Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea
Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity novels have enchanted thousands of readers, and this new addition to the series is likely to broaden the spell. A series of death threats sends Lori Shepard to a remote island off the Scottish coast and to a fabulous castle restored by an eccentric friend of her...more
I'm not going to go into great detail other than to say that Aunt Dimity is dead but then again maybe not completely. Lori Shepherd's life should be fairly easy and uncomplicated, but it never is. Trouble seems to find her. Of course there would be no books if it didn't, ...more
I love the setting in a castle on an island off the coast of Scotland.
I also really loved all the mysteries surrounding the old monastery and the monks and their treasure from the 8th century! My kind of stuff!
Oh and I adore Lori's wise little five year old gentlemen twin boys Will and Rob!
This series offers cozy mysteries with amusing and quirky characters, in the life of Lori and her Aunt Dimity. Each one has been a fun and entertaining read to be sure.
It is appreciated that each book is able to stand on its own and usually concludes with an HEA.
The origin of the name of Dundrillin Castle cracked me right up...guess I was just in the mood for really bad humor---ha!
I especially like what Aunt Dimity said at the end when Lori talked about tearing down landscaping to keep her home more safe. Aunt Dimity said we don't fight evil by destroying life. Instead, we do life-giving things ...more
This installment in the series has pluses and minuses in comparison to those that came before. A plus: Nancy Atherton avoids one of the two tropes that have become so familiar as to be formulaic. A minus: the resolution has some elements of deus ex machina, though at least we get a bit of a scientific explanation.
The story is more intense than usual, in a way that works. There are actually several mysteries, coincident in time rather than interwoven. As usual, ...more
He and a friend lead her around, showing her the clues, and eventually serendipity steps in to bring the truth to light.
I felt this particular book was a little less spooky, because the ghost (Aunt Dimity) doesn't ...more
It's also funny because there is a lot in the book about how valuable Lori is because ...more
It's been awhile since I've read an Aunt Dimity book. I enjoyed reading this book as I have each one. Some I have liked more than others. This is one I like more!
I know that each Aunt Dimity book will have a good ending but it's fun to read and see how they play out. I especially like the descriptions of the places she, Lori and the family visit that the author gives.
While there she and her bodyguard discover hidden treasure, obviously placed in a cave by the citizens of the small village on the island.
Peter, the step-son of her best friend Emma, and his naturalist companion, show up on the island, complicating things. ...more
Normally, Lori is the member of her family who manages to stumble into sticky situations, but this time around, the trouble originates with Bill, Lori's oh-so-stable lawyer husband. Bill has been receiving threatening notes that promise to exact retribution for some unknown [to Bill anyway] transgression ...more
For the first time in this series there is an element of danger. Lori's husband, Bill, is receiving death threats from an obviously mentally disturbed person, presumably a former client, identity unknown. Now the threat has escalated to include Lori & their boys. The latest threat comes with photos taken at their home in Finch. So Lori & the boys are whisked far away to a remote ...more
1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.
2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.
3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.
She has never taken tea with a vicar (although she drank an Orange Squash with one once) and she doesn't plan to continue writing after her allotted time on earth (though such ...more