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The 9th installment of this increasingly popular cozy mystery series, featuring our loveable transplanted-American heroine, Lori Shepherd, her phantom Aunt Dimity, and the irresistible setting of a beautiful cottage in the English countryside. A pleasant woodland stroll becomes a desperate race for survival when the blizzard of the century crosses Lori Shepherd's path. The fierce storm drives Lori to seek shelter in Ladythorne Abbey, the fabulous home of the late Lucasta DeClerke, a mysterious madwoman whose haunting presence lingers in the abbey's cloisters and corridors. There Lori encounters a dangerously unstable caretaker and two storm-stranded American backpackers: the charming and disarming Jamie Macrae, and the strangely sinister Wendy Walker, who seems bent on stealing a priceless DeClerke family heirloom. Lori's attempt to prevent the theft is complicated by her struggle to resist Jamie's charms - and to discover the dark secret that links Wendy to Lucasta's madness. "Old sins cast long shadows," Aunt Dimity tells her, and Lori needs all of Aunt Dimity's wisdom and compassion to banish the shadows of hatred and guilt that shroud Ladythorne Abbey.
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Lori Shepherd and the phantom Aunt Dimity have become one of the mystery genre’s most celebrated detective duos. In their latest adventure, a pleasant woodland stroll through the English countryside is rudely cut short by the blizzard of the century, forcing Lori to take shelter in Ladythorne Abbey—an old pile still haunted by the presence of the madwoman whose prison it once was. But the abbey’s greatest secret is the priceless jewel it conceals somewhere within its cloisters—an heirloom that hides a treacherous past that Lori’s fellow guests can’t wait to get their hands on. Only Aunt Dimity’s indispensable wisdom can help Lori unravel a mystery that is considerably thicker than the accumulating snow in this page-turning treat.
Nancy Atherto‛s delightful Aunt Dimity series continues to capture mystery fans across America with each new installment. This newest one finds Lori Shepherd overtaken by the blizzard of the century. Fortunately, sh‛s soon safe and dry with two other stranded backpackers in Ladythorne Abbey, the fabulous home of the late Lucasta DeClerke. Or is she? In the abbe‛s cloisters and passages there still lingers the haunting presence of Lucasta, a mysterious madwomanÂ—not to mention the danger posed by an unstable caretaker.
When Lori thinks sh‛s learned of a plot to steal a priceless DeClerke family heirloom, she attempts to prevent the theft and, moreover, keep herself out of har‛s way. But as Aunt Dimity says,“Old sins cast long shadows” And Lori will need all the Dimity wisdom and compassion she can get to banish the hatred and guilt that shroud Ladythorne Abbey in a blanket considerably thicker than the accumulating snow.
About the Author
Nancy Atherton is the author of nine Aunt Dimity novels.
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