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Book 1, A Miss Seeton Mystery - A Miss Seeton Mystery Book 1

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“Actually—” Oh, dear, this was most embarrassing. It sounded so—so aggressive. But she must be exact. “Actually I was a little angry—at his rudeness, you know—so I poked him in the back...”

When Miss Seeton walks out after a performance of Carmen and witnesses a real-life stabbing, all she can recall is a shadowy figure. But how could she have guessed that her latest artistic endeavor is a picture-perfect portrait of the killer?

Her sketch puts her in a perilous position, for back at her recently inherited cottage in Plummergen village, she’s fated to be a sitting duck . . . for murder most foul!

Meet Miss Emily D. Seeton: retired art teacher Miss Seeton steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles. Armed with only her sketch pad and umbrella, she is every inch an eccentric English spinster and the most lovable and unlikely master of detection.

What people are saying about Miss Seeton:

“Miss Seeton is a hoot! I was torn between laughter and eye rolling with each page turn. The characters are loveable and thoroughly British. This is a perfect specimen of classic British mystery.“

“What a joy Miss Seeton is. Why did I wait so long to read them? Splashy characters, lovely setting, and just plain funny.”

“I've become a Miss Ess addict. Great characters that get better with each book. A must for anyone who loves a good British cozy with a twist, and surprising revelations of what a good brollie can do in a pinch.”

“What a great series. This is one of the best in English light reading mysteries.”

“All of the Miss Seeton books are a delight. Just fun reading.”

“LOVED this - the writing style is clever and unfolds much like a wonderful farce or a comedy of errors. You'll just fall in love with Miss Seeton - she's now my favorite British maiden aunt, and the supporting cast is a lot of fun too.”

“Very entertaining. Better than Miss Marple. Can't wait to read more.”

“Heron Carvic's inspired gentle satire of such elderly lady detectives as Miss Marple and Miss Silver is simply hilarious. Miss Seeton floats blithely through life, oblivious to the fact that she and her trusty umbrella are foiling bad guys at every turn.”

“Miss Seeton is a delightful sendup of the amateur sleuth. If your doctor has prescribed laughter as the best medicine, run and buy the entire series as fast as you can.”

“I fell in love with the character of Miss Seeton. It was a breath of fresh air compared to what is being written today.”

“How could you not love Miss Seeton?? So innocent, and kind. But, don't mess with her and her trusty umbrella!!”

“She drove me crazy then and she drives me crazy now, and yet, I will probably read the whole series again on my Kindle. There is something absolutely mesmerizing about this delightful lady . . . Will she ever wake up to the world

Editorial reviews:

“A most beguiling protagonist!” New York Times

“Miss Seeton gets into wild drama with fine touches of farce . . . This is a lovely mixture of the funny and the exciting.” San Francisco Chronicle

“This is not so much black comedy as black-currant comedy . . . You can’t stop reading. Or laughing.” The Sun

“Depth of description and lively characters bring this English village to life.” Publishers Weekly

“Fun to be had with a full cast of endearingly zany villagers. . . and the ever gently intuitive Miss Seeton.” Kirkus Reviews

“Miss Seeton is the most delightfully satisfactory character since Miss Marple.” Ogden Nash

“I think, on the whole, Miss Seeton is the most loveable and entertaining of any of today’s fiction detectives. May she live forever.” London Mystery Selection

Customer Reviews

Not so "Finest Hour", maybe

This book is a complete page turner! Couldn't put it down and ended up reading into the wee hours of the morning! Recommend to everyone!!

Burdensome to try to read unless you know French.

The author mixes phrases in French into her plot with no practical means of translation for the reader. I found this highly frustrating and insulting as a reader. I don't read French and the plot is not engaging enough to draw me into this book when there are do many others I could be reading.

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  • Category: Cozy
  • Published: May 05, 2016
  • Publisher: Prelude Books Ltd
  • Seller: Prelude Books Ltd
  • Print Length: 224 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, A Miss Seeton Mystery
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