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Aunt Dimity and the Duke

The second novel in the Aunt Dimity crime series, for fans of M. C. Beaton and Ann Granger.

When Emma Porter is left by her long-term lover, she determines to return to her first and most dependable passion: gardening. Escaping the sympathies of family and friends, she sets out on a summer-long driving tour of England's gardens.

Chance brings Emma to Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion, where she finds a duke in search of a magical lantern. Suspecting there's more than one mystery to be solved, Emma accepts the duke's invitation to stay and restore the once-glorious chapel garden to its former beauty. As dark rumours surrounding the death of the duke's beautiful cousin abound, Emma is soon set - with her Aunt Dimity's ghostly guidance - on a path of life-changing discovery.

Important places

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (408)


Cornwall (1,679)


United Kingdom (21,421)

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South West (2,602)