Nancy Atherton’s seventeenth in the New York Times bestselling series sees the sleepy village of Finch set aflutter by a bewitching mystery from its. At the start of Atherton’s absorbing 17th mystery featuring paranormal detective Lori Shepherd (after ‘s Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree). Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I found I really enjoyed this approach more than the last few in the series.

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch (Aunt Dimity, book 17) by Nancy Atherton

The charm of the series is in part its lightness. Because the truth is that Nancy Atherton is a dark-haired American with a generally unwrinkled face, a beaming smile, and hazel eyes, who lives in a plain house in Colorado Springs.

She also urges you to read no further. Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch was the perfect ending to my frenzied reading of the entire series, whetting my appetite nicely for the next tale. Was there a witch hunt or wasn’t there? Her mission is to complete her recently deceased brother’s research of a story of Margaret Redfern a witch and Gamaliel Gowland the church rector in the 17th century Village of Finch.

Thistle is more than she appears and that she is also on a treasure hunt of sorts to find out answers about an ancestor as a tribute to her Brother whom has recently passed away. May 19, Marcia rated it liked it Shelves: This is a nice cozy mystery to relax after a tough day or week.

This series is great The climactic revelation is one I should have but didn’t predict, and ties past and present together in a particularly satisfying way. This was my first book in the Aunt Dimity series, and I didn’t realize it was number She does include a villain as well sort of and an environmental message, too.

There is a great website that keeps track of all of the books in the series and the order they were published.

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch

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I jumped in somewhere in the middle of this series, simply because I liked the title I have aitch soft spot for witches, having create Oh wnd, Aunt Dimity is likely to become a favorite summer read! I’ve always thought that Atherton has overlooked a rather adventurous character in Peter and perhaps newcomer Bree could provide an interesting twist.

Amelia Thistle moves into Finch and her new neighbors welcome her with open arms and of course, many questions.

A bewitching, cosy mystery Author s: Returning to the charming world of Finch, Nancy Atherton’s latest novel is sure to delight faithful Aunt Dimity readers, Anglophiles, and cozy villsge fans.

Jul 25, Cathryn Dolly rated it really liked it Shelves: This one was particularly good because of the puzzle and treasure hunt aspect. Small town pettiness redirected against a common enemy and in search of a common goal can bring out the best in people, and make for a fun story as individual idiosyncrasies play out.

Book review: Nancy Atherton’s *Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch*

My first Aunt Dimity book and I don’t know how I missed this series before. In this book, an excellent artist who specializes in realistic nature scenes moves to Finch, which is the quintessential English village where Lori iwtch her This is the latest I’ve read in this so-nice series of cozy mysteries about deceased Aunt Dimity, who corresponds with Lori, the protagonist, from the great beyond by writing in a special journal.

Mae Bowen’s botanical paintings have inspired an unlikely cult whose neo-hippie followers call her “Mother Bowen” and make themselves such nuisances that she has had to hide from them. Jul 28, Donna LaValley rated it really liked it Shelves: Aunt Dimity is going to be perfect. An additional although minor flaw has to do with continuity. When I need a break for non-stop intense action, I can find it in Lori Shepherd’s quaint little town of Finch, with its nosy neighbors, Lori’s unabashed curiosity, and the ghost of Dimity.

George’s Church in Finch. A fragment of a family diary hints that one of Amelia’s ancestors might have been Mistress Meg, the Mad Witch of Finch. And the brown bread recipe included sounds delicious. Both plots come together in a great ending that actually seems to leave lasting changes with some of the characters after they spend most of the book being their typical selves.


Amelia herself is a mysterious figure and she is there to solve a genealogical mystery of her own: She comes from a large, gregarious family five brothers and two sisters! Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch Author s: I read this series years and years ago, then stopped because after a while stories start to feel the same to me.

Aunt Dimity’s Christmas Nancy Atherton. And she’d love to meet you. Though the books are light from the mystery point of view — no gore, little violence, not murder mysteries — early books in the series were warm and textured, like a favorite knitted wool afghan.

It’s not one of the better books in the series. Book ratings by Goodreads. I jumped in somewhere in the middle of wktch series, simply because I liked the title I have a soft spot for witches, having created one myself and was delighted to find myself in the hands of a top-notch cozy expert. Aunt Dimity mysteries never deal in dead bodies, and only rarely in real, physical danger.

It was relaxing and interesting to catch up with old friends. The other aspect of the book is the group of zealots who follow Amelia around because they see the profundity in her artwork as an almost religious experience.

Mar 20, Clayton Yuen rated it it was amazing. I love the Aunt Dmity series. May 06, Connie rated it really liked it. The pages were hidden because witchcraft was a dangerous topic in the 17th century yet it was a story that he felt needed to be told. Books by Nancy Atherton. Ths was rela The quest is afoot I’m really enjoying this series of village mysteries.

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