By Nancy Atherton
With Penguin's Fall 2009 e-book of Introducing Aunt Dimity, Paranormal Detective absolute to allure new readers to the preferred comfortable sequence, Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon is poised because the completely impossible to resist gem that may go away them longing for extra. After residing within the small English village of Finch for 8 years, Lori Shepherd longs for a few pleasure to boost her all-too-familiar regimen. So while a Renaissance pageant whole with wizards, wenches, knights, and jesters units up on the town for the summer time, Lori will get her wish-and extra. She quickly discovers a sinister stalker, a jealous saboteur, and an evil murderer behind the curtain of King Wilfred's Faire, and it's as much as Lori-with Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance-to hinder the medieval revelry from finishing in modern day tragedy.
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One of the pleasures of fixing up an old house is knowing that you can never be finished; there is always another small task, a creaky floorboard or a leaky radiator valve, to keep your hands occupied and your mind from becoming the devil's playground. A creaky floorboard, for instance, like the one on the other side of the storeroom door. Which was ridiculous; there was nobody out there but the dead man. Probably the jacks were making the floorboards creak. Only, not to the rhythm of stealthy footsteps.
Threnody McIlwaine was one of the fifty wealthiest men in the world, a corporate raider so aggressive that it was said, only half jokingly, that his limousines ought to fly the Jolly Roger. It was all in the Fortune piece I'd recently read about him, along with his shameless tie pin. No way were we going to have a nice, quiet little Eastport police investigation. By tonight, the news of McIlwaine's murder wouldn't only be all over town; it would be all over the globe. Which meant Ellie needed help.
Go on, now. And be careful," I called after him as he went out into a rumble of young male voices. "Be care-ful, Tiptree," rose a mocking falsetto as they glided away in a mob down the snowy street. I recognized the voice as that of Sam's closest pal, Tommy Daigle. " He would, though, and probably soon; to my ex-husband, the technical school was about as real an education option as one of those earn-your-veterinary-assistant-certificate-at-home schemes they pitch on cable TV. In his view, Sam just didn't try hard enough; never mind that Sam would have sat down in front of a freight train if he thought it would please his father.
Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon (Aunt Dimity, Book 14) by Nancy Atherton