A Miss Seeton Mystery Picture Miss Seeton - Heron Carvic (Paperback) 23-03-2017 Short-listed for Edgar Award for Best Mystery: Finalist 1969.
"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 endeavour 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: this retired art teacher 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." "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." 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