cozy. Now living in England, Lori and her lawyer husband, Bill Willis, have welcomed twin boys, swelling the mostly retired population of Finch. Living in the cottage left to Lori by her mother's close friend, Dimity Westwood, Lori is thankful for the arrival of the local and unmarried Francesca Sciaparelli to aid with the double joys of motherhood. In this corpseless tale, the mystery concerns a document stolen from the vicarage. Finch has become divided over the apparent Roman treasure trove discovered by archeologist Adrian Culver in a village field. An obscure 19th-century document, proving the find is a hoax, is the stolen item. Asked to resolve the dilemma, Lori, a rare book expert, is aided by Aunt Dimity who communicates with her ghostly handwriting in a special blue journal. Atherton produces a diverse cast of villagers, especially the formidable Peggy Kitchen, a veritable locomotive who is determined to chuck Culver and his archeological miscellany out of the schoolhouse before her well-planned Harvest Festival. Featuring Lori's cherubic twins, a number of stuffed animals and the triumph of true love, Atherton delivers pure cozy entertainment.
Kirkus Reviews
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. George's schoolhouse for his digging detritus, and village empress Peggy Kitchen, who'd been promised the schoolhouse for the Harvest Festival to put Finch back in touch with its ancient customs. St. George's vicar, Rev. Theodore Bunting, could have Adrian packing in a minute if he could only show him Disappointments in Devling, the pamphlet in which Bunting's Victorian predecessor, Rev. Cornelius Gladwell, confessed to having salted Scrag End field with archaeological artifacts in protest of an earlier dig. But someone has pinched the vicar's copy from his study, so he asks Lori if she can round up another of the only nine copies in existence before the conflict escalates into something worse. No fear. Though Lori, newly delivered of twins, will confront witches and long-buried romances, rumors of ghosts and aliens, nothing will go wrong among the dramatis personae—all of them as carefully matched as the pieces of a good tea service—that can't be mended by Dimity's advice, a little tactful conversation, and some of Sally Pyne's lemonbars. Atherton's placid fourth (Aunt Dimity's Good Deed, 1996, etc.) confirms her status as the coziest cozy of them all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101157008
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Series: Aunt Dimity Series , #4
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 53,757
  • File size: 288 KB

Meet the Author

Nancy Atherton
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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    wonderful

    I've enjoyed every Aunt Dimity book I've read. Great bedtime read.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Highly recommended !

    Very good and enjoyable read -as all of the series are!

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  • Posted August 17, 2010

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    Aunt Dimity Is Back - And FUN!

    Aunt Dimity Digs In brings a whole new light to our favorite small town of Finch. If you thought you knew all the characters and could explain the history and thoughts of Finch - well you can't until you read this book. Our main character, Lori, has given birth to her twins and is overwhelmed with new motherhood. Dimity steps in to help out with care and also with giving her a mystery to solve. There is a archeological dig going on in town where Roman items have been found and the local Harvest Festival is in danger of not happening because of the school house being used for the dig. Tempers and feelings in the town are running hot and high as Lori tries to catch a thief and keep everyone for fighting. A fun twist on our favorite aunt!

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