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Aunt Dimity and the heart of gold. #24 / Nancy Atherton.

Atherton, Nancy, author. (Author).
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2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library M ATH (Text) 33500013082359 New On holds shelf -
Fertile Public Library M ATH (Text) 33500013082342 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525522683
  • ISBN: 0525522689
  • Physical Description: 228 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: It's almost Christmas in the small English village of Finch--and everyone is sick. Though many of the villagers regretfully decline their invitations to Emma and Derek Harris's annual Christmas bash, Lori Shepherd has no intention of missing it. When the winter weather takes a turn for the worse, it's agreed that none of the guests will leave until morning. There's general merriment as the Christmas party becomes a pajama party--until a car appears in the winding driveway and promptly slides off the slick pavement and into a tree. Matilda "Tilly" Trout--a lost and scatterbrained, middle-aged woman--is mercifully unhurt and invited to stay the night. The next morning, Emma asks her guests if they would like a tour of the Manor--including a secret room she recently discovered. Several guests put forth guesses as to its purpose, but it's Tilly who correctly identifies the room as a chapel. Placing a palm on one of the ornately-carved panels, Tilly finds a hidden compartment concealing a pile of glittering treasure--including an exquisitely decorated heart made of solid gold. Where did it come from, and why does it look so different from everything else in the chapel? Why didn't Emma even know about this hidden compartment in her own home until now--and how did Tilly? With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help, Tilly's bewildering store of knowledge, and the village's collective memory to guide her, Lori sets out to unravel the mystery behind the heart of gold. Lori and Tilly both discover they'll never spend another holiday alone--and Christmas finally comes to Finch!-- Publisher's description.
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    With Christmas fast approaching, the weather in the small Cotswolds village of Finch is foggy and miserable, and the majority of the townspeople are suffering from bad colds. Lori Shepherd and her family have been spared the "Yuletide Blight," so they are able to attend her best friend Emma Harris' Christmas party with a few other hardy souls. The event becomes a slumber party when an ice storm prevents the guests from leaving, and a woman named Tilly must be rescued when her car slides into a ditch along the Harris' driveway. Later, the group finds a secret chamber filled with treasure, including a gold heart with two initials on it, in an unused room in the manor house. Lori, Emma, the erudite Tilly, and the vicar's wife, Lillian, research the past, determined to find the story behind the hidden treasure. This gentlest of family-centered cozies, with its humor, warm and gossipy village atmosphere, and numerous quirky characters, including the ghostly Aunt Dimity, will appeal to readers of Donna Andrews' Meg Langslow series. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of twenty-four Aunt Dimity Mysteries. The first book in the series, Aunt Dimity's Death, was voted "One of the Century's 100 Favorite Mysteries" by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Subject: Shepherd, Lori (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Dimity, Aunt (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women detectives > England > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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