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Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince

by Nancy Atherton

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Another fun cozy to escape reality for a bit! ( )
  Iambookish | Dec 14, 2016 |
An interesting mystery being solved with the help of a friend and the ghost of Mum's best friend. Communication with Aunt Dimity is via a journal of sorts with everything being done in handwriting. Nothing gory except Russian history, and no gratuitous erotica, just a pleasant read and inadvertent learning opportunity. See publisher's blurb for clues to plot, no spoilers here.
Gifted through Goodreads Giveaways courtesy of Viking Books. ( )
  jetangen4571 | Apr 29, 2016 |
It could be me, but these books are becoming too predictable. ( )
  AdorableArlene | Oct 29, 2013 |
Very typical Atherton book. Fast read. A very gentle cozy -- no violence, just a very sweet little mystery. A lot of the usual misunderstanding of the original clues. ( )
  phyllis2779 | Aug 11, 2013 |
To get rid of the February blahs, Lori Shepherd, her twin eight-year-olds and Bree Pym, who’s staying with them while paint fumes diminish at her house, visit a local museum. There, Lori meets a beautiful young girl, Daisy Pickering, whose mother works at the museum – and Daisy spins a tale of a lost prince. At first, Lori thinks the story is simply from the imagination of a very creative mind. But Lori comes to believe that there may be some truth to the girl’s story. When Daisy and her mother disappear, leaving the area without leaving a forwarding address, Lori feels she must find out more about the “lost prince.”

Lori and Bree join forces to interview, under the guise of being journalists, several people in the area for whom Daisy’s mother Amanda did domestic work, thinking that the girl’s story came from somewhere, possibly from the estate homes for which Amanda worked, and where the sickly Daisy often accompanied her.

The Aunt Dimity books tell can’t-put-it-down stories that I truly love. They’re not the kind of books that I could read all the time, but once I year, they’re a special treat I look forward to. Ms. Atherton creates a world where almost everyone is a good person (and those who aren’t are to be pitied) and everything works out in the end. They’re cozy and sweet and totally reliable. As long as the author writes them, I will keep on reading them.

For those not in the know, Aunt Dimity is the spirit of Lori’s mother’s best friend, who appears through a magic journal, and gives Lori advice on her life and adventures. It’s ironic that Lori is now, in book 18 of the series, a wise older woman to Bree, helping her through life’s hurdles and being there for her just as Aunt Dimity is for Lori. ( )
  NewsieQ | Apr 23, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670026689, Hardcover)

Cozy mystery lovers’ favorite paranormal sleuth is back with her eighteenth otherworldly adventure

When a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine turns up in her thrift shop, Lori Shepherd recognizes it instantly.  It was the object that mesmerized the sweet but very poor nine-year-old Daisy Pickering at Sproggton Manor, the bizarre Jacobean house-turned-museum Lori recently visited with her twin sons.  

Hoping to avoid any real commotion, Lori decides to speak with the museum curator, who turns out to be oddly uninterested in the theft. But there’s not much that could be done anyway for the Pickerings seem to have come into some money and moved to Australia.

With Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly guidance, Lori’s search for the sleigh’s true owner leads her to a tangled web of secrets stretching from the finest English country estates back to the blood-drenched soil of the Russian Revolution.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:50 -0400)

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.… (more)

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