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Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch (Aunt Dimity Mystery)by Nancy Atherton
Synopses & Reviews
Cozy lovers' favorite otherworldly detective cracks a classic country-house case.
In Atherton's sixteenth mystery, Lori Shepherd returns from Down Under to her normal life in the village of Finch. But Lori's normal quickly becomes anything but.
Her debonair father-in-law has moved to town and is renovating Fairworth House, a grand estate nearby. William Sr. expects a quiet, small-town life, but among the spinsters vying for his attention, shifty servants, and the discovery of a mysterious painting of a family tree in Fairworth's attic, he discovers that life in Finch is anything but quiet. On top of it all, Lori and William are embroiled in a case of deception and false identity by one of Finch's own. It's nothing the plucky Lori can't handle, but once things get truly peculiar at Fairworth-moving furniture, strange sounds, and mysterious visitors-she calls on Aunt Dimity for her otherworldly guidance and uncovers the shadowy past beneath the estate's magnificent surface.
Nancy Atherton's titles continue to delight fans who eagerly anticipate each new book. Her latest will draw cheers and bring new readers to this charming series.
Cozy mystery lovers favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her twentieth otherworldly adventure
Theres trouble in Finch. Four recently sold cottages are standing empty, and the locals fear that a developer plans to turn their cozy village into an enclave of overpriced weekend homes. But for once Lori Shepherd cant help.
Her infant daughter, her father-inlaws upcoming wedding, and the crushing prospect of her fortieth birthday have left her feeling inadequate and overwhelmed. Until, that is, she has a chance encounter with an eccentric inventor named Arthur Hargreaves. Dubbed the Summer King by his equally eccentric family, Arthur is as warmhearted as the summer sun. In his presence, Lori forgets her troubles—and Finchs.
But Lori snaps out of her happy trance when she discovers detailed maps of Finch in the Summer Kings library. Next, a real estate agent comes knocking. Is Arthur secretly plotting Finchs demise?
With Aunt Dimitys otherworldlym help—and her new daughter in her arms—Lori mounts a crusade to save her beloved village from the Summer Kings scorching greed.
Carolyn Harts good-hearted ghost, Bailey Ruth Raeburn, just cant say no to an earthly rescue, even when maybe she should
As far as emissaries from Heavens Department of Good Intentions go, Bailey Ruth is far from the top of the go-to list for assignments in the eyes of her boss, Wiggins. So shes surprised when shes dropped off on the outskirts of her old hometown, Adelaide, Oklahoma, at the home of young Nick Magruder. When a window cracks and a rifle barrel is thrust inside, only Bailey Ruths hasty intervention saves Nick from taking a bullet. But after she materializes to reassure him, she finds she cant go back to vanishing. What gives?
It turns out Baileys been tricked by Nicks late aunt to come to his rescue, which means Wiggins has no idea where she is—and now she may be trapped in Adelaide forever. Unless she can help snare the person who wants Nick dead
About the Author
Nancy Atherton is the author of six Aunt Dimity novels: Aunt Dimity’s Death, Aunt Dimity and the Duke, Aunt Dimity’s Good Deed, Aunt Dimity Digs In, Aunt Dimity’s Christmas, and Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (all available from Penguin). She lives next to a cornfield in central Illinois.
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