Aunt Dimity Goes West (Aunt Dimity, Bk 12)
Aunt Dimity Goes West - Aunt Dimity, Bk 12 Author:Nancy Atherton Lori Shepherd, still recovering from her most recent adventure, is taking a vacation with her family in the beautiful mountain town of Bluebird, Colorado. But there's something amiss at their seemingly perfect vacation home. Is the place cursed or is a sinister human hand shaping its eerie reputation? With Aunt Dimity's help, Lori sets o... more »ut to solve a hundred-year-old mystery and discovers that sometimes the strangest places can seem the most like home.« less
I can't believe that I'm up to book number 12 in this series. I love these characters and can't wait until I can read the next.
This book did catch me a bit off guard. Dimity seems to have a harder edge in her writing to Lori. Not that Lori doesn,t need it, but Dimity has always been the soft sympathetic ear that Lori desperately needs.
As Lori is trying to recuperate from her near death experience with Abbadon, Bill decides to literally take the bull by the horns and sends Lori and the boys as far away from Finch as possible. That being a ranch in Bluebell, Colorado. Loris not too sure about this, picturing a shack but what the Aerie turns out to be is a spectacular home perched over an abandoned mine. But this isnt the quirky part, that lies in the people of Bluebird itself. They all remarkably resemble Loris friends back in Finch. Even Dimity thinks that Lori has finally lost it, that is until she, Dimity, meets her own counterpart.
When Lori finds out that the homes owners left in a hurry vowing to never return, everyone in town talking about the curse and the twins start picking up bad language that they swear they hear in their room at night -- the overly curious Lori embarks on getting to the bottom of this. With the help of the caretaker they enter the mine that should have been closed off years ago.
This is one of my favorites, so far. Lori goes to Colorado with nanny and twins in tow to recover from the events in the previous book. There, of course, she finds herself in the middle of a delicious mystery involving, essentially, the whole town. Local bullies, tales of ghosts, adventure - it's wonderful. Also, I found all the doppelgangers Lori encounters highly entertaining. I did like the mention of Kit and Nell in this book - I so love those two characters, and am so excited whenever there is mention of them, especially in a romantic context.
5 stars, as usual. I think the Aunt Dimity books should set the standard for cozy mysteries!