Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Aunt Dimity, Vampire Hunter

I am a big fan of Aunt Dimity books, so I was delighted to discover a new one about vampires. This one is titled Aunt Dimity, Vampire Hunter and was written by Nancy Atherton. Now, as anyone knows who has read Aunt Dimity books, Lori Shepherd usually gets the wrong end of the stick. She always jumps to conclusions, usually the wrong ones. And she makes assumptions that prove to be way off base. She is great at pulling the reader along with her, usually through a bog or two. We discover what's really happening at about the time that she gets things straight. In Aunt Dimity, Vampire Hunter, Lori must face some frightening situations. Her boys are now attending a day school. Lori is sure that something awful will happen to them because she is not with them every minute of every day. The twins are sure that they saw a vampire while riding their ponies. Their head mistress is sure that the twins are making up this story. Lori knows that her boys tell the truth. The question remains, did they really see a vampire? And what does Aunt Dimity think about all of this? It's a great read from start to finish. If you have never read an Aunt Dimity book before you are in for a real treat.

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