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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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 wnd from there.

Atherton includes a few gentle morality tales about the environment, mental illness and personal responsibility almost as an afterthought.

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

This is mitigated later when the whole village gets involved in the hunt, as they are now actively trying to solve the puzzles. Oct 10, Tammy rated it liked it Shelves: I love the Aunt Dimity books for their gentleness–good characters so typical of small-town life, lack of violence generallyand, of course, Aunt Dimity, herself.

Was there a witch hunt or wasn’t I’m a big fan of urban fantasy, but the Aunt Dimity series is one of my guilty pleasures.

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. These are wonderful characters who have been banished to the background as child-minders and the occasional research assistant.

Now Lori and Aunt Dimity are back on the list–and this time, they’re on a witch-hunt.

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch

Amelia is a terrific billage, and the dilemmas she faces allow Atherton to showcase some key qualities of Finch’s population. I only wish I had learned about this series earlier. Although, as usual, the premise is a bit outlandish and the action moves too quickly for believability, this series is still an enjoyable alternative to the darker village cozies.

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May 06, Connie rated it really liked it. It is quickly revealed that the new occupant of Pussyw Books are often re-read based on different moods and needs. I was mildly but somewhat pleasantly surprised. Description Nancy Atherton’s seventeenth in the New York Times bestselling series sees the sleepy village of Finch tbe aflutter by a bewitching mystery from its past.

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch

Wyle rated it really liked it Shelves: The first book in the series, Aunt Dimity’s Deathis charming and makes you smile with satisfaction at the end. I know that authors can’t always help it; they may not remember a certain detail from a book written years earlier, or the plot of the new book may require a change. I loved the story of the Village Witch – number 17 – and will definitely backtrack to catch the beginning.

Somebody new is moving into the sleepy English village of Finch. 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.

In particular, we are introduced to Amelia Thistle, who we quickly learn is more than she seems. Mar 04, Kathy rated it really liked it. The search is villaye by Amelia’s attempts to hide her other identity from the villagers.

This is an odd little mystery around a treasure hunt for year old parchment documents. No trivia or quizzes yet. I like the story in this one and felt it had the feel of some of the earlier stories.

Once again Dimiyt Atherton has written an enticing mystery that carries the reader across the pond as they say. 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. Among them is Lori Shepherd, who isn’t fooled by Amelia’s unassuming persona. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. I needed a book to fulfill the prompt to read a ghost story, so I decided to read the next book. The first installment ends with a sigil that points to where the next part of the story can be found.


Looking for beautiful books? Open Preview See a Problem? Other books in the series. Lori being Lori can not resist fhe out the truth, especially after Grant and Charles disclose one of the secrets even before the new villager settles in.

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 tye brook in a tranquil, rural corner of the Cotswolds. The Aunt Dimity books are consistently fun to read, following Lori Shepherd’s life in the Cotswold village of Finch as she communicates with her deceased, but not departed, benefactor and friend Dimity Westwood about the events and mysteries related to Finch.

Mar 28, Karen A. I don’t know if I’ve listed all the books in this series, but I’ve read them all and have never been disappointed!

I didn’t feel lost or that I was missing anything to be perfectly honest, it hadn’t crossed my mind that this was a series and should maybe read it in order.