Aunt Dimity Takes A Holiday

Aunt Dimity Takes A Holiday

Book - 2003
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Accompanying her husband to the Earl of Harrisford's will reading, Lori Shepherd witnesses the Harrisford family erupt in a heated dispute involving burning topiaries, threatening notes, and suspicious maids before Lori turns to her phantom aunt for help. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
When Lori Shepherd's husband, Bill, is summoned to the reading of a will at the resplendent country estate of Earl Elstyn, Lori jumps at the chance to come along. She didn't expect, however, to find herself entangled in a messy - and dangerous - family dispute. The aristocratic earl has called together the entire Elstyn family to disclose the beneficiaries of his fortune, and all present will be affected. When Bill and Lori arrive at Hailesham, the earl's grand Palladian country house, they find that a beautiful dove-shaped topiary on the grounds is ablaze. Is this an extravagant welcoming gesture or the work of an arsonist? Later, a classic poison-pen note appears: Watch the birdie. It could happen to you. Leave Hailesham or it will. Someone has a grudge against the Elstyns and will stop at nothing to get revenge. The burning topiary, a suspicious maid, family secrets, and threatening notes lead Lori to seek her phantom Aunt Dimity's help in identifying the culprit before he or she can torch the whole house - with the guests in it. Atherton's signature whimsy and splendidly original twists make for yet one more delicious adventure with cozy-mystery lovers' favorite supernatural sleuth.

Baker
& Taylor

Accompanying her husband to the Earl of Harrisford's will reading, Lori Shepherd witnesses the Harrisford family erupt in a heated dispute involving burning topiaries, threatening notes, and suspicious maids.

Publisher: New York : Viking, c2003
ISBN: 9780670032006
067003200X
Branch Call Number: FIC Ather
Characteristics: 199 p.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

p
PuppyToes
Aug 23, 2016

I always enjoy this author. It's just a light enjoyable read. Mystery and humour.

c
chromybaby33
May 08, 2015

You may think, as i DID, that a supernatural theme would seem odd but here it works! The ghost part is played low key and the rest of the mystery is charming.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at IPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top