Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince

Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince

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It's a cold, dreary February in the sleepy village of Finch and Lori Shepherd has two stir-crazy seven-year-old boys on her hands. So when her good friend Bree Pym suggests an outing to Skeaping Manor, the bizarre Jacobean-house-turned-museum, Lori leaps at the chance. There she meets Daisy Pickering, a sweet (if a little odd) nine-year-old dressed in a shabby pink parka who regales Lori with a wild tale about the Russian aristocrats who once owned the priceless silver pieces on display.
 
A few days later, when a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine turns up in the pocket of a shabby pink parka at her thrift shop Lori recognizes it instantly as the object that mesmerized Daisy at Skeaping Manor. Hoping to avoid any real commotion, Lori tracks down Daisy's mother, only to find that the Pickering family has disappeared without a trace. Stranger still, it seems that one of Daisy's imagined Russian princes may be very real--and in desperate need of help.

With Aunt Dimity's otherworldly guidance, Lori's search for the sleigh's true owner and the fate of the Pickering family begins to unravel a tangled web of secrets stretching from England's finest country estates back to the blood-drenched soil of the Russian Revolution.

Look out for  Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure  coming from Viking on May 24, 2016. 
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, c2013
ISBN: 9780670026685
0670026689
Branch Call Number: Mystery
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 22 cm

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May 31, 2019

18th in the series.
I like Atherton's writing; her words carry a style.
I read her series because it's good restful therapy for my weary mind. And that makes it a positive experience.

Ah...this plot was colorful because of the people Lori and Bree met along the way of their search.

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savtadina
Dec 06, 2017

This is the 18th book in the Aunt Dimity series. I had stopped reading the series for a while because the newer books didn't have the charm of previous books. This one again brings that charm back. I really enjoyed it and enjoyed the story of the little girl being involved and helping her to find her "lost prince." There is a little bit about the protagonists twin boys but the main focus is on solving the mystery of the valuable antique silver sleigh salt celler missing from a private museum and found in a little's girl's donated coat and who the little girl's 'prince' is....and why she has disappeared.

I agree that this could be a good starting place for those unfamiliar with the series and may enjoy a light touch of the paranormal. It is delightful...a mystery but not about murder or anything evil.

samdog123 Feb 20, 2014

This is the 18th book in this cozy mystery series. I still enjoy reading about Aunt Dimity and the main character, Laurie Shepherd. But I do wish the author would come up with more clever way of tidying up her storyline. She's done the mad run around for naught plot just a bit too often and it makes our heroine look like a dimwit.

LaughingOne Feb 02, 2014

I thoroughly enjoy this series. It's whimsical, imaginative, and generally light reading. A great escape from day-to-day life. Lori Shepherd, an American who moved to the village of Finch after she inherited a house from her "Aunt" Dimity, has settled in well (over many books in this series). This latest one explores areas nearer to Finch, with surprising results. But do start at the beginning of the series as each book builds on the previous one.

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Palomino
Jan 31, 2014

I liked it, but don't believe it's a real novel, it's beach reading, it's like being a child and having someone tell you a story. As cozy mysteries go, it's fine, and quick to read.

rowanquincy Aug 02, 2013

Love this series of cosy mysteries. Just a nice read.

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gsh7768
Jun 13, 2013

I couldn't get into this book, or the last few Aunt Dimity books. Early in the series, Lori Shepherd came across as young but capable. In the last few books, she comes off as rather ditsy needing to be corralled by Aunt Dimity.

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