Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince by Nancy Atherton

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This book would be completely suitable for young adults as well as older readers who enjoy a mystery similar to a grown-up version of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, mysterious enough to keep you guessing but not at all dark, violent, or disturbing.
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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. 


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Nancy Atherton

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NANCY ATHERTON is the bestselling author of seventeen other Aunt Dimity mysteries. The first book in the series, Aunt Dimity's Death, was voted One of the Century's 100 Favorite Mysteries by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 
Published April 18, 2013 by Penguin Books. 257 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

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on Jul 15 2013

Atherton's spritely 18th paranormal cosy starring Lori Shepherd...is an excellent jumping-on point for newcomers...Atherton's assured prose allows readers to buy into the offbeat concept for a dead assistant investigator, and things play out in traditional cosy fashion.

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Reviewed by Rhetta Akamatsu on Oct 04 2013

This book would be completely suitable for young adults as well as older readers who enjoy a mystery similar to a grown-up version of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, mysterious enough to keep you guessing but not at all dark, violent, or disturbing.

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