Atherton’s second novel proves more amusing than her first (Aunt Dimity’s Death) as it recycles several characters from that mystery/ghost story. Bostonian. The beloved Aunt Dimity returns in this delightful follow-up to the book that launched the Aunt Dimity series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton’s latest, Aunt. Aunt Dimity And The Duke By Nancy Atherton – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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Aunt Dimity And the Duke. I love that they are romantic mysteries and that the mysteries hhe so different than your traditional mystery. I have to say that I’m still fairly pleased with the Aunt Dimity series so far, even though the series as a whole fairly surprises me so far.

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Please try again later. I am so glad there are more Aunt Dimity books to be read. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. So, here is the thing with this series, I read it, and I recognize it’s issues, but somehow the books manage to work in spite of their issues.

I liked the first half of this book but then it just got too confusing and started rambling. Oh,your requirement that I suspend my disbelief to about the height of a high wire was worth it.

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The sisters and Aunt Dimity send her to Penford Hall where she finds a mysterious duke and a handsome carpenter. Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic manor house set high on the cliffs of Cornwall, is awaiting a miracle. There are some passages which brought me out of the story because tne its dated times.

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Also by Nancy Atherton. Nancy Atherton is dimitg a white-haired Englishwoman with a softly wrinkled face, a wry smile, and wise gray eyes, nor does she live in a thatched cottage behind a babbling brook in a tranquil, rural corner of the Cotswolds.

Sie ahnt nicht, dass die geheimnisvolle Tante Dimi Es handelt sich hier um den 2. Speeded on her way to Penford Hall by a pair of earthbound spirits who auunt for her to be offered a job as gardener! Other books in the series. Or is it the grandmother’s ghost?

And to top it off there is a divinely sweet recipe at the end udke every book lemon bars, angel cookies, oatmeal cookies, etc. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. So if you are looking for her at a convention, don’t look for a stately grande dame in a flowery dress.

Aunt Dimity and the Duke

A step above the usual cozy, Wunt thoroughly enjoyed Aunt Dimity and the Dukethe denouement never to have been deduced by any reader. Emma Porter is forty, fat, frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. The second book in the Aunt Dimity series, however in this book Aunt Dimity seemed to be more of an afterthought than a key figure.


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Emma Porter is a frumpy, amateur gardener going on a garden tour of England when she meets the twin Pym sisters. A Dimity-contrived coincidence brings her to Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion in Cornwall, where she finds a d Emma Porter is forty, fat, frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. Read it for yourself. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Email Address never made public. View all 3 comments. Nancy Atherton’s Aunt Dimity and the Duke is a well written cozy mystery with a bit of the supernatural.

Apr 13, Terri rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a good solid cozy type mystery that is not syrupy or formulaic. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A mystery should actually be a mystery, not just a series of implausible theories, followed by a lackluster reveal of nothing but empty air. Aunt Dimity and the Duke – Nancy Atherton dimty 3 stars. Things just imploded and left me regretting listening all the way to the end.

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