Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch

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by Nancy Atherton
     
 

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Nancy Atherton's seventeenth cozy mystery featuring the beloved Aunt Dimity-the original paranormal detective

When Amelia Thistle moves to Finch, her new neighbors welcome her with open arms-and inquiring minds. Among them is Lori Shepherd, who isn't fooled by Amelia's unassuming persona. Amelia is, in fact, a world-famous artist with a rabid and

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Nancy Atherton's seventeenth cozy mystery featuring the beloved Aunt Dimity-the original paranormal detective

When Amelia Thistle moves to Finch, her new neighbors welcome her with open arms-and inquiring minds. Among them is Lori Shepherd, who isn't fooled by Amelia's unassuming persona. Amelia is, in fact, a world-famous artist with a rabid and eager-to-stalk fan base.

In order to keep peace in Finch, Lori must help Amelia conceal her identity. Amelia, meanwhile, sets about working on the riddle that brought her to town in the first place. A fragment of a family diary hints that one of Amelia's ancestors might have been Mistress Meg, the Mad Witch of Finch. Following the clue, Lori hunts through Finch's darkest and most secret corners, all the while dodging nosy neighbors and Amelia's frantic fans. With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help, Lori inches closer to the true story of Mistress Meg-and Amelia.

Returning to the charming world of Finch, Nancy Atherton's latest novel is sure to delight faithful Aunt Dimity readers, Anglophiles, and cozy mystery fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101561799
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/26/2012
Series:
Aunt Dimity Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
69,540
File size:
555 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of sixteen other Aunt Dimity mysteries. The first book in the series, Aunt Dimity's Death, was voted One of the Century's 100 Favorite Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
pixie-cat More than 1 year ago
The Aunt Dimity Series is both ghost story and mystery. I have enjoyed every book because they're fun, gentle, and well-written. You will find excitement, suspense and tears but no gore or over the top sex scenes. Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch is no exception. Nancy Atherton keeps the suspense going until the end--with a really unexpected twist at the end. As always, the recipe at the end of the book must be tried! If you haven't read any of the series, then please do yourself a favor--read them all starting with Aunt Dimity's Death. Happy reading!
judiOH More than 1 year ago
if you like puzzles and scavenger hunts, you will love this. the mystery is captivating. you just can't wait to find the ending to the story. was she his lover? or his wife? a friend? family? or just someone he met once? why did he write the story? oh my, it's a puzzlement! gotta read it to really enjoy the story and...find out who she was. a great read as is all of this series by nancy atherton.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nancy Atherton never disappoints her readers! Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch is another interesting story. The fact that she has continuing characters in her books really helps to make the stories even more interesting. Her books are page turners! I really have trouble putting her books down. They're like well written plays and you just have to keep turning the page to read the next part of the story. Keep writing, Nancy! Can't wait for the next episode with Lori & Aunt Dimity!
NewsieQ More than 1 year ago
A new woman arrives in the Cotswold village of Finch and is causing quite a stir. Four single women known a bit cynically as “the handmaidens” are not pleased. It seems that the village’s most eligible bachelor, our heroine Lori Shepherd’s father-in-law, is paying quite a bit of attention to Amelia Thistle — if that’s her real name. Just who is she … and will she bring good things to Finch or disruption? Amelia Thistle’s story, and a parallel story in Finch’s long-ago past come together to show the formidable power of community. This is the stuff of which the Aunt Dimity stories are created: ordinary happenings in ordinary places, and it what makes these books so popular. Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch came in the mail one afternoon, and I finished reading it that night. I can’t help myself … I just love these books, and they’re among the very few that I collect in hardcover and read over and over again. I once interviewed Nancy Atherton, asking her about why she thought her books were so popular. Here is her lightly edited response” “There are a whole lot of people who are sick of filling their heads with violence and vulgarity. They’re sick of psychos, characters they wouldn’t want to be on the same continent with. I don’t really understand why people fill their heads with that. “My characters are ones you really want to spend time with: go for a walk, have a cup of tea, take a trip — they’re good companions. A lot of people are looking for that. There’s a choice. I always say, people call my books ‘fantasy’ but axe murderers are ‘realistic’? I don’t know about anyone else, but most of the people I know are pretty nice people.” I agree. And if readers need an antidote to cynicism and divisiveness, an Aunt Dimity story … Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch is #17… is the prescription.
TaraFitzG More than 1 year ago
First, I would give the author 4 stars for revisiting the little village of Finch and it's quirky residents. But the plot falls short. It is extremely linear, and there is no mystery to solve--no twists and turns that grace her earlier works. It's a narrative of a treasure hunt, a very easy one at that. When the final clue has yet to be discovered with the end of the book drawing near, it's evident to the reader that the ending will be rushed and not particularly satisfying. It would have been far more interesting if the true identity of the new resident had been part of a mystery to solve, adding a bit of texture to an otherwise bland storyline. This installment would be right at home in the juvenile mystery section. Read it to revisit old friends, but don't expect the calibre of her earlier works.
vger51 More than 1 year ago
Interesting characters that you care about. The ghost and how it is handled is very refreshing. A.great read
Anonymous 5 months ago
The book weaves a fascinating tale about a hidden manuscript and a 17th century witch. Well crafted mystery.
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eternalised More than 1 year ago
This was my first book i nthe “Aunt Dimity” series, and I loved it. Quirky and interesting, Amelia almost seems like a real person. The mystery ties in with seventeenth-century witchcraft (yay!) and is light, charming, and engaging. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another excellent book in the series. I know when I purchase one of her books it is going to interesting, enlightening, and funny. I try to read them slowly but once I start reading I can't put it down. I highly recommend all the books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable book. As the villagers went from clue to clue, I went along with them. One thing is certain. The ending was different and a surprise! I'll read this one again. I do enjoy her books and always look for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend if you are a mystery reader. Nancy Atherton has never failed to capture my interest.
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I enjoy this series immensely. Quick, fun reads. Looking forward to the next one!
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clnnc More than 1 year ago
I have read all the Aunt Dimity books and this is the best so far. It was a touching wonderful story line. Read it!
Hannahshobby More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. It seemed to move faster than the other Aunt Dimity books, of late. It was great to have a book that encompasses the current issues of suicide; without making the victim a pariah.
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druidgirl More than 1 year ago
In the town of Finch lives Lori who inherited a journal that the spirit of Aunt Dimity can communicate with Lori to help her work out mysteries. A new person comes to Finch and she is a famous artist in disguise, she wants to finish a project her late brother Alfie started, she had to find the pages of a manuscript written by the village preacher about a witch who did good deeds, but the pages needed to prove it are hidden all over town. Great storyline and wonderful characters, I recommend this to anyone who loves a good cozy mystery. Thanks to Net Galley and Penguin Group for allowing me the pleasure to read this book.