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Aunt Dimity Goes West by Nancy Atherton

Aunt Dimity Goes West

by Nancy Atherton

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Giddyap! Lori Shepherd and her clan are in the Rockies to recover (well, the twins hardly need that) in a small town very similar to Finch. Nice cozy read. ( )
  Prop2gether | May 17, 2011 |
Wholesome mystery that kept me interested from start to finish. I love the recipe at the end, and I plan on testing it out. ( )
  AdorableArlene | May 14, 2008 |
I love Aunt dimity. Once again a mystery is solved. You also learn a liitle bit of history. ( )
  meyben | Jun 6, 2007 |
Lori Shepherd was hurting – physically and emotionally – after her last adventure in Scotland. When she doesn’t emerge from her funk, her husband Bill comes to the rescue. He arranges for Lori, twin sons Will and Rob and their nanny Annelise to visit the U.S. for the summer. So they’re off to the fictional Bluebird, Colorado, to live in a friend’s mountainside retreat, which is built near an abandoned mine. Danny Auerbach’s “Aerie” has outstanding mountain views that are bound to heal Lori’s spirit. And the little town of Bluebird is so like the Shepherd’s English village of Finch that Lori immediately feels right at home.

When the Shepherd entourage arrived at the airport, they learned that the caretaker they were expecting to meet them, James Blackwell, left the Auerbachs’ employ suddenly and was replaced by Tobias Cooper, a college student. The twins immediately take to Toby, who arranges for the five-year-old horsemen visit a nearby dude ranch so they can ride horses and play cowboy with some real cowboys.

After the mountains begin to work their magic on Lori, she becomes curious about why the Auerbachs have not visited their Colorado home in months, why James Blackwell left so abruptly and why everyone in Bluebird talks about the Aerie’s being “cursed.” Lori’s ethereal friend, the late Dimity Westwood, assures her there’s no evil aura surrounding the home. But soon it’s apparent something’s going on … but what? And will Lori once more have to protect her children from danger?

I’ve been reading and loving the Aunt Dimity mysteries since Aunt Dimity’s Death came out in 1992; I’ve even re-read a few of them, which is the highest form of praise I can give to a writer. The Aunt Dimity stories are the coziest of cozy, with little violence, no sex or coarse language – even the twins’ episode of “potty mouth” is written with discretion. Yet, there are always puzzles to solve, a hint of danger (sometimes, as in Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea, more than a hint), a sense of playful fun and a hunky male even an ever-faithful wife can appreciate. Readers who prefer edgy, dark or thrilling will want to stay away. Cozy fans will be lining up as usual.

By Diana. First published in the Cozy Library May 3, 2007. ( )
  NewsieQ | May 25, 2007 |
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The world's original paranormal detective returns

Nancy Atherton 's Aunt Dimity series has charmed its way into the hearts of mystery fans everywhere, finding a larger audience with each new book. In Aunt Dimity Goes West, Atherton's vivid storytelling and knack for bringing a setting to life will have fans lassoed to their chairs. Lori Shepherd, still recovering from her most recent adventure, is taking a vacation with her family in the beautiful mountain town of Bluebird, Colorado. But there's something amiss at their seemingly perfect vacation home. Is the place cursed or is a sinister human hand shaping its eerie reputation? With Aunt Dimity's help, Lori sets out to solve a hundred- year-old mystery and discovers that sometimes the strangest places can seem the most like home.

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Everyone's favorite sleuth heads to the Rocky Mountains in the 12th installment of Atherton's series. With Aunt Dimity's help, Lori Sheppard sets out to solve a 100-year-old mystery and discovers in the process that sometimes the strangest places seem the most like home.… (more)

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