I wanted to like it a lot more than I did, but even with a suspension of disbelief, this one was a real eye-roller for me. The mystery didn't even start for the first hundred pages or so, and Aunt Dimity wasn't really involved in the action in this book, which I think was a mistake. Also, poor Nell was presented throughout most of the book as if she some ethereal, netherworld nutjob. This is my least favorite of the Aunt Dimity's so far. I'll stick with the series, and I guess most people probably think I'm being too hard on this particular title, but it just didn't work for me, and I even had to force myself to finish it.