8/series. Poison pen threats, flaming topiary, a family reunion involving a will, old retainers with old grudges, all set in a grand Palladian villa. And then there's the ghost of sophisticated Aunt Dimity, still hanging around helping her great-niece solve mysteries. Lori and her husband, Bill, are house guests: Bill to do his lawyerly thing, and Lori to help "protect" a friend's husband. Lori, always with an eye to the seductive male, again finds a soul-mate while husband Bill slaves away at his client's behest. Boy, Atherton really knows how to dish up a dandy. Another 5 for this marvelous cozy series.