Aunt Dimity and the Summer King

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King

eBook - 2015
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Penguin Putnam
Cozy mystery lovers’ favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventure

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. 

Baker & Taylor
Overseeing her baby, a family wedding, and her own approaching birthday celebration amid rumors that a developer has unwanted plans for Finch village, Lori bonds with an inventor only to discover his true intentions.

Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2015
ISBN: 9780698192195
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Starpoem
Mar 04, 2017

This is the sort of book that makes you sigh with happiness. It has a picturesque country village, an adorable baby, and a cozy mystery that is heavy on the cozy part, light on the mystery part.

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squizz7
Feb 25, 2017

For a light and feel good read, this book is great. I really enjoy the Aunt Dimity series, possibly because I did grow up in the English village environment. Some people may not be able to relate, because it truly was a community when I was growing up (raised by a village). We had fetes, bake sales, the social life centered around the church and village pub. And yes, everyone knew everyone else's business, but when disaster struck, we were there for each other. Ms. Atherton paints an excellent picture.

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zipread
Feb 11, 2016

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King --- by --- Nancy Atherton
I have nothing against this book: I didn’t even read it (well, maybe a couple of pages --- just long enough to know it wasn’t what I had hoped for --- I was expecting more of an M.C.Beaton.) Sorry. But when you want an MC you want an MC. This little book, while set in the Cotswolds, featured (gasp!) American protagonists. Lawyers yet. I can’t identify and neither could MC. Vavoom! I’m outta here.

samdog123 Feb 01, 2016

Always enjoy reading this cozy mystery series. Here our main character, Lori, works to save her quaint village from scheming real estate investors.

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sandraperkins
Apr 25, 2015

I love this series! In this book, we learn why the village of Finch is the way it is. We enjoy visits with many of our favorite characters, and introduce some new ones. It is important to read this series from the beginning, starting with Aunt Dimity's Death. This is not the strongest book in the series, but it is very enjoyable.

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esoteric
Apr 22, 2015

ENJOYED THIS VERY MUCH, and learned some useful things.

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