After eight years of living in the village Finch, Lori Shepard is bored. Nothing ever changes. Everyone and everything is predictable, even the committee meetings. Ho hum. Sigh! Until the night that Horace Malvern stands up when Peggy Taxman asks, as a mere formality, if there is any other business.
So begins Lori’s next adventure in Nancy Atherton’s Aunt Dimity series. Aunt Dimity Slays the Dragon is another fun cozy mystery perfect for relaxing. Horace’s announcement and the resulting uproar creates a perfect opportunity for Lori’s imagination to run riot. Afterall, it is awfully hard not to get caught up in the romance of a Renaissance Fair next door.
Is Lori imagining things when Calvin Malvern, Horace’s nephew, begins to have a series of life threatening accidents? She, and Aunt Dimity, are on the case, just in case. (I couldn’t resist that!) Fortunately she isn’t bored anymore. Unfortunately, a wench costume isn’t the easiest thing to wear during an investigation.
It’s a fun read. I guessed who the culprit was before Lori did, but that’s okay. I wasn’t wear a wench costume or being hit on by tawdry knights in dull armor. I was reminded of my college days when the Medieval Fair came to town every April, even though I NEVER dressed up as a wench!
There isn’t a lot, if any, swearing in this book. There aren’t any bedroom scenes either. Although, just between you and me, Lori might be able to have more children if she ever went to bed at the same time as her husband instead of staying up to talk to Aunt Dimity. But, that is neither here nor there. Maybe, after having twins, that is her form of birth control.
It’s a fun book, in a fun series.