Aunt Dimity Goes West (Aunt Dimity Series #12)

Aunt Dimity Goes West (Aunt Dimity Series #12)

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by Nancy Atherton
     
 

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The world's original paranormal detective returns

Nancy Atherton 's Aunt Dimity series has charmed its way into the hearts of mystery fans everywhere, finding a larger audience with each new book. In Aunt Dimity Goes West, Atherton's vivid storytelling and knack for bringing a setting to life will have fans lassoed to their chairs. Lori Shepherd,

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The world's original paranormal detective returns

Nancy Atherton 's Aunt Dimity series has charmed its way into the hearts of mystery fans everywhere, finding a larger audience with each new book. In Aunt Dimity Goes West, Atherton's vivid storytelling and knack for bringing a setting to life will have fans lassoed to their chairs. Lori Shepherd, still recovering from her most recent adventure, is taking a vacation with her family in the beautiful mountain town of Bluebird, Colorado. But there's something amiss at their seemingly perfect vacation home. Is the place cursed or is a sinister human hand shaping its eerie reputation? With Aunt Dimity's help, Lori sets out to solve a hundred- year-old mystery and discovers that sometimes the strangest places can seem the most like home.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Atherton's series is for those who like the puzzle of a mystery minus the corpses. . . . This is the way life really ought to be if only we were all better behaved. Put on the teakettle and enjoy."
-Rocky Mountain News

"The twelfth novel in Atherton's series is the ultimate cozy mystery."
-Romantic Times

Romantic Times
The twelfth novel in Atherton's series is the ultimate cozy mystery.
Rocky Mountain News
Atherton's series is for those who like the puzzle of a mystery minus the corpses. . . . This is the way life really ought to be if only we were all better behaved. Put on the teakettle and enjoy.
Kirkus Reviews
The 12th adventure for ghost detective Aunt Dimity takes her to Colorado, where she again assists the living. Lori Sheppard (Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea, Feb. 2006, etc.) is recovering from a gunshot wound acquired while protecting her children from a madman. The wound is healing, but her psyche is not. So her husband arranges a trip to Colorado for Lori, the twins and their nanny, and a friend offers the use of the Aerie, a magnificent house outside the old mining town of Bluebird. They're met at the airport by Toby Cooper, a last-minute replacement for vanished caretaker James Blackwell. At first, things go well. The boys love hiking, fishing and riding at a nearby ranch, and Lori loves the quaint old town, even though everyone she meets is a double for her friends back home in England. But she's disturbed when Amanda Barrow, proprietor of the Mystic Crystals, recounts the curse of the old Lord Stuart mine, parts of which are under the Aerie. Despite the otherworldly assurances of Aunt Dimity and the spirit of a teacher killed in the cave-in that closed the Lord Stuart, Lori is still uneasy. With help from Toby and tips from Aunt Dimity, she digs around until the truth is revealed. An anemic mystery whose high spots are the beauties of the Rockies and a single cookie recipe. Agent: Meg Ruley/Jane Rotrosen Agency LLC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143112914
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/29/2008
Series:
Aunt Dimity Series, #12
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
266,324
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Atherton's series is for those who like the puzzle of a mystery minus the corpses. . . . This is the way life really ought to be if only we were all better behaved. Put on the teakettle and enjoy."
-Rocky Mountain News

"The twelfth novel in Atherton's series is the ultimate cozy mystery."
-Romantic Times

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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