Aunt Dimity Digs in

Aunt Dimity Digs in

Book - 1998
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Lori Shepard copes with twins while trying to find a missing document that should settle the unrest caused by an archaeological dig in the village of Finch in time for the Harvest Festival, while her ghostly Aunt Dimity's notebook reveals buried secrets

Blackwell North Amer
At home in the ghostly Aunt Dimity's idyllic English cottage, Lori Shepherd is up to her elbows in pureed avocados and formula bottles as she strives to be the perfect mother to her three-month-old twins! Aunt Dimity restores order - and Lori's sanity - by sending the beautiful and mysterious Francesca Sciaparelli to lend a hand with the boys. The nanny is a treasure, but Lori's newfound freedom proves to be a mixed blessing. No sooner does she step outside the cottage for a breath of diaper-free air than she finds herself smack in the middle of a civil war brewing in the nearby village of Finch.
Finch has been torn asunder by the pressing question: Who shall occupy the church schoolhouse? Peggy Kitchen - unofficial empress of Finch - desperately needs the schoolhouse for her long-awaited Harvest Festival. When she learns that the precious building has been given over to visiting archaeologist Adrian Culver for his dig's picks, spades, and shovels, she embarks on a campaign to oust Adrian and his khaki-clad cohorts.
Peggy's campaign is passionately countered by those Finch residents who are convinced that Adrian's dig will finally put Finch on the map. The two sides are about to come to blows when Lori learns of the existence of a missing Victorian pamphlet that could prove the archaeological site is a fake - and would surely cause an abrupt end to the entire project, and the local civil war.
As Lori hunts for the missing pamphlet, and the thief, she unearths secrets long buried in Finch's past - secrets that divide the village and threaten to destroy the delicate romance now blossoming between her nanny extraordinaire and Adrian Culver.

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Lori Shepherd tries to settle the chaos created by an archaeologist's excavation, but more than artifacts are unearthed, while Dimity's notebook reveals dark secrets, and Lori, Reginald the stuffed pink rabbit, and Edmond Terrance the stuffed tiger strive to solve the mystery. 25,000 first printing. Mystery Guild.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1998
ISBN: 9780670870615
Branch Call Number: Mystery Ath
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 22 cm


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Oct 21, 2018

4th book in the series, -- Aunt Dimity's "messages" offer guidance, and kind regard, to the unexpected presence of an archaelogist's digging work, quite near to the village;
Lori and Bill Shepherd face the issues of new parenthood, and, all the while, Lori struggles to help the village Vicar, due to the experience-mystery of theft of a valued book. The story-novel-plot teaches lessons about kindness, stamina, intellect, and communication; the story teaches the special value of making a personal contribution to village "well being." We're all in together, aren't we.
The story of the theft is the mystery; the setting of the archaeological dig is a mystery; living among the residents of Finch village is mystery.

Apr 03, 2017

enjoyable little story.. I will read more of Ms Atherton.


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