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

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

by Nancy Atherton

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Overview

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 King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143036548
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/07/2006
Series: Aunt Dimity Series , #10
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 256,605
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.85(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 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.
prussblue10 More than 1 year ago
A marvelous story that was even better the second time around. We enjoyed it and hope you do too!
BeagleGirl123 More than 1 year ago
Another lovely story in the Aunt Dimity series. Wonderful and very cozy mystery.
BeckyJG on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lori Shepard collects people. As Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin opens, Lori has begun a new project, inspired by her friend Lucinda Willoughby, a nurse at Oxford's Radcliffe Infirmary. There are too many patients with no one to visit them; what better way for Lori to add to her collection than to become Radcliffe Infirmary's first freelance visitor?Within weeks of taking on this task Lori meets Elizabeth Beacham, unmarried, terminally ill, and the best listener Lori's ever met. Rather than spending their time together recounting tales of her own past glories--as most of Lori's patients do--Miss Beacham draws stories out of Lori. Needless to say, Lori is up to the challenge. But the terminally ill die, and so does Miss Beacham, mere days after their meeting. Lori is crushed, as she felt that she had truly found a soulmate in this poor friendless woman. She takes it upon herself to find Elizabeth Beacham's estranged brother--who, apparently, couldn't even be bothered to visit his terminally ill sister in hospital--and along the way finds yet another character to add to her collection. Gabriel Ashcroft, painter and downstairs neighbor to Elizabeth Beacham for four years, joins Lori on her quest to solve the mystery of the missing next of kin. As they go they learn about the many ways a quiet, unassuming woman can influence the lives of those around her.Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin is a sweet, gentle mystery, an exploration of what it means to be a good person and how knowing someone who is truly good can lift one up to another level.
Djupstrom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nancy Atherton is the queen of the cozy mysteries. This is a fun and light series that keeps you guessing. And you always get a new recipe out of the deal! What an added surprise!
whimsicalkitten on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
American women inherits village home in England from Aunt Dimity and raises her family of twins and husband Bill there. Silly but entertaining
MarthaHuntley on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was my first foray into the Aunt Dimity series, a whimsical example of the cozy mystery genre. I find it very off-putting that Aunt Dimity is dead, though I rather enjoyed stuffed animals having a part in the story. The plot seems vapid and superficial and at the same time labored, and the characters lack much dimension, but the book is comforting in the way cozies tend to be. What I like best about it, is that it is (uniquely in my experience) a mystery filled with acts of goodness rather than acts of evil, and that's kinda refreshing.
fiberfool on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
No doubt a cozy, this installment of Lori Shepherd's adventures had mystery that did not involve murder, but rather a missing person. The activity in Next of Kin revolved mostly around Oxford, but some of Lori's neighbors and family in finch played a nice role as well. Another fun, cozy read from Atherton!
laur04 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
At first I thought this book would be an interesting "mystery adventure". The book is one of the books in the series and I was excited because I might find a new set of books to read. However, this book was not as expected. In a way, it reminded me of a book an old lady would love. It started out with an unrealistic character Lori. She is filthy rich and enjoys working for charities all the time. She meets a lady in the hospital, who soon dies. Miss Beacham (the lady) leaves her belongings to her brother who has mysteriously 'disappeared'. The story revolves around Lori and how she goes on a quest to find this brother of her "friend" that she knew for ten minutes. The plot twists were extremely disappointing. One 'twist' was that Miss Beacham's apartment was filled with antiques. Not that exciting. The ending was equally disappointing. I continued reading the book because, as in most mysteries, I was sure the ending would be a surprise. This was not the case. The ending proved that this book should not be called a mystery because the brother was merely hiding in another country. The brother's wife did not approve of Miss Beacham and had ordered him to move away. I would not recommend this book because it was boring and not worth reading.
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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.