Nancy Athertons delightful Aunt Dimityseries continues to capture mystery fans across America with each new installment. This newest one finds Lori Shepherd overtaken by the blizzard of the century. Fortunately, shes soon safe and dry with two other stranded backpackers in Ladythorne Abbey, the fabulous home of the late Lucasta DeClerke. Or is she? In the abbeys cloisters and passages there still lingers the haunting presence of Lucasta, a mysterious madwomannot to mention the danger posed by an unstable caretaker.When Lori thinks shes learned of a plot to steal a priceless DeClerke family heirloom, she attempts to prevent the theft and, moreover, keep herself out of harms way. But as Aunt Dimity says, Old sins cast long shadows. And Lori will need all the Dimity wisdom and compassion she can get to banish the hatred and guilt that shroud Ladythorne Abbey in a blanket considerably thicker than the accumulating snow.