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Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch by Nancy Atherton
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Jun 10, 12

bookshelves: mystery
Read in June, 2012

This is the latest in Nancy Atherton's Aunt Dimity series of cozy mysteries. As a matter of fact, I think this series is the coziest one ever written. Each book has a mystery but there rarely is a murder to be solved.

The main character is Lori Shepherd, full-time wife to lawyer Bill Willis & mum to 2 little boys. Her family including her father-in-law, Willis Sr., live in the little village of Finch, England.

So who is Aunt Dimity? Lori was brought up on stories of Aunt Dimity told by Lori's mother. It wasn't until after her mother's death that she learned that Dimity had been a real person, a friend of her mother's, and that Dimity left her cottage in Finch to Lori. Lori, and us readers, got to know Dimity through the ghostly conversations that Lori has through spectral writing that appears in a journal. Dimity frequently points Lori toward the path to solving the mystery.

The Village Witch centers around the arrival of a new resident in Finch, Amelia Thistle,a famous artist trying to conceal her identity. Amelia is on the trail of information about a family connection from long ago and his relationship with a notorious witch, Mistress Meg. It's up to Lori and the residents of Finch to help Amelia solve her mystery.

Two thumbs up from me. You really need to start this series from the beginning to appreciate the relationships and history.

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