By Nancy Atherton
...Until the Dickensian legislations company of Willis & Willis summons her to a studying of the woman's will. Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's approximately to inherit a siazable estate--if she will be able to notice the key hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English nation cottage. What starts off as a fairy story turns into a mystery--and a ghost story--in an improbably comfortable atmosphere, as Aunt Dimity's indominable spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest to find how, during this lifestyles, real love can triumph over all.
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. .. till the Dickensian legislation enterprise of Willis & Willis summons her to a analyzing of the woman's will. Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she's approximately to inherit a siazable estate--if she will observe the key hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English kingdom cottage. What starts as a fairy story turns into a mystery--and a ghost story--in an improbably comfortable atmosphere, as Aunt Dimity's indominable spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest to find how, during this existence, real love can triumph over all.
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I’d like you to find out for me. I don’t know how. I don’t know where the picture was taken or by whom. The neighbors who gave it to me are no doubt dead and gone by now, so they won’t be able to help you. It may even be that the answers died with Dimity, but if not, I know that my unstoppable baby girl will find them. Why is it so important to me? I’m not sure. It’s certainly too late to fix whatever it was that went wrong. But I can’t help feeling that, whatever it was, it needs to be brought into the light.
Caesar salad, heavy on the anchovies. Cheap red wine. A nice, light, chocolate soufflé for dessert. ” “Oh, she will,” said Bill. ” I squeaked. Meg grabbed my arm and Doug all but shoved Bill out the kitchen door. “We’d better get to the grocery before it closes,” Doug urged. ” Bill’s voice came through the open window. ” If Meg had let go of my arm, I would have gone straight out the window after him. “Deep breaths, Shepherd,” she murmured. “Deep breaths. Come on out on the porch. ” *** “So let me see if I’ve got this straight,” said Meg.
I muttered fretfully, then paused in surprise as I opened the bag. A sheet of sketching paper was lying where my sweater had been. A single sentence from Meg was scrawled across it: Your clothes are in the mail. I flashed back to her lugging the bag to the car before I left. Sneaky, sneaky, I thought, then caught my breath when I saw what lay beneath the sketching paper. There, folded with uncharacteristic care, was one of Meg’s blankets. It was one I’d never seen before, done in rich, muted shades of gold and green and lilac and deep purple, like the hills of Scotland in full heathery bloom.
Aunt Dimity's Death (Aunt Dimity Mystery Series - Book 01) by Nancy Atherton