Aunt Dimity

The Aunt Dimity Series

Out now from Headline!

 

We at Headline are delighted to launch a very special crime series today. Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity novels - perfect for fans of M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin - have been a hit in the US for over twenty years, and will now be published in the UK (on Aunt Dimity's own home soil) for the first time.

Discover the quirky Costswold village of Finch, the charming Lori Shepherd and her weird and wonderful Aunt Dimity in ebook today.

You can now buy all of the fabulous Aunt Dimity mysteries digitally from Headline, as well as the irresistible brand new Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well in ebook and trade paperback.

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Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 19)

By Nancy Atherton

Cosy crime lovers' favourite paranormal sleuth is back in her nineteenth otherworldly adventure.

When a young Australian named Jack MacBride arrives in Finch to wrap up his late uncle's affairs, heads turn in the sleepy Cotswold village. But when Lori Shepherd volunteers to help Jack clear out his uncle's overgrown garden, they discover something even more surprising.

Tossing a coin into the garden's own well, Lori makes a wish, and is later baffled to find it seems to have come true. Word spreads, and the villagers turn out in droves to make wishes of their own. But one person's wish can be another's worst nightmare and the village is soon thrown into chaos.

Lori resolves to find out what's really going on. Is handsome Jack somehow tricking his neighbours? Or are they fooling themselves? With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help, Lori will discover that the truth is more marvellous than she could have ever imagined.

An enduringly popular seriesOne of Aunt Dimity's most suspenseful mysteries. Loyal fans will be thrilled by every new revelationAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyThe nineteenth title in Nancy Atherton's much-loved series featuring paranormal sleuth, Aunt Dimity, for fans of Ann Granger and M. C. Beaton.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 1)

By Nancy Atherton

When dreams become reality, life is turned upside down...

Aunt Dimity's Death is the first novel in Nancy Atherton's delightful crime series set in the Cotswolds. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.

'Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldly' - Publishers Weekly

When Lori Shepherd was little she used to listen to stories of her inimitable Aunt Dimity from far-off England. Now Lori is newly divorced, down on her luck, and has long since realized her Aunt Dimity was just a character from a comforting bedtime story.

Or was she? When Lori is summoned suddenly to a law firm, she learns Aunt Dimity was a very real person - a wealthy real person who has died and left a respectable bequest. Now Lori must visit her aunt's English cottage and find a secret hidden among the letters sent between her mother and Dimity over four decades. As Aunt Dimity's gentle spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest, she is about to discover a wealth of secrets that will open her eyes to the possibilities of life, and death...

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity's Death:

'This is a book that I tuck by my bed to sooth myself to sleep'

'A frothy, fun little cosy with a pleasant rural backdrop'

'Absolutely one of the best heart-warming mysteries! I have read this book a couple of times since my initial discovery and it cheers my spirit every time due to its warmth and charm'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyI 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 earlierA charming mystery, filled with warmth and affectionIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyIn Aunt Dimity's Death, the first instalment in Nancy Atherton's much-loved series, Lori Shepherd discovers that Aunt Dimity has left her millions and the challenge to solve an eerie mystery in the Cotswolds...Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity and the Duke (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 2)

By Nancy Atherton

A Cornish manor holds more than one secret...

Nancy Atherton travels to the Cornish coast in Aunt Dimity and the Duke, the second novel to feature the ghostly sleuth. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Rebecca Tope.

'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

When Emma Porter is left by her long-term lover, she determines to return to her first and most dependable passion: gardening. Escaping the sympathies of family and friends, she sets out on a summer-long driving tour of England's gardens.

Chance brings Emma to Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion, where she finds a duke in search of a magical lantern. Suspecting there's more than one mystery to be solved, Emma accepts the duke's invitation to stay and restore the once-glorious chapel garden to its former beauty. As dark rumours surrounding the death of the duke's beautiful cousin abound, Emma is soon set - with her Aunt Dimity's ghostly guidance - on a path of life-changing discovery.

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Duke:

'This is a wonderful book to read while spending an afternoon with a cup of tea, oatmeal cookies and window seat overlooking a beautiful garden'

'Charming escapism'

'A lovely fairy tale and mystery rolled into one'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: 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 Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyAlways a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bitIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyThe indomitable spirit of Aunt Dimity lives on in Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Duke, a cosy mystery spiced with star-crossed lovers and a touch of the supernatural.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity's Good Deed (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 3)

By Nancy Atherton

Lori is on a mission to uncover a centuries-old family secret...

Aunt Dimity's Good Deed by Nancy Atherton is Aunt Dimity's third appearance in the honey-coloured English cottage she bequeathed to Lori Shepherd. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin... mysteries and Midsomer Murders.

'In the realm of the cosy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity series' - everydayebook.com

Thanks to her late Aunt Dimity, Lori Shepherd's life has taken on fairy-tale proportions of late... Or so it seems. Lori's plans for a second honeymoon in England fall through, and she resolves to take her father-in-law in place of her husband. But when he suddenly goes missing, leaving an enigmatic note behind, it's up to Lori to seek him out...

Guided by the ghost of her Aunt Dimity, Lori's search soon turns into a harrowing mission. In a search complicated by mistaken identities and falsified deeds, Laurie is about to discover the true meaning of marital bliss as she strives to uncover an old family secret.

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity's Good Deed:

'Aunt Dimity has given me many happy, peaceful hours. They are full of the "ahh" factor, or books that leave you with a smile on your face and in your heart'

'One of the best books I ever read'

'A wonderful, touching story with great characters and a great plot that is incredibly well written'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: In the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity series An enduringly popular series Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyA charming mystery, filled with warmth and affectionIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyLori Shepherd finds herself embroiled in mystery and complicated affairs of the heart in Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity's Good Deed, the third novel in the much-loved mystery series. Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity Digs In (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 4)

By Nancy Atherton

It will take all of Aunt Dimity's otherworldly powers to restore tranquillity to a sleepy English village...

Savour a masterpiece of old-fashioned fun in Aunt Dimity Digs In, the fourth mystery to feature Nancy Atherton's supernatural sleuth. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders.

'Atherton is a superb writer who brings a lot of charm and wit to her story' - Suspense Magazine

Lori Shepherd and husband Bill Willis are striving to adjust to Cotswold life with their new-born twins. But when a visiting archaeologist's discovery stirs up local civil war in the village of Finch, Lori must use her expertise in rare books - and invaluable help from her otherworldly Aunt Dimity - to solve the mystery.
As Lori hunts down a missing document that promises to shed light on the situation, the archaeologist unearths an even greater mystery. But it is Aunt Dimity's magic blue notebook that will provide the key to the buried secrets. For even the darkest acts can be overcome...

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity Digs In:

'I recommend [this series] for a rainy day curled up on the couch with a cup of tea'

'Simply the best and most beautiful cosy series in the world'

'[A] quintessential cosy that adds some supernatural elements to soothe the soul while delighting its fans with magic'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: Atherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her story Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyAlways a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bitIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalIn the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity seriesI 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 earlierAn enduringly popular series 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 enjoyWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton is simply a wonderful writerJuggling new-born twins and an investigation into a local mystery, Lori Shepherd calls on Aunt Dimity's help for the fourth time in Nancy Atherton's charming mystery Aunt Dimity Digs In. Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity's Christmas (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 5)

By Nancy Atherton

Lori feels all her holiday wishes are about to come true, but the next day brings an unexpected visitor...

The inhabitants of the Cotswold village of Finch prepare for a season to remember in Aunt Dimity's Christmas, Nancy Atherton's delightfully festive mystery. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Agatha Christie.

'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

Lori Shepard's plans for a perfect family Christmas are derailed when a mysterious stranger collapses in the driveway of her cosy Cotswold cottage. As the nearby village of Finch begins its Christmas Eve celebrations, Lori must team up with Julian Bright - a devilishly attractive priest - to unearth the stranger's identity.
Embarking upon a journey takes them from hospital wards to homeless shelters, the pair are determined to leave no stone unturned. And as Lori unveils the tragic secret that led the stranger to her door, she must confront painful truths about herself, and discover the real meaning of a family Christmas.

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity's Christmas:

'This is absolutely one of the best books you will ever be lucky enough to read'

'Heart-warming, inspiring and an emotional ride to a satisfying conclusion'

'A funny, fun read and comforting at the holidays'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: Always a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bitAtherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyThe festive season brings more than Christmas joy in Nancy Atherton's cosy mystery, Aunt Dimity's Christmas.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 6)

By Nancy Atherton

A Gothic manor house. A bundle of love letters. A tragic past.

Lori Shepherd and the otherworldly sleuth Aunt Dimity discover fresh mysteries in the Northumbrian moors in Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil, Nancy Atherton's delightful mystery. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Midsomer Murders.

'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 cosy mystery' - Open Book Society

When rare-book expert Lori Shepherd is invited to evaluate an old collection of volumes in grim, neo-gothic Wyrdhurst Hall, she jumps at the chance. But as she drives across the steep embankment of the Northumberland moors while the rain crashes down, she wonders what she has let herself in for.
A host of surprises await, including a handsome stranger who knows more about the Hall's secrets than he's letting on, and a cache of letters telling of a doomed love affair from the First World War. It will take all the skills of Lori's otherworldly Aunt Dimity to solve the puzzle and restore peace to a family haunted by its own tragic past.

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil:

'Light mystery but always keeps me guessing until the end'

'The ultimate in cosy... a little romance, a little mystery and laughs too'

'This series is light and airy, a real pleasure reading'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyAn enduringly popular series 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 earlierIn the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity seriesAtherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyIn a Northumberland mansion, Lori Shepherd discovers a plethora of secrets and mysteries in Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil, Nancy Atherton's sixth novel in her charming series. Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity: Detective (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 7)

By Nancy Atherton

The first murder in the village of Finch for over a century propels Lori into a whirlwind of an investigation...

Lori and Aunt Dimity's sleuthing skills are tested in a murder case in Aunt Dimity: Detective, the seventh mystery in Nancy Atherton's much-loved mystery series. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.

'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

Returning home to the Cotswold village of Finch, Lori Shepherd is shocked to discover resident Prunella Hooper has been killed. This is the first murder in Finch for over a hundred years, and the locals are in uproar.
Before the town implodes in the wake of scandal, Lori sets out to solve the murder. But the newly arrived Prunella had already made a number of enemies, and narrowing the list of suspects won't be easy. With the help of Lori's ghostly Aunt Dimity and Nicholas - an enigmatic self-defence instructor - Lori attempts to align motive, means and opportunity in order to unravel the tangled mystery.

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity: Detective:

'These books are just pure, glorious entertainment'

'[Like] an evening with an old friend'

'Light, entertaining reading, always with an interesting twist'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: 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 Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyA charming mystery, filled with warmth and affectionIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyWhile the village of Finch is left reeling by the first murder committed there for over a century, Lori and Aunt Dimity track down the culprit in Nancy Atherton's delightfully cosy Aunt Dimity: Detective.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 8)

By Nancy Atherton

Lori herself is entangled in a messy - and dangerous - family dispute...

Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday sees Lori, and the otherworldly sleuth Aunt Dimity, untangle the web of deceit surrounding a troubled family. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Agatha Christie.

'Atherton is simply a wonderful writer' - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

When Lori Shepherd's husband, Bill, is summoned to the reading of a will at the Earl of Harrisford's grand Palladian home, she jumps at the chance to join him. But none of the Harrisford clan could have possibly predicted the scandal that would ensue as the contents of the will are revealed. What starts as a sombre occasion quickly devolves into full-blown family dispute.

Burning topiaries, threatening notes, suspicious maids, and family intrigue lead Lori to seek her ghostly Aunt Dimity's help in identifying the person responsible. For it's clear they mean business, and if they're not found soon, the consequences could be deadly...

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday:

'Fun, light, gripping stories with a touch of fantasy'

'This series of books are perfect when you need something warm and fuzzy to read! I have loved them all'

'Cosy mystery with lovable, eccentric characters and humorous twists. Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is like coming home for the holidays!'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: Atherton is simply a wonderful writer

Witty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyAn enduringly popular series 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 earlierIn the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity seriesAtherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyAlways a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bitIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalWhen a reading of a will develops into a dangerous family dispute, involving arson and poison pen letters, Lori must trust to her instincts - and her ghostly adviser - to solve the mystery in Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday from acclaimed author Nancy Atherton.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity: Snowbound (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 9)

By Nancy Atherton

Can Lori unravel a mystery that is thicker than the snow on the Cotswold hills?

The snow forces Lori to take shelter in a house of treasures and secrets in Aunt Dimity: Snowbound, the ninth mystery from much-loved author Nancy Atherton. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.

'Witty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a book' - Lincoln Journal Star

A winter's stroll in the Cotswolds takes an unexpected turn for Lori Shepherd when a snow blizzard strikes out of the blue. Together with two backpackers, she seeks shelter in the nearby Ladythorne Abbey, once home to Lady Lucasta DeClerke, and waits for the storm to pass.

But it soon becomes clear that there is more to the Abbey's late owner than meets the eye. And when Lori learns of a plot to steal a priceless family heirloom, she attempts to prevent the theft and keep herself out of harm's way. But as her ghostly Aunt Dimity says, 'Old sins cast long shadows'. If Lori is to banish the hatred and guilt shrouding Ladythorne Abbey, she will need all the wisdom and compassion she can find.

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity: Snowbound:

'If I only had one book to read on a rainy afternoon, this would be the one'

'Not since I first went through the wardrobe to discover the magic of Narnia have I so enjoyed a book'

'Delightful. Interesting characters, great descriptions of village life, and a unique concept make this series a comforting read'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: Witty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyA charming mystery, filled with warmth and affectionIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerAtherton'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 enjoyAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyA winter walk turns to foul weather in Nancy Atherton's charming mystery Aunt Dimity: Snowbound.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 10)

By Nancy Atherton

An expected death unearths unexpected clues...

Full of delightfully surprising twists and turns, Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin is another page-turning instalment in Nancy Atherton's series that has won the hearts of cosy crime fans everywhere. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Agatha Christie.

'A charming mystery, filled with warmth and affection' - Deadly Pleasures Magazine

Mystery follows Lori Shepherd wherever she goes - even while volunteering at her local Infirmary. There she meets Elizabeth Beacham, a retired legal secretary with no family except for one brother - who has inexplicably disappeared.

When Miss Beacham passes away suddenly, Lori is sad to hear of her demise. But after receiving an envelope containing keys and a letter written by Miss Beacham before her death, she suspects there may be more to events than meets the eye. Armed with clues and with her ghostly Aunt Dimity's help, Lori begins to unearth secrets and surprising truths about her own next-of-kin...

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin:

'A truly heart-warming book. It was full of love and laughter! Enjoyed every page'

'Lovable characters, entertaining story, and colourful writing make this book an easy, and fun, read'

'The whole series is delightful. It has a little bit of everything'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: A charming mystery, filled with warmth and affectionIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyAn enduringly popular series In Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin, Lori and her supernatural sleuthing companion unearth secrets surrounding a friend's death.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 11)

By Nancy Atherton

Trouble follows Lori wherever she goes...

Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity mysteries have enchanted thousands of readers and Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea, the eleventh addition to the series, is likely to broaden her appeal. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.

'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

Lori Shepherd is no stranger to trouble and intrigue. But when Bill, her high-profile attorney husband, starts receiving death threats aimed at his family, danger hits closer to home. With Scotland Yard on the case, Bill sends Lori and their five-year-old twins to the safety of an island off the coast of Scotland.

But nowhere, it seems, is safe. For another mystery is unfolding on the island, and Lori suspects the locals are running a smuggling operation. When she finds a human skull washed up on the beach, her fears are fuelled further. With her otherworldly Aunt Dimity's help, Lori begins to piece together the clues, unaware of the danger growing around her. Can she escape the murderous threats before it's too late?

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea:

'[Nancy Atherton] has a magical touch'

'This little book was a breath of fresh air'

'This book makes you feel good all over. A must read'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: 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 Atherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyAn enduringly popular series 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 earlierIn the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity seriesAtherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyAlways a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bitIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryAn escape to the Scottish Highlands comes with its own set of troubles in Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea, the eleventh mystery in Nancy Atherton's much-loved series. Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity Goes West (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 12)

By Nancy Atherton

Can Lori and her ghostly adviser solve a hundred-year-old mystery?

In Aunt Dimity Goes West, Nancy Atherton's vivid storytelling and knack for bringing a setting to life will have readers lassoed to their chairs. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Rebecca Tope.

'The twelfth novel in Atherton's series is the ultimate cosy mystery'- Romantic Times

Still recovering from a near-fatal brush with danger, Lori Shepherd is looking forward to a family holiday in the beautiful mountain town of Bluebird, Colorado. But when they arrive at their seemingly perfect holiday home, something is clearly amiss.

Someone has gone missing, a charming and charismatic man seems to know more than he's letting on, and the whole town is hiding a dark secret. With her Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help, Lori sets out to solve a hundred-year-old mystery once and for all. Could the town be cursed, or is a sinister human hand shaping its eerie reputation?

What readers are saying about the Aunt Dimity Mysteries:

'Charming escapism'

'Simply the best and most beautiful cosy series in the world'

'These books are just pure, glorious entertainment'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: The twelfth novel in Athertons series is the ultimate cozy mysteryAtherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyA charming mystery, filled with warmth and affectionIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyOn holiday in Colorado, Lori stumbles across yet more intrigue which she can only solve with the help of her otherworldly sleuth in Aunt Dimity Goes West, the charming mystery from Nancy Atherton.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 13)

By Nancy Atherton

This time, Lori's supernatural confidante may not be the only one who's not quite dead...

Lori Shepherd takes on a potential vampire in Nancy Atherton's thirteenth cosy mystery Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.

'Hardcore fans will no doubt enjoy' - Publisher's Weekly

Life in the Cotswolds couldn't be more blissful for Lori Shepherd - except for one thing: her five-year-old twins have started school, and Lori fears her sons will catch everything from the flu to fleas. Then the twins come home one drizzly day and give her something truly terrifying to worry about.

Could the cloaked figure they see in the woods really have been a vampire? With Lori's late (but not entirely departed) Aunt Dimity's help, she begins to investigate. Her trail takes her to Leo, a charming vagabond; to a bitter old crone named Lizzie Black; and finally to Aldercot Hall, where a mysterious murder took place forty years ago. Can Lori uncover the true identity of the twins' vampire before it's too late?

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter:

'The romantic troubles, warm, comedic moments, and cosy English-countryside atmosphere really make this little mystery a frothy charmer'

'Every Aunt Dimity mystery is a delight'

'Five stars'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: Hardcore fans will no doubt enjoyAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyAn enduringly popular series 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 earlierIn the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity seriesAlways a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bitIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteWith the threat of a vampire on the prowl, Lori and her otherworldly guide head into the woods to investigate in Nancy Atherton's charming mystery Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 14)

By Nancy Atherton

Medieval revelry could end in modern-day tragedy...

Nancy Atherton weaves another enchanting mystery in Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon, the fourteenth instalment in the much-loved Aunt Dimity series. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Midsomer Murders.

'One of the most charming entries in an enduringly popular series' - Booklist

Lori Shepherd loves the small Cotswold village of Finch, but as her eighth summer in the town approaches she finds herself wishing for a break in routine. When King Wilfred's Faire - where the age of chivalry lives again - opens nearby, Lori gets her wish. But she soon finds it's not all pageantry and play.

While Finch is besieged by tourists, Lori discovers a dark layer of intrigue beneath the fair's bright surface. Is a sinister figure stalking Mirabel, the angel-voiced madrigal singer? Has a jealous rival sabotaged the Dragon Knight's weapons? Is an evil assassin trying to murder Good King Wilfred? With her Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance, Lori must race to save the village and risk her neck to keep the medieval revelry from ending in tragedy.

What readers are saying about the Aunt Dimity Mysteries:

'Charming escapism'

'Simply the best and most beautiful cosy series in the world'

'These books are just pure, glorious entertainment'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: One of the most charming entries in an enduringly popular seriesI 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 earlierIn the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity seriesAtherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyAlways a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bitIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerEveryone's favourite supernatural detective steps in to thwart unchivalrous deeds at a Renaissance fair in Nancy Atherton's perfectly irresistible gem of a novel Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity Down Under (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 15)

By Nancy Atherton

A trip to the other side of the world brings fresh adventures...

Lori Shepherd travels to New Zealand in Aunt Dimity's fifteenth charming adventure from Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity Down Under. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.

'Another hit in the long line of Aunt Dimity books' - Suspense Magazine

Lori Shepherd is bereft when she learns her beloved neighbours, Ruth and Louise Pym, may be dying. But as she braces herself for a final farewell, Lori receives an unexpected request from the eccentric sisters: to find their long-lost brother before it's too late.

Aubrey Pym was banished from his family long ago for wicked deeds, and Lori must travel to New Zealand to find him. Despite her misgivings, she sets out on a journey full of surprises. And with the help of a charming Kiwi and the otherworldly guidance of her late Aunt Dimity, Lori begins to unravel the web of secrets that have haunted the Pym family for generations.

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity Down Under:

'A sprightly visit to the land down under the Land Down Under, with plenty of humour, sorrow, and a touch of Tolkienmania'

'A book that leaves you smiling'

'Five stars'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: Another hit in the long line of Aunt Dimity booksWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyAn enduringly popular series 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 earlierIn the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity seriesAtherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyA charming mystery, filled with warmth and affectionIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightLori and Aunt Dimity are sent on a mission to New Zealand in Aunt Dimity Down Under, the charming mystery from Nancy Atherton. Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 16)

By Nancy Atherton

Strange goings-on in a manor house require the services of Lori and her ghostly sidekick...

Lori and Aunt Dimity investigate a case of false identity in Nancy Atherton's cosy mystery Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Rebecca Tope.

'Cosy and charming as a cup of Earl Grey, Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree is a novel to be savored' - Bookpage.com

In the quiet Cotswold village of Finch, Lori Shepherd is in for a surprise. Her wealthy American father-in-law, William Willis, Sr., has purchased a splendid ten-acre estate to renovate. William Sr. is expecting gentle, small-town existence, but with countless women vying for his attention, shifty servants, and the discovery of a mysterious painting, he soon realises life in Finch is anything but.

When Lori and William become embroiled in a case of deception and false identity, things become even more complicated. It's nothing Lori can't handle - until moving furniture, strange sounds, and the theft of the painting prompt her to call on her Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help. Can she succeed in uncovering the estate's shadowy past?

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree:

'Warm hearted, fun [and] quirky little mysteries'

'Fun, different... and very entertaining'

'Five stars'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: Cozy and charming as a cup of Earl Grey, Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree is a novel to be savoredEvery 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyAn enduringly popular series 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 earlierIn the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity seriesThe arrival of Lori's father-in-law in the sleepy village of Finch prompts a fresh adventure in Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree, the sixteenth novel in Nancy Atherton's cosy mystery series.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 17)

By Nancy Atherton

The search for an ancestor becomes a witch-hunt...

In Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch, the sleepy Cotswold village of Finch is set aflutter by a bewitching mystery from its past. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.

'Atherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her story' - Suspense Magazine

At first glance, the unassuming Mrs Amelia Thistle is a disappointment to the curious villagers of Finch. Only Lori Shepherd isn't fooled by the new arrival's bland persona, and she promptly discovers Amelia is a world-famous artist, living incognito.

Amelia has unearthed a fragment of a family diary hinting that Mistress Meg, The Mad Witch of Finch, might be one of her ancestors, and she's determined to discover the truth. With the otherworldly help of her late Aunt Dimity, Lori must dodge nosy neighbours and Amelia's frantic fans if she's to solve the mystery of Mistress Meg - and Amelia herself.

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch:

'This was a very enjoyable read: light-heartedly charming'

'Wonderfully written, great cosy - just a joy to read'

'Heart-warming, entertaining, one of Atherton's best!'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: Atherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her story Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldlyAlways a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bitIrresistible blend of romance, suspense and the supernaturalHow do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's nightEvery 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyA new inhabitant in the village of Finch throws up new discoveries of the past in Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch, the seventeenth instalment in Nancy Atherton's much-loved mystery series. Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK
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Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince (Aunt Dimity Mysteries, Book 18)

By Nancy Atherton

A chance encounter leads Lori into a mystery of long-forgotten secrets...

Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince is a delightful mystery stretching back to the Russian Revolution. Perfect for fans of M. C. Beaton and Rebecca Tope.

'How do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cosy as a warm fire on a winter's night' - Denver Post

In the sleepy Cotswold village of Finch, Lori Shepherd has two restless seven-year-old boys on her hands. When a friend suggests an outing to Skeaping Manor - a bizarre Jacobean house-turned-museum - she leaps at the idea. There they meet Daisy Pickering, a sweet nine year old in a shabby pink parka who regales them with tales of Russian aristocrats.

When a fine silver figurine turns up in the pocket of a similar pink parka at Lori's local thrift shop, she recognizes it instantly as the object that mesmerized young Daisy. But when she tries to track down Daisy's mother, she finds they have disappeared without a trace. Stranger still, it seems one of Daisy's imagined Russian princes may be very real - and in desperate need of help. With her Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance, Lori begins to unravel a tangled web of secrets stretching from England's finest country estates back to the blood-drenched soil of the Russian Revolution...

What readers are saying about Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince:

'With a bit of romance and a dash of humour, Atherton comes through once again with a charming read'

'An intriguing and fun read'

'Atherton is a clever and funny writer. I enjoy the twists and turns she takes to solve the mystery. Great read'

Praise for Nancy Atherton: How do you describe an Aunt Dimity mystery... the real magic is in the storytelling. This enchanting series is as cozy as a warm fire on a winter's night 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 mysteryLet 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 tasteAtherton is simply a wonderful writerWitty and engaging... just the thing when life gets to be too much, and you want to escape into a bookAtherton'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 enjoyAtherton is a superb writer who brings charm and wit to her storyAn enduringly popular series 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 earlierIn the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity seriesLori and Aunt Dimity's eighteenth adventure leads them into a web of secrets that stretches all the way back to the Russian Revolution in Nancy Atherton's captivating mystery Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince.Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of eighteen titles in the Aunt Dimity crime series. The first novel 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, USA.Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series is written with irresistible warmth, charm and humour. Her committed fanbase await each new title with baited breath, and there is real potential for us to build equivalent support here in the UKNancy Atherton regularly sits on the extended New York Times hardback bestseller list, and her sales continue to growThe series is also sold in German and Japanese translationHeadline will publish the eighteen previous titles in the Aunt Dimity series as ebooks in early 2014, making the entire series available for the first time in the UK