Title: Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince Author: Nancy Atherton Publisher: Viking Adult (April 18, 2013) Format: Hardcover; Pgs 256 Genre: Cozy Mystery Series: Aunt Dimity #18
The dreariness of a Cotswolds February has descended upon Lori Shepherd and her sons, Will and Rob. But their neighbor Bree has an idea to banish the gloom: They visit Sproggton Manor, a museum of curiosities. While the twins gape at shrunken heads, Lori is captivated by a finely wrought silver sleigh figurine—and by Daisy Pickering, the very poor nine-year-old girl who can’t take her eyes off the sleigh.
When the silver sleigh turns up in her thrift shop, Lori Shepherd goes to speak with the museum curator, who is oddly uninterested in the theft. And the Pickerings have come into money and moved Down Under. It will take Aunt Dimity's supernatural wits to untangle a web of secrets stretching back to the days of the Russian Revolution.