Sweet Miss Seeton
Hamilton Crane, Heron Carvic
Sweet-natured Emily Seeton, retired art teacher and nowadays invaluable artist-aide to Scotland Yard, always tries to keep an open mind. But really, her feelings about the flamboyant Antony Scarlett, ‘the modern Rubens’ whose chosen medium is chocolate, and who is bullying her to sell her beloved cottage so he can fill it with the confection and knock it down, are anything but warm.
Yet Antony persists, and while infesting Plummergen he encounters lovely redheaded Tina Holloway, his rejected muse, here recovering from his ungallant treatment. Tina is proving a talented artist herself. Her drawings of the village, combined with Miss Seeton’s mysterious sketches, help local police Superintendent Brinton to uncover how elderly residents fall victim to a gang of heartless criminals . . .
Serene amidst every kind of skullduggery, this eccentric English spinster steps in where Scotland Yard stumbles, armed with nothing more than her sketchpad and umbrella!
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“Depth of description and lively characters bring this English village to life.” Publishers Weekly
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“Miss Seeton is the most delightfully satisfactory character since Miss Marple.” Ogden Nash
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