Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter (Aunt Dimity Series #13)

Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter (Aunt Dimity Series #13)

by Nancy Atherton

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Penguin's popular Aunt Dimity series returns and "loyal fans will be thrilled by every new revelation"(Kirkus Reviews)

Everyone's favorite paranormal detective is back in Nancy Atherton's thirteenth Aunt Dimity mystery-but this time Lori's supernatural confidante may not be the only one who's not quite dead. Could the cloaked figure Lori's twins saw in the woods near the family's English country cottage really have been a vampire? Atherton's ever-growing legion of fans and all fans of cozy mysteries will find themselves curling up with a nice cup of garlic- er, tea-for the most spine-tingling Aunt Dimity mystery yet.

Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410406552
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 06/04/2008
Series: Aunt Dimity Series , #13
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nancy Atherton is the author of six Aunt Dimity novels: Aunt Dimity’s Death, Aunt Dimity and the Duke, Aunt Dimity’s Good Deed, Aunt Dimity Digs In, Aunt Dimity’s Christmas, and Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (all available from Penguin). She lives next to a cornfield in central Illinois.

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Aunt Dimity 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
prussblue10 More than 1 year ago
A fantastic re-read. Some storylines are better the second time around.
MommaB More than 1 year ago
I bought this book not realizing that it was part of a series. It was not anything like what I expected but I really enjoyed it. After reading this one I had to start and the beginning and now am on the fourth book. They are fun easy reads and very enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you believe in vampires? Well, Lori¿s twins think they saw one up on the hill and now she¿s frantic to find out if it¿s true! She and her friend Kit investigate the history of some strange neighbors who just might be hiding someone up in their attic. As they get to know more about the past, they meet numerous people that all were involved in a mysterious event that occulted more that forty years ago. When the story of that day finally comes out, no one realizes how close to home someone will be affected. I really enjoyed this book. The story grabs you from the start and you know another good adventure is ahead for Lori. The author adds every day life events and mixes in some mystery, that makes you want to keep reading to the very end to solve it! Nancy Atherton has done it again with her thirteenth book in the `Aunt Dimity¿ series. I never get tired of this series about Lori Shephard and the situations she finds herself in. She always comes back to opening her blue book and waiting for Aunt Dimity to speak 'or actually write to her from the other side', so she can talk to her about her adventures and get advice. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that wants a good, easy and enjoyable adventure to read. Also, I would read the rest of the series too! This is one series that will bring a smile to your face and a good feeling after every book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book was very well writen.Its funny and it has mystery to the story! It is a cute story to curl up in bed to read. You should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the Aunt Dimity books and each one gets better. This is the best yet.
BeagleGirl123 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable, as always! Lots of secrets revealed in the little village of Finch!
mana_tominaga on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cozy mystery involving long-lost heirloom diamond jewelery in a snowstorm-bound mansion.
Kirconnell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This one is about a transplanted American living in England with her husband, twin boys, a pink stuffed bunny, and a ghost. In this episode Lori gets lost on a hike and trappe in a Victorian gothic mansion during a blizzard. She has all the comforts of home except electricity, of course. A few surprise visitors make for a mysterious stay.
Djupstrom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nancy Atherton is the queen of the cozy mysteries. This is a fun and light series that keeps you guessing. And you always get a new recipe out of the deal! What an added surprise!
meyben on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lori returns to Finch to find that someone has been murderd. A friend comes to help, but he is not who he says he is.
BeckyJG on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lori Shepard has returned to Finch after a visit to the States for the holidays. How surprised is she when, expecting the answer to her question, "What happened while I was away?" to be the usual, "Nothing much," she learns there's been a murder in Finch. The victim is a newcomer to town, Prunella "Pruneface" Hooper, and you will be hard-pressed to find a more meddlesome and vicious gossip. Who killed Pruneface? Nobody in town liked her, many even had a motive to kill her, and nearly everybody feels the town is better off without her. But Lori--even though the deceased took aim at her beloved Kit and hit him squarely in his reputation--can¿t not know the truth. A few consultations with Aunt Dimity will point Lori in the right direction, and when she accepts the assistance of the vicar¿s nephew Nicky Fox and his unexpectedly good interview skills, she¿s off.Cozy and delightful.
horomnizon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Absolutely a delight! This is the first I've read in the series, and I'm sure I'll be going back to pick up the others when I have the chance. I found it to be quite the page-turner: mystery, romance, murder (sort of), family, small town community.....this one had it all. Lori Shepherd is trying to adjust to her twin boys going to school, but she's not doing well - she is fixated on all the terrible things that *could* happen, however unlikely. So when she gets a call from the headmistress at the school, she immediately thinks the worst. Her sons have seen somebody - that looked quite like a vampire - and she goes into panic mode and begins the vampire hunt.With the help of a friend, they begin investigating and she learns a good deal about her community that she didn't know before. Meeting some interesting characters and through some considerable hijinks, all turns out well in the end.....but the questions will keep you going until you find out the secrets of Aldercot Hall.A great read for mystery lovers!
Prop2gether on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not really vampires, because, well, there is Aunt Dimity to consider and she's as "spiritual" as you can get. Again, nice cozy mystery.
briannad84 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book! It was my first "Aunt Dimity" book and I look forward to reading more.
madamejeanie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book and the whole series, really, is just tepid. They are just a little "too" cozy and sweet for my taste, plus I have gotten weary of Lori's "wandering eye" when it comes to dashing strangers. Her husband needs to throttle her, I think. This barely gets a 1.
bookwormteri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
3 Yanks end up snowbound at a desolate manor, is it coincidence or perhaps foul play?
benfulton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
You have to be a bit leery of a mystery with a ghost for a detective. I remember racking my brains throughout some mystery or other, trying to figure out who was pretending to be a ghost and committing all the murders, only to discover that it was in fact the ghost! Not quite fair - but as Asimov said about his Caves of Steel, a mystery writer can be unfair to the readers who are trying to solve the puzzle without having to resort to ghosts or robots; and if the writer plays fair she is welcome to her supernatural characters. This is the first of the Dimity series I've read, and I thought it was pretty good. The answer to the mystery is fairly believable, but the characters in the small village are lots of fun with their various pecadilloes and small weaknesses, although the book does feature the most obvious undercover detective I've run across since Sergeant Colon in Terry Pratchett's Maskerade. But I'm looking forward to more of Aunt Dimity as I happen to find the books.
juglicerr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series of mysteries is focussed on American Lori Shepherd, and the ghost of "Aunt" Dimity Westwood, her late mother's English best friend. Lori never met Dimity in life, but she can communicate with her spirit though a mysterious blue journal. The series also includes apparently sentient stuffed animals and a great deal of paranormal activity. The series is extremely sweet, with the good characters being exemplars of generosity and kindness.I am one of the people who finds the main character Lori's roving eye, recurring in the later books, rather annoying. She is married to Mister Perfect as it is, and she keeps running into and almost falling for another fabulously attractive man ! This is a less than charming plotline that isn't improved by being overused. It struck me in this book that one of the reasons that it is so jarring is that so much of the series is a tribute to people who are faithful to their One True Love, even after death. There are exceptions, but Dimity never married after her fiance's death, Lori's mother never married after being widowed. Aunt Dimity asserts someone's integrity by stating: "he remained faithful to his first love until his own tragic death ... ." It seems particularly shoddy then that Lori can't stay focussed on her own happy marriage. This time, Lori and Dimity investigate a murder in their home village of Finch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series
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Atherton gives us a home and community to share that is full of rumor, quirky characters, and compassion. She is an exceptional writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Aunt Dimity series is the best. I am working my way through them all. They are light reading and entertaining.
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Warrior den
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