Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince

Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince

eBook - 2013
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Penguin Putnam
On the heels of two bestsellers, everyone’s favorite paranormal detective embarks on her eighteenth cozy adventure. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom, coming in July 2018 from Viking!

It’s a cold, dreary February in the sleepy village of Finch and Lori Shepherd has two stir-crazy kids on her hands. So she leaps at the chance to visit Skeaping Manor, a bizarre Jacobean-house-turned-museum. There she meets Daisy Pickering, a sweet, but strange little girl from a poor family who spins a wild tale about the Russian aristocrats who once owned the priceless silver pieces on display. A few days later, Daisy’s shabby pink parka turns up at Lori’s thrift shop—with a silver sleigh figurine in the pocket. Lori tries to track down the Pickering family, only to find that they’ve disappeared without a trace.

A delightful whodunit stretching back to the Russian Revolution, Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince will beguile new and longtime fans.


Baker & Taylor
When a silver sleigh recently stolen from a local museum turns up in her thrift shop, paranormal sleuth Lori Shepherd is surprised by the curator's lack of interest in the theft, a situation that prompts Lori to turn to Aunt Dimity for otherworldly advice on how to track down the sleigh's true owner.

Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781101606292
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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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.

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.

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.

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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