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Cozy mystery lovers' favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventureIt'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 suspects that a local real estate agent is illicitly lining her pockets at Finch's expense, but before she can prove it, she's 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. In his presence, Lori forgets her troubles—and Finch's. Lori snaps out of her happy trance when a series of unsettling discoveries shakes her faith in Arthur Hargreaves. She stumbles across a detailed map of Finch in Hillfont Abbey. An ancient feud between Finch and the Hargreaves family comes to light. Arthur appears to be making secret deals with the shady realtor. Is the Summer King as kind as he seems?With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help—and her new baby girl in her arms—Lori mounts a crusade to save her village from the Summer King's scorching greed.Look out for Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure, the next in the series, coming from Viking on May 24, 2016. From the Hardcover edition.
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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 suspects that a local real estate agent is illicitly lining her pockets at Finch's expense, but before she can prove it, she's 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. In his presence, Lori forgets her troubles—and Finch's. Lori snaps out of her happy trance when a series of unsettling discoveries shakes her faith in Arthur Hargreaves. She stumbles across a detailed map of Finch in Hillfont Abbey. An ancient feud between Finch and the Hargreaves family comes to light. Arthur appears to be making secret deals with the shady realtor. Is the Summer King as kind as he seems?
With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help—and her new baby girl in her arms—Lori mounts a crusade to save her village from the Summer King's scorching greed.
Look out for Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure, the next in the series, coming from Viking on May 24, 2016.
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        February 23, 2015
        In Atherton’s disappointing 20th paranormal cozy featuring amateur sleuth Lori Shepherd (after 2014’s Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well), the ghostly Aunt Dimity, who left her cottage and fortune to Lori when she died, helps Lori figure out why two empty cottages aren’t attracting new owners in the Cotswolds village of Finch. Lori also wants to learn more about the mysterious Arthur Hargreaves, an eccentric genius known to his family as the Summer King, and why her fellow villagers dislike him so vehemently. Unfortunately, Aunt Dimity’s barely useful counsel can’t make up for the slow pacing or the plethora of people totally besotted with Bess, Lori and husband Bill’s baby—and the excuses offered for Lori’s ignorance of facts known to the other villagers just don’t hold water. The denouement is far-fetched, and the charm and wit of earlier books in the series are sadly missing in this one. Agent: Annelise Robey, Jane Rotrosen Agency.

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        February 15, 2015
        Once again, something strange is going on in a lovely Cotswold village.The birth of her daughter, Bess, has kept Lori Shepherd away from the Finch gossip mill lately. As she gets back into the swing of village life, she's disturbed by the fact that several of the lovely cottages remain unsold and decides to find out why. Lori has the added strain of a visit by her husband's unpleasant aunts, who are expected for the wedding of her father-in-law, William Willis Sr., to the delightful watercolorist Amelia Thistle. One thing that brightens her day is a chance meeting with William's neighbor Arthur Hargreaves, who fixes her broken pram. She finds him charming and wonders why she'd never heard of him, no less met him. When she mentions him in the village, however, she's astounded to hear about a long-running feud started in the time of Arthur's great-great grandfather Quentin. After a few hours spent in the aunts' company, Lori's glad to escape to Hillfont Abbey, where once again she's charmed by Arthur and his bright, appealing grandchildren. Seeking advice from her otherworldly muse, Aunt Dimity, Lori talks to the villagers about the real estate agent who's listed the cottages. What she discovers is some shocking news about her newfound friend that leaves her with some important decisions to make. As usual, not much happens to Lori (Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well, 2014, etc.), but the slight story is gracefully told.

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        April 15, 2015
        Atherton's twentieth adventure starring amateur sleuth Lori Shepherd and her ghostly advisor, Aunt Dimity, probes the history of Lori's beloved Finch village. Four months after daughter Bess' birth, Lori ventures out on long walks with the baby and finds herself stranded after her pram breaks. A kind genius repairs it, telling her he is called the Summer King by his large, quirky family. His real name, Arthur Hargreaves, inspires extreme reactions in the Finch villagers. The wealthy recluse is unknown to any of them personally, but they believe he is part of a long-standing feud with a neighboring town, begun by one of his ancestors and extending into the present, with Finch in severe economic decline. Asking questions of her friends and the inimitable Aunt Dimity, whom she speaks to through a kind of automatic writing, Lori learns that there may be reasons why local cottages are not selling, and it may be part of a bigger scheme associated with Hargreaves. No murder to solve here, but an interesting puzzle and plenty of fun characters. Fans of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove series would make an ideal audience.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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Cozy mystery lovers' favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventure
There's trouble in Finch. Four recently sold cottages are standing empty, and the locals fear that a developer plans to turn their cozy village into an enclave of overpriced weekend homes. But for once Lori Shepherd can't help.
Her infant daughter, her father-inlaw's upcoming wedding, and the crushing prospect of her fortieth birthday have left her feeling inadequate and overwhelmed. Until, that is, she has a chance encounter with an eccentric inventor named Arthur Hargreaves. Dubbed the Summer King by his equally eccentric family, Arthur is as warmhearted as the summer sun. In his presence, Lori forgets her troubles—and Finch's.
But Lori snaps out of her happy trance when she discovers detailed maps of Finch in the Summer King's library. Next, a real estate agent comes knocking. Is Arthur secretly plotting Finch's demise?
With Aunt Dimity's otherworldlym...
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