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Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (Aunt Dimity)
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In the 10th installment of this beloved cozy mystery series, Lori Shepherd's affection for the charming residents of the English countryside she calls home has her spreading good cheer at the Radcliffe Infirmary. There she meets the patient Elizabeth Beachem, a kind, retired legal secretary. Miss Beachem has no family, with the exception of a brother who seems to have disappeared, and she and Lori strike up a quick companionship. But after only a few visits, Miss Beachem passes away suddenly. Filled with heartache for the loss of her new friend, Lori returns home after hearing the news and finds a mysterious letter awaiting her. Inside the envelope are a set of keys and a note from Miss Beachem, written just days before her death. Soon it is clear that Miss Beachem had a far different life than anyone had imagined several notices arrive around the village of the generous donations she instructed her solicitor to make upon her death. And when Lori arrives at her flat, she finds it is decorated from top to bottom with exquisite, priceless antiques. What kind of life did Miss Beachem really lead? And why hasn't her long-lost brother come forward to claim her large inheritance? Several clues lie in photos tucked away in a desk, and Lori is convinced that Miss Beachem's true dying wish was for Lori to find her long-lost next of kin. Can Lori discover the truth about Miss Beachem's secret past?
In the tenth installment of this beloved series, Lori Shepherd meets a patient at the Radcliffe Infirmary who has no family, except for a long-lost brother. Lori learns it was the woman's wish that Lori find her next of kin. Can Lori discover the truth about the woman's secret past?
Nancy Atherto‛s charming Aunt Dimity series has won the hearts of cozy mystery fans everywhere. Now, Lori Shepherd, feeling a touch world-weary, decides to become a volunteer at the Radcliffe Infirmary, where she can spread a little good cheer in the community. There she meets Elizabeth Beacham, a kind, retired legal secretary with no family except a brother who has mysteriously disappeared.
Lori is saddened when Miss Beacham passes away suddenly after only a few visits. But when she receives an envelope containing a set of keys and a letter Miss Beacham wrote to her just a few days before her death, it becomes clear that there was much more to the gentle invalid than met the eye. Notices start arriving around the village of the large bequests made before her death. And Lori finds that Miss Beacha‛s flat is filled with priceless antiquesÂ—an inheritance too precious to remain unclaimed. Armed with a few clues and Aunt Dimit‛s help, Lori begins to unearth Miss Beacha‛s secrets and, ultimately, the surprising truth about her next-of-kin. In this page-turning installment, Aunt Dimity reaches beyond the grave to help another kindly spirit finally rest in peace.
About the Author
Nancy Atherton is the author of nine other Aunt Dimity mysteries. The first, Aunt Dimit‛s Death, was voted one of the centur‛s Top 100 Favorite Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. After living next to a cornfield in central Illinois for many years, she has moved to greener pastures in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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