Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure (Aunt Dimity Mystery) (Hardcover)
Viking, 9781101981290, 240pp.
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
While exploring the attic in her cottage near the small English village of Finch, Lori Shepherd makes an extraordinary discovery: a gleaming gold and garnet bracelet that had once belonged to Aunt Dimity. When Lori shows the garnet bracelet to Aunt Dimity, it awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity’s youth in London after the War. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to do what she could not: return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor—setting Lori off on an adventure through London—and through history—to put a piece of Aunt Dimity’s past to rest.
In the meantime, a new family has moved to Finch. The villagers are thrilled because their new neighbors are avid metal detectorists. Metal detectors soon become all the rage in Finch and the villagers unearth a lot of rubbish (some of it quite embarrassing) before one of them stumbles upon a trinket that could hold the key to the origin of Aunt Dimity’s bracelet.
Is the bracelet a priceless and protected national treasure? Was Aunt Dimity’s lovesick suitor a common thief? If so, how will Lori break the news to Aunt Dimity? And what will she do with the bracelet? As Lori searches for answers, she discovers an unexpected link between the buried treasure in the village and the treasure buried in Aunt Dimity’s heart.
Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking!
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Praise for Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure
"Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldly."—Publishers Weekly
"[A] spectral charmer...Atherton's Aunt Dimity Fans will be delighted." —Publishers Weekly (audio review)
Praise for Aunt Dimity and the Summer King
"Another hit in the long line of Aunt Dimity books." —Suspense Magazine
"Aunt Dimity and the Summer King illuminates the layered writing room of Nancy Atherton's mind. . . . The best of Nancy Atherton on full display." —Electric Review
“a wonderful cozy that is not just well written, it is enchanting...every scene is superbly crafted to perfection. Even if you have not read all the books in this series, I have not, you can enjoy and immerse yourself in this cozy mystery.” —Open Book Society
"I love the graceful style... the sense of tight-knit community, characters who aren’t afraid to be themselves, and, the unique paranormal element...I only wish I had learned about this series earlier." —Gotta Write Network
"In the realm of the cozy mystery, there are few series that can hold a candle to Atherton's Aunt Dimity series." —everydayebook.com
Praise for Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch
"Atherton is a superb writer who brings a lot of charm and wit to her story." —Suspense Magazine
Praise for Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree
"Cozy and charming as a cup of Earl Grey, Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree is a novel to be savored." —Bookpage.com
Praise for Aunt Dimity Down Under
"Always a charming read, the Aunt Dimity series is just right for when life gets too hectic and you need to slow down a bit." —Deadly Pleasures Magazine
Praise for Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon
"Let Nancy Atherton and Aunt Dimity remind you of the reason you got hooked on books in the first place. I promise you will be scouring bookstores for more of the series after you give it a taste." —CrimeCritics.com