Aunt Dimity's Death

by Nancy Atherton
Category: "Fiction - Mystery"
Year of Publication:1992
Date Added:10/17/2006
Date Read:10/16/2006
Notes:Recently divorced and newly bereaved by her beloved mother's death, Lori is scraping by as an office temp in Boston when she receives a letter from a Boston law firm informing her of the death in England of Miss Dimity Westwood. Lori is shocked because she had thought adventurous Dimity was her mother's fictional creation, the star of made-up bedtime stories. Courtly lawyer William Willis and his attentive son Bill inform Lori that Dimity left instructions that she and Bill go to her Cotswolds cottage to prepare a collection of "Aunt Dimity" stories for publication.
My Rating: 5

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Review - Aunt Dimity's Death

This book gets high ratings on Amazon, and it was on the list of 100 best mysteries.

If ever a mystery fit into the category known as "Cozies," this is it — a stately mansion in Boston, a cottage in the Cotswolds, an elegant hotel in London, a Scottish mansion, two elderly sisters named Ruth and Louise (like my Mom and her sister!), a friendly ghost, a love story, a recipe for oatmeal cookies ... it had it all.

And nearly made me sick to my stomach. It was way, way over-the-top treacly and sentimental, and I won't be reading any more in the series.

But if you like that kind of thing, you'll probably find this to be the kind of thing that you like.

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