Up until now, I have enjoyed all the Aunt Dimity mysteries. However, this one seems to drag, there was not suspense build up and the plot lacked cohesiveness. I will move on to the next one and hope that she comes back to the character with more enthusiasm.
The family in this series is stinking wealthy! They try to keep themselves centered or down to earth by doing charity work and such. However, you can't get past the money making their lives easy and not something normal people can identify with. Each book finds a different exotic setting for the story, while being home based in England.
The series is said to be paranormal, and is not based in reality at all. Entertainment rarely is, however, the paranormal portion of these stories is limited and does not over power the stories.
The book does present a very un-biblical view of the afterlife. Each one will have to decide if this is something they want to read or not.
Otherwise it is an entertaining and quick read. There is a recipe in the back of each book, with the exception of 2 that I have found. Kind of a nice bonus.
Another great tale of Aunt Dimity's influence in the present day world. Involves an archaeologist, a village feud, our friends Emma and Derek, a couple of new characters (including a new stuffed animal!). A fun read. Marian
Another fun story. The English town of Finch, where Lori and Bill have their cottage that Lori inherited from Aunt Dimity, is in an uproar over a visiting archaeologist. There's a town festival planned and Lori is an obsessed mother until she gets help from Francesca, a new and interesting character.
Another fun book. They are written so well that you get lost in them and before you know it the end is there and it is time to start another one. I really hate to think of what will happen when I am done with them. Hope she keeps right on writing more!!!
I enjoy the Aunt Dimity books. It's nice to have a mystery that isn't a murder mystery. I admit, I found the ending a bit off on this one--an awful long speech to Peggy and it seemed folks flip-flopped a bit much. The ending of the harvest festival was nice, though, as was what was going on with Culver. Fun read.
I started reading these books because of the wish list. I had some free books coming to me, so I checked the list for ideas of what to order. Aunt Dimity and the next of kin was on the list, so I ordered it. I'm glad I did. I've now got the whole series. They're a nice, pleasant read.