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!
-Seattle Mystery Bookshop