Aunt Dimity and the Duke
laurel(email@example.com) from sunrise, florida,
usa , April 25, 1999
A cozy mystery worth cozying up to....
If I only had one book to read on a rainy afternoon, this would be
the one. With twins, ghosts, secret passages, and a preternatural teddy
bear - this story has something for every lover of mysteries. The atmoshere
sucks you into a world where old crumbly mansions house a cast of eccentric
characters and tea is served every afternoon despite mayhem and mischief.
The story and characters move along well, with touches of humour and romance.
It's a great book for getting away from the hustle and bustle of the real
A. Marina Fournier (AriadneM@Sasquatch.com) from Santa
Cruz CA USA , March 26, 1999
My least favorite of the Aunt Dimity books
After the debut novel, I expected another such book, but this one did
not grab me as much as the first book--but I am happy to report that none
of the following books disappointed.
The action and the plot did not seem as crisp; the entanglements dangled.
YMMV, of course, but I felt this one was not as well polished as the others.
However, it's better than many others I have read, in series where
the action became formulaic, and the characters pasteboard icons.
A reader , June 9, 1997
True love, mystery and magic
I read this book when it first came out and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I just re-read it again and this gem definitely stood the test of time.
I am married now and can see more clearly the deep love that grows between
the characters, and I felt totally happy when I finished. I made sure to
go find my husband to give him a hug. I also loved one of the action scenes
where one of the heroes leaps out into the storm to save the heroine, he
trips, and the heroine picks him up to go on. This is no wilted flower
that needs to be rescued, just a real woman with the kind of vulnerabilities
that we all share. Anyone who likes gardening, a real rip-snorter of a
mystery, witty repartee and miracles will love this book.