Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (Aunt Dimity Series #11)

Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (Aunt Dimity Series #11)

by Nancy Atherton

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The eleventh cozy mystery featuring everyone’s favorite phantom-detective. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking!

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 husband’s. But she finds herself drawn into an elaborate whodunit that may involve smuggling—or worse. Why has a human skull washed up on the beach? Is a desolate island really the best place to hide from a murderer? As Lori draws once more on Aunt Dimity’s supernatural aid, Atherton whips equal measures of whimsy and suspense into an irresistible confection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786285181
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 04/12/2006
Series: Aunt Dimity Series , #11
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 359
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of twenty-two Aunt Dimity Mysteries. The first book in the series, Aunt Dimity's Death, was voted "One of the Century's 100 Favorite Mysteries" by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Nancy Atherton is a simply wonderful writer. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

A charming mystery, filled with warmth and affection. (Deadly Pleasures)

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Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (Aunt Dimity Series #11) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first of the Aunt Dimity series that I have read, and I would like to backtrack and perhaps read the first in the series to find out more about the setup. It's well explained in the story but it would be nice to expand on it.In this story Lori's husband Bill is getting death threats, not only about himself but also about his family. In order to assure their safety he gets Sir Percy to bring them to his isolated island off Scotland. Lori is stressed, has a bodyguard and is seeing things on a smaller deserted island near the other island. It's a sweet story and some of my guesses were off which amused me greatly.
meyben on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Darker story, but good. Lori and her family is threatened. To keep all safe she heads to Scotland. While thereshe discovers another mystery thatcould lead to smugglers.
benfulton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Involves an interesting diversionary tactic, where we spend the first 15 pages determining that the heroine is being packed off to a remote island since a killer has targeted her, the next 300 learning interesting things and solving mysteries about the island, and the last ten actually dealing with the killer. But I suppose if you buy into the idea of a ghost sleuth, you ought to be totally down with ancient castles, ruined monasteries, secret passages, and buried treasure, and if you are, you'll enjoy this one. Love the characterization, especially of the bodyguards, but of course the plot of the story necessarily reads more like Rider Haggard than a solid mystery. For much the same reasons the answer to the mystery of the island didn't ring particularly true. But I liked it well enough.
mydomino1978 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
OK, this is a popular series. It does hearken back to the sweet Miss Marple type books of Agatha Christie, with out even the small thrill. Aunt Dimity is a ghost who rarely even entered the story line, and really had no effect on the book. Everything is tied up just a little too neatly with bow, and of course the bad guy is a lunatic. This was probably one of the least entertaining books I have read in some time.
deputyswife on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like the Aunt Dimity series, but this one kind of wore on. Also, I am little more than tired of Laurie's wandering eye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful story. Loved the participation of Aunt Dimity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading another Aunt Dimity book even through a cloud of pain from a recent surgury. I love the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spottedpaw caught 3 tuna. Whitepaw caught 4 flounders. Coralpaw caught 2 silverfish. They padded back to camp with their catch.
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Calyvorri More than 1 year ago
What can I say, I just get totally lost in these books, I just love them. It is so easy to imagine being in the story itself.. I just wish there were more of them.
Read_by_Shea More than 1 year ago
I bought this book before I realized that it was part of a series. Even though I read it out of order, I still really enjoyed it. I saw it described as a cozy mystery, which is a great description. It is the kind of book you want to read while curled up with a cup of tea. It was a creative, well written story. I already picked up her first book to start at the beginning!
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I am a fan of Nancy Atherton's work and look forward to new installments of the Aunt Dimity series. However, this one left me flat. I especially disliked the voice given to her two five year old sons. It also irked me now how every character is of privilege. I also would of liked for there to be more interaction with Aunt Dimity.
JonyakaLena More than 1 year ago
I love this series and have now read all of the books. They are charming and entertaining. This book is particularly intense and I wouldn't recommend it for children. One of the great things about this series is I can escape into the lives of the characters living in a charming village in England. Don't miss out. The series starts with Aunt Dimity's Death. I highly recommend you start at the beginning.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have an idea that you would like to slow down your pace and really just read for fun, you'll enjoy this Aunt Dimity book. These books don't solve the problems of the world or explain rocket science, but they sure do provide a couple hours of relaxed reading for the busy mind. Slow down and enjoy this ghostly little read !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It had been a while since I had read any of the Aunt Dimity books. I was memerized by this tale of intrigue, complete with death threats causing Lori Shepherd and her 5-year- old twins to be forced into hiding in an ancient castle on a secluded Scottish island. True,everyone in the story was surrounded by an embarrassment of riches, especially the twins, but why not? The world is made of the haves and the have-nots. It is not mandatory to include 'poor little urchins' in every single story written. Variety is the spice of life, not to mention the reality.