Nancy Atherton ist eine amerikanische Autorin, die eine lange, amüsante Serie von cozy Krimis verfasst, in denen eine nach England gezogene Amerikanerin mit Hilfe ihrer freilich schon lange verstorbenen englischen Tante Kriminalfälle löst.
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When Lori Shepherd was little she used to listen to stories of her inimitable Aunt Dimity from far-off England. Now Lori is newly divorced, down on her luck, and has long since realized her Aunt Dimity was just a character from a comforting bedtime story. Or was she? When Lori is summoned suddenly to a law firm, she learns Aunt Dimity was a very real person – a wealthy real person who has died and left a respectable bequest. Now Lori must visit her aunt’s English cottage and find a secret hidden among the letters sent between her mother and Dimity over four decades.
Band 1 der Serie. „Atherton smoothly blends history, village life, and the otherworldly.” (Boston Globe) (675 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 191 Seiten noch günstig?
When Emma Porter is left by her long-term lover, she determines to return to her first and most dependable passion: gardening. Escaping the sympathies of family and friends, she sets out on a summer-long driving tour of England’s gardens. Chance brings Emma to Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion, where she finds a duke in search of a magical lantern. Suspecting there’s more than one mystery to be solved, Emma accepts the duke’s invitation to stay and restore the once-glorious chapel garden to its former beauty.
Band 2 der Serie. „Aunt Dimity has given me many happy, peaceful hours. They are full of the „ahh“ factor, or books that leave you with a smile on your face and in your heart..” (Leserin) (675 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 308 Seiten noch günstig?
Thanks to her late Aunt Dimity, Lori Shepherd’s life has taken on fairy-tale proportions of late… Or so it seems. Lori’s plans for a second honeymoon in England fall through, and she resolves to take her father-in-law in place of her husband. But when he suddenly goes missing, leaving an enigmatic note behind, it’s up to Lori to seek him out…
Band 3 der Serie. (675 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 291 Seiten noch günstig?
Lori Shepherd and husband Bill Willis are striving to adjust to Cotswold life with their new-born twins. But when a visiting archaeologist’s discovery stirs up local civil war in the village of Finch, Lori must use her expertise in rare books – and invaluable help from her otherworldly Aunt Dimity – to solve the mystery.
Band 4 der Serie. (55 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 292 Seiten noch günstig?
Returning home to the Cotswold village of Finch, Lori Shepherd is shocked to discover resident Prunella Hooper has been killed. This is the first murder in Finch for over a hundred years, and the locals are in uproar.
Before the town implodes in the wake of scandal, Lori sets out to solve the murder. But the newly arrived Prunella had already made a number of enemies, and narrowing the list of suspects won’t be easy.
Band 7 der Serie. 243 Seiten noch günstig?
When Lori Shepherd’s husband, Bill, is summoned to the reading of a will at the Earl of Harrisford’s grand Palladian home, she jumps at the chance to join him. But none of the Harrisford clan could have possibly predicted the scandal that would ensue as the contents of the will are revealed. What starts as a sombre occasion quickly devolves into full-blown family dispute.
Band 8 der Serie. 262 Seiten noch günstig?
A winter’s stroll in the Cotswolds takes an unexpected turn for Lori Shepherd when a snow blizzard strikes out of the blue. Together with two backpackers, she seeks shelter in the nearby Ladythorne Abbey, once home to Lady Lucasta DeClerke, and waits for the storm to pass. But it soon becomes clear that there is more to the Abbey’s late owner than meets the eye.
Band 9 der Serie. 252 Seiten noch günstig?
Lori Shepherd is no stranger to trouble and intrigue. But when Bill, her high-profile attorney husband, starts receiving death threats aimed at his family, danger hits closer to home. With Scotland Yard on the case, Bill sends Lori and their five-year-old twins to the safety of an island off the coast of Scotland. But nowhere, it seems, is safe. For another mystery is unfolding on the island, and Lori suspects the locals are running a smuggling operation.
Band 11 der Serie. 340 Seiten noch günstig?
Still recovering from a near-fatal brush with danger, Lori Shepherd is looking forward to a family holiday in the beautiful mountain town of Bluebird, Colorado. But when they arrive at their seemingly perfect holiday home, something is clearly amiss. Someone has gone missing, a charming and charismatic man seems to know more than he’s letting on, and the whole town is hiding a dark secret.
Band 12 der Serie. 293 Seiten noch günstig?
Lori Shepherd loves the small Cotswold village of Finch, but as her eighth summer in the town approaches she finds herself wishing for a break in routine. When King Wilfred’s Faire – where the age of chivalry lives again – opens nearby, Lori gets her wish. But she soon finds it’s not all pageantry and play. While Finch is besieged by tourists, Lori discovers a dark layer of intrigue beneath the fair’s bright surface. Is a sinister figure stalking Mirabel, the angel-voiced madrigal singer?
Band 14 der Serie. 252 Seiten noch günstig?
Lori Shepherd is bereft when she learns her beloved neighbours, Ruth and Louise Pym, may be dying. But as she braces herself for a final farewell, Lori receives an unexpected request from the eccentric sisters: to find their long-lost brother before it’s too late. Aubrey Pym was banished from his family long ago for wicked deeds, and Lori must travel to New Zealand to find him.
Band 15 der Serie. 226 Seiten noch günstig?
There’s trouble brewing in the Cotswold village of Finch. Four recently sold cottages are now standing empty, and locals fear they will be turned into overpriced weekend homes. For once Lori Shepherd can’t help. The recent birth of her daughter and the preparations for her father-in-law’s upcoming wedding have left her overwhelmed. Until, that is, she has a chance encounter with the ‚Summer King‘ – eccentric inventor Arthur Hargreaves. In his presence Lori forgets her troubles.
Band 20 der Serie. 242 Seiten noch günstig?