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Subject: Aunt Dimity question
Date Posted: 6/18/2009 10:43 AM ET
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I've read the entire series through "Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea"- which I have only started. What I loved about the series was that i was so light and cozy, and hardly even a threat of violence.

Deep Blue Sea has started so graphic with the threats of violence against Lori's family that I am having trouble with the book. In fact, I laid it aside.

Does this series stay light and cozy? Am I going to be disappointed if I pick this book back up? I am very attached to the characters and really don't want to read about them getting death threats!

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 10:51 AM ET
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Ooh, I can't help you out.  I've only read the first in the series and number two is in my TBR somewhere.  I'll be watching this thread to see what others say though.  I always find it a bit disappointing when authors shift gears so abruptly.  I hope this was a one time jolt.

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 6:02 PM ET
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The only one I haven't read is Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon.  But you know as much as I love these books, I can't honestly remember how graphic the others were.  I think you are safe to keep on reading though...... I don't like violence either :)

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 8:03 PM ET
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Maybe someone who read "And the deep blue sea" will pipe in and tell me if it veers away from the death threats. Susan, thanks for the vote of confidence in the series.

Leeann, sometimes Lori can grate a teensy bit on my nerves with how perfect she is. LOL But, I always think back to the first book and how she had stretch marks with her pregnancy, and then I figure shes like the rest of us! :-) I've enjoyed the series so very much until this last book. In fact, I only have hardbacks and am keeping them. So I strongly recommend the series at least through "Deep blue sea".

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 6/19/2009 6:28 PM ET
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I haven't gotten that far in the series yet, I'm only to Snowbound #9.  But, you made me curious so I checked our Amazon and this is what was said:  It sounds like Bill is the one getting the threats and he sends Lori and the boys to a "safe haven".  

From this I'd say it get back to cozy.  I hope so because I'm with you L. R. I want this series to be "nice". 

From Publishers Weekly
Atherton delivers another cheerful cuppa cozy, her 11th to feature U.S. ex-pat Lori Shepherd (after 2005's Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin), who lives with her attorney husband, Bill Willis, and their cricket-playing twin sons, Will and Rob, in the Cotswolds. When Bill begins receiving e-mail death threats from a stalker who signs his revenge-obsessed dispatches "Abaddon" (from the Book of Revelations), Lori, the twins and Reginald (Lori's pink rabbit toy) retreat to the scenic Scottish isle of Erinskil, where they stay as the guests of one of Bill's clients, jovial Sir Percy Pelham, at Dundrillin Castle. The ideal refuge, however, soon becomes a hotbed for intrigue, and Lori's forced to depend more on her own instincts than the advice of the ghostly Aunt Dimity, who communicates through journal entries, to protect her sons' lives as well as her own.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist
The eleventh Aunt Dimity mystery is testament to the staying power of Atherton's cozier-than-cozy premise: American Lori Shepherd, who lives in an idyllic Midlands cottage with her five-year-old twins and doting husband, communicates with Aunt Dimity, a deceased friend who speaks through a mysterious journal. When Lori stumbles upon a mystery, Aunt Dimity is Holmes to her Watson. This time husband Bill begins receiving death threats, and Lori and the twins are sent to an island off the coast of Scotland, where Lori becomes intrigued by how the islanders afford their affluent lifestyles. Aunt Dimity kibitzes as required. Jenny McLarin

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Date Posted: 6/19/2009 8:51 PM ET
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Thank you Geri! I might pick it back up this week then... I was just so horrifed when I read that someone had emailed Bill photographs of his kids and his home as part of the threats. It helps to know that this wasn't what the book was about at all!  I told my husband I had such high expectations for the cozy factor of that series now! :-)