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Publication Order of Aunt Dimity Books

Aunt Dimity's Death (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Duke (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity's Good Deed (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity Digs In (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity's Christmas (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity: Detective (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity: Snowbound (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity Goes West (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity: Vampire Hunter (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity Down Under (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Summer King (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Aunt Dimity Books

Aunt Dimity and the Duke is a prequel to the series.

Aunt Dimity (series by Nancy Atherton) is an assortment of adventure stories based on Lori Shepherd who is an American together with her ever increasing family. It is all about mystery solving for her with her ever sweet aunt and benefactor, Aunt Dimity. She adores her Aunt Dimity! Aunt Dimity is dead but communicates to Lori directly from the spirit world via a writing journal which is blue in color and has a leather cover. Aunt Dimity is famous for being a romantic ghost often solving romantic mysteries.

The fictional adventures has a lot of set locations from which its story is set and told but most of them are in the United Kingdom especially in the once again fictitious town of Finch, Cotswolds in England.

Aunt Dimity series is written by Nancy Atherton who is an American writer and author who currently resides in Colorado.

The Aunt Dimity is an expansive range of nineteen books including Aunt Dimity’s Death (1992) and Aunt Dimity and the Duke (1992).



This is the first of the Aunt Dimity (series by Nancy Atherton) authored by first time romance and mystery author and writer Nancy Atherton.

Nancy Atherton introduces us to Lori Shepherd, a recently divorced woman who has just lost her mother and is met by an even more sad news when she is informed of her aunt Dimity Westwood passing on. Lori often thought that Aunt Dimity was a fictional character just tailored up by her mother for reasons that could have been known best only to her. Instructions then come with the notification of her Aunt Dimity’s death that she must find her aunt’s cottage then prepare the writings of her aunt for publication.

Along with the help of lawyer, William Willis and his son Bill, they assist Lori in seeking out her Aunt Dimity’s cottage. Which they find. The English cottage belonged to her then deceased aunt before her death. She haunts it. Her spirit is alive and well in it.

What Lori, William and Bill don’t know is the affair that her Aunt Dimity had with a World War II gallant. Consequently, she does not want her secret discovered and therefore tries by all means to prevent them from knowing her story.

Aunt Dimity helps Lori to find her true and inner self and to help her see that only true love can conquer not only something, someone but also everything. Aunty Dimity becomes Lori’s guardian angel and love mother. Here then, the unusual encounter between Lori and her Aunt Dimity begin.


In this very time book from the Aunty Dimity (series by Nancy Atherton) she introduces us to the protagonist or in this case the main character who is Lori Shepherd. Lori lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She is recently divorced and has just lost her mother.

We are also introduced to Lori’s mother as character. Though she dead but we can derivatively depict that she is kind, hospitable and of course she cares for Lori’s Aunt Dimity. If not, she would have not mentioned a word about Lori’s aunt who lives in Finch, England.

Next up is William Willis, who is Aunt Dimity’s lawyer. He is the one who delivers news about her death and even about her requesting that Lori prepare her works for publication. He has a son named Bill whose most noticeable trait is being attentive and a good listener. But this is just the portrayal and we can’t judge a book by its cover.

Last but not least is Dimity Westwood. She is Lori’s fantasy-thought aunt who lived in Finch, England before she passed. Note that, Finch, is just a fictitious town in this book and it does not really exist. She had an affair with a World War II gallant. It is this secret that she hides from Lori in her spirited cottage that she is haunting. This comes even though she requested Lori to find her works in order to be published.

The characters are all significant in ensuring that the theme of this novel is brought out quite clearly and in a comprehensive manner. And it is for this reason that, Dimity Westwood helps Lori to understand herself and bring out the best in her. Wholesomely! Both characteristically as a being that feel inadequate with herself and also as a being with a romantic side that not only needs unveiling but exploring too. Amazing!


For a mystery and romance ghost novel, Nancy Atherton couldn’t have done more poorly! When beginning to read this book I had a lot of expectations but as I can to wake up to reality, I realized that this was not only a total waste of time to read but it was nauseatingly deficient of suspense –Which for you information, is my major problem with this book!

Dear authors and writers, if you going to exhibit such a hot and steamy foreplay of a read, then you batter give me as your reader, the climax I deserve.

I rate this book with three and a quarter stars out of ten. And for this book, that is intriguingly generous!



This is the second book in the Aunt Dimity (series by Nancy Atherton). Before we go any further, it is key to that this book is completely unrelated to the first book in the Aunty Dimity series: Aunt Dimity’s Death. From my own angle of view it looked like this actual story took place when Aunt Dimity was still alive, at least that’s what I make of it. But again it is hard to comprehend or minimally verify my assumption because even in her deceased status, Aunt Dimity was described by Nancy Atherton as if she was actually alive! In fact, in this book, Nancy Atherton goes to bed with suspension and gives us just enough information to look like she is giving us so little. I could not just get enough of this book, I loved it!

It is also prudent to inform you that, this book is a different setting too, with new more interesting characters. Even flowers and gardens are in this book for this particular series. This book also reveals lots of mysteries and mysteries, my favorite one being the cozy British puzzle –the one with ruins and with each ruin there was a garden. I loved that idea and that made me read the book more and more hungry wanting to know what next, then what, and that is what I liked Nancy Atherton even more for.

Any sucker for romance would be pissed that Nancy Atherton, made this book about ‘’the Duke’’ then not actually exploring the ‘’Duke’’ aspect of it. The affair between them is defined so shallowly you might want to choke on your own saliva on realizing you are on the last page and have gotten, actually nothing! From it all.


As mentioned earlier, this book has a new set of characters who include the gardener and the Duke, being careful not to give any major spoilers. The rest of the characters are constant especially Dimity Westwood and Lori Shepherd whom we all met in the first series of the book.

Lori is just a divorced woman who has just lost her mother but receives communication from the lawyers of her aunt ordering that the she prepare her aunt’s work for publication and to be the heir apparent of her aunt’s vast wealth. For which she obliges, I mean who would refuse?

Dimity Westwood is a romantic ghost and she also Lori’s aunt. In this book, she is discussed with her duke. The World War II gallant with whom she had an affair.


This book gets a rating of seven stars out of ten stars for the vivid description displayed in it. Kudos to Nancy Atherton on this one. A nice piece of work!


None of the books in the Aunt Dimity series have won accolades but they do have good reader ratings.

The other books are Aunt Dimity Good Deed (1996), Aunt Dimity Digs (1998), Aunt Dimity Christmas (1999), Aunt Dimity Beats The Devil (2000), Aunt Dimity: Detective (2001), Aunt Dimity Takes A Holiday (2003), Aunt Dimity : Snowbound (2004), Aunt Dimity And The Next Of Kin (2005), Aunt Dimity And The Deep Blue Sea (2006), Aunt Dimity Goes West City: Penguin (2005), Aunt Dimity Slays The Dragon (2009), Aunt Dimity : Paranormal Detective (2009) among others.


No book under the Aunt Dimity series by Nancy Atherton has been produced into a motion picture or sound.

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