I have been reading comments and letters from some of you all for several years now. I know that I have stated (several times) that paranormal mystery series just aren’t for me. However, I have read so many comments that make me think that maybe I should try a paranormal mystery and see if I can get on the Paranormal Mystery bandwagon. (I have tried several “unconventional themes” before, from talking cats and dogs to guardian angels…)
The last paranormal mystery author I tried was Nancy Atherton. I was hoping that she could change my “no-paranormals-for-me” attitude. I know that Atherton is a best selling author with many, many fans. Aother reason I chose the first in Atherton’s Aunt Dimity series is that I didn’t want to go from “no paranormal mysteries” to something as “strong” as a vampire theme. I thought I should take baby steps… and ease my way through Aunt Dimity’s “ghost” helping Lori solve mysteries before I tackled blood-thirsty vampires.
I enjoyed Nancy Atherton‘s writing style. >>> It flows easily while telling the story. But, I’m again facing the paranormal theme. I wasn’t quite sure how Aunt Dimity was going to communicate with her best friend’s daughter, so I was very interested in finding that out. I won’t include any spoilers here, suffice it to say that Atherton has come up with a communication process which I see will be easy for her to stick with in the following mysteries of the series.
I just finished the first in the Aunt Dimity series (Aunt Dimity’s Death). and I’m still not sure about my paranormal VS non paranormal mysteries stand. I guess I’ll just have to try another one!
Do you (or don’t you) agree with my “no-paranormals-for-me” attitude?