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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It’s amusing watching Lori wigch a couple of others who know Amelia’s true identity trying to keep it from the nosy neighbors who would blab everything, especially if they see her as a rival for the affections of Lori’s father-in-law, William Willis.

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch

I have wondered before why Atherton doesn’t make better use of the wonderfully strong female supporting characters she has created. The story unfolds in the hunt for the pages Gamaliel Gowland hid in locations near St.

Nov 02, Jill rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amelia, meanwhile, sets about working on the riddle that brought her to town in the first place. This would have been a much stronger book if the two investigations had been more closely entwined, and if Lori had been at least informed about, if not involved in, the Brocklehurst mystery.

Sep 07, Aitch rated it really liked it Shelves: The artist has a trail of clues to follow on her ancostor who is the village witch.

Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I also like that these mysteries are really history mysteries. Apr 27, Darlene Ferland rated it it was amazing. Probably because Aunt Dimity is helpful, resourceful and intelligent. None of the characters have really changed; they’re sort of the stock “English village” characters well-beloved in the genre. Among them is Lori Shepherd, who isn’t fooled by Amelia’s unassuming persona.


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 dimihy 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’ve been a fan of Aunt Dimity almost as long as the books have been around. As Lori and Amelia continue their search they quickly pick up other villagers who want to help. As in several of the preceding books, we see dinity changes in the life of a series character.

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

May 04, Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it it was amazing.

The final scenes of this book serve to underscore that failure. Excellent addition to the Aunt Dimity series. Apr 06, Nancy Haddock rated it it was amazing. View all 4 comments.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I borrowed this from the public library.

A great book to read. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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Alas, it is also the last one until Nancy Atherton releases her newest Aunt Dimity in She also possesses a fragment of a family diary that will lead the industrious Lori Shepherd and the sitch of the villagers on a historical treasure hunt to find out just what happened to the village witch hundreds of years ago.


This was a quick and full satisfying read.

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

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I’m a big fan of urban fantasy, but the Aunt Dimity series is one of my guilty pleasures.

Lori agrees to help Amelia conceal her identity and solve the family mystery. Finding old parchments hidden all over Finch leads to an unique view of the past and opens up a world of understanding concerning world-wide issues as well as issues close to home. The quest is afoot No big action heroes, little blood and guts, lots of quirky characters that make me smile.

Still, I did like the strange characters and so gave it 2 stars instead of one. 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. This is mitigated later when the whole village gets involved in the hunt, as they are now actively trying to solve the puzzles.

There are suggestions that Myron Brocklehurst, the founder of Bowenism, is not what he purports to be, but the investigation into his motives and background is conducted entirely “off-stage” by Lori’s husband Bill and her father-in-law Williamand the revelation of his true character comes out of the blue.