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