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Subject: Anyone Trading the Aunt Dimity Series???
Date Posted: 8/8/2008 12:55 PM ET
Member Since: 2/3/2008
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This series has been recommended to me.  But I haven't started it yet.  Does anyone have a nice trade to get me off on the right foot???

Thanks,

Suzie

 

Date Posted: 8/8/2008 2:43 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2008
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I don't have any, but I would strongly recommend that you start with the first book, Aunt Dimity's Death.  You could read them out of order, but it would make a lot more sense to start with the beginning.  Next is Aunt Dimity and the Duke, which focuses in on other characters who play important roles in later books.  My favorite one is #8, Aunt Dimity's Good Deed.  One of the minor characters in Book #2 will carry Book #8 and it is so good that I hope the author does another book like that one, taking it further with that character.

 

Good luck on your quest for these books. It is a wonderful series!

 

Diana C.

Date Posted: 8/16/2008 7:48 AM ET
Member Since: 5/20/2008
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Oh! What fun to discover this series! I LOVE it.  It is not one you are likely to find deals on because the copies move so fast through the system that its not going to sit long on the senders "shelf".  I think your only hope of deals on this one is if someone had an unpostable copy "free with order".

It was recommended to me to read "Duke" first as its kind of a pre-quel. I agree that "Good Deed" is really well written, but I was also very touched by "Aunt Dimitiy's Christmas". I have liked them all. They are a hard lot to classify- the mysteries seldom involve death, and the romance is basically Lori's occasional flirtation as she is actually happily married, but has a bit of a roving eye- something you forgive because she herself will practically slap herself for!

I do think its a good idea to read them in order... the characters develop over the course of the series. For me "detective" is definitely the time that the town of "Finch" grows up and it resolves some issues with different characters that you wouldn't be aware of when reading prior books. If you read the books prior to Detective out of order I think you will be OK, however, its much more enjoyable to read the series in order.

Date Posted: 8/16/2008 7:53 AM ET
Member Since: 6/11/2006
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i think i pick up one at library sale will let you know.