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Aunt Dimity and the Summer King (Aunt Dimity Mystery) (Paperback)
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Cozy mystery lovers’ favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventure in the New York Times–bestselling series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking!
It’s June, the roses are in bloom, and the small English village of Finch may be in big trouble. Two cottages are for sale, but something—or someone—is driving buyers away. Has a developer targeted Finch? Will property values skyrocket? Will a wave of wealthy weekenders drive out the longtime locals?
Lori Shepherd has a lot on her plate—a brand-new baby daughter, her father-in-law’s impending nuptials, and a visit from her dreaded aunts-in-law—but she refuses to stand back and watch while big money destroys her beloved village. Lori sets her sights on the local real estate agent, but finds herself sidetracked by a chance encounter with an eccentric inventor. Arthur Hargreaves, dubbed the Summer King by his quirky family, is as warmhearted as the summer sun. With him, Lori forgets her troubles, until she makes a series of unsettling discoveries. An ancient feud between his family and the town comes to light. And then there’s Arthur’s connection to the local real estate firm. Is the Summer King as kind as he seems?
With Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly help—and her new baby girl in her arms—Lori fights to save her village from the Summer King’s scorching greed.
About the Author
Nancy Atherton is the New York Times–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.
"Another hit in the long line of Aunt Dimity books"
“Aunt Dimity & The Summer King illuminates the layered writing room of Nancy Atherton’s mind…the best of Nancy Atherton on full display.”
Praise for AUNT DIMITY AND THE VILLAGE WITCH
“Atherton is a superb writer who brings a lot of charm and wit to her story.”
Praise for AUNT DIMITY AND THE FAMILY TREE
“Cozy and charming as a cup of Earl Grey, Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree is a novel to be savored.”
Praise for AUNT DIMITY DOWN UNDER
“Always a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bit.”
—Deadly Pleasures Magazine
Praise for AUNT DIMITY SLAYS THE DRAGON
“Let Nancy Atherton and Aunt Dimity remind you of the reason you got hooked on books in the first place. I promise you will be scouring bookstores for more of the series after you give it a taste.”