Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea

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3 Stars

Oh, Aunt Dimity. I adore these books. This series is really just a bunch of silly little mysteries with a twist: one of the major characters is a ghost. Fun! This installation sees our heroin, Laurie, in mortal danger from some source or another (as per usual), so her husband sends her and their boys off to a secluded home on an island where he thinks they will be safe. Danger and mystery follows Laurie around, though (it wouldn’t be a silly little mystery without that), and she must find out what all the intrigue is about. She nearly gets killed in the process.

While this book was OK, I’ve noticed that Aunt Dimity is becoming less of a character. The earlier books featured the relationship between Laurie and Dimity, and found Laurie calling on her spectral friend for everything from love advice to some other-worldly investigations. In this book, Laurie did most of the stuff herself, with Dimity making a token appearance to “check things out from this side.” It was underwhelming to say the least. I hope this trend does not continue.

–Adrienne

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Published in: on August 17, 2007 at 1:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

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