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."