Aunt Dimity is the one who comes to Lori from the "other side" via writing. Reginald, Lori's stuffed bunny has gifts of his own and even if you don't have a big G (for gullible) on your forehead, Aunt Dimity is just too wonderful to dismiss just because she's dead.
Lori Shepherd, the fearless, impulsive and oh-so-human sleuth, is an American who lives with her family in the Cotswolds in the charming and gentle town of Finch. Lori has a case of the February blues and snow has canceled school. She is in the house with rambunctious twin 8-year-old boys (wouldn't you know her husband is in Majorca on business?) when her young, energetic neighbor, Bree Prym, shows up at her house, asking for refuge for a week—or more!
Lori is upstairs in the museum soaking up art when she sees a young girl, maybe 9 years old, looking at a silver sleigh-shaped salt cellar. The daughter of the cleaning woman, Daisyl is frightfully thin and very different, but delightful. She and Lori have a most mysterious conversation about a Russian prince who is being kept against his will.
This is more than a good read. It's super, and there's a lot to learn about life, too.