|Plot Summary of Aunt Dimity's Death|
|"Lori Shepherd is a divorced woman, on her own, trying to forge her way in the world. She works as a temp for many different companies, trying to pay the bills. She knows of no real luxury in her life.
The only thing that brings her real comfort is remembering the stories her mother told her about a character named Aunt Dimity, realistic stories that amused her as a child.
Unexpectedly, her mother dies and Lori is thrown into despair.
Soon after, the law firm of Willis & Willis makes contact with her to ask her to visit their office. In their beautiful mansion of an office (and house for the family of lawyers), she told of her mother's will and told of the real existence of Aunt Dimity. She was her mother's best friend and had kept the relationship secret many years. Aunt Dimity had also included Lori in her will. However, she can only inherit her sizeable estate if she can discover the secret that's hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity's English country cottage. Dimity cannot move onto heaven and she is stuck on earth as a ghost and Lori determines to work out why, through the correspondence between her mother and Dimity, as well as the people who knew Dimity best. "
Louisa Eggleton, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Aunt Dimity's Death|
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