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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This was my first book in the Aunt Dimity series, and I didn’t realize it was number 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. Amelia is a terrific character, and the dilemmas she faces allow Atherton to showcase some key qualities of Finch’s population.

One of my favorite “cozy” mystery series. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There is a great website that keeps track of all of the books in the series and the order they were published.

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio Availability: And she’d love to meet you. Aunt Dimity Digs in Nancy Atherton. 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.

About the “heroine”, her husband, sons, about the village of Finch. I don’t enjoy the books that take place outside of Finch nearly as much but this one was situated in the midst of town and introduced a lovely new character whom we will see in the future, no doubt. Amelia is a world-famous artist, traveling incognito, and, after unearthing a fragment of a family diary hinting that Mistress Meg, the Mad Witch of Finch, might be one of her ancestors, she’s come to Finch in search of the truth.


If light and frothy’s not for you, you’ve probably abandoned this series long ago. Watching the villagers run interference on this group, trying to protect this newcomer to their midst, is fun—especially true for their first encounter when the group arrives in force.

Add a well known artist who is incognito, the Elder Willis smitten by her and a quest to find the story of a 17th century “witch” and it goes from there. I really enjoyed the story and am looking forward to reading more of Nancy Atherton’s series.

She also urges you to read no further. Atherton also seems to be adding characters to this series over the last few books. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I love the Aunt Dmity series. She has never taken tea with a vicar although she drank an Orange Squash with one once and she doesn’t plan to continue writing after her allotted time on earth though such pla Nancy Atherton is not a white-haired Englishwoman with a softly wrinkled face, a wry smile, and wise gray eyes, nor does she live in a thatched cottage behind a babbling brook in a tranquil, rural corner of the Cotswolds.

I’d not read wiitch of the other Aunt Dimity books before grabbing this one when in search of an easy going book to read. The “village witch” of the title refers not to Finch’s resident practicing witch currently out sitch town but to “Mistress Meg” or “Mad Maggie”, a woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century. May 03, Tara rated it really liked it Shelves: We get to see a different side of the people of Finch and it’s refreshing.

Other books in the series. Amelia herself is a mysterious ant and she is there to solve a genealogical mystery of her own: I usually cannot stand anything paranormal but this seems to fit right in. Jun 12, Joanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found it a bit silly and unrealistic.


It was rela The quest is afoot May 04, Alice Liu rated it it was amazing. Aunt Dimity mysteries never deal in dead bodies, and only rarely in real, physi Review originally published at The Bookwyrm’s Hoard. Dimity then assists Lori solve the many mysteries Lori finds around her.

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch

Amelia, meanwhile, sets about working on the riddle that brought her to town in the first place. In Village Witch, she died of pancreatic cancer, giving her time to have commissioned a Mae Bowen picture for William before her death.

Dimiry there a witch hunt or wasn’t there? She also possesses a fragment of a family diary that will lead the industrious Lori Shepherd and the rest of the villagers on a historical treasure hunt to find out just what happened to the village witch hundreds of years ago.

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Jan 02, Kathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s the perfect setting for murder. Amelia brings with her not only her personal secret, but a family mystery she is trying to solve in honor of her late brother. Apr 22, Cynthia rated it really liked it Shelves: The climactic revelation is one I should have but didn’t predict, and ties past and villate together in a particularly satisfying way. Hardcover witfh, pages.