Aunt Dimity Down Under (Aunt Dimity Series #15)

Aunt Dimity Down Under (Aunt Dimity Series #15)

by Nancy Atherton

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ISBN-13: 9780143118657
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Series: Aunt Dimity Series , #15
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 219,576
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(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 Down Under (Aunt Dimity Series #15) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
stllady123 More than 1 year ago
If you love the Aunt Dimity series, you must read the continuing saga of Lorie and Aunt Dimity. Once again, Lorie is called into investigation on an emergency and time constraining mission. Due to her love and admiration for the Pym sisters, she is off on an adventure to New Zealand. Of course, everything works out so that Bill and the kids are taken care of and she does not have to worry about them while on this trip. She travels to not just one spot in New Zealand, but travels the whole of it in search of clues and ferreting out mysteries. Through jungle, mountains, hills, surf, by plane, boat, car and on foot, she travels and meets many of the people of New Zealand guided by, of course, a very handsome young man. If you ever wanted to have a guide while in New Zealand, this man is the one! He has friends in every town and also remote locations, has all modes of transportation available to him, and manages to expedite Lorie's mission throughout. Lorie could not have completed her mission without him. A combination of history, long lost relatives, quirky and interesting people and exotic and interesting locations, makes the plot moves along quickly. If you are a fast reader and have a couple of hours, this can be read in one day. Of course, Aunt Dimity lends a hand through her writings to Laurie, helping her fill in some background and historical data so that Laurie is able to piece together more of the puzzle she is trying to put together. The author almost leaves you with the feeling that Lorie may go back to New Zealand one day with Bill and the boys. Also, Lorie encounters what the New Zealanders call "Ringers". The Ringers are groupies who followed the crew of the "Lord of the Rings" films while filming at various locations in New Zealand. As usual, the locals were glad they brought in revenue during the years of filming, but also found them somewhat annoying. I am looking forward to many more Aunt Dimity books. They are a nice light enjoyable read and a good escape. No heavy drama and would be a nice beach book. I would also recommend this series for any young adults. This series features no foul language or offensive material of any kind.
KER2011 More than 1 year ago
Another Excellent Aunt Dimity Adventure An Aunt Dimity book by Nancy Atherton is always a delight, but especially this one which involves an around the world hunt for the missing relative of the Pym sisters. The twin sisters are near death in the tiny town of Finch and have asked their neighbor, Lori Shepherd, to find their long-lost relative before they die. Lori’s resulting adventures in New Zealand, accompanied by Aunt Dimity and Reginald, will have you on the edge of your seat wondering if the missing Pym relative will be found in time. The author does such a marvelous job with her description of New Zealand, as the Lori travels from one end of the country to the other, the reader will want to immediately book a flight there. Nancy Atherton is an excellent author who does a marvelous job with the ultimate in cozy mystery (no one is murdered!). The amazing town of Finch is a town Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple would be pleased to visit, as would any reader.
AnglophileDF More than 1 year ago
Being a major fan of the wacky Aunt Dimity series and someone who fell in love with New Zealand when I visited there two years ago, I really enjoyed this book. Main character, Lori, is her usual entertaining and inconsistent self yet, although sleep deprived, she's not quite as emotional as usual--rather a good thing I thought! Nevertheless, her efforts to track down the only remaining relative of the lovely Pimm sisters in a race through various cities on both islands of New Zealand kept me rivited. As always, there's a happy ending. And, in the end there's a new addition to the quirky, good-hearted, gossipy English Village of Finch who loves to needle Mrs. Taxman to the delight of everyone in town. Very funny, good twists, quirky and a fast read that should entertain you right up to the last page. Here's to Lori, Aunt Dimity, her latest new friend, and what Lori learns about a young person and the terrific country of New Zealand.
GRgenius on LibraryThing 1 days ago
A story steeped in the beauty of nature with a mission straight from the heart. The eldest twins of Finch are reaching their time lines end. They are much loved and love much, but there is one loose end they wish to tie up prior to their departure. Imparted in a passing whisper to Lori Shepherd, they know it is in good hands. Lori however feels differently. Will she be able to keep the promise she made to the twins? Combine one part search for a lost soul with one part supernatural side kick and stir in a stuffed pink rabbit for good luck....you are in for a fun romp around this beautiful world so strap in and prepare for departure. A fun read for mystery fans, as well as fiction....this is one in a series of 14 thus far...happy reading!
Cradlow on LibraryThing 1 days ago
A little different detective story as we are looking for a missing person, but still a good read, which made me want to go to New Zealand.
NewsieQ on LibraryThing 1 days ago
Yes, it's formulaic: Lori Shepherd is called on to solve a mystery, she winds up partnering with a stunningly attractive man not her husband, and everything is tidily resolved at the end. Lori's mystery involves the ancient Pym Sisters, twins Ruth and Louise, who are both seriously ill and likely dying. As a last request, they ask Lori to find out what happened to descendants of their ne'er-do-well brother Aubrey. Lori quickly agrees, not knowing that her sleuthing will take her to New Zealand. An old friend of her husband Bill meets her Down Under and becomes her sleuthing partner, chauffeur and pilot (he owns an airplane). Cameron Mackenzie and she wind up on a whirlwind tour of New Zealand and readers are treated to both a charming mystery and some armchair travel. I was quite disappointed with the last entry in this series, Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon.It wasn't awful, but it fell flat for me. The writing felt mechanical, the story blah. There's a magic to most of Nancy Atherton's stories and -- I am happy to say -- the magic was back for me in Aunt Dimity Down Under.When news in the real world is depressing, there's no better place to escape to than an Aunt Dimity mystery ... and Nancy Atherton's books are among the very few I've read over and over again. Highly recommended for died-in-the-wool cozy readers.03/03/2010
bearette24 on LibraryThing 1 days ago
I know some people didn't like this one because they didn't think it was really a mystery, but I thought the story of Lori's trip to New Zealand to search for the Pym sisters' long-lost relative was charming and full of interesting lore about an exotic country.
phyllis2779 on LibraryThing 1 days ago
This was more of a travelogue than a mystery. Lori Shepherd visited New Zealand to find a missing person for the Pyms. he book made me want to visit NZ but contained no mystery. I think the franchise has run out of steam but I will continue to read, at least temporarily, because it is a sweet cozy read.
TheShort1 More than 1 year ago
I had read a copy of this book that I gotten from the library, but had to have my own copy and HAD to read again. This was a great way to tour New Zealand without a long plane trip, and to relive how a character that has become part of the series--Brie--came to be.
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