A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

#74. Aunt Dimity's Death

Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
First in the Aunt Dimity series

Pages: 244
Finished: Sept. 15, 2007
Reason for Reading: when I read a blurb about this series and saw mention of a ghost as one of the characters, my interest was piqued and I just had to try it out.
First Published: 1992
Genre: cozy mystery, ghost story
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

When I learned of Aunt Dimity's death, I was stunned.

Comments: This book was pure joy! What a charming, delightful story. A down-and-out recent divorcee finds she's come into some money when a relative she didn't know about dies. Only she must travel to England first to settle some matters and uncover the secret surrounding Aunt Dimity. This book is classified as a mystery but there really isn't much mystery to it. It involves a secret, but the book defies genre. It starts out as a fairy tale, turns into a ghost story and all the while is a romance. The characters were a delight and I found myself smiling the whole time I was reading this book. This book is most certainly a "cozy" and a warm, friendly read. I'm looking forward to meeting these characters again in the next book. Recommended!


  1. I've heard a lot of good things about the Aunt Dimity series. Glad you liked it!

  2. I have enjoyed this series, too. The last one I listened to on CD, and it was very fun in audio format. Your review reminded me to go check if there are any new ones that have come out lately - thanks!

  3. Glad to hear you've enjoyed the series. I'm hoping the next will as good as the first.