Our July sessions of the summer library programs for kids ages 5 through 5th grade start Tuesday, July 7th. There’s still time if you want to sign your kids up! Call the library for details.
Generally, when an author kills off the main character of a book that’s the end of the book, and certainly no sequels are written! However, the character of Aunt Dimity in Nancy Atherton’s series of murder mysteries proves otherwise. In the first book in the series, Aunt Dimity who lives in the English countryside is killed off and her American niece Lori is tasked with solving the murder in order to inherit the countryside British home.
Now twenty books and twenty-one years later author Atherton has published Aunt Dimity and the Summer King. The niece Lori is still living in the family home in the tiny town of Finch. The picturesque town relies on wealthy weekenders renting out charming local cottages as vacation homes. But when the cottages go unsold Lori takes notice. In a bid to contact the local real estate agent Lori gets sidetracked with the fascinating and eccentric inventor Arthur Hargreaves, dubbed the Summer King, at his estate Hillfront Abbey. When mysterious things start happening at the Abbey Lori thinks (with the otherworldly help of Aunt Dimity!) there may be a strange connection between the inventor and the local real estate firm. The library only has a few others of this series so if you are interested be sure to ask about interlibrary loan options.
You can get the book reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”