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Finch is all a twitter; a new resident is moving into the village - Mrs. Amanda Thistle. However, not all is as it seems with Mrs. Thistle. The local art lovers recognize her as a very famous nature artist. Being a first class information gatherer (or gossip as some would say), Lori sets out to discover why Mrs. Thistle is hiding out in Finch. While the villagers are excited about the new blood, not all are excited to see her move in. Willis Sr.’s admirers, the widows and spinsters in town, see her as competition. Which threatens Mrs. Thistle’s hope of remaining undiscovered in Finch, since they will do what it takes to eliminate their perceived romantic rival.
When I started reading this book it was like coming back home again. I laughed at the village’s excitement and gossip over the new arrival, giggled at the handmaiden’s reactions to Amanda’s presence in Finch, and loved following the ever-evolving scavenger hunt for the witch who once resided there. Perhaps the mystery was a hair thin this time, however the antics of the villagers more than made up for it. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to all Dimity lovers out there. And for those of you who have not started the series? Hop to it, we always have a copy of Aunt Dimity’s Death (the first in this series) here for you to snap up!--Amber
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. Among them is Lori Shepherd, who isn't fooled by Amelia's unassuming persona. Amelia is, in fact, a world-famous artist with a rabid and eager-to-stalk fan base.
In order to keep peace in Finch, Lori must help Amelia conceal her identity. Amelia, meanwhile, sets about working on the riddle that brought her to town in the first place. A fragment of a family diary hints that one of Amelia's ancestors might have been Mistress Meg, the Mad Witch of Finch. Following the clue, Lori hunts through Finch's darkest and most secret corners, all the while dodging nosy neighbors and Amelia's frantic fans. With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly help, Lori inches closer to the true story of Mistress Meg-and Amelia.
Returning to the charming world of Finch, Nancy Atherton's latest novel is sure to delight faithful Aunt Dimity readers, Anglophiles, and cozy mystery fans.
About the Author
Nancy Atherton is the bestselling author of sixteen 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.