Aunt Dimity and the king's ransom / Nancy Atherton.

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      Summary: "On a dull and dreary October day, Lori Shepherd and her husband Bill set off for the historic town of Rye, on the southeast coast of England, for a quiet weekend together without the kids. Bill must first pay a visit to a reclusive client--but after Lori drops him off, a powerful storm drives her off course and leaves her stranded in an ancient, rambling inn called The King's Ransom. When Lori is spooked by ghostly noises in the night, Aunt Dimity reminds her rather tartly that not all ghosts intend to harm the living. But the longer Lori is stuck at the inn, the stranger things seem..."-- Provided by publisher.
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      ATHERTON, N. Aunt Dimity and the king’s ransom. [s. l.]: Viking, 2018. ISBN 9780525522652. Disponível em: Acesso em: 22 jan. 2020.
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      Atherton N. Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom. Viking; 2018. Accessed January 22, 2020.
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      Atherton, N. (2018). Aunt Dimity and the king’s ransom. Viking. Retrieved from
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      Atherton, Nancy. 2018. Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom. Aunt Dimity. Viking.
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      Atherton, N. (2018) Aunt Dimity and the king’s ransom. Viking (Aunt Dimity). Available at: (Accessed: 22 January 2020).
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      Atherton, N 2018, Aunt Dimity and the king’s ransom, Aunt Dimity, Viking, viewed 22 January 2020, .
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      Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom. Viking, 2018. EBSCOhost,
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      Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom. Aunt Dimity. Viking, 2018.
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      Atherton N. Aunt Dimity and the king’s ransom [Internet]. Viking; 2018 [cited 2020 Jan 22]. (Aunt Dimity). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 June #1

Lori Shepherd and her husband, Bill, leave for a romantic, long-weekend getaway in Rye, East Sussex. Lori drops off Bill, who will join her later, at a client's home, but she gets stranded in Shepney on her way to Rye due to flooding. Lori meets kindly Bishop Christopher Wyndham at a church where she has taken refuge from the storm. Unfortunately, the only space available at the King's Ransom Inn is a bed in a crowded attic, which Lori gratefully takes. While in the attic, Lori hears strange noises in the reportedly haunted inn, and she decides to find their source as well as determine the story behind the inn's name. With the help of her ghostly friend, Aunt Dimity, she investigates, along with the bishop, while lending a hand as the community comes together to weather the disaster. An appealing series lead surrounded by quirky, well-drawn secondary characters and a lovingly described village setting make this coziest of cozies a good bet for those who miss Dorothy Cannell's Ellie Haskell mysteries. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 May #4

Atherton's genial 23rd paranormal cozy (after 2017's Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse) finds American Lori Shepherd and her husband, Bill, setting off from the English village of Finch for a romantic getaway from their three children. Plans go awry before they reach their destination of Rye when a coastal storm maroons Lori in an unfamiliar town miles away from Bill. Taking refuge in a dimly lit church, Laurie fears for her life when a strange man garbed in dark clothing approaches her. So begins a series of quick judgments and mishaps that lead Lori and her new friend, a retired bishop, on a quest to discover why the local King's Ransom Inn is haunted. The inn—filled with stranded travelers, including Lori—was once a smugglers' haven. Is the cook, a surly ex-con, using the inn's tunnels and secret passages for criminal pursuits? Is a particularly unpleasant guest a criminal, too? And is the inn truly haunted? Aunt Dimity, a ghost who communicates with Lori through a journal, assists in the sleuthing. Fans of sweet mysteries will be well satisfied. Agent: Annelise Robey, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (July)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.