Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton

72%

15 Critic Reviews

Despite the lack of a murder, cozy fans will enjoy following the far from obvious clues in the effort to exonerate Mistress Meg.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Nancy Atherton's follow-up to her recent New York Times bestseller sees the sleepy village of Finch set aflutter by a bewitching mystery from its past


Last year, the otherworldly sleuth's devoted fans secured a place on the New York Times bestseller list for Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree. Now Lori and Aunt Dimity are back on the list—and this time, they're on a witch-hunt.

     At first glance, the unassuming Mrs. Amelia Thistle is a disappointment to the villagers of Finch, but Lori Shepherd isn't fooled by the new arrival's bland persona. 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.






 

About Nancy Atherton

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NANCY ATHERTON is the bestselling author of seventeen 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.
 
Published April 26, 2012 by Penguin Books. 241 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch
All: 15 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 4

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Feb 20 2012

Despite the lack of a murder, cozy fans will enjoy following the far from obvious clues in the effort to exonerate Mistress Meg.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good
Reviewed by Sharon Katz on May 01 2012

This is the perfect series to read during the summer and even the winter. Pick up any of the books at any time because each can stand on its own and readers will not be lost if they start with the eighth book instead of the first.

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Cozy Librarian

Good
Reviewed by Cozy Librarian on May 07 2012

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.

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Novel Chatter

Excellent
on Mar 25 2014

...if you love a good cozy, or have never read a cozy?  Jump on in, it's a fast and fun read. And then go back and read another adventure with Aunt Dimity and Lori Sheppard, they are great friends to have with you at all times.

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How Mysterious!

Good
Reviewed by Karen Russell on Jun 18 2012

I enjoyed the fact that it wasn’t exactly a murder mystery, although there’s definitely a mystery to solve, and that the village of Finch pulls together to protect one of its own, not once but twice.

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Five Alarm Book Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Steph on May 15 2012

Aunt Dimity is clearly going to appeal to the already established fan base as it did for me, but if I were to have read this book without already being in love with the series, I don’t believe that I would have read another.

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WTF Are You Reading?

Good
Reviewed by Frishawn on May 01 2012

This book is so well written and so detailed within itself that there is no need to rely on past books for tie ins.

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Tutu's Two Cents

Good
Reviewed by Tina on Apr 20 2012

It's lots of fun, a light read, but somehow it works.

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Bookwyrm's Hoard

Below average
Reviewed by Lark on May 29 2012

Overall, though, I found Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch a pleasant enough read, though not a book which will tempt me to return to its pages again and again.

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The Extravagant Platypus

Good
May 22 2012

In the end, this book is a light read, but it’s delightful nonetheless. If you have a free afternoon, this is one hell of a way to spend it.

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365 Books a Year

Above average
on May 28 2012

...this is one of those series where you like the sameness. It's okay that the characters don't really develop and stay frozen in time like a bug trapped in amber. It means that every year, a new book is like visiting with old friends. Its sameness becomes comforting.

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Hazel the Witch

Good
Reviewed by Petra on May 27 2012

All in all this was an amazing cozy that made laugh and even cry. I'm definitely reading the other books in the series some time in the future!

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Reading Thru The Night

Good
May 17 2012

As a person who is trying to find her footing in the world of mysteries, I'm truly thankful that I stumbled upon Nancy Atherton's voice.

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Books n'Whatnot

Above average
Reviewed by Stepfordmomto2 on May 11 2012

I loved that we found out a little more about Willis, Sr.’s past before Lori showed up in their lives. You see a man very much in love with his wife...

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Readalot

Good
Reviewed by Rhonda on Apr 23 2012

Its a fun hunt to find the truth about the rest of story. I will read more from Nancy in the future.

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